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On Thoughts On Thoughts On Shorts

Every time my husband puts on shorts I ask him how he's enjoying his "boy clothes." Then I feel bad because he looks kinda sweaty in pants.

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 10:58 am 1

On No One Cares About Bloomberg Redux Lady's Memoir

I saw someone reading this on the train yesterday! I could hardly believe my eyes.

Posted on June 20, 2013 at 9:39 am 0

On Superstar Eccentric Nathan Rabin On The Magic Of Phish And The Glory Of Insane Clown Posse

This dude has experienced my darkest nightmare and lived to tell the tale.

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 12:19 am 0

On Mapping The Newest Old Map Of The World

Very interesting. It's always fascinating to look at old maps and see how the events and attitudes of the times are reflected through them. People finding their way through literal and figurative space. I think theres a parallel between Google Maps and the Hereford Mappa Mundi, in that they are each informed by the most important and all all consuming feature of their times, in the Hereford Mappa Mundi's case, it would be Christianity, and todays Google Maps, it would be money.

I disagree that Googles maps are driven solely by commerce though. Its obviously the number one reason they exist, and are even possible, but I also believe in Google's stated intention to catalog all the worlds information, and theres something noble about trying to do something that absurdly difficult. You need to believe it will be useful to people (and not just a money maker) to even attempt it. I should add that I have worked at Google, on said maps, so I'm both biased and speaking from experience.

Anyways, maps are cool.

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 7:52 pm 1

On Martin Scorsese Will Keep Making 'Goodfellas' Until Everyone In America Who Was Alive In 1991 Apologizes

Like its not bad enough we have to live amongst these d-bags, now we're expected to pay $12.50 for the pleasure of spending two additional hours with them?

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm 3

On Saving Summer's Trashiest Cocktail: Make Way For The $21 Long Island Ice Tea

@shannowhamo Sex on the Beaches are just as reviled I think, but for different reasons. If ordering a Long Island Iced Tea makes you look like a tasteless idiot who just wants to get wasted, ordering a Sex on the Beach will make you look like a tasteless idiot who is also a total lightweight. (That said, people should really just drink whatever the hell they want. Cocktails aren't a window to the soul.)

Posted on May 25, 2013 at 5:34 pm 1

On Saving Summer's Trashiest Cocktail: Make Way For The $21 Long Island Ice Tea

I used to work at a nice cocktail bar in Soho that attracted a mix of locals and European tourists. In five years, absolutely every person that ever ordered a LI Iced Tea was french and male, and they all acted like they were about to partake in some sort of local delicacy. Apparently young frenchmen got the idea somewhere that Long Island iced teas are the bagels/pizza of booze and must be experienced when visiting New York. Lord knows how the rest of their evenings went, poor things.

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:01 pm 0

On Google Takes Half A Day To Get Around To Removing Missing Bridge From Maps

Yeah, well Apple maps is still showing it as existing, so take your pick.

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 11:10 am 0

On How To Laugh Someone Into Bed

Sounds right. I've been told i'm funny. And I KNOW i'm easy.

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 11:49 pm 0

On The Complete Glossary of Hipster Hallmarks

I will never, ever grow tired of hearing about "sons [named] Denim and Bowie."

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 11:49 pm 0