I downloaded it and quickly took it for a spin. It doesn’t appear to do much more than show a map of EVERY PIZZERIA NEARBY and then simply links to the Foursquare listing for it. Guess what already does that? FOURSQUARE. There is no discernment, no curation, no editorial opinion here. It’s basically the Yellow Pages’ pizza section. I’m glad I only spent 99¢ on this thing, but even that was too much.
It pointed me toward SBARRO for lunch, fercryinoutloud! ‘Nuff said.
Better choice: Jeff Orlick’s Real Pizza of New York. Even at about thrice the price ($2.99) it’s worth it.
‘Get Lucky’ by Daughter is my new jam.
‘Bassline Junkie’ by Dizzee Rascal
Unashamedly NSFW, but there’s something very spectacular about Dizzee Rascal’s unique brand of insanity.
‘Stack Up’ by 80kidz is my new jam.
Gothamist didn’t start with a Kickstarter. They didn’t have Kickstarter back then. All they had was people at day jobs and bad ideas and dreams. — Choire Sicha
(Source: The Awl)
‘Born Limitless’ by Uppermost is my new jam.
Seriously? The guy that kicked Steve Jobs out of Apple and then ran the company into the ground is giving advice to Tim Cook, a supply chain guru. What’s Bloomberg got on tap for tomorrow to give Apple advice, an interview with a car full of clowns and a skateboarding dog? — Jim Dalrymple
I’m not so sure because I don’t know what to say. I don’t know that these pictures need contextualization. We were a band, and these pictures make it clear we were a band. We love each other, and we like being together, and we loved being a band, and worked really hard at it, and there are people who came to see us who appreciated that, and that constituted this sort of mundane/magical experience for all of us. And then we decided to not do it anymore. Which is ok. — James Murphy, in the introduction to Ruvan Wijesooriya’s book of LCD Soundsystem photographs, “LCD”
The last time a Republican presidential candidate touted an agenda to cut spending, lower taxes, boost defense and balance the budget was Ronald Reagan in 1980. Like Romney and Ryan, Reagan didn’t have an actual plan for his spending cuts – they were an accounting fantasy, openly joked about as the “magic asterisk.” In the end, as promised, Reagan’s tax cuts went through, and the Pentagon’s budget soared. But the spending cuts never materialized – so Reagan wound up tripling the debt. — Tim Dickinson (no relation), “Mitt Romney’s Real Agenda”
(Source: Rolling Stone)
Put another way, I was trolling, but with relatively positive intentions. — Anil Dash
Imagine that the only sport America cares about is basketball. Football and baseball don’t matter; the whole country is completely invested in the NBA. Now imagine that there’s a World Cup for basketball that is 10 million times more important than the Olympics or the world championships. Now imagine that Durant, LeBron, Melo, Dwight, and Kobe went to this World Cup, turned out not to be as good as we all thought, played mediocre college-level ball, and finished eighth while releasing a flurry of sex tapes with reality-TV stars. Now imagine that this happened for 16 straight years. You’re getting warm; you’re still not hot. — Brian Phillips, explaining the “unique psychological effects” relating to England’s soccer team.
Several new enemies are being added, as well as “more than 50 new items” and rewards. Most bizarrely, the ability to “earn extra turns and invite their friends, family, and other non-Infinity Blade players to do in-game damage with the power of liking and re-tweeting battle calls.” You read that right, folks: “the power of liking and re-tweeting battle calls.” In the biz, we call that a “paradigm shift.” Also, awful. — Ben Gilbert, Joystiq, on the new Infinity Blade 2 update
People, I am begging you: the next time you read something on the internet that spurs you to anger, wait a goddamn minute before you react. Stand up. Walk out of the room. Pet your cat. Ask yourself what you’re so pissed off about. Ask yourself if it matters to your life and your experiences. Ask yourself if your response is going to help.
If you’re still mad after all that, okay. Go ahead and write a searing blog post. — Mitch Krpata