Somewhere in my brain is an essay that I’ve been kicking around for years about...– therichgirlsareweeping’s response to a quote from “Little Movies, Big Problems” is certainly worth quoting in its own right.
Book Recommendations: The Books That Changed Your... →
jessicagoldharalson: This list is hilarious because Lifehacker readers have such awful taste in literature. The Bible? Ayn Rand? Seriously? Welcome to our new geek-driven future.
a few spot-checks reveal that mtv networks’ hd channel doesn’t have a single video from 2008 in its late-night rotation. why is that?
i probably would not have been excited about this...
i got the deluxe reissue of the stranger in the mail yesterday!
top songs of 2008 (so far) (work in progress)...
DEFINITE TOTAL #1: ida maria, “oh my god” RIGHT BEHIND IT: lloyd/lil wayne, “girls around the world” THE REST: erykah badu, “the healer” headlights, “cherry tulips” m83, “graveyard girl” ne-yo, “closer” panic at the disco, “that green gentleman” deastro, “the shaded forest” metro station,...
My jam of right now. →
Scroll down, listen to “The Shaded Forest.” I’d have posted the MP3 but MySpace’s download service works as well as it usually does, i.e. not at all.
How To Not Storm Off the Internet in a Huff →
We are old. →
“American Teenager,” which makes its debut on Tuesday evening, also tries to walk that line. Amid the hormones run amok are a few characters who chug milk at lunch and chat about their decisions to remain chaste. The series, whose executive producer is Brenda Hampton (“Seventh Heaven”), also stars Molly Ringwald as a mother who reacts poorly to her daughter’s behavior. At the end of episodes cast...
guesswhatijustread: britticisms: ...
Converse chases the "people who think indie... →
Not safe for lunch. Also if someone could help me identify the song here that’d be great.
Uh, call me crazy, but will anyone from Florent's... →
Though the MePa institution Florent will close this Sunday night, landlord Joanne Lucas has confirmed that she will reopen the space as R & L Restaurant, the restaurant that preceded Florent, just two days later. Lucas tells us that she initially shopped around the lease to a couple of retailers and eventually changed her mind: “We thought about having someone lease it but then I decided...
This Annie album, it seems to have been designed... →
I've Had Enough →
Wow, this reads exactly like every “wahhh, I quit the Internet because you’re all being so mean” rant that I read back in the heyday of the “teen domain” scene. 20whatever-year-old dudes: the new 15-year-old girls of the Internet?
youngmanhattanite: Btw, AK, when do we get to livetwittr how much fun we have avoiding the people you forgot to take off dodgeball and also please do not make me ever use the word dodgeball ever again. i resemble this remark (sad face) oh who am i kidding, i never leave the house anymore
Attention: young women filming a youtube video for... →
Please read this.
Why most people need more than 140 characters in... →
barthel: It’s just, you know, I’m glad people know more about Zimbabwe and China now, but how the fuck am I supposed to respect people who won’t even click away from their dashboard to learn about what’s going on in the world around them? How does that do anything to diminish the stereotype of heavy internet users as self-obsessed, parochial lightweights? Hey assholes, if you want to get ahead...
Shut out by R.A. “ERAs near 6 my specialty” Dickey? Oh honestly now.
it tastes like rum. oh wait that's my drink.
the thick irony of felix hernandez hitting the game-deciding grand slam but not getting the victory because he left the game early is close enough to taste. don’t say that you can’t taste it too.
American Apparel continues its quest to make every... →
In Case Of Actual Death →
You are in a mall when the zombies attack. You have: 1. One weapon. 2. One song blasting on the speakers. 3. One famous person to fight alongside you. Weapon can be real or fictional; you may assume endless ammo if applicable. Person can be real or fictional. 1. Bob-ombs. 2. “Welcome To The Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance. 3. The women from How Clean Is Your House?, because...
I'm half-nauseated, half-surprised this hasn't... →
because you're hot
Who is this constantly-jawing chick in Secret’s “I’m proud to flaunt my pits” ads? Is she famous for another reason or did she win a contest? I only ask because she’s EXTREMELY ANNOYING.
youngmanhattanite: So much Keith Gessen for your ears. This is Curt, btw. This song = “Don’t Do Me Like That ‘08”
therichgirlsareweeping: BTW, is anyone else out there using Firefox 3 having problems with the Idolator site? Or is it just me? It’s not just you. (And it’s not just Firefox 3, either, although it MIGHT be just Firefox.) Anyway, if anyone else is having similar problems, please please ping me. This has been going on for more than a week now and there’s seemingly no fix in...
Pavlovian Uniques (PU) Technically unique people who actually act in...– Simon Dumenco. (If only this could be the case.)
Today is already giving me lots of hard evidence that a good night’s sleep does not necessarily mean a good day is in the offing.
Why the vulnerability? After all, this is the 21st century, not a more primitive...– The “kicker” of today’s AP article “Everything is spinning out of control.” You can probably get the gist of it from the title.
I am floating from all the Advil I just took. Also, it took me two hours to write this piece on a kinda-dumb EW list. Debating whether or not to order food, since I think —HOLY SHIT THAT CAT JUST RAN INTO MY APARTMENT AGAIN! SECOND TIME THIS WEEK!!
Remember Vox? I only do when I get my “neighborhood updates” in my e-mail. Ah, for the days when it was the velvet-rope blogging platform of choice.
June 2008: The Month The Internet Broke?
Seriously, two AIM outages in the space of a week? Between that and the barely concealed rage I’m seeing all over the place and daily reports of people getting “404 Not Found” when visiting Idolator and the perhaps-real Guns N’ Roses leaks I’m starting to think that the universe is telling us something, and that something is “run while you still have...
HOLY SHIT, THE METS WON. EVERYONE BREAK OUT THE LITE BEER.
i just smile / i make my mouth smile
new muxtape. (well, really, my first one, if you want to be all absolutist about it.)
Talk about a bait and switch. →
eec: i am very close to spending a good chunk of my next paycheck on six pairs of identical button down shirts, six pairs of varying leg width (cigarette, wide leg) “work” trousers, a value pack of cotton ladies underwear, and one pair of practical shoes so i can wear the same fucking thing to work every day for the rest of my life. i would like the above mentioned items to fit into a look...