i say, “do you listen to rap?” and he says “yes” so i say, “what rap?” Avey Tare says, “mostly late 80s and early 90s hip-hop. some jay dee, tribe called quest, NWA, EPMD” i say, “okay cool. how do you think the world will end?” he thinks about it again and looks around. he takes a sip of his drink and looks at my sneakers and i...
The court’s newest member, Justice Elena Kagan, disqualified herself from four of the new cases, including the one concerning corporate privacy, because she had participated in them as United States solicitor general before joining the court in August. She has also recused herself from about half of the roughly 40 cases that had already been on the court’s docket for the new term, which starts...
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I expect to be shoved around in the pit of a Hold Steady show and all of that. Ron Lieber keeps punk rock elite for The New York Times.
The Washington Post reports that Colonial Williamsburg has been crowded with...– Economist. Such a fun idea!
Keeping people in their homes
Mr. Stephan, 41, said in one deposition that he signed as many as 10,000 affidavits and other foreclosure documents a month; in another he said it was 6,000 to 8,000. […] In a June deposition, a lawyer representing a foreclosed household put it directly: “So other than the due date and the balances due, is it correct that you do not know whether any other part of the affidavit that...
slippy: A short movie about Die Antwoord, in their native habitat “If you don’t know what we’re saying don’t worry. We’re in the fucking future now.”
no caring ANYWHERE
Caring Meter Shown prominently in most of the Care Bears movies and TV episodes made in the 80s, the Caring Meter is typically in the dead center of Care-a-Lot inside the Care Bears’ main meeting hall. This meter shows how much caring there is both in Care-a-Lot and on Earth. In the 1980s movies/cartoons, it is shown as an un-numbered clock-like meter. In The Care Bears’ Big Wish Movie, the...
It’s pretty funny to sit in front of your TV watching HBO’s “Hard Knocks” via On Demand and then think to yourself “I used to want to paint. Why don’t I paint anymore?” For some people, that’s how the reality of adult life sets in.
Who’s the pissiest person on Tumblr?!
We — the country — should be sure we don’t create non-bank monsters.– Jamie Dimon. I think we can all get behind this. (via keyholez)
I wrote a short thing about Freedom for... →
“My mom always told me never to do this — that it humiliates people and makes them even worse than they are.”
endasher: So, say people burn Korans in Florida and a bomb goes off the next day in Midtown, would it then be okay to talk about ‘root causes of terrorism’?
The most fun you'll ever have working at Bloomberg...
Wheeeeee! Slomsky said Laikin deserved to spend almost four years in prison because he “undermined everyone’s confidence in our commercial markets” through the scheme to pump up the stock price of National Lampoon, which made the 1978 fraternity comedy “Animal House.” […] The shares last traded over the counter Sept. 1 for 17 cents. National Lampoon, based in Los Angeles, also made the...
Starting a new theme restaurant
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The new version will remain pink.
Pearl Jam. “Rearviewmirror.” Live! Via...
Reading Too Big to Fail
Sitting in a chair in his Hell’s Kitchen apartment, Mike Taylor poured himself a cup of coffee, hoping it might ease his headache. He was recovering from a slight hangover, but his head really hurt for a different reason: The book’s opening paragraph was silly.
Also just to say it. Never had a localism problem at Rockaway. Same rules as always: Stay on the outside of the lineup, keep quiet, be patient and watch out for other people. It’s always been quite cordial. Then again, when locals see a huge tough guy they know to watch themselves. Thanks again, Earl.
6h057: seedz: Thank you, Earl. My roommate, who’s often off surfing Belmar beaches, has done his share at 90th St in Rockaway beach. Word is you might catch a fist if you jump on someone’s wave. That’s why, unless it’s raining and choppy, I hoof it down to 73rd. No reason to ruin a good session because of lineup politics. That said, the dudes at 90th were gnarly last week....
Skateboard pic photo captions from the 90s:...
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Just watched 500 Days of Summer on HBO. Is anyone...
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Whoever said life was boring never spilled hot...
Cooking turkey burgers in a frying pan
See you tomorrow.