“Rob Ward can’t wait to bash some long haired hippys up @ the G20.” — London cop’s Facebook: “Can’t wait to bash” G20 protestors - Boing Boing
“Of course you’d like to think that most of your daily conversation is weighty and witty but instead everyone chats about pedestrian nonsense with their pals. In fact, that ephemeral chit-chat is the stuff that holds human social groups together.” —In defense of Twitter
“We can’t pay and we wouldn’t pay. Even if I had the money I would rather burn everything I owned, and I wouldn’t even give them the ashes.” —BBC NEWS | Technology | Court jails Pirate Bay founders
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody on Twitter:
- Am finding myself bothered by stale MySpace reference in “Jennifer’s Body.” I love MySpace and all but, you know.
- I wonder if we can dub in “Twitter” instead. Do it on a reverse shot so it doesn’t look totally Bruce Lee.
- I don’t know how the references in a feature script can ever stay current when the average film takes four years to develop.
- I guess Apatow turns ‘em around extra fast. The rest of us have to deal with Sanjaya jokes in our 2009 releases.
“Dubai was meant to be a Middle-Eastern Shangri-La, a glittering monument to Arab enterprise and western capitalism. But as hard times arrive in the city state that rose from the desert sands, an uglier story is emerging” — The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent