Here’s Seth Meyers brutalizing Donald Trump (verbally). Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpy
Huffington Post’s Jason Linkins is starting a collection for whoever will tousle Donald Trump’s hair. He’s got over a grand committed. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpx
A reporter who has long known Trump speculates that, perhaps, “his compulsive ugliness is self-propagating.” There’s certainly evidence for that. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpw
Michele Bachmann, on the national debt: “[T]here is no analogy to that horrific action,” she said, referring to the Holocaust. “But only to say, we are seeing eclipsed in front of our eyes a similar death and a similar taking away.” Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpv
I was thinking about making something and then didn’t. But I made this picture of a blabbering Donald Trump. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpu
Phaedra has a good piece up at TheGrio, looking at the overlap of the tornado zone with deep poverty. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpt
MSNBC’s smart system for relaying - and attributing - breaking news. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bps
“I take one everywhere I take my penis!!” Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpr
In this satellite photo of post-tornado Tuscaloosa, it’s remarkable how clearly demarcated the path of destruction is. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpq
How Donald Trump’s bluster could have resulted in the execution of an innocent man. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpp
Wiz Khalifa gives a shout-out to Green For All. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpo
Some cycle in American culture has completed its loop: Q-Tip is performing tonight at Tammany Hall.
The Saints’ first-round draft pick reacts to his father’s words of support. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpm
A surly member of clan Astor in the news - though for a pretty adorable reason. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpl
The new Instagram ecosystem: have your pictures made into books, into postcards, or framed. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpk
The Times’ style institution, Bill Cunningham, discusses style at previous notable weddings. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpj
More fascinating, detail-choked footage of New York City, circa early-to-mid-1980s. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpi
Maybe I have birtherism on my mind - but how was Superman an American citizen in the first place? He can’t take the citizenship test without raising eyebrows in Smallville, and he’s quite literally an alien. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bph
How a photo of Michelle Obama caused the American media to forget about Occam’s razor. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpg
In which a duckling terrorizes a Jack Russell. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpf
It’s that time again! Here’s how you filter the hashtag #nerdprom out of your Tweetdeck feed. And you may enjoy my rant about why I hate that name. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpe
This will surprise you: Donald Trump was once sued by the Dept. of Justice for discriminatory housing practices. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpd
The Times’ interactive map of the past week’s tornadoes is alarming - especially since it basically makes an arrow pointing at the Big Apple. And sure enough - this afternoon, the remnants of yesterday’s storms blanketed the city in jet-black clouds. Not appealing. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpc
The Atlantic’s In Focus documents yesterday’s storm and its aftermath. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bpb
There are no more arbiters of truth. … So whatever you can prove factually, somebody else can find something else and point to it with enough ferocity to get people to believe it. We’ve crossed some Rubicon into the unknown. That’s Robert Gibbs, late of the White House. Dave Weigel breaks down the evolution of the birth certificate issue - but Gibbs’ point is what makes the...
Tips for DC residents: what vegetarians can eat at the ballpark and HowFuckedIsMetro.com. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bp9
Before getting on the plane this morning, I added a number of articles to Instapaper via Longform.org. Some great, great stuff. Lost in the Waves: heart-breaking. My Mom Couldn’t Cook: more heart-breaking. A Bunny Thing Happened: An Oral History of the Playboy Clubs: self-explanatory. On the Set of Apocalypse Now: a contemporaneous history of the making of the movie. Welcome to the Far...
Twenty-five reported dead after severe tornadoes in Alabama. Here’s a feed of Twitter accounts from reporters on the ground there. Flew over this storm system today. Turbulent air all the way to the upper limit of what the plane could fly. (First link, @antderosa; second, @brianstelter.) Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bp7
James Fallows has a terrific analysis of today’s birthcertifimania. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bp6
The three primary reasons people ignore climate change. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bp5
China’s hometown of Visalia, California, has the third-worst air in the country. Congrats! Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bp4
This picture doesn’t look that offensive, right? Wait until you see the story it’s illustrating. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bp3
The B-side to the Olsens’ “Pizza”: Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bp2
Unintentionally sexual church signs. Ah, innocence. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bp1
In a stunning expose, Wonkette discovers that Chuck Norris’ op-eds are often plagiarized. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bp0
Ooh, fun. A website that allows you to create random code simply by typing randomly - just like in the movies! Full post: http://p-bu.mp/boz
How is no one else amused that the Fed’s first-ever press conference coincides with Ron Paul declaring his candidacy?
Love Jon Stewart - but not when he goes for the easy joke over substantive critique. Tonight, for example: a segment lampooning the attention Trump is getting by cherry-picking early Presidential poll results to show how tenuous any lead this far out is. Sounds reasonable - even sensible. But the problem is that Nate Silver - perhaps the most renowned and respected student of poll science -...
Here is Vladimir Putin kissing a Russian Orthodox priest. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bow
The history of the Tigers’ D. The 1915-16 one is fantastic. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bov
Someone made a documentary about Steve Bartman, Catching Hell. Don’t know who that is? Then you probably won’t like the movie. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bou
On the same day that the National Journal has a story about the attempts by Mexican cartels to bribe American law enforcement, a mass grave is discovered - in which few of the 177 victims were shot. Many were dragged off tour busses; many were killed with a sledgehammer found in with the corpses. Primitive supply and demand; brutal laissez-faire capitalism. Just legalize the shit already. Full...
Winning Democratic platform: increased taxes on those making $500k or more, no cuts to Medicare/Social Security, end subsidies for oil. Bonus: balances the budget.
After Gov. Perry’s weekend of praying for rain - it worked! In one city. Palestine. (Also, Tyler.) Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bor
The full new Beastie Boys album is now available for streaming online. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/boq
The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal wasn’t overly worried about data privacy concerns with his iPhone. Until he saw how much data was accessible. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bop
The law firm retained by the House GOP to fight in defense of anti-gay marriage legislation has decided not to do so. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/boo
On a keyboard made of fat, a group of Latvian birds are making regular updates to their Twitter account, @hungry_birds. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bom
A film shot from a Barcelona streetcar in 1908. Full post: http://p-bu.mp/bol