George Lakoff: Where's The Movement? →
In forming his administration, President Obama abandoned the movement that had begun during his campaign for deal-making and a pragmatism that hasn’t worked. That movement is still possible and needed now. Here is look at what is required, and how a version of it is forming in California.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-1-24) →
David Bowie (38) Mike Doughty (30) Astrud Gilberto (24) The Smiths (23) Men at Work (21) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Classic Sierra On-Line Games →
Gold Rush, King’s Quest II and III, Leisure Suit Larry, Police Quest and more, all playable in your browser. OMG I’m 12 all over again.
When Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson cooked up a... →
Game developers today can talk about user-generated content like they have discovered cold fusion and the perfect Margarita recipe. But D&D players have been merrily creating their own content since day one, keeping their adventures rolling along for years. D&D taught a generation of kids that they could make the games they play, and that nothing was more fun than getting together with...
California natives (like me) often joke about local news turing half an inch of...– Open the Future: The Return of El Niño
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-1-17) →
Elton John (39) Banco de Gaia (36) Amy Winehouse (27) The Decemberists (22) The KLF (10) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Things John Scalzi does not miss →
From pull tabs on cans to stupidly expensive long-distance charges. I think the farther removed from Gen X you are, the less funny this is. For 37 year-old me, though, it was hilarious.
Online scammers try to hijack Haiti donation... →
As I said on Twitter: be compassionate, but also be careful.
The technical term for this illusion is the “Droste effect,” named after a 1904...– Most Amazing Mind-Bending Photos (17 pics) - My Modern Metropolis (via reddit)
I had to ask Seinfeld if he had any tips for a young comic. What he told me was...– Jerry Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret at Lifehacker
“I wanna have sex with a robot!..And then talk to... →
I think this site may trip NSFW filters, but the article is SFW and fucking hilarious.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-1-10) →
Charlie Parker (146) Radiohead (71) Daft Punk (11) Leftfield (8) Romeo Void (2) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Letters of Note: Your pal, John K. →
Awesome letter John K. wrote to a 14 year-old who wants to be a cartoonist.
Cromely's World: Book Review 47: Dacing Barefoot →
My first book, Dancing Barefoot, got a really nice review. It’s always interesting to me to hear what someone took away from my books beyond “I liked it” or “I didn’t like it,” and this is one of those.
We spent the 00s tolerating the dumbest and meanest amongst us. Let’s spend the...– Twitter / Clayton Cubitt (via claytoncubitt) (via sxyblkmn) (via therealkatiewest)
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-1-3) →
Amy Winehouse (91) Suzanne Vega (78) Pink Floyd (61) Belle and Sebastian (33) Love and Rockets (21) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz