Young Adults Abandon Cars & Church →
An article in The Atlantic by Jordan Weissmann reveals that automakers are struggling to connect their products to teens and twenty-somethings. The problem isn’t the cars, or even the economy, but driving in general. Fewer young people are getting drivers licenses. In 1998 nearly two-thirds of potential drivers age 19 or younger had a license. In 2008 it was less then half. It’s hard to believe,...
The United States of America on college education
Student: I'm not going to go to college because I don't want to go into debt.
USA: YOU USELESS PIECE OF SHIT. YOU'RE GOING TO AMOUNT TO NOTHING YOU FUCKING SCUMBAG. YOU'RE THE REASON WHY MY TAXES ARE SO HIGH.
Student: I'm just going to attend a small community college instead.
USA: HAHAHA YOU WERE TOO STUPID TO GET INTO A GOOD UNIVERSITY. ENJOY YOUR MCDONALD'S DIPLOMA.
Student: I attended a four year university and received a diploma in a field I am interested in. Now I am $50,000+ in debt.
USA: YOU DUMBASS. WHY THE FUCK DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE WHEN YOU KNOW YOU COULDN'T AFFORD IT? YOU DIDN'T EVEN CHOOSE A USEFUL MAJOR EITHER. GOD PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE ME SICK.
2 US Citizens Detained in Dominica for Gay Sex on... →
genoprimanti: jarebeardontcare: jasencomstock: forcedpriority: Two California men on a gay cruise of the Caribbean were arrested Wednesday in Dominica, where sex between two men is illegal. Police Constable John George said police boarded the cruise ship and arrested the two men on suspicion of indecent exposure and “buggery,” a term equivalent to sodomy on the island. He identified the...
WEAK– Text message you can expect to wake up to after we both pull an all nighter and you fail to make it to class on time. (via meganomalous)
Implementing QR Codes in Libraries →
thebronzemedal: Step One: Don’t do it! Step Two: Do something useful instead. This is perfect.
If Republican presidential candidates were a wine...
Waiter: What would you like?
Me: Well, I was in the mood for some internal misogyny.
Waiter: We have a fine Bachmann 2012. Not as spicy as the Palin '08 but...
Me: Well actually, do you have anything with really strong tinges of racism?
Waiter: Well the Paul '88 was, of course, legendary. The racism in the Paul '12 is much more subtle but make no mistake, it's still there. The Paul doesn't really work without at least a hint of racism on the nose. I also hear the Perry is...
Me: You know, I haven't had anything with a strong misplaced family values base since the Bush '04.
Waiter: Oh well then, sir, you'll want to sample both the Romney and the Gingrich. Although, while they both say 'contains family values' on the label, you really have to hold it back in the throat and inhale to even find a trace of it.
Me: What if I just want something kind of different but vaguely familiar at the same time, that will leave me somewhat confused or possibly disturbed?
Waiter: The Cain is new but I doubt it'll stay in stock long.
Me: I dunno, Do you have anything frothy?
Waiter: It's your lucky day.
The Perpetually Single, Perpetually Sexually...
ifonlytony: DAY ONE 8:15 a.m.: Snooze for an hour, then up. Still logged on to manhunt.com and adam4adam.com from last night. Check if any responses. One e-mail. Some potential. 8:45 a.m.: While walking dog, notice a guy no more than 20 years old. Cute, but not my scene. I am currently — and perpetually — single. I have had relationships, but none for more than a year, and my last was [gulp!]...
People Aren't Smart Enough for Democracy to... →
skekoa: azspot: The democratic process relies on the assumption that citizens (the majority of them, at least) can recognize the best political candidate, or best policy idea, when they see it. But a growing body of research has revealed an unfortunate aspect of the human psyche that would seem to disprove this notion, and imply instead that democratic elections produce mediocre leadership...
That moment on a first date when you wonder aloud...
symbear: and he stops dead in his tracks to kiss you for the first time.
also, let me be the first to say on this fine day...
scottfriday: god bless them titties.