We’re all about finding ways of raising discretionary revenue.– Michael O’Leary, chief executive of Ryanair, on toying with the idea of charging passengers to use airplane restrooms. [Time, March 16, 2009 issue]
Help Fox Searchlight pick ‘500 Days of Summer’... →
Lovely! I’m very excited for this movie and this just sweetens the deal. Tapping the consumer for advice is a very good idea if handled correctly; even if Fox Searchlight controls the final outcome, putting some decision in the hands of the movie-goer inspires confidence and faith, not to mention hard-earned goodwill. Zooey Deschanel is adorable in the top-left poster, but the design is fairly...
Holyfuckingshit. This looks so badass. The machines apparently are able to replicate human-like tissue and infiltrate the human resistance with faux mecha-warriors amongst the ranks. This seriously looks like it will be one awesome fucking movie. [via kottke»fimoculous]
Transparency is the new black.– Bright Side #44 [Bright Side of the Recession] What? A topical jab that incorporates design humor? I think I just found my new favorite quote.
Flirting is the art of keeping intimacy at a safe distance.– Sabina Sesselmann [via kari-shma»quote-book] Went on a Tumblr follow spree; I’ll be reblogging some of the gems. This makes me smile.
So I’m going to see the much-hyped cinematic debut of Alan Moore’s highly celebrated Watchmen comic book series Thursday at midnight. In full, glorious IMAX. This film will be my first in IMAX—I’m definitely excited and just a tad apprehensive about the added benefits over regular cinema. I’d meant to write this earlier but I couldn’t find an appropriate graphic to accompany this post until...
“That’s What She Said.” →
More creative use of public APIs for lulz. napoleonicflair: Oh man, I had so much meat today. @napoleonicflair That’s what she said. [via]
Sad Trombone My Life →
Fuck My Life vs. Sad Trombone mashup. This is what Web 2.0 is all about, man!
“What experience most shaped who you are?” →
The question on Ask Metafilter that launched one of the most beautiful and amazing discussions I have ever read. It was asked by a parent of a three and a half year old who wanted to know what experiences stick with—and perhaps change—someone for the rest of their lives, and what they can do as parents to provide as many of these experiences for their children as they can. There is something so...
New York Plans to Close Parts of Broadway to... →
Mayor Bloomberg announced plans to close several blocks of Broadway to vehicle traffic through Times Square and Herald Square, a move that seems counterintuitive, but will actually free up traffic moving through the area. The messy intersections the diagonal Broadway creates around 42nd Street are always clogged with slow-moving traffic. The city plans on transforming the now vacant streets...
CollegeHumor — The Dark Knight Meets Superman It’s time for Gotham to get the hero it needs, not the hero it thinks it deserves, but the hero that it– thinks. That we think– it needs, to deserve. B–because it’s time to deserve a hero… and things. For Gotham. Rawrrr. Dark Knight. I laughed so hard that my throat hurts now. [via]
How Much Water Does Pasta Really Need? →
Interesting article. I’ve wondered about this too—why we need so much water when most (if not all) of it is drained away. It’s fortuitous I came across this because I planned on making pasta for lunch anyway, so I got to test this out in real life. A great deal more attention and care is needed when using less water, though. I had to stir often to prevent noodles from sticking to the pot, taking...
Carla is crazyy. [via]
Flight of the Conchords
Kutner: […] She’ll invite friends over for Foreman to share.
Taub: She's not a nympho—she's bisexual, which by the way, means she’s accustomed to partners who don’t need a map to find the treasure.
Kutner: Even if you know where the treasure is, it can still be pretty hard to dig it up without a shovel.
Taub: You can buy a shovel.