A homeowner in southern Ontario says she knew she had a “sweet mess” on her...– Honey leaking from ceiling leads to discovery of 80,000 bees inside Ontario home - The Globe and Mail / Strange things afoot in Canada. (via gwendabond) I would be both thrilled and frightened to live there. (via infanttyrone)
Hello, Twitter Friends
Last night I noticed I could check my Twitter list against Tumblr and found 75 friends from Twitter and followed you here. Hello!
Do you have any advice for other social media editors out there who might want to make a similar transition some day? I think not limiting yourself to just being the social media person. It sometimes might mean you have to work even longer hours, but it’s really good to still know all those old journalism skills — good copy editing, having good news judgment, being able to write a news update...
An Open Letter to Chicago Tech Companies →
I thought I’d stir the pot a little and wrote this letter asking Chicago tech companies to stop being polite and start getting real recruiting.
Mitt Romney told Jewish donors Monday that their culture is part of what has...– The New York Daily News, “Romney Outrages Palestinians by Saying Jewish Culture Helps Make Israel More Successful.” Every day you think “Man, that Mitt Romney is such an insensitive, out-of-touch pandering lout!” he outdoes himself. (via inothernews) As the wise Terry once stated “The Romney...
The people who need to be educated about rape are our men and boys. They need to...– Who is a rapist? | Megan Carpentier | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
part of my open letter to the Chicago tech scene
Dear Chicago Tech Scene, Stop being polite and start courting. Mid-western values make us say things like, “I’ll let them get the election out of the way first and then I’ll ask this developer to stay.” The CEOs and CTOs on the coasts aren’t being polite and when the Obama for America office closes, Chicago is going to say goodbye to all that talent. I’m not in the tech scene anymore, but I’d...
Since we’re on the subject, let me close with this: the political hate machine...– Politics, careers and why haters are irrelevant. « The BrandBuilder Blog
May their memories be a blessing
Wrestling coach Moshe Weinberg, 32 Weightlifter Yossef Romano, 32 Weightlifter Ze’ev Friedman, 28 Weightlifter David Berger, 28 Weightlifting judge Yakov Springer, 51 Wrestler Eliezer Halfin, 24 Wrestling referee Yossef Gutfreund, 40 Shooting coach Kehat Shorr, 53 Wrestler Mark Slavin, 18 Fencing coach Andre Spitzer, 27 Track coach Amitzur Shapira, 40 May their memories be a blessing. ...
[If] a woman in a Batman shirt ever speaks to you at a convention without having...– ‘Fake Geek Girls’: How Geek Gatekeeping Is Bad For Business - Forbes (via @pensandpaws)
In the years leading up to World War I, King and her three closest...– Paris Review – Where Daisy Buchanan Lived, Jason Diamond
In a 1940 letter to his daughter written six months before his death, F. Scott...– Paris Review – Where Daisy Buchanan Lived, Jason Diamond
This week I’ve seen debate, judgment and shaming of the choices that a few...– My Parenting Mistakes - mom.me Go read the whole post. She beautifully captures what I couldn’t express when I saw people blaming the Aurora parents for taking their kids to the midnight showing.
My problem with that particular circumstance was, why was it that this couple...– Etiquette for Seat Switching - On the Road - NYTimes.com
BBC, you disappoint me. You’re manufacturing news when you should be reporting...– BBC, I’m the capital of your mom | Benji Lovitt | Ops & Blogs | The Times of Israel
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The Collective Consequence When Inclusion is... →
Joe Paterno Was A Dictator: Penn State Deserved... →
The pancreatic cancer community is going to be absolutely thrilled that...– First Female U.S. Astronaut, Sally Ride, Comes Out In Obituary
"Lawyering up" is not a crime →
michaelgizzi: Woke up this morning to the Bloomington Pantagraph’s headline of how the Aurora shooter is not cooperating with police. Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates is quoted “He lawyered up. He’s not talking to us,” the chief said. It could be months before they learn the motive behind the shootings that… Click through and read the whole post.
DENVER STANDUP SHOWS POSTPONED
azizisbored: Due to the tragedy in Aurora, we have postponed my Denver shows to 8/11. My thoughts are with the victims & their families. Truly awful. The rescheduled shows will be on 8/11. All purchased tickets for tomorrow nights performance will be valid for the new date. If you need refunds, they are available at the venue or by contacting CustomerService@TicketHorse.com or...
Those Pitchfork people are very much about social codes, very much about whether...– Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan: What I Learned as a Rock Star - The Daily Beast (via skeskali2)
It’s a strange product of infatuation, she thinks. To want to tell someone about...– Alexis M. Smith, Glaciers (via naisae)