rendit replied to your post: “Jay Casey is following you on Pinterest” How would one make a “decomposed body” gif, Brian? “Decomposing,” maybe. No, he would Blingee it.
"Jay Casey is following you on Pinterest"
I’m like, “why are the Monkees a meme today?” I just assumed you were all on crack as usual.
Shortly before midnight, a group of officers began... →
youngmanhattanite: Remember America?
By the way, we’re not going to have an argument today about “as the price of something frivolous increases, the diversity quotient decreases exponentially”
Most people you meet are scouring yelp or menu pages to find the next big opening. I still take the train to random neighborhoods and collect menus on foot then go back over successive weekends to eat my way through. If we don’t support and patronize these off the radar places, they’ll disappear. Just like we make an effort to turn off the lights, water, and recycle, we should...
Notice how all the new icons have a rounded-ness to them? Really subtle way to fight thinspo, guys!
Are you looking for praise of Tumblr’s new posting icon set? Well, then, keep looking!
SPOILER ALERT: Have you been complaining lately that [INSERT ORGANIZATION HERE] is disappointing, unfair, ineffective and moribund? That you expected it to possess integrity and promote excellence but all it did was serve the insiders’ interests? There is a root to this problem. And none of your rotten tomatoes will ever reach it. Change comes from within. You’ll see…
Whitney Biennial Removes Two Sponsors For... →
“The Whitney will find a way to open the 2012 Biennial in spite of the Museum’s difficult decision to break with the two major corporate sponsors of the Biennial. Regretfully, the Whitney entered into a sponsor agreement with Sotheby’s before the auction house locked out forty-three of its unionized art handlers once their contract expired in July 2011. Last year saw...
Just realizing that Christopher Hitchens was left out of the Oscars’ “In Memoriam” segment. We should go light some cars on fire in response. Especially the cars that believe in God.
Yes, the Oscars are tonight...
skidder: But did you know that in Afghanistan, two American officers were killed yesterday by members of the Afghan military within a secure building — and six more were killed today — after nearly a week of unrest following the accidential burning of the Koran by Americans cleaning out a military base? More: 2 U.S. Officers Slain; Advisers to Exit Kabul Ministries [NYT] Meanwhile, in Syria,...
PORTLANDIA OR REAL LIFE? →
therealjanelle: “We’re going to open a bookshop, both online and and in real life. It doesn’t have to make much money. It doesn’t have to make any money at all, since our day jobs cover our rent. But what it will do is let us choose one great out of print work of classic and/or obscure sci-fi a month, track down the people that hold the copyright (if they are still around), and publish that...
“[Police Commissioner] Ray Kelly and the NYPD... →
whowatchesthenypd: Or do you?
New candidate for “Most Embarassing Financial Article Ever”
Let’s work on some math: Project started: “In June” (2011) Working time spent: Two creators “spent around 1,000-1,200 hours each” Launch: December 30, 2011 Weeks elapsed interim: 26 Weekly average time you’d need to spend on a side project (outside of a full-time job) to log 1,000 hours in 26 weeks: 38.4, or 5+ hours per day Average workday: 13 hours ...
(really, I understand that everyone at Tumblr is probably as horrified as any other adult that people are using the service to encourage literal self-destructive habits. In a free society we would not stop people from discussing or even advocating such things because, as disgusting as it is, we do not believe in the practice of restricting speech; instead, we use logic and persuasion to encourage...
What about blogs that have pictures of nothing but cupcakes and/or bacon products? Those banned too?
From The Inbox
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OK, so what the hell happened while I was out jogging?
FUCK THE OSCARS
Who’s gonna prep for Sunday by watching “Dances With Wolves”? Yeah, I thought so.
Seen Somewhere On The Internet, Made Me Blink At...
Things That Brought Me Great Joy Today
FAT CHIPPER JONES
Bank of America seems to be intentionally cementing my disgust for them. Why else would I hear things from their consumer fraud hotline representative like “You didn’t need to call” and “Are you finished talking?” when I’m following up on my utterly insane, shoulda-never-happened situation with my (now thoroughly cleaned out and overdrafted) checking account....
See what I mean? →
ninety9 replied to your post: Pete Wells turns the world upside down again, in… Shorter Vangelizing doesn’t work. Are you saying Shake Shack is by definition beneath the attentions of the Times critic? Or that popular restaurants that won’t see a change in business because of review shouldn’t get one, even if it’s spot on? It was more of an observation of how these reviews are going to...
Pete Wells turns the world upside down again, in about 20 ways. So that would make him the third Times’ restaurant critic in a row who ended up being mainly something other than a restaurant critic. A one-star review for Shake Shack? Useless, but entertaining!
Ranty Rant About Gentrification
bobbybigwheel: There’s been a mini-outrage about a 101-year-old knish shop, Yonah Schimmel, potentially going out of business on the Lower East Side. However, people are ignoring exactly WHY this place is going out of business. “The store, where the knish was possibly invented, is heavily reliant on longtime customers who travel by car from Brooklyn, the Bronx, New Jersey and other places to...
::points and laughs at Burners:: Ticket lottery, eh? Yeah that makes TOTAL sense, take an event that depends so strongly on community self-organization and make the entry process an individual opportunistic game. Not to mention a perfect setup for scalping! Who wants to bet there will be murders out there!?
Can anyone recommend a good banking provider (checking/savings/ATM) in NYC, Manhattan specifically? I’ve suffered the last of Bank of America’s indignities. Perhaps time to go with a credit union or online banking provider.
Honorific nicknames in popular music - Wikipedia,... →
Audible laugh/snort moment: “Eric Clapton” - “God”
Is it not growing increasingly amusing that Apple’s SDK for iOS development is still Mac-only? Tell me all you want about how this is an illogical comparison, but at some point they did release an iTunes port for Windows… I’m not at all delusional enough to say that Apple should be rushing to allow people use Windows to develop iOS apps… but isn’t this the sort of...
It may trouble some of you who are forced to tediously read legal papers for work or educational purpose to know that I just read this for fun. Glad I’m never gonna have to take any sort of a test on common law, because to me it’s all weird shit from another era in time. It stretches the mind to place many of its legal concepts in an imaginable context of usefulness, which to me is as...
Of the very many things said about New York City, very few people have said anything about what a horrible place this is to do business. This goes way beyond “the rent is too damn high!” or “I collect my rejection letters” or “12 hours on my feet sucks” or “when I leave this white-shoe firm and their 80-hour weeks, I’m opening a taco stand in...
[INSERT CASUALLY BORED REMARK ABOUT SLEIGH BELLS WITHSTANDING THE CRITICAL SCRUTINY OF BLOGGERS NOT EVEN TALENTED ENOUGH TO INSTALL WORDPRESS. OR NOT.]
Four horrible things you probably have in your...
classyfoodmofo: 1.) Kraft Parmesan cheese Why you have it: You’re a lazy, stupid asshole. Why you shouldn’t have it: Somewhere in Illinois, Kraft has a factory where it “manufactures” the stuff that it sells in those green cans. Unbeknownst to most, the “factory” is actually what is internally known as a “dandruff farm.” Kraft lures homeless people into the facility, and allows them to sleep...
skybarn: Yes, I should have written a thousand word treatise on the latest NY times article that pissed me off. Well, maybe you should be pissed off sometimes, and maybe you should think about why you get pissed off, and maybe you should react with a thoughtful composition at times when you are pissed off. That would be a sign that you are an intelligent person, not a rambling loon. Also,...
skybarn: Fortune Favors The Bold: philk: “OK, the idea that kids these days are “digital natives” is a… This is the dumbest, most regressive quote. That’s quite an argument you’ve got there, chief.
philk: “OK, the idea that kids these days are “digital natives” is a nice, self-serving fairy tale. It makes tech-lovers feel good, because they feel like they are at the front of a curve. It makes educators feel good, because then they don’t have to teach a complicated and multi-level sets of skills and knowledges that they don’t have a strong grasp on themselves. It makes government types feel...