Just this crap:
Alabama isn't really all that awful, is it? Yes. (And this was in Huntsville, the "sophisticated" part of Alabama.)
The world continues to go to shit, and The Verge wants to talk about a rumored Oreo cookie.
Remember an old post about the most popular video blogger on YouTube, a Swedish nerd who talks about videogames? Slate recently did an article about him. And people wonder why crap like Gamergate attracts so much attention. Gaming is the heroin of both Generation X and Y.
Meanwhile, Pando ran this long but priceless item about assholes in the Internet startup world. You can't claim to be an expert on the subject until you've read all of that.
Insane Artist Corner: Tom Pfannerstill. There's meticulous attention to detail, there's utter raving OCD lock-me-up-please madness, and then there's Pfannerstill. The "From The Street" objects are apparently made of carved wood and extremely detailed paintwork. Perhaps it keeps him out of the rubber room and the straitjacket.
OK Go posted a new video yesterday -- and within 6 hours, it received 2 million views.
Metafilter Is Shit: far and away, the most popular thread today was about movie adaptations of comic books. Even posts on rotten politics don't get the dweebs typing like comic books.
"He said he viewed one for just six seconds but the charges led to him being the subject of “widespread ridicule” and being mistakenly labelled a paedophile. After more than six months on bail, the charge of possession of an extreme pornographic image was dropped in December 2009 when prosecutors realised that the “animal” was a man dressed up in a tiger suit." I wish that was a joke, but apparently it isn't.
Happy Mother's Day! Merry 9/11!