Do you resolve? What are you resolving for 2008?
Archive for 2007
Just in time for New Year’s Eve, five ways to drink your champagne. 1. Classic champagne cocktail: place one sugar cube in the bottom of the flute; add a few drops of angostura bitters; pour cognac – you want it to be no more than 20-25% of the whole; fill glass with champagne. This is [...]
Who wants Baileys?
In college I became so angry with the outrageous acts my government has commited, ostensibly on my behalf, that I researched renouncing my United States citizenship. This research was not merely about youthful anger, it was also guiding my honor’s thesis. My basic thesis was that the nation state was a problematic construction that didn’t [...]
Merry Christmas, everyone.
Here’s the plan for this year’s Whatsies — our way of looking back on the TGW’s 2007 daily doses. Anyone who reads this site (contributors, commenters, lurkers) is welcome to nominate a favorite post from 2007. All you have to do is invent an idiosyncratic category for your nominee and write a introduction of 30 [...]
Don’t know about you, but this time of year, I feel like a Baleen Whale… Walking through holiday buffets with my mouth wide open, food sifting through my gaping maw and into my gullet. Is it that time of year or the newly-discovered Ramsay BBC specials or the crazy hormone pills my vagina doctor gave [...]
It’s a hard thing to compile a list like this. The great majority of music videos suck. And I’m a very intolerant critic. Which means there are precious few videos that make my year’s-end list. The ones that make the list meet certain criteria that I’ve honed over the years: First, a video can’t be [...]
I really love my job. Most people can’t say that, but I’m proud of what I do for a living. I work for a company that does music composition for commercials, but we have a small music licensing department, for which I’m one of three music supervisors. We work on commercials as well as a [...]
I just started reading Eat, Pray, Love. I resisted for a while, because it’s one of those books that comes out of nowhere to become the “must-read!” book of the year. Everyone seems to be reading it, and at least five people have recommended it to me recently, partly because the writer describes a year [...]