"The phrase “How is life treating you?” makes us all sound helpless. People should ask “how are you treating life?” instead."
Love this cookbook. Great design and straightforward, delicious recipes (Taken with instagram)
"Michael B. Jordan (Wallace, Barksdale gang dealer): This is some real shit. It was real to the point where crackheads would come up and try to cop. I had fake money, and they would come over, and an exchange would go down. I would think they were part of the crew, and I’d make the exchange. Then security would come around and be like, “No! No! No!” and break it up. I was like, “Oh, shit! That’s really a crack-head! I’m sorry! I’m not really a drug dealer!"
long oral history (An oral history of The Wire)
So you can practice before your family’s Fourth of July exercises.
As someone who travels for a living this doesn’t surprise me in the slightest:
The value of frequent-flyer miles is also being eroded by inflation: it is increasingly hard to book “free” flights; they cost more miles, and redemption fees have increased. This was inevitable: airlines have been issuing so many miles (for spending on the ground as well as in the air) that the total stock is worth more than all the dollar notes and coins in circulation.
Interesting article about the emerging private space race. My favorite part is this quote from Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, about eventually taking humans to Mars:
“I’m not going to try to convince people I can do it,” he said. “I’m just going to do it.”
While I’m glad we have people like Mr. Musk pushing us toward the future, it’s sad that our national commitment to space has gotten to the point that only private companies can dream big anymore. NASA used to be the beacon of the future, the steward of the American tradition of unbridled exploration - what happened?
I remember playing with a Space Shuttle toy emblazoned with the NASA logo, dreaming of being an astronaut traveling to new frontiers. Will an American presence in space be as inspiring to the next generation if the sides of the toys read “SpaceX” instead of “United States of America”?
Beautiful pictures of European libraries. I generally try not to be overly nostalgic about things like this, but it is sad to think that these just aren’t necessary anymore.
Source - Mental Floss
"Gotta keep the terrorists on their toes"
Rationale given by TSA agent for asking me to take out and turn on my laptop
A bit like betting on a blowout game in the fourth quarter: the outcome is almost certain and the market won’t take any new wagers.
Original caption reads: “I had a hard time with Ayn Rand because I found myself enthusiastically agreeing with the first 90% of every sentence, but getting lost at ‘therefore, be a huge asshole to everyone.’”
My Kindle says I’m 80% through Atlas Shrugged, but it doesn’t know that I’ve been skimming the parts of the monologues which pontificate on how worthless the rest of humanity is compared to a mid-20th Century industrialist. So, most of them.
Glad I’m reading it now rather than in High School though - I don’t know what 16 year-old me would have done with some of those concepts…