Apple, U2 and looking a gift horse in the mouth

Word.

But the inordinate amount of actual anger directed at Apple and U2 over this is so disproportional to the actual event, I’ve started to wonder about the mental state of some of those complaining. It’s really been off the charts.

If you fall into that camp, let me speak very plainly: I have no sympathy for you. I have trouble thinking of a more self-indulgent, “first world problem” than saying “I hate this free new album I’ve been given.”

Klaus Nomi

Something very bizarre is happening in my life right now. Klaus Nomi keeps coming up! First, I read a blog that linked to a clip of David Bowie’s 1979 SNL performance in which Klaus Nomi was one of the backup singers. Second, I watched a 2006 episode of Venture Bros. in which a shapeshifter appears as David Bowie, and one of his henchmen is Klaus Nomi! And now, this randomly appears in my feed.

WHAT IS GOING ON?

(Source: nomi-invasion, via lovethawedout)

Haters gonna hate: “To be totally honest, it looks like it was designed by a student in their first trimester.”

"Jean-Claude Biver, head of LVMH’s luxury watch division (Tag Heuer, Zenith Hublot, etc), talking about the Apple Watch.”

This man is the head of a company that makes products that no human being on the planet actually needs. Who gives a shit what he has to say?

(Source: parislemon)

A central premise of US media coverage of the Israeli attack on Gaza - beyond the claim that Israel is justifiably “defending itself” - is that this is some endless conflict between two foreign entitles, and Americans can simply sit by helplessly and lament the tragedy of it all. The reality is precisely the opposite: Israeli aggression is possible only because of direct, affirmative, unstinting US diplomatic, financial and military support for Israel and everything it does. This self-flattering depiction of the US as uninvolved, neutral party is the worst media fiction since TV news personalities covered the Arab Spring by pretending that the US is and long has been on the side of the heroic democratic protesters, rather than the key force that spent decades propping up the tyrannies they were fighting.