“A 18 year old kid in Corpus Christi texas was sentenced to 10 years in prison for $7,500 worth of graffiti “vandalism”… What punishment is appropriate for BP for VANDALISING an entire ocean, killing millions of sea life, and permanently scarring the ocean and its life for 100’s, possibly 1000’s of years to come…? -Oh, yeah, and costing billions of $$$ worth of damage too???”—Revok (via super-rad) (via danholepond)
No withdrawals yet. Amazing! Finally I’ve got more than 10 minutes of internet on a computer I can’t type on. Aaaaand it’s great here. Tonight I had a dinner that probably cost a minimum of 100 euros per person - probably more. Five course meal, unlimited chianti, desert wine, limonchello, the most amazing champagne ever…not to mention the actual food. So much good. I have no idea how much internet I have left, but I’ll get on again someeeeetimeeeeee.
OH and I totally bought one of those Nutella snack and drink things - I figure no one besides tumblr would fully appreciate that.
I think I’ve only got a day and a half left in Italy before I go to France, and it’s mostly so great even though no one my trip ever really knows what I’m talking about when it comes to any of the things I actually like to talk about - ie music and the internet.
I don’t think I’ve watched a full episode of SNL in about 3 years, but I’m pretty sure the material at the beginning was supposed to be funnier than the stuff at the end. Right? The last sketch of last night’s episode - the census one - was really funny, I thought.
It KILLS me that I didn’t know the words to this song when I saw The Mountain Goats a few months ago. I want to go back and to sing along, and be a better part of the moment. Because I could now! I learned them all! I tried to redeem myself from my horrible failure as a Mountain Goats fan. I’m so glad that I just stumbled upon this recording - it’s a pretty good quality and from their show I attended at the Variety in November. I’d been listening to the wrong Mountain Goats songs, I discovered, and I really had been missing out on this one. So so so so good.
“Listen, Coop - last night was really great. You were incredibly romantic and heroic, no doubt about it. And that’s great. But I’ve thought about it, and my thing is this: Andy is really hot. And don’t get me wrong, you’re cute too, but Andy is like, *cut*. From marble. He’s gorgeous. He has this beautiful face and this incredible body, and I genuinely don’t care that he’s kinda lame. I don’t even care that he cheats on me. And I like you more than I like Andy, Coop, but I’m 16. And maybe it’ll be a different story when I’m ready to get married, but right now, I am entirely about sex. I just wanna get laid. I just wanna take him and grab him and fuck his brains out, ya know? So that’s where my priorities are right now. Sex. Specifically with Andy and not with you.”—Wet Hot American Summer
“Oh, so the one with the weird shaped ball that someone hits with a racket as they run between bases before trying to kick it past the goalie?”—My interpretation of basketball. Can I make this into a game and capitalize on it? People like sports - this is totally marketable, right? NEW GREAT AMERICAN PASTIME RIGHT HERE.
Huh — I’m kinda fascinated by responses to that “books and politics” post. This one’s especially surprising, because I certainly never intended to describe Orwell as an imperialist! (Just a one-time employee of empire, in Burma, which … well, that was certainly a privileged…
Reblogging to read when I have time, because I like Orwell.
From Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Kurt Opsahl concerning the Connections:
Facebook will not let you share any of this information without using Connections. You cannot opt-out of Connections. If you refuse to play ball, Facebook will remove all unlinked information from your profile.
Facebook will not respect your old privacy settings in this transition. For example, if you had previously sought to share your Interests with “Only Friends,” Facebook will now ignore this and share your Connections with “Everyone.”
Facebook has removed your ability to restrict its use of this information. The new privacy controls only affect your information’s “Visibility,” not whether it is “publicly available.”
Facebook will continue to store and use your Connections even after you delete them. Just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they’re not there. Even after you “delete” profile information, Facebook will remember it. We’ve also received reports that Facebook continues to use deleted profile information to help people find you through Facebook’s search engine.
Facebook sometimes creates a Connection when you “Like” something. That “Like” button you see all over Facebook, and now all over the web? It too can sometimes add a Connection to your profile, without you even knowing it.
Facebook sometimes creates a Connection when you post to your wall. If you use the name of a Connection in a post on your wall, it may show up on the Connection Page, without you even knowing it. (For example, if you use the word “FBI” in a post).
This is the exact reason I created two split accounts and deleted all form of search, all connections, and all pages on my private account. I encourage you to do the same if you care about how your information is released into the internet.
Rather than use this time after my first final to study for the next, I’m creeping on the woman sitting by me in ERC who’s on omegle. I was unaware middle aged women were a real part of omegle’s demographic.
She’s pretending to be 25, yet has just admitted to having a daughter who goes to Catholic school. She told the stranger that she’s really died twice (she’s like Buffy!), and then they started talking about abortion because of course the stranger is a pregnant high schooler, whose boyfriend did something shameful. “You could take the easy way out, but your spirit would never be the same.” Hahahah. This is a lot more fun than actually using omegle.
She now thinks she’s hilarious for sending someone to lemonparty.org to see a picture of her. Good trolling, dude.
Natch, the response to “asl?” is “woman,” and when someone says they’re 13 the response is to tell them that things will get better and start doling out advice. What 13 year old girls need to know, it seems, is how to jump into a pool without losing her bikini, to keep pads on her at all times, and recognize the signs of a yeast infection.
This is just so sad I think I’ve been motivated to resume studying.