Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Round-Up: Wednesday, Jan. 12

Read: Pitchfork reviews Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster. One of the best reviews I've read recently. 

Local Politics: Sadly Tom Campbell has dropped out of the race to be Governor of CA. As with most elections, I choose one Democrat and one Republican I'd like to see win the nomination. Campbell was my Republican choice. He may challenge Boxer for her Senate seat, but that is probably futile.A Meg "eBay" Whitman vs. Jerry "Already Been Governor for 8 Years" Brown sounds horrible.

Cook: Grilled Veggie Sandwich with Trader Joe's ingredients.

Laugh: Don't take this the wrong way & chess & Bluetooth webcomic, 25 brutally honest signs, If political parties actually threw parties  (the Democrat one makes it worth reading), Stuff White People Like: Conan O'Brien

Listen: Cornershop - Brimful of Asha (Norman Cook Remix) This song makes me happy

TV: How is Lost going to end? No spoilers, but the producers give some advice on managing your expectations.

Scary: Inside Look at Privacy & Facebook "Employee: See, the thing is — and I don’t know how much you know about it — it’s all stored in a database on the backend. Literally everything. Your messages are stored in a database, whether deleted or not. So we can just query the database, and easily look at it without every logging into your account. That’s what most people don’t understand."

Debate: Should you place your cell phone on the table at a restaurant?

RIP: Jay Reatard (29 year old indie rocker) 

Quote of the Day: "When people ask me why I never went to law school, I usually answer, 'Because I know the difference between right and wrong, and want to keep it that way.' How can the lawyer who made that claim, or that lawyer’s superiors, live with themselves? Answer? They were trained in law school not to feel guilty for doing such things, under the labels 'Adversary system' and “Zealous advocacy.' Ycccch!" - Mark Kleiman on the supreme court case discussing two prosecutors who helped frame two black men for murder.

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