jaygabler asked: If you could ask Dr. Dolittle three questions about pushmi-pullyus, what would they be?
‘FUUUUCK THAT,’ I said. ‘I just want to drink some...– A bunch of people in today’s Awl comments were talking about this “classic” piece, which I seem to have missed the first time it ran. It is, indeed, classic.
I’m getting pretty sick of dating the Internet. I don’t know what weird alchemy drove me to forge the relationships I’ve had over the past eight years, but I’m not finding it in these strange, disconnected meetings. When I complain about this, other people say that you can’t really know if you’re going to like someone because you both have the same favorite TV...
Almost as good as Raising Cain.
Lazy Self-Indulgent Book Reviews: Rat Park. →
lazybookreviews: This was our favourite Martha Beck concept. She talked about this rando study from the 1980s about rats and opiates, in which a researcher wondered if lab rats kept tappin’ the ol’ morphine button because their lives as lab rats sucked so hard. So he built half of his lab rats this rat-paradise he dubbed “Rat Park,” which was 200 square feet of rat-oriented delights and...
A Brief History of "SNL" Women at the Box Office →
Otherwise known as “stage actress, supporting roles in Adam Sandler vehicle, Tina Fey, TV appearances, supporting role in Jim Carrey vehicle, writer.” Not exactly comforting when you consider the list of megastar male alumni. Go see Bridesmaids this weekend, you guys. Seriously.
I’ve always been suspicious. I don’t even look into my face. I...– I could read interviews with Werner Herzog all day. (I saw Cave of Forgotten Dreams in 3-D on Monday. Worth the upcharge; the paintings are truly stunning.)
I just went on a date with a 37-year-old.
“And should I then presume? And how should I begin?”
The argument is that the only ways you’re ever going to end the drug...– Mayor Bloomberg’s thoughts on drug policy. Awl commenter, reading my mind: “As far as I can tell, this pretty much captures the logic of the drug war perfectly.”
Talking 'bout Bin Laden
me: life is horrible, basically
like, this guy kills a bunch of people and celebrates
we kill him and celebrate
someone else is going to kill more of us and celebrate
this is not the time for kool and the gang
Chris: always time for kool and the gang
me: "there's a party going on right here"
Chris: you should think of kool's feelings when you say that
and those of the gang
A Hard Rain Falls: Folk Music in Harvard Square,...
jaygabler: Technically speaking, my first arts journalism job was as movie columnist at the St. Agnes Hi-Times; I triumphantly rose to be co-editor of that modest rag, then went 14 years without a single journalistic foray except for an essay on bike commuting for the Merriam Park Post. I defended my doctoral dissertation at Harvard in January 2007, and spent that spring semester as a lecturer...
But here's why it's actually important to see... →
caitlinpodiak: A week from Friday! May 13! I can’t wait! I’m planning on seeing this opening night. If that New Yorker article on Anna Faris made you want to die, you need to go see this movie. If you want to see awesome, inspiring women like Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph get more work, you need to go see this movie. If you want to support Judd Apatow’s efforts on behalf of funny...
The pathology that is being a writer. →