You can’t talk about solving the economic problem of the Negro without talking about billions of dollars. You can’t talk about ending the slums without first saying profit must be taken out of slums. You’re really tampering and getting on dangerous ground because you are messing with folk then. You are messing with captains of industry. Now this means that we are treading in difficult water, because it really means that we are saying that something is wrong with capitalism. There must be a better distribution of wealth and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism.
http://satanic-capitalist.tumblr.com/post/41298007060/published-on-monday-january-21-2013-by-common (via bethorserialkiller)
Lessig Blog, v2: Prosecutor as bully -
(Some will say this is not the time. I disagree. This is the time when every mixed emotion needs to find voice.)
Since his arresting the early morning of January 11, 2011 — two years to the day before Aaron Swartz ended his life — I have known more about the events that began this…
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: I Regret to Inform You That My Wedding to Captain Von Trapp Has Been Canceled -
Amazing. /via @lauraolin
I used to have a girl that smiled like that when I stood next to her. — Sometimes mom’s trashy cop dramas go right for the feels.
Cat-Friend vs Dog-Friend -
This is why dogs are infinitely better than cats.
(Source: veken, via seldo)
So, this is a thing that happened.
At my startup, awe.sm, we use another startup called ZeroCater to cater lunch for everybody 3 days a week. Part of ZeroCater’s service is that they send you an email every day asking you to rate your lunch. They use your votes to decide whether to send you that meal again in future. Yesterday, in the middle of election fever, ZeroCater had a little downtime. So I sent them this mock-aggrieved tweet:
@zerocater My lunch is the only thing I’m allowed to vote on, but you’re down! WHY MUST YOU DISENFRANCHISE ME FURTHER?!111— Laurie Voss (@seldo) November 7, 2012
The reason I did so is because ZeroCater are known for being great on Twitter — our account manager, Yoshi, often sends us hilarious replies. But this time they didn’t. Not until today, when a messenger brought us six delicious cupcakes and a card, apparently signed by most of ZeroCater, all apologizing in different ways for disenfranchising me.
ZeroCater win at everything.