On his cellphone plan, Edd Joseph has unlimited texting. So he decided he would inundate David Williams with texts. As we know from Shakespeare, brevity is the soul of wit, but in the world of texting, lengthiness is the soul of irritation.
What a brilliant way to accomplish some sort of small victory in a situation where you’ve been ripped off and there’s absolutely nothing you can do.
Boston.com has an excellent summary of the 2011 National Geographic Photography Contest. Some simply stunning photos, including the one above which is the 2011 champion.
“Today, I was writing an essay about the Haiti ‘quake, and named the word document “Haiti’s Survivors”. I then went to close out of the document, and Word asked me, “Do you want to save Haiti’s Survivors?” I clicked yes. I feel like I helped people.”
“Calmness will beat bullets.”
– Mousavi supporters protesting in Iran
A backer of Mir Hossein Mousavi helps evacuate an injured riot-police officer during riots in Tehran on June 13, 2009. (OLIVIER LABAN-MATTEI/AFP/Getty Images)
Tens of thousands of Mousavi supporters have gathered in central Tehran, pictures show.
So far the rally seems peaceful. There have been reports of the police using tear gas against people marching. Ahmedinejad apparently authorized the use of live ammunition against the protestors, but there are simply too many of them for the police to be willing to do something like that (thank God). Mousavi has told the marchers that he is ready to take part in a new election; no word yet what Ahmedinejad has to say to that.