One of the things we like about the Internet is that no matter what it is you are interested in, no matter how obscure, no matter how seemingly random, there is someone else out there who is to and you can find them. And you can share what you are interested in with whoever wants to find it. This collection of comic book cartography is case and point. We didn’t know we liked looking at examples of cartography in comic books and now we do.
Shared from www.juxtapoz.com
Republicans in Kansas are supporting the Democratic candidate for governor. Click here to watch Jessica Williams investigate.
What do people even do with Bachelor degrees?
Actually, that’s what I did after I got my master’s.
With beer instead of Dew.
People have accused me of never being truly happy.
There’s something to that, I think.
But I feel a kinship with whomever wrote this, more than anything.
Chicago White Sox outfielder Ralph Garr models the shorts worn by the team for three games during the 1976 season. (Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: Ugliest Uniforms in Sports History
"But [angel investor Ron Conway] took a turn for the serious, warning the enthusiastic crowd that “you have to be willing to work 24/7.” He then went a step further, solemnly claiming, “Dating someone or married: warn them that they’re not first in line, that you have this vocation, that your duty is to your company. It has to be that fanatical.”
Ron Conway’s Advice for Young Founders at YC’s Startup School
Don’t spike the football until there’s a reason.
I have a lot of friends who are conservative, and yet I love them still.
Still, sometimes I despair of their current motivations, which seem to consist of sticking it to our president and finding anything at all to needle liberals about, as opposed to, you know, actually trying to help people.
Which brings me to today’s New York Times story.
Yes, 17 American soldiers had been injured by what seem to be chemical weapons in Iraq.
Which means that yes, they found chemical weapons in Iraq.
Weapons that pre-dated the first Gulf War. The one in 1990.
That were so degraded that they couldn’t even be used for their original purpose.
Think about that for a second.
Shells that were so fucked up that they couldn’t even be fired anymore.
Naturally, this prompted a shitload of taunting from the conservative Twitterati, what with them being all “SUCK IT LIBTARDS BUSH WAS RIGHT.”
Let’s examine this for a second.
First of all, we went to war over the idea that Saddam was currently running a WMD program and that it was an imminent danger to the USA.
Nothing they found over there makes any of that true.
Second of all, you’re totally right.
Finding a bunch of old chemical weapons shells that couldn’t have even been fired totally justifies the tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of dead people, the billions of dollars spent, the massive damage to our reputation both in the Middle East and worldwide, and all of the insane instability that our decision to invade caused.
Congrats, neocons. You must feel like big winners today.
Best Advice For Writers
These are very best pieces of advice ever given to me by other writers.
1. Writing is the easiest part. It’s the author shit that’s hard. (Ian Rankin)
2. Never, ever diet on tour. (Kate Atkinson)
3. Don’t believe anything film people say until you’re at the première,…