Why I regret for free.
katiebakes: alexanderbasek: Writing for free was a lot harder when I started out, but I managed to avoid it. I’ve been paid very, very badly, but free I don’t do for anyone other than myself. Some new writers today accept exposure or freebies instead of getting nothing for their work. Go right ahead, but remember: pubs that pay writers in exposure (or popcorn shrimp) tend not to value writing....
Oyster Hotel Reviews
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I came to a certain realization that I could only come up with these ideas by...– bigrgunz
What the FUCK is a Double Quarter Pounder.
YouTube Suggestions Alphabet: June 14, 2009
“[G]uitar” has replaced “gucci mane.” Otherwise the list is the same as it was 10 days ago.
Currently watching Batman Returns.
leoncrawl: youngmanhattanite: 1. Yeah, Jay-Z (“Hov”) is specifically referencing the way he doesn’t write down his lyrics. This actually happens - no Snopes needed - as evidenced by the very real, well-documented shock of Rick Rubin and Mike D (of Beastie Boys fame, you should know) during the recording of “99 Problems” on the supremely underrated 2005 rap documentary/tour diary chronicling...
Howard Stern's Porky's →
Idiot-savant, boob-obsessed disc jockey remakes idiotic, boob-filled 80s comedy. Due out 2011. Will Kim Catrall reprise her role as Honeywell?!
Anyone else feeling a ratcheting up in pathetic fallacy around Tumblrland (someone create this blog)? Tension has been building over the past week as NYC weather tentatively crept toward Do the Right Thing levels without actually getting there. Last night’s storm hit and my dashboard suddenly spat all kinds of venom, right in my eye, it was hard to take. With any luck today’s rain...
September 11th is a date with enormous resonance... →
Good one, Nathan Rabin.
Fifteen minutes on the skateboard in the elementary-school parking lot. Said what’sup to the security guard who’s there to keep the younguns off the scaffolding. Popped and caught a kickflip on flat. Yes I am 25. Three hours in the park with, at various moments: a devil egg from Bagel World, an iced coffee, a hot coffee, a novel, The Economist, a little dog courtesy the ladies sitting...
continuants: thedco: Lifter Puller - To Live...
Psykopaint Beta 1 →
I’ve never used this but it looks pretty powerful, provided one is patient enough to learn to use all those tools.
Mike was unpleasant after he passed a certain point.– Hemingway. The Sun Also Rises. 152.
I was a little ashamed, and regretted that I was such a rotten Catholic, but...– Hemingway, Ernest. The Sun Also Rises. 103. Happy Sunday.
And even though they express themselves with a measure of diffidence, it’s clear...– Is AO Scott writing about a movie, or is he writing about YOU? THINK ABOUT IT. (via katiebakes)
Causality is the hardest thing to prove in history.– Syllabus for my European Civilization class in college.
Growing up I learned that most spiders are our friends, because they kill bugs we like even less. Still, it is very hard not to kill one when it crawls out of the drain of one’s bathroom sink.
I Told This Joke to Everyone I Met, When I Was...
Eighteen years later, my dad told me he got sick of hearing this joke soon after the first retelling. As has often been the case, I had a hard time picking up on when people had gotten sick of my sense of humor (which is nothing if not repetitive, and may simply be “nothing”). A storekeeper is really dumb. He knows only 3 phrases.** They are: 50 cents. As Fresh as can be! If you...
I dreamed last night that I was trying to escape a garden full of venomous snakes. I knew some were venomous because they would open their mouths and show me their fangs. A non-venomous snake bit me and I grabbed it. I threw it at a poison snake and they both fell out of a tree, but then started chasing me. I got bit on the leg but also escaped the garden. I ran around for ages trying to find a...
Several tumblr-based controversies/fights seem to have broken out in the past few days. They mostly revolved around sexim. One guy was named “boner party.” I didn’t dig much deeper because I don’t know the involved boners and also don’t read their tumblrs. I also don’t know if this is a new thing because I’ve only recently even heard of the combatants. I...
sometimesyouleave: On repeat right now. Listen....
katiebakes: In fairness, Celine Dion DID make the “C” list, so. Talk about a “C-list celebrity!” Also, I had to do way too much wrestling with the dashboard to properly reblog the ‘bakes, all for a pretty terrible joke.
The YouTube Suggestions Alphabet: June 4, 2009
akon, adam lambert, akon beautiful, avril lavigne, american idol 2009, aventura, adam lambert american idol, akon right now na na na, arcangel, adam lambert mad world, beyonce, britney spears, britains got talent 2009, beyonce halo, black eyed peas, bob marley, beyonce single ladies, beautiful, beautiful akon, basshunter, chris brown, ciara, charlie bit my finger, crack a bottle, coldplay,...
"Singer for Punk Legends X Diagnosed With MS."... →
He was a gold bug, both because it suited his disposition and because at the...– “2009: A Year in Review.”
I want you to blow the thing to hell, use this dynamite and call the bastards to...– John Taylor. “Letter From Wicklow.” 2009.
The problem I face — a problem that has been voiced by some of my other...– “Why Obama Voted Against Roberts.” WSJ. If I’m reading this right, Obama is saying that the job of Supreme Court Justice necessarily involves “legislating from the bench” (yeah it’s a problematic term) in one out of 20 cases. I guess it is up to each member of...
me: hi [John]
how was vegas
it was fun
i have a short story to write
i'll send it to you
but it was fun
no strip club!
but go carts
me: yeah i heard about the go carts
John: it was disgusting
me: but was it fun
almost puked on myself
we should hang out soon
How I Finished out of the Money at the Golden...
I got a seven and an eight of clubs and had a small stack of probably seven or eight big blinds. I was sitting in the small blind and had gotten impatient with a string of bad hands, and I’d begun to worry that I would simply forfeit the remaining blinds and lose that way, which would be worse than taking a risk and maybe doubling up. I completed the big blind and two other players called, a...
Each of [the S&P 500’s] components was broken into 500 additional...– “2008: A Year in Review.”