Monday, April 20th, 2009
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The Awl: Now 100% more live.

Hey there! Welcome to The Awl.

There's some information about us here. You can get in touch with us here. Those little boxes below are what you click on to comment; the registration process is apparently pretty easy. It's day one, so thing are going to be a bit, well, day one-y, but let's all lay back, have a good time, and fall in love. Thanks for coming!

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Rod T (#33)

"What if were run by people who actually didn’t care about the way we all allegedly live now?"

Whichever one of you wrote that can have their way with me. Forever.

KarenUhOh (#19)

I'm an investor. I've already eating four Butterfinger Buzzes. And I have cramps.

KarenUhOh (#19)

EATEN

Oh, eat ME.

Emily (#20)

Is that a real candy? Man everything from Idiocracy will come true eventually.

Matt (#26)

@Emily LOL

6h057 (#1,914)

@NinetyNine There is no future. There is only Zuul.

6h057 (#1,914)

@Matt Some say a comet will fall from the sky.
Followed by meteor showers and tidal waves.
Followed by faultlines that cannot sit still.
Followed by millions of dumbfounded dipshits.

6h057 (#1,914)

@NinetyNine Wait, is this the Matt Cherette post?

KarenUhOh (#19)

This is really so heartwarming. I'd cry for you, but I need the tears to run the waterwheel.

Matt (#26)

JUST KEEP HITTING REFRESH CONSTANTLY. Or, the handy sharp object.

Matt (#26)

@Matt What a great comment. What a guy you are!

I hate that "reality show linkbait" too. It's always "Project Runway" this and "Top Chef" that …

This is just awesome, by the way. We'll never get to see a Lennon/McCartney reunion, but the next best thing is the return of Balk/Sicha!*

(*Alphabetical order, the way John and Paul did it.)

Matt (#26)

@MisterHippity So true!

sakade (#52)

The Awl: It's Got Electrolytes!

Jasmine (#8)

Case sensitive login! Gets me every time.

Happy day 1 kids!

BeRightBack (#59)

Awl's well, I see. I hope it ends well too.

saythatscool (#101)

Hey Stranger,
How's the danger?
Love,
STC

Nurse P. reporting for work. Where's the lunchroom and I need tomorrow off?

sargasm (#104)

Where do we take smoke breaks?

KarenUhOh (#19)

OK. Work with me here. How about a sex advice column for the homely and confused, written especially with Awl Butterfinger Buzzers in mind?

I'm thinking we could call it "Bawl."

Matt (#26)

@KarenUhOh Whoa

ljnd (#86)

This new adventure makes me so very very happy….

BrianBrian (#88)

I'm really, really excited about this. Don't let me down.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

BraynRayVans.

Urbania (#94)

I am doing a really happy dance. Sicha/Balk 2012!!!1!

Wordsmoker (#156)

Will There Be Tits?

Hez (#147)

You rang?

Matt (#26)

@Hez No.

Wordsmoker (#156)

I just posted that a second ago and NOW I'M FULL OF ELECTROLYTES!!!1!

alizinha (#196)

This whole thing has me WAAAAY too excited.

Hez (#147)

Please Jesus let there be no piss test. I, um, walked through a very smoky 420 celebration today.

rzokeefe (#152)

This site had made me very happy. Really, I just want to see my number and then its back to lurking and enjoying the posts.

Miles Klee (#3,657)

Hey y'all, just visiting from two years in the future. Watch out for a couple of disasters, both man-made and natural, coming your way soon. I'd tell you who wins the next two Superbowls, but I don't watch sports.

Matt (#26)

@Miles Klee It's pronounced "RoboCop," dude.

NinetyNine (#98)

@Miles Klee Will it be okay to make fun of Emily in the future?

6h057 (#1,914)

@NinetyNine Only in sponsored posts. Please support The Awl and click through.

Matt (#26)

@NinetyNine Will there be a News Letter to keep us abreast of Foster Kamer's comings and goings on the New York Media Scene? (Hi, Mr. Kamer! Don't know why I'm saying this yet!)

Art Yucko (#1,321)

There will be listicles.

Matt (#26)

@NinetyNine Hey you don't mind if I delete any of this do you?

osmium (#7,705)

@Matt Wait are we all not administrators on DAT AWW

Matt (#26)

@osmium If Aaron tries to pull the plug on The Awl we'll be HELPLESS.

NinetyNine (#98)

@Matt I'm not sure I'm going to 'get' this, in the future.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

what will happen then? a Bort?

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

@Art Yucko

NinetyNine (#98)

@Matt Hopefully he will respect the form, when the time comes.

'comes'

Art Yucko (#1,321)

@Brad Nelson

Art Yucko (#1,321)

@NinetyNine Hopefully you will remember to give yourself the glogin again to re-give everyone else the glogadmin.

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

@NinetyNine

Art Yucko (#1,321)

returning briefly to 2009 to axe, who is "Marco"?

6h057 (#1,914)

This thing is going to be so awesome once they start the newsletter.

Matt (#26)

@6h057 Why is that cat wearing a tie. Don't get this meme, here in the past.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

@6h057 no really, can the lunch that they will give me be sandwich, too?

Matt (#26)

@Matt Can't wait until we come back to this post a year from now and my comment doesn't make any sense because Jay will have changed his avatar 8 times since then.

6h057 (#1,914)

@Matt 9 times if you count the time I switch(ed) it back to the Eyes of Stanley Pain avatar.

Matt (#26)

In the future will there be a hot new dance craze based off the 1980s movie Weekend At Bernie's?

6h057 (#1,914)

@Matt What was/is krumping?

Miles Klee (#3,657)

@6h057 "Wither the withering?" -n+1

Matt (#26)

You know? Why to listicles always have to have *commentary* to go along with them??

Matt (#26)

Man. I could go for a non-ironic appreciation of the Schumacher Batman movies right about now.

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

Could somebody tell me where Matt Cherette is going

Art Yucko (#1,321)

Could somebody tell me who will be on the guest list at the YM Youth Hostel

Matt (#26)

I've always wondered: What is the inside of Andrew Krucoff's kitchen really like?

osmium (#7,705)

It's to blow what the Ace Hotel is to Macbook Pros and blow

Art Yucko (#1,321)

@osmium you're a scientist. you think they'll ever come out with a functioning touch-screen computer, and if so will people blog about it?

NinetyNine (#98)

I've always worried I am making steak wrong.

Matt (#26)

What's funny about my above comment is that at this point I'd never actually been in Krucoff's kitchen so "David" "Shapiro's" "essay" would have actually been useful to me, if I cared about what Andrew's kitchen was like in 2009 which I'm pretty sure I didn't.

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

WHO REVIEWS THE PITCHFORK REVIEWS

Matt (#26)

Even my 2009-self thinks this one's pretty meh. Question, though, why do people keep getting your name wrong, in the future? There's only like four letters!

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

@Matt I have high hopes for the next 800 variations

Matt (#26)

"next"

Art Yucko (#1,321)

Who will be "Last"?

Matt (#26)

egg

Art Yucko (#1,321)

can you explain to me what a Negroni is, exactly?

Matt (#26)

Something tells me it has almost nothing to do with Blackie Lawless.

Matt (#26)

You know who's funny and I'd like to see in video shorts? Ryan Adams. Call me crazy!

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

@Matt Will you explain feminism to me, a dude?

Matt (#26)

I think it's pronounced "A Dude," dude.

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

Robocop

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

Will someone please explain Mad Men to me

Art Yucko (#1,321)

How will DC Punk ever be conveyed?

Matt (#26)

Poorly, I fear.

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

@Matt Robocop

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

How do you spell Megadeath

Matt (#26)

I don't get it?

Art Yucko (#1,321)

#TAG YOUR IT :)

NinetyNine (#98)

I'm never apologizing. For any of this.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

No I will not "Like" this comment or any other comment potatoe.

Matt (#26)

It would be funny if we could "like" our own comments. But who would do that?!

NinetyNine (#98)

Someone should make a Downfall video of this thread. That would be hilarious.

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

Why would you write about that, Miles

Matt (#26)

You know what this place needs more of? A hairy dude in a deep-v t-shirt.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

@Matt is that an American Apparel ad banner reference?

 
Matt (#26)

@NinetyNine Do you think waiting for Nic to reply to an inflammatory comment before deleting that comment will ever be a "thing"?

Matt (#26)

@Matt I know right and then Nic could delete his reply so it's just a couple of dead comments? #journalism!

Art Yucko (#1,321)

ha ha ha. wouldn't it be funny if we had a race to 1,000 comments?

Matt (#26)

What's a "delete-bomb"?

Matt (#26)

Do you guys think Young Manhattanite will eventually be held up as a beacon on the blog scene?

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

"beacon"

NinetyNine (#98)

Man I hope I learn a lot about what white people think about rap from this site.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

yeah I hope I read about some exciting young rap groups who are blowing everyone's minds on this website first!

NinetyNine (#98)

I'm not gonna lie to you guys. I'm just about to turn 40 and the launch of this site is really important to me.

Matt (#26)

Yeah, but just how much will you have written about this site. I want numbers, man.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

I hope Pavement gets back together.

Matt (#26)

Yeah right! We'll always have LCD Soundsystem in the meantime!

Art Yucko (#1,321)

hey, y'wanna start a music group Tumblr?

Matt (#26)

Only if we can mainly use it to launch internecine Manhattan media blog wars and/or be completely inscrutable!

Art Yucko (#1,321)

that sounds kinda…………dumb. Okay!

osmium (#7,705)

The AWOL

osmium (#7,705)

If Ronnie James Dio ever dies I'll probably have to find some outlet to be a dick on the internet.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

why would anyone want to be a dick about music on the internet?! I thought the internet was for disqussion. That's why I embedded a Haloscan feature on my new Tumblr!

osmium (#7,705)

@Art Yucko What's tumblr shoudl I check. it. out?

Art Yucko (#1,321)

@osmium link me to your MySpace and I'll leave the URL on your comments. Right now there's only one post ("Hello, World!") and it's called "Untitled".

Matt (#26)

I hope no one ever abuses the #journalism! tag on this new social blogging platform.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

journalismism

Matt (#26)

Just please God promise me you'll always judge Kanye purely for his music.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

what's with the Bear costume anyway?

Matt (#26)

Do you think New York City performance artist Nate Hill will ever wear a bear costume? That would be freaky, right?

6h057 (#1,914)

@Matt Sometimes white girls gargling milk is just white girls gargling milk.

NinetyNine (#98)

Is Rivers Cuomo a misogynist? y/y

Matt (#26)

How, exactly, does one prepare a book?

osmium (#7,705)

@Matt Their's this freaky-ass book making robot at Rand McNally Jackson book shoppe in downtown New York City.

osmium (#7,705)

@osmium Ha, I misspelled "there." I hope I never do this intentionally, because I don't want to be that kind of gut.

osmium (#7,705)

@osmium GUY geez what's wrong with me today. (It's like I've lost my marble's.)

Art Yucko (#1,321)

man your a funnie gut dude!

osmium (#7,705)

@Art Yucko LOL (lots of love)

Matt (#26)

Can someone explain to me what BV;DR didn't mean?

6h057 (#1,914)

@Matt Brooklyn Vegan; Don't Repeat

Matt (#26)

What I'm mainly concerned with is this: Will this site provide an outlet for those of us who don't consider ourselves "writers," per se?

osmium (#7,705)

I plan on reading this new site on my iSlate. I hope those things are cool. I just pre-ordered mine. I hope it's white, like me.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

Can someone explain Young Manhattanite to me in 138 words or less?

Matt (#26)

You're acting like lyrics matter or something.

osmium (#7,705)

@Art Yucko It's my favorite Blogspot

Matt (#26)

Can't wait to learn all about random New Yorkers!

NinetyNine (#98)

@Matt I prefer my ladies with eyes turned down.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

I'm going to strategically walk away from the both of you now.

NinetyNine (#98)

YOUR WELCOME

Art Yucko (#1,321)

hey since your seems pretty halpful, you have an Eggnog recipe you'd like to share with ask? Because the next time I go to NYC for Hanukkah is 99 months away.

Matt (#26)

Hope that NinetyNine fellow doesn't turn out to be a creep.

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

Hey guys, I just discovered this great new site called Tumblr! Anyone else heard of it?

Matt (#26)

I heard of Tumblr on a Liz Phair listserv in 1994.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

@Brad Nelson here "Brad" let me hyperlink you to my comment above (@osmium link me to your MySpace and I'll leave the URL on your comments. Right now there's only one post ("Hello, World!") and it's called "Untitled".) http://www.theawl.com/2009/04/the-awl-now-100-more-live#comment-189695 then send me your myspace URL and I'll leave the info about it in ur comment box!

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