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perpetua: Murray Saul “IT’S FRIDAY!!!!!” No one...
Let's Go to the Videotape
I enjoyed Nathan Rabin’s The Big Rewind, which I rather appropriately read on my iPod’s Kindle app over the weekend. This Times review is correct, in that the end is a bit de trop and filled with score settling television-y stuff, but the early chapters are nothing short of fantastic. Memoirs about group homes (see also Happy Baby) are terrifying, especially for nerds like...
Look, we all know people. Think about the weirdest dude you know. The dude who...– Onstad in Vice.
Stet (or not)
I love this Vanity Fair edit of Sarah Palin’s resignation speech. Wayne Lawson, VF’s literary editor, is an old family friend and he is EXACTLY how you’d imagine/want the literary edior of Vanity Fair to be, unlike most magazine editors these days.
Eureka Springs Eternal →
Write it once, sell it five times. UPDATE: The Eater link to this is called “Keeping Regular”. Ouch.
Exchange rate travel debunking
paulbrady: According to Arthur Frommer, the currency conversion curmudgeon, “now’s the time for Buenos Aires.” And while I agree with his general sentiment—place is awesome—his reasons for going right now are off base. His first point is that it’s a deal if you can get 3.8 pesos for a buck. True, if you’re an international currency trader! But as A-From himself frequently points out, you won’t...
Incidentally, since I’m writing about Michael Bay, I feel it is only appropriate...– Onion A.V. Club
A Short Story
When I stopped in my local deli on the way home last night around 11 p.m., two college-age girls were dancing at the counter to Korean pop music playing over the store sound system. On percussion, the grumpy Korean owner, who thumped away on the counter with his hand. He clearly reveled in the ladies dancing for him—almost as much as he enjoys overcharging me for beer. As I approached the...
Imagine your loved ones conquered by Napoleon and forced to live under French...– Woody Allen, Love and Death. Happy Bastille Day to our French friends, inventors of pastry-iotism.
It’s a floor wax and a dessert topping. Coming to a lede near you and about two weeks, if I have my druthers.