plastics month →
Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Benjamin: Yes, sir. Mr. McGuire: Are you listening? Benjamin: Yes, I am. Mr. McGuire: Plastics.
it can't really be that time...
i was always so proud that my mom never bothered me about relationships. if i was happy and i was in one, great, if not, fine. she never had me set up, or tried to introduce me to “this great guy who’s gonna be a _____ (doctor, lawyer, banker, socially acceptable occupation).” other people had mothers who would complain “why don’t you have a boyfriend?” or...
The benches, besides offering a sturdy replacement to the flimsy furniture...– New York Magazine this is segregation i can live with…and in a way…appreciate.
phiLOLZophy: Best Practices for Pretending You... →
philolzophy: You probably like your siblings’ children on principle because they are your blood, and because they are cute and exciting and they don’t come home with you and you’re probably not obligated to touch their poop or deal with them after nine p.m. However, at some point the novelty will wear off and… n.b. comparing toddler artwork to pollock is generally unsuccessful.
FLICK CHICKS A guide to women in the movies. by Mindy KalingOCTOBER 3, 2011 A few years ago, I sat down for a meeting with some executives at a movie studio that I will call Thinkscope Visioncloud. Thinkscope Visioncloud had put out several of my favorite movies, and they wanted to see if I had any feature ideas. I was very excited. I have a great job writing for “The Office,” but, really, all...
Unlike Sheldon, whose film is largely improvised, Westfeldt has written her own...– New York Magazine
okc message of the week
Can you tell me who created the BBDO site so I can have their babies? I’m a front-end developer and it’s really flawless. I’m visiting NY till the 8th of next month, doing some contract work digitizing a multi-million dollar negative archive of the practical who’s who of american music from the 50’s to 90’s…. pretty wild but so much work to be done. ...
Woody Allen on the folly of art as religion,... →
austinkleon: From his great interview with the Paris Review: I hate when art becomes a religion. I feel the opposite. When you start putting a higher value on works of art than people, you’re forfeiting your humanity. There’s a tendency to feel the artist has special privileges, and that anything’s okay if it’s in the service of art. I tried to get into that in Interiors. I always feel the...
I will do crazy things for love… today I...
New East Village IHOP hires bouncer →
but will they have bustelo…
more experiments...this time the social variety
apparently i look most approachable to both tourists and greenpeace solicitors while wearing headphones. hypothesis: by not wearing headphones, i will not be bothered by strangers experimental method: dont wear heaphones result: no change experienced conclusion: develop a sour expression instead
if I never had to cook again that would be wonderful…but my budget and picky vegetarian lifestyle currently push me towards the kitchen. recently I’ve been experimenting with new foods…testing my boundaries and what not. it turns out that my initial suspicions were correct and I really should stick with cereal and milk. within the span of 24 hours I have tried to microwave...
A Brief History of the Emoticon n.b. i still hate... →
Did you know the emoticon is almost 30 years old? 29 years ago, Scott Fahlman, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, first proposed a colon, hyphen and bracket as a way of conveying emotional meaning via plain text. Fast forward and the simple smiley has evolved — some might say…
An honest approach to the high holidays
With the High Holidays approaching, it is best not to take chances. Fill out the form below. SYNAGOGUE SEATING REQUEST FORM FOR HIGH HOLY DAYS During the last holiday season, many individuals expressed concern about the seating arrangements in the synagogue. In order for us to place you in a seat which will best suit you, we ask you to complete the following questionnaire and return it to the...
excerpts from Fabrizio's: Criticism and Response
To the Editors: What Mr. Plotnick fails to take into account in discussing Mario Spinelli’s fettuccine is, of course, the size of the portions, or, to put it more directly, the quantity of the noodles. There are obviously as many odd-numbered noodles as all the odd-and even-numbered noodles combined. (Clearly a paradox.) The logic breaks down linguistically, and consequently Mr. Plotnick...
I’m wary about this thing about being in the generation of social...– Zoe Deschanel
Like the Times subscription of the same name, the Weekender won’t exactly...– Caroline Bankoff
Poppy Fred is a "Teacher's Pet"....
Poppy Fred told me for his Short Story class they read a story about a family that fished for Sturgeon- so he did some Google research and found extra information and pictures of sturgeons which he printed and brought in for the teacher- who was so impressed she made copies for the entire class……. He was very proud of himself. Xoxoxoxo love you bunches, Mom n.b. the bets likes ellipses...
Wordsssss. Do you have any ideaaaaaa how stupidddd it makes you lookkkkkk when you writeeee like thisssss? It reads like some feminine combination of Drunk Jeff Goldblum and Parseltongue. I mean, how are you even supposed to pronounce the word likeeeeeeee? I could only imagine like you started the word and then were pushed off a building mid-syllable, but perhaps it was just never meant to be...
Can Cherry Bourbon and Tabasco SoCo Woo Women... →
all i can think of is…ew. ugh. i feel rather whiny of late, having writing several posts in a row that are based on my complaints and annoyances but certain things cannot slide… if it ain’t broke…don’t fix it. draper, sterling, myself, and madmen and women all over the world are APPALLED at this blatant disregard for what is true and good. not only that, creating...
The First Time You Say “I Love You” « Thought... →
…you take a 3 am train up to boston with a ticket you bought only hours before right when you hung up. …you wear the trenchcoat. it is not raining. …you have lost all semblance of rationality and by virtue of that fact, your sense of self. …you respond in kind. …you realize this was all a bit nutty.
dietribe. imposing impossible standards.
i read nymag almost religiously. it is my favorite thing about mondays. quite frankly it is one of the only things that makes my mondays worthwhile. i curl up on my couch or in the courtyard with my magazine and read….and do the crossword. however, the fall fashion issue that came out several weeks ago, while always inspiring, pissed me off to no end. Andrej Pejic is indeed really fucking...
deathly delicious →
it is exactly what you think it will be but it looks well done. shawn levy is...– JAW