‘Empire Carpet Man’ Elmer Lynn Hauldren dead at... →
You will be missed, Empire Carpet Man. (though I guess they have enough of his voice recorded to make him say any phrase that might ever be uttered in any future Empire Carpet commercial. Just like when they replaced his with a cartoon) I very vividly the time I realized that the Empire Carpet man wasn’t just a Chicago thing. It was my first time in New York City and I was driving down...
danah boyd | apophenia » Tumblr disappeared me… →
Her bio describes what I’d one day like to study when I grow-up: “Buzzwords in my world include: public/private, identity, context, youth culture, social network sites, social media.”
DMB Caravan Comes to Governors Island and the... →
Wow, the DMB “Warehouse” is still around.
“One Size Fits Nobody” | Pat's Papers →
a Gap size two is equal to a Banana Republic size eight
Spiersblr: Changing The Ratio (By Putting Your... →
Well said on pretty much every level. I, too, usually hate this Change the Ratio shit. Stop talking, start acting, and just do it. But when I read the description for this panel, it did feel like the conversation is starting to go in the right direction re: all this women in tech BS: “Is a lack of female coders the same as a lack of women in the field of technology? We say no.” ...
War Photographer Tim Hetherington Dies In Libya... →
We lost a good journalist today. Acclaimed photojournalist Tim Hetherington was killed during a mortar attack in Libya today while reporting on the ongoing battle between the insane Quaddafi forces and the rebel uprising.
At a Federal Mob Trial, Food Is a Recurring Theme... →
Is there a tour of mob assassination locations in NY? I want to go on it.
Thanks for checking in on my facebook page. Hopefully, you are a fan of WGN Morning News, but if not, maybe this smokin’ hot picture will change your mind. Or not. “Status” updates are not exactly my strength, but if you check in occasionally, I’ll do my best to update any big events happening on the show. Just don’t expect me to tell you how I’m feeling today. If you watch the show, you should...
21 Club - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia →
Although raided by police numerous times during Prohibition, the two were never caught. As soon as a raid began, a system of levers was used to tip the shelves of the bar, sweeping the liquor bottles through a chute and into the city’s sewers. The bar also included a secret wine cellar, which was accessed through a hidden door in a brick wall which opened into the basement of the building...
Languages Grew From a Seed in Africa, Study Says -... →
According to police, Angelina Barnes drowned the cat, sliced open its belly,...– What was that quote I read a while ago, about Lady Gaga saying all her fans are angels, peaceful people? (I know I know, there are crazies everywhere) Woman Mutilates Cat for Lady Gaga Costume
NPR’s Andy Carvin, tweeting the Middle East - The... →
A social media job that makes sense: At a given moment, Carvin may be tweeting links to fresh video from Libyan rebels, photos of street protests in Bahrain or the highlights of a NATO news conference. His followers, in turn, point him to more material — on-the-ground accounts of the government crackdown in Yemen, breaking reports from Tahrir Square, the latest from Jordan or Syria.
Straight Outta Compton? | Life Times →
Well, we could always agree on Biggie. SC: Speed round: Miles or Coltrane? GP: Miles SC: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? GP: Beatles SC: Patsy Cline or Billie Holiday? GP: Billie H SC: Biggie or PAC? GP: Biggie by miles SC:Michael or Prince? GP: Prince!
Why Are We Still Talking Like This?
I’m watching the Today Show and some American Idol chick named who got voted off last weke much to everyone’s surprise is on. Her name’s Pia. They just showed a clip and yeah she was really good (c’mon, how can “I’ll Stand By You” not get to you?), so I can see how it’s surprising. I guess how American Idol works is that America votes on the bottom 3...
Much of the information in the files was already known to Biggie assassination...– I think it’s time for “Notorious II” to come out. New FBI Files Reveal That Biggie Was Killed…By Someone: Gothamist
50 yards from nature's fury - CNN.com →
So jealous. I love storms. I sincerely hope to spend my retirement chasing tornados.
Kerry [Wood], that you came back to this team after playing for the New York...– Chicago Cubs Can’t Believe They’re Doing This Again | The Onion Sports Network