. The other good news from the future—try this after a night out—is that “there will be no alarm clock in your wake-up routine [because] you’ll be roused by the aroma of freshly brewed coffee.” It’s a grim future for tea-drinkers—but what can the poor saps do? “Technology-driven change is inevitable.” Except, of course, when it isn’t (“you cannot storm an interior ministry by mobile phone”); but that, too, is perhaps a matter of time.

Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen:”The New Digital Age“‘s Futurist Schlock | New Republic

Or how to properly make fun of silicon valley things - sometimes your vision of the future is jsut wrong (and drink more tea :) )

I have come to a judgment: If you tell me I look like Curious George, I am not going to go out of my way to help you get a job. found in an im this morning.  I have weird friends
Modern design had shed its opulent coat of ornament and instead sought beauty in a harmonious fusion of form and function. Authentic Design | Smashing Magazine
For the record, before I asked Josh to volunteer, I offered to manage their email system.  
badlydrawingonlife:

Sincere apologies to Abbie Howard (comic she does is hella funny and here, you should read it.). Just that her style of drawing looked so fun, i had to give it a whirl.
Been really busy lettering Meatspace, trying to figure out how to use two metric tonnes of vegetables and other stuff.

For the record, before I asked Josh to volunteer, I offered to manage their email system.  

badlydrawingonlife:

Sincere apologies to Abbie Howard (comic she does is hella funny and here, you should read it.). Just that her style of drawing looked so fun, i had to give it a whirl.

Been really busy lettering Meatspace, trying to figure out how to use two metric tonnes of vegetables and other stuff.

Cite Arrow reblogged from badlydrawingonlife
The placards seem like the sort that would tell you “Do not sit here” and “No Photographs” and other fun-inhibiting restrictions. But in fact, the signs encourage just the opposite… (via “Warning” signs at historical sites tell visitors to relax and enjoy themselves - 22 Words)

The placards seem like the sort that would tell you “Do not sit here” and “No Photographs” and other fun-inhibiting restrictions. But in fact, the signs encourage just the opposite… (via “Warning” signs at historical sites tell visitors to relax and enjoy themselves - 22 Words)

The concept of success leads me to consider so-called meritocracies and their implications. We have been taught that meritocratic institutions and societies are fair. Putting aside the reality that no system, including our own, is really entirely meritocratic, meritocracies may be fairer and more efficient than some alternatives. But fair in an absolute sense? Think about it. A meritocracy is a system in which the people who are the luckiest in their health and genetic endowment; luckiest in terms of family support, encouragement, and, probably, income; luckiest in their educational and career opportunities; and luckiest in so many other ways difficult to enumerate — these are the folks who reap the largest rewards. The only way for even a putative meritocracy to hope to pass ethical muster, to be considered fair, is if those who are the luckiest in all of those respects also have the greatest responsibility to work hard, to contribute to the betterment of the world, and to share their luck with others. As the Gospel of Luke says (and I am sure my rabbi will forgive me for quoting the New Testament in a good cause): “From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.” Kind of grading on the curve, you might say. Ben Bernake on Ivy league type merit - Ayn Rand is dead
Being thin is viewed as a reflection of sterling character, while being fat suggests internal disorder and a lack of self-respect. Personal Essay on Weight - Daphne Merkin Article - ELLE  a very upper middle class way to look at the world of being fat
Why I prefer puppies

badlydrawingonlife:

This may actually have happened or might have been a cold medicine induced hallucination. We will never know for sure.

Why I prefer puppies

badlydrawingonlife:

This may actually have happened or might have been a cold medicine induced hallucination. We will never know for sure.

Cite Arrow reblogged from badlydrawingonlife