i got a new computer and i never transferred my bookmarks over from my old one, for very boring reasons. so i need new things to read. here are the bookmarks i remembered to bring over that aren’t related to the day job: • the housing bubble blog • gastropoda / gastriques • true crime report and, uh, that’s it. please note that i don’t really need anything arts and/or...
Not long ago, I gently noted (again) our frequent misuse of the phrase “beg the...– Nobody told me the Times had a column on grammar and style!!!
please make ‘the hills’ stop, i want to see the britney video. jesus christ, this fucking show is awful in every way that is not cinematography-related. EDIT: wait did i miss it??
oh my god
apparently the thrust of the whole episode is all about how new york city … has been overrun by banks. and how those banks are hiring, with jobs that have “great pay and good benefits.” lol?
wow, the first minute of ‘how i met your mother’ is, uh, very interesting in light of recent events.
New Times: Still Raising The "Music Coverage" Bar.... →
A followup to this: “There were two things in abundance at Edgefest on Saturday, September 27: hot-looking women and wild-looking hairstyles. We’ve got pictures of both.” Seriously, guys? Seriously?? Why not just call your next pageview-inflation project “CHICKS WHO LIKE TO FUCK (plus a song or two).”
This Is Awesome: Google In Quotes Lets You Find... →
soupsoup: inadvisable: Really, senator? Really? Terribly useful. and it has a cute slot-machine feel to it!
i’m going to posit that october will be this year’s BEST MONTH EVER (of this year). c’mon everybody! who’s with me! the power of positive thinking!!!
Five men were stabbed outside a Queens nightclub early Sunday after a wild melee...– Five stabbed in melee involving dozens of club-goers outside of Queens nightclub (via offnotesnotes) The Steinway Street clubs are all horrible, and I know it’s probably mean of me to say this, but I really wish they’d all be shut down, because they get out of control way too often...
for the few of you who care, i’m rooting for the rays now. there are a few reasons, but the main one is that when i started at mlb.com in 2003, i was assigned to their site because i was green as far as sports-editing experience went. (did you know that two pitchers who were in their ‘03 starting rotation have died in the past year? joe kennedy passed away last year, geremi gonzalez in...
I missed the debates because the bar I was at was only showing sports. (Oh Mets, you kill me.) On the bright side, I finally tried Cabo Wabo tequila! It has a crazy strong flavor bouquet. Now I’m in a hotel room that looks like it should be used only for plotting crimes. It does havs a microwave, which I guess is something. Also I’m watching The Golden Girls. RIP Estelle :(
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New rule: Anyone who uses the word “hipster” as a derogatory noun also has to provide a definition of what the term means. (The only person who gets a pass is Carles.) Seriously, I’ve heard everyone from people buying million-dollar condos in Williamsburg to bedbug-ridden Bushwick artists to Agyness Deyn to Last Night’s Party denizens to, uh, people who never leave their...
because i can't keep up
has anyone set up isjohnmccainshowingupforthedebate.com yet?
Luke Perry was ticked off, we hear, when he went on Tuesday’s...– oh luke. come on. it’s not like SVU is that much of a step up! it’s movie-of-the-week condensed into an hour and given a few ‘chunk-CHUNK’s at this point.
Friday morning, on CBS’s “The Early Show,” Representative Barney Frank of...– Talks Implode During Day of Chaos; Fate of Bailout Plan Remains Unresolved - NYTimes.com (via perpetua) Stephanopoulos was reporting the “I know, I know” part last night, but I thought it was too good to be true. It just got better. (via offnotesnotes) I thought that McCain was running against...
thewilliambeckett: Update… Stranded on the runway. Delayed an hour due to high winds in new york. Autumn is here, indeed. Nothing coffee and headphones can’t fix. Go download a song called “True Affection” by a band called “The Blow”. Nice little song. Very good lyrics, quite wordy… Just like some body else we know. dear mr. beckett: if you read your reblogs, please consider this a plea for you...
In fact, some of the most basic details, including the $700 billion figure...– Bad News For The Bailout - Forbes.com —of all the WTF moments we’ve gotten this week, this is the WTFfiest. An ARBITRARY really large number?! WHAT?!? (via douglaswolk) i mean, what else can you say.
our Intern Juli was recently shocked to find it’s nothing but “an anthology of...– wonkette on twitter. quoted for truth!
trainwrecks: natface: Argh authors. There is a space after an m-dash. For example: Bob the Builder— often a spokesperson for the United Nations— commented on the Rice for Oil scandal this morning. Authors of what? Different style manuals treat the em dash/spaces differently. For instance, AP (which your example should probably be in) has a space on BOTH sides of the em dash, Chicago has NO...
I’d like to offer up a crude little anecdote to illustrate the mindset of the...– From the comments on The Housing Bubble Blog. You can probably guess which four words I zeroed in on.
Be well. Keep working. What we’re trying to do is worthwhile; believe it.
Roger Ebert on Creationism, irony, and the Age Of... →
katieschenk: maura: also this new ADA is TERRIBLE, like rohmian levels of bad. BRING BACK CASEY NOVAK I know! what is up with dick wolf’s periodic weakness for rubbery, yet unable-to-emote women? honestly. that said, the cast on the main law & order has been a lot better since fred thompson got the heave-ho.
also this new ADA is TERRIBLE, like rohmian levels of bad. BRING BACK CASEY NOVAK
luke perry will guest on svu, but not 90210?
could the rays’ shitty attendance during this season, their best ever, be attributable in part to florida’s horrible economy?
I just saw an ad for Demi Lovato’s new record, and up until the end, I thought it was the new version of the 1-800-OK-CABLE spot that advertises digital phone service.
a good friend knows how to puncture your angry...
maura johnston: i am about to go postal
Dan Rivkin: oh no
Dan Rivkin: you mean, like you have stuff to mail?
How does one go about getting tickets to a...
I’m dead serious. Look! October 15, 2008: Presidential debate with domestic policy focus, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY I wonder if it’ll be on the same stage where I performed in many a dance recital. Ah, brushes with greatness…
Maybe it was just the way he was so open and curious, or the way he was so taken...– What happens when New York contracts Elizabeth Wurtzel to write about David Foster Wallace. She also uses the phrase “grunge Salingeresque.”
Poynter Online - Romenesko: Brooks: I was never... →
(via offnotesnotes) I just want to point out that I’ve thought he was a bit of a doddering idiot since the Bobos In Paradise days. Old school!
the new killers song is pretty ok.
they’re really going for the whole ‘john hughes closing credits 2.0’ thing, but they do it admirably.
Yesterday, I was introduced to the world of MP3 blogs which are basically blog...– Geeking Out! These are the most ridiculous (and incorrect) 3 sentences I’ve seen on the internet today. (via katieschenk) ah, the world of the self-proclaimed female “tech expert,” where all you have to do is look cute and occasionally mention that you’re, like, such a geek,...
Another way that Saturday Night Live is “restoring the balance”: Any skits about John McCain’s truth-stretching ads are “tempered” by long, unfunny, bad-stereotype-filled* sketches about the reporters of the New York Times and their utter inability to grok Alaska. OK then. * The one bit where someone claimed that no Times reporter had ever been anywhere that...
“anonymous” != “pseudonymous” just FYI.
Tumblr Breeds Its Own Species Of Griefer: The... →
Not to say this for the 800,000th time, but THIS PHENOMENON IS NOT NEW. I know that Tumblr is exciting and delicate-flowerlike and special, but jeez, do a little research and you’ll find that practices like this have been going on as long as Geocities accounts were available to people using throwaway Yahoo! e-mail addresses. That’s not to say it’s a good thing. But it’s...
“White privilege” is No. 52 on Google Trends right now. I’m just saying.