Yet another actor from HBO’s show The Wire has joined the cast of The Walking Dead. This time Sergeant Ellis Carter is playing a wimpy Minister, who carries no weapons but has somehow survived the Zombie Apocalypse thus far. He joins D’Angelo Barksdale / Bob Stookey and Cutty / Tyreese Williams.
This past Monday Instagram unveiled Hyperlapse.
I’m impressed and eager to use it as I’m sure most people are.
Soon Hyperlapse videos will be mainstream cliche and EVERYONE and their mom will shoot this way; probably also replacing use cases where photos would have once been shot.
But I’m okay with this cliche, the videos are beautiful.
It’s that time of year where white girls (my gf included) all over America collectively freak out over the coming of fall and Starbuck’s pumpkin spice latte.
— Ari Carmichael ⚡ (@_carmikahlow) August 27, 2014
— Amber ♡ (@amberzwitz) August 27, 2014
But what is in the damn thing?! Turns out a lot of shitty stuff: this article breaks it down as well as does the detective work to uncover the ingredients for Starbucks.
The image below is handy if it’s tl;dr. Essentially it’s a bunch of chemicals, flavoring and a ton of sugar (50 grams for grande)
But the thing is NOBODY CARES.
People are surprised that #PumpkinSpiceLatte has no real pumpkin in it? Like they were back there pureeing chunks of gourds!? Come on.
— Leah_Morrison (@Leah_Morrison) August 27, 2014
— Jonathan Glover (@jonathandglover) August 27, 2014
Everyone already knows that there isn’t any real pumpkin in this drink and nobody expects there to be.
Nobody expects Starbucks’ to put pumpkin in their pumpkin spice latte. Isn’t THAT the problem?
The thing is corporations are not going to put real food in their products over cheaper artificial alternatives unless they have to, e.i people don’t buy their products. You can’t blame Starbucks, this is how they can maximize revenue with this product. Maximizing revenue is how our economy works.
Bloggers and people tweeting can make a big stink over products like this all they want, but until consumers stop buying and depend an alternative, nothing will change.
Monday Avery and I saw the Eagles, a band formed 40 years ago, perform at the Tacoma Dome.
The guys still have it after all these years. Of course they aren’t as good vocally as they were in the 70’s, but still they can sing and play amazingly well.
Audio/video from the show, plus some especially great YouTube videos when The Eages were at the top of their game below.
Two Performances from 1977
Today I took to YouTube to watch some vintage Eagles performances, and here are two of my favorites.
Take It to The Limit
Take note of original bassist Randy Meisner’s crazy vocals at the 4:17 mark
One of These Nights
Don Felder’s guitar solo at the 2:07 mark
Don Henley’s amazing falsetto at the 3:24 mark
“But we know the direction we need to head to: we need the drive and inventiveness of Capitalism to tackle the higher, deeper problems of life. This will offer an exit from the failings and misery that attend Capitalism today.”
A semi-regular post where I search the depths of the internet and uncover a few gems (so you don’t have to)
Drink between 1 and 11 drinks to be cool at work.
“There is a tipping point to popularity in the study: Participants who reported having more than 12 drinks at a time had the same, or less, social standing as the ones who didn’t binge.
A good reminder if you are disenchanted with your job.
And my experience has been that economic security has always helped my art along more than any kind of “spiritual” freedom or whatever.
Right now my day job is going around giving talks and writing and selling books. It’s a good day job, but “doing what I love” would actually mean sitting around all day reading and drawing and making these goofy poems. Guess how much that pays? Not much. And guess how much time I actually get to do that stuff? Not much.
This is what I recommend: get up early. Get up early and work for two hours on the thing you really care about. Then, when you’re done, go to your job. When you get there, your boss can’t take the thing you really care about away from you, because you already did it. And you know you’ll get to do it tomorrow morning, as long as you make it through today.
The “meaning” in your job is: it pays the bills. Get as good at it as you can, because it’ll make the job more interesting to you, and it will provide you exits to another one. Then find the rest of your meaning elsewhere.
And now why your job sucks
Huge swathes of people, in Europe and North America in particular, spend their entire working lives performing tasks they secretly believe do not really need to be performed. The moral and spiritual damage that comes from this situation is profound. It is a scar across our collective soul.
We decide what to eat for breakfast, we decide what to wear, and we decide to watch TV instead of working on a side project. One donut or one night of TV — not a big deal, right? Well, that is right. But hundreds of donuts and hundreds of hours of TV are big deals.
Alcohol, not along the most harmful, but highest proportion of harm done to others.
More evidence that we just need to stop all prohibition
Andrew Wiggins Vine
Right before he was traded for Kevin Love