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Sep
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too many have remained silent behind the anesthetizing security of stained-glass windows

- Martin Luther King Jr in Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

May this never be said of my generation.

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Sep
9th
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388. If you don’t know what a knob does, don’t fool with it.

(via rulesformyunbornson)

COROLLARY: buttons are made to be pushed.

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Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
— Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933) - found via JLM
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Jul
13th
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On Urban Outfitters now selling fixies

A friend of mine, known around here as DJ Double A, had this to say about Urban Outfitters now selling fixies:

How cheap are these things to produce, if urban outfitters sells $25 tshirts but can sell these for 400 bucks. They must be total crap.

But what does it matter when you can get double-takes on your bodacious pink rims with checkered slip-on vans, tight girl jeans rolled to the calf, white punk rock belt, and a sleevless tshirt to show off your arm tats on the way to sit at the heroin-chic, bohemian, 2-cool-4-school, coffee joint to sip an organic free-trade 6 dollar espresso so you post tweets from your smartphone while reading dharma bums, hoping somebody notices.

Best hipster rant ever.

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Jul
6th
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Great idea from Nike & Livestrong - Chalkbot.  Send messages of hope to be printed on the road during the Tour de France.

Great idea from Nike & Livestrong - Chalkbot.  Send messages of hope to be printed on the road during the Tour de France.

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Jul
4th
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Good luck Lance.

Good luck Lance.

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Jun
23rd
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I’m craving some SC barbeque about now.  The best in the whole state has got to be Brown’s Barbeque.

I’m craving some SC barbeque about now.  The best in the whole state has got to be Brown’s Barbeque.

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Jun
15th
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She replies that life never presents us with a single big question, that every day, he’s being asked to choose, and that each time he misses an appointment or doesn’t make it home, he’s making his choice.

Chris Yeh in a comment on Steve Blank’s post about the ugliness of startup workaholics.

I think this is true beyond the context of just this comment - most of my big decisions were made daily over time and rarely in one moment.

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Jun
14th
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This generation will determine if the world can avoid the apocalypse that will come if the fear-ridden establishments continue to dominate global politics, motivated by terror, armed with nukes, and playing old but now far too dangerous games.

from Andrew Sullivan.

As my friend Justin said: I do hope the next generation will end the dangerous war games of our fathers. That is something to hope for.

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Jun
9th
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Yes, this is the siphon pot coffee from blue bottle.  Todd Sampson first introduced me to this place and it’s now a must-visit on every trip to San Fran.
marco:
Decidedly not Peet’s. Blue Bottle Cafe, San Francisco.

Yes, this is the siphon pot coffee from blue bottle.  Todd Sampson first introduced me to this place and it’s now a must-visit on every trip to San Fran.

marco:

Decidedly not Peet’s. Blue Bottle Cafe, San Francisco.
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