Archive for 2010

Mixmas 2010 – the embarrassing version

If you're keeping up here, you might be aware that there are two parts to this year's Fawcett/Honeycups mixmas. Part one, released last week, was an expansive showcase of our unassailable impeccably exquisitely awesome taste. Part two is quite the opposite. Here we open up and let you see the underside. No pretense. No holding […]

Monday photo: parking garage light

…sometimes it’s difficult not to see the spectacular in the un-spectacular.

Mama’s come to jesus

I was waiting in line at Walmart. I had one tube of my favorite Garnier curl sculpting cream gel on sale for $2.00 off. Three families with full shopping carts were ahead of me. They must have been buying their entire Christmas: heaps of toys, clothes, electronics, kids running around, women digging in cavernous satchels […]

The 2010 Mixmas

Wow! Another year done already. And another Fawcett/Honeycups year-end mix. Here it is. With an obligatory explanation. As you all know, due to a mental lesion, I suffer from this compulsion to shape my mixes according to some loose organizing principle. My mixes have taken on a variety of themes. Music for arriving at airports, […]

Do this now

Via Gene Weingarten’s chat: 1) Go to Google Translate 2) Set the translator to translate German to German 3) Copy + paste this into the translate box: pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk 4) Click “listen” 5) Be […]

How do we motivate content?

In line with Lisa’s post of yesterday (see below), I wanted to expand on what drives content to produce more content, etc. When I first started blogging in 2004, I wrote essays that were completely closed. I’m an academic, and that’s what I do! I don’t want you weaseling your little nose into my thesis […]


Okay, I gotta admit: It’s getting harder to gear myself up to post every Tuesday. Feels like we don’t have many readers left, and of course even fewer commenters (the occasional very enthusiastic F. Fawcett comments notwithstanding). Are you original readers still out there? Have any new people who’ve stumbled upon us continued to read […]

Under 35s: Do you own a home…

… or live with your parents?

Fill-in Photo: Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing 793B at MASS Moca

See the full piece here.

Fragments: coffee shop

In the coffee shop, hunters stalk empty chairs and coveted places on the sofas.  They strut to signal entitlement to the next space.  Eye contact warns the competition while sweeping the room for openings.  They respond to an emptying table quickly, elegantly disarming the competition, reclining as if destined to sit in that seat at […]