- On Tuesday, I saw a man sitting, waiting for a subway, wearing just the head Reindeer character. No one else on the subway noticed him.
- I would like to live in New Zealand just to be a kiwi for a period of time
- On Sunday, while riding into the city, I was amongst a group of bikers (on road bikes & BMX) for a period of time & we were all going about the same pace…it felt like a biking gang & i felt cool for a minute. They even had a radio and music playing.
- When I’m in Grand Central, I always think, “what would i do if a zombies attacked/apocalypse happened right now?”
- Waiting to get from my commuter train to the subway it feels like you’re cattle; occasionally think about mooing.
- Two weeks ago, when I was putting on pajama pants, both legs went into the same leg and I fell on my face…in front of J. The next morning I almost did it again.
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
New York Times photojournalist Tyler Hicks spoke to Fresh Air about his Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs of the terrorist siege at a Nairobi mall in September 2013. In today’s interview Hicks tells Terry Gross about taking this photo:
"It’s a very exposed vantage point so I didn’t spend a lot of time there. But I looked down and saw this incredible scene of a young woman with two children hiding on the floor of a café. You could see shell casings all around them from bullets and they were just petrified, they were completely still and … to me, that photograph really sums up what happened there. Outside of the frame, all around them and on the floor of this mall were bodies, a man next to an ATM machine, a woman still holding a shopping bag who had been killed, and they somehow managed to avoid that."
The webpage includes more of his prize-winning photos. Interview extras can be found on Soundcloud.
Photo Tyler Hicks/New York Times
This is absolutely insane. What a powerful image, holy crap.
Real Madrid C.F. 1 - 0 F.C Bayern Munich (UCL)
Our boys did good!! Nerve racking following this game at work and basically did nothing but panic until the final whistle. Now, we just have to do this again next Wednesday and we’re into the final!!
capitalism breeds competition which encourages companies to work hard to provide the best possible product / service to the american people!
capitalism breeds greed which encourages companies to make the biggest possible profit at the lowest possible costs, which results in planned obsolescence, exportation of manufacturing jobs, use of exploitative and abusive labor, flouting laws and regulations, complete disregard for human safety / needs / emotions, and an overall shitty and toxic society that forces people to either play the game or die
View from my afternoon walk around my office neighborhood; not too shabby.
Life would be so much easier if we just told people how we felt. There’s noting wrong with telling someone that you love them, or that it hurts your feelings when they do something, or that you miss them. But we’re all just too scared to let people know how we actually feel.