The Apple iMirror
Let’s thank Steve Jobs, Tim Cook and Apple. Let’s thank John McCain, the US Congress and the American tax code. Let’s thank consumers world-wide. Why? We have just experienced the iMirror, an Apple phenomenon many years in the making. Like many Apple products, upon close inspection, it will be found that it is not original, innovative or unique but has been produced and...
99 Life Hacks to make your life easier!
jimgaffigan: In honor of Pope Francis being from Argentina I’m going to continue to eat steak and ice cream in an abusive manner. #newpope View more on WhoSay »
The Sequester Idiocy
We are hearing the term nonstop but what really is the sequester? Believe it or not it has almost nothing to do with economics or budget. It has everything to do with the failure of America as a country. What it really boils down to is the ineffectiveness of our leadership that we, the people, voted into office. It is party-neutral and universal all at once. It has very little to do with the...
A Human Tragedy...
I have many friends and acquaintances that support gun ownership. I have many that support tight gun control. Others have had varying views. My personal opinion is that there are gun control laws in place. What took place on Friday, December 14th, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut would not have been prevented either way. If someone is hell-bent on this kind of action, they will go through with it by...
Apple and Morality
Sam Biddle of Gizmodo poses a question: Is it immoral to own an iPhone five? http://gizmodo.com/5952874/is-it-immoral-to-own-an-iphone-5 However, in his attempt to answer that question, he arrives at an incorrect conclusion. The implication of the article is that anybody who purchases and owns Apple products and to an extent, any other product that is produced under harsh labor conditions,...
U.S. Postal Service Plans To Launch Experimental... →
parislemon: Frederic Lardinois: The United States Postal Service (USPS) just informed the Postal Regulatory Commission that it plans to launch an experimental same-day delivery service called Metro Post. The USPS says this test is specifically designed for e-commerce companies and will initially focus on a single (currently undisclosed) metropolitan area. The market test for Metro Post is...
The Pavilion at Prospect Park: So What's Going to... →
thepavilionbk: With the recent announcement of our exciting renovation at The Pavilion Theater, a lot of our customers are curious to know what is really changing. No, really changing. We hear you loud and clear. We know The Pavilion has been through a few changing hands and never quite settled on an adequate…
Green Beans Not Walgreens- A community fights back
GREEN BEANS NOT WALGREENS PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Contact: Steve LeVine, 917.548.6949 Ryan Lynch, 631.742.7528 Community Opposition to Walgreens Launches New Name, Website, in Fight for Grocery Store WINDSOR TERRACE—Thus far, community leaders in Windsor Terrace have collected over 2,000 signatures—more than...
The Pavilion Theater in Park Slope- Will you...
So, I just had an interesting “conversation” on Twitter with The Pavilion. They have acknowledged their problems, explained what has been done and what is still being worked on. They do seem eager to gain back our trust and, more importantly, our business. Of course, actions speak much louder than words but they do seem genuine. When asked about the status of renovations, have they...
How To Solve The Illegal Immigration Issue In Less...
It is finally time to solve an issue facing this country that is as divisive as slavery. It is time to end the rhetoric, the hateful speech, the coddling, the handouts and the erosion of what it means to be an American citizen. It is time to stop the grandstanding and having this just be a campaign issue. It is time for our leaders to actually lead. It is time to put up or shut up. Here’s...
DO NOT mess with Windsor Terrace!
What I experienced tonight was definitive proof that Windsor Terrace is NOT Park Slope’s sleepy little neighbor. What I witnessed was not a hipster foodie discussion about the uses of Sriracha or locally sourced ingredients. What I did participate in was community in every sense of the word. It was akin to a gathering in a tiny midwestern town but with with much bigger balls and a great deal...
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The End Of The Milky Way →
The Mayans were only off by a few years- they probably forgot to carry the one… parislemon: To follow up on this quote, this whole story is fascinating. Sari Zeidler: New data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope proves, NASA says, that in 4 billion years the Milky Way and Andromeda will collide or pass each other by so closely that the gravitational force each exerts on the other...
Slut Bitch Whore
michaelianblack: Everybody is outraged – OUTRAGED! – over language hurled against women these last few weeks. First it was Rush Limbaugh. Then Bill Maher. Now Louis C.K. has resigned from hosting the Radio and TV Correspondent’s Dinner after Greta Van Susteren threatened a boycott because during the last election Louis called Sarah Palin a cunt. From Greta Van Susteren’s blog: “he changed his...
AT&T Spouts Off Some More Bullshit →
parislemon: Reports Brian X. Chen for The New York Times: Mr. Siegel said that even if you do exceed 2 gigabytes of data usage and qualify as one of the top 5 percent, that doesn’t absolutely mean you’re going to be throttled. AT&T will only reduce speeds for the top 5 percent of users in areas where network capacity or spectrum is insufficient, he said. Read: only in areas where...