John Roderick is an opinionated polymath who knows literally everything and who genuinely wants to help set everyone straight.
Roderick on the Line FAQs – Merlin Mann
The conservative impulse is hardly all bad. We need it in civilization. But it can’t be vested in the sheer and constant repudiation of reality.
The Choices We Make – Clusterfuck Nation
Someone who fears what will happen if women and transgendered people gain true equality, if all humans are able to marry someone they love, or any other thing that absolutely needs to happen before this fight is over, should not be babied into thinking their fears are reasonable. No matter how real that fear feels to them, it’s still illogical, irrational, and completely naive. The only thing they stand to lose is their ability to scream about being afraid without being seen as a bigoted fool.
» On Gender, idealism, and endless Twitter fights (part 1) Audrey Penven
Our right to observe and document police misconduct is not contingent on the approval of the authorities.
My 37 hours with the NYPD – Occupy Wall Street – Salon.com
People want to go someplace for at least five minutes where no one is trying to bleed you or sell you something. It may not be a real model for anything, but it\’s at least a place where people are free to dream of some other way for human beings to get along, beyond auctioned “democracy,” tyrannical commerce and the bottom line.
How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the OWS Protests | Politics News | Rolling Stone
10:25 <@Biff> jamie is so hot
10:26 <@dhamma> Kim Kardashian filing for divorce, 72 days after wedding to Kris Humphries; @RyanSeacrest confirms @TMZ report in tweet
10:26 <@Biff> dhamma, did you seriously just paste kim kardashian news in here?
10:27 *dhamma did
10:27 <@Biff> what is this world coming to?
10:27 <@dhamma> apocalypse now
10:27 <@Biff> Now.