New York Magazine | The Life Obsessive With Wes... →
“buried in one of Anderson’s monogrammed suitcases is 10,000 euros in cash—about $14,000—an amount that may or may not be legal to carry, and that was given to the director by Bill Murray, who asked that the money be “delivered to Luigi.”” (via Kottke)
Wired | Q&A: Ridley Scott Has Finally Created the... →
(via Nick Douglas)
Jack Spade | Video: NYC Fashion Show 2007 →
“Jack Spade held an impromptu fashion show in Bryant Park outside the giant tent where Fashion Week was happening, enlisting passersby to carry Jack Spade bags up and back on the sidewalk.” This is really cool. I love the awkward runway attitude that the “models” (mostly random business men) take on when thrown into the situation. It’s funny how hard they seem to be...
A classical masterpiece: Laura Miller argues for “The Wire” In a way, it doesn’t make sense to talk of “The Wire” as the best American television show because it’s not very American. The characters in American popular culture are rarely shown to be subject to forces completely beyond their control. American culture is fundamentally Romantic, individualistic and Christian; when it’s not...
Heading East | Late Last Night... →
A great NYC story. After a few minutes a very tall girl with long brown hair who I would later learn was a Parsons design student, broke social convention, turned to her fellow benchmates, and said, “My God, wasn’t today beautiful.”
stevenf.com: Macs Really Do Run Windows Better →
“In short: PC manufacturers are really dropping the ball by pre-packaging spyware, promotional software and other BS and offering no easy way out. Drivers are also a huge pain. No excuse for this if Apple can do better with a beta product.” - box of jack
I’m sorry, but I thought that just said that the person responsible for...– Pattern Recognition » Technophobia or payola?
As of last year 40 percent of all Japanese people owned a product made by...– Luxury, and How It Became Common - New York Times
The 5 Stages of Hold Steady Fandom →
As soon as I started releasing my songs, people started comparing me to Neil...– Chad VanGaalen
I was watching a DVD the other day, and it had all this anti-piracy information...– Sam Bowring on “Last Comic Standing” (via Nick Douglas)
Is the War a Dollar Auction? →
Economics professors have a standard game they use to demonstrate how apparently rational decisions can create a disastrous result. In the classroom, the auction generally ends with the grudging decision of one player to “irrationally” accept the larger loss and get out of the terrible spiral.
But here’s the thing: new polls by CBS and Gallup show that the Petraeus...– Paul Krugman - NYT Blog: What I Hate About Political Coverage
These Euros say they’re not going to rewrite their national boundaries...– Fake Steve Jobs - These European countries need to merge
abortion jokes always lift my spirits.
Toronto subway signage.
If you saw A History of Violence, you know Mortensen can fuck up a guy something...– Dana Stevens, “Eastern Promises reviewed.” Oh Cronenberg, you had me at Viggo Mortensen: naked knife fight. Eastern Promises sounds just as insane and brutal as A History of Violence, hopefully it will be as good. It has a score of 83 on metacritic.
I think it does. You have all of the American culture already there in your...– Seth Rogen, responding to “Does being a Canadian in America make a difference?” Guardian Interview
now the lounge is full of farmers for the 7:30 draw / teammates all left before...– The Weakerthans - Tournament of Hearts The scene is so clear in my head, I’m sure it takes place in the local memorial rink built like a barn.
We wanted to remove three parking meters in front of our new store in Montreal....– Fake Steve Jobs (via Marco)
This is Borat-like in its almost unwatchable cringe inducing hilarity/horror. *hilarity for how it was pulled off and pure horror for the innocent victim aka the girlfriend. Pretty sure that’s the meanest thing I have ever seen. Some background if you aren’t familiar with these guys. The Jake and Amir vids are still the best.
you stare at the sky, colours reflecting in your eye, could it be, what they...– Jens Lekman - Sky Phenomenon
Liberty cabbage (also known as victory cabbage) is an Americanization of the...– Liberty Cabbage | Wikipedia (via)
The Onion - America's Finest News Source |... →
“In the end, though music can be brilliant at times, the whole medium comes off as derivative of Pavement.”
daily show + trapped in the closet “that’s not how gay works.”
We succeeded in taking that picture, and, if you look at it, you see a dot....– Carl Sagan
BBC NEWS | Middle East | Israeli anger over 'Nazi'... →
“Israelis have been shocked by the story of a group of young immigrants from the former Soviet Union who allegedly formed a neo-Nazi cell in the Jewish state”
Headed to the Apple store for a little black Chubby.– Twitter | Mike Monteiro yeah this fat nano thing, really a good idea.