Dear Michael Pollan, STFU. →
sherry: youmightfindyourself: spaceships: Only someone of Michael Pollan’s stature can get away with saying shit like this to start off a NYT article, I suppose: Let’s say I do bother, big time. I turn my life upside-down, start biking to work, plant a big garden, turn down the thermostat so low I need the Jimmy Carter signature cardigan, forsake the clothes dryer for a laundry line across...
I thought of another iphone app!
lindsayrobertson: The “ultrasound” app: you hold it up to your friend’s stomach and it shows an “ultrasound” photo of a thing you choose, like a fetus or paper clips or something gross! Inspired by that ubiquitous GE hand held ultrasound device commercial. (Which I know is for hospitals, but I could put it to good use with all the hypochondriacs I know.) You know your pregnant HS friends on...
The Refollow Seagull Project
A special Follow SnowFriday dispatch from the Northeast… My good friend from Austin, Heather, has restarted her Tumblr. (it’s a long story) She’s starting from scratch again. She did NOT unfollow you, and wants to rebuild her social network. If you were following her before, refollow! And if you weren’t… check her out! seagull dot tumblr dot com seagull: What’s...
Move Bitch, Get Out Da Way BOOM, OH SNAP, NA NA NA NA HEY HEY HEY GOODBYE, etc.
Okay, I’m breaking my workday Tumblr fast today, because no one in my line of supervisors is in the office today. I want to be around when today’s news happens. (I am pretty sure Governor Paterson is going down sooner or later, he’d be smart to get out now while the going’s good.)
justsayjolie: Your Daily 90s: Sheryl Crow, “My...
chrismohney: jenrubio: “The Monster stumbles into one of the luxury cabanas on the deserted island… where there is a record player… and booze. Sawyer is tipsy and nude. Finally, people are starting to enjoy their paradise. Apparently they have TONS of Jim Beam.” — The Final Season of LOST as Seen by Someone Who Has Never Seen This is the best thing on the Internet right now. Someone has...
Choire Sicha: Free Things You Could Own →
Due to consolidation initiatives, I have a few things that are not necessary! For the very act of coming to get them in the East Village, at a convenient ground-floor location, these things could be yours. I will not help you remove them! I will point and laugh. These things are Ikea, so your… JOLIE WE COULD HAVE HIS FURNITURE
PS - I forgot to add in that MLM schemes might be involved with the few people who are on my “delete fast” list. That’s not counting stand-up gigs.
You might be an asshole if I stopped “archiving” your Facebook invites and started deleting them outright. I don’t delete anything, not even DailyCandy stuff or SiteMeter updates for domains I haven’t touched in 5 years. I don’t delete the emails I get twice a week for group bike rides in Austin because of that one time I was in town and got shitfaced with those...
What do you WANT? Can you name one thing? A sandwich. Are you still taking photos? I miss your flickr photos, man! Especially because they inspired me to purchase my own Nikon DSLR. The camera is still around, I just have little use for it lately. I’m not doing the party circuit stuff anymore because there’s nothing creatively worthwhile...
Relax, I’m not Tumbling from work. I mean, I’m at my desk, but I’m not on the work network. I’m on my home computer. On Saturday morning, I started with a pretty dinky network setup at home (basic LAN, common broadband router that crashed twice a day, cable modem to the Internet, a VM running Ubuntu that kept colliding with DHCP) and supercharged it. Now I’m running...
“Watching Foster Kamer dance on the stage each weekend is a joy.” So, “dancing” is now the simile used to describe a job at Gawker, eh? (I’m sorry, Foster, this has nothing to do with your writing; but the choice of words brings this immediately to mind.)
What is love? Baby don’t hurt me. Don’t hurt me. No more. Ask me anything
have you abandoned tumblr? A good question for Presidents’ Day. I have the day off. Yes, I started a new (permanent!) job and haven’t mentioned it because I didn’t want to jinx the whole thing. I haven’t had much otherwise to discuss lately, so I’m not sitting around day/night trying to figure out what to say for some daily quota or something. I...
Guess it’s time to take down my red “Team Coco” avatar, eh?
From The Inbox
Thanks, Google Alert, for pointing this out: “The very hard partying NYU economics professor Nouriel Roubini painted such a bleak picture of our economy he was dubbed Dr. Doom,” writes Brian Van at Gawker. “Now his outlook has changed so he says he wants a new nickame.” They meant Brian Moylan. There’s really no explanation for that mistake.
Amtrak - Adirondack Weekend Getaway Fare - New... →
marklow: brianvan: karmicgrace: This winter travel on the Adirondack, named by National Geographic as one of the top ten most scenic train rides in the world. Beginning January 7, 2010, the weekend roundtrip fare is $85.00 between New York City and Montreal, Canada. I have to go. Yessssssss! HAHAHA! It’ll take you all weekend to get there! It’s a 7-10 hour ride. And when you do get...
Amtrak - Adirondack Weekend Getaway Fare - New... →
karmicgrace: This winter travel on the Adirondack, named by National Geographic as one of the top ten most scenic train rides in the world. Beginning January 7, 2010, the weekend roundtrip fare is $85.00 between New York City and Montreal, Canada. I have to go. Yessssssss!
Steve Jobs, you're an asshole
How hard would it be to include Flash support on your mobile devices? I am getting sick of being away from my laptop and not having that same “Wow, are those three open tabs really eating up 100% of my processor… oh now they’re not because they just crashed my browser!” feeling. I need that everywhere. I need to get NOTHING done while waiting for a fully capable computer to...
Update: Essex Between Rivington & Clinton
me: “Hey, guess who’s in the Mandy Moore zone* now? Carrie Underwood!” Carolyn: “She wasn’t bad in that gum commercial…” *This is my term for when a no-good pop singer finds themselves as a decent TV/movie actress, such that there’s no point in singing anymore. Eventually their secondary career is what they become better known for doing. It’s...
Hey, I’m starting a new photo project based on what I see other people on the Internet doing. I’m going to take a picture of myself on a regular basis for a certain length of time so that I can document my journey through that time period. Yup, one photo every hour for the next 10 years. It’s called #87600 and I’m positive that it won’t get old quickly. It’ll...
Front End Ninja SapnaSolutions, Pune (India) A Pune based creative start up is seeking a top-notch Front-End Ninja to join its growing, tight-knit team. The successful candidate will be passionate about turning designs into pixel perfect XHTML/CSS The mailing list from where I pulled this didn’t have a location-specific theme, so it’s not out-of-place like the rest of the foreign...
ninety9: I’d like to make a joke about this, but I’m not good at Reader’s Digest humor. Now THAT’S embarrassing. I couldn’t write something like that without feeling the burning shame of a thousand volcanoes. Really, the article’s journalizing structure mimics HS yearbook superlatives? YOU DO KNOW THAT HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS ARE WRITTEN BY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO ARE...
The Evolutionary Break Between Chronic Oversharer...
fek: jamiepeck: It seems disingenuous to me, though, to habitually put up with this kind of treatment and then complain about it, unless of course, you like having something to complain about, in which case you should take up a healthier hobby, like shark hunting or heroin. I’m not saying it’s not shitty when guys behave this way, but you do have a choice of whether or not to put up with it....
As usual, we posted over 50 new deals yesterday at Publishers Marketplace, among...– Publisher’s Lunch (via matthewgallaway) This is one blog-to-book deal no one can complain about because it’s going to be really fucking good. Lehmann’s a fantastic writer and that column is one of the best things on theAwl. (via spiers)