I was waiting for the New Jersey Transit train from Newark to Penn Station when a lady passed by. She was probably 50 and was carting around a rolly suitcase, but also had on her back a backpack made of the digital-camoflage fabric currently used by U.S. soldiers.
[a friend]: is the plural of clitoris clitori?
that just came across my ehad
[. . .]
me: plural clitoris
i think that the plural usage is not often deployed
haha kat dennings is singing
what's the plural of dennings
[a friend]: um i dont think that is applicable
Okay the Harold and Maude thing was going pretty strong in Charlie Bartlett already but then they actually sat at the piano and sang “If You Want to Sing Out.” C’mon man what the hell.
I take the train tracks home. You drive around in a limo.– Charlie Bartlett. This movie is kind of corny but whatevs.
I Know Better Than to Be Friends with Furries
Haha actually watching this video the stand-in for the girlfriend is a person dressed as a giant stuffed animal.
The Troggs. "With a Girl Like You."
Baby baby is there no chance I can take you for the last dance.
The only thing I’ve ever learned: just keep ‘em on the phone...– Choire Sicha (via Twitter of course)
I wrote “lftr” on one set of knuckles and “pulr” on the...– Bigrgunz, the West Coast glutton.
Lewis, Michael. "The End." Portfolio, Dec. 2008. →
This is the other one of two things.
Shaq's Twitter →
This is one of two things the whole office saw and remarked on today. (Thanks to the Crawl.)
As police entered the room, the audience’s reaction was filled with...– “Kin Outraged, Distraught Over Teen’s Cyber Suicide.” via Drudge. This isn’t the first one of these. I guess it is just going to keep happening now. Also note the decorous translations.
“Won’t you share your cigarettes with me and my friends?”
Bankruptcy Is Option to GM Board →
Jess: in cathattan?
me: no, doghattan
i don't even really know where
me: i know!
well we are not starting until 10
me: i'm doing that circle by my head with my index finger
me: oh that leaves plenty of time
me: yeah i will call you
Jess: i will wait
me: [. . .]
Jess: by the cellphone
i know you would wiat for me if you had a rotary phone even
Jess: even if i had only the batphone
and knew the only way you could call me
is if you found batman and beat the number out of him
you would wait even then
me: this is quite a beautiful tale of friendship
Jess: gchat looks like poetry
you ever think that?
only when you and i do it
Good Hard Discipline
I was talking with a friend, and now that I think about it, it was Halloween — probably the most “important” Halloween of my life. I was talking about how I thought I was getting sloppier and choked in the blogging world, only posting quotes and skate videos on my Tumblr. He said. “Yeah you get bad at writing when you don’t practice.” I thought “Yeah of...
It is true that we instinctively recoil from seeing an object to which our...– James, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience. 21.
It’s been an incredible journey getting to this point, and I appreciate the...– Newly minted Alaska Senator Mark Begich, qtd. in “Democrats Gain as Stevens Loses Race.” New York Times, 19 Nov. 2008.
Good to See I'm Not the Only One Paying Attention...
hartman: At least twice in the past ten years, [elephant] herds in India have stumbled upon barrels of rice beer, drained them with their trunks, and gone on drunken rampages. (#)
We Used to Talk
I still love this band, but I wouldn’t have known it if it weren’t for lil bro. Thanks lil bro.
'more lucky than good'
It’s Tumblr Time for a new friend! Please join in welcoming to the Internet an unskilled but fortunate man.
It’s easy to forget just how scary anarchists could seem at the beginning of the...– Adam Gopnik, “The Back of the World”, The New Yorker July 7 & 14, 2008, p 55 (via keyholez)
The Decline Of Western Civilization III. →
I have been waiting for this for a long time. For whatever reason, it had not been released and still might be in limbo. But for now you can see it on YouTube.
[A]nd it was good and severe discipline.– Hemingway. A Moveable Feast. New York: Scribner, 1964. 12.
Eddie Vedder with the Supersuckers. “Devil...
If you could run your hand along Samuel Meredith’s jaw you’d feel a...– Fitzgerald. “The Four Fists.” Flappers and Philosophers. 189. I just read in the introduction that Fitzgerald hated this story, but I am not him and so am permitted to like it.
My voicemail filled up with hate messages. They were mostly from men, all...– Ayers, Bill. “What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been.” In These Times. I had been wondering about Ayers’ silence during the campaign. Well, here he is now, hilarious and humanizing.
Just tried to enlighten you.
Atta boy. →
Stocks in New York were trading lower after an exuberant open Monday, as buying interest spurred by China’s economic stimulus package gave way to worries over a grim near-term future for U.S. companies. “Wall Street’s Early-Won Gains Disappear.” TheStreet.com. I sometimes feel like I’m putting one over. Meathooks will be more difficult.
I had slept most of Saturday and was enjoying a glass of Dewar’s on the rocks, watching Miller’s Crossing, eating some Kraft mac and cheese, when a friend called me to say he had an extra ticket to see the Mountain Goats. I said I’d meet him there and was so excited that I fell back asleep for two more hours. The show was great. Darnielle played “No Children”...
Banks ain't stopped failing. →
Nothing more foolish than a man chasing his hat.– Miller’s Crossing.
Pearl Jam. “Act of Love.” (Sort of a...
It’s been getting harder to do this. But here’s a few things that happened. I went to a rave a week ago. The people were very friendly, and the lighting was so creative! Before the rave I met with some old friends. We were all dressed up in Halloween costumes. I wore an authentic Haz-Mat suit, made of plastic, with thick rubber gloves and silly little booties — and a gas mask....
‘No,’ said Keith earnestly, ‘I’m not sure that knocking...– Fitzgerald. “Benediction.” Flappers and Philosophers. 149.
There were many Americans and some Irish and some tough Irish and a few French,...– Fitzgerald. “Benediction.” Flappers and Philosophers. 143.
‘Crawl: as i was saying
‘Crawl: a beer truck!
‘Crawl: i don't know how it happened but
‘Crawl: there were just hundreds of glass bottles on the groudn next othe hospital ramp
‘Crawl: and these dudes sweeping them up
me: were any of them intact?
me: what kind of beer
me: i have questions
‘Crawl: heineken i think
‘Crawl: and no i think all was shattered
me: that's a great thing
me: a closing image for a novel
me: about a bartender who gets in over his head running prescription pills?
me: i don't know how you get in over your head
me: running perscription pills
‘Crawl: i can think of a way
me: check and mate
A friend told me that he knew some people who’re into “GRQ’s,” which I gather are Get Rich Quick schemes. Does the concept need a euphemism?