Bank of America To Charge $5 Monthly Fee For Debit... →
What? This is messed up. I need advice on good, local, credit unions.
(via HennesyYoungman’s Channel - YouTube) I’m such a fan of Hennessy Youngman.
Being a Gentleman at the Office: The Dos and... →
I’m such a firm believer in old-timey business etiquette (handshakes, never bringing your personal life to work, etc.), but I’m noticing that these concepts seem alien to a lot of friends and colleagues. Maybe I’m just a dinosaur!
I Love My Curly Hair, Deal With It « Thought... →
I was a chronic straightener until I got bilateral carpal tunnel and had to stop. It took a long time to be okay with my ridiculously curly hair.
A lot of you know that I LOVE getting messages from readers, because most of you are so smart and interesting. I opened this message and I must’ve laughed for five minutes. Aside from the fact that Jordan’s note starts in the best way possible, it looks like his next project, Barn Burn #1, has a lot of potential. Hello Sarah, My name is Jordan Wayne Long and I’m writing because...
(via Jim Henson Was America’s Greatest Surrealist | Motherboard) Simon and I were watching this just the other day. I have no doubt in my mind that Henson was inspired by, and was inspiring to, artists associated with Fluxus. Maybe someday I’ll get to dig into Henson’s correspondence archives!
The occupation, which was initially spurred by a loose alliance between...– When Occupy Wall Street Got Real | Motherboard I’m very interested in knowing what’ll happen with this.
According to Ms. Zimmer, it is also cost-effective: $34,000 is spent annually to...– For Mothers Facing Prison, Drew House in Brooklyn Offers Alternative - NYTimes.com This is a really inspiring model for rehabilitation! I’m having a really cheesy morning, so you’ll have to forgive me.
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When I don’t have time to blog (more often than not, unfortunately), I tweet. I’m @dinosaurrparty. Let’s be friends?
Thomas Dolby - Tickets - Hollywood Forever - Los... →
Totally curious about what it would be like to hear Thomas Doldby lecturing about transmedia at a cemetery. Thomas Dolby was an indelible part of the electronic music landscape on both sides of the Atlantic in the ’80s. The Zelig of synthpop, he was seemingly there or thereabouts at all points of that crucial decade. He enjoyed huge solo success with the singles “She Blinded Me With Science” and...
more random thoughts: the artist is kinda present →
An interesting response to The Artist is Present: as part of the opening day events of escape from new york, an xiao performed the artist is kinda present: a response to the current marina abramovic performance: the artist is present at MoMA. on arriving, i was immediately struck by how an had created a space so evocative…
Since the early ’90s, the college’s “Voices of the Class” program has brought to...– Your Admissions Essay, Live on Stage - NYTimes.com Like a grown-up version of Mortified!
My Family’s Experiment in Extreme Schooling -... →
Three American kids’ experience at an all-Russian language school. Seems kind of magical.
The Artist Is Present →
Just in case you haven’t played the adventure game based on the Marina Abramovic piece.
The world's funniest analogies →
“Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.” Too funny.
Zombies Run! Kickstarter-funded mobile game about... →
As players run, they receive audio cues that indicate their proximity to zombies.
Video Games M.C. Escher Would Love | Motherboard →
Nice to see mentions of Fez and Miegakure in here.
Bushman Lives: A New Serialization by Daniel... →
Oh I am so excited to read this. Daniel Pinkwater was one of my favorite writers growing up. Have you guys ever read The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death? It’s so special.
The signs, having long outlived their intended use, are now “an embarrassment,”...– Silver Lake council says “No” to “No Cruising” signs — The Eastsider LA Wow, I thought the no cruising signs were meant to prevent gang violence, not same-sex friend-finding. Turns out that in Silverlake, they were posted to prevent the latter, and now they’re being taken down. Good.
Those tax incentives — a collection of deductions, write-offs and credits mostly...– Rich Tax Breaks Bolster Video Game Makers - NYTimes.com I’m sure the videogame industry’s relationship with the military doesn’t hurt much, either.
(via Some Walker highlights | machine project) This is pretty much exactly why I want to be a curator.
(via Tommy Santee Klaws Machine Member House Tour | machine project)
For people with a condition that some scientists call misophonia, mealtime can...– For People With Misophonia, a Chomp or a Slurp May Cause Rage - NYTimes.com I hate when I can hear people’s gum. Does that mean I have misophonia?
Several of Dvorak’s readers figured nerd had something to do with Mortimer...– Birth of the nerd - Boston.com A fascinating article on the etymology of the word “nerd,” surely a topic many of you are heavily invested in.