Hey Jenny Slater.: where they're setting the bar... →
jennyslater: I realize that, as someone who’s spent the past week basically doing nothing but packing, moving and unpacking boxes, I’m way late to the party on this. But there’s something about the way Margaret Thatcher’s being remembered as a hero that just seems … well, naive at best, willfully dishonest…
The quick reblog on the new Tumblr iOS app is awesome.
Old Time Family Baseball: Punk Rock Baseball →
oldtimefamilybaseball: Ian Miller, one half of the rad, bad cads that make up Productive Outs, had a piece over at Baseball Prospectus yesterday. Naturally, if you have any affection for the minor leagues or punk rock, whether now or in your unbridled youth, then you’ll love it. A small taste of Miller’s… ...
If Pizza Places Worked Like Wedding Caterers
Me: Hey, I'd like to order a pizza.
Pizza Place: Great! What would you like on it?
Me: Well, what sort of toppings do you have?
Pizza Place: We have all the toppings. We want this to be your dream pizza!
Me: Okay, how about mushrooms.
Pizza Place: We don't have mushrooms.
Pizza Place: Maybe!
Me: Maybe? Okay, seriously, why don't you tell me what you have.
Pizza Place: Alright, I guess you could look at this extensive list of pizzas we've made before. It's exactly what you originally asked for, but I withheld it for no reason. Really we can do anything. We want this to be your dream pizza!
Me: Yeah, I heard you the first time. If I get a Supreme and a Classico how much will that cost?
Pizza Place: ...
Pizza Place: ...
Pizza Place: Hello! How can I help you?
Me: ... Yes... how much would it cost to get the Supreme and the Classico?
Pizza Place: Is that what you want to order?
Me: I don't know, it depends on how much it costs.
Pizza Place: I see.
Pizza Place: ...
Pizza Place: Have you decided what you want to order yet?
Me: I just want to -- fine, whatever. We'll have the Supreme and the Classico.
Pizza Place: Wonderful! That will be $200.
Me: That's an awful lot for two pizzas.
Pizza Place: They're very good pizzas. You can try a sample if you want.
Me: Alright, can I come around now?
Pizza Place: We're busy for the next three months. Completely booked, in fact.
Me: ... Really?
Pizza Place: Yep.
Me: Fine. I'll come taste it in three months.
Pizza Place: Oh, that may not work. I'll have to get back to you.
Me: Forget it! We'll just take the pizzas.
Pizza Place: Wonderful! It's been so nice doing business with you. We'll deliver this in ten months. Oh, and I did tell you about the delivery fee, box fee, tiny plastic table fee, napkin fee, and red pepper fee, right?
Me: ... sigh...
Hey Jenny Slater.: in the matter of fisher v. life... →
jennyslater: Abigail Fisher, 22, is suing the University of Texas at Austin because the school didn’t accept her as a student four years ago. She says her application was rejected because of the university’s race-based admissions policies. Now, while I have been a proponent of affirmative action in the…
Squashed: Mitt Romney thinks you need to take... →
squashed: Generally, there’s nothing wrong with asking people to take responsibility for their actions to avoid social ills. Stop littering. Spay or neuter your pets. Vaccinate your children. Get up early enough to eat breakfast so you’re not so grouchy at work. If your diet is making you sick, change it….
RUNAWAY TRUCK RAMP: I've known about five people... →
spiralingsidewayz: The rest of us just trudge through until we finally wake up a few hours later. My question is, why do we cater to that 1% of the population? Why can’t the work day start around 10? I mean, it’s not like we’re all still farmers and need to make the most of the daylight… If you have trouble getting up, you’re not getting enough sleep and you’re not going to...
Dying over here… parislemon: avalar: The Dark Knight Rises (In Real Life) “Get out of the way!” (via @swguru2004)