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You'll Never Guess What People With Too Much Money Think Is Cool

"VCs want to be associated with cool shit that a lot people use."


Evil Trees Are Quite Literally Making A Pie Of Our Subways

Further updates from our losing the war against trees: Already this season, slippery rail conditions caused by leaves have delayed Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road trains more than 700 times.

On the subway, the B and Q trains have been held up regularly as they go aboveground through Brooklyn’s leafier precincts.

How can fluttering foliage bring down a mighty rail network?

The culprit is pectin, the same stuff that causes jelly to jell.

It’s in leaves.

When trains run over wet leaves, “it actually creates a slurry,” said John Pesich, a vice president at Metro-North.

Are we even a society at this point? Or are we just [...]


Man Terrible

Isn't it a little weird that no one on either side of the aisle apologized for, you know, shutting down the government for 16 days?

— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) October 17, 2013

Hah, just saw @chucktodd made essentially same point I just did 3 hours before. Angry liberals ENGAGE

— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) October 17, 2013

I hereby retract my earlier tweet. Democrats were nothing short of heroic throughout this entire episode.

— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) October 17, 2013

The political bloggering class spent the night making sense of the shutdown, with mixed results for its dignity. Particularly in this instance.


Look Around You, Dumbass

"A department study, based on a survey of 500 pedestrians, found that one-third of New Yorkers could not say which direction north was. Fourteen percent of residents and 27 percent of visitors could not name the neighborhood or borough in which they were being surveyed. And nearly 10 percent of locals admitted they had gotten lost in the previous week." —I am thinking this level of mass stupidity is all the explanation we need for things like this.


Woman Puts Things On Feet At Work

NO RT @irincarmon: Noooooo RT @annielowrey: I can't even.…

— Aminatou Sow (@aminatou) May 27, 2013

If you were vacationing super-hard this weekend, you may not have heard a thousand FEMINISTS screaming all at once, and therefore missed the story of the year. It starts like this: "It may say more about Washington than White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler that she’s known in the West Wing for her fabulous shoes."

Here is a longer response than "nooooo."


Obama Thugs Threaten Media Icon With Brutal Hug-Down

"I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim."


Awards Show Finally Solves Gender Equality Struggle

"At a time when President Obama is under attack for appointing so many white men — and so few women — to senior positions in the White House, Hollywood seemed intent Sunday on correcting the imbalance at the Golden Globes. "


G.I. Joe's War

"The birthday of what’s called the world’s first action figure is being celebrated this month by collectors and the toy maker that introduced it just before the nation plunged into the quagmire that would become the Vietnam War – a storm [...]


Henry Blodget Has A Body Count

Recently a man wrote on his blog about how he feels anxious about the presence of bathroom attendants while he is trying to pee. The man was Henry Blodget, and the restaurant was SoHo's Balthazar. Now the owner of Balthazar has fired his bathroom attendants.

Goodbye forever, Balthazar!

Photo of a delicious Balthazar meal by "Ed G."


Soon We Will All Be Homeless And Surviving On Bitcoins

"Paul Harrison, Chris Kantola, and Jesse Angle, scrounging for bitcoins outside a public library in Pensacola, Florida," is the caption for the photo accompanying this article headlined, "Homeless, Unemployed, and Surviving on Bitcoins," in which the following sentences appear, one after the other: "Jesse Angle isn’t your average homeless person. But he shows that bitcoin is changing the world in more ways than you might imagine. Some believe it could provide a major boost to the country’s 640,000 homeless, not only in providing extra pocket change for those on the street, but by helping urban homeless shelters more quickly secure donations [...]


About Those Masturbating Fetuses

"Comments by Rep. Michael Burgess About Fetuses Masturbating Not Based in Science, Doctors Say"


We're Really Taking This 'Lean In' Thing Too Far

"In the corner office and the boardroom, women are 'leaning in.' But there's one place where they're still wracked with anxiety and shame. " —Can you guess where it is? IT'S THE BATHROOM! Where shitting happens! Shitting BY WOMEN! I may need to lie down for a minute.


No Ice, Two Bucks

You know, if somebody charged me two dollars for not putting ice in my bourbon I don't think I'd be able to manage the level of restraint this gentleman seemed to show. Of course, he turned it into a free drink, which is probably a valuable lesson in the importance of keeping calm.


Sitcom Not A Documentary

"There are plenty of reasons to like Mindy Kaling's sitcom, but thus far, its portrayal of gender dynamics in healthcare hasn't been very realistic."


Would You Rather Read A JFK Assassination Liveblog Or Watch Someone Take A Needle To The Eye?

Okay, I know I was all, hold out, we're going to get through this death orgy together, but they are not making it easy, particularly when your inbox fills up with stuff like this: To remember this tragic day and provide historical context to those who did not live through it, will present a unique experience – a historically accurate live blog featuring a timeline of November 22, 1963 – as the site would have reported the assassination using today's technology…. A team of digital producers and editors… have spent weeks gathering photos, videos, and [...]


Are These The Worst Sites On The Internet?

We have new rankings in the Wow This Website Is Abominably And Panderingly Stupid list—with a huge upset in the number one slot!

9. Gawker Dot Com 8. Probably a tie between The Bustle and The Daily Caller and The Blaze and Tumblr 7. Twitter Dot Com 6. Twitchy Dot Com 5. The Traffic-Getting Half of BuzzFeeᴅ Dot Com That Is Manipulative And Gross (Well?) 4. Elite Daily Dot Com 3. Weather Dot Com 2. Upworthy Dot Com 1. Viral Nova Dot Com

It's a crazy day when Business Insider can't even make this list. Thought Catalog? MORE LIKE PULITZER CATALOG.

Congratulations, Viral Nova! You're HORRIFIC, [...]


Grateful Dead Stickers Were The Hoodies Of Their Day

"It's easier for me to identify with Trayvon Martin than George Zimmerman. As a teenager, I discovered what it was like to be hassled by a strange community's Neighborhood Watch, whose members once profiled me and my beat-up car with the Grateful Dead stickers parked on their leafy street after dark."


Suddenly Rape Is Bad?

"[A] political campaign against sexual assault in the military… shows signs of becoming an effort to criminalize male sexuality."


I Like Watching The "Not-AOL Time One Warner York Turner Inc. New" TV Station


Also, later, HBO will be renamed Home Bewkes Office.


How Anyone Can Go On After This Is Beyond Me

"Even Valery Rizzo, who teaches a class in iPhone food photography, thinks the trend has crossed a line."