(enjoy items of interest, pictures, and blog-type content below)
soupsoup:

The mobile game “Flappy Bird” generates $50,000 per day in ad revenue for its Vietnamese developer, Dong Nguyen. Nguyen told The Verge Feb. 5 that the game will not likely receive any more updates because “anything added to the game will ruin it somehow.”

I promised myself I wouldn’t download Flappy Bird, but then I gave in last night. This game feeds on all my most base mobile gaming compulsions. I love it. I hate it.
I forced myself to uninstall over lunch. My high score was 17.

soupsoup:

The mobile game “Flappy Bird” generates $50,000 per day in ad revenue for its Vietnamese developer, Dong Nguyen. Nguyen told The Verge Feb. 5 that the game will not likely receive any more updates because “anything added to the game will ruin it somehow.”

I promised myself I wouldn’t download Flappy Bird, but then I gave in last night. This game feeds on all my most base mobile gaming compulsions. I love it. I hate it.

I forced myself to uninstall over lunch. My high score was 17.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 — 151 notes

Book Deal of The Day!

rachelfershleiser:

"ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK actress and transgender advocate Laverne Cox’s memoir, chronicling her personal journey from a misunderstood and socially unaccepted child to an acclaimed actress, speaker and advocate widely recognized by LGBTQ organizations for sharing her empowering message."

—-Been waiting for this news for a while now…

Friday, January 24, 2014 — 71 notes

"I dealt directly with the Bush White House when they had concerns that stories we were about to run put the national security under threat. But, you know, they were not pursuing criminal leak investigations. The Obama administration has had seven criminal leak investigations. That is more than twice the number of any previous administration in our history. It’s on a scale never seen before. This is the most secretive White House that, at least as a journalist, I have ever dealt with."

Jill Abramson talks to John Seigenthaler about Edward Snowden, secrecy, and the media. Read more. (via aljazeeraamerica)
Thursday, January 23, 2014 — 68 notes
So Google put an ad that looks like an email in my promotions inbox….

So Google put an ad that looks like an email in my promotions inbox….

Thursday, January 23, 2014

"What we’re in the business of doing is building addicts, of building video addicts. The way we do that is by exposing our product, our brand, our shows, to more and more people."

HBO CEO Richard Plepler, speaking at a BuzzFeed event in New York, when asked if he views HBO Go password sharing as a problem. (via parislemon)
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 — 51 notes

the Bechdel test, the Ellen Willis test, ALL THE TESTS: or, a handy guide to feminist critiques of narrative

jennirl:

(reference for when i am trying to explain these to people and they are looking at me like “huh”):

  • the Bechdel test: does the story have a) more than one women, b) who talk to each other, c) about something other than a man.
  • the Ellen Willis test: if you flip the genders,…

ALL OF THE TESTS!

Monday, January 13, 2014 — 19,148 notes

elisemerand:

MUCH LOVED Photographer Marc Nixon made ​​a series of portraits of teddy bears and other stuffed animals along with their age, size and history. Imprint : Abrams Image l Via

(via thenearsightedmonkey)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 — 53,223 notes
markcoatney:

I gotta tell ya, I love the way the Times redesign handles comments.

markcoatney:

I gotta tell ya, I love the way the Times redesign handles comments.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 — 14 notes

risingtensions:

Never Illegally Download 

(Source: youtube.com)

Thursday, January 2, 2014 — 37 notes