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Archive for the ‘Delights’ Category

Eric on heteronormativity

April 30, 2010

Eric Sasson, from my writing group in Brooklyn, recently published a short story we workshopped called “The Margins of Tolerance” at the Nashville Review. It’s awesome and about being gay in New Jersey. And other stuff. There’s nudity. Teaser: We used to have sex on the dining table. We used to drop to our knees […]

Don’t worry, I shake my baby all the time…

August 26, 2009

So I’m staying with a friend right now in New York while I try to get myself established. She however, has just taken off to visit her dad up in the Berkshires, leaving me responsible for her skittish but nevertheless lovely cat, Maggie. The problem is that I’m heading back for graduation tomorrow morning, and […]

Ever notice how people tend to “respond” to Jon Stewart right before he goes on vacation?

August 21, 2009

Case in point, O’Reilly last night: The Thursday-night show, taped before O’Reilly aired, was the last new Daily Show for three weeks. Articles 2 and 3. Jim Cramer’s March and May barbs at Jon Stewart (which in and of themselves sounded pathetic after Stewart so comprehensively handed him his ass) came conveniently on Thursdays as […]

…he fled from the scene, losing his sneakers while running away…

August 18, 2009

Columbia security alert about an attempted robbery (posted outside of my friend’s appartment): On August 5, 2009 at about 12:10 a.m., a student was the victim of an attempted robbery on Morningsie Ave. near W. 122St. The student was approached from behind by a male, who displayed an imitation pistol and demanded the victim’s I-phone. […]

Ethnomusicology

August 16, 2009

…iz teh r0xx0rs. From the description: Exemple of ‘Are’are music, as filmed and studied by ethnomusicologist Hugo Zemp in the Solomon Islands. From Metafilter.

Leaked Radiohead track!

August 15, 2009

Check it. Via Metafilter.

Drawing WWII in the sand

August 13, 2009

Ukraine’s got talent. To my mind this beats America’s singing impressionist/ventriolquist by about as much as WWII was more real than any Garth Brooks song… She’s also about 898723984798 billion times hotter than he is. I would readily let her use me for my Canadian citizenship. UPDATE: Also amazing:

The camera in Mad Men

August 13, 2009

Check out this video analysis of the cinematography of Mad Men (sadly I can’t figure out how to embed daily motion). Season 3: this Sunday!! 😀 Via Kottke

Froomkin’s back in business!

August 12, 2009

Check him out here (or via the blogroll at right). In his most recent, he goes after the WSJ’s bizarre hypothesis that Obama’s biggest fault is his interest in understanding the policy changes he’s advocating for and the problems he’s trying to fix.

Kathy Griffith parades Levi across Larry King’s set like…

August 11, 2009

…I’ll let you decide what. Via Sullivan