What is the nature of the border between truth and lies? It is permeable and...– Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies. Posting again because Mantel speaks truth.
Guardian Music: Pet Shop Boys' Actually is 25... →
guardianmusic: It’s been 25 years since the release of Actually, the Pet Shop Boys’ landmark second album. A go-to classic for 80s synthpop lovers, the album’s continuing appeal is not all about nostalgia. Who could forget Ian McKellen’s vampiric cameo in the Heart music video? And how about… I have thoughts on this album, but maybe I’ll drop them off with the Grauniad first.
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There are people using Branch for serious, thoughtful discussions, but I’ve been threatening to do this for days, because really. Join us:
Meghan O'Keefe: Todd Akin and the Bene Gesserits →
megsokay: So, the weirdest thing about Todd Akin’s comments for me hasn’t been that there are still politicians that believe in “legitimate rape”, because obviously there are. The weirdest thing is discovering that Todd Akin’s understanding of female biology comes from the Dune novels. Specifically the sequel novels to Dune. You know, House Atreides, House Harkonnen, House Corrino…those books....
Trying this on for size.
kellysue: HELLO GREG RUCKA IS ON TUMBLR. I THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW. ruckawriter: We’ll see how this goes. Another place to share my often-random thoughts and to occasionally vent my spleen. And now, back to trying to figure this thing out…. This is a thing that I am glad to know indeed.
LaineyGossip on the Olympics Closing Ceremony Spice Girls reunion: It was silly and light, it was nostalgic, it was funny, and it was FUN… even though I was kinda choked at Ginger’s modification of the Union Jack dress. Too bad she couldn’t have dusted the old girl off and brought back the red boots too. I thought Baby Spice looked best. I totally miss Scary yelling at the audience. I LOVE...
Olympic sailing commentary.* “Go back, you fool! You’re not going to win any medals that way!” *by Irish comedian Chris Tordoff. Apparently not everyone realized this was done for funny. Go Ireland.
But what happened to me exposes vital security flaws in several customer service...– Mat Honan, “How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led To My Epic Hacking”. I’ve actually wondered about this very scenario more than once, because of the inconsistency I’ve seen across multiple interfaces and displays when it comes to credit card numbers. I also feel pretty...