Right here is all the evidence you need for why... →
link via Spytap, who adds at the end: “Take notes people”. That would include those running companies today that feel a justifiable response to a complaint is, “Just don’t hold it that way”. We live in the future people. Not only because of the technological advancements, but also in the fact that that the technology is being provided by those—for the most...
Listicle Without Commentary: 21 Songs That Prove... →
The Awl with a list about new music. Problem is I hate lists & I don’t know Maura Johnston, the compiler of said list. Maybe you do & maybe that means this list is really good. Maybe even pretty great. However. However, Justin Bieber is the first song. For some reason I just can’t imagine myself taking an introspective stroll along the sandy beaches of my current vacation spot...
Technical Difficulties of the Day: Internet Down
thedailywhat: Roofers severed my connection (don’t ask). Comcast says it can’t send anyone out until tomorrow morning. Pray for my sanity. Or, call me crazy, you could just read reddit for yourself, rather than second hand.
They couldn’t have been spies…Look what she did with the hydrangeas.– -Suburban neighbor of two recently accused Russian spies. (via giz) (via waksays) They were truly Americanized
major nypd helicopter activity/exercises on the...
biteofpythias: circling boats, very low flying, etc… pirates? Probably running through some pre-4th of July prep. The pirates are down on Wall St.
got a sec? do me a favor. →
sarazucker: please and thanks. love you, by the way. This one as well. You know, just in case you’re sitting there today with your black shoes & brown belt thinking that you really should start paying a bit more attention to fashion.
let's go, you c-suckers
asie: i’m trying to fill my God-sized hole with tumblr tuesday recommendations (comedian, retard) click it or ticket Do it. I’m a tough critic but she is very funny(even though this would have been funnier if it had not been post-edited to a pg-13 version) Full Disclosure(s): I have already voted for her in the past for this category if you are wondering. I used today’s vote for...
Can Tumbler start a category in the Directory for...
I feel I could really excel in that area.
The Will Leitch Experience: A Thought On Lara... →
And this whole mess. Lara Logan is obviously wrong — whatever your thoughts about Taibbi, his “Excuse me, fellas, I know we’re all having fun and all, but you’re saying things that may not be in your best interest!” line is dead-on and devastating — but I suspect she secretly knows she’s wrong…. Couldn’t agree more. Obviously Will’s opinion is much more well informed than...
Washington Post prints the 30 questions Rolling... →
soupsoup: This is kind of a stunning amount of transparency. Example: 30.) Did Gen. McChrystal vote for President Obama? [The reporter tells me that this info originates from McChrystal himself.] IMPORTANT — PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE THIS — THIS IS PERSONAL AND PRIVATE INFORMATION AND UNREALTED TO HIS JOB. IT WOULD BE INAPPROPRIATE TO SHARE. MY REASON FOR THIS IS IT WOULD PRESENT AN UNDUE...
baxterp2: Please explain to me why it’s physically IMPOSSIBLE to eat anything with mustard without getting it all over yourself. Ketchup is manageable but mustard practically leaps off of whatever you’re eating to smear itself on your fingers, face or clothing. WHY? These are exactly the type of issues I will be researching while on vacation!! I am going to grill a dog & a burger up...
iPhone 4 Chronicles: You just can't make this...
Me(at 5: 15 PM): Hello
Abby at Radio Shack: Hi, is this Thomas?
Me: Yes it is
A@RS: Hi Thomas, are you still looking for the iPhone 4?
Me: Yeah, definitely
A@RS: Well good news, we have one for you if you want it.
A@RS: Would you like us to hold it?
Me: Yeah, do you need my credit card or anything
A@RS: Nope, just come in before we close
Me: On my way
Me: (at 6:05, 50 mins later) Hey, I'm Tom, here for the phone
Guy unpacking box: : (points to woman behind the counter, Abby)
A@RS: (in process of selling an iPhone 4) Umm, I didn't know this guy was coming in, sorry
Bro wearing an Affliction t-shirt: Sorry, dude
A@RS: We didn't know he was coming in, sorry.
Me: So that's it? (trying to remain calm so as to not act like an asshole)
A@RS: Yeah, um, we just didn't know this guy would show up
Me: I really don;t understand but, whatever...so am I still on the "list" at least?
A@RS: Yeah, I'll personally put you first
Me: But you already "personally" called me and held the phone only to sell it from under me. So how do I now...
A@RS: Sorry, have a nice night!
Help me show up..in the comedians directory..its... →
(via paulyshore) Do it for the we-ea-sel bu-uu-uuuddy
In which AT&T goes out of their way to infuriate...
ATT: Is this Thomas?
Me: Yes it is
ATT: Hi this is Carolyn from AT&T, how are you today?
ATT: Thomas I am calling because we had emailed back & forth last week about the iPhone 4
Me: Yup, what's up?
ATT: Well I am happy to inform you that the order status has changed
Me: Yeah it has. Now it's the 29th
ATT: Actually sir it's now available again for pre-order on our site
Me: Seriously? You're kidding right?
ATT: No sir. I saved your info because I thought you made a good point about informing existing customers as soon as it became available again.
Me: (now jumping on site & going to iphone 4 page) So how do I order this?
ATT: Just click where it says "availability"
Me: Um, I just did and it says the same message about the 29th
ATT: Really? Hold on for a second. Oh. Oops. hahah...literally while we were talking we got another message changing it back to the 29th
ATT: Well I guess I'll let you know if it changes back but you can always keep refreshing the page to see for yourself.
Me: Nah, that's okay.
ATT: Okay then
Me: Is this where I should thank you for providing great customer service for almost an entire minute??
ATT: No need to thank me sir, it was my pleasure
One of the best Audio/Video/Gadget sites I've ever... →
It’s called OneCall.com & I used them to buy the Dr. Dre ‘Studio’ HD Headphones I blogged about earlier in the week. I’ve been eyeing them for a while and two weeks ago Amazon alerted me that the price for a new pair dropped from $299—a price I wasn’t going to pay—to $215. Of course I hesitated by a couple of hours and the deal was gone. I then...
Most Americans know that the U.S. economy is in bad shape, but what most...– The Greatest Depression has just begun (via azspot) !!!!!!! (via tanya77 ) TV’s Justine Bateman is not making my day any easier to get through. (via youngmanhattanite) You know YM is having tough times when they refer to Tanya77 as, “TV’s Justine Bateman”, rather than, “New Media/Digital...
Tumblr Hates Us
mydamnchannel: We know, we know… they’re working on it. But we couldn’t log on at all yesterday, and we queued up a bunch of posts for today and they’ve all been eaten. We are loathe to write new ones in case the old ones should magically reappear and confuse everyone. So we are on a little Tumblr strike. Hopefully we’ll be back later this afternoon. Until then, watch Michael Urie make fun...
newsweek: john: (via nytimes) Whoa, hello there NYTimes Yeesh. Looks like we’re going to have to ramp up our game. It’s like watching a game of Print Journalism musical chairs. Last one to join Tumblr has to start a Typepad instead.
My Dad's got jokes
My Dad is a former IBM’er, 30+ years, and he and his buddies have all retired or do the occasional consult on a project, via contract. Every day, and I mean every day, they send jokes via email to one another as a way of keeping in touch after working with one another for so long. Most of the jokes are pretty over the top or just the type of political nonsense you & I see on Facebook....
Iran sending Revolutionary Guard ship to Gaza -... →
negevrockcity: #thiswillendwell The fact that Sec. of State Clinton & the President have a seemingly good working relationship—putting all of the campaign nonsense behind them—is comforting in times like this. Afghanistan/Gaza/Iraq is not a trio of issues you want blowing up in your face all at once. With those issues and the Gulf all needing to be juggled, this Summer is...
Oh, and memo to social media outlets. If you... →
Free service should no longer mean we need to lower the bar for our expectations. Or think scheduling maintenance—that seem to always make things worse—during high traffic times is a good idea
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?!?!?!?!?!
Jay Parkinson + MD + MPH = a doctor in NYC: Just... →
iamboz: … Give me a bit…I’m working on this issue— designing the ideal health experience— right now as a matter of fact! But the real issue here is that YOU are not the doctor’s customer. Customers are people who purchase goods and/or services. So if you used your insurance today to pay for… c’mon Doc, that’s kind of a shitty answer. Actually, it’s pretty much...
Deepwater Drilling Ban Lifted by New Orleans... →
adamiss: Wait… what? A federal judge in New Orleans, Louisiana, has blocked a six-month federal moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf. Several dozen plaintiffs had sued President Barack Obama’s administration, arguing the ban would create long-term economic harm to their businesses. Obama ordered the moratorium after the April 20 explosion of an oil rig off Louisiana that...
Two more things on McChrystal(and then the...
Anyone who has followed the General’s career—all eleven of us—probably can’t help but think for a moment that maybe there is some karma involved in all of this, especially considering the way he covered up the Pat Tillman death. That story, and the General’s involvement in covering it up, was somewhat overlooked by the press. Maybe there is some justice in the fact...
What if Gen. McChrystal is spot-on with his...
Sure, he shouldn’t have been dim-witted enough to think that a reporter for the Rolling Stone wouldn’t report his words verbatim. I mean holy shit, THE FUCKIN’ ROLLING STONE. Hell, he will be damn lucky if this doesn’t become a hit HBO mini-series in 2012 with Scott Glenn playing the lead role. Yet dumb doesn’t always equate to wrong. The American public—forget...
Obama 'furious' over McChrystal 'wimps' article →
youngmanhattanite: today: newsweek: (via today) Not to pick on Today, but really, how else is Obama supposed to act? If the hed said “Obama ‘totally stoked’ over McChrystal ‘wimps’ article,” now that would be news… Glass houses, Newsweek: Newsweek: Top U.S. General in Afghanistan Under Fire for Testy Magazine Profile ‘Testy’? You call that testy? Wood War! Axes swung! Smell that?...
New burger creation nearly triples KFC’s Double... →
jaimeleigh: The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Burger Melt, from Friendly’s. That’s right. A burger with a bun made of two grilled cheese sandwiches. Y’all aren’t going to stop until you get a burger enclosed by a bun made of lard and butter and cheese and bacon with pockets of the grease they used to deep fry it, are you? We will not stop until we have a chicken, inside a pig, inside a cow. Deep...