I should be writing essays and whatnot, but before that: My favorite tweets in August. Topics: the olympic closing ceremony, the RNC convention, a rant by Mark Cuban on the Apple verdict and the usual economic/political snark.
Clint Eastwood was the best pro-choice, pro-gay marriage speaker so far in Tampa.
.@TackaMac We’re taught never to “judge”. But if we don’t judge what is great, vs what is pedestrian, we end up with mallworld.
Why is it that I can sleep better in the ten minutes between hitting Snooze than in the hours between 4 and 7 AM?
Some german dude says some other german dude might possibly quit maybe. SELL EVERYTHING, DOUCHEBAGS
If the IBM PC was created in this patent environment there would be no Apple. They would have sued them out of existence.
Dear Apple, Xerox PARC called, they want their interface back..
umairhAt least we know we’re not in the Matrix. This is all way, way too dumb for a simulation.
AAPL has added one Alaska Airlines in market cap premarket
Recommending books to someone you do not know well is a fraught exercise. Whether you or they acknowledge it, it is a test of sorts.
Niall Ferguson is a tired unethical hack. Newsweek should invest in one of the smart conservatives out there, instead. http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/unethical-commentary-newsweek-edition/ …
Dear God, do we have to listen to three more months “debating” Paul Ryan? I mean, Is it not obvious he’s the saviour of mankind?
Todd Akin asked to be raped to confirm his theory. Repeatedly.
If Paul Ryan’s fitness plan were like his budget plan, he’d eat nothing but potato chips for the next decade and promise to work out in 2022
Reassuring to see the Brits have all reverted to their customary sour, defeatist attitude post Olympics. Closing ceremony clearly helped.
#1: I wondered why people hate Yanks. But then I saw ‘Pearl Harbor’ trending after USA women’s football win vs Japan. #2: It’s soccer, dude.
I am trying to phone a Frenchman in August. Bound to fail.
ZH comment of the day “Here in Italy, bribes are at least still paid in secret.”
Just once, I want to hear an athlete win gold and say to the cameras, “Since there’s no God, I knew it was up to me, so I made it happen.”
It’s amazing to think that if Great Britain were a country, they’d be 3rd in the Olympic medal table right now.
Dad had a saying: “Give people healthcare, and before you know it they’ll want food, too.”
Die CDU ist doch im Prinzip ein moralphilosophisches Experiment, oder? Um zu sehen, was passiert, wenn man keine Werte hat?
In 1974, 3% of retiring members of Congress became lobbyists. Today, 50% of Senators, 42% of House Reps (from @TheAtlantic). #yikes