A place to meet good people, with good food, good drink prices, and good music....– You don’t say!
Gawker circa 2005 called and they're not hiring.... →
As the Sanchez Turns
Interesting that women might care about football for the soap opera aspects, according to Katie. I always hypothesized that baseball could be the most appealing to women because the sport was most like a soap opera: characters with strengths and weaknesses and a “back story,” a daily grind of games/episodes where a fan didn’t actually have to watch each one but could pick it up...
It’s sort of like a Las Vegas version of New York City.– NYT. Nice story by Matt and an appropriate quote by Choire about the Ace, which is verging ever so quickly into “it’s so crowded no one goes there anymore” territory. Just like the Portland property! Both are horrible places to be a guest but have enjoyable lobby scenes that make...
“I am so sorry that this happened to you in my... →
A Place for Women. To, uh, Travel?
So some folks don’t like Jauntsetter’s female-friendly travel slant, which somehow makes it the Luna bar of travel. Some of us may appreciate the merits of their Jauntsetters of the Week on different merits than others, so I can’t say I agree. And here’s why: I like Luna bars. When I travel, no less! Sure, there’s a voice in the back of my head that wonders what I...
Mubarak’s best option is to offer Egypt a safe landing. He should lift the...– Mubarak should prepare to leave - CNN.com (via mikehudack) “He should lift the 30-year state of emergency“—how does this happen, that a country can be under a “state of emergency” that justifies all sorts of abuses for 30 years? (via markcoatney) Ask Ireland, they had “The...
The Truth is Out There
Katie’s lovely essay on teenager message board alternate reality is so, so enjoyable and you should read it at once. Katie had the luxury of being a jockette but for nerds like myself at the same time, AOL, Usenet and the like were incredible lifelines. It was short-sighted, but the mere confirmation that people existed who were interested in the same things that interested me was...
Little experience in management! Less in public... →
elisabethdonnelly: Go read Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, one of my favorite books ever, I have all these FEELINGS about it - as a winter read, it is difficult, wrenching, and heartbreakingly beautiful - and then go read firstpersonsingular’s great interview with Nick Flynn on The Rumpus. I’m really curious about what will happen with the imminent film version, set to star Paul Dano* (who...
Walk into Javier Placencia’s Romesco, a cozy boite in a Bonita strip mall, and...– NYP
Vegas Cocktail Waitress Protocol
Am I supposed to ogle? They traffic in a level of cleavage that New York City’s bars, even really slutty bars, rarely display. On the other hand, the clothes (what there is of them) stay where they are. Just wondering here. One cursory glance per round of drinks? It’s really hard to maintain cleavage comportment, especially as the evening continues, as I don’t want to be the...
We're really in nut country now
In August we drove from San Diego to Tucson, getting an earful of Arizona radio along the way (to say nothing of the “border” checkpoints on an east-west road). At the time, it seemed laughable in the way that a man talking about the value of pre-1964 silver dollars can, but clearly there was more to it than just talk radio. A sad irony in all of this is that Tucson is the sanest...
Breakdown of the New York Times 41 Places to Go in...
Stop Trying to Make X Happen Loreto, Mexico Niseko, Japan Erzurum, Turkey Manchester, England Tallinn Zanzibar Salonika, Greece Okinawa, Japan Rebirth, we get it Santiago Iceland Dresden Iraqi Kurdistan Can count the number of Times readers who will vacation here on one hand Republic of Georgia Antwerp Tlemcen, Algeria Sopot and Gdansk Hyderabad Fogo Island, Newfoundland Port...
There aren’t many tourists staying in the 30 or so rooms there, though there is...– NYT
Favorite Spam Comment of the Day
“Marzipan cookies sound absolutely delightful! I could not tell from your post if you were currently pregnant or getting ready to have your baby-Either way, CONGRATULATIONS.”
It’s almost like death, to achieve your dream,” he said.– NYT
Whether this constituted good writing or terrible writing, I could not have...– Amsden. Keep reading for the McInerney kicker, which is almost certainly true, given that the author also got Alicia Silverstone to eat French fries at the Corner Bistro. Could there be less vegetarian fries than those at the Corner Bistro? There could not.