Chris Higgins is now a New York Ranger!
stephaniewei: It was reported this evening that Higgins was traded to the Rangers from the Montreal Canadiens. Hooray! Now all the more reason to go to games. Why am I so pumped? Well, first of all, he’s a sick player. But mostly because I know him from college (yes, shameless namedrop, sorry). I’d never been to a hockey game until I ventured East and he was the star of the team right off the...
I'm in a New York face of mine.
The street etiquette of avoiding eye contact lets us go about our business without the distraction of interaction. Most people wear the New York “street face.” It’s a kind of neutral expression with a touch of “don’t mess with me.” It has a do-not-disturb aura. But the truth is that everyone is looking at everyone else all the time. It’s done on the sly, looking away when caught, often with...
He wrote, drily.
“…but there are obvious risks attached to signing a 37-year-old player.”
Andrew, I watch you at these debates with no notes, no papers, and yet when...– Sarah Palin, wise beyond her IQ.
"The curators of a web-based collection of bad... →
The issue of fair division arises in many real world contexts ranging from...– Also, NFL overtime rules and regulations.
The movie combo game.
adamiss: Two young stoners travel through time to prevent a failing grade in history class and then watch a group of misbehaving kids while driving around the city in a station wagon. Hilarity ensues. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures in Babysitting. The daughter of an apartment-hopping deadbeat family helps chaperone her older pill-popping cousin and then, against all odds and...
can Bon Iver enjoy a really good plate of nachos or does he just sigh, thinking...– @rafikam (via maura) HA, I think I only know the one Bon Iver song but I appreciate this sentiment regardless. Related: “I can’t go to the bar tonight because I already looked back on it in my memory, and I didn’t have a good time.”
Me: Are you waxing your chest hair too? MG: NO!! I’ve got GREAT chest hair! Just my back! DM: But if you’ve got great chest hair, isn’t a little back hair okay? MG: (audible scoff) In New YORK, maybe, not not in LA!!
It’s not your reputation, it’s your “personal brand”. You’re not...– “The Term Personal Brand Makes Me Want To Kick Myself In The Face” (via Murketing)
"The first time they met, they decided to go in on...
Hey, go be darlings and check out my Altarcations column this week! Here’s a sampling to get your blue blood flowing: Elsewhere this weekend, Amanda Congdon – remember her? - married the director and editor of her vlog (her celebrated rack is not visible in the photo, unfortunately); Dick Cheney’s former social secretary, who must have had a pretty light work load, married a National...
Me: We should apply the après ski mentality to summer!
Dave: People need to do something great after they do something great!
No no no no. No. NO.
On CNBC’s Power Lunch right now they are running a segment titled “GRIEVING IN THE INTERNET AGE” with featured guests Michael Wolff and “Jack Flanagan, Comscore.com VP”. CNBC has also helpfully identified a basket of stocks they are calling “The Jackson 5”: AT&T, Apple, Amazon, eBay, and Time Warner. Noted.
ed209: Number of times I’ve seen Fred in 2009 — 24 Number of times I’ve given Fred a croissant in 2009 — 11 Sighting to croissant giving ratio — 11:24 or 45.83% Target ratio — 42% Note to the one person who enjoys this: This feature is going on hiatus while Fred is on a two month work-cation in Michigan. Anyone know how I can embed one of those countdown clocks? You know, the kind they used...
all molestation and plastic surgery and wacko jacko eccentricities aside, it’s...– friday morning coffee
Let’s focus on what’s important: Shaq is still alive.
A confused nine year old boy goes up to his mother and asks: “Is God male or female?” After thinking for a moment, his mother responds: “Well, God is both male and female.” This confuses the little boy, so he asks: “Is God black or white?” “Well, God is both black and white.” This further confuses the boy so he asks: “Is God gay or...
Does this paragraph strike anyone as really odd? I re-read it like five times and it still seems weird. The portion of the ruling exempting the officials from liability is likely to be greeted with relief by thousands of principals, teachers and other school officials who work to impart knowledge and maintain discipline in a fast-changing world, where children are growing up (or trying to) earlier...
THE MORE YOU KNOW: a detailed and fascinating... →
National Industries for the Blind, and this is not being cruel, but I got booked...– Wow, I am just reading this and it is magical.
We all scream.
perpetua: I really enjoy reading the customer anecdotes on The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck blog. Also, did you know that junkies love dip-coat on their ice cream cones? Oh man, this blog is wonderful. I love this: It has been amazing to note the reactions of passers-by and customers. I can tell you that the women out there are the people that get the most jazzed up. This runs from grandmothers...
"at worst i'll what about bob you" →
Dulse is an edible red algae that’s incredibly good for you. It’s full of...– NEED I SAY MORE?
youngmanhattanite: metacritique: Stevens doesn’t really choose any of these three options (or suggest others). Instead, she lets this thought dangle from the top of her review like an epigraph, unresolved. But it’s like the crime scene at the beginning of a mystery novel: the reader happily reads to the end, wanting to solve the mystery. This is a typical Slate-ism: many of their essays are...
Why I regret for free.
alexanderbasek: Writing for free was a lot harder when I started out, but I managed to avoid it. I’ve been paid very, very badly, but free I don’t do for anyone other than myself. Some new writers today accept exposure or freebies instead of getting nothing for their work. Go right ahead, but remember: pubs that pay writers in exposure (or popcorn shrimp) tend not to value writing. And guess...