Day of the Outlaw: why Parks & Recreation... →
outlaw: P Parks & Recreation constantly irritates me, despite its undeniable comedy chops, because the character breakdown of the show goes pretty much like this, every week: Leslie seems nutty and high-strung, but she’s really a sweetheart. Ron seems like a principled loner who just wants to be left alone and eat breakfast meat, but he’s really a sweetheart. Tom seems like a delusional...
The Last Detail
— Don’t worry about a thing. I’m hustling this guy. I’ve got him where I want him. — Maybe he’s hustling you. — Maybe he is. But this is not the time to argue about it. If I don’t win, we don’t leave New York!
I may have been wrong about the random thing
I don’t know.
This week’s episode ends with a scene unlike any I’ve seen on television before,...– -Emily Nussbaum on Twitter, Technology, and Girls, quoted on the New Yorker blog (via amyrebeccaklein) I thought it was a very good detail that the music didn’t just “rise,” but switched to the Robyn song from something sad-sounding, because iTunes was on random. I like that...
REFRESH // APRIL 25 // ALL ASIA BAR
stories by GEOFF EDGERS PETER GRAFF PETE L’OFFICIAL PENNIE TAYLOR CHRISTINA XU with musical guest JON CARTER
I wrote about the rise of PUNK STUDIES in the...
The story’s about why punk resists scholarly analysis more than other subjects. The basic answer is: the term has been associated with a dizzying range of values/ideas/styles over the years and no one can agree on what it even is. One thing I didn’t get to say in the piece is that this isn’t just frustrating to academics, it’s frustrating to angry 13-year-olds too....
my nephew Tima wrote a poem
I copied Joe’s paper, And I got a big fat F. I thought Joe’s a genius But I mixed him up with Jeff.
How come in the choreographed dance sequences in the video for “Super Bass” Nicki Minaj is one of six girls, rather than seven? Seven would have meant there were three back-up dancers on either side of her. Six means she’s one of three to one side, instead of in the middle.
ON LUCIFER YOU MOURN; YOU BLASPHEME AND THEN... →
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Refresh #6, ft. Tom Socca, Keyholez, Juli Weiner, Alice Gregory and Molly Young, and Akiva Gottlieb takes place at Happy Ending on Friday, April 29th at 8pm. A new poster by Aurora Andrews to mark the occasion coming this week!
REFRESH RETURNS APRIL 29TH
TOM SCOCCA KEYHOLEZ JULI WEINER AKIVA GOTTLIEB ALICE GREGORY AND MOLLY YOUNG —Happy Ending Bar, 8pm, free—
Pretty soon they're just hopping in a circle
Lady walks into the MIT Press Bookstore. Approaches the two guys at the register, who have been talking about Aimee Mann and the movie Magnolia, and asks a question: “Is it true that if you’re an author you get a discount on your own book?” Yes it is, she is told— 40%! “Oh, great,” she says, before providing her name and the title of her book. “Do you know...
Several people have pointed out that it’s quite easy to create the kind of gmail button I am asking for by creating a label or a Google Labs “quick link.” Fine, but actually offering such a button would be pretty different from just making it possible for users to fashion one out of sticks. To do so would take the act of emailing yourself out of the realm of “things...
How about a gmail button I can click on to see every email I’ve sent to myself?
List of academic articles I came across while...
“So Full of Myself as a Chick”: Goth Women, Sexual Independence, and Gender Egalitarianism Coffeetalk: Starbucks™ and the Commercialization of Casual Conversation Increased Lesser Earless Lizard Abundance on Prairie Dog Colonies and Short Term Responses to Artificial Prairie Dog Burrows Be Careful What You Wish for: The Legacy of Smokey the Bear Sociality in Lizards: Why Do...
There was a really big typo in the illegal...
Until the other day she thought the book was called 1948.
New Globe Ideas piece, about the history of...
This brutal winter has made sure that no one forgets who’s in charge. The snow doesn’t fall so much as fly. Cars stay buried, and feet stay wet. Ice is invisible, and every puddle is deeper than it looks. On the eve of each new storm, the citizenry engages in diligent preparations, rearranging travel plans, lining up baby sitters in case the schools are closed, and packing comfortable shoes...
In defense of Sarah Palin...
endasher: If anyone on the ‘left’ said ‘don’t retreat, reload’ we’d assume they’re talking about a web browser (reloadreloadreload), no? I guess that says a lot about the left.
“It’s like a blogger’s dream— something boring that everyone can talk about. I just want to go home.”
Yr Not Punk And I'm Telling Everyone: You Wrote... →
thereal90s: Hi guys! So we’re back. I feel like we stopped posting after this weird dude Leon starting dissing us on the internet. He was all “Wavves is better than your blog!!!” or something and then we got heated about it (this all happened via internet btw). That’s not actually why we didn’t update though. I think it more had to do with me moving to LA, and then moving back, and then we...
Whenever I see a reference to a "stipple portrait"...
It works just as well as far as I’m concerned.
The sleepless become superstitious. Once she has tried the standard solutions...– “Up All Night.” Elizabeth writes about insomnia for This Recording
Facebook has also sought to walk a delicate line on Holocaust denial.– -NYT
Can someone explain how it is that Wikileaks represents a new model for information-gathering? Aren’t they just setting a bucket out and hoping someone will be motivated to put things in it? It’s not like the documents in the last two “dumps” they sent to newspapers were in any way crowdsourced. Unless I’m mistaken, which is possible, Wikileaks came upon those...
Few things uglier than a comma in italics.
"Are you a member of the co-op?" one of the... →
If you're coming to the Juiceboxxx / PRR /...
Make sure you’ve RSVPd or you’re with someone who RSVP’d with a plus one. If you’re not on the list you won’t be able to get in. Also if you get there after 7, you won’t be able to get in until there’s a break, because the space is on the second floor and there will be no one downstairs to let you inside. If you get there late, hang out for a few minutes...
Juiceboxxx / PRR / Kibblesmith / Roginic event...
RSVP anyway at email@example.com if you want to get on the waiting list— in all likelihood some spots will open up.
Just tricked out my computer with Evernote and...
In the spring of 1968… [Lennon] recorded “Revolution,” a song that was...– “Re-Imagine” by John McMillian, about how John Lennon wasn’t actually all that into the peace thing.
Adverbs based on these words please
- Ugly - Integrity - Moxie
This is not the most sophisticated movie review...
If you see Black Swan and think it’s anything but cheap trash, don’t call me anymore.
The word "drunk" is so ugly
Basically not sayable. Good enough reason to never drink a lot, to my mind.
Only about five spots left for Juiceboxxx /...
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.