The most amazing thing just happened. Look! Black rook in rainy weather. I thought of this, and said so aloud to the editorial department, and everyone went, silently, in their minds, "Would you shut up about Sylvia Plath already? Second time today." Bethany might have vocalized a response; I can't remember. Show More Summary
TweetOh man, it’s fresh. (Remember WebVan? I do. My roommates would get the craziest things delivered for free. Like rental DVD’s from Blockbuster. And then they’d send another van to pick up the DVD after you watched it. Crazy times. The only things left after the bankruptcy were the vans themselves and some Aeron chairs. [...]
Everything this week has been coming up pizza, thanks to anti-folk band The Pizza Underground, a group that changes all the lyrics of Velvet Underground and Lou Reed songs to pizza references. The group, which includes actor and noted pizza enthusiast Macaulay Culkin, is set to play a free show tomorrow at Baby's All Right in Williamsburg. Show More Summary
From this week's Loose Lips: Dayna Hanson's The Clay Duke, a kaleidoscopic reenactment of a real school board shooting, blew people's minds at On the Boards last weekend. Wade Madsen and Thomas Graves were outright eerie as the shooter (yes, two men playing one, often standing right next to each other). Show More Summary
On the occasion of Human Rights Day, the Head of Iran's Judiciary Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani told high-ranking Judiciary officials yesterday, "The Judiciary will not take notice of irrational words and lies and will resolutely continue its work, because we believe that the highest human rights values are recognized in Islam."
As hard as I try, I can't escape the brutal truth of my reality. It is winter. It is cold. And I hate it. My response to snowfall has always been one of contempt (unless it involved school closings, and then I was eternally grateful for the wet crap that covered the sidewalks). Show More Summary
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ENB's Christmas offering starts off sweet but ends up just plain nuts.
COLLINS VOTES FOR GABRIELLA MILLER KIDS FIRST RESEARCH ACT Northeast Georgia’s Congressman: “When you can make a difference, no matter how small, it still matters.” WASHINGTON, Dec 11 – Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) voted today for H.R. 2019, the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act. Named for a brave little girl who only weeks ago passed away [...]
Even the greatest of burglars need some pumping up to get the job done—you don't just wake up one morning and steal Whistler's Mother on a whim. One thief in Clinton Hill decided to get loose before doing a job by twerking for an obscenely long amount of time outside of her target's apartment building. Show More Summary
Even more offensive than Claire Forlani's fake Scottish accent. The Bacardi-owned Scotch whisky company Dewar's has pulled all versions of an online advertisement called "Meet the Baron" after bloggers pointed out it was offensive and, well, just plainly hateful toward women. Show More Summary
A marketing agency has put the mayor on the naughty list—for a good cause. Ever wonder how Santa Claus feels about crack-tape deniers, hair splitters, and husbands who reveal how much, uh, “mistletoe” they get at home? Well, the verdict is in. Show More Summary
I have biked everywhere within 4 miles of my apartment in the past 5 years, including every job I've had -- I've never had to drive to work in Denver. I find riding a bicycle exhilarating, but that's no reason for you to think you should. Show More Summary
Make it stop: [http=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VejTLENKSzQ] I hoped this might do it: [http=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm5MDenG5QY] But just when you thought we might be rid of this plague, a live performance of “The SoundShow More Summary
My fame and the fame of my Morning Reads is spreading far faster than I’ve ever imagined. The fan mail has increased in volume and scope tremendously. So thanks to the millions of you worldwide reading this. Get into the Christmas spirit with the Buck Owens Appreciation Series: “Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy.” Isakson [...]
I hope you all aren’t really braving the crowds on this Black Friday, but if so I also hope you’re enjoying the holiday hustle and bustle and excitement. I’m an internet shopper myself, and won’t visit the mall at any time of year unless forced. But whether you shop with the masses or shop from [...]
Alex Tom (left) and Vincent Pan joined a nationwide fast to call for immigration reform. GUARDIAN PHOTO BY JOE FITZGERALD RODRIGUEZ Vincent Pan barely had the energy to speak, and seemed to fall asleep before the eyes of the 30 or so...Show More Summary
In an open letterto the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, nine prominent reformist figures have asked for his immediate action to end "the misunderstandings left over from the 2009 elections." The letter emphasizes the importance ofShow More Summary
The New York Post, maintaining its status as that kid in 7th grade who reeks of Axe body spray and gives people "dead arms" in geometry class, was not impressed by the Times' massive profile on the human face of homelessness. They're not even homeless, the Post sneers, wiping snot on the sleeve of its Nautica sweater. [ more › ]
The manager who guided the Blue Jays during their transition from expansion team to contender has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Glancing at his statistics, you might think Bobby Cox’s four-year tenure as Blue Jays manager was a blip between two stints as skipper of the Atlanta Braves. Show More Summary