The NY Times blog summarizes the doubts of several Iran watchers, including me.
Help convince Brian Williams to tweet. Use the hashtag #ifbriantweets!
Rob Cottingham (via Cameron Moll):
The debate will rage for a long time over what piece of technology best encapsulates Steve Jobs’ influence on our world: The iPhone? iPod? iMac? iPad? OS X and Aqua? But I’m going to argue for something a lot more low-tech: the turtleneck.
That, to me, captures the excitement Jobs both conveyed and sparked in others over his vision. It wasn’t just another gadget or a feature or an online service; it was his ability to say, ‘This can help you change things.’
“Siamese Twins” - Alex and Mike are siamese twins, which means they share everything. Everything.
The newest video from The Midnight Show is up on the front page of Funny Or Die today. Starring Cale Hartmann, James Pumphrey, and Ian Roberts, written by Cale Hartmann, and directed by Peter Atencio.
Stephen Colbert on the Norway terror attack: “Some say these false reports of Muslim involvement were a widespread failure of the media, but I say that by going with their guts these journalists were able to get the story they wanted and scoop reality. And even if there was a rush to judgement, we must not repeat that mistake by rushing to accuracy.”
Trick or Treat? Here’s a fun treat for you and your friends this Halloween, courtesy of everyone here at the Library. Watch above as we took everyone’s favorite Halloween accessory - the pumpkin - and carved it with the NYPL logo. And you can do it too! Just visit our facebook page to grab the stencil we created, and you can create your own NYPL pumpkin masterpiece featuring Patience or Fortitude (or both!). Bonus points if you take a photo of the finished pumpkin product and share it with us!
Since no one appears to be champing at the bit for dolls of Nina Totenberg and the “Car Talk” guys, Knell must devise some other way either to “liberate public radio from untenable reliance on fed dollars” — the unexpected recommendation expressed recently by his predecessor — or persuade skeptics in Congress that the national radio network deserves taxpayer support. (via Gary E. Knell wants to ‘retell’ the NPR story - latimes.com)
The Administration’s decision to pull the plug on long-term health insurance in the new healthcare law (so-called Community Living Assistance Services and Support or, as it was known by healthcare insiders, CLASS) offers an important lesson.
As written, the law had three incompatible parts.