Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or...– Kurt Vonnegut saramcpherson’s response to the recent Please Ban These. Touche. (via hydeordie) I approve of this quote and its original context. Also, I already made one Pocketnovel joke today, I’m above quota.
I just bought a BBQ utensil set at Duane Reade at summer clearance price. 79 cents.
Earlier: Bloomberg Called Ready to Announce Third-Term Bid Now: Bruce, Billy and Barack (“Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen will do a benefit concert for Senator Barack Obama’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee next month at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Oct. 16. Mr. Obama will be appearing on stage as well for the event…” tickets here. $500 cheap...
That INCONSIDERATE fuck!
alexbalk: “David Foster Wallace killed himself on my birthday earlier this month.” Haha, is this like people whining about how they were born on the 11th day of September, many years before the terrorists “ruined it for them?”
"It's better to have talent that perhaps very few... →
tylercoates: “That Mills. He’s a good guy.” Bvan: Do “achievement” and “comfort” always have to be placed at odds against each other? Why is comfort a luxury in the 21st Century? Why can’t modest people live in non-harsh conditions? Sometimes I think living beyond one’s means is just natural selection at work - those people, as miserable as they...
Third Term Bloomberg?
Sure, why not? He’s nuts for wanting to do it in the first place. I’d be on my own island eating bacon and getting a BJ if I were him. But he’s pretty motivated. Smart, too. And we can undo anything we don’t like with the next mayor. Not that there’s much of that. I mean, shit, he has to get elected to that third term, right? But he’s almost sure to win it. So,...
The New York Football Giants are #1 in this week's... →
Also, Leitch has them #1 as well. It’s a beautiful thing.
verenasays: And I am in SoHo. And I would like some ramen noodles. Does anyone know of any good ramen noodle (soup) places that either a) deliver to SoHo or are in close-ish walking distance? Note: I am aware of all noodle shops located in the East Village, none of them deliver here. Noodle Bar (LES or West Village), Kampuchea Noodle Bar on Allen Street? They’re not close to the direct...
240. You will have a love life one day. Be...
foureleven (via rulesformyunbornson) That goes for you, Pocketnovel!
antikris:The scariest thing about Sarah Palin “Democracy doesn’t require a whole lot of work of its citizens, but it requires some: It requires taking a good look outside once in a while, and considering the bad news and what it might mean, and making the occasional tough choice, and soberly taking stock of what your real interests are. This is a very different thing from shopping,...
Hey, where are all those “Just put your money in an index fund” people today? Where you at? Come get your whuppin’! No bailout today! Nothing is working! Financial armageddon! Not even the milk is safe! (Fellow humans: CLEARLY we can do better than this, eh?)
NYC Tumblr Paintball - 10/25 (tentative)
nudawn: nycmeetups: So, nudawn and I were thinking of shooting some people for fun, and since Streetwars is over, we figured it’d be better to shoot with something more painful than a squirt gun, but less lethal than a Glock. So, we agreed paintball guns were a fair compromise. We want to ride out to a nearby course for an afternoon session (cost: $69 gear, clothes and everything included -...
Click to buy the SHINY RED STOCKPOT. (I am weak.)
Massachusetts has a ballot measure to eliminate its state income tax. Income tax brings in 45% of Massachusetts’ annual budget money. A similar measure nearly passed six years ago. I wish I could vote for it. I’d always hoped one day that Massachusetts would end up as a large smoking crater in the Earth. This might actually deliver. Otherwise, it’s one of the worst ideas...
pocketnovel: I lost an apartment today that I was supposed to move into! The landlord changed her mind about my application and rejected me!
Rex: hmmmm. Did she Google you?
(via nytimes) Paul Newman Dies at 83
Best of the YM/Gawker Presidential Debate Liveblog
fek found everything I couldn’t. Denton’s new bold moneymaking plan: Extra pageviews from that heavily-desired “can’t find what the fuck I’m looking for” demographic. I can find named street intersections in the West Village better than I could find comments by one of the “featured livebloggers” in that mess of a thread. The best part of...
brianvan I dranlk every tiem I heard John is raigth #debate08 3 minutes ago from Election 2008
The debate sucks. The liveblogs are terrible. And my beer tastes awful. Canada FTW.
sarazucker: i need a hug. re-blog/comment if you need one, too. i am bored. **HUG**
juliakaganskiy: It’s apple picking season! I would hate to miss out on this fall tradition but now that I’m a city dweller, I don’t know where to go nor have a way of getting there. Anyone interested in going apple picking with me? Cider and donughts and crisp yummy apples await. Sure. Need a ZipCar?
I think that Clueless was very deep. I think it was deep in the way that it was...– Alicia. (via katiebakes) Wow, there’s a crack in my desk after I just hit my head so hard on it.
markyb: BV, what are you doing at my school? Uhhh, I work here. But it’s my last day. You missed me!
You know you're having a bad day when...
cajunboy: You’re charged with DUI AND battery of your arresting police officer for farting on him.
Bill Clinton offers advice to Todd Palin Did it involve two thumbs and a grin?
Not that I engage in that filthy act
bvan: I got the job. Starts Monday.
online pal: awesome! it's nice to have a few days to decompress between jobs
bvan: if by "decompress" you mean "masturbate"
Note that this also works for selling toothpaste. →
nickmcglynn:sparo:livesophia:peterwknox:notthatkindagay:meltinyourmouth: Sbano claimed he was in talks with a gynaecologist who was anxious for a certain cream to be applied, the prosecutor said. “He (Sbano) suggested he would apply the cream to his penis and apply it inside her. Mr Rees said the woman found the sessions “Clinical, not at all erotic”. She consented only because she...
Phew! Not thrown off the island just yet.
I should have announced earlier, but that interview (from the picture earlier) was a success and I got the position. I start Monday, narrowly avoiding financial crisis by way of salary deprivation. Unfortunately, no wayward trips to Sur La Table were involved this time.
Bush to address nation on financial crisis at 9 p.m. Eastern– CBS MarketWatch Okay, who’s going to come up with the drinking game? (via skidder) bvan: we’re in this mess because we’re all drunk already. Time for America to sober up!
This girl is staying at my apartment until... →
dazzlingdelta: maybe my fear of getting murdered is stronger than most peoples, but explain to me why you would have some rando stay with you? i can barely handle having my friends stay with me. 1. Completely random? bad idea. 2. Guests make good company. My roommate has had frequent friendly couchsurfers without any issues. I’ve let friends and lovers crash over at times and have had...
This girl is staying at my apartment until... →
(via theletterb) Brilliant! Have always had good results with this plan.
tylercoates: “When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.’” — Joe Biden And if you owned an experimental TV set in 1929, you would have seen him. And you would have said to yourself, “Who is that guy? What happened to President Hoover?” (via colestryker / raptoravatar) File...
Randomly, I decided to hit the LX.TV website after having briefly (and disinterestedly) checked it out months ago. Short review: it’s terribly unentertaining, not usefully informative, and I feel like I need to take a shower to wash off all the slimy scum residue of obvious advertorial content. It is no surprise that this is the stuff they play in cabs. And seriously, if you’re going...
PBS POLL. REPOST.
adamiss: PBS is doing a poll which asks if Palin is qualified to be VP. The right wing has organized a yes campaign—and the “yes” is at the moment winning by 55 to 45. I just voted. Please take literally 1 minute and and vote! REPOST. latenightliz:thanksforsharing (via raptoravatar): So, even if slightly more than half of poll respondents think she’s qualified to be VP (and...
Well, it’s September 23rd, and the Yankees are still in the playoff hunt! Never say die! (Ok, well, they have a near zero percent chance of making it, but you have to be delusional to be a Yankees fan in the first place. Besides, if you are a Yankees fan, it’s not at all irrational to hope that the Yankees will win six straight while Boston drops six, just to force a playoff game with...
Dear Michael. Of course it’s you, who else could they send, who else could be trusted? I… I know it’s a long way and you’re ready to go to work… all I’m saying is wait, just wait, just-just-just… please hear me out because this is not an episode, relapse, fuck-up, it’s… I’m begging you Michael. I’m begging you. Try and make believe...