1. 00:04 30th Dec 2011

    notes: 368

    reblogged from: annekalaurel


     
  2. thiscitycalledearth:

by Ian Howells, London.
     
  3. 00:21

    notes: 744

    reblogged from: firsttimeuser

    tags: black and+whiteVivian MaierNYCfav


    firsttimeuser:

Sunday, April 4, 1955, New York by Vivian Maier
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    firsttimeuser:

    Sunday, April 4, 1955, New York by Vivian Maier

    (gallery)

     
  4. Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law - Season 3 - Episode 11

    Starring Stephen Colbert as Phil Ken Sebben

     
  5. Jeremy Clarkson offends, who cares.

    Apparently Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear fame has found himself in another bit of hot water, whatever the fuck that phrase even means anymore, after comments he made on the shows recent special that found the trio travelling to India.

    The Guardian, which devoted a lengthy article to the news, said Jeremy “made a string of jokes about Indian food, clothes, toilets, trains, and even the country’s history.”

    The show was watched by 5 million people when it aired Wednesday night. Jeremy’s comments (which were so bad apparently that British tabloid “The Daily Star” plastered it on their front page and had a double-page spread about it on Friday) garnered 23 complaints to the BBC.

    In the comments section of the Guardian’s article, one reader noted:

    Surely this headline should have read… Top Gear Xmas Episode watched by 5 million people 0.00046% of viewers complain.

    In other words the same percentage of the world population who get offended by the use of the word toast when presented with warmed bread.

    Makes one wonder why anyone gets offended by what Jeremy says anymore.

     
  6. 13:57

    notes: 22

    tags: articlenytimesopinion


    The urgency of slowing down — to find the time and space to think — is nothing new, of course, and wiser souls have always reminded us that the more attention we pay to the moment, the less time and energy we have to place it in some larger context. “Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for our miseries,” the French philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote in the 17th century, “and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.” He also famously remarked that all of man’s problems come from his inability to sit quietly in a room alone.

    When telegraphs and trains brought in the idea that convenience was more important than content — and speedier means could make up for unimproved ends — Henry David Thoreau reminded us that “the man whose horse trots a mile in a minute does not carry the most important messages.” Even half a century ago, Marshall McLuhan, who came closer than most to seeing what was coming, warned, “When things come at you very fast, naturally you lose touch with yourself.” Thomas Merton struck a chord with millions, by not just noting that “Man was made for the highest activity, which is, in fact, his rest,” but by also acting on it, and stepping out of the rat race and into a Cistercian cloister.

     
  7. 14:23

    notes: 81

    reblogged from: cheatsheet

    tags: ObamaBirthercoffee mugs


    cheatsheet:

joshsternberg:

President Obama is selling these “Made in the USA” mugs on his “Obama for America 2012” website. 

Can we get one for Matt Romney? 

    cheatsheet:

    joshsternberg:

    President Obama is selling these “Made in the USA” mugs on his “Obama for America 2012” website. 

    Can we get one for Matt Romney

    (Source: joshsternberg)

     
  8. 14:27

    notes: 214

    reblogged from: fuckyeahvintage-retro


    fuckyeahvintage-retro:

The 7th Avenue in NYC, 1945.

    fuckyeahvintage-retro:

    The 7th Avenue in NYC, 1945.

     
  9. 15:38

    notes: 516

    reblogged from: joshsternberg

    tags: politics


    liberalsarecool:

Chart Of The Year

“What’s also important, but not evident, on this chart is that Obama’s  major expenses were temporary — the stimulus is over now — while Bush’s  were, effectively, recurring. The Bush tax cuts didn’t just lower  revenue for 10 years. It’s clear now that they lowered it indefinitely,  which means this chart is understating their true cost. Similarly, the  Medicare drug benefit is costing money on perpetuity, not just for two  or three years. And Boehner, Ryan and others voted for these laws and,  in some cases, helped to craft and pass them.
To relate this specifically to the debt-ceiling debate, we’re  not raising the debt ceiling because of the new policies passed in the  past two years. We’re raising the debt ceiling because of the  accumulated effect of policies passed in recent decades, many of them  under Republicans. It’s convenient for whichever side isn’t in power, or  wasn’t recently in power, to blame the debt ceiling on the other party.  But it isn’t true.” - Ezra Klein

    liberalsarecool:

    Chart Of The Year

    “What’s also important, but not evident, on this chart is that Obama’s major expenses were temporary — the stimulus is over now — while Bush’s were, effectively, recurring. The Bush tax cuts didn’t just lower revenue for 10 years. It’s clear now that they lowered it indefinitely, which means this chart is understating their true cost. Similarly, the Medicare drug benefit is costing money on perpetuity, not just for two or three years. And Boehner, Ryan and others voted for these laws and, in some cases, helped to craft and pass them.

    To relate this specifically to the debt-ceiling debate, we’re not raising the debt ceiling because of the new policies passed in the past two years. We’re raising the debt ceiling because of the accumulated effect of policies passed in recent decades, many of them under Republicans. It’s convenient for whichever side isn’t in power, or wasn’t recently in power, to blame the debt ceiling on the other party. But it isn’t true.” - Ezra Klein