Standup Desk, Mark II. Thanks, IKEA. (at Bangor Daily News (BDN) State House Bureau)
My first longer essayish/reporty thing for Grantland. Please enjoy.
I love Sleigh Bells, Terminal 5, Grantland AND Zach Dionne. Will definitely have to read this.
Just learned about these guys. LIYL Mewithoutyou, Thursday, Modern Life is War, and other over-the-top, earnest post-hardcore.
This band is kind of good, if you’re into this sort of thing.
Teddy Roosevelt’s diary entry from the day his wife died. He never spoke of her death again
This is heart-breaking.
I went to the puppy store to feel better and meet a friend who I’ve only met in person once but follow on here and on Instagram, and his friend who I hadn’t met til today.
This was the grumpiest looking puppy I’ve ever seen. Look at his eyebrows! Even when his tail was wagging and he was jumping up to bite my fingers, he still looked like that.
The guy who worked at that store sucked though because he didn’t want you to hold the puppies. What an ass. But I did anyway, because fuck that, this grumpy dude needed some love.
Now I’m gonna drive home to my connectionless, cold apartment and probably cry a lot because I know that this relationship isn’t great, but it still really really sucks.
I’m gonna have to fight myself to not drive over there.
I don’t even know, you guys. I don’t know anything.
When things get hard, remember this grumpy puppy. It was awesome to see you, Jewelie!
The four types of internet anger (seriously)
The testosterone-fueled CONTEMPT system (what biologists call intermale aggression) drives individuals to diss and duel online and produces trolls.
The oxytocin-modulated SPITE system drives individuals to target opponents’ social networks.
The male RAIDING system drives groups of raiders to team up to attack enemy installations and gives rise to hacker groups.
But the most prevalent and influential form of online hostility is OUTRAGE, a uniquely human emotional system in the most evolved part of our social brain that drives us to collectively punish transgressors and gives rise to crusaders. Social media turbo-charges our outrage circuits and generates ever-increasing numbers of online petitions and lynch mobs."
That last one sounds an awful lot like TUMBLR INDIGNATION.
A cold, dense layer of fog lingered in downtown Ellsworth, Maine as the sun came up Wednesday morning, creating odd light and an eerie mood.
Aww. This makes me miss Ellsworth, @billtrotter.
- My schedule changed.
Hello weekends off, you sexy sexy thing.
This is my first real 9-5 M-F job. I have car payments. I have not one but two different kinds of insurance. Am I an adult now? Is this how adults...
- “Dude DC should just give up”— Guy at the movie theatre talking about marvel movies (via erinboo24)
It’s the middle of April and I had to remake my bed so it had MORE blankets on it.
Fitted flannel sheet
Small fuzzy blanket
Flannel top sheet
Everyone at work seems to really like me. It’s weird. They think I’m happy and funny. They like having me around. I am good at my job, even if I...