Things that interest me around the web with some original posts thrown in.

 

Yea buddy (at U.S. Century Bank Arena)

Yea buddy (at U.S. Century Bank Arena)

Thanks to my parents for always supporting me (at U.S. Century Bank Arena)

Thanks to my parents for always supporting me (at U.S. Century Bank Arena)

liabobia:

I did locations for this movie last year, so go see it this weekend.  We had a crew screening for it last week and it was funnier than I thought it was going to be.  I didn’t realize how funny it was due to the chaos  of working on a $27 million dollar Michael Bay movie.  74 locations in 40 days.  That’s A LOT of work.  

liabobia:

I did locations for this movie last year, so go see it this weekend.  
We had a crew screening for it last week and it was funnier than I thought it was going to be.  I didn’t realize how funny it was due to the chaos  of working on a $27 million dollar Michael Bay movie.  74 locations in 40 days.  That’s A LOT of work.  

Republicans and a couple of red state Democrats just succesfully filibustered the background checks amendment in the Senate

shortformblog:

54% of the Senate voted for background checks, and they together represented roughly 63% of America’s population. But because the Senate is not a democratic body, majority support wasn’t enough to win that vote. The world’s greatest deliberative body, ladies and gentlemen.

ccindecision:

Today Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) remember that the only thing that can stop an NRA lobbyist with a gun is a senator with a bill nothing.

Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther… . And then one fine morning—
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

There’s a beauty to this idea in the book I felt. That which we want is sometimes just out of our reach. Looking forward to this movie in less than a month.

What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

This is really interesting, makes me appreciate that kiwi I had as a night time snack tonight.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

Feb. 18, 1885: Huckleberry Finn is Published
On this day in 1885, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published in the United States. The book follows Huck and Jim, a runaway slave, as they travel on a raft down the Mississippi River.
Due to the book’s crude language and depiction of slavery and life in the South, Huckleberry Finn was banned in some places in the U.S. Today, literary critics recognize it as a literary masterpiece, but the book remains controversial in schools.
Keep learning about Twain’s work and other literary classics with American Masters’ “The American Novel” timeline.
Image: 1884 Illustration from first edition of Huckleberry Finn (Library of Congress).

pbsthisdayinhistory:

Feb. 18, 1885: Huckleberry Finn is Published

On this day in 1885, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published in the United States. The book follows Huck and Jim, a runaway slave, as they travel on a raft down the Mississippi River.

Due to the book’s crude language and depiction of slavery and life in the South, Huckleberry Finn was banned in some places in the U.S. Today, literary critics recognize it as a literary masterpiece, but the book remains controversial in schools.

Keep learning about Twain’s work and other literary classics with American Masters“The American Novel” timeline.

Image: 1884 Illustration from first edition of Huckleberry Finn (Library of Congress).

thedailywhat:

You Saw This Coming of the Day

After New York Times reviewer James Broder wrote a scathing review of the Tesla Model S electric car, Tesla Motors founder Ebon Musk fired back with damning data logs claiming that Broder’s review was a “fake.” Following this exchange, CNN decided to do a repeat of the entire trip and managed to complete the drive from Washington D.C. to Boston with plenty of battery life to spare.


Happy to see Mr. Musk proven right, though I usually respect the Times. 

thedailywhat:

You Saw This Coming of the Day

Happy to see Mr. Musk proven right, though I usually respect the Times.