June 7, 2010

"Hey look, the truck's stopping."
"Did they take us to the park this time?"
"No--it's a fire. Another horrible fire."
"What the hell is wrong with these people?"
--Simon Rich, Animal Tales (from the New Yorker collection "Disquiet, Please") I laughed - the other ones in the link are worth reading too.
http://www.slate.com/id/2256074/ - on the best Soccer Ad ever - maybe the best sports ad ever?
Note to self: Mickey Rourke and Mickey Rooney are two different people. But it's (amazingly) the same guy in "9 1/2 weeks" and "Iron Man 2"
"The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously."
--Nicholas Butler
http://www.jimspancakes.com - one of the sweetest sites on the web, even before the syrup is added.
US Military Airfcraft that Never Quite Made It - some really nifty craft there, love the tiny jets.
"I believe we can build a better world! Of course, it'll take a whole lot of rock, water & dirt. Also, not sure where to put it."
--http://twitter.com/marcmack -- Stephen Fry says this is the most beautiful tweet
Random WWDC thoughts: "curated platform"? Gah, iFarmville? And wait- Farmville is this annoying after only being around for one year?
I may be drinking the kool-aid, but Apples "intersection of Liberal Arts and Technology" resonates with me (the old comp sci/english major)
So my biggest excitement re:iPhone 4 is the camera: hugely refreshing that Jobs says megapixels are great, but less important than photons-- wonder if I can finally retire Canon from pocket to bag.
Last iThought, now iPhone and iPad have appscreen wallpaper - interestingly (err, to me) the default Apple uses to show odd the iPhone is the same one I use on the iPad, that water droplet thing. Weird how there's a bit less homogeneity now, when you see a shot of an iDevice showing its app screen, say, it doesn't necessarily look quite like yours.