rendit: ronghorse: The Replacements-“Can’t...
ninety9: Why is it so hard to find election results? I mean, I admire that the Times did 531 posts about yesterday’s primary (and only 300 of them were by Sewell Chan), but how hard is it to make a page called ‘Results’ and then, you know, putting numbers in it? NY1!
The book chugs along on the fumes of innuendo for 40 pages, until, at last, we...– “Glenn Beck is the future of literary fiction”
And then Emanuel told Wilson to go home and get...
An incensed White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel went up to GOP Reps. Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Paul Ryan (Wis.) to complain about the outburst. “No president has ever had that happen,” Emanuel said. “My advice is he apologize immediately. You know my number.” [Milbank]
ninety9: josephweisenthal: ninety9: johncarney: “…our national life expectancy ranks 42nd among all developed nations. We spend more on medical care that any other nation, and get less than 41 of them. These figures are pretty clear.” — Roger Ebert’s Journal: Archives (via dminkin) This is the clearest example I’ve seen of the longevity bias. Health care should not be judged by life...
Are pumpkin spice lattes the bacon of September... →
maura: Just trying to get a handle on things here. Can’t wait for my reality to be augmented with tags and shit! So psyched!
natashavc: karinalongworth: 1) Critics and reporters are two types of journalists. My MA in Cinema Studies probably doesn’t qualify me to perform either type of journalism, but I’ve managed to fake it as a critic for a few years and it’s going okay so far. I don’t trust criticism when it comes from a reporter with cultivated sources inside “the Hollywood Industrial Complex.” But that’s just...
Resisting the urge to comment “PLAY ‘SUMMER OF ‘69’”
Finally, they are open! The most Brooklyn block in... →
thingsiate: But why did I get an e-mail from Franny’s announcing that the hot dog joint on Bergen is finally open? Those dudes are becoming the town criers, for god’s sake. The hot dogs cost twice as much as the (local, microbrew) beer. What a country!
This is a song about how a girl asked Prince if he...
The Uptown (Bar) is Closing →
antishowmanship: There’s not much point in bemoaning the death of Uptown (the neighborhood) as anything but an open-air mall, as that happened 15 years ago, but still: the Uptown is the only tolerable bar left within 3 blocks of Hennepin and Lake, and probably the best of all the tolerable bars in the Harriet/Calhoun/Lake of the Isles area. Also, last time I checked Tommy and Bob Stinson’s mom...
ninety9: Since we’re sort of on the topic of festivals, I see that Waitstock is defunct. We tried a teensy version of this in Brooklyn earlier in the week (sample: at some point — say 4AM — the Charles Mingus soundtrack reminded someone of the Green Lantern — you read that right — theme; Green Lantern was Alan Scott, but one of the attendees thought it was a guy named Brit. And the only Brit he...
I’m consistently (nearly 100%) struck by the difference between white...– English people don’t “get” racism. See also: The popular children’s toy and jam mascot “Golly,” who survived in toy shops and on labels well into the 21st century, and this important 2007 internet message board international conference on race relations.