To the Brazilian Soccer Fans at Tommy’s Last Night, We don’t get that excited when we beat your basketball team. Sincerely, The US
elsam: Today in Park Slope, I have noticed many more dads with kids than moms with kids… recession? Or selection bias.
Feel Free to Reblog This, STFUMarrieds
leilacohan: But I am irrationally excited that as of today it’s “only” a year until our wedding and, as of tomorrow, less than a year. Oh, the joys of having to book a venue absurdly early! I hate you so much right now. So, so so very 5 weeks away much.
A deal in Iran?
From Reza Aslan (no, not the lion) via The Daily Beast: “At the very least, it seems [Rafsanjani] may have gained enough support from the clerical establishment to force a compromise from Khamenei, one that would entail a runoff election between Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his main reformist rival Mir Hossein Mousavi.” This doesn’t sound like a done deal to me, and I’m not...
bg5000: 3stacks: Triumph Da Dog visits Bonnaroo for The Tonight Show With Conan Part 2 here
oliviaisferosch: nickgerber: One of our planners just came in and told us about a client that had 300 invitations done for $500 A PIECE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love when I feel like my clients are spending “so much” on me and then I discover things like that. What? I mean……..What? How do you even spend $500 each on invites? Guests, perhaps (if you’re insane), but invitations?
Soft Power, con't.
From the aforementioned Nowruz greeting to Iranians by Obama: You, too, have a choice. The United States wants the Islamic Republic of Iran to take its rightful place in the community of nations. You have that right — but it comes with real responsibilities, and that place cannot be reached through terror or arms, but rather through peaceful actions that demonstrate the true greatness of...
From Aziz Poonawalla, via the Daily Dish: What Obama has done instead has been to quietly facilitate and encourage what he referred to as the “healthy debate” within Iran about reform. For example, the State Department asked Twitter to delay their network upgrades, so as not to interfere with the social-media-driven organizing of the reform movement and rallies. This is in stark...
ridiculous blog find of the day
leilacohan: rubysneakers: http://arthurkade.com/kade-scale/ 10-The “Cream of the Crop” A woman who has it all: Amazing body, Distinctive facial features, Would stand out at a hot club, and someone who I would be proud to take to a black tie event, and not want to leave with another hot girl there. It isn’t always the supermodel type, but a girl that when you look at her all you want to do...
Wonders of the age we live in
Speaking to childhood friends and groomsmen simultaneously. One lives in Hong Kong, the other in Scotland. All while following the events happening in Iran. From one location, with just a computer and a data feed. I try not to be too wowed by modern technology, but sometimes it’s worthwhile to sit back and appreciate just how small the world has become.
The Islamic Republic of Iran
I am just in total awe of what is happening in Iran right now. I’m going to try and collect some thoughts today for a full post on what we know for those who haven’t had a chance to read the excellent coverage at the New York Times website and Andrew Sullivan’s blog. In short however, it certainly appears that not only was this election rigged, but they didn’t even...
Getting Reports of Ahmadinejad losing
thephenthouse: adeandabet: Trying to substantiate with a legit source. Anyone else hearing anything? Can we get a link? At this point there is no way to know. Iran does not have the immediate results that we are accustomed to. I would expect early returns tomorrow at the earliest, and a final count maybe my Monday. Also, without a majority (non-plurality) winner, there will have to be a...
Best Absence Note Ever →
First, President Obama called on Corpus to ask a question about his plans for health care reform. As he posed his query, he let drop that his daughter was skipping school to see the president. Does she need a note? Obama asked.
2944.) I am still skinnier than you, and I will...
(via blogsecret) Couldn’t that potentially make you less skinny?
“You can’t even call these Yankee pitchers, ‘relievers.’ They’re more like, ‘exacerbationists.’” -Bill Simmons, via Twitter
Clueless Fox Business Reporters →
Not sure if this is the host, the producer, or the networks fault. Hilarious.
WHO declares first flu pandemic in 41 years →
Please note; this does NOT mean that it is any more deadly than it has been. It only means that it has spread globally. In NYC, for example (and here I am referencing the NYTimes article) only 0.1% of people who have become infected with the virus have even been hospitalized. That’s a much lower number than the normal strands of the flu we’re used to. (via upsider)
I Just Got Legitimately Upset Because J. Crew...
leilacohan: I seriously should have stayed in bed today. Yup, these are my friends.
American-Backed Alliance Appears to Win in Lebanon →
March 14th wins in Lebanon? Is this possible?
Here’s a few jokes making the rounds in Iran as their election approaches. Not all of them cross the linguistic and cultural divide, but this one’s pretty good: “The Election Commission has announced in its last statement regarding the election that writing names such as monkey, traitor, fascist, silly, and [expletive] on the ballots will be considered a vote for...
Game 4, 08-09 Finals
ESPN Classic has this on right now. Amazing how much better this team is with a healthy Garnett. And just a joy watching them play again. Best defensive team I’ve ever seen in my life.
Obama on Obama
I used to be a big fan of Tom Friedman, but over the years his analysis has, to me, become somewhat tainted by his own heuristics. Good to see him at his best again today in the NY Times, cutting through public statements to get to one of the main problems in the Israeli peace process. Also, this is just a great joke: “There is this very pious Jew named Goldberg who always dreamed of...
Um... who on earth uses the term "slow food" to... →
leilacohan: (via maura) The correct term is “fast casual”, guys. And here I thought the correct term was, “inedible crap.”