This is Violence

“The government is too afraid to say it, but the internet is a utility. The data that flows to your home is just like water and electricity: it’s not a luxury or an option in 2014. The FCC’s original Open Internet rules failed precisely because it was too timid to say that out loud, and instead erected rules on a sketchy legal sinkhole that was destined to fail. As the WSJ reports, the FCC has once again decided against reclassifying broadband as a public utility. To declare the internet a public utility would go against the wishes of companies like Comcast and AT&T, which don’t want to be dumb pipes. It’s more lucrative to be cunning.”

-It’s time for the FCC to stand up for Americans instead of ruining the internet (via thisistheverge)

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“CBS has just declared war on the heartland of America.”

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Rush Limbaugh, on CBS replacing Letterman with Stephen Colbert.  (via mediamattersforamerica)

Not as entertaining as what reasonable person Ben Shapiro had to say. He compared it to blackface.

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Irony is a flat circle.

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Five word usage tips from David Foster Wallace

jkottke:

Farnam Street is featuring a handout given by the late David Foster Wallace to his fiction writing class in 2002. It’s titled YOUR LIBERAL-ARTS $ AT WORK and covers five common usages gotchas.

2. And is a conjunction; so is so. Except in dialogue between particular kinds of characters, you never need both conjunctions. “He needed to eat, and so he bought food” is incorrect. In 95% of cases like this, what you want to do is cut the and.

Some pretty deep irony in this particular example.

Jon Stewart and Matt Taibbi discuss the different treatment afforded to ‘street’ based drug users and white-collar criminals profiting from the drug trade.

(Source: sandandglass, via irunfrombears)

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Danny Brown x Sleigh Bells