Miss California to star in TV ad by National... →
squashed: According to the group, the ad will call “gay marriage advocates to account for their unwillingness to debate the real issue: gay marriage has consequences.” Could somebody fill me in on what these consequences are? I’m quite willing to debate those consequences—if somebody will tell me what the worry is. I mean, obviously gay people could get married. And maybe some of our gay...
Back from vacation, and—gonna be honest—not too...
So I didn’t come back with any scars, but I did: — Take some photos — Stay at three different hotels — Get lost — Read Heller’s Something Happened because of Alex Balk’s recommendation — Fail to have a late night in Belfast
It’s 1am in Belfast; I need pizza delivery. This doesn’t seem to be an option.
I’m not used to seeing people sitting behind their computers and smiling.– Friend, walking past an internet cafe in Dublin.
Here, Poor Coverage Of Finance Temporarily... →
How many hipsters does it take to screw in a...
reconnoitre: burntbythesun: lolztobehad: Oh, never mind. It’s a pretty obscure number, you’ve probably never heard of it. On that note, …
The Informer →
fimoculous: In addition to that Talk of the Town piece, Brett Easton Ellis is also this week’s A/V Club interview. He disses his own movie: “Less Than Zero is obviously bad, and we don’t need to talk about why that didn’t work. And American Psycho — that is, I think, an impossible book to adapt. […] Any mention of how Zoolander was an unlicensed (and hysterical) rip-off of Glamorama, and...
whitewhine: “Excuse me, but whole wheat is NOT the same thing as 7-grain.” -Whine by Michael Reblogging because I said more or less the exact same thing at the deli a half-hour ago. WAAAH!
brianvan: In the NFL, we should have a “Hoopla” rating just like there’s a QB rating. “Terrell Owens leads the league for the third consecutive year with a 134.9 Hoopla rating.” It would probably be best not to expand it to other leagues; the NBA is too rigid to allow enough players to get very far with this (Iverson? Odom?) and the NHL/MLB are too boring to have that many crazy players. Sean...
Which reminds me: Must. Watch. New SVU tonight. →
Correction: Criminal Intent. False alarm.
Q: Chocolate milk in coffee — ever wrong? A: No.
Alaska Lawmakers reject Ross as AG in historic... →
Whoa. Raise your hand if you honestly saw this coming. via meredithnyc
Quote of the day
lilkim: Another time, a patron at Fabiane’s, the café on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, said Ms. Ferrell passed him a note which read: “I want you to throw a hot dog down my hall.” And print journalism is officially not dead people. A must read from the NYO. “Later, Mr. Hansen somehow thought it would be a good idea for him to buy a used car, a Volkswagen Jetta, for Ms. Ferrell to make...
This is a serious question:
I’m inclined to not bring/wear swimwear to the Thrillist Pool Party tonight. Will this get me ridiculed, spat on, or thrown in the water? (Well, any more-so than usual?)
After Daniel Boulud famously elevated the hamburger to luxury-goods status,...– To-do list for next month’s opening: earn mayoral status of DBGB on Foursquare. (Via TastingTable.)
Linguist Derides Strunk & White
“The Elements of Style does not deserve the enormous esteem in which it is held by American college graduates. Its advice ranges from limp platitudes to inconsistent nonsense. Its enormous influence has not improved American students’ grasp of English grammar; it has significantly degraded it.” Attention, grammar nerds: This is simply golden. (And the writer has a kind-of...
Wall Street Salary Caps Drive Away Assholes →
soupsoup: (via azspot) Does this mean it’s safe for us non-assholes to hang out in Murray Hill again?