There he goes again, being all inspirational and...
justsayjolie: Andrew and I are having a very interesting conversation about the nature of privacy and boundaries on the internet, and my little bleeding heart would like to take a moment to apologize to anyone who I may have hurt or embarrassed by sometimes being a little thoughtless (not malicious though, I swear). Also, if anyone ever wants me to remove something from my blog you need simply...
Y2K bug came late. Thanks, Microsoft.
The weekend that Wall Street died →
Krucoff wishes he was Snoopy’s French desert cousin brother Spike.
Doesn’t look like this is online yet (someone forwarded the email to YM) and I know politicians at all levels have to coddle certain constituencies but I still find this odd…Statement by Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn Re: Israel’s right to defend against attacks While many of us were celebrating the holiday season with friends and loved ones, the state of Israel found...
If Caroline says so, then D-Plan is in effect. Here’s to another goddamn New Year…
Watch as Benny Morris continues his inexorable decline into national crackpot as he rehashes every existential threat facing Israel without devoting a single word to the settlements.
One of Simon Rich’s jokes from Ant Farm, except it’s based on that article that the New York Press ran on the Rich kids the other week: Simon Rich: I’m Simon Rich. New York City: Here’s a book deal.
Israelis in leather.
If Magic Molly posts to her Tumblr and no one reblogs or likes it, does that not make it profound? Let the MM backlash begin!! (Sorry, someone had to make the joke and we can’t imagine anyone else stepping up to the plate. Don’t worry, it’s just a wiffle ball bat.)
AK, I’m still waiting for the money you owe me, and donating it to the Human Fund doesn’t count. Anyway, I’ve been busy reading another YM-related novel, and it’s a doozy.
Two hundred a week? Amateur. Tell him to give me a call when he falls back off the VW Bus.
tesslynch: “After this experience, it didn’t take long for me to realize that most of the stereotypes associated with marijuana were true. I didn’t think I “got high” that first time and was therefore quite keen on doing it again. There was no longer a stigma, at least in my mind, associated with people who smoked marijuana.” What’s the stigma? That they listen to Led Zeppelin and eat...
Consumerist has always been our favorite Gawker Media blog. There’s a real purpose and noble cause behind it. We’re glad its sale has been finalized. Congrats to Ben & Co.
When Jewish teen magazines run anti-pot scare stories, mashiach must be very far away. And $200/week? Is that the going rate, Katie?
Eli and I received this email from Neal about bombs in Beersheva and Eli forwarded it to one of his Jewcy friends who got permission from Neal to post it. See, Eli has a good Jewish heart.
I hung out with one of my best high school friends over Christmas. Ron and I spent a good amount of time living in a van during the years we had a band together. Despite years of fighting “the shop”—that is, going to work on the line at General Motors—he’s been there for a while now, making good money while going to school. He’s just been laid off, at least temporarily. His...
Rocket Hit Beersheva
lowlife: Multiple rockets just hit Beersheva. We had the adom air raid siren go off and the explosions were loud. Glad the bomb shelter is in the basement. FUCK. Reblogging to let Neal know we’re thinking of him (and everyone over there). Hang in there, man.
Rex’s 30 Most “Notable” Blogs of 2008. Whatever the fuck that means. As Foster pointed out, you can’t mention Rex and 2008 lists without referencing “Hamptons: Tent. Video camera. Condoms.” We’re still waiting for the t-shirt.
Anyone else notice Sloane Crosley liven up the Proof blog? Chug-a-lug, pooh bear.
(Not one follower lost yet? Eli, whip out that picture of your sister’s afterbirth. That should do it.)
You felt that you needed to point out the impossibility of making such a joke? Really? Thanks, but it NEVER CROSSED MY MIND and I’m not sure what type of person mines a situation like this and tries to determine what’s an acceptable joke or not - except a sick fuck. Do we need to bring Bakes in here to call a cease-fire?
My email actually noted the impossibility of making such a joke, but if it was at all possible, I wanted to point out the horrors of the bombing by highlighting the sick banality of a potential corporate sponsorship. It would be mocking and condemning the perpetrators — and that means you, too, Nike boy — not the victims. Ask Naomi Klein. She’d understand. She’d...
No misunderstanding. You wanted to make a fuckin’ Nike joke in regards to the horrors of the Gaza bombing on a man who lost his family? How? Just tell me how in the smallest possible way is there any angle for that? You sick fuck, Eli.
This is NOT TRUE. I wrote an email saying I wished there was a way to make a Nike comment pointing out the horrors of the strikes, but concluded it was impossible to do so without appearing to be a triumphalist bastard. Andrew misunderstood, just as he misunderstood the turtle comic, just as he misunderstands everything in the world that matters.
Katie likes it, and that’s all that matters to me. Plus, she points out that the “punchline” will be the inevitable comments beneath. I’m sure you’ll add your two cents, c/o your bashert. (Andrew, click here first.)
Also, Eli wanted to make a joke yesterday about a photo of a Palestinian man wearing a Nike hat and holding his baby son after his 4 daughters were blown to pieces. I won’t link to it but it’s the saddest fucking thing I’ve ever seen. I have no idea what kind of sick fuck would want to make a “Just Do It” crack, but I told him there was NO JOKE in any of this and...
I hope it’s abstract, otherwise it’s just stupid.
Andrew’s just frustrated because my upcoming comic is “too abstract” for him, possibly because it involves a turtle.
And while we’re kicking around Nextbook, go read Love Thy Neighbor: What’s behind evangelical support for Israel? for something a little more even-handed than Eli’s vile cartoon.
The Last Shul In Detroit [via Nextbook]
You should do a 90-minute video with just the “Kettlebells” cam.
Stalin voted third-best Russian; Keith Gessen’s campaign for satirist Mikhail Bulgakov (we backed Psoy Korolenko of course) falls on the deaf earmuffs of the tyolkas he’s scoring with cute hockey phrases every night. (We joke, we Google “russian jailbait”!)
And this is why I desperately need someone who can shoot and edit video (as well as blog, podcast, do web marketing and a million other things). I grabbed the song from an eMusic compilation called “Zenergy.” That’s right. I sometimes forget that beyond the lectures, readings and concerts, there’s a gym here. I guess it’s not called a community center for nothing....
When does Rosenblat start writing for Gawker? This is probably an old joke by now, right? How old? Two weeks? Sigh.
doree: Yesterday was my one-year Tumblrversary. We think this date is more important, but we’re probably biased.
An update to my egg nog contretempts. My mother astutely observed that for being so complainy, I could just make it. These good folk seem to have the right idea: Two cups of bourbon. It has to chill. I only made a half recipe (because I’m the only bourbon drinker in the house and you can’t trust anything you find on the internet; Exhibit A: us). Assuming the bourbon does its job, I...
What’s showing at the 92YTribeca screening room on Boxing Day? Orthodox Stance, a film about Dmitriy Salita who occupies the lonely Reuleaux Triangle in a Venn Diagram of Russian immigrant, professional boxer and religious Jew, of course.
COMPUTE’s Gazette, bitches. Any C-64 users in the house (besides Katie of course)?