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un:

endymions:

one donut to rule them all

This

Nine donuts for mortal men doomed to die
They were not, of course, doomed to die quite so quickly before they consumed the donuts of power. The greatest of them all, a very great man indeed, became the Donut King of Peoria and briefly ran a reasonably successful regional franchise before a series of heart attacks led to an early death.
The Lord of the Donuts trilogy is a mediocre work in which a hobbit eats a donut deep fried in Mount Doom and travels there to set up a donut shop. Along the way, he is assisted by a variety of fantastic creatures, all of whom agree that the donut shop is a brilliant idea.


Second breakfast is a wonderful, if cardiovascularly problematic, tradition.

squashed:

un:

endymions:

one donut to rule them all

This

Nine donuts for mortal men doomed to die

They were not, of course, doomed to die quite so quickly before they consumed the donuts of power. The greatest of them all, a very great man indeed, became the Donut King of Peoria and briefly ran a reasonably successful regional franchise before a series of heart attacks led to an early death.

The Lord of the Donuts trilogy is a mediocre work in which a hobbit eats a donut deep fried in Mount Doom and travels there to set up a donut shop. Along the way, he is assisted by a variety of fantastic creatures, all of whom agree that the donut shop is a brilliant idea.

Second breakfast is a wonderful, if cardiovascularly problematic, tradition.

davereed
davereed:

9gag:

Teach me how to find that person MASTER! #9gag

I feel compelled to mention that this is not quite how love works.

It’s true that we are broken. But we will not be fixed all at once and we will not be fixed at the hands of another person. It’s expectations like those expressed in the image that create the broken pieces. That’s a burden no human can bear, and it’s unfair to expect that of anyone — including yourself.

davereed:

9gag:

Teach me how to find that person MASTER! #9gag

I feel compelled to mention that this is not quite how love works.

It’s true that we are broken. But we will not be fixed all at once and we will not be fixed at the hands of another person. It’s expectations like those expressed in the image that create the broken pieces. That’s a burden no human can bear, and it’s unfair to expect that of anyone — including yourself.

[Liberals] insist, quite correctly, that the president ask Congress for explicit permission to go after ISIS. The New York Times went so far as to play a very mean trick on the president, by quoting him accurately: “In May 2013, Mr. Obama argued in a speech that the 2001 law … to wage war against al-Qaida had become obsolete and ought to be repealed. ‘Unless we discipline our thinking, our definitions, our actions, we may be drawn into more wars we don’t need to fight, or continue to grant presidents unbound powers more suited for traditional armed conflicts between nation states,’ Mr. Obama said.”
explore-blog
Researchers have found that distraction is the antagonist of attention, not its opposite. It’s an interesting distinction. Distraction is the devil in your ear — not always the result of an attention deficit, but borne of our own desires. We are distracted because we want to be.
This altogether pause-giving New York Times piece about what actually happens when we text and drive offers a poignant reminder that “attention is an intentional, unapologetic discriminator [which] asks what is relevant right now, and gears us up to notice only that.”  (via explore-blog)
davereed
davereed:

putthison:

Flotsam General Store: “Our Aesthetic Will Punch You in the Face”
If you, like me, are interested in things, Flotsam General Store (a new webshop from comedians Eugene Mirman and H. Jon Benjamin) looks promising: things, designed/chosen by them, shipped to you in a sack. It’s a retail concept Mirman and Benjamin have been considering for 20 years. Said Mirman: “People will often say to us, ‘If you weren’t doing comedy or acting, what would you do?’ And I always say ‘I’d be an entrepreneur of mysterious bags.’”
If you’re skeptical of the site, which promises “a post-structural online shopping experience,” you shouldn’t be. “It is definitely real, and the products are real, and the bag is real, and everyone who orders one will get one.”
What You’ll Get
Regarding what you’ll get in your sack: It’s not easy to pin Mirman and Benjamin down at this stage. They know that the initial customers will likely be fans of their comedy work, but they want their designs to stand on their own. “We’re entering the design world, naked as a baby,” said Benjamin. “It’s not going to be, like, a Bob’s Burgers mustache.” According to Mirman, it could be made of forged steel, but it’s not a Toyota Corolla. They won’t rule anything out, although there are no wood projects currently in the works. Some of the items will be wearable. Probably.
The small mystery sack ($40) will contain approximately three items. The larger sacks, currently delayed due to manufacturing lead times, will have more. Said Mirman: “The things that will come in the bag will be somewhere between useful and interesting. People are like ‘Oh, I hope it’s a bag of sand.’ No you don’t, and neither do we want to send you sand.” What will the items be useful for? “Take it to a bar and start a party. Or a fight!” According to Benjamin, they will be “products that will leave a legacy. Something to be proud of for time immemorial.”
Once the sacks start to ship (the site launched Monday), there will be no keeping the mystery products under wraps, and the curators know that. “We aren’t sending a nondisclosure agreement as one of the three items,” said Mirman. But the bag contents will change—“like flotsam, the word”—so what one guy Instagrams won’t necessarily reflect what you’ll get if you order. Once the stuff is out there, Flotsam may offer customer favorites for sale on an individual basis, but they plan on continuing the sack sale model: “Mystery bags forever.”
The Future of Flotsam
If all goes well,  Flotsam is considering launching brick and mortar stores, following a traditional path: first New York, then Tokyo, then probably Massachusetts. It’s Benjamin’s goal for Flotsam to be as big as Starbucks. Eventually “in their coffee.” For the skeptical consumer, why trust two actors with $40 to deliver on their promise of good stuff? “$40 is not a big consumer risk,” said Mirman. Added Benjamin, “Look at Maurice McDonald, who started McDonald’s. He had $40, and look what happened.” Plus, shipping is free.
http://www.flotsamgeneralstore.com/
-Pete

davereed:

putthison:

Flotsam General Store: “Our Aesthetic Will Punch You in the Face”

If you, like me, are interested in things, Flotsam General Store (a new webshop from comedians Eugene Mirman and H. Jon Benjamin) looks promising: things, designed/chosen by them, shipped to you in a sack. It’s a retail concept Mirman and Benjamin have been considering for 20 years. Said Mirman: “People will often say to us, ‘If you weren’t doing comedy or acting, what would you do?’ And I always say ‘I’d be an entrepreneur of mysterious bags.’”

If you’re skeptical of the site, which promises “a post-structural online shopping experience,” you shouldn’t be. “It is definitely real, and the products are real, and the bag is real, and everyone who orders one will get one.”

What You’ll Get

Regarding what you’ll get in your sack: It’s not easy to pin Mirman and Benjamin down at this stage. They know that the initial customers will likely be fans of their comedy work, but they want their designs to stand on their own. “We’re entering the design world, naked as a baby,” said Benjamin. “It’s not going to be, like, a Bob’s Burgers mustache.” According to Mirman, it could be made of forged steel, but it’s not a Toyota Corolla. They won’t rule anything out, although there are no wood projects currently in the works. Some of the items will be wearable. Probably.

The small mystery sack ($40) will contain approximately three items. The larger sacks, currently delayed due to manufacturing lead times, will have more. Said Mirman: “The things that will come in the bag will be somewhere between useful and interesting. People are like ‘Oh, I hope it’s a bag of sand.’ No you don’t, and neither do we want to send you sand.” What will the items be useful for? “Take it to a bar and start a party. Or a fight!” According to Benjamin, they will be “products that will leave a legacy. Something to be proud of for time immemorial.”

Once the sacks start to ship (the site launched Monday), there will be no keeping the mystery products under wraps, and the curators know that. “We aren’t sending a nondisclosure agreement as one of the three items,” said Mirman. But the bag contents will change—“like flotsam, the word”—so what one guy Instagrams won’t necessarily reflect what you’ll get if you order. Once the stuff is out there, Flotsam may offer customer favorites for sale on an individual basis, but they plan on continuing the sack sale model: “Mystery bags forever.”

The Future of Flotsam

If all goes well,  Flotsam is considering launching brick and mortar stores, following a traditional path: first New York, then Tokyo, then probably Massachusetts. It’s Benjamin’s goal for Flotsam to be as big as Starbucks. Eventually “in their coffee.” For the skeptical consumer, why trust two actors with $40 to deliver on their promise of good stuff? “$40 is not a big consumer risk,” said Mirman. Added Benjamin, “Look at Maurice McDonald, who started McDonald’s. He had $40, and look what happened.” Plus, shipping is free.

http://www.flotsamgeneralstore.com/

-Pete

So the story goes, Tierce waited Limbaugh twice while she was working as a server, and both times, he left a sizable–$1,000– tip behind. But the cash felt “like blood money,” she said, so she decided to do something that would no doubt make the conservative commentator’s blood boil over: she donated most of it to the Texas Equal Abortion Fund, where she was moonlighting as executive director.

Waitress Donated Rush Limbaugh’s Generous Tip to Abortion Fund

So she’s the executive director of an abortion fund, and she calls Rush Limbaugh’s money “blood money”?! The cognitive dissonance is staggering.