On The Sad Parents of #Gamergate

Great, now I have to worry about male virgins too?

Posted on October 18, 2014 at 9:20 am 0

On The Sad Parents of #Gamergate

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 9:34 pm 0

On Gamergate in Posterity

It was this site that convinced me to only comment using my real name, after being called out for a stupid, unnecessary jab under my old pseudonym, NicFit.

In my case, it has made me more careful and thoughtful (I think). For others, not so much!

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 7:51 pm 1

On Brand Citizens United

I doubt that Reckitt-Benckeiser will be promoting their production of Frank's Red Hot and D-Con rat poison in an ad anytime soon.

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 8:14 am 0

On Pinch Sulzberger, Fire Yourself Today

I love the Times (mostly) but they are so far behind in digital strategy. It's a shame because they truly lead the way in interaction design, but how are they going to pay for it? Gawker realized that the future is in social platforms that enable highly targeted advertising and lots of native content, so they launched Kinja. (Notice how display advertising has all but disappeared there?) The Times is still fiddling with how many articles you get before you have to delete your cookies.

Not a good sign.

Posted on May 18, 2014 at 6:45 am 2

On Who Will Save the Airbnb Faithful?

It's sort of offensive to frame the Airbnb thing as a movement. A bunch of people with a lot of options about where to sleep making a killing while everyone else fights over a rapidly dwindling housing stock does not equal migrant farm workers fighting for fair working conditions.

There is nothing in over half a century of New York history that entitles everyone to grab any housing stock they can find and run impromptu hotels. It's illegal, and it should be.

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 10:03 am 5

On Nobody Gets Enough Sleep, Okay?

What is it with everyone obsessing over sleep lately? Between this video (which has more to do with "change blindness" than sleep, by the way) and WNYC's annoying promo with one of their many high-pitched white dude voices saying, "I sleep so so so so so badly," like WTF? You want to sleep more, drink more brown liquor or smoke more pot or whatever.

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 2:57 pm 0

On Checking In With My Pile Of Rejected 'New Yorker' Cartoons

These are really hilarious. Thanks!

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 10:05 am 0

On "This group is advocating for a Trader Joe's"

Except for here.

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm 0

On "This group is advocating for a Trader Joe's"

Come join the group!

Also for the record, I hope that this at least opens up a dialog with the developer about what kind of retail tenant would actually benefit the community. But the Trader Joe's angle gets the people talking!

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 2:59 pm 0