It’s another of those busy summer weeks where I am away and my writing and reading time (which is just as, if not more, important) is dependent on spotty WiFi and finding a hidden corner away from the Gilmore clan.
I’m also missing my customary naps which leaves me irritable, ennervated, and unfocused.
And so sucky blogging returns. Truthfully I haven’t been able to find much of interest during my cursory scans and what I have I don’t have time to give the treatment it deserves. Still, the purpose of these pieces (outside their entertainment value of which I’m sure you’re getting enough at my expense) is to alert you to stories and sources to which you might otherwise not be exposed.
Therefore it is more important than ever that you click the links. I will not be able to summarize, merely to sum up-
Buttercup is marry Humperdinck in little less than half an hour. So all we have to do is get in, break up the wedding, steal the princess, make our escape… after I kill Count Rugen.
Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when
we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED)the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.
I would never make fun of LaEscapee or blame PhilJD. And I am highly organized.
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.
–Julius Caesar (I, ii, 140-141)
This Day in History
News and Blogs
- Greek Prime Minister Calls for Referendum on Bailout Terms, By JIM YARDLEY and NIKI KITSANTONIS, The New York Times
- Three depressing lessons from the Greek debt negotiations, by Branko Milanovic, Al Jazeera
- Two rival self-driving cars have close call in California, By Paul Lienert, Reuters
- Delphi says self-driving car didn’t come close to Google’s car, by Paul Lienert and Joe White, Reuters
- Denmark set for Liberal-led government after rightwing coalition talks fail, by David Crouch, The Guardian
- Challenge to U.S. warrantless surveillance on tap after guilty plea, By Joseph Ax, Reuters
- What Is the Big Secret Surrounding Stingray Surveillance?, By Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American
- A former Keystone XL lobbyist just joined Team Hillary, by Lindsay Abrams, Salon
- The Reverse Turing Test: Pretending to Be a Chatbot Is Harder Than You Think, by Uri Bram, Motherboard
- Two Overlooked Aspects Of Those Leaks About NSA Spying On French Presidents, by Glyn Moody, Tech Dirt
- Leaked Damage Assessment Shows Government Mostly Interested In Investigating Leakers, Withholding Information From Public, by Tim Cushing, Tech Dirt
- Sony Pictures Postmortem Reveals Death by Stupid, By Rayne, emptywheel
- The BBC’s Inept but Revealing Attempt at a Game Theoretic View of Greek Crisis, By William K. Black, New Economic Perspectives
- “As You Wish”: Cary Elwes on “The Princess Bride,” doing his own stunts, and whether he’d rather fight with a sword, his hands or his wits, by Gary M. Kramer, Salon