Radegast IS now open but we’ve lost Choire (again). Oh poo.
New Jersey Rock Festival Promises To Be Next Shithole Concert Disaster, Headlined By Anyone Left From The 90’s Who Isn’t Dead. (ummm, ok, I made up that headline. But, seriously. Expect $400 tickets and $7 bottles of water.)
“Mom, look what I got you for Christmas!” (I’m sort-of sickened by this)
This story keeps getting around.
“HILLARY NUTCRACKER” for the holidays. (Alternate: this link) The Ha Ha Ha Times 2008 Green Car of the Year. The obvious choice, of course.
Cheney Has Irregular No Heartbeat (NYT, headline fixed)
Cindy Crawford Still Putting The Rest Of These Bitches To Shame
Seen and Heard
“Apparently, I’m smug” “Lola and I - recovering from brian van’s high school reunion.” “I adored this about him, and gave a silent thank you Jesus for delivering unto me man who can get behind my love of skanky leg-wear.”
Top Gay Cars of 2007, including awards for Best Twinkmobile, Best Topless Go-Go Getter, Best Lesbian Moving Van, Best Techno Flagship, Best Dragwagon, and my personal favorite, Best Ride for the Trendy Gay Man (Urban) because I wondered if it would be a (down)low-rider.
“First you give a guy oral sex and then you decide if you like him.” (from fark)
How hot is this? This means I may actually buy a music CD in 2007.
Fighting for the little people through journalism: The New York Times vs. New York Magazine (vs. The New York Times). Next week: your handbag was made by *GASP* Asian children, sale at Bloomingdale’s. Related: “Do we really need the Statue of Liberty anymore?” Heh. Well snarked.
For the record… I showed up at Tempest Bar at about 7:17pm, found her near the front of the bar, and she immediately stated that I had her worried that I was going to stand her up. I’d promised 7:15pm. I did the best I could, but I’m late to almost every appointment, even the ones I leave early to attend. Several days earlier, a passing flirtatious line in a Gawker comments...
Summary: Kick 'em out on their asses! →
A dangerous admission on my part, but anyone truly reasonable would agree with this article. The goals of subsidized housing do not include “making people comfortable with being poor”. I support any policy that reclaims outmoded subsidized housing for efficient urban development, with the condition that total available units/participants doesn’t change (newer, more efficient...
A ripoff indeed, but Judith Regan is so fucking hot.
Carney, not while I’m drinking water, please: Unfortunately for Ralph, Altucher has never been introduced to Bess. But we guarantee she’d look a lot better soaking wet in the convertible than a columnist for the Financial Times.
"Put down that fucking Bud Light. Beer is for... →
"Okay, first of all, stop projecting. And second... →
According to an earnest warning on Volumes 1 and 2, “Sesame Street: Old School” is adults-only: “These early ‘Sesame Street’ episodes are intended for grown-ups, and may not suit the needs of today’s preschool child.” (via the wonderful V-Hizzle)
Oooh, Black Friday! As much a holiday for me as Christmas itself… For Manhattan: Staples is your best bet for getting electronics and computer hardware “doorbuster” specials. I’ve had success at the Union Square location, but there are dozens of locations in Manhattan (more than all the other doorbuster retailers combined). The specials are good but not spectacular,...
Scene: Me, Girl, Krucoff Girl: (slightly tipsy) You’re Brian, right? Me: Yeah. Girl: I’m so sorrrry, I forget his name. (points to Krucoff) What is it again? Me: Alex Balk.
“Everybody scored every wine out of 20, and we added up the results, which you can download as an Excel spreadsheet with a wealth of information in it.” Without listening to this yet, I’m going to guess that Homer answered “no”. “Ceci n’est pas une big fucking printer!” True story relating to this: The boobs are one thing that they hoot for, but...
Sometimes we are fortunate enough to have advance notice on meeting new people. One may have the opportunity, in these cases, to “do their research” on the new acquaintance. Many people, in this case, will use the opportunity to become aware of the other person’s interests, and then squander this opportunity by trying to be as smarty-pants as possible. Because, honestly, you...
Radegast Hall & Biergarten still not open 22 Esteemed Actors And Actresses Unafraid To Appear Nude. Glad that Julianne Moore and Diane Lane made the cut. Glad that Kathy Bates didn’t. The most complete recap of Saturday Night (actually) Live. I want to be Rachel Sklar. Always have, always will. Teeth. Awesome. A sad list of shitty burgers. I am fortunate enough to have had the best on...
A game of “Capture The Flag” in Central Park this weekend was not to be, due to the cold weather and the underwhelming turnout. But a group showed up nonetheless looking for adventure and triumph, and so the strategy changed (several times) to a nighttime game of SPUD. We played with categories instead of names. One category was ice cream flavors, so we had to assign ourselves each an...
Spartakiss People I No Longer Talk To Holy Shit Gladwell talks about Kenyan runners. Conclusion: They are fast. Coach Belichick, the human side
"If I've offended any horses, Texans, cowboys or... →
"I know someone who sure as hell hates being... →
The infamous Mailer-Vidal-Cavett showdown. Required reading.
The Top 10 Reasons We Deleted Your Comment →
"Retards with keyboards is the plague of the... →
Academic study of dodgeball.com →
Additionally: If you really want to ruin someone’s day, send them the following note. “Here’s the deal with this stupid fucking thing. We want the bottom half to be white instead of gray and reduce the background words some. I will be so glad when this shit is over and done with!” Though usually I’ll go with something more like, “You are fucking disgusting....
Men who look like old lesbians. →
"The man has provided a lot of blow for a lot of... →
"Irony is hiding with Bin Laden" →
Update: CrazyBlindDate.com actually works!
At 8pm tonight, I will find out if it is a successful dating service or an elaborate plot to murder hipsters.
SPOILER ALERT: ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ Climaxes in Explosive Season Finale — Vulture — Entertainment & Culture Blog — New York Magazine One of the things I’ll miss the most about this show will be the wonderful yet always-late-seeming recaps by Adam Sternbergh. (Though the recaps were timely to the show airings, each episode was available on HBO On-Demand the Monday...
Short list items make for good lists. I’d have bet my entire bank account that Simmons would post an endless rant about the officiating at last weekend’s Patriots-Colts game. If gambling were legal, of course. Anyway, the piece should have been much shorter, and he should restrain his cheerleading, but he’s right. Some days, I feel like I’ve seen everything on Flickr...
“Italian police said Thursday they have found a list of 10 commandments for mobsters in a house near Palermo, where a top Mafia boss was arrested this week.” Not mentioned: the list was actually a poster from the Feast of San Gennaro.
Find the Anti-Semitism! →
Fancy Man Enjoys Tea →
The University of Delaware (alma mater) has a new president, Patrick Harker. I didn’t know anything about him until I watched him speak at an alumni reception last night. Frankly, I had poor expectations of the guy because I don’t trust any of the existing administration, or the previous president, David Roselle. This is one of those times, though, where I like being completely wrong....