The Grooviest College Dorm Room Of 1973

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1. A student at the University of South Florida, studies in her dorm while under the watchful gaze of Michael Caine, Robert Redford (showing off quite a bit of heavage), and the Beatles.

Other cool items the room: A record player that looks like it doubles as a stovetop and a hanging fringed lamp that may or may not have been from a pizza parlor.

Another Racist Email Forward Found In Scott Walker’s Former Deputy Chief Of Staff Emails

WASHINGTON — The deputy chief of staff to then-County Executive Scott Walker praised a racist email forwarded to her in 2010 that joked welfare recipients are “mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging clue who the r [sic] Daddys [sic] are.”

The email tells the story of a dog owner who asks the government for canine welfare checks because the dogs match the criteria detailed above. Kelly Rindfleisch, Walker’s then-deputy chief of staff in 2010, wrote that the email was “hilarious” and “so true.” The email was sent to Rindfleisch from someone outside Walker’s staff.

Another email sent to Rindfleisch from Walker’s then chief of staff, Thomas Nardelli, detailed a “nightmare,” in which a person wakes up black, gay, Jewish, and handicapped.

Rindfleisch’s emails were released to the public as part of the so-called “John Doe investigations” into Walker’s staff. Rindfleisch pleaded guilty in 2012 “to felony misconduct in office for doing campaign work at her government job,” according to Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reporting at the time.

Rindfleisch’s email:

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Congressman likens Supreme Court to Cliven Bundy, Donald Sterling

What do Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, Clippers owner Donald Sterling, and the U.S. Supreme Court have in common? Alert! Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Penn., seems to think he knows.

Granted, he didn’t mention affirmative action, but in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 6-2 decision upholding Michigan’s ban on racial preferences in public university admissions, the subtext of his tweet seems fairly obvious. And for anyone who didn’t get it the first time, there was this:

Because judges who believe the U.S. Constitution doesn’t require racial preferences in university admissions are very, very dangerous. Or something.

iPhone 4S Bursts Into Flames in Man’s Pocket


A man in Finland claims that his iPhone 4s caught on fire in his pocket, and security footage caught the whole event on camera.

However, it’s unclear if the device in question actually is an iPhone 4s, or if it exploded of its own accord for that matter. But it is clear that the man’s pocket was on fire.

The video was published on YouTube on July 2, but the uploader voaa claims the event is several months old.

Devices have gotten more powerful — and therefore hotter. The new iPad runs 13 degrees warmer than its predecessor, but that’s not hot enough to burst into flames. If the phone in this video is actually an iPhone 4S (or any smart phone for that matter), there must have been some kind of highly unusual critical battery failure, potentially caused by damage or misuse.

Still, it’s a scary thought that something like this could happen, even if it is out of the norm.

This article originally published at Geekosystem

Newsweek Calls Romney A “Wimp”

1. 1987 Newsweek cover

You can read the story here.

2. 2012 Newsweek cover

You can read the story here.

UPDATE: Robert O’Brien, a foreign policy adviser for Romney, responded to the Newsweek cover:

Newsweek was beyond silly when it called former World War II Naval aviator and savvy Texas oilman George HW Bush a “wimp” on its cover in 1987. The magazine returns to the same failed playbook now with its cover on Governor Romney. The fact is that Mitt Romney is a steely-nerved businessman, who has turned around failed companies, the corruption-plagued 2002 Olympic Winter Games and an almost-bankrupt Massachusetts – against all odds in each case. Moreover, he has raised a great family with his wife, Ann. Notwithstanding these sorts of ridiculous attacks, the American people elected President Bush in 1988 and they will send Governor Romney to the White House in 100 days to turn around this economy.