December 31, 2012

John’s Top Longreads of 2012

Here are some things I think are worthy of the time required.

They are either highly engrossing or highly pertinent.

Most are both. I hope you enjoy them!


  1. "The Innocent Man, Part One & Part Two" This one’s showing up on many "best of 2012" lists. A story about our justice system as a whole, and a deeply personal story about one case in particular.
  2. "The Most Amazing Bowling Story Ever"  We’ve all gone bowling, but there’s more to it than a lot of us know. Regardless, this story, like much of the best sports writing, is not really about the sport, but about magic moments, heartbreak, and camaraderie.
  3. "Obama’s Way"  I’d read just about anything written by Michael Lewis. I hope some day this article becomes a book which becomes a movie.
  4. "The frequent fliers who flew too much" Remember the Pudding Guy who gamed the system for airline miles? This story’s just as good.
  5. "Death Takes a Policy: How a Lawyer Exploited the Fine Print and Found Himself Facing Federal Charges" Read this or listen to the NPR story. 
  6. The Secret History of Guns"  Here’s an article that soberly lays out how America’s gun control debate got where it is today.
  7. "Guns ‘R Us"   A reporter works behind the counter of a gun store in Arizona shortly after the shooting in Tucson.
  8. "The Lost Projects of Louis C.K." As is usually the case, his is an overnight success story many many years in the making. 
  9. "Lottery Winner Jack Whittaker’s Losing Ticket"  I think about this guy every time the media gets the public riled up about Powerball jackpots.
  10. "A Pickpocket’s Tale"  This one made it just under the wire. 
October 11, 2012   357 notes

"Don’t make a mess"

animalsbeingdicks:

Pug attacking shampoo bottles on a bathtub. - AnimalsBeingDicks.com

Screw you, mom! You don’t run my life!

There. Done.

August 17, 2012
Taken with Instagram at Beam Interactive

Taken with Instagram at Beam Interactive

August 10, 2012
Taken with Instagram

Taken with Instagram

August 8, 2012
Orange You Glad? (Taken with Instagram)

Orange You Glad? (Taken with Instagram)

May 23, 2012   3 notes
January 19, 2012   18 notes

My Drunk Kitchen, S2E01: Meat Pie! (by MyHarto)

January 19, 2012   2 notes

Animals Playing With iPhones (video)

(Source: youtube.com)

January 14, 2012
Design Research Building #nofilter  (Taken with instagram)

Design Research Building #nofilter (Taken with instagram)

January 13, 2012

Happy Friday, hope you get lucky this weekend. Lucky Catch for 57 Dollars! (by danamal55)