"You look up to your heroes and you shouldn’t be intimidated by them; you should be inspired by them. Don’t look up at the poster on your wall and think, “Fuck, I can never do that.” Look at the poster on your wall and think, “Fuck, I’m going to do that!”"
— Dave Grohl (via newspeedwayboogie)

can’t believe I missed this…why do I need to sleep???

freakscenenet:

J Mascis with Nirvana - “School” live. 4/10/2014

http://www.freakscene.net/2014/04/j-joins-nirvana-on-stage-for-secret-gig/

"There’s people that say: “It’s not fair. You have all that stuff.” I wasn’t born with it. It was a horrible process to get to this. It took me my whole life. If you’re new at this — and by “new at it,” I mean 15 years in, or even 20 — you’re just starting to get traction. Young musicians believe they should be able to throw a band together and be famous, and anything that’s in their way is unfair and evil. What are you, in your 20s, you picked up a guitar? Give it a minute."

lessig:

Boston Wiki Meetup

(Some will say this is not the time. I disagree. This is the time when every mixed emotion needs to find voice.)

Since his arresting the early morning of January 11, 2011 — two years to the day before Aaron Swartz ended his life — I have known more about the events that began this…

"While wage costs in the U.S. have been about flat in recent years, they have been rising 20% a year in China, a trend Mr. McNamara expects to continue for at least five years. He said labor costs for Flextronics rose about 30% last year in Malaysia and 40% in Indonesia."

parislemon:

I’ve now seen The Dark Knight Rises three times, and I like it more each time I see it. But this is pretty damn perfect and hilarious. “Oh, is that a Galaxy Note?”

(And yes, huge spoiler alert.)

[via @hunterwalk]

robertreich:

President Obama is cutting his Christmas holiday short, returning to Washington for a last attempt at avoiding the fiscal cliff. But he’s running headlong into the Republican strategy of fanaticism.

It’s a long-established principle of game theory (see Thomas Schelling’s classic 1956 essay…

This is a good post. Read the comments to really appreciate what the NRA is really about, and how hard it will be to deliver change.