The law does not discriminate between hazardous wastes generated by chic hotels...– L.A.’s Standard Hotel owner charged with chemical dumping - Los Angeles Times
It seems to me that a horribly embarrassing article in The New York Times is more damaging than allowing one couple to renew their lease (even when they weren’t planning on renewing anyway), and the Rockrose senior vice president for marketing sounds like she could use some lessons in, well… marketing: On perusing his file, the only evidence Ms. Estevez could cite of “troublemaking”...
Book Deal of the Day
From Publishers Marketplace: January 21, 2009 Fiction: Women’s/Romance Carol Wagner and Marian Franz (writing as Marisa Caroll)’s two NASCAR novellas, to Stacy Boyd at Harlequin, in a nice deal. I really hope there are lots of bad puns about stick shift and big engines.
By 2010 you might be able to buy Polaroid film... →
Has anyone ever tracked down and spoken to any of Obama’s ex-girlfriends? I wonder if there’s some woman from his past who broke his heart and now wakes up every day kicking herself.
On Facebook Friendship
NYT Standards Editor Craig Whitney: Can we write about someone who is a “friend?” The answer depends on whether a “friend” is really a friend. In general, being a “friend” of someone on Facebook is almost meaningless and does not signify the kind of relationship that could pose a conflict of interest for a reporter or editor writing about that person. [via]
Apparently it’s Mischa Barton day around these parts.
Stuff I Wrote
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The day before Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States, the lunch seating at Café Milano, the Italian restaurant in Georgetown, was booked solid. Milano is the Michael’s of D.C. But it’s still in D.C. The air buzzed with the chatter of heavily hair-sprayed women wearing pink blouses, dangly earrings and bright shades of lipstick who, ever so subtly, craned...
seriously, when the children of all these people ask where they were when barack...– Comment on Racked
urg: robot-heart-politics: apsies: The Chief Justice got the oath wrong. Obama got confused with the way he worded it. Not Obama’s fault, since he knew Roberts SAID IT WRONG.
NBC is playing Arcade Fire—A CANADIAN BAND—as the background music to their “stunning pictures” (their words) of people flocking to St. John’s Church. I smell production assistant SABOTAGE. This WILL NOT GO UNPUNISHED.
“Among those most likely to move to New York rather than leave were people between 18 and 34, Asian-Americans and naturalized citizens.” No wonder Cho likes it here!
Spirit Airlines Tries To Charge Cancellation Fees... →
I learned long ago not to catch the Spirit, but this is another lovely reminder.
So Antoine Fuqua’s Brooklyn’s Finest starring Richard Gere, Ethan...– [Deadline Hollywood] This is the movie that was shot in Fort Greene last summer.
I have such a crush on Bethany McLean.
CHESLEY “SULLY” SULLENBERGER III. Just say that name a few times. This guy is straight out of Fitzgerald. Or a Gossip Girl episode!
Eater: Top Chef Recaps: Yes, Toby Young Still On... →
Tee hee: “Obviously Ariane is pumped because she was not even aware you could get ingredients not in cans.” Seriously, Sam and I were all, “Ariane should win this!” and then she totally, majorly failed.
I'm doing my part
At least two and possibly four FNL virgins are coming over tomorrow night to watch.
Sports Guy: Simmons gets Friday Night Lights... →
alexblagg: Season 3 of Friday Night Lights debuts on NBC this Friday night. For those who haven’t already seen it on DirecTV or the Internet, I’m jealous of you because I wish I could watch it for the first time all over again. You and your TiVos should do the right thing and tune in, because it’s the best thing on TV right now. davidcho: The interesting bits are as follows: Peter Berg is...
Can We Cancel "To Catch a Predator" Now?
A high-profile task force created by 49 state attorneys general to find a solution to the problem of sexual solicitation of children online has concluded that there really is not a significant problem, despite years of parental anxieties and media hype. The Internet Safety Technical Task Force was charged with examining the extent of the threats children face on social networks like MySpace and...
Rolle Is Heading to Oxford, Not the N.F.L. - NYT →
Pretty cool. Myron Rolle, a Florida State football player who’s projected to be one of the top 49 picks in the NFL draft, will be a Rhodes scholar next year instead of going straight to the NFL. Oh, and in case he didn’t sound awesome enough, he wants to go to med school and open a clinic for the needy in the Bahamas when his NFL career ends.
Season 2 was kind of written off for me,” he says. “I’m reading it going,...– Taylor Kitsch of ‘Friday Night Lights’ Moves to the Big Screen — New York Magazine <3 U RIGGINS Also, yes, he’s been a senior for three seasons now. But somehow a post-high school Riggins doesn’t really sing to me. (Though I would of course WANT him to sing to me....
spiers: First, two things: 1) Generally speaking, I like the New York Times. And I read it mostly online. 2) I’m also generally inclined to applaud traditional media organizations when they use the web in intelligent ways—particularly since most of them don’t. But… New York’s cover story this week is killing me. It’s titled “The Renegades at the New York Times,” and it’s entirely about the...
Ask the ‘Daily Show’ Resident Expert →
John Hodgman climbs into the hotseat on NYTimes.com. Of course, the NYT set him up for a deluge of questions about owls; Brooklyn, NY; and Brookline, Mass., which has brought out of the woodwork all the annoying people from my hometown. I’m sure he can handle it, though.
“If you ever start to feel too good about yourself they have this thing called the Internet and um you can find a lot of people there who don’t like you.” — Tina Fey
It’s gonna be COLD this week. And next week. Bundle up! I bought a new blanket today. My bedroom is freezing.
Hipster chicks I see everywhere. - m4w - 30...
“This is for all those hipster chicks I see in Billyburg/Fort Greene/Red Hook, etc. while visiting friends/co-workers of mine. I know our lifestyles don’t mix, you probably would never even second look me in the street but I can’t help but want one of you so bad. My business man suburban look would just clash with your hipster look and your friends would just snicker. I just wish...
NYC restaurant frees 140-year-old lobster now... →
Is Young Manhattanite trying to get people to unfollow them?* * This is a serious question, to be answered seriously.
weirdest fucking postcard from my momma
lefindumonde: britt, maybe you should check out the “ny escort business” some involve NO sex and the girls make up to 1000 per hour. i know you must think i am nuts. the more intellengent you are the more the guys pay. it is called “dirty money”i think . some sort of website. the men are very rich, educated and just want a companion for a business trip. of course, some want more. work a...
CUTE THINGS FALLING ASLEEP →
Read The Finder NOW
I command you. It’s amazing. It’s sort of a thriller by Colin Harrison, set in New York, about immigrants and the economy and rich people and crooked businessmen and ex-cops on their deathbed and septic tank business owners … and no one is a hero, even the former firefighter (though he’s as close to one as you’ll get in this book). And it’s set everywhere from...
Overheard in my office café
Woman: How are you feeling?
Woman who just had a boob job: Not so great, actually.
Woman: Oh, that’s too bad.
Woman w/ new boobs: Yeah, they’re just kind of uncomfortable all the time. And not fun. I thought they’d be more fun.
“Mr. Walsch’s story was nearly identical to an essay by a writer named Candy Chand, which was originally published 10 years ago in Clarity, a spiritual magazine, and has been circulating on the Web ever since. Mr. Walsch now says he made a mistake in believing the story was something that had actually come from his personal experience.” [NYT] Some things that I have come to believe...
Chicken Hearts, explained
My mom left this in a comment so I’m reposting it for Dashboard readers: “actually i dipped them in egg then covered them with bread crumbs. i’d cut off the fatty ends. you guys loved them.” I think that just goes to show that anything dipped in egg and covered in bread crumbs will be delicious. Except maybe nuggets of poop, because you’d still have to bite into...
His role as journalist and physician have sometimes overlapped. During the 2003...– Obama Wants Journalist Gupta for Surgeon General | 44 | washingtonpost.com Um. SWOON.
Undercover at the Atlantic Center Target. Needless to say, the shelves were bare—which is almost always my experience on the weekend, and ALWAYS my experience around holidays. If only I could always go at 9 a.m. on a Monday. [via]
Mysterious Sweet Smell From 2005 Returns to... →
I think it’s guerrilla marketing for Aunt Jemima.