“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.”

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Exactly 23 minutes into The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas.
Behind The Music

Music

Curt Cobain on 'Smells Like Teen Spirit':

"That came from something I used to say every time I used to walk into a party to break the ice. A lot of times, when you’re standing around with people in a room, it’s really boring and uncomfortable. So it was, “Well here we are, entertain us. You invited us here.”

Mark Knopfler on 'Money For Nothing':

"That came from a big meathead working in an electrical appliance store in New York. He was watching MTV while moving boxes. I spied on him through a little gap in the microwave section, and the lines he was coming out with were so classic that I had to write them down as fast as possible. He actually said things like, “What’s that? Hawaiian noises?” and “maybe get a blister on your little finger.” And then he said, “That ain’t workin’” … Little did he know. "

Chrissie Hynde on 'Back On The Chain Gang':

“I found a picture of you.” It was from a little photograph of Ray Davies I found in a wallet. We were trying to work the song out in sound checks for a while, but later when my guitar player died I finished the song off with him in mind."

Who Was Uncle Sam?

Uncle Sam Wants You

"Perhaps Americans found that their Uncle Sam, like all good uncles, helped them out: by turning the vast machinery of war mobilization into a family relation, he gave political power a personal face and made sense of the government’s presence in everyday life. On closer inspection, though, Flagg’s Uncle Sam is a puzzling figure. He is at once watchful and protective, personable and authoritative, individual and institutional. And, like many uncles, he is very badly dressed. His formal attire conveys the solemnity of war’s occasion, and his furrowed brow and piercing stare show his seriousness, but his silly hat and ill-fitting suit suggest that Uncle Sam doesn’t usually do this. He reassures viewers that war is not in America’s lifeblood; the nation, like its uncle, would rather be doing something else." [+]

RUDYBOT!

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It was hard to watch and it took over an hour, but the RudyBot Pizza Maker eventually produced a tasty, if mangled, slice. Not bad for a beta product. But would it be ready in time for the product launch in September?

Nifty macOS Catalina feature

"Click the Markup button in MacOS and there's a new button that will send images and documents over to your iPhone or iPad so you can mark it up with your fingers or an Apple Pencil (and changes are reflected in real time on the Mac's screen)."

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/10/macos-10-15-catalina-the-ars-technica-review/4/#h1

random

cornpone, 8 years ago:

Last nite while working at the golf range. I sold Old LF user, maggie, a bucket of golf balls.  

I recognized her because fb had suggested her as a friend a while back. the mutual friends were glitch and jones, maybe clu.  

anywho, it's a small small internet."

Erica Synths' Girts Ozolins on creativity and experimentation
I wish I could get to people's archived posts via their profiles

TSIA, baby! #featureRequest

Exactly 23 minutes into each of the first nine seasons of Cheers
Is RSS coming back to LF?

RSS!!!

Hatepup Lives!
RIP Rip Torn
30R
Come on...Ted.
Your silence gives consent.
Halp?

Hey friends - Potatono and I would greatly appreciate it if
you took a look at our GoFundMe for DomeStar.
We can really use your help.
I propose that this be the new Linkfilter robot.
Hatepup Lives!
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Bill Gates

Find me on Spotify

I just joined Spotify after my beloved Rdio shut down.

Friend me by searching for "spotify:user:ericmortensen".

the concept of … (here and now)
Avoid it!