Little know fact, the Egyptians were the first culture to worship hamburgers. (at Egyptian Art @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Burritos, for the win.
(via xkcd: Privacy Opinions)
NYU to host Occult Humanities Conference in October (For more info, click image or here; Found at Boing Boing; For a related video, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/252661269/a-chick-tract-links-dungeons-dragons-with)
Fuck, I’m going to miss it.
I’ll be in NY this weekend and for Halloween.
Sarah Larson on HBO’s immortal “Mr. Show”: http://nyr.kr/16u5nan
“Jarring, daring, and freewheeling, ‘Mr. Show’ had sketches about shaming rapists and cloning Hitler, but also about novelty-song monster parties and a teen-age, Kiss-loving Dalai Lama. It hit a certain mark so definitively that you had to tell your friends about it and thrust it into their hands.”
One of my favorite programs of all time.
So many good jokes. So much great writing.
[Unplugs headphones. Throws phone away.]
It’s happened to me too.
Call me a wuss, but I don’t eat anything with an exoskeleton.
I’m pretty much a porketarian.
(via xkcd: Alternate Universe)
Earlier today, I was thinking about the iPhone 5S that I bought yesterday. Now, to be frank, this is not going to be a post about how much I love the device. No, this is a post illustrating the bad math people do when they sign contracts. You see, every year I buy a new 32GB iPhone whatever with AppleCare+. With tax, the price comes out to something just south of $900. You might say WTF?! Why would anyone spend close to a thousand dollars on a device every year? The answer is simple. Just look below.
Now, the above table does not include tax, activation fee, or AppleCare+. This is comparing 2 plans with at minimum 2000 minutes, 5GB of data with tethering, and unlimited texting. Due to my work relationship with phone carriers, I am not going to name names. I will say that the top is a typical plan, the bottom is a prepaid plan. Even if I were to get a more expensive prepaid plan, it would still be cheaper to buy unlocked every year. Other factors that make unlocked a better deal, I can sell the old devices recouping about half of the original cost of the phone each year. There are cheaper prepaid plans, depending on your needs, and I don’t have to pay activation. All I have to do is move my SIM card to the new device.
So, next time you head out to buy a phone, look at all of your options. Signing contracts is insane. You’re committing to a bad deal, and you can’t upgrade whenever you want. Don’t even get me started on early upgrade plans, they’re even worse.
*The purpose of this exercise is not sway you towards one carrier or another, just to get you to think. I have no allegiance to any carrier.
Alternate movie poster for Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (For more info and posters, visit Dangerous Minds; For a related post, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/26865893399/killer-nun-poster-by-artist-jay-shaw-for-a-chance)
Man, I could go for a milk+.