Esquire: Please Ban These Books →
jgh: justsayjolie: Oh God, oh God, oh God, insane fury, sputter sputter, I can’t even think about it without wanting to hurl a copy of it to the floor and stomp on it - “Zami: A New Spelling of My Name” would be my choice. (Though obviously I don’t believe in banning books, duh.) Books I’d put on the list : Twilight and its assorted fuckeries Any Anita Blake book by Laurell K....
Today has turned into a mess,” Mr. Spitzer wrote in one message. “Press as u see...– From the mixed up Blackberry of Mr. Eliot L. Spitzer.
Apparently, foresight is also 20/20.
From a New York Times article titled “Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending”, written exactly 9 years ago this day our lord: In a move that could help increase home ownership rates among minorities and low-income consumers, the Fannie Mae Corporation is easing the credit requirements on loans that it will purchase from banks and other lenders. The action, which will begin...
"If the markets fear that the nays have thrown... →
Aww, those crazy Brits can make any crisis sound so very delightful!
I NEED TO HAVE THE DRESS JENNY HUMPHREY WAS WEARING. Or maybe I have to have it. Which is stronger and conveys greater desperation: have or need? I cannot wait to see the GG rendering of Yale’s campus. I hope it is as insane as depiction in The Skulls. Oh, and Blair would totally be in Davenport and can you even imagine Serena at Toads? Lily Bass is a golden goddess.
As Congress prepares to vote on a proposed economic rescue plan, opposition to...– Rasmussen Reports™: (via mikehudack) This is why the “but I was voting for my constituents!” is kind of a lame excuse, as Mike argued yesterday.
A bit of perspective.
thegurglingcod: The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) lost 777.68, surpassing the 684.81 loss on Sept. 17, 2001 - the first trading day after the September 11 attacks. However the 7% decline does not rank among the top 10 percentage declines. Shit’s definitely real fucked up, but it seems that focusing on the point drop makes it seem even worse than it is, which is great if you want people to...
To everyone who keeps using the despised “Wall Street versus Main Street” construct: I hope you now see that THEY ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. “I do believe that we could have gotten there today had it not been for this partisan speech that the speaker gave on the floor of the House” is the new “I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s...
doree: Hey you! Yeah, you over there with the sad face. You probably just lost your entire 401K, but cheer up! Tonight’s the premiere (11pm) of Man and Wife, the new MTV dating advice show my friend Niharika (and katiebakes’ friend Harriet!) worked on. Set your DVRs! YES YES YES! It’s the perfect thing to get your mind back on the important things. Check out the trailer here and just try to...
Politics is like that person who, while you’re counting up to $700...– Gawker Commenter Aaron Altman juuuust about sums things up.
So, I'm a little busy today, but this is the most... →
Monday Debate: Sneakers
winstonwolfe: It comes down to this: Stan Smith vs. Chuck Taylor. Pick a pair I’m going with Stan. The ol’ Adidas kicks are my choice if I can only have one. I agree, although my true devotion lies with the Sambas.
Paging Molly Young
Guess who I saw yesterday in the West Village? Just guess.
What happens when you follow a different team all...
alexanderbasek: The Mets stadium tribute DVD is called “Shea Goodbye”? I hope the DVD for the Bombers is “Yanks for the Memories”, at least.
Flickr? I hardly even know her!
If I upload a bunch of photos to Flickr, is there an easy way to then have prints made? As far as I can tell, there isn’t. WTF is up with that!? So if that’s the case: should I stick to trusty Kodak Gallery or is Snapfish the way to go? Someone please advise!
"So, if this story is true, he defineatly is... →
"It's almost as if, by committing so many gaffes,...
You know how every now and then one of those polls pops up that says that 68% of the public would rather have a beer (sometimes it’s “flip a burger”) with Candidate X than Y? And then supporters of Spurned Y clutch their collective bosom and moan that you’re not getting beers with these men you’re picking them to lead the free $700 billion dollar world and then the...
Debate liveblogging for Gawker tonight starting at...
peterfeld: I’ll be liveblogging tonight’s eagerly awaited debate for Gawker starting 8:30, along with an all-star crew that will include Jeff Bercovici of Portfolio.com’s Mixed Media blog, Robert A. George (editorial writer for the NY Post, stand-up comic and Ragged Thots blogger), Rex Sorgatz of Fimoculous, and the Young Manhattanite crew (Andrew Krucoff, Katie Baker, Eli Valley, Foster Kamer,...
Wall Street / Main Street
I’ve reached my tolerance threshold for hearing everyone use this tired cutesyism.
It was eventually determined that I am allowed to...
Last night it was announced, to much head nodding and general agreement, that I should only be allowed to blog after 11pm. I am choosing to take this as the compliment it was not intended to be.
Know thine enemy.
fek: “How about KATIE BAKES READS THE NEW YORK TIMES?”
If she did have notes, she sounds like she got them from the dumbest kid in...– Goddamn, Pareene.
Fung Wah 2.0 →
This post by Joe made me think of this.