Here's a list of 10 things turning 20 and 10 things turning 40 this year. As there is no designation for things turning 30 this year, here's 10 of 'em: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Sonic Youth, Stripes, "Super Freak," The Road Warrior, Metallica, Polyester, "Tempted," A Light in the Attic and "The Smurfs" cartoon. You will feel young or old accordingly.
The week I had my wisdom teeth removed, I saw a man in line at the corner bodega drop a pencil, a nice-looking one, without noticing. I was fixed in a Percocet fog and stared at the pencil (handsome wood, something an architect would use) instead of telling the man he had dropped it. His transaction completed, he left, and I stepped up to the register, placing my beer next to it. I then turned to watch as an employee mopping the floor discovered the pencil, picked it up and admired it. I regretted not doing the same when I had the chance, but it seemed fair that all [...]
From the inbox: "Media Advisory: Top 125 Dogs in Pop Culture Unveiled. INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN EMBARGOED UNTIL DEC. 22 AT 11AM. The American Kennel Club (AKC) and AOL PawNation.com will announce the results of the nationwide poll that determined the 125 most iconic dogs in American pop culture on Tuesday, December 22nd from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. PHOTO OP: Beagles representing Snoopy – with one dressed as the Red Barron – and Underdog; a Collie representing Lassie and Texas A&M mascot Reveille (wearing a doggie jersey); Bulldogs representing University of Georgia's UGA and Georgetown's Jack the Bulldog (also wearing doggie jerseys) [...]
This thing just happened. It's called VYou. Basically it's non-live Chatroulette without any dudes masturbating. (Yet.) We are testing it out ourselves to see if it has any practical uses whatsoever. Really though, all I can think when I look at it is: oh gosh, wait till the gays get their hands on this.
The long-haired crab, the Darth Vader jellyfish and the vampire squid are but three of the new species discovered in the "global marine census." You know what? It's all pretty cool. Enjoy.
Oooh, Mark Lisanti, of Defamer de-fame, has actually deigned to write on the Internet again!
We investigated lady-related scifi visions of the future that may or may not work out.
We checked in with "Boardwalk Empire" at its halfway point.
We looked, with great yearning, toward what would come after this bloody horrid election.
Of course the award for most-commented-upon post of the week goes to a conversation about political candidate Christine O'Donnell.
Dan Schneider, who is responsible for pretty much every non-animated show on Nickelodeon, has a list of "funny" phrases that deserve to be retired. It includes "Did I say that out loud," "Too much information!" and the ever-popular "Really?" I would add the "with [X]'s [genitalia]" construction, but otherwise, yes.