Sure. Whatever. Is Traister Hot?
cajunboy: Rebecca Traister’s piece on Emily Gould’s story in last week’s New York Times Magazine is great, smart, clear and I think so right…
Hail Storms Be Damned
I’m heading off to the Fire House anyway. Have a great weekend kids.
Advice For Girls
There’s going to be a huge dearth of women in bars tonight. A great many of your co-genderists will be attending a film showing of some sort. I heavily suggest you take advantage of this opportunity to experience the rare phenomenon of the sex ratio in New York City being tilted in your favor.
The Death Fantasies Of Obamaniacs
“I’ve been losing interest in the campaign, so I’m way late on this, but isn’t it obvious that the berserk over-reaction by Obama supporters to Hillary mentioning that Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in June 1968 is in part a projection of their own dark fascination with the idea of Obama being martyred before the Chicago pol can disappoint their messianic hopes?”...
Close As I've Come
All week I told myself that I’d go straight home after work. No parties. No bars. Just time at home. Sitting on the couch and doing whatever you people do.\ That didn’t work out. But tonight I went to the best party in New York and got home by midnight. So that’s, like, you know, progress. Or something.
Could I have discovered the first Rickroll?
I’m so glad I invented Katie Bakes. Look at what good work she’s doing! katiebakes: While doing some extensive Google research for a Gawker comment (I know, I know) I found myself looking up the list of songs that the US troops played to force Noriega to come out of hiding in 1989. And Rick Astley is on the list!! History Channel/VH1: I’m available for interviews whenever you are.
FYMTQ: Caroline McCarthy →
She writes something for CNET called The Social, can usually be found wherever John Carney is drinking cocktails and is taller than you’d expect. (via youngmanhattanite)
The Loophole Legend: The Strange Life And Death Of... →
I’ll probably alienate every financial reporter in town with this story.
Where To Take A Girl On A First Date… Rape →
I’m not sure what’s more incriminating: providing a response to this inquiry or refusing to provide a response. cajunboy: One morning last week I woke up to find an email from a friend posing a simple question/request…I was wondering if you could give me a short (1 paragraph) suggestion of where you would take a girl if you were planning on date raping her for the first time? ...
Oh, and by the way, Bob Novak is known as “The Prince of Darkness” but Tim...– Lawrence on Popserious
Monkeys Control Robots With Their Minds
Somehow, I always knew this is how it would end: with the war between mankind and the telekenetic monkeys employing robot soldiers. (As old schoolers will recall, I was once involved in a website called Science Wars that regularly dealt with this kind of thing. Maybe I should fire up a Science Wars tumblr.)
Yes, Obamaniacs. It's all going to come down to... →
Maybe you should have British leftists call up Ohio families again. That worked so awesomely last time.
Carney, it’s not so much that I think you’re not playing with a full...– A girl, of course.
GLASS CEILING Why are women having such a hard time achieving parity on Wall...– What’s Online - Shoe Seller’s Secret of Success - NYTimes.com
That girl at the bar.
Good lord. Girls I know in the metro section too? My life has jumped the shark. katiebakes: Allison… whose first job in the city was in publishing, often skipped dinner before going out, and instead took along mixed salted nuts in her purse. When things got really tight, she occasionally sneaked a flask filled with vodka into bars. Other times, she reluctantly resorted to flirting. “I find in...
I was wondering how long it would take for someone...
youngmanhattanite: Rachel Sklar is not a fan of Emily Gould. Or the NYT fact-checking department at the moment. It’s important to note (obviously it’s not but why break stride now?) that the NYC blog/media world has always been a garbage scene. (Count backwards from Spiers, Salmon, Carney, Dobkin, Robertson, Krucoff vs Steele, etc.) It doesn’t bother us to stay abreast of the trivialities or be...
Also A Girl Said This To Me In The Office
“Rudy’s is dangerous. Anywhere where there is a predominantly male audience I’ll probably get in trouble.” Audience? She’s talking about a beer.
I'm pretty angry at all you kids
You keep me up too late.
Blogging Stuff Is So Quaint →
Amy Winehouse flees home because ‘ghosts were... →
Here’s your movie plot: a crazy lady sees ghosts but everyone ignores it because she’s a nutter. The twist: the ghosts are real! caro: The Grammy Award winning singer says a poltergeist — who she has named Henry — is haunting her North London flat and is trying to hurt her.
Signs I May Be Pushing My Writers Too Hard
Last night one of them dreamt he had the chance to get an exclusive on a funding for a new startup by Mark Haines, but I missed it. Yes, that Mark Haines. The guy from CNBC.
Could the Stalwart have shut down twitter today by mentioning the danger of twitter spam? Probably not but the timing is spooky.
They studied the martinis’ ability to deactivate hydrogen peroxide - a...– Science says you need to drink more martinis.
sarahchristine: I hate taking showers. I have not washed my hair since Saturday and have not showered since Sunday. I’ve spent almost all my time alone over the last few days though so no one is around to tell me I smell — though I’m sure I do. I’m procrastinating right now because I must go continue my job search and I just returned from laying out at the pool, but I’m being slow about it. I...
As Long As It's "Hate Gladwell" Day On The...
“Similarly, anybody who wants to make a lot of money in print journalism should study Gladwell closely. However, there is a sense in which Malcolm is a true outlier. He himself succeeds — he may well be the highest grossing print journalist in America — not because he understands the common mind, but because he has the common mind. His inability to think critically means that...
At first I was afraid this girl could see me eating breakfast while I was writing this morning. Turns out that she probably isn’t in my living room at all. lovepuppy: Chewing/talking with your mouth open. Further, being a gross eater.
101 Tips For Living
* You should never have to match your socks, other than to separate black from white; buy 18 pairs of identical socks in each color and throw them all out every six months. * Pants with pleats get cuffs; pants without, do not. * Avoid large faced watches if you have thin wrists. * Sunglasses may only be worn indoors after 1 a.m. * Carry around those small bottles of hand sanitizer and use some...
Against all expectations, after reading the YM... →
This Girl Was The Best Part Of Last Night
katiebakes: This morning’s email: a young girl confronts her demons while seeking information. From: A Certain Lovely Female Friend Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 8:58 AM To: Baker, Kathleen Subject: OMFG Some highlights from my night last night/some questions that need to be answered: 1. the cab driver following me into the bar requesting his 7 bones 2. I am assuming you gave me a 20 to get home—...
Lions Laying With Lambs
I added a twitter feed to my tumblr. Now all Rex’s girlfriends will love me too.
I’ve become a little bit of a snob. Sometimes I’m like, I don’t even want to be...– John Carney is judging you and the worth of your parties. (via katiebakes) (Oh, good lord. Sometimes even I can’t believe the things that come out of my mouth.)
Carney: “How do I check in with Twitter?” Me: “It’s not...– Twitter / fimoculous
Asked why he ordered two escorts, Ralph said he thought it was the thing to do...– I always suspected there was something off about those World of Warcraft types. But it turns out they’re just really, really into hookers.
Settle for less in love →
File alongside “Don’t marry a career woman” and other articles girls hate.
“Preppy with an air of prostitute.” That’s how one of the girls in the office described her personal style today.
This Is Totally Why I Don't Employ "household...
Friends say Miss Foster has refused to employ household staff for fear that details of her home life would leak out.
O Noez! Teenage unicorn is dead. →
Last night one of my friends told me he’s only going to date girls with dogs. The idea is that after the girl spends the night, she’ll have to go home early to walk the dog. It will avoid those awkward morning after moments where he has to wonder how long she’ll stick around, and she has to wonder why he keeps standing by the door with her coat.
McCain also promised to bring pressure on China and India to convince them to...– Making fun of natural disasters. We just get classier and classier at DealBreaker.
On Mother’s Day, it’s hard to get a brunch reservation; and on...– Steve Sailer
I saw this and thought, wait. How is this possible? It’s raining outside. And then I remembered that they have the internet in places that aren’t New York City too. k8e: I think I’ve officially turned into one of those people you pass sitting at the bus stop and you think ‘they are nuts. What the hell are they doing?’ I’m sitting here waiting for Gina to pick me up and I’m getting...