Schadenfreude Pie. →
For enjoying others’ just desserts. (via 538)
Remix is to culture what web 2.0 is to the Internet: a practice of building upon...– Lawrence Lessig (via Young Manhattanite) I wonder if that “minimized control” is why I find so many remixes lacking in, well, anything interesting. I find that being challenged by constraints — even if it’s a simple one like “you have one hour to create this”...
Jess' comic-strip guide to horrorcore is all sorts... →
Listening Station: David Archuleta Tries To Break... →
thisisareallybadidea: “Angels” is totally “up with people.” Keep in mind that I’m grading the “up”ness on a scale that includes “You’re The Voice.”
Lauren Graham Joins ‘Guys and Dolls’ - ArtsBeat... →
meghanagain: You know what, good. I hope she’s awesome. I hope Oliver Platt is awesome, too. I would much rather Broadway be the choice of good screen actors who typically get crap screen parts than the canny career move of mediocre screen actors who typically get great parts. I love Guys and Dolls and I will see it pretty much no matter what. I’m with you! I think Graham’s comic...
a wcbs-am reporter, signing off from a report on lots of pedestrian-killings on a major long island road: “and from the DEADLY hempstead turnpike, i’m…”
The Funniest Thing I've Read All Day
lowlife: A-Rod: So, um, I’ve been meditating on the Sefirot about what to do in this situation. Madonna: What “situation?” We don’t have a bleeding “situation.” A-Rod: I just mean that you’re going through this thing with your divorce. And I just went through my divorce. And it’s like it’s doubly hard, because we’re soul mates. Because my soul is intertwined with yours, it’s like I have been...
Number of the four McCain buttons swapped by my...
One. Favorite caption: “i got mugged by a 6’4” black man in pittsburgh and all i got was this lousy button, and also a big scar on my cheek in the shape of a backwards ‘B’” Runner-up: “pass it around and drain this asshole’s campaign funds one button at a time. enjoy!”
Have any of you noticed that there’s been an upsurge in people taking the Guinness Book Of World Records seriously lately? My perspective might be skewed because two artists who are considered “major” in my day job’s world (Weezer and Fall Out Boy) have been really trying to get in the books, as they say, lately, but then I just saw an item on Digg where a bunch of people...
Put simply, if Palin says “Barack Obama consorts with terrorists”, she is making...– - Anil Dash, in ‘What Sarah Palin is Saying,’ a great post on Palin’s sometimes dangerous use of language. (via yournewfavorite) This is a really great essay.
Is the Chicago Reader having problems because it... →
The Reason Is You.
The Hooburrito — Hoobastank serves up a burrito with crispy chicken strips, pepper jack cheese, cheese sauce, fried onion crispers and a hint of barbecue sauce. Served with tortilla chips, and a side of cheese sauce and ranch. Ranch. Of course!
Mary Rambin delights in sharing the Neiman Marcus...
lindsayrobertson: karion: itsbedtime: later this week when i am buying a coffee or something the fact that this was posted on a blog in 2008 will make me laugh to myself to the point where the person behind me thinks i’m totally mentally ill HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Forget google-checks, that poor lady should probably skip straight to Snopes. you guys, what if this is all just a trick...
The celebrity economy. The last of this century’s great trends was noted...– Paul Krugman, in 1996, on the world in 2096. Um, wow.
Busby Berkeley Dreams. →
The pair’s “final act of violence” would be an attempt to kill Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee. In separate interviews with investigators, the men said that they planned to speed their vehicle toward Obama while “shooting at him from the windows.” Apparently befitting the historic assault, Cowart and Schlesselman “stated they would dress in all white...
The stupidity, it burns. →
A NYPD officer on what to do if you get mugged. →
Finally, a useful listicle!
When, in 50 years time, the definitive histories of the Web 2.0 epoch are...– man i hope this guy is right
The scheduling change will take effect on Nov. 5;... →
omg does this mean law & order is coming back early!!!! OMGGGGGGGGG (these days it’s the little things, you guys.)
my sister had never heard ‘paper planes’ until last night! the things other family members’ appendicitis outbreaks will teach you.
Things I Learned From CNBC.
The company that makes Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark also makes Master locks.
i found the elian one →
Make yourself a challenge, use intermittent reinforcement, always, always,...– A Chat With Julia Allison - AskMen.com (via jgh) Shocking news: Julia Allison is into assholes. (via tylercoates) What about just being a nice person and being yourself? What’s with all the rules? Why must you take your ladyfriend to swing on a trapeze on a tropical island to be an enviable...
The new Lily Allen song is nice, in a “paranoid about the world and distrustful of everyone in it” sort of way.
This song is still pretty rad.
Notes on TiVoed shows I am watching in an effort...
Law & Order episodes with Jeremy Sisto and Linus Roache and Jesse L. Martin = the hotness factor is like whoa.
Music Site Imeem Laying Off 25%, Reportedly Up For... →
artistspaid: sds: poortaste: yvynyl: catbird: I’m gonna call this one “another casualty of trying to work WITH the majors.” I’m not one to advocate doing things that are patently illegal, or that in some way hurt the artists or music rights-holders or anything, but GOD, come on. If there’s one sure thing you can count on, it’s that if you actually try to accomodate the majors, with...
derrinyet: Election nightmare I woke up at 5:38 a.m. this morning, completely convinced that election results were being tabulated, and that I had no idea who was winning. I don’t quite remember what I was dreaming about, but it was definitely election day. I had to check the date on my phone before falling back asleep. That was really the time? Really? That is awesome.
Outpunk Dance Party →
rendit: barthel: Sidenote: what percentage of Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist viewers have actually heard a queercore band? […] Does anyone have the song about ponies? This reminds me — are the Gayrilla Biscuits still together? This is still my favorite queercore song ever. I can’t believe someone made a tribute video from it! Sigh, it includes Tila Tequila. (Note:...
Craig Ferguson made a big decision Monday night on his “Late Late...– There is something so perfectly 21st-century-sad about this woman and her quest. (Here’s a picture of her arm. It’s from April.)
last night i dreamed that i was wearing a large-brimmed ceramic hat while trying to impress [REDACTED]. it didn’t work, mainly because every “sexy” hair-toss i tried to make was accompanied by me banging said hat against whatever wall was nearby, and my witty banter kept getting interrupted by the resultant clinks.
Freelance Writers Needed. We pay $3 per 250 words. Start Now!– Sigh. (via ads atop my GMail)
(Plus, you know, they’re not that good. Anyway.)
I just came across a blog post by someone who had decided to boycott Pitchfork because of what he had decided was their institutional dislike of Kings Of Leon. Kind of funny, since they’re just as “manufactured” as so many of the pop groups this person probably rails against in his quest to Have The Right Taste: KK was mildly interested to learn from the story that the band was...