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On How I Got My iPhone to Finally Let Me Swear

Seriously, how is "fisting" not on there?

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 10:55 pm 0

On The Case for Drunk Texting Mom

Look, FWIW, I'm willing to text anybody's mom about anything, at anytime. I'm there for you. And your mom.

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 10:52 pm 1

On Gentrification Eats Its Own

I don't care about the ebb and flow of urban population tides. What really disturbs me is that photo. What the hell is that?? It looks like a boiled, gangrenous thumb, served on a bed of Gowanus effluent, and drizzled with fire coral.

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 11:53 pm 1

On How Not to Let Your Small Child Pee in a Public Park

@hershmire Yes, 9 million people do carry a great deal of urine. And there are what - 3? - public toilets for all of us?

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 1:17 am 0

On New Subway Line to Connect Brooklyn and Some Other Borough

I'd be perfectly happy for a rope-tow from Flatbush to Redhook.

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 1:04 am 1

On Death to Negronis

@BadUncle The Feds have an actual definition for licensed "neutral spirits." They have to be flavorless. If not, they're not "neutral." Accordingly, all plain, grain vodka should taste identically - though connoisseurs insist they each have their own nuance. Maybe so, but the minute you throw in vermouth or tonic or tomato juice, you may as well buy the squeeze bottles of Popov.

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 11:02 pm 0

On How Not to Let Your Small Child Pee in a Public Park

I'm letting my dog run around grass which a child has marked? The horror, the horror.

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 2:02 pm 1

On Death to Negronis

@Matt Buchanan By the same token, bourbon would be a neutral spirit flavored with a seasoned oak cask - also a kind of plant stuff.

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 2:01 pm 0

On Death to Negronis

Good article about a drink to be consumed by a motor-scooter rider wearing a fez and smoking with a cigarette holder. I had a serious thing for negronis in the 90s, when WFMU's Irwin Chusid and Joseph Lanza (author of "Elevator Music"), DJ'd loungecore at a weekly bar event. According to those guys, the negroni was as much an American old man beverage as the martini, though it was discarded with WWII (Campari being an Axis liqueur, of course). One quibble: gin is not a "neutral spirit." By definition, a neutral spirit is effectively flavorless, and gin is anything but.

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 9:15 pm 0

On What to Say to a Man in a Short-Suit

I'm glad to see that no matter which writer tackles the subject, the Awl retains its laser focus on aesthetic horror of grown men in shorts.

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 3:27 pm 2