On Brutalism's Bullies

I'm not sure I'd advocate anyone building a new brutalist structure in a major urban downtown but tearing them down without regard is like Stalin airbrushing the out-of-fashion from photographs. To be a mature society we have to own up to our mistakes and sometimes stare them in the face every day. The anti-brutalists are children, irresponsible and short-sighted, wantons flailing with pudgy arms against the depth of human experience.

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 9:17 pm 3

On Gentrification Eats Its Own

I've lived in this city for over 15 years and never heard of any of these places. And even though it means the best place for chicken on my block is Kennedy Fried Chicken I still feel like I've won. Cry in your finger bowls, yuppie-spectating devils!

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 8:52 pm 1

On Which Internet Phenomenon Will Kill Next?

Probably Benghazi. Unless cosplay counts in which case it already did.

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 5:17 pm 0

On The Dangers of Playing 'Magic: The Gathering' in Public

@BadUncle Your mom sounds fun. Objecting to the premise (which I also do) is no excuse to be stupid, dummy.

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 3:09 pm 0

On New Subway Line to Connect Brooklyn and Some Other Borough

I will believe it after I see it after soiling myself waiting for it.

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 3:07 pm 0

On Human vs. Citi Bike: New York's Secret Struggle


What kind of crazy excuses did they give you for not being able to fix the bike-ports when you called to report them?

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 2:11 pm 1

On The Dangers of Playing 'Magic: The Gathering' in Public

Uh, you guys know the difference between an interviewer and an interviewee, right? Malady's few words are in bold, Keller's in plain text. Keller is the conflicted jerk. And even he comes clean about being a conflicted jerk. So what the fuck, commenters, be sharp!

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 2:06 pm 4

On Let's Choose Our Next Metric Very, Very Carefully

It might be meaningless and self-contained but it's not intuitively obvious what it is.

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm 0

On Comic Book Movies and the Forgotten Art of the Ending

Applebee's has half-price appetizers after 10pm?

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 9:49 pm 0

On History Will Forgive Kim Kardashian

She's not famous for a sex tape; she's famous for being a rich girl who made a sex tape (an industry of its own). Given her fame really arises from her family's pre-existing privilege she's not really a parvenu as such any more. Especially in a country that thinks the Kennedys and the Rockefellers are "old money."

They remind me of Pablo Casals and Susan Metcalfe.

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 1:15 pm 0