Nebraska's 300th Consecutive Sellout From an... →
scotthale: I couldn’t make it to this game, but I did my part to make sure a good chunk of those games were sold out. The common theme is fan loyalty. Memorial Stadium has not hosted a Husker game that wasn’t full since 1962. The Beatles FIRST single had just come out in 1962. Wouldn’t you like that kind of loyalty? The kind of loyalty that not even Bill Callahan can destroy (and it wasn’t for...
Shut up! Announcing your plans makes you less... →
“Tests done since 1933 show that people who talk about their intentions are less likely to make them happen. Announcing your plans to others satisfies your self-identity just enough that you’re less motivated to do the hard work needed.” (via slantback)
Nebraska sell out streak to reach 300 on Saturday →
alcaniglia: “The last unsold seat in Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium came six days after the Cuban Missile Crisis began. The Beatles had just released their first single in Britain, ‘Love Me Do.’” The next longest streak in the Big 12 is Oklahoma with 64, the third longest is believed to be Kansas… with 5. (Seriously? What’s up with that Texas?)
If you’ll shut your mouth, baby, I would buy you a coffee house.– Lightnin’ Hopkins
Never memorize what you can look up in books.– Albert Einstein (via michaelikesit)
Carter: Wilson comments ‘based on racism’ →
mikhailovna: “Racism … still exists and I think it has bubbled up to the surface because of a belief among many white people, not just in the south but around the country, that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country. It’s an abominable circumstance and grieves me and concerns me very deeply,” Carter told NBC News. The former president also said that he believed that...
Enjoying the Sun Belt Schedule? →
Look around college football tomorrow: what are people talking about? Colorado’s massive suckage, yes. But the big story is USC and Ohio State, and how Ohio State is defending the Big Ten’s honor tomorrow night. If USC wins at the horseshoe, the Big Ten’s reputation may be impossible to salvage this season because it’s one of the few opportunities for the Big Ten to prove...
Reactionary rally at Capitol →
alcaniglia: I was at a bar about 6-7 blocks from the Capitol watching the Nebraska game. One guy came in wearing a flag shirt, carrying a flag in each hand, had a flag sticking out of the rear of his waistband, had several flag stickers on his Georgia Tech hat, a flag sticker on each cheek, and two flag stickers on his forehead. It was glorious in its absurdity. I assume this was at Union...
Marketers Pitch Body Wash to Men →
One challenge of persuading men to use body wash is their reluctance to use nylon webbing sponges called “poufs,” which raise a lather but whose dainty name and appearance hardly telegraph virility. Axe polled customers and learned that only one-third were pouf users, with the rest split between washcloths or nothing, so in 2008 it introduced the Axe Detailer — basically a black pouf encased in a...
September 11 Television Archive →
This collection contains television news programs recorded live from around September 11, 2001 by the non-profit Television Archive to help patrons research this important part of United States history. These materials were available on the televisionarchive.org site from October 11, 2001 through 2003. Watch a video summary of the news coverage on September 11, 2001.
Some might look at that assessment as negative, but I view this as increased...– Husker Mike’s Blasphemy: Bo Knows High Standards
Ideation is my favorite of my strengths.
From Gallup’s StrengthsFinder 2.0: You are fascinated by ideas. What is an idea? An idea is a concept, the best explanation of the most events. You are delighted when you discover beneath the complex surface an elegantly simple concept to explain why things are the way they are. An idea is a connection. Yours is the kind of mind that is always looking for connections, and so you are...
The Squirrel is emailing.
supernice: This is her first thread - y: hi mom! v: You rock!! y: (little animated emoticon thingy of two little cubes hugging you get in gmail) V: :) y: ;) This is going to be great :) My 7 year old loves IMing with me. I can’t get the girl to give me a phone call, but she will text and IM me for hours. It makes my day.
President Obama is continuing his campaign against Microsoft’s Xbox, encouraging...– Obama tells kids to put away the Xbox, again (via gamefreaksnz) (via siddman) I’ve noticed Gen Xers have a special place in their heart reserved for talking about how evil video games are. They will go on and on about how video games prevent you from accomplishing anything real in life. ...
Rearranging the Deck Chairs
abitlate: […] I must praise the tight and revealing parallelism of the promotions of Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) and Ken Cosgrove (Aaron Staton). Their entrances, their body language, their questions for new British overlord Lane Pryce (Jared Harris), their exits were priceless displays of the difference between a pessimist and an optimist, an egotist and an extrovert. The jaunty...