This Thing Looks Like That Thing. →
No, really: Read the “30 Things Young Journalists Should Do This Summer” linked above and the inane list about “presence management” that I linked to yesterday. Is this world so worn-out that we’re running out of dopey pieces of advice to stick into listicles? (ht youngmanhattanite)
hard times are hard xv: give your luck some more...
just heard an ad for the ny state lottery on the radio that told potential dollar-and-a-dreamers to budget extra time for entering megamillions drawings, as “demand has been high lately.” the lottery commission tried to blame the long lines on the “high payouts,” but c’mon, the top prize isn’t even $100 million this week.
can Bon Iver enjoy a really good plate of nachos or does he just sigh, thinking...– @rafikam
Peanuts: The Future Of A Radical Price
tomewing: “If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys” - or so the “Old Media” tell us. But monkeys are GREAT! Look at what monkeys can do: Be cute in photographs Play with stuff people have made and trash it when they don’t understand it Make crazy amounts of noise Form extended social groupings based on displays of public deference to bigger monkeys Throw shit at each other Frankly anyone who...
Hits Versus Content At Examiner.com, a.k.a The... →
To follow up on my previous post, here’s an e-mail from a former Examiner blogger: Is this really the future of journalism? There is no fact checking, no editing, no nothing except a regular series of emails from your “channel manager” imploring you to employ SEO and “viral marketing” to increase the number of hits your page gets, and writers are paid next to...
Celebrity Death Rumor-Mongering Is The New...
charitini: The Examiner told me to confirm with trusted sources But how trusted is the Examiner? Isn’t it sort of like a Web 2.0-ish About?
So I guess "being a nice, thoughtful person" is... →
I swear to god, the Lifehacker Way To Forging An Existence is completely depressing.
Hey guys, the Moby record is actually pretty good.
And saying “it should have been you” in a dead-people context? Kind of tasteless. Not to mention inviting bad karma.
Is Crowd-Sourcing Helping Businesses Leverage... →
Um… you’re just asking now? (Also, you might want to “crowdsource” your copyediting, because that headline does not read well at all)
teenlines: When will he take my pop quiz? Lines From Unwritten Teenage Love Songs is my favorite new Tumblr.
restaurants near long island railroad stops. →
Pour out some Oxy Clean for Billy Mays.
I wonder if the dude who I met on a Halloween LIRR trip who was dressed up as Mays for the occasion has heard yet. (Crucial costume-related note: The fake Mays’ Oxy Clean bucket was filled with airplane botles of liquor.) Also, I can’t help but wonder if the bumpy landing made by a plane he was on yesterday rattled Mays’ system. Also also, is the fact that society is...
Things That I Just Need To Say In Public (That May...
Extreme II: Pornograffiti is still a pretty kickass album. (And yes, I know my whole Catholic thing is playing into this assessment a bunch.)
Related: How much of a badass was Robert Palmer?
Tell Me. Tell Me I’m Not Dreamin’. Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming. Tell Me If You Still Care. Tell Me Now. Tell Me Now. Tell Me So. Tell Me Ten Words. Tell Me What To Swallow. Tell Me Where. Tell Me Why. Tell Me Why. Tell Me Your Love Is Only Mine.
julie brown was a gigantic influence on me as a... →
in re: the King Of Pop Pepsi can
“Jeff said… Shouldn’t the can be on fire?” sorry. i know. but it’s less crass than the cash-in attempt that this can would turn into, you know? (via lialia)
Weird Al Yankovic - Dare to be Stupid Of course, even a glancing reference to food can work. (Or a toaster guitar!!!)
My Bologna” · “Another One Rides the Bus” ·...– Am I wrong for thinking that Weird Al’s “songs about food” quotient has been dangerously low lately, especially in contrast to songs about the Internet?
Jermaine Jackson feat. Michael Jackson -...
"And in an enormously successful marketing ploy,... →
this was the first makeup i ever wore. i was in seventh grade, and i would spend my parents’ trips to the grocery store in the barnes & noble area, the record aisle, and the area with the clarion computer. GOD I WAS SUCH A NERD. (memory triggered by me realizing that i bought thriller at my local pathmark. which is now a waldbaum’s. which does not have a music section.)
maybe i just run in a lot of circles of good...
but i have to say that i’m heartened by a lot of the discussions of humanity that are arising out of michael jackson’s death. people talking about complexity, nuance, just being a fucking decent person. <3 u internet
Olive Garden executives began tying everything to this mythical Italian family,...– Why America Is Addicted To Olive Garden (via I’m In Nickelback Country)
Six Songs That Have A Bit Of “Thriller” In Their... →
thisisareallybadidea: Also: Monica’s “Eyez On Me” samples “P.Y.T.” I’m sort of upset that this was the year they did Michael Jackson night on American Idol, because Gokey destroyed PYT for me. avoid yr tv next wednesday — fox is rerunning it. as a ‘tribute’ …
"The swirl of Web traffic was so intense that a... →
The Week America Died? Hmmm. →
barthel: (Also from Rachel: “Why is MTV News giving me Sway to tell me that Michael Jackson died? Kurt Loder! Should tell me! That Michael Jackson is dead!”) ATTENTION MIKE: Kurt is on now. And not a moment too soon, what with Sway calling 911 “nine-eleven.” Crossing the tragedy streams!
Michael Jackson, R.I.P. →
hortenseg: Video roundup by Maura at Idolator, including videos that Ryan missed. PS Maura- “The Way You Make Me Feel” is one of my favorite songs, too. it’s so good, right? mtv just reminded me that i forgot ‘leave me alone,’ too.
think before you link.
hey everybody, mediafetcher.com = FAKE NEWS. this has been a peevish public service announcement.
the disdain with which ron darling just said the...
made me <3 him even more. (he followed it up by saying “everybody needs a tweet now and then.” awww.)
Shaq Finds Out He's Been Traded To... →
and to think he was peeved because no one told him that lsu won the college world series… (via charitini)
confidential to whatever tumblr staff might be...
They've run out of Knob Creek! Oh noes! →
justsayjolie: For the first time ever, we’ve actually run out of Knob Creek. Because you and your fellow Stillhouse members have done such a great job sharing your love of Knob Creek and spreading the word far and wide, consumer demand for our bourbon has finally outstripped our current supply. And we’ve got nothing left to bottle until November. So, from the bottom of our hearts,...
hotfoot: I figured MLB.tv had exclusive rights to stream the games online. If the Yankees are streaming the games for free to Cablevision customers, why would they bother paying to watch Yankee games when they’re away from a TV on MLB.tv? It’s not free — this arrangement just means that Yankee telecasts won’t be blacked out in-market to MLB.TV/Cablevision subscribers, and people...
This is for "Maura"
hotfoot: maura: ninety9: MLB.TV enters the future present. If you are a Yankee fan. ahh… but it only seems to be for cablevision subscribers? so not much of the city proper — a slice of brooklyn and not much else — but a good chunk of the suburbs. odds on the second team to participate in this? i’d think the red sox, since they have their own network too. (the cubs would be a no-brainer...
This is for "Maura"
ninety9: MLB.TV enters the future present. If you are a Yankee fan. ahh… but it only seems to be for cablevision subscribers? so not much of the city proper — a slice of brooklyn and not much else — but a good chunk of the suburbs. odds on the second team to participate in this? i’d think the red sox, since they have their own network too. (the cubs would be a...
82nd Academy Awards® to Feature 10 Best Picture... →
Two Foodstuffs That, I Just Now Learned, Actually...
The Mac Snack Wrap: “Wrapped in a soft tortilla, the Mac Snack Wrap is packed with 100 percent USDA-inspected beef, lettuce, onions, pickles, American cheese and Big Mac special sauce.” Jell-O Pudding Ice Cream: “We’ve taken two delicious JELL-O® Pudding flavors, Chocolate and Butterscotch, and combined them with our super premium ice cream to make this innovative new treat. ...
apparently people have to be warned about using... →
… [via damiella]