The BrianVan National Tour
September 8: Boston September 14: Brooklyn, NY* September 16-17: Austin September 18-20: San Francisco September 22-23: Chicago** September 26-27: Seattle September 28-30: Los Angeles October 1: Washington D.C. October 2: Orlando *Next administrative hearing for you-know-what **Tentative. Could shift dates Apologies to cities that got left out of this round: Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Charlotte, San...
antikris: If you’re going to have a post work, pre work, or even just a cocktail for no particular reason tonight, do it on Ave A. Here are some of the bars I know for sure are participating in giving 50% of their profits to the family of slain bouncer, Taz Pagan… Drop Off Service, Planet Rose, Forbidden City, Common Ground, Habibi Lounge, Superdrive, Destination Bar See you tonight!
I just saw Branka Katic on a promo for that Bored To Death Jonathan Ames show on HBO… and I’m elated, because that means there’s a very low low chance we’ll be seeing much more of her obnoxious character on Big Love. (I hear she’s making another appearance, but I’m hoping it’s not another 5 episode story arc. Gah.) In other HBO-related observations, Hung...
The Cruelest Tradeoff of Our Friendship
natashavc: Bestie does not own a TV. Which means NO MAD MEN ACESS. If this was the episode where Pete finally lets the n-bomb slip, I’m gonna be pissed. In the meantime, Steve Jobs is holding my gray flanneled casualities of the modern era by hostage by not updating iTunes. And I’m WAY too popular and good looking to understand how this Torrent bullshit works (pretty sure it’s also below my...
Edward Rondthaler, Foenetic Speler, Dies at 104 -... →
From The Clever Writing Dept.
Even environmentalists acknowledge that the site, in Perry County, is in many ways ideal. Most of the problems from coal ash, which contains toxins like arsenic and lead that have contaminated the water supply at more than 60 sites nationwide, come from wet, unlined ponds like the one that ruptured in Tennessee. It is far better, environmentalists say, that the ash should go somewhere like...
Let Me Translate That For You
“I’m not going to complain about…” = “I know it’s insensible and immature, but I really want to complain about…”
When left to their own devices without the interference of HR sharks and entrepreneurial shitheads, web developers and producers can have shockingly reasonable and sensible conversations about labor and staffing. (Follow the related threads at the bottom to see additional responses)
From The Inbox
Part of a longer message that is no less baffling in complete form: It would be pretty excellent (and by that I mean douchey and not excellent at all) if there was some app that, when you downloaded it, immediately informed the world that you thought that app was awesome. I would respect that, the same way I respect the hutzpah it takes to declare to a whole bar that some chick you’ve...
Summer of Death (and Rain) Explained
Clearly the Holy Father is trying to tell us something with all of these harsh and tragic occurances. Let’s hope we figure it out before he resorts to old-school shit like frogs and locusts.
DJ AM Was Found Dead In His NYC Apartment →
molls: Apparently drug paraphernalia was found in his apartment. So tragic. I can’t handle this summer. God damn summer of death. Even last year’s plane crash spared him, but 2009 had to go and be a bitch again. Ugh.
(one thing to add… harness the energy of the ultra-competitive people. Try not to leave them twisting in the wind! **grumble grumble**) (BTW don’t try bacon vs cupcakes because, well, just so you know.)
**annoyed look** I am happy to have these frivolous contests (and I am competitive) but for the love of God, find some other way of implementing them that doesn’t require or plead for the task of clicking many many posts and buttons for Tumblarity purposes in the middle of the business day. Unlike some others, I turned off Tumblr for the last 1/2 hour of the contest because I saw it...
Your Comments on a Theory About Rising College... →
No firm conclusions are arrived at here - research pays for itself, so maybe it’s the luxury dorms! Or the cost of health insurance! - but overall, why did education get more expensive? And by this I mean, wildly outpace inflation? I leave it to others to think about this, and I’ve covered some of the reasons in the past, but my only suggestion is that the strong demand for...
If the current results hold, cats & sharks were separated by 0.07% of the total Tumblarity count - one thousand points out of over 1.5 million Tumblarity points. That’s a great showing for the sharks, too bad it’s the cats with the extra 1k points.
Cats and Sharks separated by roughly 0.3% of the total Tumblarity. CLOSE.
Bad news for baxterp and brianvan.
wellwhiskeyfriday: So, because I got hammered Saturday night and completely forgot about my live fantasy football draft on Sunday morning, Buddy’s Kids was left at the mercy of the ESPN.com rankings, guess who I got as my two starting quarterbacks? (Don’t ask why the hell we start two quarterbacks.) That’s right, Jay Cutler and Eli Manning! The good news is, as your friend, I have a rooting...
It’s the usual garbage. And people describing, inaccurately, things they don’t...– Dear Whit Stillman, On behalf of myself and KatieBakes, I’d like to invite you out for several hundred white wine spritzers served in pint glasses. Yours in madras, Jolie (via justsayjolie) That quote I had liked. It doesn’t make me loooove Whit Stillman (or the emotional viewpoint from...
I hate cats.
reconnoitre: Let me tell you why. When I was in my 20’s I lived with a roommate, let’s call her…Diana. She was the sort of awful girl who always needed a boyfriend in order to define who she was, and then when she didn’t have one she was depressed and lonely. And so she adopted the two cats. I can’t remember their names. Let’s call them Fat and Fatter. Then Diana got a boyfriend. I don’t know...
SHARKS ARE SO CLOSE
fmylife: reblog this
That Whit Stillman interview? I’ve had more animated discussions with homeless people. He doesn’t repulse me (some of the characters in his movies, different story) but he doesn’t motivate me to read his next words eagerly, either. His opinions are bland, at best. He likes Old Town Bar? (everyone does) He thinks Beatrice Inn was a good dancing spot? (many would beg to differ)...
ardenashley: Landshark SNL Skit “Candygram….” Favoritest.
Hi Yahoo! And what is your sage advice today?
Keep a perfect credit score To maintain the cleanest credit, there’s one thing you should never, ever do. In the article, this refers to the advice of, “never miss a payment”. In a time where many people, some who had stellar credit ratings and stable finances just 12 months ago, are doing all they can to avoid bankruptcy… this is just completely tone-deaf advice....
Other fun facts about "Big"
Josh Baskin basically invented the Kindle. If you Google “big”, the first result is the movie and the second result is Christopher Wallace, The Notorious B.I.G.
Did you know...
…it’s not looking so good for the cats right now?