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All my favorite sites are ruining my favorite show: an article about spoiler alerts that contains a spoiler of the latest episode of Game of Thrones (season four, episode two). 
http://wnyc.org/2C6d0
-Sean, @Sideshow

All my favorite sites are ruining my favorite show: an article about spoiler alerts that contains a spoiler of the latest episode of Game of Thrones (season four, episode two). 

http://wnyc.org/2C6d0

-Sean, @Sideshow

Bodega Cats In Their Own Words!!!!!

Time Is A Flat Circus takes Rustin Cohle quotations from True Detective and applies them to Family Circus cartoons.  It’s the best thing the internet has given us this week.
—Sean, Studio 360

Time Is A Flat Circus takes Rustin Cohle quotations from True Detective and applies them to Family Circus cartoons.  It’s the best thing the internet has given us this week.

—Sean, Studio 360

The Brooklyn Cyclones are having a Seinfeld night, and it looks awesome.
—@julesdwit

The Brooklyn Cyclones are having a Seinfeld night, and it looks awesome.

@julesdwit

My favorite Instagram of the day, by @takinyerphoto.
—@julesdwit

My favorite Instagram of the day, by @takinyerphoto.

@julesdwit

Did Christie Aides Cover Up Bridgegate?Here is a chronology of how Christie’s team responded as the GWB traffic jams drew scrutiny from the press and lawmakers: MORE

Did Christie Aides Cover Up Bridgegate?
Here is a chronology of how Christie’s team responded as the GWB traffic jams drew scrutiny from the press and lawmakers: MORE

Studio 360 still wants your collective nouns. The show has ten modern types of people for you to collectivize — from DJs to indie filmmakers. Here are a few of the favorites thus far:

A Duchamp of conceptual artists – Carole Cropley from Olympia, Washington
A quibble of critics – Barbara Belknap from Minnetonka, Minnesota
A racket of DJs – David Kyler from Saint Simons Island, Georgia
A monocle of hipsters – Jonathan Kulik from Santa Monica, California
An illusion of indie filmmakers – Barbara
A khaki of IT guys – Jonathan
A pretense of operagoers – David
A vengeance of Trekkies – Barbara
A vision of venture capitalists – Carole
A contortion of yoga instructors – Jonathan
Submit yours here:
http://wnyc.org/2C6TL

Studio 360 still wants your collective nouns. The show has ten modern types of people for you to collectivize — from DJs to indie filmmakers. Here are a few of the favorites thus far:

  • A Duchamp of conceptual artists – Carole Cropley from Olympia, Washington
  • quibble of critics – Barbara Belknap from Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • racket of DJs – David Kyler from Saint Simons Island, Georgia
  • monocle of hipsters – Jonathan Kulik from Santa Monica, California
  • An illusion of indie filmmakers – Barbara
  • khaki of IT guys – Jonathan
  • pretense of operagoers – David
  • vengeance of Trekkies – Barbara
  • vision of venture capitalists – Carole
  • contortion of yoga instructors – Jonathan

Submit yours here:

http://wnyc.org/2C6TL

Mayor Bill de Blasio sat down with us at City Hall to have a sprawling conversation to mark his first 100 days in office. He also told us about his record collection. Photo: Brigid Bergin/WNYC
—Julie, WNYC social media 

Mayor Bill de Blasio sat down with us at City Hall to have a sprawling conversation to mark his first 100 days in office. He also told us about his record collectionPhoto: Brigid Bergin/WNYC

Julie, WNYC social media 

Summer is coming.
http://wnyc.org/2C6WB
—Sean, Studio 360

Summer is coming.

http://wnyc.org/2C6WB

—Sean, Studio 360

THE STORY OF THE MEAN JAR as told by Alex Goldman of TLDR

There is a pretty regular volley of abuse between me and PJ. He makes fun of me for being a milquetoast suburbanite with a terrible sense of social cues, and I make fun of him for being an immature, disorganized mess with terrible taste in music.

The whole thing was getting a little exhausting, so I came up with an idea – The Mean Jar.

The way it worked was every time one of us was unnecessarily mean (and that means overtly abusive, wryly sarcastic, even in drawn form, which happens more than you’d think) the mean one would have to put 50 cents in The Mean Jar.

Our colleague Chris Neary would be the meanness referee, which was a benevolent act, seeing as we often contested his rulings.Once we reached 20 bucks, we were going to go out to lunch with our Mean Jar earnings.

Unfortunately, it was really only effective for about a week. PJ quickly began to see it as an excuse or even a provocation to be mean, dropping a dollar in to belt out a couple of epithets here and there. It wasn’t long before The Mean Jar experiment ended unceremoniously.

TLDR is a podcast from On The Media produced by Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt.

Here’s the full interview with the mayor of Old Amsterdam on his visit to New Amsterdam. It’s pretty great.
-Jody, BL Show-
nyprarchives:

We don’t have them in our collection, so we celebrate National 8-track Tape Day with its daddy, the Fidelipac/NAB cart.

Ahhhh, memories. 

nyprarchives:

We don’t have them in our collection, so we celebrate National 8-track Tape Day with its daddy, the Fidelipac/NAB cart.

Ahhhh, memories. 

Cat Configuration Chart: “T” “Quotes” “Spoon” and “Dots”

A Few Things We Learned from Rusty Foster about Heartbleed.
Change your passwords! There are some people who think that you should wait a few days, since there may still be people accessing your information, but Foster thinks it’s a good idea to change the important ones right away.
Consult this Mashable guide, which is keeping track of which passwords you should prioritize.
Never use the same password for different important accounts! And try to make your passwords complex. 
Here are three “password safe” programs that will help you come up with and remember hard-to-crack passwords: 1Password | LastPass | KeePass
Listen to the full segment on the Brian Lehrer Show here for lots more.
-Jody, BL Show-

A Few Things We Learned from Rusty Foster about Heartbleed.

  • Change your passwords! There are some people who think that you should wait a few days, since there may still be people accessing your information, but Foster thinks it’s a good idea to change the important ones right away.
  • Consult this Mashable guide, which is keeping track of which passwords you should prioritize.
  • Never use the same password for different important accounts! And try to make your passwords complex. 
  • Here are three “password safe” programs that will help you come up with and remember hard-to-crack passwords: 1Password LastPass KeePass

Listen to the full segment on the Brian Lehrer Show here for lots more.

-Jody, BL Show-