1. aND Zombie Alert: British Columbia Posts an Emergency Prep Site Just in Case →

    theinevitablezombieapocalypse:

    From A New Domain:

    Let it never be said that those Canadians lucky enough to live in scenic British Columbia are not ever ready and prepared should disaster strike. And we mean any disaster. Even disasters including, according to an official emergency info site for the government of British Columbia, Canada, those in which zombies are involved. That’s right. Zombies. It’s Zombie Preparedness Week, officials say, adding that the site is a way to get the public to check out other emergency advisories online. Why zombies? While we ponder what BC knows that we don’t, check out this video, also included on the BC site.

  2. clientsfromhell:

    Client: I’m don’t pay for design! Design is your responsibility as designer!

  3. Visible Children: An open letter to an Invisible Children counter-movement. →

    visiblechildren:

    Hopefully this serves as an open letter to all counter-movements and everyone who feels that they are “against” Invisible Children.

    Hi (names redacted),

    I made a decision very early not to support any counter-movements - my goal is to encourage discourse, not put down the efforts of an…

  4. stfuparents:

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It cracks me up when restaurant patrons send PR contacts “long emails” bitching about something that happened at dinner that was their own fault. I’m all for complaining when something legitimately goes wrong that’s outside a person’s control - like, say, receiving food that made them sick, or having a poor experience with a server who was rude for no reason - but when an incident is actually the customer’s fault, and then the customer complains, why should the PR rep care? Because the person is a “paying customer”? Please. 
We’re all so trained to think “the customer is always right,” we often forget that we are slovenly assholes who refuse to accept responsibility for our own actions. And while it’s a publicist’s job to review emails about conduct and “customer suffering,” it is hardly in the rep’s best interest to pay lip service to “long emails” written by conspicuously dramatic mothers who make baby spit threats on the internet. Especially when those threats are in response to something they could have prevented from happening.
I’m not suggesting that kids don’t run loose on occasion. Children are like the human equivalent of that scene in ‘Pretty Woman’ when a snail flies across the room. They’re nearly impossible to control sometimes. But I am saying that once a child sneaks through the rail to the ‘no minors’ area at the Sticky Wicket Pub, regardless of how “disrespectful” a server is, his mother’s response should be, “We’ll make sure he stays in the family dining area, thanks,” and not, “I will hunt you down the next time he is sick and have him sneeze in your mouth.” Assuming, of course, that the server didn’t force the kid to wash dishes or bus tables or sling drinks as punishment. I’m glad that Blondie seems to agree. Is it just me or is she treating Elizabeth like a princess who regularly whines on Facebook while shining her tiara? Sometimes you’ve just gotta choose your battles.
Related: How (Not) To Act In a Restaurant, Screaming Babies In Restaurants, and Restaurant Etiquette Redux
(submitted by Anonymous)

    stfuparents:

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    It cracks me up when restaurant patrons send PR contacts “long emails” bitching about something that happened at dinner that was their own fault. I’m all for complaining when something legitimately goes wrong that’s outside a person’s control - like, say, receiving food that made them sick, or having a poor experience with a server who was rude for no reason - but when an incident is actually the customer’s fault, and then the customer complains, why should the PR rep care? Because the person is a “paying customer”? Please. 

    We’re all so trained to think “the customer is always right,” we often forget that we are slovenly assholes who refuse to accept responsibility for our own actions. And while it’s a publicist’s job to review emails about conduct and “customer suffering,” it is hardly in the rep’s best interest to pay lip service to “long emails” written by conspicuously dramatic mothers who make baby spit threats on the internet. Especially when those threats are in response to something they could have prevented from happening.

    I’m not suggesting that kids don’t run loose on occasion. Children are like the human equivalent of that scene in ‘Pretty Woman’ when a snail flies across the room. They’re nearly impossible to control sometimes. But I am saying that once a child sneaks through the rail to the ‘no minors’ area at the Sticky Wicket Pub, regardless of how “disrespectful” a server is, his mother’s response should be, “We’ll make sure he stays in the family dining area, thanks,” and not, “I will hunt you down the next time he is sick and have him sneeze in your mouth.” Assuming, of course, that the server didn’t force the kid to wash dishes or bus tables or sling drinks as punishment. I’m glad that Blondie seems to agree. Is it just me or is she treating Elizabeth like a princess who regularly whines on Facebook while shining her tiara? Sometimes you’ve just gotta choose your battles.

    Related: How (Not) To Act In a Restaurant, Screaming Babies In Restaurants, and Restaurant Etiquette Redux

    (submitted by Anonymous)

  5. pauladeenridingthings:

Congrats to Kentucky, y’all!
Submitted by limbsandthings.

    pauladeenridingthings:

    Congrats to Kentucky, y’all!

    Submitted by limbsandthings.

  6. cuteboyswithcats:

singer kim heechul and his heebum.

-milestowonderland

    cuteboyswithcats:

    singer kim heechul and his heebum.

    -milestowonderland

  7. 17 May 2012

    191,284 notes

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    jmak

    jmak:

Thanks, Steve.
Posting designs like this one makes me paranoid, because I can’t shake the feeling that it’s not original. I enjoyed the process regardless, but please let me know if somebody else beat me to the idea!
Thoughts?
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Edited on 9th October: Please read my response regarding the disputed originality of the design.

    jmak:

    Thanks, Steve.

    Posting designs like this one makes me paranoid, because I can’t shake the feeling that it’s not original. I enjoyed the process regardless, but please let me know if somebody else beat me to the idea!

    Thoughts?

    **********

    Edited on 9th October: Please read my response regarding the disputed originality of the design.

  8. lookslikescience:

Senior Biomedical Scientist with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde based at Biochemistry Inverclyde Hospital (IRH) Greenock. 

    lookslikescience:

    Senior Biomedical Scientist with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde based at Biochemistry Inverclyde Hospital (IRH) Greenock.