I just receive my $100 worth of Seamless Web coupons! And guess what? I don’t even need to spend anything to use them. My first reaping of the rewards of blogging. Fabulous.
Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition) →
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Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn’t block traffic.– Dan Rather
Some deep spam...
Someone spammed me an H.L. Mencken quote this morning. Usually when the subject line is “FWD: Deal” I expect to find some crude language and a click here! link. Instead, all that was inside was: “Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and...
Dining Briefs - Curry-Ya →
I love love curry. Some people don’t, but I’m a huge fan. I’m excited to try out this new Japanese curry place on 10th and 2nd Ave. Sounds delicious.
NYT: Obama as Professor →
This dare-I-say eloqent piece by Jodi Kantor in the Times explores Obama-as-professor. I find it very provoking and appreciate the portrait it paints of a fair-minded and deeply thoughtful teacher.
Dead Monster Washes Ashore in Montauk →
Question of the Day: Is it real? Either way, it’s terrifying. But maybe it’s a friendly monster? Actually, my coworker just suggested: “I think it’s a turtle with no shell!” Who knew turtles were so scary?
11 Ways to Build an Extraordinary Life... →
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Broken Record: Four Mistakes That Killed the... →
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Seduction isn’t making someone do what they don’t want to do. Seduction is...– Waiter Rant (via woodshavings) (via ladysadie) (via ideachute) (via somethingchanged)
If adults were subjected to the same indignities...
adamfrucci: More awesomeness from Simon Rich: PARTY Zoe: Dad, I’m throwing a party tonight, so you’ll have to stay in your room. Don’t worry, though—one of my friends brought over his father for you to play with. His name is Comptroller Brooks and he’s roughly your age, so I’m sure you’ll have lots in common. I’ll come check on you in a couple of hours. (Leaves.) Comptroller Brooks: Hello. ...
Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become...– Brian Adams
The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it...– Henry Miller (via lissak06)
Lessons in Love, by Way of Economics →
Another great piece by Ben Stein. Lovely.
10 Day Forecast: Sunshine, sunshine and more sunshine. I love summer :)
Me: Want to be on my Street Wars team?
Alison: I don't know about that. What if some guy ends up raping me with a watergun?
Radiohead's "House of Cards" Music Video →
lfarm: The music video for House Of Cards, from the band’s 2007 album In Rainbows, was shot entirely by scanning systems that use lasers instead of lenses to capture the image. Radiohead’s lead singer Thom Yorke said the idea of filming people without using a camera captivated him. “I always like the idea of using technology in a way that it wasn’t meant to be used,” Yorke said. Article
Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and...– Mel Brooks
dihard: Watch the Growth of Walmart Across America *Note: FlowingData has updated its version to include the year. Wow. I’d love to see this for other companies like McDonald’s, Starbucks, etc. Per the creator (originally this guy), the database used did not include opening dates for these other companies. In fact, it only had about 1/3 of the opening dates for Walmart stores. That’s why...
Ideas are like fish. You don’t make the fish, you catch the fish. In a way there...– David Lynch (via lonelysandwich) (via hipsterdiet) (via whatcriscilikes)
He may be mad, but there’s method in his madness. There nearly always is...– GK Chesterton
Lauched yesterday, former oil tycoon T. Boone Picken’s plan to increase wind power, with the goal of curtailing spending on foreign oil, may or may not be a solution to our energy crisis. But either way, it’s inspiring to see tangible proposals and a real call to action. These things seem like a rarity with all the political rhetoric being thrown around. The campaign has a strong...
StreetWars: Watergun Assassination Tournament →
Oh yes yes yes. I’ve always wanted to do this…and now i will! Sign up deadline is August 29th for anyone who wants to join :)
The State of the Web - Summer 2008 →
Made my reservations early this year. Scored primetime spots at Davidburke + Donatella, Lure Fishbar and Kellari. Can’t wait, as I love love love trying new restaurants. Actually ate at Kellari for Winter RW and it was so phenom I’m going back. Fantastic service, which is an NYC rarity, delicious fresh greek seafood, and a beautiful dining room. Highly recommended.
This song is constantly stuck in my head... →
imperfectbeauty: … and I just saw the video for the first time (thanks to Kanye’s blog). Crazy. In an 80s-sort-of-low-budget-holy-drugs kind of way. Either way, the song is fab and has been replaying in my head for seriously over a month now. MGMT is awesome and this video is most definitely crazy. Now I feel like I’m tripping…
The US and Europe also need to take action to reduce mandates, subsidies and...– World Bank President Robert Zoellick |BBC NEWS | Business | US and EU urged to cut biofuels
You don’t get anything clean without getting something else dirty.– Cecil Baxter
TV is not vulgar and prurient and dumb because the people who compose the...– David Foster Wallace (via craig) (via neekolas) (via monkeytypist) (via somethingchanged) Wallace is one of my favs :) Great quote from A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again.