newyorker
newyorker:

How the partial shutdown of the G train caused the first known zombie outbreak in history: http://nyr.kr/1o0cuzR

East River Ferry, Greenpoint Terminal (India Street)
Joe Ellison is a ferry captain who witnessed the panic at its height, when residents tried to flee en masse.
“I remember these young girls who hopped aboard once, about a week into this mess. I don’t know, probably early twenties. Flustered. Told me they’d tried to hold out but just couldn’t take it anymore, needed to get away.”

Photograph by Spencer Platt/Getty.

Heh heh.

newyorker:

How the partial shutdown of the G train caused the first known zombie outbreak in history: http://nyr.kr/1o0cuzR

East River Ferry, Greenpoint Terminal (India Street)

Joe Ellison is a ferry captain who witnessed the panic at its height, when residents tried to flee en masse.

“I remember these young girls who hopped aboard once, about a week into this mess. I don’t know, probably early twenties. Flustered. Told me they’d tried to hold out but just couldn’t take it anymore, needed to get away.”

Photograph by Spencer Platt/Getty.

Heh heh.

marksbirch

marksbirch:

I cannot tell you how many emails I get from sales people that read like mini-novels. I dread opening these things because I know that as soon as I do, I am going to be bowled over in a deluge of clichés, sales speak, and insincere friendliness. I will be implored to share my time, link-baited to…

Great addition to some of our discussion at #orbitalnyc.

dearmsmanagement

dearmsmanagement:

Dear Ms. Management,

I spent a couple of years working on a startup that really ground me down while it died a slow death. After that, I decided I really wanted a real job, at least for a while.

While doing a full press on the job search, I took a contract job with a buddy, Brian. He owns…

Sometimes have a relationship.   Sometimes you’re in a transaction.

Sometimes you don’t have a clear view of the situation.  Painful.

Will the covers of the theme to Game of Thrones ever get old for me?    I don’t think so.

The Internet told me that Queen Elizabeth enjoys Game of Thrones.  

Of course I want to believe.  To imagine the Queen telling Prince Philip, “I’m not a Queen, I’m a Khaleesi.”   And then giggling.

Or, commanding the Queens Guard to cover “Tusk.” 

That said, I think it was my Dad — and I do believe him — who told me that Elizabeth was quite a heroic and unifying figure to the people of England, and particularly to children, during the privations and danger of World War II.

I was about to tear off into a rant about politicians, but instead I’ll just have another cup of coffee. 

Back to “Tusk,” this did this GoT theme instantly reminded me of the most awesome rock song to use a marching band, ever.

Happy Cover Friday.

ornaments-of-the-world

thegentlemanscloset:

This is rather interesting. This is an unfinished pattern for a waistcoat dating to about 1760, and it looks to have potentially been a stunning one. The material is silk, with metal thread and sequins. In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Beautiful.   Anyone who quilts, sews, knits, or dabbles in any of the textile arts, feels a little bit of sympathetic pain here.   The pain that kept this beautiful work in a drawer — possibly generations of drawers — until it landed in the Met’s collection.

The UFO.  Unfinished object.

pointsnandfigures
To hear that a shortage of STEM students to fill STEM jobs exists and that the U.S. needs to produce more STEM degrees to fill these positions is an insult to not only my friends but the thousands of newly graduating STEM degrees who are unemployed. From my experience, all STEM degrees are not created equal in the age of the STEM crisis. The STEM crisis portrayed by media and industry is not so much a STEM crisis but rather a crisis for more computer-focused degrees, more specifically the ‘10x’ or the top talent among computer-focused degrees.

http://pointsandfigures.com/2014/07/22/the-stem-crisis-myth-and-how-to-retain-students-in-the-midwest/

The results of a study are counter intuitive to what you are reading in the media.  Today on my blog, I had them guest post.  It’s interesting reading.

(via pointsnandfigures)