President: Lyndon B. Johnson
Song: MC Chris - 006
… that’s right, I got a car that transforms into a boat! Nobody’s got that!”
LBJ enjoyed taking people out for a drive, then pretending the brakes had gone out as he sped towards the nearest body of water.
This past year marked the 25th Anniversary of the Graphics Interchange Format. From its humble beginnings at Netscape, to its current prominence in today’s Tumblr-driven culture, the GIF has come a long way, bb.
All this week, in honor of the Lifetime Achievement Award GIF inventor Steve Wilhite is receiving at this year’s Webbys we will be celebrating GIF WEEK. It’s like shark week but way, way better.
And FYI, it’s pronounced “jiff.” And that’s according to the guy who invented it. If you have any problems with that, take it up with this guy.
I’ll be cold and buried before I recognize the soft G.
I switch back and forth — always apologetically, and sometimes within the same conversation.
It’s a digital world, folks.
From us: The rise of e-reading
If you’re trying to raise a reader, you need your library. It’s too expensive and somewhat wasteful to buy the hundreds of books a young reader goes through in those first years of learning to read. — Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading: Select quotes from parents and library staff (via pewinternet)
Delivering a dinosaur to the Boston Museum of Science - Arthur Pollock - 1984
It kills me that I didn’t get to witness this.
The Great Gatsby: The Video Game -
kottke.org: Tender moments caught on Russian dash cams -
Many Russian cars are outfitted with dashboard cameras to protect drivers against insurance fraud. These cameras have caught all sorts of crazy happenings — car accidents, low-flying jets, insurance scam attempts, meteors, and plane crashes
— leading many to believe that Russia is a place where crazy shit pretty much happens constantly.
But Russia’s dash cams have also captured many more tender moments — people hopping out of their cars to help old ladies across the street, looking after little kids who wandered into the street, pushing cars out of snowbanks, etc.