I would hope they would come with the idea of showing us that time travel is...– In 2005, MIT students held a time-traveler convention. No one from the future (or past) showed up.
History's greatest guitar solo
Guitar World once named “Stairway to Heaven” as the greatest guitar solo ever. No. 100? Jane’s Addiction, with “Three Days.”
Copy-editing's future and failings: A roundup →
It’s not just a roundup of stupid mistakes, though a few are in there. There’s also some discussion of the craft, where it’s headed, and why. The case for education reform, proved in one billboard: In Indiana, the city of South Bend decided, we’ve got some great public schools. Let’s promote them with a big ol’ billboard.
40% of Aol's Revenue Still Comes From Dial-Up... →
via newsweek and markcoatney
Dirty words Google Instant doesn't censor
2600.com has the full, massive list of (mostly) filthy words that Google Instant refuses to load, ahem, instantly. Some words, like “lesbian,” appear to be a preemptive strike against crueler users, much like the NFL formerly refusing to sell “Gay” jerseys despite a Super Bowl-starting defensive player having that name.
Someday, you'll need to explain what a "front-page...
… and this anecdote can be where you say, “And that was truly when the end began.” newsweek: “When you have a front-page story, everyone is like, ‘Wow, great story!’ I’d like to get to a place where the celebration when something goes on the home page is as pronounced.” — —Jill Abramson in New York magazine. (via thedeadline)
Runner’s high exists: “Running does elicit a flood of endorphins in...– The New York Times, from March ‘08
I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London,...– Jonathan Swift, satirically, suggesting that the Irish eat their young.
ESPN.com turns hatred of texting into a crime →
When a Phillie last won 20 games, these things... →
In 1982*, gas cost 91 cents, USA Today, the CD player and The Weather Channel were brand new, “E.T” and “Wrath of Khan” came out — and the Phillies last had a 20-game winner (Steve Carlton). Until this week with Roy Halladay, however. *I was not around for any of this.
Editors are not like your buddies →
A rest area is the only shot locals have to telegraph regional personality to...– “Rest Stops, R.I.P.”