Would you be prepared if gravity reversed itself?
I used to play an imagination game where I’d walk through the house looking down at a large mirror with a handle on it. The idea was that the ground would be replaced by our white popcorn ceiling, which makes for a pretty weird lunar landscape, and that overhead lamps and ceiling fans become obstacles to hop over. You also had to step long to “clear” the tops of doorways on your...
Attacking femaleness, deriding ‘girly stuff’ and rolling your eyes at ‘women’s...– Emily Maguire, Introduction to “Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture 2010 Edition.” (via starsgowaltzing) Me edit: In Christian Wiman’s poetry class in college, I announced that I regarded lady-writers with suspicion and preemptive disrespect because they were always...
Crime and Cowardice
I very, very recommend the February 2011 issue of Wired Magazine, “The Underworld Exposed.” You’ll know it at your local Fry’s Electronics by its shadowy cover—a pair of eyes, painted in some angular, very graphic cartoon style—or by all the mixed-up, dime-novel typefaces (“How to Buy a Kidney, p. 112”). Some of the articles inside the covers will...
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Dangerous for Egyptians, Perhaps, But Not for Us — Until Last Week. Well it doesn’t get much more upsetting than this No, Seriously, I’m Not Fucking Around, You Really Don’t Want To Be A Writer Via one of my favorite writer’s twitters, @donnatrussell The hardest part about quitting drinking? Dating – Life stories – Salon.com Not the best...
We registered for the Jeopardy! test
Mike: loggin' in 5:30 Mountain Standard Time...the BEST Time
Me: 7:30 CST is the best time
Me: i'll open a beer at that time
Mike: don't even front
Mike: ooh i'm out of beer
Mike: we only have kahlua and absinthe here
Mike: did somebody say brand-new cocktail!?!?!
Me: coffee with kahlua during the test maybe?
Me: oh eww
Paste Magazine: Games – The Week in Gaming News Thanks, Paste. When you post a longwinded, curse-riddled spit-take to your semi-personal games blog (sorry to my reliable co-writer Kevin; my estrogen temporarily took over), it’s nice to later see it described as “well reasoned.” Really? OK, rad!
Me: you are ok
Me: even though you recently got some shit on your shoe
Phil: im not ok
Phil: im really not
Me: if you sit and close your eyes and discover your heart is still beating
Me: you are really ok
Phil: that's the cheesiest thing i've ever heard
Me: YOU'RE the cheesiest thing i ever heard! fuck off!
The Best Time Someone … Surprised Me on a Subway Platform | The Hairpin I had subscribed to Edith Zimmerman’s author feed on the Awl, and just that one feed. But lately I had been going, Jeesh, Edith Zimmerman doesn’t really write a lot, I guess. NOPE, WRONG AGAIN, FRANK. Zimmerman is EIC (?) of the Awl’s ladyunit-spinoff, the Hairpin, which is a clever name because a hairpin...
Salon | The medium isn’t the message: Why the new media won’t save the world—or even displace the old media A google for WiredStyle pulled up this original-gangster Salon article, complete with late-1996 formatting. P.S. How is hypertext supposed to take off if nobody ever bothers to click the links? Tech Etymology: Animated GIF – Rebecca Greenfield – The Atlantic Oh come on,...
McNally Jackson Bookmongers: FUNBRUARY: Karen... →
mcnallyjackson: Kicking off Funbruary—our series of the funniest books in the worst month—is Karen Russell, who got back to me the fastest of anyone. Which is why she goes first! That and her new book, Swamplandia!, is out today. She chose Elisa Albert’s The Book of Dahlia: I’m feeling horrifyingly unfunny at… Oh no, it cuts off! Well, that’s a good idea, anyway, to get you to go...
March 22, 2009 Riding the BART to, I think,...