On Nick Denton: On the Web, Female Trumps Male, Youth Trumps Age

The Jezebel story about the clueless secretary was straight plagiarism.

Jezebel: http://bit.ly/aarRSe
Original: http://bit.ly/beuhtD

Jezebel also got on it a couple of weeks after it initially made the rounds, so: both stolen and old.

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 7:40 pm 0

On Horror Chick: Do Not See 'The Human Centipede' Unless You Are a Sick, Sick Puppy, And Even Then Reconsider

Like many of you, I have spent the week being morbidly fascinated by this movie, up to and including being COMPLETELY HYPNOTIZED by an animated gif someone made of the final seconds of the trailer, where you see the...thing in action. If you think you may need to break the hold the idea of the movie has on you, you might want to do what I did, which is read the plot synopsis on Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/2w6nsg

(Seriously: every bit of media I have consumed about this movie makes me feel like I've been kicked in the chest.)

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm 0

On Stupid Currency Markets Will Allow Chuckleheaded Canucks To Think They're Better Than Us

"Better than we." -- Canada

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 2:20 pm 0

On Distractions Make You Smarter

Someone please send that to Douglas Rushkoff and that smug Park Slope mom from that "Frontline" a couple of weeks ago. (http://bit.ly/c3v07x)

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 2:17 pm 0

On Church: "Boring"

The times we went to church when I was a kid (four- or five-month bursts, in between years of non-attendance), my dad used to fall asleep ALL THE TIME -- and before he met my mom, he was a Jesuit on his way to becoming a priest. He used to say he was meditating. He was not.

I sometimes think about what I miss about being a parishioner, like the sense of community and shared purpose. Mostly it's the singing, especially at Christmas.

Another lovely essay, Dan; looking forward to the next.

Posted on February 19, 2010 at 4:32 pm 0

On Beyoncé Is An Illuminati Puppet--But One Man Knows the Truth

I've never been there, and after reading the VC write-up on it, I never WANT to go there. (Apparently, that image is one of a series of murals there.)

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 4:36 pm 0