Posts Tagged: Things People Say

Fashion Blogging Used To Be About The Fashion, Man

“The thing that was different for the first generation was [most of us] rarely put ourselves on our blogs. The newer generation is all about themselves. What can we get out of this? It’s much, much more about self-promotion. It’s me, me, me. Look at me. Aren’t I cool? Look at this [...]


Feminist: Why Are All These Women So Whorey?

"Nevertheless, the female thrill seekers are as bewildering in their own way as the sleazy would-be mayor of New York is in his. Why is he called a pervert while Sydney Leathers’s statement that their Internet contact progressed to phone sex twice a week — 'a fantasy thing for both of us,' she told one tabloid TV show — is greeted with neutral, if not exactly respectful, attention? Some fantasy. Cinderella, where are you now that we need you? [...] Virtual sex is to sex as virtual food is to food: you can’t taste, touch or smell it, and you don’t have to do any preparation or work. Sex [...]


Which 500 People Pay 15% of All New York City Taxes???

.@mikebloomberg says 500 tax filers pay an incredible 15 percent of the city's income tax.

— Jill Colvin (@colvinj) October 12, 2012

On radio, .@mikebloomberg says .1 percent (3700 people) of New Yorkers pay 27 percent of the city's taxes.

— Dana Rubinstein (@danarubinstein) October 12, 2012


1. Can this be true. 2. I suppose it totally can be? 3. Can you show me the list though? 4. I presume these are all corporation-people, not people-people, yes? I mean, same difference. 5. I bet Eliot Spitzer is on there. Or at least Bernard Spitzer. 6. What about Jay-Z? 7. Also Mariah. [...]


My Own Private….

Mangaung 1 Iceland 2 Tokyo 3 India 4 Omaha 5

Alamo 6 B.O. 7 Pyramid 8 Architecture 9 Asparagus festival 10

Hero 11 Librarian 12 Spaceship 13 Hammer time 14

Kalifornia 15 Germany 16 Cuba 17 Wichita 18 Iowa 19 Wyoming 20

Focus group 21 Bollywood 22 Instagram 23 Goldman testimony 24 Nietzsche 25


The Beginning of Big Data

Some years ago an engineer at Google told me why Google wasn't collecting information linked to people's names. It's not just about Big Data.

Not long ago, I was at a dinner with the chief executive of a large bank. Not long ago, a woman in Tacoma, Wash., received a suggestion from Facebook that she "friend" another woman. Not long ago, I sent a dozen friends an electronic invitation to a party.

If you asked me to describe the rising philosophy of the day, I'd say it is data-ism.

The idea of big data goes something like this: "I am [...]


Nintendo Wants To Trademark "It's On Like Donkey Kong"

Claiming that it is "an old, popular Nintendo phrase that has a number of possible interpretations depending on how it's used," the video game company is seeking to trademark the slogan, "It's on like Donkey Kong."


A Complete Guide To People That The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza Has Commanded To Call Their Offices


Todd Akin, call your office.

— The Fix (@TheFix) August 19, 2012


Doug Band, call your office.

— The Fix (@TheFix) September 23, 2013

Haley Barbour, call your office. (Hat tip @benpolitico)

— The Fix (@TheFix) March 14, 2011

Georgetown basketball, call your office.

— The Fix (@TheFix) November 30, 2012

Michael Bloomberg, call your office.

— The Fix (@TheFix) January 28, 2013

Cory Booker, call your office.

— The Fix (@TheFix) August 29, 2013

Scott Brown, call your office.

— The [...]


What We Learned From Bill, The Old Man In The Kenyon College Bookstore

  • He saved the world from destruction with his rocket science. He and Wernher von Braun saved the world and all its vegetables.
  • Smoking will make you impotent.
  • He knows "Goodnight Irene" in German.
  • He was raised by nuns because he was an orphan, but he was kicked out when he made a pass at a nun novice. "Early pooberty." He was 9. She was 13.
  • Crazy hats get you a good job.
  • Irene's skin has a pink glow so she'll have at least 3 children.
  • He dated a [...]

Elements of Stale: How I Have Missed George W. Bush

I had some questions for George W. Bush, but the ex-president is more elusive than Kanye West. I just couldn't figure out how to get a hold of him. What follows is my fake conversation with the son of the forty-first President of the United States of America. Which is to say, he actually said these things once. Just not to me.

LM: Mr. President! Just the person I've been looking for. I've been meaning to talk to you about this number kicking around mainstream media lately. I mean, I guess it's more of a proportion. A percentage, really. But a percentage just shows how two numbers [...]