On 'Atlas Shrugged': Who Is John Galt's Chiropractor?

@robotosaur Me too! Except I read The Fountainhead in one night and wrote the essay in the morning. I have no idea what the heck I wrote... and I would be scared to read it.

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 5:54 pm 0

On How To Make Perfect Risotto

@barnhouse Even better - use a fuzzy logic rice cooker. No stirring necessary. Really the excessive stirring thing is largely a myth. Also, definitely, definitely put wine in your risotto. And throw your truffle oil in the trash.

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 10:10 pm 0

On 'Strangeways, Here We Come' At 25

@Clarence Rosario I think everyone our age has thought "How Soon is Now?" was their best single at some point. Excellent teenage driving song.

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 6:16 pm 0

On Book Gay

I do not understand what this sentence's purpose is:

If you have no feeling for “Mildred Pierce,” you might react to this information by screaming a few of the minimalist lyrics to the 1990 Sonic Youth song named after the film. (“Mildred Pierce!!!!! Noooooooooooooooooooooooh!!!!!!!!!!”)

Posted on August 16, 2012 at 7:43 pm 0

On Balsamic Vinegar Is So Lame These Days

No one's going to touch on the fact that 99% of what you'll find labeled as balsamic vinegar is not true balsamic in the first place? You can actually enjoy sipping on a (small) glass of the real stuff.

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm 0

On Killer Diaresis Keeps New Yorker Editors Living In Fear

I've bitched about it on several occasions. Not only is it unnecessary, it actually takes me out of a story. I have to pause for a second and say "Why is there a random umlaut here? Oh," every damn time I see them. I also hate italicized "foreign" words.

Posted on April 28, 2012 at 3:36 pm 0

On The Search For The Oldest Living Thing In New York

@Urbania He's also dead.

Posted on April 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm 0

On Birds, From Worst To Best

I mean, I was on a Stephen Fry documentary being kind of naughty. You can't get any cooler.


I also smell like the inside of an antique violin case.

The curlew? Please.

Posted on April 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm 1

On Birds, From Worst To Best

Pardon me, but it appears that a mistake has been made.

Posted on April 28, 2012 at 3:06 pm 0

On Ana Lola Roman, "Decode"

Hmmm... the two tracks I know are unaltered songs from the late eighties. The third one may be new music, though.

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 12:39 am 0