bookoisseur

I think my favorite thing about Pac Rim is that it gave us the term Drift Compatible

almualimbeatbox:

because in English there is no good way to explain a very deep, often, platonic, love and understanding between two people of the same or opposite sex. The closest thing we have is best friend and that doesn’t dig deep enough for some people or explain the absolute love between people that has nothing to do with sexual or romantic desires.

I don’t want to fuck you or romance you, I want to love and understand you on such a deep level that sometimes its like we share the same mind. We’re drift compatible.

marc

marc:

Bistro: The Smart Feeder That Recognizes Your Cat’s Face

I can’t decide if this is completely ridiculous or the most wonderful thing ever. Can it be both?

I’m going to go with ‘wonderful!’ This would be super useful in our household:

(a) Weight tracking would identify issues like loss of appetite and weight loss before they get more severe. With that kind of information, we should be able to avoid a repeat performance of Boomer’s week-long hospitalization for hepatic lipidosis in fall 2012.

(b) Boomer & Nutmeg are very different sizes. They have no qualms about eating from each other’s bowls, so without constant supervision it’s impossible to tell if each cat is consuming the appropriate amount of food. Facial recognition would be a hell of a lot easier and more effective than our current system, which is to keep the smaller cat’s bowl in a place that’s harder for the bigger cat to access.

TL;DR: I’m happy to back the campaign with $200 if it means I don’t have to sign another kitty DNR in the foreseeable future.

lavshun

"America is two countries now—the country of its narrative and the country of its numbers, with the latter sitting in judgment of the former. In the stories we tell ourselves, we are nearly always too good: too soft on criminals, too easy on terrorists, too lenient with immigrants, too kind to animals. In the stories told by our numbers, we imprison, we drone, we deport, and we euthanize with an easy conscience and an avenging zeal. We have become schizophrenic in that way, and pit bulls hold up the same mirror as the 2.2 million souls in our prisons and jails and the more than 350,000 people we deport every year.”