This person supposedly giving away six laptops is a Korean teenage girl. Doesn’t even speak middle-school-level English. Do you all still respond to chain letters, too?
juliefredrickson: Says the man for whom I am carrying a piece of faux performance/outsider art to Basel. GREAT STENCILED SUBVERSIVE STATEMENT, WOULD BUY AGAIN A+++++
I am apoplectic over this.
Also, sometimes I forget that I work in media. But I’m not wrong about that, really. Also, editorial? They say they give it up, but they never do.
Hate to admit this, but “web appointment viewing” solves a very important problem that I’ve claimed undermines the dominant tech editorial business models. That problem is, viewer time and visits are commonly leveraged for ad revenue, but these things can’t grow endlessly (as the current companies need for them to do to achieve profitable scale) because viewer...
I am accepting six MacBooks from anyone who...
White, male (nerds with no social or sex lives) startup companies get funding for being white and male (and nerds with no social or sex lives).
This is SOM bait like I've never seen before. →
carolynekeating: Man, I never knew it was possible to yammer on about a sport so much. me: it’s not, really. carolynekeating: They yammer all through the game, and then they have the wrap-up yammer, and then the re-cap of the wrap-up yammer, and then they have each participant yammer indivudually. me: yes. it’s like recapping Gossip Girl
Chat Excerpts Without Context
me: she should pop out another kid so that she has shit to do other than pollute the internet
Oscar Hosts: Were Chloe Moretz and Justin Bieber unavailable? Should anyone change their minds, I nominate Norm MacDonald.
Supportive Brian wanted to be supportive, so he opened up that list of “Best Blogs of 2010” link that included passages from some friendly talented writers. Supportive Brian is now inundated in Opened Tab Hell. Looks like I’ll be emailing these back to myself to read at 11pm tonight.
From The Inbox
The Board of Directors of Episcopal Response to AIDS cordially invites you to our annual World AIDS Day Eucharist Remembering those who we lost to AIDS, praying for people living with this illness and witnessing to the lives of those affected by it. The sender’s listed name? “WAD”
From The Inbox
“Sponsor My Red Tie!”
Me: (flipping thru news) You know Manning had four interceptions yesterday? Carolyn: Really? (quizzical look) … Me: Peyton Manning! Us: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Thanksgiving Weekend Sandwich
Leftover Turkey Leftover Cranberry Sauce Leftover Gravy Mayonnaise Leftover Dinner Rolls Leftover Stuffing One 1/4lb Butter Stick Assemble all ingredients, except for butter, into sandwich. Use butter on ass and legs so that you can fit into pants.
tanya77: Bored with everything. I’m grateful, I get it, but I’m bored. I’m writing stories I think are groundbreaking, pieces I would watch over and over again, and no one is responding to them. OK. I’m still writing them because I know they are “ahead”. I know they are “new” and even if nobody wants to touch them, I know they are real. I am going to live over here and I know I have to not give...
Would you like to get on line at Best Buy right now just to repeatedly fart in front of the next person on line? I’ll give you $20.
BTW, “not linking” but saying “Jezebel posted something outrageous” is pretty much the same as linking. People can find the site all the same. They do not fear your lack of direct links when they post something that they (have to) know that no one intelligent will find acceptable. But that is one way that trolling works - put up a dumb, indefensible point and wait for all...
Again, and this time explicitly instead of... →
You are acting to further the interests of the people who are posting the “rape bait”. Their posts on the matter do nothing to shift the intelligent discourse of sexual assault in our society, and they don’t intend to. They are valued only for their pageviews. The outrage - clearly manufactured, in the time-tested media tradition - only adds value to the site. It’s not a...
So, the way that you’re expressing your disagreement with Jezebel is to pad their pageview numbers for the month, correct? Good luck with that.
Chat Excerpts Without Context
me: Thanks, fourth estate! We’ll remember this when we talk about news as a public service… that you once dropped everything to cover caffeinated malt liquor and Bristol Palin for a month
Our sports coverage is getting increasingly more...
alexbalk: “Derek Jeter isn’t as much of a Baseball Player as a Unicorn. He’s like Superman or something, except when Superman gets too old to play Short Stop. But imagine the Justice League of America telling Superman he can join the Avengers if he doesn’t like the money they’re giving him? Superman has saved the Earth in every issue of every comic Superman has every been in for 1,000 years....
From The Inbox
“Sandra Bernhard discount”
Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Dishes
A large bowl of grape jelly (last minute sub, they were out of cranberry sauce) Green beans, well-burned Chicken Stove Top Stuffing because you can’t read boxes Ramen and Heineken Pop-pop’s Obama rants Turfuckin’ Mashed potatoes, including skin, including dirt Vodka Cranberry Unnecessary airport pat-down Leftover Halloween Candy Detroit Lions victory Pile of Black...
Psychologists on Twitter (BPS Research Digest) →
biteofpythias: yourdp: psychotherapy: Psychologists (and a few stray neuroscientists) on Twitter, listed in order of number of followers. Slowly and methodically scrolling through this list there are several things you will notice as you start from the bottom to the top (before I continue my meritless argument, does anyone else do that when you discover chronologically listed items - you...
Has it really taken me more than six years for me...
The sad thing was that the comment was entirely relevant to the post I was attaching it to. They really should have thought more carefully about their commenting rules, as there turned out to be at least one place where it was completely appropriate to have “penis” as the first comment.
Maybe a fat royalty payment from Jay Leno for your... →
disgustingthingsihaveeaten replied to your post: Behrle, you mind helping me clean out my storage… how much Sur La Table stuff you hoarding in there? I laughed at first and then winced because… sadly…
Behrle, you mind helping me clean out my storage unit this week? You clearly have some free time.
artyucko replied to your post: Why do mentions of Art Basel make me roll my eyes? Dan Colen should have one of his interns make a fuckin’ painting of this Vangelization. Really, someone should paint the words “Art Basel Makes Me Sick” on a canvas in impeccable Neue Helvetica, and then sell it at Art Basel. Once that makes me art-famous, I can paint “BrianVan Is A Jackass”...
Why do mentions of Art Basel make me roll my eyes?
It’s maybe the most useful and important event that I just can’t get myself to take seriously. I’ve never attended, and there’s nothing to make me think that it is a shitshow. Why, quite the opposite, I think art is wonderful and expositions are useful for spreading it. However, the problem might be the fact that when I think of Art Basel, I don’t think of respectable...
FIRST EMAIL WITH "CYBER MONDAY" IN THE SUBJECT OF...
IRONY. THEY HAS IT. →
OPEN QUESTION: Thanksgiving leftovers for...
What’s the protocol for obtaining leftovers from a family/friends dinner where you travel to visit? To me, it seems that one of the perks of hosting your own dinner is that the leftovers are completely yours to keep and distribute; and the cost of attending another dinner is to possibly get offered zilch. The dinners that I’ve attended are always the ones where the venue is...
”’[Eli] doesn’t like anything if you say it’s a casserole. He used to be my pickiest eater, but he’s gotten better. He still likes the simple variety, like mashed potatoes and green beans,’ says Olivia.” I can imagine Eli at a family dinner buffet, and when he gets to the vegetable section to find that there are only casseroles, he makes the same face as when he fumbles...
TODAY'S ARTICLE WHERE A SMART PERSON SAYS THAT... →
You will be hit with the knowledge stick until you concede the point.
HOW TO EKE OUT A MIDDLE CLASS LIVING IN BROOKLYN...
GET HIRED BY OLD GUARD MEDIA COMPANY LEFT FOR DEAD SIGN THEM UP FOR TUMBLR REBLOG SOUPSOUP CASH PAYCHECK DRINK PBR ON THE WEEKENDS COUNT THE YEARS SINCE YOUR LAST ORIGINAL THOUGHT