Infographic of use of social media to make shopping decisions. Okay, some of what they count as "social media" I don't quite lump in that category, but interesting non the less. (Pointed to by Dan)
Just something to think about as you swipe that card key to get into your hotel room. (Pointed to by Dan)
The Oatmeal on religion. (Pointed to by John)
In pointing to the video the other day, I said that's why I want to write SF. Here's why I write crappy science fiction. Oh, the 70s. Nobody has a good picture from the 70s. The 70s were kinda the bad hangover and nightmarish flashback from what we did as a culture during the 60s. (Pointed to by Dan)
"Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers." Or so said Socrates (as attributed by Plato). And now, they write poorly. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Of course, then you have my wife who has offered extra credit for anybody who would write out the first verse of the "Star Spangled Banner." So far, I don't believe she's had to award extra credit for that question.
Eric on Mike Huckabee and Chick-Fil-A. And I'll add my two cents in here. Strange how when one of those "lefty" companies come out and supports things like gay marriage the religious right gets to enact boycotts, call them names, and say they're part of the "Satan is ruining America" crowd. And that's perfectly fine with Mike-o. I don't remember him condemning the Southern Baptists for boycotting Disney, or any of the other silliness. But when it's people calling out bigotry and saying, "We're not going to support that," instead of it being "market forces", suddenly it's anti-American. Seriously, Mike, WTF?
When corporations use sock-puppets it makes the Baby Jesus cry. Sure, it could be a false flag operation (double false flag - ooo, it's like a spy novel), but I doubt it. (Pointed to by Dan)