As many of you are aware, at the end of every year I move completely to cash and...– “Year-End Investor Letter: A Wall St. Parody,” Dealbook
Map of America's Dialects →
I don’t know how to read this, but it’s impressive.
I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is. I only...– Journalist Rebecca West, 1913 (via Slaughterhouse 90210)
Helped by one of the wettest Decembers in history, California’s mountain snow...– “Wet December brings nearly double the mountain snow pack,” Los Angeles Times
In ‘Daily Show’ Role on 9/11 Bill, Echoes of... →
The Dec. 16 show focused on two targets. One was the Republicans who were blocking the bill; Mr. Stewart, in a clear effort to shame them for hypocrisy, accused them of belonging to “the party that turned 9/11 into a catchphrase.” The other was the broadcast networks (one of them being CBS, the former home of Mr. Murrow and Mr. Cronkite), which, he charged, had not reported on the bill for...
We may be a Jewish school, but you can thank Jesus that school is canceled next...– My boyfriend’s brother-in-law, a middle school teacher
People are multidimensional,” said Dora B. Schriro, the city’s Correction...– ” ‘Daddy, read for me,’ “ by Fernanda Santos, The New York Times
"is santa real"
washingtonpoststyle: is currently trending on Google. What’s the Internet’s answer? The first hit — from NORAD’s Santa Tracker — engages in sleight of hand: “Based on historical data and more than 50 years of NORAD tracking information, we believe that Santa Claus is alive and well in the hearts of children throughout the world.” So NORAD can see inside our children’s hearts? Government...
The truncated answers might be funny if the matter at hand were not so serious.– “With Common Application, Many Find a Technical Difficulty in Common, Too,” New York Times
If a child has concluded, all on her own, that it’s impossible for a man in a...– Hank Stuever in his book “Tinsel: A Search for America’s Christmas Present.” (via washingtonpoststyle) Stuever went to Frisco, Texas, and followed three families for a few years. From Amazon’s Q&A: Q: How did you find the people that you wrote about? A: I worked the way I always have...
The Book Cover Archive →
“An archive of book cover designs and designers for the purpose of appreciation and categorization.”
kaleidoscope: It’s funny and weird that there are... →
akuat: angelawublog: akuat: It’s funny and weird that there are no good words, in common usage, to describe people who like stuff, broadly: films, magazines, books, music, art, fashion, news, high-, low-, and middlebrow. For example: most of the people reading this. Think about that range of people, and then think of the terms we have to describe them. “Pretentious” is what gets thrown...
I’m not the first person who feels that it’s the writer’s true occupation to...– James Salter (comfort for holiday traveling woes)
kaleidoscope: It’s funny and weird that there are... →
akuat: It’s funny and weird that there are no good words, in common usage, to describe people who like stuff, broadly: films, magazines, books, music, art, fashion, news, high-, low-, and middlebrow. For example: most of the people reading this. Think about that range of people, and then think of the terms we have to describe them. “Pretentious” is what gets thrown around in college, and...
Against Mixology →
In his broad Oklahoman accent, he ordered an Amaretto sour. I’ll never forget the way the waiter smirked. “We don’t serve those here.” “Why not?” Dad asked. “The mixologist doesn’t like Amaretto.” My father looked hurt and confused. He was probably trying to simultaneously parse the word “mixologist” and understand why it mattered whether he liked Amaretto, since it was my father who was...
It’s like the logical extension of a storyline the Times has been building...– “Homewrecking Couple’s Scandalous New York Times Wedding Announcement,” Gawker, on this drama-filled Vows couple
You Gonna Be My Love Machine? →
A Lionel Vinyl mashup of Girls Aloud and Jet
Movement sensors will make the tree light up when guerrillas approach.– BBC News - Colombia army gives Farc rebels early Christmas gift (via themorningnews) As well as lights, it was decorated with slogans saying “Demobilize, at Christmas everything is possible” and “If Christmas can come to the jungle, you can come home”.
akuat: Crystal Castles - Not in Love (feat....
Nobody cares about Detroit. At least, that’s the current story, and has been for...– “The Year Detroit Was Taken Off Death Watch,” by Matthew Newton, The Bygone Bureau
Episode 14B “Works of Art” Angela draws an insulting picture of Mrs....– Angela Anaconda
We are all about our fans and they told us through Twitter, through Facebook,...– “Clothing company threatens to sue over school district ban,” Los Angeles Times
So who buys a tree in the middle of the night? “Um, drunks,” said...– “Selling Christmas tree is a 24-hour job in New York,” Los Angeles Times
Caméléon Parisienne: Early in the AM →
cameleonparisienne: And I have tonnes of work to do – what else would I do but futz around on the internet, world wide! - (watch Enter the Ninja immediately if you don’t get that reference). Apparently one of my favourite authors, Henry Miller (below), was also a visual artist. Voilà: Just a Brooklyn… Love these images.
The Most Damning Wikileaks Cable You'll Ever Read →
From: Sammon, Bill Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:23 AM To: 054 -FNSunday;...– Bill Sammon, Fox News vice president and Washington managing editor, in a memo to news staff. (via futurejournalismproject)