Game of Thrones
Just finished my re-watch of Season One. I realized that I had watch the episodes as they aired and read the book, but it wasn’t until I re-watched season one that I really understood the relationship between all of the story lines. So incredibly pumped for Season Two tomorrow.
A Dothraki wedding without at least three deaths is considered a dull affair.– Magister Illyrio
My Prelude to Investing in Financial Markets
Got lazy and didn’t feel like proofreading this. Re-watching “Game of Thrones” Season 1 has taken priority. “Investing in stocks is way too risky,” I told others in the not too distant past. “How do you know what the hell the company is thinking? Look at the disaster that happened in 2008. It’s all bullshit. I hate the idea of losing any money at all, especially in something as...
Revisited actual writing on my train ride home. It’s been several months since I wrote anything of substance, and the result was a bit raw. Post to come later tonight if anyone wants to read a 1,000 word history of how I went from investing in baseball cards and beanie babies to investing in financial markets.
This Week in Reading: 3.18 to 3.24
Very Deep In America Lorrie Moore Lorrie Moore, The New York Review of Books On “Friday Night Lights” as a book, tv show, and television series. The Jimmy McNulty Gambit Aaron Bady, The New Inquiry Debating whether or not it is acceptable to lie for the greater good. The Girl Who Tried to Save the World Janet Reitman, Rolling Stone (2005) The life and death of Marla Ruzicka,...
If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon. …I can only imagine what these parents...– President BARACK OBAMA, in his first remarks on the murder of Trayvon Martin. (via the New York Times)
Alex Smith to Peyton Manning is like your girlfriend to a supermodel. It’s a...– Tin (Thanks a lot.)
This Week in Reading 3.10.12 to 3.17.12
Tales of the Tyrant (2002) Mark Bowden, The Atlantic An account of the daily life of Saddam Hussein I’m Being Followed: How Google—and 104 Other Companies—Are Tracking Me on the Web Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic An inside look into the world of online advertising. Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto David Kushner, Gamespot On the beginnings and evolution of the industry changing...
The Book Versus The Movie: "The Hunger Games"
The eternal debate often ends with “The book was better,” because, often it is. I wonder though, if The Hunger Games film has an opportunity to have a more fleshed out story line than its written counterpart. While the book is written exclusively from the perspective of Katniss Everdeen, I can’t imagine a film with an $80,000,000 budget and a young, attractive cast, having such a...
kateoplis: “POTUS has arrived at the Dubliner Irish Pub to an enormous, shrieking and awesomely drunken crowd. Chants of “USA, USA” have begun.” “A couple of, uhm, glowing patrons decided to start chanting “Go Bulls!”, to which POTUS laughed and nodded politely.” — @SabrinaSiddiquie’sminute by minute coverage of St. Patty’s beer run by Obama
The International Obsession With Joseph Kony Is... →
Max Fischer, The Atlantic
The Cheat Sheet: Bashar al-Assad's iTunes Playlist →
cheatsheet: Hackers got a hold of about 3,000 emails from account shared by Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and his wife. One conversation chronicles the ruthless leader’s iTunes purchases, and let’s just say it’s an interesting mix. Without further ado, here’s a selection of songs purchased be the… NO WAY hahahahahah
This Week's Reads
Bad Education Malcom Harriss, n+1 On the student loan bubble The Next Bin Laden Patrick Symmes, GQ Discussing Anwar al-Awlaki, who has succeeded Osama bin Laden as Al-Qaeda’s leader This Tech Bubble is Different Ashlee Vance, Business Week A concerned look at the potential tech bubble the surge in social media has created. Love, Boxing, and Hunter S. Thompson John Kaye, The Los Angeles...
The 51 Long Reads I've Read This Year
Once Readability and Longform partnered together, allowing me to send magazine style pieces to my Kindle, I stopped reading books. I’ll attempt to keep these lists more organized going forward, but for now, here’s my “library” of what I’ve read: The Caging of America Adam Gopnik The New Yorker How U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work Charles Duhigg and Keith Bradsher The...
There’s a lesson here, I think, for book publishers. Readers today are forced to...– Rough Type: Nicholas Carr’s Blog: Why publishers should give away ebooks That sounds about right. (via longform)