Alex Balk

Alex Balk

Most Recently: Dudes Nast

The "quiet" one.

Finally, A Website Where Parents Can Vent Their Frustrations

"The website, which launched last week, is a safe and anonymous space where parents can let off some steam or even have a laugh at other people’s confessions..."

Dudes Nast

I guess my question in response to this expose of male undergarment deportment is once again why on earth women let us do sex to them when we are clearly disgusting. I mean, don't get me wrong, I am beyond glad that they do and all, but it does seem pretty inexplicable the more you think about it. Anyway, congratulations to the team at KPNX 12 News for nailing this story down, even to the point where they got the folks at Target to allow them to check out the underwear on the racks. That is some A+ reportage.

Happy Birthday Captain Sensible

Raymond Ian Burns is 60, which means this might as well be stuck in your head for a little while today. Also these.

Depiction Verisimilar

“I saw him. He looked like a natural homeless guy. He didn’t seem like he was acting. He was an excellent homeless man. He was putting his hand in the trash. He looked like a real homeless guy finding something . . . like the homeless men I see in many different places.”

Intrepreneurial Disrupters Zig Towards Taco Innovation

"Designed by an 'intrepreneurial' team of young Taco Bell executives in a 'secret war room' at the chain’s Irvine, Calif.-based headquarters, the new [fast-casual taco] concept is nothing like the mothership brand — except that tacos are on the menu.... The project has been led by Jeff Jenkins, Taco Bell senior brand manager and 'resident disrupter,' who is also leading the company’s mobile ordering initiative.... Deciding to 'zig while everyone else zagged,' the team decided to take 'the best of American cuisine and put it into a taco,' he said." READ MORE

Veruca Salt, "The Museum of Broken Relationships"

Huh, first Courtney and now this. We are probably weeks away from the Moonpools & Caterpillars reunion.

Curator Analyzed

You know who else was a curator? [Via]

Era Of Bathtub Nicotine Over

"You won't be able to mix nicotine in your bathtub and sell it anymore."

Richard Hoggart, 1918-2014

"By using a common four-letter term for sexual intercourse, he went on, Lawrence was trying to remove the stain of profanity from plain English words. 'We have no word in English for this act which is not either a long abstraction or an evasive euphemism, and we are constantly running away from it, or dissolving into dots,' Professor Hoggart said." READ MORE

Nobody Gets Enough Sleep, Okay?

Yeah, listen up, hectoring Englishman: Everyone is sleep deprived. We live in a world of shiny devices flashing bright lights at us twenty-four hours a day. We are constantly being buzzed at on the phones we carry around with us like security blankets by inconsiderate friends or employers. Our background noise is rich women calling each other effing b's on the giant television screens we always have running to drown out the oppressive sounds of silence. Even our chewing gum has caffeine in it. So yes, we're all tired. Don't try to make us feel like shit because maybe we miss a couple of things on your stupid observation tests. I don't care what color the bus is anyway. You know what? Go fuck yourself. I'm going back to bed. [Via]