Time Machines Need Not Apply
Everyone is bound to make mistakes when publishing large volumes of material, so it isn’t surprising — especially in a year like this last one — that the Verge’s Jacob Kastrenakes accidentally said the WarnerMedia-Discovery tie up would occur mid-2020 when he meant mid-2022. But the correction is just so good:
Correction June 1st, 3:45PM ET: The deal is expected to close in mid-2022, not in mid-2020 as this article initially misstated, which would require a time machine.
Giving Up Reading
Harry Marks presents a humorous take on the pledges some bloggers will take to do something seemingly difficult (and arbitrary) allegedly for some reason that will lead to a better life, but really mostly oriented towards publicity and obtaining more readers:
Abandoning reading will force me to be better with my time, vastly more aloof to current events, and a complete bore to everyone around me. And if you're still crazy enough to be talking to your computer screen, you might be asking, “Why couldn't you just limit how much you're reading instead of cutting it out completely?” The answer is simple, young one - because common sense doesn't get page views.
How the NYT News Room Works
This seems to be uncannily accurate to the way the NYT is covering Apple these days.
Another excellent April Fool's Day joke. I just love the idea of capacitive touch screen compatible hippos. I wonder how long a Gorilla Glass screen could hold up with this?
The Ideal Superhero
No beans about it.
No, this? is not a site to insult your favorite Lutheran friends with. Rather, it is the tool you need when what you need is a really good insult. Why? Because few have approached the level of mastery of this art that Martin Luther did and now you can receive random insulting goodness from the man Calvin called the Apostle of the Reformation whenever you want.
This is too much fun.
From the Archive: Stray Cats
If you don't already make Uncle Jay Explains the News a regular part of your week, you owe yourself three minutes to go watch an episode.
Zombies on Your Lawn
The perfect kind of video advertisement: catchy.
Jack and Squat
If you didn't catch this going around the internet yet, here is a little presidential address from last Saturday to brighten your day.