molls: DO YOU KNOW MIKE FROM BROOKLYN WHO WENT TO BONNAROO LAST YEAR? I think he might be my friend Morgan’s soulmate. He came and saw her every night in the Gap tent at Bonnaroo 2012 and he was wild for her. He serenaded her and was reportedly “heartbroken” that he missed her on the third night. He has long brown hair and a beard and wore a white sporty headband thing like a Wes Anderson...
That astronaut Bowie video that everybody was freaking out about yesterday? Feast your brain on this: The Larrivée Parlor acoustic guitar in the video went up years ago on the Space Shuttle, and astronauts have been playing it ever since. Given that launch costs at the time were between $20,000 and $30,000 per pound, the cost to send up the guitar was probably in the neighborhood of $75,000.
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coketalk: I’m constantly yelling at people for not having a sense of scale when pondering their relative insignificance in the grand scheme of things. Maybe this will help. Yup
California Bars Won't Stay Open Until 4 A.M. →
kcetliving: The proposed bill, SB 635, didn’t pass, so bars will still close at 2 a.m. Do you think LA’s lack of reliable public transportation forces us to drive drunk? Forces? No. Encourages? Yes. Since I’ve left LA, many things have improved. Taxis are easier to find and hail, Uber has made inroads, my friends are more willing to walk relatively short distances to and from bars,...
newsweek: heyblockhead: newsweek: Morrissey: “As a matter of recorded fact, Thatcher was a terror without an atom of humanity.” ”If Morrissey says not to eat meat, I’m going to eat meat; that’s how much I hate Morrissey.” — Robert Smith. “Robert Smith is a whingebag.” - Morrissey Reblogging for carnivores and people who have had their tables at the Cat and Fiddle swiped by Morrissey.
vicemag: The New York Times Vs. VICE Oh good, Politico defending Vice against charges of bad journalism. That is fucking PERFECT.
For readers interested in learning more about how not to be labeled as...– Mallory Ortberg, laying waste to fools on GAWKER, today, regarding CNN’s offensively lovey-dovey coverage of the two high school football stars who were convicted on Sunday of sexually assaulting a blacked-out drunk 16 year old girl from a neighboring town at a party, and then sharing pictures of...
More about Brooklyn? More about Brooklyn.
I can’t help but be amused by Brooklyn’s cachet. Sure, there’s a perpetual argument these days in the New York media about whether Brooklyn is worthy of that cachet, with Manhattanites waging a tenacious last-ditch defense of their traditional right to dictate the culture of New York City. But the fact that such a dispute even exists is a tribute to how Brooklyn has changed....
Last week, I wrote an item that made what can only be called a highly...– Ya gotta love Chait. Sessions Not Happy Being Called Wonk McCarthyite — Daily Intelligencer (via felixsalmon) If you’ve got the time, drill down to the original article, it’s pretty awesome. Also, I love this shit. I genuinely wish there were more thoughtful journalistic pieces...
Via Kotaku, here is Glee's unattributed Jonathan... →
areasofmyexpertise: Please note that they cut around the lyric “Johnny C’s in trouble,” which still appears in the Glee recorded version. Please see www.jonathancoulton.com for further news and updates, or to find more songs to steal for your TV show! That is all. POST SCRIPT: I would not be surprised if they added the “booty” breakdown at the end to later claim that it is a distinct...