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Travel back in time to when Rocco... →
with the inimitable Brett Martin and Adam Sachs
C is for Curly Sue
They will dump all those lessons from their over-feminized childhood and adolescence. They will join what the Boston Globe has called the “Menaissance.” And they will buy titles like The Alphabet of Manliness (K is for Knockers, Q is for Quickies), The Retrosexual Manual, Being the Strong Man a Woman Wants, and actor Jim Belushi’s recent Real Men Don’t Apologize. Um, us men are dumb, but are...
Op-Ed Columnist - A Penny for My Thoughts? -... →
You know, at least MoDo is aware that her column would be the easiest to outsource to India.
Plaxico is Lucky
That Shockey wasn’t there with him. A gun that’s fired after it’s accidentally dropped, there’s no telling where he would have been shot. Meanwhile, the Ladies of Bourbon Street should be nervous about now…
Email Salute to Our Fallen Pilgrims
In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, the [redacted] offices will close at 3PM today and remain closed through Friday, November 28, 2008. We will return to our normal business hours on Monday, December 1, 2008.
Two - and I can't believe I'm doing this -...
katiebakes: Seeing pictures of Julia Allison with her magnificently-sweatered grandmother makes me feel the same way I did whenever I’d see pictures of Obama with his adorable daughters (particularly the hammy younger one, with whom I feel an odd kinship.) Which is to say, it makes me … want to vote for her? I dunno. I was late for the gym this morning, waiting to catch a cab, and I realized,...
Gael Greene - Insatiable, and Also Dismissed -... →
I’ve had enough of this. Sad that you got laid off, but so have a lot of others who wrote more than 250 words a week. If Ms. Insatiable is worried she’ll be strapped for cash, I have a suggestion: let Gael edit Restaurant Girl’s Daily News reviews/trainwrecks. Reap what you sow, honey.
Spanish Fly in the Ointment
I want La Nacional to remain open, just for its enjoyable qualities as a destination, but I never thought the tapas there were the reason for a visit. Weird Spanish dudes, sure, but I’ll take my decidedly less authentic uni panini from El Quinto Pino and just meet you there.
This feature is still called "Adventures of Link" →
I dubbed it that way back in 2006 when I was editor, and it pleases me, even on the verge of ‘09. Rejoice, fans of the Legend of Zelda II.
Those closest to the chaos in Afghanistan say that throwing more soldiers into...– Rolling Stone
At least they didn't revive the Deathwatch for... →
Dear Tony Bourdain, I read the books—even the boringish essay collections—watched the shows—defending the dinner with Wylie Dufresne epidsode of No Reservations—and appreciate your take on things. But if you are responsible for the death and/or ruin of Sophie’s, one of the East Village’s greatest dive bars, I will bury you. It was at Sophie’s where I...
"You're from Tennessee? I wish Rodriguez would... →
Deadspin’s visit to Michigan
Later on during the Colts-Bolts game, there was a bumper shot of turkeys in a pen. (I assume they had to wait for Madden to go to the bathroom, lest he start sewing additional legs on the things). Al Michaels then said “Even though the markets may slide another 1,000 points, we’ll still have a better week than those guys.” Indeed! ‘Cause they will soon all be slaughtered...
John Madden, during last night's Colts-Bolts game:...
“The thing about a no-huddle offense is that the defense plays without a huddle.” Indeed.
Earnest Goes to Camp
After slogging my way through post after post on Thanksgiving, I’ve decided that Serious Eats is the hyper-earnest girl or boy you date Freshman year at college. Everyone else is throwing up at the Village Idiot, and you’re stuck listening to how important it is to respect each other’s feelings, and when should our families meet, and I’m so sorry I didn’t call you...
The Feed-bag’s “Lamb, Baam, Thank You Ma’am” event is postponed; however, their “Oyster? You Brought Her!” dinner is still on track.
Rolling Out the Beaujolais Nouveau - City Room... →
It now costs $14.99 to buy a headache. Lovely.
She showed me the beach, gave me a peach... →
(via thegurglingcod) I thought he got busted for putting hot sauce in the Dooky Chase gumbo, no?
Poor Fall-Guy Form
Rob Sheffield on the JFK/RFK/MLK unitary conspiracy theory in Legacy of Secrecy. It makes me sad that I grew up in the Prodigy/AOL era of the Internet. I really liked conspiracies in high school, so Lord knows I might not have ever left my room if Wikipedia existed then.
Welcome, Bronx Mowgli Wentz
David Beckham Brooklyn joke goes here.
Turns out we were supposed to be patriotic by shopping and spending with easy credit after all. Shoot.
I’m pretty sure that the Kabbalah forbids crossword puzzles, so as the last of your kind, you will be missed.
Accidents Will Happen
If, by some chance, there was a freak fermentation accident at City Winery last night, we would be 100% food-blog-free this morning. How would I find out what happened on Top Chef? Meanwhile, whether you buy into the idea of an $8,000 wine barrel of your own or not, do take note that sometime-Attractions keyboardist Steve Nieve is slated to perform there in the new year with “special...
The TSA pretends you need to take your shoes off... →
Anyone Else Noticed that the BBC World Service has...
Yesterday, in their story about the Somali pirates, they discussed how said pirates have their own restaurants and catering (Filipino food, mostly). Today, they’ve featured a sound bite from a representative of the “English Collective of Prostitutes” and also a discussion between someone against sex slavery and “a man who has used prostitutes”. He’s currently...
Hard Times Hit ‘Days of Our Lives’ -- Vulture --... →
I bet Stefano is behind this!
When all else fails, there's bartending →
As a New York Bartending School graduate, I can say without bias that the ability to look good in black pants is at least as important as knowing how to make a Woo-Woo*, if you’re applying for a job behind the bar. *That’s a Very Pretty Chick, for those who like mnemonics.
Seth Mnookin discovers just how stupid some of the... →
You know what...
maura: cajunboy: Fuck Girl Talk! How is it that this artist/band has become the musical wet dream of every webnerd under the Goddamn sun?!?! it’s the same reason that family guy is so popular. it’s a lot of references, thrown out in a semi-incoherent manner, that pulverize brain stems into a constant ‘ah, remember back then, when things were so much less shittier than they are now?’ state...
Cutlets predicts Allen & Delancey is "not long for... →
Any Safe Harbor In A Storm
lowlife: Hi. My name is Neal, and I work in an industry that’s falling to pieces as we speak. That is to say, I work as a journalist. Today, I found out that a well-known publication that I write on a regular basis for was folding. The word is, their web site would exist only as an archive and no more new articles would be coming out. This publication was the third magazine/website I’ve...
Look at the Cutlets on Her
Dear Feedbag, I like ladies too, but you’ve currently got posts up on drinking with the “Beauteous Rohini Dey” of At Vermilion and a video of the “coltish” and “rangy” Jill Snyder of this season’s Top Chef. When I was a college freshman, a senior took me aside a few months into the fall semester. We had been frequenting one East Village bar where I...
Monster Truck (Tire) Rally
I knew Nick Swisher seemed familar for a reason! Here’s the article on his 2006-2007 off-season workout regimen. To whit: While many baseball players have gone new age with their training methods, Swisher opted for the oldest program he could find. He drove out to the Midwestern countryside and swung a sledgehammer until he could swing it no more. He chopped trees. He leveled walls. He...