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  • Beautiful people riding the subway. (Refinery 29)
  • I like this thing the networks are doing where they preview entire episodes of new shows online.  Watch The New Normal—which I’m going to come right out and say I really liked, although it’s definitely got some kinks to work out—here .   (Splitsider)
  • Best cleaning tip ever: pick up tiny shards of broken glass with bread! (Amazing Food Tricks)
  • Richard Nixon thought of everything. Here’s the speech he prepared just in case Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin crashed and burned on their 1969 mission to the moon. (The Daily What)
  • Somebody got their hands on the training manual for Apple store Genius Bar employees, and it is—as these documents so frequently are—kind of fascinating.  The list of banned words and phrases alone if a tour de force of Customer Service-speak.  (Gizimodo)


Posted on August 30th, 2012 3 Comments

3 Responses

  1. Viajera says:

    I must take issue with the subway photos. This idea that it is okay to take someone’s picture — even if they are out in public — and put it on the web without their permission has to go. It is, imho, a male legal concept that needs to be reversed.

    It is nice if someone calls someone else beautiful, but how about when they call them ugly? It is the same freedom.

  2. Audrey says:

    I agree with Viajera. Although this may be legal, I find it intrusive and creepy. I caught a guy taking a photo of me with his cellphone on a bus and it made me sick. I’m also just tired of this trend of street fashion photography. It so narcissistic and vapid. We are more than the outfits we are wearing.

    I’m more concerned about whether that subway was on time!

  3. shefferman says:

    apparently some of the Geniuses i’ve dealt with over the years didn’t get the manual. some of the rudest, most condescending MF’s in retail! [that said, many of them are very helpful.] problems typically occur at the Genius Bar, where it’s like triage, implausible deniability, and accusation — before they send you off, problem often not solved, with a cheerful “Thank you! Have a nice weekend!”