McDonald's Hamburgers Don't Age →
Things that are made from organic material age and decay, especially when they stop being alive. A piece of home-baked bread, say, left on your kitchen counter, will get moldy relatively fast. Lord knows what some ground beef would smell like after a week. But the artist Sally Davies has been photographing one McDonald’s hamburger and fries every day for 137 days. They look basically...
National Parks Infinite Photo →
“Zoom in on a spectacular national park photo to reveal hundreds more photos making up the original. Then zoom again at each level for an endless array of images.” Have fun!
Levi Johnston files letter of intent to run for... →
american-apologies: Via CNN: “Levi Johnston filed paperwork on Friday that confirms his intent to run for office in Wasilla, Alaska – presumably for the same office Sarah Palin held until 2002. Filing a letter of intent is typically the first step local politicians take when seeking elected office. Johnston’s filing permits him to accept campaign contributions. ‘Loving Levi: The Road to...
I genuinely understand why people find comfort in religion. I would love to...– Atheism and Death. | Unreasonable Faith
Virginia - Soldiers Said They Were Punished for... →
I find hope in the words of two American strippers interviewed by the Wall...– Ten things I know about the mosque - Roger Ebert’s Journal
A Measure Of Levity « Texas Liberal →
I want a pinwheel on my grave!
Political scientists: Why Americans can believe... →
The comments on this blog post practically prove the premise.
An illustration of one of the problems with “domestic partnerships” and DOMA. Thank You For Your Call on Vimeo (via Vimeo)
But amid the 1st Amendment outcry from both Palin and Schlessinger, there’s...– Social media wrap: Sarah Palin backs Dr. Laura on 1st Amendment — but is it a constitutional issue? | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times
Daily Kos blogger Homogenius wrote last night to point out that the red-caped...– Joe. My. God.: Red-Caped Nutters: When You Don’t Like The Poll Result, Just Edit The Choices
Forbes: Texas' Economic Freedom Ranking Has Fallen... →
The 10 Dumbest Maggie Gallagher Quotes →
Just a little something to make you feel old →
Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List. It provides a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall.
Critics of birthright citizenship cite poll numbers and recent laws passed by...– Yglesias Award Nominee - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
Next time someone mentions this controversy to you, ask them how far away this...– AT-AT Walker, Texas Ranger: So do I have thoughts on this whole mosque thing?
Those immigrants aren’t coming here to have babies and they aren’t coming here...– Born In The USA, Ctd - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
Trailer Trash Dinner?
When It’s This Hot… Scroll down to “All the Beav that’s Fit to Print.” I can’t clearly articulate why right now, but this rubs me the wrong way. Maybe I’ll be able to explain more about why that is later. Thoughts?
This notion that the elite’s responsibility is to preach values they do...– The Unique Quality Of “Lifelong Heterosexual Monogamy” Ctd - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
The illustrated guide to a Ph.D. →
Every fall, I explain to a fresh batch of Ph.D. students what a Ph.D. is. It’s hard to describe it in words. So, I use pictures.
For God’s Sake, Texas →
About a month ago, I received a letter forwarded to me from Samuel French. A company called Pearson, which contracts with the State of Texas to provide education and testing materials, wanted to use a very short play I wrote some years ago called Game Theory (published in Ten Minute Plays from Actors Theater of Louisville, Vol. 6) as part of a test called “End-of-Course English III...
Video: Californigaytion | The Daily Show | Comedy Central Oh, Jon Stewart, how I love you.
There are many many sad and lonely people out there and some of these postcards...– fromUKtoUSwithlove: POSTSECRET August 6, 2010 Click through to read the full blog post, written by Frank Warren’s (of PostSecret) former mail carrier.
I think at some point you understand that this is the life you have, a...– Regrets: He Has A Few - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan Wow. I love this sentiment, and I think from now on anytime I start letting myself focus on regrets or what could’ve beens, I’m going to reread this.
I really, really hate – as in, this is extra special slimy, even for them – the...– Read the rest, and other thoughts, @ Prop 8: Your Thoughts - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
The First Photograph →
Niépce’s first photograph on display at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin. I want to see it in person!
Dear Proposition 8 supporters - You lost because... →
Over a beer and a basket of chips and under the colorful lights of the indoor...– Amen! Meeting Spanish Village For the First Time - Houston Restaurants and Dining - Eating Our Words
Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and...– Perry v. Schwarzenegger - Proposition 8 Unconstitutional
Polls, Reporting on "Ground Zero Mosque" May... →
This is a strange war we’re fighting against Islamist terrorism. We must...– A Terrible Decision by the Anti-Defamation League - National - The Atlantic