Apr 23, 2014

‘My life in typefaces’

The first TED talk I’ve watched in years. Sadly, the audience is bored out of their skull witnessing a man who received the MacArthur Grant, designed fonts that are in use on billions of devices, and survived at least three technical production revolutions.

Type is for everyone, but not for everybody.

Apr 17, 2014
Hell didn’t exactly freeze over, but there’s a drizzle today, and some sunny spells during the holiday weekend. Back to you, Lois.

Hell didn’t exactly freeze over, but there’s a drizzle today, and some sunny spells during the holiday weekend. Back to you, Lois.

Apr 15, 2014
patheos.com
I abhor your decision to withdraw your invitation to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Her work as a defender of the rights of women against abuses that are often religiously motivated deserves recognition and honor. You have chosen instead to side with people who see criticism of religion as a crime.
David Silverman, president of the other AA, slams down his alma mater for cowardly behaviour in this open letter. An important collection of thoughts, regardless of the faiths you do or do not subscribe to.
Apr 14, 2014
Apr 14, 2014
iwriteforskymall

Literal Love Stone

iwriteforskymall →

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This particular product comes from a severe miscommunication between SkyMall and our Chinese manufacturers, but we’re making the best of it! Because at SkyMall, we know that nothing better accompanies a declaration of love than an entirely unrelated statement of fact.

So let the loved one in your life know just how strongly and literally you feel about them by gifting them the I Love You Stone. If they ever come to doubt you, just tell them, “But it’s on that stone. Spoken out loud.”

I suggest you gift this product in an undecorated box inscribed with the word ‘GIFT’. As you hand off the present, tell your recipient, “This is a gift.” After they open it, as they tearily thank you for the warm and heartfelt gesture, hug them. And as you hold them close, cherish the moment by whispering ever so softly in their ear: “I am hugging you.”

Apr 13, 2014
magpiecake simonf

God witnessing a human drinking cow's milk for the first time

  1. god: why are you approaching that cow
  2. god: what are you doing
  3. god: no
  4. god: what
  5. god: are you seriously going to do that
  6. god: oh fuck, he's doing it
  7. god: he's actually doing it
  8. god: this is fucked up
  9. god: I've fucked up
Apr 12, 2014
So what are you up to?

So what are you up to?

Apr 11, 2014
scorpiondagger
Scorpion Dagger, capturing the Renaissance zeitgeist as GIFs.

Scorpion Dagger, capturing the Renaissance zeitgeist as GIFs.

Apr 10, 2014
The A.V. Club
Sungenis—who has a Ph.D. in religious studies from “a private distance-learning institution in Republic of Vanuatu”—has used those credentials to establish a career as a leading proponent of Geocentrism, based on an understanding of astrophysics drawn from that most esteemed of scientific manuals, the Bible. In addition to denying anyone can prove the Earth revolves around the sun, he’s also well known for denying anyone can prove 6 million Jews died during the Holocaust. He’s also claimed that Jews are in league with Satan to take over the planet. Robert Sungenis has a lot of ideas about things.
“Star Trek’s Kate Mulgrew says she was tricked into narrating film that argues the Sun revolves around Earth”, on The A.V. Club
Apr 8, 2014
Apr 8, 2014
inaclearing

→ Totem, by Alain Delorme

Apr 7, 2014
miles-electric thesixthestate
Mar 25, 2014
Mar 24, 2014
inaclearing

A gorgeous simple set of Dutch training grounds.

→ Playground, by Jeroen Hofman

Mar 20, 2014
“Technology alone is not enough—it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities.” — Steve Jobs

“Technology alone is not enough—it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities.” — Steve Jobs

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