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On Robert Hughes, 1938-2012

@laurel YES. And that remains one of my most cherished books.

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm 0

On I Have Thoughts About Commenting Systems!

Commenter numbers are part of what makes the Awl a fun community. That seems like a good enough reason to keep them around.

Not that I... care about my number or anything.

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 12:39 pm 0

On The Tiny Drunk Machine

I don't like this. You would get drunk, and then you would sober up while you were right in the middle of doing the thing you started doing because you got drunk.

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm 2

On How to Blow Through Airport Security for Only $100

@Tricia Cannon@facebook I recently had a pair of Levis on that had some little studs on the back pockets? And they swabbed my hands for explosives. That happened. It was fun.

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm 0

On Abandoned Listicles Without Commentary, In Order Of How Close They Were To Completion

@scrooge Austin Scarlett has to be before Nietsche.

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 6:01 pm 0

On Abandoned Listicles Without Commentary, In Order Of How Close They Were To Completion

I am OFFENDED by this list. Pure poppycock. How dare you not finish Famous Mustaches?

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 5:47 pm 0

On A Treasury of the World's Worst Online Dating Stories

He spent one-third of the time telling me about the musical he was writing about raccoons, one-third of the time talking about C++, and one-third of the time demonstrating the plot of Othello using the salt and pepper shakers.

One woman's trash is another woman's treasure.

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 3:15 pm 7

On 'Downton Abbey' and Sympathy for the Rich

@ohpioneer Downton Abbey spoilers are, in general, a very big issue on the internet right now.

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 2:02 pm 0

On Survey Says! The Complete Online Dating Advice Guide for Men

@Bittersweet "I will never want that wagon wheel coffee table."

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 11:55 pm 2

On Some Advice for Young People

In These Uncertain Times, if you do quit your job, be sure to have a well thought-out plan. I quit a job I hated years ago, and I was all, "the universe will provide a path for me" or some Tobias Funke shit like that. LOL, no. You have to make your path. Try to have some pragmatism, is what I'm saying.

Posted on February 10, 2012 at 6:21 pm 0