100 words a day of nonsense fluff resolution
adrianeq: Whenever someone mentions Olivia Wilde — you know, that most beautiful woman in the world — I think of the cartoonishness of childhood, of being on the bus to tennis practice behind her and Zoe in the eighth grade and listening to her coach another girl — Sidney, maybe — about the right height on your back to wear bra straps. I can see only my feet, at this instance — too large,...
Wurtzel strolled into the business journalism class last week for something of a...– NYU Local I mean really.
Start by scheduling a few Internet-free hours each day, with your phone turned...– CHRISTINE!!!!
A couple weeks ago I ran into this guy I know who...
David Bernstein, who lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is sheepish about the lack...– NYT Frozen stuffed chicken breasts? This is a thing now?
Sometimes when I’m biking through Manhattan and cars almost slam into me I think of this new version of the Dionne Warwick song “Don’t Make Me Over” that I made up called “Don’t Run Me Over.”
Wait have you guys seen this video of British comedian Tommy Cooper collapsing on stage in 1984 and the audience thinking it was part of the act? Piper sent it to me. It’s kind of….. well, amazing isn’t quite the right word because you know, he dies. (Spoiler.) But it’s something.
So two things I wrote went onto the Internet today. One was about gay college students and it ran in Details. The other was about a Man Summit, for NY Mag. (Yes, a Man Summit. Read the damn piece if you want to know about it.) I filed the gay college students piece in June. I filed the Man Summit piece yesterday afternoon.
The last three months have been so super unsettled that sometimes I’m like, how am I even still sort of functioning? Then I remember that you can’t spell functioning without F-U-N.
growltiger: growingpangs: copycats: Since U...
How to Throw a Dinner Party: It should be noted that a dinner party does not usually involve the use of hard drugs, unless you are on Fire Island or are a South American drug kingpin. In which cases: you already know how to throw a dinner party. Undoubtedly true! I would add to Maria Bustillos’s excellent guide: serve the meal around an hour after your guests’ arrival unless...
Every time I visit my parents I forget something at their house: phone charger, sunglasses, makeup bag, toothbrush, underwear, scarf, umbrella, socks. When I’m leaving my dad will ask if I have everything—he always mentions the phone charger for some reason and always specifies, “Do you have your iPhone charger?”, maybe because in his mind I still have a Nokia or...
Obviously I can’t resist any amateur attempts at writing style analysis but this was sort of hilarious: doree.tumblr.com is probably written by a female somewhere between 18-25 years old. The writing style is personal and happy most of the time.
too lazy to use a condom= famous
sparkleneelysparkle: malty: People, US and countless other trash magazines (my favorite) all have Teen Mom’s on the cover of them. How are these bitches famous? Can I be famous that I use condoms and birth control? I know knocked up teens happen, I have friends that had children young, but are they really cover of a magazine/role model worthy? this is my issue with this show being on the air...
I will grant that I have a weirdly precise memory for trend stories, but: “Pencil It In Under ‘Not Happening,’” New York Times, June 18, 2006: LAST Monday was a typically overscheduled day for Michael Kubin, a top executive at marketing companies in Los Angeles and Princeton, N.J. He had a breakfast meeting, a lunch meeting and after work a date for drinks and then a...
Why doesn’t the animated .gif from another site I’m trying to put up stay animated when I post it?
“Depletion,” No Age Sad and perfect.
Balm Ass Music
seanfennessey: Tigers Four months ago I loaded some songs into a .zip file. That was the one-third point for the year’s musical output. This month marks the two-thirds point. So here are two .zip files, with songs from that time frame. That’s May-August. They are meant to be listened to in sequence, but do whatever you want. Go ahead, it’s free, and illegal. BALM ASS MUSIC VOL. 1 BALM ASS...
I made my first meal in the new place tonight. Like meal-meal, not putting a chicken sausage in a pan and throwing some spinach and tomato and avocado in a bowl and mixing it together, which is what I eat for lunch pretty much every day, and I also don’t count the pot of pinto beans I made last weekend that I was supposed to be eating from all week but I got sick of them on like day 2 so now...
Brandusa Niro, the editor in chief of The Daily, a publication that follows the...– At Fashion Week, Front Row Seats Are Badges of Honor
I tend to get really obsessed with things for a brief period of time. When I was around two years old my day care teacher, a hippie named Sandy who played the guitar, took my mom aside when she came to pick me up to tell her he was concerned that I had been bringing the same thing for lunch every day: a Thermos container with spaghetti, chicken, and butternut squash. (I don’t know how she...