I briefly taught blogging classes about six years ago– Here’s Why No One Reads Your Blog - Forbes I briefly taught blogging classes about six years ago
downside, there’s a massive soup kitchen next door, so you will have...– CYHSY & Polica played the 1st show @ Philly’s new Union Transfer (pics) Best Brooklyn Vegan comment ever.
The group’s lack of cohesion and its apparent wish to pantomime progressivism...– Protesters Are Gunning for Wall Street, With Faulty Aim - NYTimes.com
Dante's Peak (1997) - Memorable quotes →
Everything on this page is gold.
Josh J: OH
Josh J: i had an amazing dream last night
Josh J: really
Josh J: i was at a secret show for lana del rey
Josh J: and kat dennings was there
Josh J: and she gave me an exclusive copy that she signed of del rey singing the 2 broke girls theme song
Josh J: it was like a conversation with you in dream form
The audience that we attract is “indielectual,” Mr. Shankman told The Observer.– Awl My Children: Spawn of Gawker Inspires and Advises Editorial Ideologues | The New York Observer INDIELECTUAL
Was thinking about trying to go to a Rosh Hashanah...
rawkblog: And found out tickets per person (if you can get them as a non-member) are basically the price of floor seats at Radiohead’s next show Jews This is something I have to admit I’ve never understood about my people. I mean, on one level, I get it (space issues and fundraising), but it’s basically extortion. It’s even more obscene that it happens for Yom Kippur....
I’M TOO COOL TO EVEN CLICK ON THE LINKS. I JUST DEIGN TO HOVER OVER THEM.
JESUS CHRIST, IT'S THE INTERNET
I get it. You’re all too cool for a WEBSITE. POINT TAKEN.
Serge Gainsbourg. He’s an acceptable sex-musician. That’s the end of the list.
bmichael replied to your chat: And at the end of an argument about Lana Del Ray, it always comes back to this only black men can write about sex because this peson needs to see a shrink and or unpack his privilege pack. No, I don’t think that’s at all what was being said? I just think Usher is sexy. If it’s now this thing, then fine, Justin Timberlake can also write songs about...
And at the end of an argument about Lana Del Ray,...
Josh J: objectively i mean
Josh J: [female musicians] can be pretty but not sexy
Josh J: because sex is bad
Josh J: when really its just that songs about sex are mostly crappy and tired
Leah: USHER is the only one who can write about sex
Josh J: [the] 80s did it!
Josh J: it’s done
Josh J: no more sexy rock songs ever
Josh J: please
Leah: they can only be done by usher
Josh J: THE DREAM
Josh J: only the dream and usher
Things that happen
Just remembered I spent a few minutes last week explaining Chillwave to my therapist.
I must admit to being legitimately confused
I don’t understand this hate for Thought Catalog at all, because there’s enough cross-pollination between it and other sites (like, um, The Awl) that it seems ridiculous that people who love The Awl hate Thought Catalog. Why is Alex Balk writing about blow jobs OK but Ryan O’Connell writing about blow jobs not OK? Honest question.
The surgeon who extracted the eel from Zhang’s bladder explained:...– Zhang Nan has 15cm eel swim into his penis and has it removed from his bladder | Herald Sun Is that a dead eel in your penis or are you just…
In which we discuss Ralph Fiennes' sex life
Leah: who doesn't want to be a van doren in that movie?
Leah: i want to be a waspy public intellectual who teaches at columbia and writes poetry
Jean: UM YES
Jean: who is Ralph boning these days?
Jean: Is he married?
Leah: oh i don't know
Leah: let me check wikipedia!
Leah: OUR GENERATION'S PAGE 6
Leah: apparently no one
Leah: he's a fucking badass
Leah: “In February 2007, staff aboard a Qantas flight from Sydney, Australia to Mumbai, India caught Fiennes leaving an aircraft lavatory with 38-year-old flight attendant Lisa Robertson. At first denying allegations of a tryst, Robertson later confessed to having unprotected sex in the lavatorywith Fiennes, whom she had met just hours before. Fiennes was en route to Mumbai, as a participant in AIDS awareness efforts for UNICEF. The organisation retained Fiennes as an ambassador; Qantas fired Robertson.”
Leah: IF YOU'RE GOING TO GO UNPROTECTED, MIGHT AS WELL BE WITH HIM
Josh J.: my new mission is to own all b&s records on vinyl
Leah: oh my god
Leah: i think i just had an orgasm?
NONE OF YOU ASSHOLES TOLD ME ANTM STARTED TONIGHT
I’m already behind and it’s the all star season! HATE YOU ALL SO MUCH. (Yes, I do see the irony in that I work for the company that produces the television guide, but fuck off fuck off fuck off I hate myself and the world so much right now.)
Things to look forward to
Buying a pair of new shoes Seeing Titus Andronicus London London London London 1Q84
The problem with New Girl isn’t that it stars Zooey Deschanel (because really, all of the characters are so one-dimensional that it doesn’t matter who’s playing them), but that her character straddles the border between adorably twee and mentally deficient — and often ends up on the wrong side. You know, like Charlize Theron in Arrested Development, except that I...
I like you–-not in a search-optimized way, but in an old fashioned, authentic...– McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Do You Like Me? Click Yes or No. McSweeney’s is killing it lately.
I hope it all makes sense now, I don’t want you guys thinking that all it took...– McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: You Look at Me Like You’ve Never Seen a Neo-Hipster Before. Annnd I’m dead.
What key home-creation lessons did you learn from Burning Man?– Home decor lessons I learned from Burning Man | Offbeat Home lololololololololololololol
I may have finally outgrown my love of Star Wars. I might finally be interested...– HelloGiggles – The Time I Skipped Prom To See Star Wars This is the worst thing ever ever ever ever.
It was awful. It is still awful.
It wasn’t so much that day. That day was too full of confusion and I was too overloaded to figure out really what had happened. The idea that the Twin Towers were not there was like something out of a Twilight Zone episode. It wasn’t real. It was the next days and weeks. I remember being baffled a few years ago by Glenn Beck’s 9/12 project because it assumed we’d all...
Do not respond to passive aggressive behavior with your own passive aggressive...– How to Stop Passive Aggressive Behavior in the Workplace - wikiHow But those are the only ways I know to respond to anything, passive-aggressive or not.
Someone in a Russian class once told me about how he knew a girl who’d been born in Moscow in the last decade of the Soviet Union. She’d described a nice dinner with friends they’d had as being, “very warm, very Soviet.” He was in disbelief that she’d meant it as a compliment. I think every decade is surreal when you stop and take a look back at it. Nostalgia...
And while my eyes are vacant and trance-like, my odd open-mouthed expression of...– The Three Times I Took Ambien « Thought Catalog CLASSIC AMBIEN FACE!
Unnamed, nonexistent L.A. team that we keep hearing the NFL “needs”...– Patriots, Redskins, Cowboys among NFL’s most hateable teams - Michael Rosenberg - SI.com <3
A SEPTA bus driver was shot Tuesday night in the Grays Ferry section, but...– SEPTA Driver Shot, Drives Bus to Hospital | NBC Philadelphia Jesus, SEPTA.
Regional Rail: Paoli/Thorndale line service will be suspended until Thursday...– SEPTA | Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority LOL (am I doing it right?)
Are you or someone you know in their twenties? We’d like to get inside the...– Calling all millennials…. – Business 360 - CNN.com Blogs Kill me.
Storywriting is a tightrope of revealing just so much to keep the audience...– Interview transcript – Rob Shearman « Tom Payne Coolest.