“All the kidding aside, obviously we know about your credentials and breadth of experience, um… for example, recently at an episode of the Celebrity Apprentice, at the steak house, the men’s cooking team did not impress the judges from Omaha Steaks. There was a lot of blame to go around but you Mr. Trump, recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership, so ultimately you didn’t blame Lil Jon or Meatloaf; you fired Gary Busy.
And these are the kind of decisions that would keep me up at night.”—Obama
“I guess it’s fair to say that when it comes to my presidency, the honeymoon is over. […] I’ve even let down my core constituency: movie stars. Matt Damon, I love Matt Damon, but the other day he said that he was disappointed in my performance. Well, Matt, I’ve seen the Adjustment Bureau, so, right back at you, buddy.”—Obama at the WH Correspondence Dinner
“In making this film […] I found a world that is like a far-distant echo of the origins of the modern human soul, the same way cosmologists found a background radiation all-pervading the universe as the last remaining echo of the big bang. Maybe this is the first time humans give evidence of themselves in the future. […]
I knew I had a task beyond this film, and that is to leave something for the memory of the human race. It sounds pretentious, but we know the cave will never be open for the general public. We know this is the only real film document of the cave, and that is one reason it was done in 3-D.”—
“I don’t want to nitpick, but wouldn’t the ‘bombshell’ have been him NOT being from America? Isn’t this one, more of a NON-shell?”—Jon Stewart on the “bombshell” news of Obama’s long-form birth certificate
“The fight isn’t over: it moved from main street to the dark alleys. So now the game is: let’s just see if we can stick a knife in the ribs of this consumer agency. So, right now there are bills pending in Congress: to delay the Agency, to defund the Agency, to defang the Agency, to make it toothless so it can’t get anything done, and bills in both the House and the Senate to kill the agency outright before it is EVER ABLE TO TAKE ONE STEP ON BEHALF OF MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES.”—Elizabeth Warren on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart tonight
I’m reading Anthony DeRosa’s post again on how some traditional media companies refuse to enter into the link economy.
The practice is also prevalent here in Tumblr, it seems.
Photos and articles are sometimes posted sans attribution or links to the sources. Other Tumblr users, meanwhile, delete the link pertaining to the original tumblelog that posted the material.
No. If it’s on the web, it’s not yours. You can’t pull out the fair use clause if you don’t attribute or try to claim something that is not yours. Remember Krip?
Fellow Tumblrers: This is important. I see this a lot, particularly when it comes to crediting photos. The rule is, give as much credit as you know, and if you can’t find enough information to credit the photo, quote, or article, DON’T POST IT. This isn’t something to be casual about.
This issue really bothers me. Yes, the photo posts are the majority of it but I see it happening in all kinds of posts: videos uploaded to Tumblr w/o links (Tumblr’s video upload is reserved for videos you’ve taken yourself, no?); text w/o block-quotes and sources, etc. It’s especially disheartening when it’s from “reputable” Tumblrs.
From a Tumblr editor’s perspective, I cannot promote a post without proper link to the source, per Tumblr’s Editor Guidelines, and I refuse to reblog one based on the same criteria. Please take the extra minute and credit.
“No society can advance if fifty percent of its population is locked up in the living room or just cooking in the kitchen. The Arab world is forced to face these realities sooner than later.”—Prince Al-Waleed of Saudi Arabia, interviewed by Tom Brokaw
Having had to fight for medical care for the mounting illnesses they face, thousands of 9/11 first responders are about to endure a final, GOP-sponsored insult - their names being run through a FBI terrorism watch list before they can get any compensation.
“Is the idea that a terrorist stayed to help clean up? And then stayed all these years to try and get benefits? In all the things I’ve seen out of Washington, this probably takes the cake.” — Glen Kline, a former NYPD emergency services officer