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Thursday playlist: Genius or just a really hard worker?

Nick Denton Andy Borowitz David Guetta Merrill Garbus buy cheap cigarettes Tara Donovan This is a small list. But what do you think? I'm going with 3 out of 5, geniuses. I'll post my three picks later. And while we're at it, any one else not on this list who you kind of wonder about? […]

Notes from Downtown

Not too long after those marches we went to in DC that so effectively stopped the war in Iraq, a friend of mine said one of those sentences that got pasted on my brain like a bumper sticker*. “Chanting in unison,” he said, “makes me ambivalent about, oh, just about everything.” I had felt this […]

Thursday playlist: 10 recent gripes

Ten recent gripes: How Do You Get Your Ex Back Yahoo Answers 1.) Aging 2.) American people's opposition to Progressive Taxation. How did so many Americans reach the conclusion that it is not the role of goverment to correct economic injustice? It makes me sick that lofty principals of limited government trump the equally lofty […]

We’re lame!

Or not. I don’t know. How can we be sure? Even though the premise seems like a set-up for easy present-bashing in favor of a twisted nostalgia for a period when new music was, you know, good, I’m looking forward to reading Simon Reynolds’ recent book, Retromania. Part of the blurb on Amazon makes it […]

I believe that children are our future. This is not a good thing.

I had to watch in 1-minute intervals and I missed a lot of it because the part of my brain that processes language would periodically blow a fuse out of some self-preservation instinct and I would stop understanding the words. If you can watch the whole thing at a stretch without dying of vicarious embarrassment, […]

The new worst thing I’ve ever heard on NPR

This all started when I decided to do some yoga this summer. I bought a mat for $5.98 at Lot-Less and watched a video on streaming Netflix to learn the sun salutation. And this morning I thought it would be a good idea to run through some sun salutations and relax into the day. Problem […]

Thursday Playlist

Good morning! Is It Possible To Get Your Ex Girlfriend Back After A Year Here are three of my latest enthusiams: 1.) This essay, “You blow my mind. Hey Mickey!” from the NYT magazine two weeks ago. It's written by a former stoner Dad taking his kids to Disneyworld for the first time. He's really […]

Come back to the five and dime, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

The Husband and I have just delved into the first two episodes of “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman,” the cult TV show from the mid-70’s starring Louise Lasser as the title character of a Norman Lear soap-opera send-up set in fictional Fernwood, Ohio. The cast also includes Dodi Goodman as Mary’s ditzy mother and Mary Kay […]

Porcelain God

I wrote something way serious but I opted instead to write something odd and maybe slightly dumb and scrapped the serious thing. Farewell, serious thing! So instead. Long about 1991 Newsweek ran a small piece about a scene in Thelma and Louise that lasts, I don’t know, certainly under fifteen seconds. In this scene, Thelma […]

Sorry, late entry

Nice idea: 10 inspired book-and-album pairings here. Back In Touch With An Ex Some are pretty clever, but ten wasn't enough. And I don't really need all the extra text (except for those books I wasn't familiar with). Anyway, the list made me think that y'all could think of even more satisfying pairings. Here are […]