First, great teachers tended to set big goals for their students. They were also...– What Makes a Great Teacher? - The Atlantic The best article I’ve read all day.
Why Aren't Conservatives Funny? - Gawker →
[Ann] Coulter and [Dennis] Miller were a sorority girl and and frat boy — Delta Gamma and Sigma Tau Gamma respectively. Which stands in contrast to the depressed, substance-abusing end of society that spawns many funny people. Richard Pryor made jokes about his cock looking like a foot from all the STDs he’d caught, and about setting himself on fire while smoking crack. We fear he would not...
The nation’s economy has shifted from finance to gotcha capitalism. Fees,...– Generation Bubble
Unemployment Rates 2007-Present →
bthny: thomaswheatley: melissacullens: Well that was sad. Like watching everyone in america turn their lights out. Sad but wildly interesting. The U.S. economy is a very strange thing, just look at how unemployment starts in a few already distressed areas (Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina, parts of California) and trickles towards the center of the country which, relatively, is...
Three Reasons Why We're Closer to Fusion Power -... →
I think it was SimCity 2000 that let you build fusion reactors at a certain point. They were great. Based solely on that dim memory, I propose real-life reactors will be equally awesome.
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck do KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. (via)
Peter Gunn - Duane Eddy I wish this played every...
Why can’t cheetahs hide? They’re always spotted.
Biggest and Brightest Full Moon of 2010 Tonight →
fuckyeahtheuniverse: First full moon of 2010. The moon also happens to be at its perigee, meaning its around 31k miles closer than normal. This means the werewolves will be at their strongest. Sharpen thy silver, mortals.
juliasegal: toosweet4rnr: Stevie Wonder -...
thatsnotpunny: what are shitty NBA players’ houses made out of? bricks
The Scale of the Universe (interactive) →
Party of No →
via jasencomstock, think4yourself, azspot: Paragons of fiscal discipline, every Senate Republican today voted against reestablishing “pay-as-you-go” budgeting rules that mandate that any new spending must be paid for. The rule passed on a 60-40 party line vote. Oh this is rich. The background, for non-experts like myself: “The PAYGO or pay-as-you-go rule compels new spending or tax...
Shake ‘n’ Stomp - Dick Dale and his...
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Shovelglove, for John and Sweaterdump →
(via iena) This is great.
Apache - Incredible Bongo Band You have all...