parislemon:

onlylolgifs:

Unlocking every iPhone at once

The world’s most expensive xylophone. 

laughterkey:

shortformblog:

lifeandcode:

For a start, this kind of reporting doesn’t obey any of the four golden rules of attention-seeking: novelty, controversy, celebrity and sex. Another way of putting it is: they’re boring, written by boring people and they cover boring subjects.

Let’s be honest: this stuff is written for other journalists. If you’ve signed up to a life of crafting explainer tabs for Vox, or landed a gig at the Guardian writing for its datablog, good for you. But know that your work will only ever be read by dorks.

Look at the three big explainer sites. Vox, FiveThirtyEight, The Upshot. What do they all have in common? All of them originate from one side of the divide. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying they’re bad because they’re liberal. I’m just saying they have editorial priorities that ignore 50 per cent of the population. You know, the “ordinary” people, who don’t stay up until 2.00 a.m. rage-commenting on Jezebel.

So-called “actually” journalism doesn’t speak to these people because it doesn’t use the language of emotion or common sense, as most of us do in most of our lives.

Yowch!  

At least, unlike Milo Yiannopoulos (the author of this piece), Vox, FiveThirtyEight, and The Upshot pay their writers

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Final night of racing (at Knoxville Raceway)

mfdaniels:

Rappers, sorted by size of vocabulary

A super-duper high res version is available here:
http://imgur.com/49pf3Ip

This is the latest version of my original project, Rappers, sorted by size of the their vocabulary via a collaboration with poster-site Pop Chart Lab. Here’s some background:

Literary elites love to…

backstoryradio:

The three-story high Lincoln Book Tower is made of 6,800 replicas of books written about Abraham Lincoln - “just a fraction” of the 15,000 plus titles written about the president. 
You can find the tower, a symbol “that the last word about this great man will never be written,” at the Ford’s Theater Center for Education & Leadership in Washington, D.C. backstoryradio:

The three-story high Lincoln Book Tower is made of 6,800 replicas of books written about Abraham Lincoln - “just a fraction” of the 15,000 plus titles written about the president. 
You can find the tower, a symbol “that the last word about this great man will never be written,” at the Ford’s Theater Center for Education & Leadership in Washington, D.C. backstoryradio:

The three-story high Lincoln Book Tower is made of 6,800 replicas of books written about Abraham Lincoln - “just a fraction” of the 15,000 plus titles written about the president. 
You can find the tower, a symbol “that the last word about this great man will never be written,” at the Ford’s Theater Center for Education & Leadership in Washington, D.C. backstoryradio:

The three-story high Lincoln Book Tower is made of 6,800 replicas of books written about Abraham Lincoln - “just a fraction” of the 15,000 plus titles written about the president. 
You can find the tower, a symbol “that the last word about this great man will never be written,” at the Ford’s Theater Center for Education & Leadership in Washington, D.C.

backstoryradio:

The three-story high Lincoln Book Tower is made of 6,800 replicas of books written about Abraham Lincoln - “just a fraction” of the 15,000 plus titles written about the president. 

You can find the tower, a symbol “that the last word about this great man will never be written,” at the Ford’s Theater Center for Education & Leadership in Washington, D.C.

tj:

I love me some DieselSweeties anyway, but this may be my favorite.

merlin:

Faaaaaaancy San Francisco.

merlin:

Faaaaaaancy San Francisco.