I hope we're all around in 2030 to hear what Mario Cuomo thinks of Goodfellas.
"A lot of men, they don't even want to try [cats] because they don't think it's macho."
"They’re reminiscent of the Cobra Kai team in Karate Kid, yelling, 'Sweep the leg! Sweep the leg!' because they are unwilling to get into a Karate fight of their own." —Usually I would be all, "Guess who! GUESS!" but oh my God it's so depressing.
"'Land' is the new 'Nation,' a modifier that hints at larger zeitgeisty themes while also intriguing the reader."
"When we emerge on Bedford Avenue, Lyonne seems terrified. 'You notice how everything just slowed down?' she asks. 'Why is everybody moving so slowly?' We pass a blonde, dreadlocked hippie playing guitar. 'A handsome young person you could probably sleep with is the Williamsburg equivalent of a homeless guy,' says Lyonne. 'Look at this guy. You could totally take this guy home for a hot meal.' Seconds later, we pass a sofa on the curb. 'He has sex with women on the sofa in broad daylight, while reading The Tin Drum and strumming his guitar,' says Lyonne. 'Welcome to fucking Brooklyn. Does anyone over 50 live here?'" —Natasha Lyonne, [...]
"Working on Bill & Ted was certainly an excellent adventure." —Keanu Reeves
“She was always reading. She would come home from school with her friends, and they would sit and read — which was kind of odd.”
"Silvio Berlusconi has said he invited escort girls to his parties 'to boost his morale.' In a candid exchange with magistrate Pasquale Drago in May, details of which were reported by Italy’s newspapers Sunday, Mr. Berlusconi said he had asked his butler to place the women that businessman Giampaolo Tarantini brought to his dinners across the table from him, 'to lift up my morale.' He said that if he had genuinely wanted to invite prostitutes, there were plenty in Rome already."
"I call my brand 'funcomfortable.'" says an actual woman with actual achievements, about herself and her work.
"You know it’s not good for you. But it’s going to be around on the weekends." —Citi Bike compared to a bad romance.
"There’s always gonna be people on blogs and shit like that who want to spout off whether it’s out of jealousy or what. I mean, there’s a lot to be jealous of." —Go ahead and guess, but I suppose it could be so many things that it's not really a fair contest.
"'You know,' he said, 'when you get to my age you have to pee a lot. And there is no distance at all between knowing you want to pee and then just peeing. I was at Plimpton’s funeral in St John the Divine not long ago, and they sat me near the front, you know. Suddenly, I had to go. I knew I wasn’t gonna make it all the way down the aisle so I spotted a little side door and I got the canes and nipped in there. Halfway down the corridor, I was looking for a john and who do I see but Philip Roth. 'Hey, Philip, what [...]
"When I see women in suit jackets with no bra or undershirt, it says, 'I’m a classy woman that exudes sexiness without trying too hard.'"
"The Wall Street Journal buries the lede in a major way in its Saturday piece on AIG CEO/bombthrower Robert Benmosche that ran on the cover of Marketplace… Up high in the story: Benmosche’s assurance that '"too big to fail" has been solved.' Left on the cutting-room floor: Benmosche’s comments saying the national outrage about AIG’s bonuses was comparable to the lynching of blacks in the South."
"I sometimes worry that our policy review resembles a pregnant panda – it's been a very long time in the making and no one's quite sure if there's anything in there anyway." —I have never heard this expression before, but I love it.
"It was just a random video that someone in Japan had uploaded, but it was the perfect GIF conversation starter."