look at this baby on his specially made baby horse
Going on the registry
We’re ready to reveal our A-MAZE-ING NEWS! We’ll have a BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group designed maze in the Great Hall this summer! Learn more here:
Renderings courtesy BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.
I want to fall into this for eternity.
We’re very focused on comfort today.
Most satisfying picture of the Super Bowl
I’d rather be playing dress-up
The Latin term meconium derives from the Greek μηκώνιον, mēkōnion, a diminutive of μήκων, mēkōn, i.e. poppy, in reference either to its tarry appearance that may resemble some raw opium preparations, or to Aristotle’s belief that it induces sleep in the fetus.
— Sometimes it’s great when Greek etymology intersects with my current life, and other times less so.
Things to which I’ve had intense emotional reactions today:
- A cast interview about Veronica Mars
- The retired prison chaplain who drove my cab
- "Say It Ain’t So" by Weezer
- Logging into online banking
And it’s only 9:30 a.m.
Government surveillance within social networks didn’t arise out of nowhere; instead, it is a product of longstanding inequalities in power in technology that have historically privileged white men above all, who have been much more likely to control surveillance technologies than be targeted by them. The outrage over NSA surveillance has occurred and received massive coverage not because the deployment of technology for citizen surveillance is new but because white, technical, American men have finally become targets of the surveillant gaze rather than its aloof masters.