My three-year-old niece made this today on my iPad. Watch for the point where she signs her name with an M. Music: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, “Casiotone for the Painfully Alone vs. Children”
Cantaloupe and Garlic Featured as Fruit and Vegetable of the Month for July– It’s a good thing I’m not in marketing, because I could not make these press releases up. Previous odd couples spotlighted by the Produce for Better Health Foundation: cherries and leaf lettuce, grapes and acorn squash, apricot and artichoke, pineapple and fava beans, coconut and salads.
An encounter with Punk Poet Paul D at SuperAmerica
Me, perusing 2-for-$2 sandwich options: Life is full of tough choices.
Paul D, hefting 32-ounce fountain drink: I just went straight for the diabetes.
The pleasure of pulling a magnet off the fridge...
I feel like Tumblr’s going to be with me on this.
“I want this cat and I’d keep the name they gave him.” (@Lucy612) It’s Marvin O’Gravel Balloon Face.
This exchange reminds me that as late as college,...
@jasonzabel: does anyone know how to fix a twitching eye, aside from stabbing it with a pencil?
@stephanieohdee: In my experience: sleep more, drink less caffeine, eat a banana.
@jasonzabel: fuck that lol
@JayGabler: Come on, Jason, respect the banana. Eat it.
@stephanieohdee: you could always buy the dark chocolate covered frozen bananas...same benefits, way tastier.
@JayGabler: Gauntlet thrown! Jason, are you going to say "fuck it" to the chocolate banana too?
@jasonzabel: probably. has fruit in it.
[Music industry executive Neil] Warnock said even bands with long histories of...– Associated Press article on Amy Winehouse’s Belgrade meltdown and the seemingly impending cancellation of her tour. Note the implication that Amy Winehouse’s failing is not having substance-abuse problems—it’s not powering through and meeting her contractual obligations like, say,...
It’s true, and awesome. I’m going to Pitchfork for the Daily Planet, and Becky’s going for The Tangential. I’ll take photos for both publications. It’s funny that I just wrote about how much traditional journalists hate bloggers, because this is such perfect evidence of how journalism is changing. The Daily Planet has had some trouble getting respect from media...
Guesstimating How Many Tumblr Followers Someone...
Take the number of notes on their average post, and multiply x200. Amirite?
File Under Well-Intentioned But Completely Bizarre...
This strangely creepy photo just appeared in my inbox, as part of an appeal to raise awareness of the need for access to early childhood education in Minnesota. The idea is that you blindfold yourself and take a photo of yourself with a kid, “to show our lawmakers that without a quality rating system, they are leaving all Minnesota families in the dark when it comes to making a smart...
The Burundi has been compromised.– Dunn Bros. barista’s delicate way of saying, “I just tried to brew a pot of coffee into an already full pot, causing my manager to yell at me and tell me not to sell any of it.” I hope he’s high.
Dude, I want a fucking Spin Art machine.
I’ve been getting a kick out of all The Tangential’s new followers. My favorites are the ones who keep it really real.
Try everything once, said Thomas Beecham, except incest and country dancing....– Fresh insights from Rainer Hersch, “conductor and stand-up comedian,” in the June issue of BBC Music Magazine
It will give you experience for if you happen to have a problem like this later...– Savanna Steed, former Mounted Posse Junior Queen of Davis County (Utah), explaining why there’s a silver lining to the substitution of stick horses for real horses at the 2011 Davis County Mounted Posse Junior Queen Contest in the wake of an outbreak of horse herpes.
My dad asked me to please make a version of “The Name-Dropping Song” starring all his colleagues in local housing.
Arts Orbit: Detroit Cobras fail to strike at the... →
This show was disappointing, but anyway, that’s one band knocked off my top ten must-see list! The new list, excluding bands who have broken up or almost never play live: Tom Waits Tilly and the Wall Teenage Fanclub The New Pornographers Daniel Lanois Arcade Fire Beirut Gillian Welch Klee Sambassadeur artsorbit: How excited was I to see the Detroit Cobras for the first time?...
Spring 2011 Playlist
My most-listened songs from March-May, arranged in the form of a playlist I’m enjoying right now. Frightened Rabbit, “Old Old Fashioned” The Flamin’ Groovies, “Shake Some Action” Gayngs, “Faded High” MGMT, “Kids” Robyn, “Dancing On My Own” Kate Nash, “Do-Wah-Doo” The Avett Brothers, “Kick Drum...
The two movies offer a comedy of types, a kind of Freudian allegory, with...– Missed making that observation in my Hangover Part II review. I guess that’s what we have The New Yorker for.
Best tweets of May
“‘i hope you feel better. those holes are just creepy.’ - my dad at the art crawl after asking an artist about why her work is ‘so sad.’” (@leckybang, May 1) “i skipped obama’s speech to go to the gas station & get celebratory nachos. #theamericanway” (@marieshea, May 1) “Reading the mediocre poetry of others is like putting a...