NYT: In the Koreas, Five Possible Ways to War →
3. This “meme” is being perpetuated by a bunch of drunk, post-ironic...– (Village Voice)
Live Science: Today's College Students Lack... →
This is an interesting study. I went to college after 2000, and I feel like I relate to this. I think it’s important to treat other people well, but at the same time my biggest priority is making sure that I am taken care of. My thinking is partially the result of “Generation Me.” But radical self-reliance, Nietzschean nihilism, and the Tao Te Ching also guide my...
What If BP Were A Human Being? →
faketv: claytoncubitt: “BP the human being would be a flight risk. He would be indicted for murder, or at least negligent homicide in the deaths of the last eleven oil workers to die when its rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. US law doesn’t have death penalties for corporations, but the federal government, and most or all of the first wave of Gulf Coast states where the oil slick will wash...
Bros Icing Bros: Implications of this Meme
Bros Icing Bros differs from other internet memes because it does not exist solely inside of the computer. There is a physical aspect to it. ICING a bro transforms the status quo space. The ICE realm is transposed onto the everyday world. This meme subverts our understanding of reality. The problem with this meme is that it’s branded. At its core, Bros Icing Bros offends a corporate beverage by...
Three Good Articles - 5/27/10
Rick Ross To Sue Rapper Rick Ross Over Name (All Hip Hop) France Plays Hooky (FP Passport) M.I.A.’s Agitprop Pop (NY Times)
SF Weekly reviews Smirnoff Ice Flavors →
Green Apple Bite Appearance: Clear Bouquet: Jolly Rancher, chalk, that time we drank two appletinis and got really sick Notes: Green apple is a controversial artificial flavor, with little of grape or cherry’s nostalgia to make it palatable to drinkers in the 21-to-45 market segment. Once again, no taste of alcohol was detected in the sample, partially because half of the tasting panel was...
IFC: Bros icing bros: the movie. →
Calling it “cinema vérité” is obviously intended as a joke, but in a way it’s true: once you know people do this at work (see above), you have to wonder how angry people are. And you have to appreciate user-enabled footage a bit more: this is passing, but it’s as zeitgeisty as it gets. Yield questions to Philsoraptor…
these arent bros, these are hipsters and liberals– YouTube commenter
Three Good Articles - 5/26/10
Plummeting Marijuana Prices Create A Panic In Calif. (NPR) Memes Are Mainstream: Turning Lulz Into Dollars (SF Weekly) First Human ‘Infected with Computer Virus’ (BBC News)
Village Voice: Bros Icing Bros: The Documentary →
My video featured on the Village Voice.
Three Good Articles - 5/25/10
Google Pac-Man Eats up Work Time (BBC News) Obama to use National Guard to Beef up Border Security (LA Times) Bros Icing Bros: The Carnage Continues Through Tuesday (Village Voice)
How to ICE BROS - Bros ICING Bros! A verité style documentary on the subject of current internet phenomenon and drinking trend: Bros Icing Bros. After seeing the success of this phenomenon in New York, Josh Heller sets out to bring ICING to the West Coast. But Bros in California don’t want to ICE. He is disappointed when his lone-wolf strategy FAILs. He seeks the help of a fellow BRO to...
Three Good Articles - 5/24/10
North Korean Art Causes Stir in Vienna (BBC News) Frugal Europe, on Foot (NY Times) Beijing’s Most Embarrassing Allies (Foreign Policy)
Three Good Articles - 5/21/10
New Photocopy Rules Introduced in Tibet (BBC News) Why Bros Get Iced, Bro (The Awl) Gadget-thieving Mexican Narco-pirates Ambush Boaters on Texas Lake (boingboing)
For Sale: 1 Picasso, 1 Matisse, 1 Braque, 1 Modigliani, 1 Léger. All...– -an imaginary thief. (AP)
Three Good Articles - 5/20/10
South Africa’s Number One Football Fan (BBC News) Ninjas Rescue Student from Mugger (Herald Sun) Computer Algorithm Can Recognize Sarcasm (Pop Sci)
Three Good Articles - 5/19/10
Marijuana Fuels a New Kitchen Culture (New York Times) Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela Feeling the heat (The Economist) Worst Week for Album Sales Since 1991 (ArtsBeat, NYT)
The Tea Party is Here
Let’s be very clear: this kooky backwoods movement we’ve made fun of for the last two years has political clout. The Tea Party won today. Rand Paul, Ron’s son, was nominated to be the Kentucky Republican candidate for US Senate. If this is happening during midterm elections, a climate is set for Sarah Palin to legitimately run in 2012. Let’s change our strategy. (I...
Three Good Articles - 5/18/10
Saudi religious police get beat up by a girl… again (Foreign Policy) US drug war has met none of its goals (Associated Press) Men are bigger liars than women, says poll (BBC News)