New Statesman - Inside the Whitehall kettle →
Muppet Wiki - The Land of Gorch →
So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle...– http://kateharding.net/2009/10/08/guest-blogger-starling-schrodinger%E2%80%99s-rapist-or-a-guy%E2%80%99s-guide-to-approaching-strange-women-without-being-maced/ Whooaaa, I had not read this. Why can’t this whole essay fit on a T-shirt? Can I pin it to men in hotel lobbies and gas station...
Sock-monkey "footie" pajamas
Crystal: You wanna see?
Me: Your new outfit? Oh. Oh! The footie pajamas!
Me: Sock monkeys for feet! Cute! Turn it around, I need to see if there's a--no! No butt flap.
Crystal: Oh, well.
Me: But it has that front zipper, that's good.
Crystal: God, did mom buy it big enough? Wow, this is just a medium. It's so long!
Me: Yeah! How are your feet going to reach all the way to the sock monkeys?
Crystal: I'm gonna have to scoot down!
Mark Wahlberg admits 'The Happening' was terrible.... →
Well, two new tumblrs
If there’s a single best way to fix writer’s block, it’s registering a special-interest Tumblr and maintaining it for a whole week. JENN FRANK’S FAVORITE BOOKS FOR KIDS We Hate Your Childhood Fuck Yeah GBA (as always)
'sleeping with the enemy'
Crystal: I'm sorry. I keep trying to watch this seriously, but his hair...!
Me: L.A. Looks!
Me: L.A. Looks?
Me: ...It's like AquaNet for dudes.
Mom's out of the ICU and feeling much better
Mom: Where are you. I didn't see you yesterday.
Me: Listen, sorry, I can't talk long. A friend is calling me back about a job, like, in a couple minutes.
Mom: I'll have two egg rolls and an order of egg drop soup.
Mom: And if you could get it here before 5:30, please.
Me: No! [beat; sighing] Like 6:30, maybe.
Drawn - Please Consider Helping Illustrator Joshua... →
Tried to read (Super) Karamazov Bros. I think I...
It’s not your fault! Please don’t be impatient with yourself. It is a book in an alien language, from another time and another continent. Please. Time is short enough as it is, and the book is long (and unfinished), and we are living in another world with all these cool little gadgets to distract us. I’m on Formspring right now because I am a frivolous 21st-century North...
Ahem. This interview with TV’s Craig Ferguson, dated 11/04/10, is very likely the apocryphal news report’s source. If you zip right ahead to 8:20, you will discover that Dick van Dyke says that he no longer surfs, but that in his day he did longboard on the East Coast. And then, one time, he was nudged to shore by a pod of porpoises. “I’m not kidding,” he says,...
intweetion: time flies by (by mc bess)
Porpoises rescue Dick Van Dyke →
The comments section is amazing. “They were porpoises of the genus umdiddleiddleiddleumdiddleii.” aarontellsjokes: Old People: always falling asleep on their surf boards.
What's your most embarrassing / awkward teenage...
OH COME ON I post my most awkward photo like 50X a year. http://goteaminternet.com/show/3836 I was a little gawkish as a teenager, too, I guess, but by then I’d stopped attempting the latest fashions in patterned pants, black patent tennis shoes, actual Native American moccasins, etc. Ask me anything
Christina Hendricks in real clothes →
Me: Wow! When you google "Hackepeter," Laschet's is the second search result. Raw pork!
D: I want some!
Me: And there's Steak Tartare at the Paramount Room. That's where I demand to be taken on a date.
D: OK. We can do that when you get back. I'll wear a suit. And not a plaid one.
Me: It's not that kind of place. It's a great bar with excellent, moderately priced lunches and dinners.
Me: You could do a suit for my most favorite French restaurant in Chicago though!
D: OK. :) Where's that?
Me: I used to go there a lot. And then I took my family there right after college graduation. I won a bottle of wine in trivia, but my mom wouldn't let me take it. Nik hid it in his coat.
D: My favorite restaurant in Chicago is Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder
Somewhat related to the last question you...
This is the very first question I ever answered on Formspring, but I’ll go again: it’s my avatar from Shadow of Yserbius! Ask me anything
Where is the background on your tumblr from? It...
Wow! Nobody has ever asked me about it! It’s a detail from a map from 1507, the Universalis cosmographia. If you scroll to the bottom of the following Wikipedia link, you can read more about it and examine the map in its entirety. I used the square from the top row, second from your left. See it? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmographiae_Introductio Ask me anything
Salon - "They Live": Jonathan Lethem explains a... →
matt mcinerney: Allerta →
Allerta is an open source typeface designed for use in signage. Allerta was designed to be easily and quickly read from a distance. Each letter exploits the most unique aspects of that individual letter so that each character can be easily distinguished from any other. For the more urgent of circumstances, Allerta Stencil and an accompanying kit have been designed so that signage can be...
[A.V. Club Chicago] Will Butler of Arcade Fire →
“Will gives a shout out to Rock Show meetings ” —Ben Solomon #WNUR
IMDb - Trivia for "Golden Girls" →
Rue McClanahan was to play Rose and Betty White was to play Blanche—the producers originally wanted Rue to play a version of her naive Vivian Cavender character from “Maude” and Betty White to play a version of her man-hungry Sue Ann Nivens from “Mary Tyler Moore.” They switched roles because they didn’t want to be typecast.
James Randi wikipedia entry →
Randi was once accused of actually using “psychic powers” to perform acts such as spoon bending. James Alcock relates this incident, which occurred at a meeting where Randi was duplicating the performances of Uri Geller: A professor from the University at Buffalo shouted out that Randi was a fraud. Randi said, “Yes indeed, I’m a trickster, I’m a cheat, I’m a...