Why did Vampire Weekend get so much shit for being privileged when Grizzly Bear and The Band That Shall Not Be Named seem to come from similar comforts? Is it the difference between making your album on Cape Cod (which GB did, according to this week’s Time Out New York) and using the island’s name as a song title?
mets spring training tv schedule →
note that channel 11 is now calling itself ‘pix11.’ will the downturn (and seemingly inevitable collapse of the cw) result in non-network channels reclaiming their old-school identities?
lucasissinking: so much weed
mauradotcom: they spelled fabolous wrong.
lucasissinking: I know
lucasissinking: spell check
mauradotcom: that's what happens when you get rid of copeditors
mauradotcom: so is that
akbar and jeff's tofu hut shutting down?
CNN: To the root of animation, cartooning: You're still doing "Life in Hell," correct?
Groening: Um, yes, but ... well, I feel like the floodwaters are rising.
Groening: Yeah, the alternative newsweeklies are really struggling. In fact, this coming week will be my final week after 22 years in the LA Weekly. I and all the other cartoonists are being dismissed because they can't afford to pay.
We'll see. I'm still in a bunch of other papers, so I may continue to do my strip, but it doesn't look good.
CNN: Have you considered just doing it online?
Groening: Yes! Yes, I'm toying with that. But it's very strange. I've been doing the weekly comic strip for 29 years, "The Simpsons" weekly for 20 years, the "Futurama" weekly for five years and then a little break and then the four movies, and then the "Simpsons" movie, ... so I have a series of ongoing deadlines. So the idea of establishing a Web presence that I'll have to feed on an ongoing basis doesn't give me a lot of pep. (laughs) One more treadmill.
yahoo: continuing its quest to make the world...
“Flo Rida doesn’t get much hype, but he smashes the records of some big-time stars.” 1. he did get hype. the problem was, the other two singles from mail on sunday weren’t very good. (“low” isn’t a great song, but it is incessantly catchy. i have the “apple bottom jeans” bit in my head just from typing out the title!) 2. he smashes the...
trainwrecks: The problem here is your absurdly narrow frame on “negativity.” You seem to think criticism = negativity. That way of thinking is naive, and I think dangerous. Criticism is not by definition destructive (ever heard of “constructive criticism”?), and it has proven throughout history to be very valuable. You know what *is* always negative? Rampant egoism. Casual racism or sexism....
hey guys guess who just spilled coffee all over her desk and stepped on her overpriced iphone headphones while cleaning up the mess YES. WEDNESDAY.
Gore Verbinski to direct 'Clue' →
bg5000: Really? Why don’t you leave the only board game that actually spawned a good movie alone and focus your attention on making a Fireball Island movie instead? (ht thighmaster) “Clue” will be turned into a mystery that Blind Wink senior veep Jonathan Krauss called “A global thriller and transmedia event that uses deductive reasoning as its storytelling engine.” ...
tesslynch: I think we should retire the word “random” unless it’s in direct reference to mathematical possibility, i.e. the lottery. This just in after viewing my Facebook friends’ photo albums page. yes. PLEASE. please.
The BBC reported that since Google itself uses Gmail, its officials weren’t able...– Four Hours Without Gmail I find this amusing. (via thisisareallybadidea) first the wikipedia-using-wikipedia-sourced-story-to-prove-entry story, now this…
according to a commercial that just aired on usa, criminal intent comes back april 19. now with extra goldblum!
I expanded on the "Wired" thing. →
The stupid, it burns.
do you see the money picketing out there? →
“Last development season was impacted by the WGA strike,” said one high-level agent. “This development season, we’ve been hit by the economic strike.” (also, “impacted,” FFS UGH)
"Can it be long before the entire country is... →
at least this little piffle of an essay is making... →
The success of these games is good news for the music biz. They’re breathing new life into old bands (Weezer, anyone?) and helping popularize new ones. They’re even becoming a significant distribution outlet for new releases. yeah, weezer was really toiling in obscurity before guitar hero hit. who remembered them? and newsflash, bub: the only reason that games are becoming...
the kelly clarkson record, day four
still good, if a bit flabby (the flab’s shaped like ryan tedder, donchaknow). ‘don’t let me stop you’ is my jam of right now; it’s sort of like ‘behind these hazel eyes, pt. 2.’
for all you bacon-loving tumblrs →
mark your calendar. this is run by my friend matt timms, who never disappoints. It has come to pass. The Brooklyn Bacon Takedown is happening Sunday March 29 at 5PM. At Radegast Hall & Beer Garden in Williamsburg - 113 N 3rd St. off the Bedford Ave L Stop. unfortunately, the entrant limit of 30 has been reached, but you can still go down and taste.
that's what happens when you talk too fast
there as a ‘correction of assertions stated in earlier ads’ ad for yaz* on tv right now. * the birth control pill, not the new wave duo
if wikipedia says your mother loves you, etc. →
“Germany has a new minister of economic affairs. Mr. von und zu Guttenberg is descended from an old and noble lineage, so his official name is very long: Karl Theodor Maria Nikolaus Johann Jacob Philipp Franz Joseph Sylvester Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg. When first there were rumors that he would be appointed to the post, someone changed his Wikipedia entry and added the name...
ooh i want to play the itunes game too
Number of Songs: 12,271 Number of Albums: 1,869 Most Recently Played Song: Green Day, “21st Century Breakdown” Most Played Song: Lloyd feat. Lil Wayne, “Girls Around The World” Most Recently Added Album: Chrisette Michele, I Am First Song Alphabetically: “A-Z,” Tracey Thorn Last Song Alphabetically: “Zzzz,” Orange Cake Mix Smallest Song Numerically: “#1...
i was really hoping that jennifer lopez's 'hooked...
chfdigital: For those who were on the site, what’s your history pane look like? 1,071 check-ins (highest volume day saturday, lowest monday) top 10: Shea Stadium 34 check-ins 3% D.B.A. 21 check-ins 1% Soft Spot 17 check-ins 1% Daddy-O 15 check-ins 1% Sunswick Limited 13 check-ins 1% Brick Cafe 13 check-ins 1% JFK International Airport 11 check-ins 1% The Marshall Stack 9 ...
xanga changing its business model? →
an ad for an ‘editorial internship’ at the also-ran webjournaling site claims: Established Web start-up, Xanga.com is launching several online media/blogging sites, and looking for writing/editorial interns. This is a great opportunity for college students or people looking to start out in media. The internship will provide you with a hands-on experience in writing and editing,...
NYT crossword clues I'm embarrassed to know the...
10 down: “Hostel” director Roth
5500: maura: One thing everyone has to realize is that being an underground leftfield artist used to pay the bills but in this age of the music industry, it is impossible. I’m not a kid anymore. I’m looking over the next few years to getting a house and having a family of my own. I need to pay the bills. It feels totally literating not to be beating down a record company door which another...
in response to the general bummed-outness that followed her telling we7 that right now, she has no plans to release new music, siobhan donaghy released the following statement: Message to you and the fans I’m sorry that this is the first thing anyone has heard from me in a while. I’ve been on the forum and the general consensus seems to be that I’m feeling down, but...
Hard Times Are Hard IX: Girl Scout Cookie presales... →
National numbers are not yet in, but regional Girl Scout councils nationwide are seeing the impact of the down economy, as well as bad winter weather, in declines as large as 19% in pre-order sales, which took place January through early February. Pre-order sales— mostly door-to-door and workplace — make up around 70% of cookie sales, council leaders say. Councils are hopeful they will make up...
the kelly c. record leaked. →
the best tracks are the ones co-written by former color me badd member sam watters.
The collections were presented anonymously, so neither the fashion doyennes in...– Richard Lawson on the Project Runway fashion show. Related: I am sad that the turnips in SMB2 didn’t have a cute name.
Beer: No Longer Recession-Proof! →
[Fourth-quarter sales] of alcohol for off-premises consumption were down by 9.3 percent from the previous quarter, according to the Commerce Department. This is absolutely unprecedented: the largest previous drop had been just 3.7 percent, between the third and fourth quarters of 1991. Beer accounts for almost all of the decrease, with revenues off by almost 14 percent. Wine and spirits were...
Every Band Mentioned in LCD Soundsystem's Losing...
imlosingmyedge: One track per day. (via douglaswolk)
katy perry = durst →
Jason Greenwood, a senior kinesiology major at the University of Maryland echoed...– Student Expectations Seen as Causing Grade Disputes - NYTimes.com Can’t… see… rage… overwhelming… blacking… out. Seriously folks, this kind of thing heralds a major, major failure in American culture. You wonder why things have gone so wrong in this country? Shit like this is why. People who think...
The blog post by Consumerist, part of the advocacy group Consumers Union,...– Facebook Withdraws Changes in Data Use I bet Denton misses Consumerist now… (via thisisareallybadidea) i doubt it, since he probably made all the money that he could from it when he sold it off.
"In 2009, restaurant traffic will fall by at least... →
Brinker International Inc., the Dallas owner of the Chili’s, On the Border and Little Italy Favorites at Maggiano’s chains, is bracing for a rough year, Douglas Brooks, the company’s chief executive, warned investors during a recent conference call. “Brinker and the entire restaurant industry remain challenged by a highly competitive environment and an uncertain economy,” Brooks said. The...
A Brief List Of Things You Should Never Do...
1. Click “Enter Here” on AmyFisher.com after being brought there by Google Trends. Ack!