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On Defending Manhattan From America: Pete Wells and Guy Fieri

@ContainsHotLiquid I agree! The main thrust of the review seemed less "get this flyover shit out of my town" and more "this guy is a scam artist selling fried snake oil."

Wells bends over backwards to defend (what I guess we'd call?) "down-home" American cooking, and to compare Fieri's product to that -- pointedly mentioning, and holding up as touchstones, dishes from outside of New York.

It's kind of the opposite of "defend N.Y. [food culture] from America [n food culture]," if anything. It's like, "defend ['real'] America [n cuisine] from Times Square [as a stand-in for capitalism, or whatever, probably]"!

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 11:00 am 6

On So How Do I Get From Newark Airport To Manhattan Tomorrow?

KEN THE PATH DOESN'T RUN TO NEWARK AIRPORT YOU TAKE THE TRAIN AND IF THE TRAIN IS OUT THEY HAVE BUSSES I MEAN COME ON MAN

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 3:21 pm 0

On "The facts of the crash speak for themselves"

Ban cars.

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 11:23 am 0

On How to Watch "Battlestar Galactica"

You can skip the whole last season. And most of the second half of the third season. Just skip everything after Exodus, basically, and write your own ending.

Posted on July 24, 2012 at 2:04 pm 0

On "I can't produce premium shows like 'CSI' without advertising."

The first, say, six seasons of C.S.I. are really good -- tightly written, compellingly acted (especially William Petersen and Paul Guilfoyle), beautifully shot. It's just a tier below Homicide and NYPD Blue and the best seasons of Law & Order, as network police procedurals go.

Posted on July 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm 0

On A Suitably Bizarre Interview With The Early Web Provocateurs At Jodi.Org

Oh, man, so good to hear from these guys! Great interview!

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 5:50 pm 0

On Free To Be... Straight White Males

@stuffisthings I don't think even Max Read knows what he was doing, to be honest.

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm 0

On Dear Startup Boys: Tuck in Your Shirts for the Media

Not that I don't agree in spirit, but tucking those shirts into those jeans isn't going to make them look presentable.

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 9:33 am 2

On What We'd Do With $15.5 Million in Funding

You guys couldn't handle a pancake machine.

Posted on January 9, 2012 at 9:59 am 1

On David Denby Does Something Relevant

The best part of the whole episode was learning that David Denby is Nikki Finke's favorite critic. Just, you know, of course.

Posted on December 5, 2011 at 10:45 am 1