Monthly Archives: December 2008

FLDS Goes 21st Century

Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Yes, the same people who have banned dancing and television have entered the 21st century. While watching a rerun of Big Love, I figured it would be interesting to see if the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints (FLDS) have an online presence. Not only are they on the web … they’re taking donations! By PayPal!

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End of the Week

Photo by Bryce Longton

Photo by Bryce Longton

Fridays always suck. It’s my big deadline day at day job, which was “enhanced” by the fact that I had to go to the annual holiday party tonight. I’m not really a party guy, so it was a bit of a drag. I got out early and headed back to my neighborhood. It’s good to be home.

So, now it’s time to fuck off for a bit. I’m sifting through two books right now — Generation Kill by Evan Wright and Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. The former is for the nightstand, the latter for the bathroom. It works.

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The Best Take on Ayn Rand Yet

lens1521675_resizejohngaltI tip my hat to Timothy McSweeney. This blogger can take a VERY tired concept — such as Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged — and make it very funny … and very appropriate today. On his site, he has updated a snippet of Rand’s famous rant to reflect the financial crisis that is shaking capital markets around the world.

I’ve lifted a bit of the “new” version for you to read after the jump.

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Day One with the new Valleywag

valleywag1Well, I was nervous about yesterday. Valleywag was cut down to one staffer, and I got ready for the site to suck. I mean, that’s what happens when you axe your entire staff except one and fold it into another publication as a column. I read Valleywag yesterday — at Valleywag.com, not on Gawker.com — and the coverage hasn’t suffered.

So, mad props to Owen Thomas. To the rest, you’re still missed.