Entourage is a bad show
Gabe from Videogum is obviously the best in so many ways, but I think he may have written the best line about Entourage of all time in reference to the Sundance festival: “Late last week and all through this weekend and also today and maybe tomorrow has been the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. I’m not exactly sure of the dates. What do I look like, some SUIT? Suits suck! Turtle, pull the...
The Poet Laureate
W.S. Merwin has long been a favorite poet of mine, mostly for this simple, devastating poem, “Separation”: Your absence has gone through me/ Like thread through a needle./ Everything I do is stitched with its color. Last night, a beautiful poem of his was read at the Tucson memorial: To the New Year With what stillness at last you appear in the valley your first sunlight...
Phi Slama Jama
Will there ever be a better basketball knickname? Some extracurricular reading on these famous frat boys, here is the Wikipedia page, that has good tidbits about Jim Nantz, of all people. And of course, the SI piece de resistance complete with onomatopoeia of what are supposed to be the sounds of dunking a basketball - you be the judge. Either way, the NCAA title game between Phi Slama Jama and...
Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon doing Jackson...
Sometimes you need directions
Clare discovered this manual on how to be a 20-something. It’s like a life coach, but free.
Listening to this (courtesy of Chuck) →
I believe we inherit a great river of knowledge, a flow of patterns coming from...– This article investigates happiness through a scientific lens. And it sounds super dry, but it isn’t. Read it.
I got you something smushy →
Hours and hours wasted →
“No philosopher has ever influenced the attitudes of even the street he lived...– Charles Simic, NYReview of Books Blog, http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2011/jan/04/winter-philosophers/
Thoughts on the all-important Bachelor premiere
Otherwise known as, it’s not baseball season yet and the Knicks aren’t playing tonight: - There was a chick with fangs. like…they looked like her dentist carved them? and they weren’t prosthetic? and of course Brad gave her a rose because she was “different.” Ok. - Brad is way too orangey tan. Chris Harrison too. Lay off the sunless, guys. - The dresses were...
4 out of the 12 of these will come true.
http://amyjeanporter.com/2011/ Beautiful monthly calendar for 2011 by Amy Jean Porter, for free!
Salad and Laughing, friends forever →
Sometimes, you do win friends with salad.