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Brand new Vellum picks a fight for prettier (e)books

E-books are a lot of things. Convenient. Good for the environment. Usually cheaper than printed books. One thing theyre rarely accused of is being good-looking. Ugly books is what 180g is declaring war on with a completely revamped, 2.0 version of Vellum. Oh, and in the process, theyre adding support for making wood-pulp books, too. Fancy. Theres no real shortage of software that can generate e-books. Hell, if you are a particular sucker for punishment, you couldprobably convince Microsoft Word to gargle out something that could be turned into a giant stack of faxes, bound together and generously be called a book. The problem with Word and most other e-book-creation software is that they are almost universally completely hopeless. Terrible user experience, and mediocre output at best. The problem is, its for e-books, so nobody really cares. Except those of us who do, that is.

‘Still hilarious!’ Richard Sherman continues cuckoo pants rant on Twitter

‘Still hilarious!’ Richard Sherman continues cuckoo pants rant on Twitter

http://twitter.com/#!/RSherman_25/status/424949966797172736 Oh dear! Well, that tweet takes on new meaning now, doesn’t it? As Twitchy readers know, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman caused quite the stir with his post-game rant. http://twitter.com/#!/BrandonAgape/status/425244772564213760 Also priceless? Sherman’s own tweets. He continued his cuckoo pants rant via Twitter Sunday night. http://twitter.com/#!/RSherman_25/status/425132804981026816 OK, that tweet was sane and quite gracious. But, he wasn’t done. http://twitter.com/#!/RSherman_25/status/425132828943069184 Um. http://twitter.com/#!/willharris630/status/425190895454289920 http://twitter.com/#!/busblog/status/425138564880289792 Snicker. http://twitter.com/#!/RSherman_25/status/425137433135419393 Alrighty then. Former NFL player Deion Sanders weighed in: http://twitter.com/#!/DeionSanders/status/425145152982630401 Sherman responded: http://twitter.com/#!/RSherman_25/status/425138411087732736 Huh? http://twitter.com/#!/RSherman_25/status/425151524214280192 Well, we do know one thing: Well played, dude. Well played. http://twitter.com/#!/Suruf/status/425149341976653824 Related: ‘Y’all nasty!’ Forget Richard Sherman; 49ers player grosses out Greta Van Susteren, others ‘Show me’: SF 49ers’ Michael Crabtree responds to Richard Sherman’s sideline claim ‘Candid response’: Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews offers reaction to Richard Sherman sideline interview; Update: ‘Loved the emotion!’ Sen. Chris Murphy threatens to ‘go all Richard Sherman on Republicans’; Nobody in particular intimidated ‘Insane’: Seattle Seahawks cornerback […]

‘Mic’ editor: Reporters’ rights ‘rise above’ average citizens’

‘Mic’ editor: Reporters’ rights ‘rise above’ average citizens’

http://twitter.com/#!/derekahunter/status/499730382519283713 Wait a second. Are you saying reporters aren’t special and don’t have special rights? Politics editor Stefan Becket at .Mic seems to think otherwise—or else he did until he said it out loud on Twitter. The tweet was prompted by a couple of reporter who were arrested briefly in Ferguson Missouri for not complying with the police. If Twitter is good for anything, it’s good for documenting when someone in the media or politics slips up and says what they actually believe. http://twitter.com/#!/gopfashionista/status/499734868138668032   “Like it or not.” He deleted that tweet and came back with this. http://twitter.com/#!/gideonstrumpet/status/499734367712055297 http://twitter.com/#!/riteormite/status/499734797758242816 http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/499735136658010112 http://twitter.com/#!/thestreeter/status/499736147527233536 Indeed. http://twitter.com/#!/apple_butter/status/499736565292466176 #JustABlogger Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/13/mic-editor-reporters-rights-rise-above-average-citizens-tweet-deleted/

Lefty: Va. GOP race like ‘F, marry, kill’ between Malkin, Hasselbeck and Palin

Lefty: Va. GOP race like ‘F, marry, kill’ between Malkin, Hasselbeck and Palin

http://twitter.com/#!/DelanaIryshe/status/467033891199393792 Mike Dickinson is very real, and seething with hatred for all things Tea Party, not to mention women on the Right. The self-described left-wing liberal claims he’s running to unseat Rep. Eric Cantor in Congress, and the repugnant Dickinson described the Republican ballot choices with a degrading “F, marry, kill” reference about Michelle Malkin, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sarah Palin: http://twitter.com/#!/VoteMike2014/status/467029835878240257 But the Republicans are waging a “war on women”? Dickinson, true to form, also referred to the Tea Party as “terrorist trash”: http://twitter.com/#!/VoteMike2014/status/467029147790110720 This man needs an intervention. Mediaite reported that Dickinson failed to meet the deadline and would not be on the ballot as a Democrat. Dickinson has claimed otherwise: http://twitter.com/#!/VoteMike2014/status/455486098207416320 *** Related: Congressional candidate: ‘When you see tea partiers driving or swerving, call the police’ ‘Was that a joke?’: Candidate takes his ‘war on Fox News’ to Greta Van Susteren Cantor challenger: Right didn’t blame Bush for […]

‘Glitch’ giggles! The real reason for the #GoldenGlobes ‘obstacle course’?

‘Glitch’ giggles! The real reason for the #GoldenGlobes ‘obstacle course’?

http://twitter.com/#!/gailmcinnes/status/422553474443005952 As Twitchy readers know, the seating at the Golden Globes last night led to an “obstacle course” to get to the stage. Perhaps that played a part in Robin Wright’s sideboob wardrobe malfunction? http://twitter.com/#!/MouseX11/status/422550978555305984 How indeed? Well, these Twitter users have come up with a very plausible answer: Totally must have been just “glitch,” y’all. http://twitter.com/#!/CAAmyO/status/422544727905300480 http://twitter.com/#!/WhattheJill/status/422540848572538880 Aching sides! We’ll never know for sure, though. As Tammy Bruce pointed out, all mention of Obamacare is apparently now banned in Hollywood. Related: Epic oops! ‘What the hell is this?’ Robin Wright shows more than sideboob at #GoldenGlobes [pics] Telling: Obama ban? Tammy Bruce notices something curious about #GoldenGlobes ‘Like a maze getting to the stage’: #GoldenGlobe winners face ‘celebrity obstacle course’ Oh snap! Yahoo Fantasy Sports turns tech ‘glitch’ into ‘awesome’ Obamacare zinger ‘Pour some glitches on me’: #ObamacareRockandRolloutHits provides hilarious soundtrack for disastrous ACA launch Martha MacCallum: Why is O-care glitch girl gone from […]

NBC blasted for scrubbing Olympics anti-discrimination statement

NBC blasted for scrubbing Olympics anti-discrimination statement

http://twitter.com/#!/sunnyright/status/432149036775510016 Because that’s how NBC rolls. Last night Twitchy told you about some of the idiocy that sent #NBCFail trending once again. But this one deserves its own post. An NBC exec said the network aired the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on tape-delay to give the event the “context” and “pageantry it deserves.” In addition to the “context” of calling decades of communism a “pivotal experiment,” Deadspin reports that NBC made this editorial decision for American viewers: http://twitter.com/#!/sunnyright/status/432148461593821184 Was that for “context” or “pageantry”? More from Deadspin: Russia’s anti-gay laws have been a major focus in the lead-up to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and during his address at today’s opening ceremony IOC president Thomas Bach made a strong statement against “any form of discrimination” and in favor of tolerance. Viewers worldwide heard the statement; NBC viewers in the U.S. did not, because the network edited […]

‘Like rabid dogs': Actor Robert Davi pounds MSM for Christie fixation, letting Dem scandals slide

‘Like rabid dogs’: Actor Robert Davi pounds MSM for Christie fixation, letting Dem scandals slide

http://twitter.com/#!/conkc2/status/423863713196568576 Mmm … so do we! The media have gone beyond parody with their breathless coverage of the “Bridgegate” scandal. Meanwhile, the IRS has caught been targeting conservative groups, the web of Benghazi lies grows increasingly tangled, and Obamacare is wreaking havoc on people’s lives and the economy. But nary a peep from the lapdog contingent. They’re an absolute joke. Actor Robert Davi is downright fed up with the MSM’s whacked-out priorities, and today, he really let them have it: http://twitter.com/#!/RobertJohnDavi/status/423859304194523136 http://twitter.com/#!/RobertJohnDavi/status/423861413614858240 http://twitter.com/#!/RobertJohnDavi/status/423864703274602496 http://twitter.com/#!/RobertJohnDavi/status/423866345390735360 http://twitter.com/#!/RobertJohnDavi/status/423869434663411712 Maybe if Chris Christie were mayor of Los Angeles, things would be different. Davi is right. Without excusing what happened in New Jersey, it’s clear that the Obama administration has far bigger — and more — scandals on its plate. It’s long past time the media put quit playing palace guard for Obama and do their damn jobs. Oh, and in case any of you feel like […]

James Rosen troubled by article about ‘hero’ Woody Allen

James Rosen troubled by article about ‘hero’ Woody Allen

http://twitter.com/#!/JamesRosenFNC/status/423251760732307456 If we’re going to continue to like Fox News’ James Rosen, we’ll hope that the hashtag #woodysside means, “I’d like to hear Woody’s side” rather than, “I’m on Woody’s side.” After reading the linked article, “hero” is not a word we’d associate with Woody Allen in any context. Ronan Farrow of all people broached the subject of child molestation Sunday while Allen was being honored with a tribute at the Golden Globe awards. http://twitter.com/#!/RonanFarrow/status/422582684636807168 Kelsey Miller’s piece goes into further detail on “the Woody Allen story we need to stop forgetting,” involving Allen’s then-seven-year-old adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. http://twitter.com/#!/teremurphy/status/423253282484924417 http://twitter.com/#!/dmb1031/status/423254238232596480 http://twitter.com/#!/DTindomie/status/423254706731753472 http://twitter.com/#!/HRTMotorsports/status/423259244310171649 http://twitter.com/#!/HRTMotorsports/status/423259948571566080 Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/14/james-rosen-troubled-by-article-about-hero-woody-allen/

Actor Joe Mantegna scores swoons with new ‘Criminal Minds’ gun [pic]

Actor Joe Mantegna scores swoons with new ‘Criminal Minds’ gun [pic]

http://twitter.com/#!/laublan72/status/427948964588290048 As Twitchy readers know, “Criminal Minds” actor and “Gun Stories” host Joe Mantegna is a firearms enthusiast who wants to “keep the Second Amendment out of politics.” He shared this photo of the new engraved pistol his character, David Rossi, used on last week’s “Criminal Minds” episode. http://twitter.com/#!/JoeMantegna/status/427946422629986305 From a September 2013 Outdoor Channel interview with Mantegna: Michael: You may be changing guns on “Criminal Minds.” Can you talk to that at this point? Joe: My gun of choice for my character is a government model 1911, because I felt that’s what my guy would carry — a guy who had been around a bit, had some military experience, been in Vietnam. So I’ve been carrying a Springfield Armory, but recently had Cabot Arms, out of Pennsylvania, make me a gun reminiscent of a gun that my character, David Rossi, would carry their version of a 1911. Twitter verdict? […]