Friday, March 27, 2015

get the weekend started

be a fountain

not a drain.

City Hall Park, first Day of Spring, March 20, 2015, by jj
One week later.
March 26, 2015, by jj

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

doan reed so gud no moar

Anecdotal data has been evident that America’s best years are well behind us.

Reading and reading scores are a good indicator of robust education, and the achievement path that lies ahead.

Interactive entertainment is taking over.

Screens are no longer getting in the way of our reading.

Reading is an obstacle to our dependence upon mobile entertainment.

After falling out of the top 10 and then the top 20...

...the United States is now #24 in reading, when measured around the world.

Below Estonia. 
Two ranks below the global average.


Enjoying your “American Supremacy”?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

picture’s worth 1000

So white guys win and place, 
the woman barely shows 
and the black guy stumbles.

wtf, North Georgia.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

seoul food


Monday, March 23, 2015

island tour

L'il Wayne served eight months of a one-year sentence for gun possession on Rikers Island, from March to November, 2010.

But according to his new book, Drake brought Weezy some bad news about his girlfriend, Tammy Torres.


In other hip-hop news, the likelihood that a white man will end up in jail has tripled since 1979.

wifight it

Surveillance is sadly everywhere now, just a part of modern life.

But cameras can be noticed and are sometimes prone to fail.

More effective to make it normal and no cost to put everything that was private out in public for all to see.

SoBro may be right at that tipping point now. 

ClockTowerTenants noticed this past week new cable piping and a conduit clamp installation on our subway platform.

A black box is installed at the bottom of the stairs.

It’s a free wifi hub, 
a way to stay connected when we are underground.

Of course nothing is truly free. 

This convenience comes at the cost of law enforcement monitoring everything we say and do inside the MTA. 

But that violates our privacy, right?

NYPD would never do that.