BrianVan turns 31!
(copy of email invite follows; drop by if you’d like, Tumblr followers! And email me if you want to get on that mailing list of parties-that-I-throw-occasionally, or if I accidentally left you off of it.) At: The Bedford 110 Bedford Ave, at N 11th Street. Williamsburg, Brooklyn (FYI - this used to be the bar in the back of Soundfix. It’s newly renovated and we have a lounge area...
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“Thanks again for booking live music!”
"I don't need to know him to find him cheesy,...
katiebakes: Oof, this George Wayne interview with Erin Andrews is all kinds of awkward. The constipation question a propos of nothing is one thing but the last two exchanges are really what tie it all together. The balls on that guy.
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Subject: my audition for Oprah Hi, just a quick note to say that I have submitted an audition for Oprah’s open casting call. She is offering someone a chance to host a new show on her new network. Reading this intro gave me the vague feeling as if everyone in the office just came back from Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day, but no one reminded me. (Usually, this doesn’t...
Bloomberg: Verizon iPhone in January →
(via thephenthouse) Sorry Mike (the news is a relief… I guess!), but I gotta hold this article up as an example of business journalism bloat*. Here’s the first couple sentences: Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile-phone company, will start selling Apple Inc.’s iPhone next year, ending AT&T Inc.’s exclusive hold on the smartphone in the U.S., two people familiar with the...
How Tina Fey ousted Carrie Bradshaw →
snapalicious: lizlemon: (via chatter: positivelynyc) For every time Carrie strutted through SoHo without tugging up her tube top, we have Liz Lemon, substituting a one-piece bathing suit for clean underwear. Where Carrie was glamorous, articulate and the toast of New York, Liz Lemon talks with her mouth full and drops Tostitos in her bra. … Does Carrie still have a place in recession...
Anyone scanning Publisher’s Lunch to see when This Is Divorce Blogging shows up?
This is awesome and perfect. →
Maybe the residents of the East Village/ABC should adopt a more-effective strategy of preventing Superdive-like bars from proliferating… instead of just denying everyone. (BTW, Superdive is moving, mostly because of the cranky neighbors, so it’s not like they have zero control over nuisance venues)
Pitchfork… features some of the [best] music writing online — smart without...– Pitchfork - Best Blogs of 2010 - TIME (via catbird)
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This showed up in our company-wide email over the weekend. I’m pretty sure it isn’t confidential because it contains absolutely zero useful information. Sounds like it went through Google Translate from Klingon or something. ============== Subject: Enquiry Good day This is to serve as a humble request pertaining to obtaining the further details of the relevant personnel as to whom...
Easy Win for "Most Infuriating Article Of The... →
“People are paying attention to petite women!” Because, as you may have suspected, no one typically pays attention to women who are less than 5’7” and/or over 110 lbs. Somewhere, there is a brilliant young female scientist who has come up with cold fusion, but no one will ever know about it because she’s 5’2” and wears an A-cup. BECAUSE THE NEW YORK TIMES...
“I’LL HAVE A BLOGGERWEISS”
juliefredrickson: I am not actually sure I can continue to handle this is divorce blogging when it is less petulance and irony and more emotional honesty. Given the various emotional relationship turmoil that appears to be occurring across a diverse and wide swath of my friends it is going to put me off of love. And I don’t ever want that to happen. I don’t want to talk too much about...
Divorced Manhattanite: Telling the kids makes it... →
Telling the kids makes it official and so like the responsible adults we are, we’ve been putting that off. I don’t know if that makes me feel better or worse, like maybe we aren’t so sure about pulling the trigger. Wife’s big family reunion is next weekend and apparently I’m not going, so we’ll… The best post so far. Less petulance and irony, more emotional honesty.
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Sometime in the past, I used to participate in leadership at a local church. Unfriendly things happened sometime last year, so now I’ve stopped that. But it’s fun to get their weekly emails and count how many screens I have to scroll down before I arrive at any content that qualifies as new and useful community calendar information. It’s usually 4. That would be one reason why...
winstonwolfe: You know YM is having tough times when they refer to Tanya77 as, “TV’s Justine Bateman”, rather than, “New Media/Digital Entertainment pioneer Justine Bateman”. Think more people on Tumblr have heard of Family Ties or companies like FM78.tv & Blip.tv? I think more people on Tumblr have heard of Justin Bobby than any of those things.
Adding $89,000 worth of one style of handbag to your shopping cart as part of QA testing. I am in the wrong business.
President Obama Fires McChrystal, Kills Innovation... →
jayparkinsonmd: Counterinsurgency is a creative act and McChrystal is the Frank Gehry of modern warfare. In removing him, Obama is undermining both the strategy and execution of his own policy for defeating the Taliban and building a stable, democratic Afghanistan. McChrystal spent his entire career in the most creative sphere of the military, its Special Operations. First as a Ranger, then as...
Rudd Steps Down as Prime Minister of Australia Life must have given him lemons.
Epic Last-Second Goal > Epic Tennis Match > Epic...
Everything's Coming Up July...
lialia: So..as I slave away, I took a look at the calendar and realized this is a pretty good week coming up: July 4: America, fuck yeah! July 6: Going to see Diddy at the 92Y talk about being Diddy, because for $22 why would I not do that. July 7: Lady Gaga at Madison Square Garden. No explanation required. July 8: Dinner with ladimcbeth and spytap, who will be the second and third person...
If Americans ever really get hold of football (soccer) and figure it out,...– An Irishman at a bar last night (via clarityunfiltered) (via section9) (via mikehudack) (via dpstyles)
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“You know what I would do with you… I would wrap you in bubble wrap…until you are all warm and squishy… and then, I would put you in my luggage… and take you to New York, and we would go to… Tiffany’s… where I would deck you all out in Tiffany’s, so when we came right back to this bar right here… you would be my Tiffany’s...
Cuomo pans Sandra Lee’s lasagna - NYPOST.com It doesn’t sound like Matilda Cuomo is a fan of the culinary skills of her son, Andrew’s, paramour, Food Network star Sandra Lee. According to a recent profile, Lee regularly makes lasagna for Andrew with cottage cheese and canned tomato soup.
Jeez, someone doesn't care about having Christian... →
Sorry to ruin your ATHEIST BONER PARTY, but religious and spiritual faith is still a very real thing to a lot of people. Including some Christians here in New York! So think carefully before quoting random actor dudes who suddenly are self-proclaimed experts in (non) divinity. BTW, yes it’s awfully stupid to erect something framed with conductive material and coated with flammable...