Zooillogix : Introducing... EROTIC FALCONRY!!! →
“Erotic Falconry is disturbingly, wonderfully, real (we think… hope?). Their mission statement as stated on EroticFalconry.com: ‘Our goal is to show others what turns us on so that they can see the natural sexual ferocity of our feathered friends.’”
An Interview with John Darnielle of The Mountain... →
I meant to get tickets to see the Mountain Goats for this weekend, but they were not yet on sale. I then proceeded to buy tickets for some other shows and in my mind, the Mountain Goats were among them. By the time I realized the faultiness of my memory, all the shows were sold out. Three friends have believed they had a different friend that might have an extra ticket for me. In each instance,...
I really almost feel sorry for Mrs. Clinton. She’s trying to conduct a job...– kung fu grippe
Jeff Mangum, the Salinger of indie rock. - By... →
Slate revisits the periodically-asked question, WTF happened to Jeff Mangum? “They can’t understand why Mangum would shun success just to shuffle through his days, and, indeed, when musicians abandon this much promise, the culprit is usually drugs or debilitating accidents or people named Yoko. So he must have gone nuts, right? Well, no. After all, what if Mangum is just being honest?...
“Bitch is the new black!” More support for my theory that Tina Fey is the best feminist role model in pop culture today. I heart her.
Q: But brown is good? A: I have brown hair and eyes, and I believe in matching.– Spring Fashion 2008 - Five New Yorkers Who Wear Only One Color Every Day — New York Magazine Stephin Merritt is one of the five and discusses his choice to always wear brown.
So did you hear the one about how the Black Crowes have a new album coming out?...– Black Crowes Respond To Phony Maxim Review - Stereogum
Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle →
If you need to make up your own study abroad experience, they all pretty much...– #72 Study Abroad « Stuff White People Like
How many playpen balls would it take to fill your... →
Thanks to AMS for the link… and for his general assistance in maintaining my sanity with the fun links lately. Sanity = slowly draining away.
41 Hilarious Science Fair Experiments →
Some fake but still funny. Courtesy of John Hodgman.
Allan M. Siegal, a longtime arbiter of New York Times style before retiring,...– Celebrating the Semicolon in a Most Unlikely Location - New York Times Thank you to AMS for brightening my otherwise craptastic day with that link.
Noise Pop: Follow those Dodos They're awkward,... →
SF Bay Guardian feature on the Dodos. Wish I had time to read it but it looks interesting.
But mostly I felt bad for myself. Overly bad, like ‘I’ve been martyred on...– Reading this excerpted story from Things I’ve Learned from Women Who’ve Dumped Me totally makes me want to read the book. And Dan Savage? Huh? A description: “Ben Karlin, former Head Writer for The Daily Show and Editor of The Onion culls anthology of broken hearts and lessons...
stereogum: Arcade Fire Cover The Magnetic Fields... →
I agree that the cover’s not fantastic, but still, this is my #3 favorite Mag Fields song of all time so I was excited.
LifeHacker: How to Stop Checking Email on the... →
If only everybody I work with would read this. ESPECIALLY NUMBER 4: ”Don’t BIF people during off-hours. “BIF” stands for “before I forget” and refers to emails sent on evenings or weekends out of fear of forgetting a to-do or follow-up. This sets a mutual expectation of 24/7 work hours and causes a plethora of problems. There are a number of better alternatives....
Once breakup proceedings have been initiated, a white person is immediately...– #70 Difficult Breakups « Stuff White People Like I know I just linked to this but I thought today’s entry was particularly funny. And provided an opportunity to yet again thank everybody who had way too many boring and self-indulgent conversations with me when SAA first moved out…...
Stuff White People Like →
It should actually be refined as “Stuff that Upper-Middle Class Liberal White Americans” like, but still funny. “#66 Recycling “Recycling is a part of a larger theme of stuff white people like: saving the earth without having to do that much. “Recycling is fantastic! You can still buy all the stuff you like (bottled water, beer, wine, organic iced tea, and cans of...
Around The World In A Single Stroke →
I can’t say how this came up, but you people who share my sense of humor will appreciate it. A million thanks to TY for the link.
Farmed Salmon Decimating Wild Salmon Worldwide →
The Venn diagram of reasons why I am a vegetarian seemed to leave open the possibility of eating farm-raised salmon if I ever felt like it, but I think this article convinces me otherwise. This whole “having ethics” thing is kind of a hassle sometimes.
John Vanderslice - The Bay Bridged Podcast →
I have a special place in my heart for John Vanderslice, but even non-fans can appreciate his story about why and how he started Tiny Telephone and what it means to him that starts at around the 24-minute mark. It’s about 8 minutes long.
Caffeine: A User's Guide to Getting Optimally... →
Interesting post with supportive studies, via Lifehacker.
Divulging your corporation’s proprietary information on your blog is...– Polls: At Law Firm, Please Keep The Lady Objectification To A Low Roar. At Gawker, Go Right Ahead.
Two things that you people should be using for my benefit and also because they’re handy: Last.fm: Tracks what you’re listening to in iTunes or on your iPod (with the iSproggler plugin) or even on Rhapsody (another plugin), gives you recommendations and statistics about your listening habits. I want you to use it and add me as your friend so that I can notice when you’re...
PopMatters | 20 Questions with Robyn Hitchcock →
“10. Your hidden talents…? I use every one I’ve got, and the others are unmentionable”
Slate V - Hillary’s Inner Tracy FlickDon’t you just hate when some upstart comes along and threatens your best-laid plans? We were struck by how well one of Reese Witherspoon’s monologues from the film Election fits the narrative of Campaign 2008. (Thanks to DH for the link.)
Meet my hot new stripper wife / Turns out the... →
I love Mark Morford. Thanks to CAV for the link.
stereogum: New Dodos - "Jody" →
More Dodos… I can’t wait to see them at Cafe du Nord later this month.
Weekend America: The Mountain Goats do Super Tuesday “We asked the Mountain Goats to write a song about Super Tuesday. And they did!” Thanks PH for the link.