This weekend marks the official start of summer in New York: Saw our first drunk hobo asleep on a sidewalk with his genitalia exposed.


12:19 pm

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The history of the ice cream truck.


12:16 pm

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As she does, Maria Bustillos offers a more nuanced and precise assessment of "Angry Max and the Cars of Noise."


12:12 pm

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I wonder if breaking down the gap between seeing an ad and being able to buy may be a detriment to sales.


12:09 pm

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Jerry Brown proposes amnesty for small traffic infractions, to end the fee-suspension cycle.


12:06 pm

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Robot rapper bad rapper.

Via @fmanjoo. [ Also from @fmanjoo. ]


12:04 pm

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Runner-up still mad at winner.

Via @atotalmonet. [ Also from @atotalmonet. ]


We just saw "The Maddest Max" in 3D which was a nice chill way to spend the midnight hour.


Saturday

Sat, 8:34 pm

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A grocery worker trade newspaper from the late 1800s.


Sat, 7:46 pm

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The first (or earliest surviving) photographs in various categories.


Sat, 7:40 pm

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The defenders of the Upper East Side moms weigh in.


Sat, 5:39 pm

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T-Mobile Sidekick nostalgia!

he said as he plummeted from the George Washington Bridge


Sat, 1:13 pm

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The first first-person-shooter is older than I am.

Via @digg. [ Also from @digg. ]


Sat, 1:05 pm

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The boy who burned inside.


Sat, 12:47 pm

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"We stood toe to toe with an oppressive government trying to ... put away a law abiding citizen."


Sat, 10:23 am

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Phone metadata collection ends June 1, it seems. The power was inside the NSA all along!

Via @fordm. [ Also from @fordm. ]

McConnell on Paul's outspokenness on the issue: "I'm sure it's a great revenue raiser."


Sat, 6:45 am

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Ireland approves same-sex marriage.

A gay 20-year-old in Dublin in 1992 was breaking the law. By the age of 43, he could marry his partner.


Friday

Fri, 10:35 pm

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London, at night, thoroughly saturated.


Fri, 10:30 pm

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The first American found innocent of murder by reason of insanity was a congressman who shot Francis Scott Key's son.


Fri, 10:23 pm

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The immediate accessibility of watching people die.


Fri, 10:20 pm

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These are allegedly surreptitiously recorded conversations from around New York, taped as an anti-NSA art project.


Fri, 9:56 pm

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Four members of the American military have died fighting ISIS.


Fri, 7:41 pm

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No '90s musician has lost more net cool points since then than Billy Corgan.


Fri, 4:33 pm

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In defense of soaking tourists.


Fri, 12:57 pm

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New Census data on the fastest growing cities reinforces the trend: Go west.


Fri, 10:56 am

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Just going to assume that all of the fighter plane traffic overhead is related to Fleet Week and not the collapse of society.


Fri, 10:11 am

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The Clintons' lucrative 2014, visualized.


Fri, 8:33 am

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The dumbest part about Scrabble allowing "lolz" is that zero people say "lolz," even ironically.


Fri, 8:24 am

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I have to assume that New York has therapists that specialize in couples where only one gets Summer Fridays.


Thursday

Thu, 11:39 pm

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Irish people offer their thoughts on tomorrow's gay marriage referendum.


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