“Barrett Tryon, a Gazette multimedia journalist, was told at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon that his Facebook wall post — a link to this Los Angeles Times story — was in violation of Freedom Communications’ social media policy.”(via Freedom paper tells reporter to remove LAT story from Facebook wall | JIMROMENESKO.COM)

Barrett Tryon, a Gazette multimedia journalist, was told at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon that his Facebook wall post — a link to this Los Angeles Times story — was in violation of Freedom Communications’ social media policy.”

(via Freedom paper tells reporter to remove LAT story from Facebook wall | JIMROMENESKO.COM)

What a shock: Studies conducted “with funding from groups like The Texas Oil and Gas Association and the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, had failed to find a scientific basis to support a listing” for the lizard on the endangered species registry.
(via Texas Oil Groups Applaud Key Lizard Decision — Environmental Problems and Policies | The Texas Tribune)

What a shock: Studies conducted “with funding from groups like The Texas Oil and Gas Association and the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, had failed to find a scientific basis to support a listing” for the lizard on the endangered species registry.

(via Texas Oil Groups Applaud Key Lizard Decision — Environmental Problems and Policies | The Texas Tribune)

The skies here in McAllen, Texas, were too overcast Tuesday to observe the transit of Venus, but seeing these photos and imagining people all over the world looking skyward and sharing this cosmic experience gives me tremendous satisfaction.
(via In Focus - The 2012 Transit of Venus - The Atlantic)

The skies here in McAllen, Texas, were too overcast Tuesday to observe the transit of Venus, but seeing these photos and imagining people all over the world looking skyward and sharing this cosmic experience gives me tremendous satisfaction.

(via In Focus - The 2012 Transit of Venus - The Atlantic)

I’m eager to see this new documentary The Imposter (2012). I wasn’t yet living in Texas when a then 23-year-old French Algerian named Frédéric Bourdin duped a San Antonio family into believing he was their long-lost 13-year-old boy, but The New Yorker’s 2008 article about Bourdin remains one of the most captivating pieces of long-form journalism I’ve read.

I’m eager to see this new documentary The Imposter (2012). I wasn’t yet living in Texas when a then 23-year-old French Algerian named Frédéric Bourdin duped a San Antonio family into believing he was their long-lost 13-year-old boy, but The New Yorker’s 2008 article about Bourdin remains one of the most captivating pieces of long-form journalism I’ve read.

Seat Assignment: Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style
(via Nina Katchadourian)

Seat Assignment: Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style

(via Nina Katchadourian)

Since Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón began an all-out assault on drug cartels in 2006, more than 50,000 people have lost their lives across the country in a nearly-continuous string of shootouts, bombings, and ever-bloodier murders. Just last weekend, 49 decapitated bodies were reportedly discovered on a highway in northern Mexico.
(via Mexico’s Drug War: 50,000 Dead in 6 Years - In Focus - The Atlantic)

Since Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón began an all-out assault on drug cartels in 2006, more than 50,000 people have lost their lives across the country in a nearly-continuous string of shootouts, bombings, and ever-bloodier murders. Just last weekend, 49 decapitated bodies were reportedly discovered on a highway in northern Mexico.

(via Mexico’s Drug War: 50,000 Dead in 6 Years - In Focus - The Atlantic)

This strikes me as more iDerp-dee-derp than iDermal. I’d be a lot more impressed if this guy implanted magnets in, say, his nipples and then attached an iPad to his chest and used it exclusively for playing the movie “Heartbeeps.”

Comfort food would be much more comforting if eating it didn’t make me feel as if I were responsible for the silence of the lambs.

I especially enjoyed the grammar lesson in tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones (Ep. 14: “Garden of Bones”).

King Stannis Baratheon [to his bannerman Sir Davos Seaworth]: Do your knuckle bones bring you luck?

DS: My life’s been good since you hacked them off, Your Grace. And there’s four less fingernails to clean.

SB: Fewer.

DS: Pardon?

SB: Four fewer fingernails to clean. I never understood why you had to wear them.

DS: It reminds me where I come from and where I am now. It reminds me of your justice. It was an honest punishment and you were good with the cleaver.