Black Lives Matter.
If you’re as frustrated at everything that’s going on and looking for a way to help, there’s an excellent list of resources here. Also, for the record, if you’re thinking of contacting me to argue about this, or just be a shitface in general, you can figure out where the unfollow button is on your…
Twitter Announces New Features!
Twitter has announced new enhancements to its service in a blog post today: In the coming months we’ll make changes to simplify Tweets including what counts toward your 140 characters, so for instance, @names in replies and media attachments (like photos, GIFs, videos, and polls) will no longer “use up” valuable characters. It’s great that…
Lowercase ‘i’ Internet
The AP Stylebook announced that “internet” will be spelled with a lowercase “i” starting on June 1st. While this apparently caused some people to have weird panic attacks, it is met with great relief and celebration here at Nearly Coherent Industries HQ, because capitalizing internet was a stupid-ass thing to begin with.
World Makes Final Attempt To Try To Understand This Shit
From The Onion: In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels that left over 30 dead and more than 100 injured, an angry and frustrated global populace collectively announced Tuesday that it would make one last attempt to try to understand this shit. Visibly exasperated residents from every country around the world told reporters…
W. Kamau Bell On Being a Black Male, Six Feet Four Inches Tall, in America in 2014
From Vanity Fair: I am afraid of the cops. Absolutely petrified of the cops. Now understand, I’ve never been arrested or held for questioning. I’ve never been told that I “fit the description.” But that doesn’t change a thing. I am afraid of cops the way that spiders are afraid of boots. You’re walking along,…
Tim Cook: “I’m Proud to Be Gay”
From Bloomberg Technology: If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy. I look forward to…
FOX News: The Voice of Reason
FOX News’ Shepard Smith on Ebola. It’s reasonable, non-sensationalist, clear and coherent. No, I don’t know when we fell into a portal that landed us on the Bizarro world, either.
Respect My Authoritah!
From The Washington Post: Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t…
Please Stop Whining About The Friend Zone. It Only Makes Me Wanna Punch You In The Windpipe.
In the past few weeks, I’ve seen a ton of whining on the various social networks I spend far too much time on about “The Friend Zone”. One of the more charming complaints was a “picture” 1 I saw on Instagram that relayed the following message 2: All of you single girls asking where all…
Stop and Frisk
A judge has ruled that NY City’s Stop-and-Frisk practice violated the rights of New Yorkers. In a repudiation of a major element in the Bloomberg administration’s crime-fighting legacy, a federal judge has found that the stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of minorities in New York, and called for…