Looking forward to this.
Allie Brosh of the blog Hyperbole and a Half speaks to Fresh Air tomorrow to talk about dogs, drawing, and depression.
Brosh explains the way she portrays herself in Paintbrush,
It’s me on the inside. That’s what I’m like when I view myself. I am this crude, absurd little thing, this squiggly little thing on the inside. So it’s more of a raw representation of what it feels like to be me.
images from Hyperbole and a Half
Technology, you scary sometimes.
Google’s Motorola division makes phones. People make calls on those phones. And now that mobile has eaten the world, they often reach out to business associates and loved ones in noisy situations like “large stadiums, busy streets, restaurants, and emergency situations.” Which makes it harder to communicate.
Thankfully, then, Google has patented a new possible solution to the age old problem of talking with each in loud places: “Communication can be reasonably improved” by the application of an electronic throat tattoo, which could dampen “acoustic noise.”
Sounds reasonable! Just look at the guy in the patent drawing. He’s happy! Who wouldn’t want a neck tattoo that provides “auxillary voice input to a mobile communication device”?
Read more. [Image: USPTO]
Does Chipotle’s new animated short initiate an important conversation about our food system? Or is it a cynical attempt to turn consumer fears about certain agricultural methods into sales? Elizabeth Weiss on what the ad tells us about the company: http://nyr.kr/14DaQPM
You guys, I eat up Jimmy Fallon’s lip-synching contests. And considering I tweeted about Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s hashtag skit earlier, it’s looking like I just love Jimmy Fallon’s show.
Lip-syncing with Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Merchant
For continual creative sustenance.
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