To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who most want to rule...– Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (via orphicfiddler)
Asking And Telling The President →
In anticipation of the September 20 end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, GQ interviewed gay soldiers from the past 70 years about their experiences. From a Marine on White House duty: Since I’m a single officer in the Marine barracks and I’ve got the highest security clearance you can get, I also serve at the White House in close quarters with President Bush and President Obama at social events....
When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty...– Steve Jobs (via stewartmccoy)
Don’t use the word “retarded”. It is just so totally uncool to use the word...– Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
When someone works for less pay than she can live on…she has made a great...– Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (via squeetothegee)
Pretty sure we just had an earthquake.
justinalcon: section9: jasencomstock: yes and how fun was that! it was a cute one too!! it was in NYC as well. My first that was crazy. Whoa. I thought folks in the building were just moving something huge! Earthquake? In NYC? Dude, the disaster movie I’m writing is looking realer all the time…
It’s a vivid, wild-eyed dream—think Burning Man as reimagined by Ayn Rand’s John...– The Billionaire King of Techtopia (via ayjay) No matter how well-intentioned, these schemes always bring to mind slave labor. Sure, the highly-compensated employees as free to leave as they please. How about the toilet scrubbers, cafeteria workers, and window cleaners? All businesses need these...
THERE’S a near-total disconnect between our real, large, urgent problems and the...– Jesse Kornbluth (via azspot)
Huge cache of looted goods found in London ...
socialismartnature: “They found a building in London full of looted goods. It’s called the British Museum.”
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“Customer service personnel often place a mirror on their desk so that they can look at themselves while speaking to customers on the phone. Watching themselves as they talk serves as a reminder to smile more while talking to customers, because when you smile while speaking, it impacts the voice such that customers can ‘hear’ the smile, making the customer service representative sound warmer...
iamateenagefeminist: navybluecigarettes replied to your post: Tonight I Felt Ugly “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” It makes sense that Roald Daul was my favorite author as a...
The latest from Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi: Is... →
My goal is not to wake up at age 40 with the bitter realization that I have...– Daria (via squeetothegee)