Happy Young Housewives
It should never be left to the group of suppressed, harassed or otherwise badly-treated people alone, to speak up about those issues. It is a sign of a good society that those well-off speak up for those worse-off. That those part of a majority raise awareness for the problems of a minority. It should not only be left to gay men and lesbians, for example, to fight for same-sex marriage and not...
Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of...– U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron alludes to Salt Lake City in response to Mitt Romney’s comment about London’s “disconcerting” organisation of the Olympics. Cameron calling it exactly like everyone sees it caused my first burst of joy and delight today. I hope my fellow...
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows →
Complex emotions coined by John Koenig, Minnesota. the kinda blues n. the sad awareness that the unfolding plot of your life feels new and profound but is not unique, just one of a few dozen possible riffs on the same chord progression, while the tunes reverberating from the jukebox in your chest are all covers of old standards from the Great Emotional Songbook, which is 98% identical to that...
Well, “stop talking” could apply to everybody.– John Hamm. This man is getting more likeable by the second. — From SF, via the GQ Tumblr.
What’s Libor? Libor stands for “London InterBank Offered Rate,” and it’s exactly what it says on the tin. Banks lend each other money all the time. Sometimes overnight just to close their books with enough cash, sometimes for a week or two, and sometimes for a year. It’s not that banks don’t have money, it’s just that that the money they have is tied in assets like stocks, bonds, and...
Live-tweeting a very public break-up →
A short chronicle of contemporary dystopia in the U.K, as facilitated by Twitter. — From Melbourne, thanks Haze.
All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives...– Watch this short clip: George Orwell - A Life in Pictures, from Melbourne.
I’m Comic Sans, Asshole. →
For the armchair typographer. — From Melbourne, via Boris & McSweeney’s.
While You Were Sleeping's First Child Is Born!
Please join us in welcoming Sam Joseph Salas, son of Julia and José, who arrived in the very early hours of Saturday in London. Much love to you and your adoring parents from your aunts in SF and Melbourne. We can’t wait to hear about all the ways in which you’ll drive them crazy and make them laugh. Be assured that we’ll compile the stories carefully and take much joy in...