Filling your white bar asshattery quota: White solar panel enthusiast with a ‘plug in electric car’ forces white Prius enthusiasts with sunlight (and power) occluding redwoods (they absorb excess CO-2 yer honor!) to cut them down. White people everywhere win. Bonus white irony: they live in Sunnyvale.
So someone asks you, is there a bigger dick on the Internet than Gruber? Well, most days I would say, sure, I hear that Arrington guy is, but I have a life and I don’t read tech blogs, so I wouldn’t know from that. And Jeff Jarvis is dead, right? Somehow I always forget Jason Fried, who is like a dick squared or something.
See the kid on the right? Never met him until that night. It was his 27th birthday, he said somewhat dejectedly. When I told him my age (he asked), he said I give him hope. Hear that, Obama? I AM THE FACE OF HOPE. Sweaty Jew beard and all. At least that’s the vibe that double-fisting Bud Tall Boys at 4am will give off.
I’m calling a team meeting tonight to discuss who you may and may not talk shit about. For the moment, the City Room blog falls in the latter group. They linked to the Y blog! It’s quite possible they are reading the YM Tum.
More proof that dipshit Chris Anderson is right: Incarceration is the new social anti-networking. Testing the “1%” rule (1% of the premium users pay for all the freeloaders), the US of Pound You in the Ass Prison Fucking A now has 1 in 100 adults behind bars (are you happy Boss? I found someone to hate on more than Jason Re-re).
So Balk started his tumblr in order to increase Radar traffic? Good job security strategy. I know I’m reading more Radar now. What with all the new maths that long tail guy is talking up, I just added a bazillion dollars of worth to Radar. Balk, you me a Wild Turkey. Oh, and though it wouldn’t have been entirely accurate, adding Julia to this would have been funny.
Okay, all my initial thoughts are suspect because of that error. But, if it is otherwise correct: What, is Zeldman 60? Jeebus. Gruber doesn’t look like his asshole is unnaturally constrained. And no wonder Spiers is so full of herself. In a dark room, she does look attractive relative to this bunch. Now, if she can work on that rictus she calls a smile…
So if ForumWarz adds an open thread tchotchke, Rex is going to think the space time continuum imploded? Related: by next week Nick will start doing open threads that are far more obvious than ‘open caption’, and the day after that, Kottke will claim he thought of it first. Oh, and thanks to Carney being all up in our dashboard, I know William F. Buckley is dead. I’d cross link to my Nick-bait complaint from last week, but I’m lazy. This tumbl has be brought to you by the invisible hand of non sequitsm (Insider baseball is more fun without the links, don’t you think?).
They still can’t figure out that tricky code when wrapping an image (is line spacing all that hard?), but thank jesus, the ugliest blog on the planet (not counting 90% of anything on tumblr) no longer eye rapes you. The logo, however, is still shit. They should have called Kottke.
Here’s an interesting thought: Is Lock only relevant at bitchy New York Media gatherings because he dates one of the tribe (bitchy media types, not jews, not that you could tell the diff from that photo shoot)? After all, you don’t see the likes of Brad Inman at the Spotted Pig. Eater doesn’t have that much pull.
Before the end of the day, expect a one line post from Kottke about how he thought of this whole ‘buzz' idea, like, two years ago. Am I making fun of Yahoo or Jason? Will he shoot mean glances at cocktail parties when he sees Caterina? Is he just bitter because his half-baked entirely unoriginal idea didn’t net him a pile of stock options of dwindling value (GOOG at $464!!!)? Someone should make a youtube series As the Web Turns. Just so I can say ‘I thought of that first!’ the day it goes live.
Yes, it was 99 - I say that with 99% certainty. You can tell by its close proximity to a Kottke crack. (Something I should add that is 100% 99’s own opinion which I do not share in the least but I’ve already banned him once and I can’t risk doing that again. 99 is the only thing between YM’s pride and an ass-kicking by a 5th grader.) And fuck, are we seriously inter-re-post-tumblng or what now??