REFRESH REFRESH REFRESH #4
leoncrawl: LENA DUNHAM CAROLINE BANKOFF ABRAHAM RIESMAN RICHARD LAWSON AND… IN THEIR ONLY LIVE APPEARANCE EVER… THE TWO WISEST, CRANKIEST GUYS ON TWITTER… PETER STEVENSON AND JIM WINDOLF Happy Ending, 9/17, 8pm
I’ve picked up stakes from FishbowlNY and have returned to financial “journalism” with a blog about Wall Street over at the New York Observer.
Next 'Refresh' is Sept. 17
leoncrawl: Lineup TK soon.
…for this analogy to work, a mosque must be to 9/11 what a swastika is to the...– Our Washington blogger knocks down Newt Gingrich’s objections to the mosque near ground zero (via theeconomist)
So Wikipedia says, citing the commentary on the “Freaks and Geeks” DVD set, that Linda Cardellini dated Jason Segel after “Freaks and Geeks” got canceled. (Which, already, !!!) Then it says, citing Starpulse.com, that Cardellini dumped Segel for getting fat (And now I’m like, “!!!”). That almost killed my crush on Cardellini, because she seems like...
Sharks And Rays Spotted Off Rockaway Beach →
thisisalisha: so to everyone who makes fun of me because I don’t go swimming in the water farther than my waist… I TOLD YOU SO! fuck that noise, no more “wave riding” for me. not becoming some shark’s lunch while I’m trying to enjoy some peaceful beach bumming time. They’re only there to cull the herd. Rockaway for life, however long or short that may be.
keyholez: “I am a little puzzled by the complications of international finance but I am learning fast and a good deal of what I was taught in college as theory is now being put to the test of actual practice. What is meant by a country going off the gold standard? As far as I can see it is like a bank refusing to pay out deposits because of lack of funds. I can see I will have to read up on the...
endasher: the deeply concerned article about 20-somethings [also, what a disgusting style choice—twentysomethings, pls], isn’t it pretty obvious that the deceleration in achieving adulthood is really more biological or medical than sociological? The life expectancy at birth for an American born in 1930 was 66 years; for a 2008 baby, it was 78. Isn’t it only rational for someone who knows s/he’s...
The old tricks have been exploded, and I think the language needs to find new...– David Foster Wallace (via mollylambert)
When I “liked” Peter Feld’s response to David Kendall’s retarded post about the new religion called “Islam” that got started on 9/11 and now wants to take over lower Manhattan’s athletic-facilities market, that “like” trickled down onto David Kendall’s Tumblr, which made me do a throw-up burp. So I had to un-“like” Peter...
My picture (and project) appears on popular... →
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The paidContent goons are dumping their Tweets into their RSS feeds, helpfully marking each nonsensical blurb with the label “Tweet:”. Someone should tell them that this is not a good “social-media strategy.”
katiebakes: negevrockcity: Queen - Fat...
Is there any way to switch back to the old Gmail (the post - janky html, pre-preschool edition)? I don’t like that there’s nowhere to click so i can use my up and down arrows to scroll around. Like why does that highlight mouseover bar turn into a full link. I’ve inadvertently clicked “Travel” and “Personal” like five times each today. Listen up, Google....
keyholez: Liveblogging the "Work of Art" finale at... →
This was hilarious. The three of you should hang out more often.
Sounds like one of them good problems.– Marlo Stanfield.
@CapitalNewYork, re: The Tabloid Ballad of Steven...
me: what does this mean
It is sort of that flight-attendant smile that makes one suspect the authenticity is in direct proportion to intelligence.
that if the smile is authentic the person is smart?
i would think inverse proportion
Paul: but isn't the "flight-attendant smile" a fake thing?
like, is he saying that you have to be brillz to slap on a believable fake smile?
i'm not sure
me: is he saying the fakeness is authentic?
Paul: it is a weird sentence!
maybe we should write in and ask?
In fact, comparing the 2009 report with that from 2008 shows that the company...– Fast Company.
Why can’t we write like normal people?– Primer.
paulbrady: “Cops found him in bed with his boyfriend when they arrived to arrest him at a beachfront home in the Rockaways with a porch overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, sources said.” JetBlue flight attendant who went nuts was in bed with boyfriend when found by cops ROCKAWAY!
ProPublica's Top-Paid Employees All Made Six... →
I didn't totally realize that David Fincher was...
keyholez: The first rule of Facebook is, “You do not talk about Facebook.” (The second rule is “You do not make a movie about Facebook.” Oh well.) In The Social Network’s climactic scene, Sean Parker has a box delivered to Mark Zuckerberg and inside it is a severed head.
Refresh #3 listed in the New Yorker! →
paulbrady: This Friday the 13th, people. (via leoncrawl) Listed into existence.
'Chattin' With Lux' Should Be a TV Show
Daniel: that is my favorite delusion
youngmanhattanite: ksquared: […] I’d worry if I still felt this way about my body at 32, but hell, by that time, they’ll be making pretzels that actually liposuct you as you eat them and then we’ll all be robots and this won’t even matter.
I think “pervasive language” is my favorite MPAA justification for an R rating.