Over the next few weeks for a sponsored project on behalf of Byliner, The Billfold's Mike Dang and our publisher John Shankman will be selecting stories from the Byliner platform and chatting about them. John: Hello, good sir. How do you do? Mike: Hi John! I'm good, how are you? John: I'm good! A bit self conscious about punctuation after our last chat, but other than that? Superb! Mike: Haha, well, that's how people like to chat using instant messenger. I happen like typing with punctuation! John: hm seems there is a typo in that last sentence tho :) Mike: Ha, yes, that [...]
Over the next few weeks for a sponsored/advertising project on behalf of Byliner, Mike Dang and John Shankman will be selecting stories from the Byliner platform and chatting about them. John: heyyy mna *man how's it going? Mike: Hello, John! John: helllo mikkeee are you bussy? do you want to chat about sweet byliner stories that we read over the weekend? Mike: Yes, totally John: thats why i love you you are the man I read one story about how this guy basically lived his life for a day in the exact opposite way Michael Pollan's new book recommended but i would like to [...]
The documentary Bet Raise Fold tells the story of three online poker players, the companies who make online poker possible, and online poker's Black Friday—the day in 2011 that the government seized the domains and froze the bank accounts of three of the largest online poker operations.
The movie's genesis is wholly of the modern day too. This is an independently produced and distributed documentary, funded by a group of 12 online poker players. No big studios were involved. The production spanned three years. Distribution is being supported by direct-to-consumer distribution platform VHX. A Kickstarter campaign provided the funds for music [...]
When we last left you, we were preparing ourselves for a journey to New Belgium Brewery's Tour de Fat event in D.C. As with all journeys, one can only find what's two steps ahead by taking the next step. We've taken steps, train rides, photographs and, most importantly, bike rides and are now back to report, as promised. We know you want the TRUTH BEHIND THE TRIP.
To enjoy the Tour de Fat one must like at least one of the following: Juggling pancakes, all-lady drum bands, quality brews, artisanal sausages (or food trucks, generally), wacky costumes, meeting people who are talking heads on cable [...]
There always comes a time in life when a person has to take a journey. Steve Jobs once said : “If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away. The more the outside world tries to reinforce an image of you, the harder it is to continue to be an artist, which is why a lot of times, artists have to say, 'Bye. I have to go. I’m going crazy and I’m getting out of here.' And they [...]
Chris and Lisa recently bought their first home. But it needs some work. Luckily, Chris' friends graciously offered to help one weekend.
Let's meet the crew…
John & Anderson
How good are you at changing diapers?
John: “Diapers are easy, dealing with baby vomit is where I struggle.”
There comes a time in the evolution of everyone's Facebook newsfeed that the babies take over. Here we dive into the questions behind the photos.