Rudy Giuliani finally gave up in January, after his brilliant “don’t...– Pareene’s year in review is great all around, but that bit made me cackle.
80 '08 (And Heartbreak): Idolator's Year-End... →
I’m thrilled with how this came out. Thanks to all our writers and, especially, to Matos for putting it all together.
Dear Person Who Decided To Play Fleet Foxes On Hi...
Q104.3 is ——> that way
My favorite albums, songs, and concerts of 2008. →
raise your hand if you knew the new york post had... →
made me cry.
offnotesnotes: If I see the family of 40-year-old, 3-INT Missouri QB Chase “Charlie” Daniel one more time I might post their pic to Tumblr. This isn’t the olympics. I want football. poornima: i’m really sick of chase daniel’s parents, btw maura: seriously maura: why are they a big deal again? because they make faces? poornima: because they are stupid chase daniel’s parents and...
super size me
today’s notable spam subject line: “upsize your manhood today”
What (Internet) Time Is It?
“.beats” (as opposed to other means of time such as minutes and seconds in the time zones established in the UTC system) are the measurement for time in the Internet time scale, devised by the international timepiece giant, Swatch. Biel MeanTime (BMT) is the universal name designated for Internet Time. There is no differing method for accumulation of time after one day of 1000...
The entertainment journalist who got internet famous for blogging about...– Pareene on Jeff Jarvis in his “The Top Ten People Who Should Be Unemployed Come ‘09” listicle. I’ll even give him the slight against Law & Order for gold like this.
Can Music Production Be Crowdsourced? Minimum... →
Oh God, oh God, oh God. One of my top 10 hopes for 2009: All these people who think they can bring their tired Web 2.no concepts to the music world simply because they’re too cheap to actually take a chance on things they may not like will lose their high-paying “fly me to a panel so I can fix everything with the power of my BLOG” consultant gigs and actually APPRECIATE CREATIVE...
Jennifer Seitz, Cruise Passenger: Search Continues... →
thisisareallybadidea: Sorry Emily. You know what’s weird about this story? Not one of the wire stories I’ve read about it names the husband. Why? Is he being thought of as a suspect yet?
And the Next (No) Big Wave of the future will be fomented (fermented) in the...– rend it / wapo how long until abandoned fast food places are resold as “classic american architecture” to people looking for places to live, i wonder. they could be the post-industrial lofts of some point in the future…
I dreamed, we all dreamed, for years that the future held vague visions of...– Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold - Roger Ebert’s Journal (via scrollr)
can someone please
recommend me an rss reader that has the aesthetics of bloglines minus the never-working aspects of said site? signed, really really wanting to mark these 1,385 items as read but being constantly thwarted by internal server errors
lots of top fives, courtesy pete wentz & pals →
obvious biases aside, this is a pretty sweet collection of lists. annnnd here’s an addendum to mine, since i went back to ssam tonight (i told you it’s a race to figure out what’s what until the very end of the year). the pork buns: yes, they still deserve to be that high. alas, there was no concord grape soft serve to be had—the replacement, however, was the PBJ, a...
nbc actually made this site →
i wonder if anyone made money
I'm not going to do the research... →
ninety9: but I would hazard that NCIS (I show I only found out existed last night — after six seasons) outdraws the Gossip Girls as well. maura: 1. (3) “NCIS,” CBS, 19.94 million viewers. you may not be surprised to learn that there are no cw shows in the top 20. and… touche, i guess? but what i’m saying here is that these movies are being treated THE BIGGEST MOVIES...
Not that this should surprise anyone who can, you... →
I mean, who could forget “Twilight”? Teenagers screaming for free tickets outside the dual-theater Westwood premiere here. Mayhem in the malls. Girls thirsting for Robert Pattinson. Box-office projections growing bigger and bigger as online vendors sold out theater after theater. It was amazing. When all is said and done, maybe 24 million tickets will be sold to that movie, based on current...
oh, pagesixpaws →
your attempts at blatant back-scratching/circle-jerking come off as even more pathetic when they’re rooted in synergistic impulses. because honestly, who the fuck reads kanye west’s blog via myspace celebrity?
Last.fm Eclectic Test: How Eclectic is your Music... →
stopwhispering: muppetpants: bmichael: I scored a 650. 745. I apparently have bragging rights. 760! 793. but that’s because siobhan donaghy, flop, and unrest are criminally underappreciated.
PAY RICKEY →
The Glass Cliff. →
Digg is a pit of juvenilia and suckitude, film at... →
is there ANY WAY that the collision of all these... →
This letter can’t be real, can it? [via Jez]
weresoblogging: so I’ve run into a problem…Can’t think of any band or artist I listen to that begins with the letter X. Maybe you know of some? x x-ray spex and xtc, who i suspect you’ll like the most (see also this clip)
the scintillating cultural observations you are...
misha: did you know that howard wolfson does an annual best-of music list?
misha: and it's very pitchfork?
maura: i knew he was a music blogger sorta
misha: found via Ben Smith on politico
misha: Everyone loves that Bon Iver!
maura: jack london bs
misha: OK, I feel better for not giving it more of a chance now
maura: dude, seriously. don't feel bad
maura: it, like too much other overpraised music this year, is by/for saddo bros
maura: fleet foxes? give me a break
misha: saddo bros!
misha: that is my newfavorite
maura: all those delicate-flower vocal acts that have 'pristine harmonies' need to get laid and listen to mudhoney for like a month
maura: perhaps not in that order
it probably says something about my year
that the two tracks that i’m spinning the most right now have endings that consist of women screaming ‘oh my god’ and ‘oh no’ over and over again.
oh, and regarding 'little children'
i probably overidentified with too many aspects of it—hello, scene where sarah’s spying on brad from her car and driving herself crazy while fantasizing about his weekend, which has to be better than hers because of the fresh hell in which she’s placed herself—but i thought kate winslet’s performance was absolutely astonishing, and i’m even more piqued by the...
a brief list of games that i wish were available...
- pitfall - mappy - paperboy - moon patrol (mainly for the music) - utopia (i know, it was so lo-fi and stuff, but i had very limited intellivision access back in the dy)
"Don’t we want to live in a media environment... →
you would think the answer to this would be a no-brainer “yes,” but apparently not. why am i hearing echoes of the whole “music should be free, because it costs nothing for me to grab it off the internet and therefore costs nothing to make, right?” debate here?
the smell of hilary duff is saving the economy.
ok so maybe this is just a sign that i’m Watching The Wrong Shows or something but i have seen back to back (sometimes to back!) ads for various celebrity-endorsed perfumes on multiple cable channels* over the past few days. it’s almost as if every advertiser that isn’t another cable channel just said, “welp, so much for that,” thus allowing pitches for the...
Five years after promised, emo finally became power-pop this year, just in time...– partymanica. kind of a bummer, this fact.
temptation is a part of life →