The Voluminous Complaints
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  • newsweek:

    Uber is arming teams of independent contractors with burner phones and credit cards as part of its sophisticated effort to undermine Lyft and other competitors.

    Interviews with current and former contractors, along with internal documents obtained by The Verge, outline the company’s evolving methods. Using contractors it calls “brand ambassadors,” Uber requests rides from Lyft and other competitors, recruits their drivers, and takes multiple precautions to avoid detection.

    The effort, which Uber appears to be rolling out nationally, has already resulted in thousands of canceled Lyft rides and made it more difficult for its rival to gain a foothold in new markets.

    Uber calls the program “SLOG,” and it’s a previously unreported aspect of the company’s ruthless efforts to undermine its competitors. Together, the interviews and documents show the lengths to which Uber will go to halt its rivals’ momentum.

    The San Francisco startup has raised $1.5 billion in venture capital, giving it an enormous war chest with which to battle Lyft and others. While the company’s cutthroat nature is well documented, emails from Uber managers offer new insight into the shifting tactics it uses to siphon drivers away from competitors without getting caught.

    It also demonstrates the strong interest Uber has taken in crushing Lyft, its biggest rival in ridesharing, which is in the midst of a national expansion.

    After The Verge asked Uber for comment on its report, the company stalled for time until they could write this blog post introducing Operation SLOG to the world. “We never use marketing tactics that prevent a driver from making their living — and that includes never intentionally canceling rides,” the company said.

    This is Uber’s playbook for sabotaging Lyft | The Verge

    Do not use Uber. This is called racketeering. 

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  • ifuckingguess:

    THIS MAN IS SO IMPORTANT

    I am a despicable human for feeling a little bit like this is me irl. 

    (Source: matafari, via thebandhaim)

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  • meganamram:

    BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, LADIES AND MEN-LADIES: I’m giving away advance copies of my upcoming book “SCIENCE…FOR HER!” It’s like how I “gave away a free advance copy of my virginity” to my PE teacher in 7th grade!!

    So, please preorder my book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, iBooks, or…

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  • yahoo:

    Hundreds of Yahoo’s joined CEO Marissa Mayer yesterday in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at our Sunnyvale campus.

    marissamayr:

    Yahoo responds to the ALS Ice Bucket challenge!

    "yahoo’s" ””’

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  • photojojo:

    Weekend Project Idea: Scan your 35mm film with the iPhone and  Android compatible film scanner so you can tumbl your best shots.

    Then send us a link, we want to see!

    Grab a Smartphone Film Scanner

     

    I need a 16mm version of this with video so i can telecine some student films. 

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  • danagould:

    Two years ago, I was performing at The Punchline in San Francisco, and Robin came to the show with our mutual friend, Dan Spencer.

    This particular batch of material was the first time I had touched upon my then still-fresh divorce wounds, and big chunks of it were pretty dark. The next day, I got a text from a number I didn’t recognize. Whoever it was had obviously been to the show and knew my number, so I figured they would reveal themselves at some point and save me the embarrassment of asking who they were.

    The Mystery Texter asked how I was REALLY doing. “You can’t fool me. Some of those ‘jokes’ aren’t ‘jokes.” By now I knew that whoever this was had been through what I was enduring, as no one else would know to ask, “What time of day is the hardest?”

    He wanted to know how my kids were handling it, all the while assuring me that the storm, as bleak as it was, would one day pass and that I was not, as I was then convinced, a terrible father for visiting a broken home upon my children.

    I am not rewriting this story in retrospect to make it dramatic. I did not know who I was texting with. Finally, my phone blipped, and I saw, in a little green square, “Okay, pal. You got my number. Call me. I’ve been there. You’re going to be okay. - Robin.”

    That is what you call a human being.

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  • fatsmeow:

    villainry:

    hoodfuturism:

    artemiskaonai:

    MAINSTREAM MEDIA WILL SAY THAT THE PROTESTERS STARTED THE VIOLENCE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THIS IS NOT THE CASE AS PROVEN BY THE VIDEO ABOVE.

    please watch this before its taken down

    PLEASE SHARE THIS THROUGH ALL SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS

    This is atrocious.

    Yeesh, pretty transparent. 

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  • fatsmeow:

    zodiacbaby:

    amandafelloffthebus:

    fdsfkjdsfkdsjkjfsdfhdshg

    I love him, and I love this message

    Be my best friend

    I can attest that Brandon is a true gentleman and sweetheart. 

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