Museum drone in Washington, DC. The artist formerly known as "Princess Sparkle Pony."

On The End Of Comments

Awl comment threads tend to be good, smart, short. When I see articles on the Huffington Post (for instance) and see that there are 5,000 comments, I just wonder what is the point?

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:46 am 1

On Recollections Of Jameson, Brought To You By Jameson

J. G. Ballard: "If I'm not surrounded by enough brand names, I start to feel unloved."

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:29 am 0

On Crazy Made-Up Animal Spotted In Crazy All-Too-Real State

Awww, that poor dog has a terrible case of mange. How can that not be obvious to anybody who views this?

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 12:49 pm 0

On How To Give Birth To A Rabbit

And the moral of this story is: Don't have a cow, man.

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 11:28 am 0

On 2013 Style: A Tragedy In Four Acts

Sometimes I look at the "street style" things at the LA Times, and it's always really, really comically terrible. Ordinary people in Southern California dress so badly it's baffling. And I live in Washington, DC, and I'm saying this!

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 7:08 pm 1

On I Cannot Believe How Excited I Am About A New Cord But Sweet Mother Of Christ I Am So Excited

"Work has begun on a new generation of USB that will break compatibility with existing connectors in order to improve ease of use and allow for thinner devices force people to buy a whole bunch of shit they already have."


Posted on December 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm 0

On You Will Never Believe What Men Are Doing Here In 2013

This is all so shocking I don't know WHAT I believe anymore.

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 12:08 pm 0

On Give It Up For The Little Guy (Or Don't???)

Hmmm... I think it seems a little patronizing? Like, I would offer my seat if the "little person" had mobility issues or some kind of handicap, or was pregnant, but I don't see being a little person in and of itself being a handicap.

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm 2

On Joni Mitchell Is 70

Unfortunately, She's gotten a little nutty. Isn't she into that whole "morgellons" fake disease/conspiracy thing?

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 11:15 am 0

On David Soul Is 70

I worked with David Soul in a professional capacity once. He was very friendly, but... well, there was something off about him. He also did that great thing when he first called me, introducing himself as "David Soul... the actor. You may remember me from blah blah blah." It was hilarious. It was also awkward, though, because I knew this particular project was totally doomed, but couldn't say anything.

But like I said: he's nice! That's got to count for something.

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 10:23 am 0