1. Tweets for 2014-07-31

    1. There are so many bad jumped the shark jokes to make about #Sharknado2 that I really don’t know where to start.

  2. Richard Nixon: A man transfixed by panda sex →

    Nixon revealed his odd fascination while leaking news of the pandas’ impending arrival at the National Zoo to Washington Star foreign editor Crosby Noyes. In his conversation with Noyes, Nixon expressed pointed concern for young Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing’s grasp on the whole “mating” thing

    Nixon is endlessly fascinating.

  3. Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless →

    The characteristics measured by the test have almost no predictive power on how happy you’ll be in a situation, how you’ll perform at your job, or how happy you’ll be in your marriage.

    I view the Myers-Briggs as an updated version of the horoscope.

  4. Satanists Demand Religious Exemption From Abortion Restrictions, Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling →

    Now that the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, the Satanists point out, it strengthens their own quest to opt out of laws related to women’s health care that go against their religious liberty.

    When the Satanists seem more reasonable than you, maybe you need to start rethinking your position.

  5. William Deresiewicz, Ivy League: The persistent, misguided belief that universities can transform students into better, less-entitled people. →

    n truth, Deresiewicz doesn’t actually have a problem with out-of-touch, entitled students. He merely prefers that they learn to think in the right ways. Spending vast sums of money to purchase an education that will secure you a position at a hedge fund is bad. Spending vast sums of money on, as Deresiewicz puts it, “building a self,” is noble. The fact that pursuing a self-building education might be worthwhile doesn’t change the fact that such an education is as much of a luxury good as a yacht. In fairness, though, Deresiewicz would prefer it if more elite students opted to purchase intellect and insight at a discount. Avoiding the Ivies and going to a public school, he says, is how to prevent yourself from being an out-of-touch, entitled little shit.

    I laughed too hard at this.

  6. George Will Shocks Fox News Panel: Tell Child Refugees 'Welcome To America' →

    "We ought to say to these children, ‘Welcome to America, you’re going to go to school, and get a job, and become American,’" Will suggested. "We have 3,141 counties in this country. That would be 20 per county."

    Will explained. “We’ve handled what [American poet] Emma Lazarus called the ‘wretched refuse of your teeming shore’ a long time ago, and a lot more people than this.”

    I don’t alway agree with him, but he is right here. The idea that there exists some subset of people who can not become American is contrary to all the historical evidence. Those kids will make it.

  7. Tweets for 2014-07-27

    1. I’d like to thank my 90s self for not getting a bad tattoo that didn’t age well. #NickCave #celebratebrooklyn
    2. If Nick Cave were a hipster, he would put a Crow on it. #NickCave #celebratebrooklyn

  8. Tweets for 2014-07-26

    1. I’d like to thank my 90s self for not getting a bad tattoo that didn’t age well. #NickCave #celebratebrooklyn
    2. If Nick Cave were a hipster, he would put a Crow on it. #NickCave #celebratebrooklyn

  9. Indonesia: Metal fans cheer Joko Widodo win →

    It looks like Gilbert Gottfried was elected president of Indonesia. The guy is a metal head and he looks like Gilbert.

  10. Tweets for 2014-07-24

    1. @gpgtools its working. I did an uninstall and re-install. After adding the uuid to the plist, everything work as expected.