On The Saddest Thing You Can Buy in a Grocery Store Is Salad Dressing

Homemade salad dressings are a simple treat and seem IMPOSSIBLY 'cooking-y' to non-chefs. My favorite one is:

whole grain mustard
ginger paste
soy sauce
chili oil (optional)
sesame oil

just however much of each one, except soy which is what makes it liquidy. POUR IT ON EVERYTHING!

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 3:42 pm 0

On Take Time

TWO roads diverged on the internet
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it ended with me having a twitter argument with emily gould

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
I kept my take close to my side
and did not force it onto the net
to crash and clamor and fight for eyes

And that has made all the difference.

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 10:22 am 2

On The Pedophiles Who Didn't Want to Hurt Children

One of my takeaways from the TAL piece was to wonder how real these kids' attraction to children was, and how much of it was a sort of overreaction by some hyper-self-aware nerdy young people. I mean, I guess to a certain extent you have to take them at their word, but . . . it was definitely a question I had.

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 3:22 pm 0

On The Looming Threat of "Generation Z"

Every single person under 25 is "Blended (Race&Gender)"? God, no one tell the republicans. Or maybe DO tell them and they'll give up?

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 11:36 am 0

On Welcome to San Williamsisco

@holdup!holdmyphone! i know, it's almost like, it's so great to be here that people will pay huge amounts of money for it! suckers!

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 12:03 pm 0

On Let's Choose Our Next Metric Very, Very Carefully

Measurement is the enemy of creativity. Rise up, my content brothers and sisters! The first person to adapt stuxnet for google analytics gets a sack of gold and a fat roast goose.

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm 0

On The Plot to Kill the Last Remaining Bodegas

I pledge this day to work tirelessly to save the bodega cats, dusty Bud 40s, and esoteric snack items that make New York City a place worth living.

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm 5

On Times High

Going to the offices of High Times with a band I was working was a very unique experience.

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 9:47 am 0

On Ask Polly: My Boyfriend Thinks I'm Ugly

@davidwatts I am just glad everyone in this thread has a romantic situation that requires no work or compromise.

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 5:30 pm 1

On Ask Polly: My Boyfriend Thinks I'm Ugly

Is it possible to love someone to whom you are not especially physically attracted? And what is a tactful way to deal with that? Maybe saying, on occasion, "oh, I like that girls hair. That would look good on you!" Or, "hey, let's try working out together!" Obviously this guy did not do EXACTLY this, but some boneheaded 20-year-old-man version of it. And I don't think it makes him an idiot or a monster.

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 3:33 pm 0