July82014
June252014
“Most of the Yelp reviews are wrong. They just are. Yelp is great for finding information if you forgot the address of a place. You Google it, you say, “Yes, that’s where it is,” and then maybe you spend some time reading reviews when you’re already on your way to the restaurant. And that’s useful. But for the most part, no chef is going to take a Yelper’s review seriously, even though they might read them.
[..]
[Yelpers] are just not professional critics. The best analogy I can give is fantasy sports or lawn-chair stockbrokers. For the most part, unless you’re really studying the stats and you’re a former football player or baseball player and know the industry inside and out, it’s most likely that your insights aren’t that great.
[..]
When you get reviewed by one of the top critics, they are advocates for the consumer. Even though they have their own personal bias, they are working to put themselves in the shoes of what somebody might want in terms of value and food for the people who might go to that restaurant. The problem with Yelp is it’s so personal; reviewers only think about themselves: “I don’t think anyone should go to this restaurant. It’s the worst.” There’s just not enough empathy to think about how other people might experience it. It’s only from their lens. Also, Yelpers don’t have any professional protocol. They sit down and say, “If you don’t do this, we’re going to give you a bad Yelp score.”” David Chang, on why Yelp is the worst (via ericmortensen)
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I’ve definitely seen the 1988 video for Paul Simon’s Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard before, so why don’t I remember appearances by Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Large Professor, Spud Webb, Mickey Mantle and John Madden?

June132014

thingiverse:

Father’s Day is almost here. Start printing dad a tie before it’s too late!

May162014

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Candidate Obama said the Internet would remain open and free, but that’s before he appointed a former cable and wireless top gun to run the FCC.

Bill Moyers: “What happened to Obama’s promised net neutrality?”

(via ericmortensen)

April302014

whitehouse:

Watch President Obama, Vice President Biden, Daniel Craig, Benicio del Toro, Dulé Hill, Seth Meyers, and Steve Carell on putting an end to sexual assault.

(via laughterkey)

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April92014
3PM

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LL Cool J’s ‘Going Back To Cali’ (1988) is the best thing he ever did. Rick Rubin produced the track and appears in the video. Director Ric Menello, perhaps best known for his ‘(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right To Party’ video, took the opportunity to pay tribute to his heroes Michelangelo Antonioni, Claude Chabrol, and Federico Fellini.

"The theme was alienation and sterility. It was about hot people looking at each other and not seeing each other." [+]

Menello died last year at age 60. His final film, The Immigrant, which he co-wrote, starred Jeremy Renner and Joaquin Phoneix and scored 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.

WATCH: ‘Going Back To Cali’

April42014
April32014

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Gordon von Steiner explores the theme of narcissism with the help of Edita Vilkevičiūtė in Persona. [NSFW]

nsfw nude 

April22014
ericmortensen:

“I once had a dream that Pete Campbell was looking in a window at me. It’s true. I did! It creeped me out. Pete Campbell is really creepy.”
- Vincent Kartheiser, who plays Pete Campbell

ericmortensen:

I once had a dream that Pete Campbell was looking in a window at me. It’s true. I did! It creeped me out. Pete Campbell is really creepy.”

Vincent Kartheiser, who plays Pete Campbell

April12014
the23eyesobject:

Exactly 23 minutes into The Avengers.

the23eyesobject:

Exactly 23 minutes into The Avengers.

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