As Americans, we have this naïve assumption that people all over the world are struggling and way behind us. They’re not. Sweden and South Korea have more advanced high speed internet networks. Japan has the most advanced trains and transportation systems. Norwegians make more money. The biggest and most advanced plane in the world is flown out of Singapore. The tallest buildings in the world are now in Dubai and Shanghai. Meanwhile, the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world. —
10 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About America http://bananenplanet.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/10-things-most-americans-dont-know-about-america/ (via curlycherie)
There are two areas where the USA is way out in front of the rest of the world: war and prison. The technology of killing is the main investment of US national energy, and of course the semi-public semi-private incarceration economy is flourishing while schools and roads crumble. In many other quality-of-life terms — housing, healthcare, public transportation, public access to technology, mental health support, support for people with disabilities, childcare, primary education, maternity support, social safety net — I think a lot of US Americans personally know that things are not exactly rosy but see no options for fixing it.
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Sailor Moon Manga Gets New Anime Series in Summer 2013 -
Publisher Kodansha and creator Naoko Takeuchi announced on Friday that a new anime adaptation of Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon manga is being produced. The new anime series is aimed for release next summer, and the idol group Momoiro Clover Z will perform a theme song.
Kodanshaand Takeuchi made the announcement during a live event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the manga.Momoiro Clover Z sang the firstSailor Moon anime’s theme song “Moonlight Densetsu” at the event via a live video feed from France, where they are guests of Japan Expo.
How can you call yourself a designer when you haven’t used Microsoft Word for ten years? —
Client: I have a problem with the design
Me: What problem is it?
Client: It has a lot of white space!
Me: What’s wrong with that?
Client: Racism, for starters.
New words to live by (Taken with Instagram at Outer Banks Brewing Station)
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OMG Bruce Campbell is awesome!
Photos by Nigel Parry
Just another morning at joevanloco (Taken with Instagram at Joe van loco)
Thomas Keller's Perfectly Poached Egg Animated GIF
NERD ALERT: Someone leaked the first two episodes of The Legend of Kora.