LIVEBLOGGING FOSTER’S ARTICLE, PAGE ONE: I don’t know if there is a “Disclosure!” badge on Foursquare, but if there is, Foster just earned it.
Whoops, Mary Rambin was in one of the tabs, talking about squats. Nothing personal against her.
I have 40 browser tabs open. Each of them contains content that will melt your brain. I need that content for daily sustenance. I’m like an old man that puts red pepper flakes on every meal, even vitamins. It doesn’t taste right unless it’s HOT. SPOILER: One of them is Foster’s article. SPOILER: One of them is Jolie’s beef stock recipe SPOILER: One of them is...
James Surowiecki sheds some light on the terribly fucked-up relationship between customers and service representatives, further making the case that we’re all totally fucked. A modest proposal: give everyone in the United States a 5-inch knife, and two hours to use it without consequences. That’ll solve a lot of problems!
blueeyedgreek: Caroline McCarthy: I don’t even like Target that much. hugparty: … Welcome to the family. Atlantic Terminal Target is a special circle of hell tailor-made for those of us Brooklyn yuppies who regularly wind up in situations where we realize we need inexpensive tank tops, random kitchenware, and refills of hand soap immediately and aren’t willing… Ughhh. I...
Ironically, the KYM crew prayed for this to happen →
"Yay! One of Us!" →
I was going to rip into this dumb article about tech recruiting but then I see the commenters on the article did it for me. So: go read the comments and have a laugh at the expense of the author. All the points that they’re making are points I’ve raised before (not all programmers need to be “rock stars”, not all startups are worth working for, tech startups aren’t...
youngmanhattanite: nycthe: rickwebb: Wow. This whole thing makes me wish I hadn’t bothered looking at Tumblr today. Or, almost ever. What’s the situation here? Someone made a boring sorta bad ad campaign? For an internet company? That someone owns some of? And that person owns something else? And someone reported on it? God, I own things, make ads, own an internet company and write, and I...
“JoeDoe bartender Jill Schulster uses a PedEgg to zest lemons and limes.”
I'd weigh in with a comment about how the source... →
… but then I realized I’ve seen at least 10 things on that list in the workplace recently, and each time they worked out as poorly as the author is suggesting. Shit happens, and the way to deal with it - professionally! - is to have structured team communication to deal with it. A good example is to have a wrap-up (or, as some people call it, a “post-mortem”) meeting for...
Man, that’s some good food.
Thank you, meepmeep, for pushing me past the devil’s number, finally.
Update on the “Real America” watch: never mind.
I think, if you have a great recipe that you won’t share and no one else knows it, when it’s time to retire, you finally give up hiding the goddamn recipe. I’m a mozzarella man, do not fuck with me.
My roommate had been working at a restaurant and the owner there recommended Mario to us. He was no-nonsense and comforting. He assured us that we weren’t dirty people and that we had nothing to be ashamed of. Just last week he’d seen a bedbug crawling on a guy’s shirt on the subway (oof) so really, you can get them any place! This somehow managed to make me feel both better and not-at-all...
Education, Enforcement non-existant in 1st Avenue... →
ohhleary: Brian Van Bait. Bitten! Yes, this is completely correct. Regardless of all the complaints about the lanes being there in the first place, the lanes on the East Side are not being used properly, and a huge source of the blame is the DOT for failing to spread awareness about the way these new separated lanes need to be used. Their inattention to the matter borders on masochism. Riding...
I know I’m being a fuckhead for mentioning this: Considering that “Real America” has significant portions of the population that think the president is a foreign-born Muslim who they do not trust or support, why doesn’t Abe Sauer write a series of extended-length posts about THAT? I think even the gays are more worried about that than they are about marriage equality and...
THIS is how you do a fair and factual article on bike lanes. Notes: This is one case where the coverage is fair but Transportation Alternatives’ position comes out looking a bit out-of-touch with reality. Their repetition of the party line - “These bike lanes have increased safety in other places, and they will do that here too” - somewhat ignores the fact that there are too...
"Delaware is also cited among the 'A-Plus Schools... →
Fred Armisen has been linked with ‘Saturday Night Live’ costar Abby Elliott DAAAAAAAAAAMN! **shakes head**
This is a rough day so far. Still struggling with the news that Antonio Cromartie might be my father.
Streetsblog New York City » “Bike Bedlam” Fact... →
Boom! No love for Tony!
ninety9: Shit just got real. We interrupt your Unicorn Chaser with our Throw A Beer Chaser.
When Will Hustler Be On Tumblr?
youngmanhattanite: Also: Hit Parade. I don’t know about you, but I desperately need some Steppin Out! in my Dashboard.
willyblackmore: What is it about fucking trend pieces?
The Awl is killing it with their adjectives today. On that note, when it comes to poison branding in my life, it’s easy! All the gauche people seek out each other. No assistance needed! For example, I never needed to suggest to [REDACTED] that he photograph parties for [REDACTED]’s website, because he’s already doing it! He even tipped me off to it originally!
Kings of Leon Too Cool for Glee →
I’m going to go hi-five a pigeon right now…
What would Walter [Cronkite] think of this week of reports? Yup, speaking of dumb ass news articles about bikes, and continuing this week’s “Bike Bedlam” coverage on WCBS, we have this golden nugget of journalism. (The quote is taken from one of the initial comments left on the article) The report is extremely smug about the incidence of traffic violations among cyclists, as...
Sorry to dump another one of these knuckleheaded anti-bike articles on you, but this is how the war is won… by showing up to each battle. TLDR if you must, but here we go: …in their zeal for cycling, Mayor Bloomberg and city Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan have encouraged entitled Lance Armstrong types to run red lights, emerge bassackwards without warning down one-way...
This is supposed to be an article about (the fading popularity of) Barack Obama, and in such articles you’d expect the hypothesis to be strengthened by multiple sources of fact… but then it ends up being an interview with John Podesta. You can’t interview one man to prove a point. Maybe I need more coffee to dim my critical thinking facilities? Feld, thoughts?
The quarterback didn’t sound concerned at all about playing again. In fact, Manning joked about how he could play the role of a bad guy in a movie with the “cool scar” on his forehead.
Wow. Late to this, but this wins the Internet for... →
So the jury found Blago only guilty of lying… and he’s a politician, so we knew THAT already!… and nothing else stuck? Hooo boy. PROSECUTOR FAIL.
Oh boy, another dumb anti-bike article. Let’s just get out of the way the one important point that the article makes: cyclists who don’t follow traffic laws can cause terrible accidents. But to fully understand the sort of circumstances that must build up to the kind of freak accident that happened to Stuart Gruskin, let’s read an earlier article on the incident: Stuart...
"I haven't spent much time on the site, and... →
lifeaquatic: (via alexbalk) YES PLEASE, this Awl post about TED. TED drives me crazy. I have my own personal reasons for not being a fan (see if you can figure out which comment on the article is mine!). I don’t think this means that nobody should enjoy TED Talks—a lot of people love them and that’s cool for them. So my dislike of TED probably makes me a pretentious asshole but I’m willing to...
Did anyone else read this (about Giants-Jets last night) and think that the author may have been creative enough with his perception of the Manning hit that he might possibly be mentally ill? At no point did anyone remotely sane think that Pace’s hit was dirty or that Rex Ryan somehow planned for Eli to bleed all over the place. It also seems to be a minor point in a game (exhibition!) that...
More fun from the Little Pakistan Deli on Second Avenue, whose owner will apparently talk to anyone who listens: The homemade chicken curry and vegetable samosas at Little Pakistan Deli on Second Avenue are not selling like they used to — and store manager Tariq Ahmad thinks he knows why. Standing behind a bevy of South Asian delights at his diminutive shop near 12th Street, Ahmad estimates...
This is excellent. Please lose more bets.
BRIAN VAN Alienates His Readers — ONE BLOG POST AT A TIME
Tag Of The Day. You know which one.