A young women forced to keep drunks supplied with beer and siblings with clean underwear—instead of being allowed to pursue “something higher”—stores up great reserves of vitality, a vitality never dreamed of by students yawning over their books. - Kundera I’m spending fall break reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being for the first time and watching The OC....
pumpkin soup - kate nash the song has nothing to...
I can’t trust people who don’t always have ice cream stocked in their freezer.
me: selena gomez just started her own production company. i want to work there. wouldn't that be amazing?
my brother: no. fern, you can't just take a job ironically.
Indie filmmaker GUS VAN SANT has signed on to... →
via Flavorwire, obviously. i take full responsibility for the exclamation point, though.
So I really like the new Flavorpill blog,...
But is it really necessary to put every artist’s name in caps? What’s wrong with bold? I know that RUSSEL BRAND made dirty prank calls and that JENNIFER HUDSON is on the cover of People, so can you just stop yelling their names out at me? Thx.
John McCain Gave Rashid Khalidi Half A Million...
soupsoup: I think we are done here.
Joining a radical movement when one is young is very much like falling in love...– Irving Kristol, “Memoirs of a Trotskyist”
“If someone has asked me in 1939 what I thought of New York, I would have been puzzled, for that was not the kind of question one worried in those days. It was quite as if I had been asked what I thought about my family: there seemed no choice but to accept the one I had, lamentable as it may sometimes have been, and I no more imagined that I would ever live—or be able to...
Head of the Philadelphia chapter of the New Black... →
Boo! It's a McCain White House! →
in honor of halloween, i present to you the five things that scare me most about a mccain presidency.
Lily Allen: among the most important poets since... →
I’m late to the party, but now that I’ve finally discovered the genius that is Marina Hyde’s column in the Guardian, I can’t get enough. In this gem, she deconstructs a press release from “Lily Allen, the Wordsworth of the MySpace generation.”
any costume that will require too much explanation to too many people is a...– this videogum post from last week on what will be this year’s borat halloween costume is the funniest thing i’ve read all day. yeah, it’s only 12:46pm, but i’ve been up since 6am finishing a goddamn midterm so i can totally say that with confidence. read itttttt. gabe:...
“Clearly, the sky is falling. The question now is... →
Mourning Old Media’s Decline / David Carr in the NYT Time Inc., the Olympian home of Time magazine, Fortune, People and Sports Illustrated, announced that it was cutting 600 jobs and reorganizing its staff. And Gannett, the largest newspaper publisher in the country, compounded the grimness by announcing it was laying off 10 percent of its work force — up to 3,000 people. It goes on. The...
To me, Heath Ledger’s death was not ‘just a meme.’– HRO: There’s more to life than [EXCLUSIVE MP3s] [HIGHLY RECCD] products/mp3s/it-girls leaked Animal collective albums Kanye West cumming becoming an alt celeb getting party picced Radiohead krappy remixes blogs the internet myspace/facebook getting ‘poop-faced’ getting ’shit-faced’ ...
incredible version of “the stars of track...
The only certainty in life is death.– my mom.
I thank God for Judd Apatow, because he shattered what I assumed was a $30...– Kevin Smith, on how Apatow made the raunchy comedy box office gold. Kevin Smith and David Wain Challenge Judd Apatow on His Own Turf / NYT
I got rid of all my Colin Firth movies in case...
So I’m sick but I’m having a party and I figure the only way for me to get over my upset stomach FAST is if I watch the 30 Rock premiere on Hulu, which I’ve been saving exactly for a moment like this.
“For Halloween, I was trying to arrange a Watchmen crew with my friends. But no one is selling Watchmen costumes, apparently.” - my brother
It’s beyond pathetic that the only way I can get myself to do school work is if I drink sufficient coffee to keep me both tremblingly awake and in a state of sickening physical anxiety that matches my mental preoccupation about the pile of reading and analysis I have to do on social welfare policy in the years leading up to the New Deal.
The Guardian on Nylon magazine: their “target market is evidently every jaded, self-regarding New York hipster who thinks they’re part of a movement, as opposed to the sort of people with whom you could only bear to have a conversation if speedballs were provided.” via
Ben Folds Five Reunion Concert →
zachlinder: This is amazing. In a way, I can’t even believe this happened. I am hoping for the full reunion tour, but I doubt it’s a real possibility. When Ben played “Underground” at Terminal Five earlier this month, I think that’s the closest I’ll get to ever hearing the Five live again. interweber: The full set - including interviews with members, producers and fans. Watching them play...
michael and holly!
who knew jim and pam would one day cease to be the cutest couple evurrr?
Javier Bardem joins 'Biutiful' cast - Variety →
skeetonmischa: I like the idea of Javier Bardem and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu working together a lot, but their project sounds a lot like Hanake’s Cache to me. Oooooooh.
Yeah, but in this scenario, we can do without the crazy chicken brother and the eggs. zachlinder: Sarah Palin Meets Woody Allen “Sarah had it all: a great job, a bright future, God’s love, and the kind of expensive wardrobe most women would give up their guns for. But there was still something missing in her life. Then she met Woody, a neurotic Jew who got nervous whenever he went to real...
porn II presidential campaign
You watch two performers. You kind of like it when one of them gets humiliated. You know they’re professionals, so you don’t feel much sympathy for them. You wish you could participate, but instead you watch with a hidden envy and feel vaguely ashamed for watching. You think you could probably do as good a job or better. You sometimes get a glimpse, intentionally or not, of society’s hidden...
"My days here are spent working on interviews for... →
I hate Peaches Geldolf or whatever her name is, and I’m officially never reading NYLON again, mostly to try to forget that this is entirely uninteresting careless hipster vibe of “the movement” might define my generation. Puke!
Like Before Sunrise or the lovely karaoke-bar sequence at the center of Lost in...– Slate. Thanks, alishalisha.
nick and norah’s theme - mark mothersbaugh
Nick and Norah's is the Before Sunrise of the...
And that’s not such a bad thing for the youth of today. Did a million people already make this comparison? I just thought of it.