Carrie Brownstein:“Here’s a side note for you: In a high-school creative-writing class I tried to pass off a Soundgarden song as one of my own poems. Yep, the song was on the album Badmotorfinger. I’m just going to put that fact out there. Apologies to Chris Cornell, and to my teacher.”
Who reads Gawker these days? Probably no one.
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moe writes for carney about gessen on recession. like catching your cousin hooking up with your sibling while “whoomp (there it is)” plays in the background. do not get. stepping. away. from. computer.
Who Will Watch The YM?
dogsareadorable: I’m pretty sure Young Manhattanite is the IRL version of The Watchmen. Except for the Internet, and nerdier (if that’s possible). The obvious question: who gets the penis?
peterfeld: youngmanhattanite: By the way: sorry, Feld this (PLUG) is what I’ll be doing tonight. I’m using the internets for good, btw: the power of logic and good juju/”hope” combined will ideally make my Jay-Z rain dance work. That’s odd, Jay-Z is down as a “maybe” for Obliterati. It starts at 6 so he could do both. First we’ll get him lubricated with jargaritas, then he can grab Lykke Li and...
By the way: sorry, Feld this (PLUG) is what I’ll be doing tonight. I’m using the internets for good, btw: the power of logic and good juju/”hope” combined will ideally make my Jay-Z rain dance work.
Thinking about doing some non-degree math stuff at... →
dminkin: …but I haven’t taken a math course in 10 years. Tread lightly… I did this about 10 years ago at Baruch College when I thought maybe I could be a math teacher. Guess what, I’m not a math teacher.
Awww, that’s nice. I was going to do a post starting with, “Two Alabamians, four Jews, two Germans, a wop, blonde banker and Ryan Brown walk into a bar…”
I enjoyed it, too.
secret dispatch to attendees of last night’s FOYM soiree: you guys are awesome, and i’m reminded of this every time we all get together. this post is not bylined.
What’s the name of the woman who is like a Silicon Valley PR person that someone wrote an article about a couple of weeks ago about how she’s not just a PR person but more a catalyst. This is a Caroline question.
Who’s the most Brooklyn person you know?
Everything you grew up on is middle-aged and guarding his lawn.
Who’s the most New York person you know?
Everything your parents grew up on is dying.
I would ask, “Why didn’t anyone ever tell me the Foo Fighters covered Kiss The Bottle?” but I suppose I was lucky enough to have avoided it till now. It’s just not the same song without Blake’s gravelly touch.
leoncrawl: Pogrom :-( We enjoyed Leon’s liveblogging of Fiddler on the Roof.
viceuk: How to read your girlfriend’s vagina http://twi.la/b55nr Who wants to field this one? Melissa? Krisanne?
If you have some eMusic downloads to burn, I... →
maura: This album, which came out in 1992 and which I bought because of a Billboard note that talked about them garnering major-label interest*, is maybe one of the best powerpop albums evarrrrr, and certainly one of the best album-closing song suites of all time. Plus, it’s an “album download,” so you are getting 16 songs for the price of 12. * The other band name-dropped in said item: the...
Ricky’s recent successes must be incredibly difficult on Jakob. I wouldn’t be surprised if Jakob regrets ever having met Julia.
Honest question: Does anyone in media (or outside of it) actually like Dan Abrams? He comes across as one of the biggest assholes I’ve ever seen. Fuck that guy.
fimoculous: Founder of Loopt on Charlie Rose last night. Nicely articulate, and I love Charlie’s weird questions. Someone must be really pumping Loopt to Charlie Rose. He asked Mike Arrington about it last week. Sorry again, Dens.
BTW, I got five on whoever’s bringing the rainy day dope tonight.
Posh Meets Past on Lower East Side →
HA! That’s nothing. On my high school lax team we had a Connie, two Katies, a Cookie and a Kakkie. I think 3/4 are married or engaged.
Remember that time we tried to keep a YM social schedule using Google Calendar? 10x gay. Save this one though:The New World of New York City Rentals with Curbed.com What should you be paying for your place? This is the place to find out. Curbed and 92YTribeca bring you a live how-to guide discussing the state of the fast-changing New York City rentals market, with an eye on new buildings,...
Katie has friends named Popi and Boppy. They look something like this.
Just got my ticket for the Autism Speaks to Young Professionals party on Thursday August 6th at the New York Stock Exchange. KB is on the event committee. We hope you can make it.
negevrockcity: Being an American in Israel - especially one not well versed in Judaism - is always good for kicks. Sundown tonight marks the beginning of Tisha B’Av, a Jewish holiday marking the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. According to Wikipedia: The fast commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, which occurred about 656 years apart, but on the same...
FOYM Greg Levey gets his first Newsweek article and comes up with the surprising suggestion that Obama should make George W. Bush his Mideast envoy.Obama claims that the peace process is an essential plank of his program for the region, but it will be impossible to make progress if he can’t convince Israel to defer to American leadership. In the history of U.S.-Israel relations, probably no...
So yeah, Rex just designed this site called Gossip Cop. It’s about busting bad dish (ie showing up gossip columnists). [insert opinion]
Madoff is lying about his feelings towards his sons in order to protect them.
Alumni Report. Less insidery.
Her: “I am going to eat Jello because it has zero calories.” Him: “You should not eat Jello because it has zero calories. However, you should also not not eat Jello because it has zero calories.” Her: “That doesn’t make any sense.” Him: “I have just disproved the existence of the universe.”
lvlewitinn: youngmanhattanite: peterfeld: Ha’aretz editor Aluf Benn in today’s NYT: All [Israelis] see is American pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to freeze settlements, a request that’s been interpreted here as political arm-twisting meant to please the Arab street at Israel’s expense — or simply to express the president’s dislike for Mr. Netanyahu. …or, maybe the...
caro: youngmanhattanite: Actually, looks like Pareene was on the Faulkner call first. Sorry, Caro. Not one bit surprised, since I thought it was pretty obvious. That said: I haven’t read Gawker today. That means it was a good day.
Actually, looks like Pareene was on the Faulkner call first. Sorry, Caro.
And then in the summertime such extreme summertime about a hundred and fifty...– Palin’s farewell speech (Full transcript) In four words: Faulkner goes to Alaska (via inothernews) (via caro) We’re giving Caro one big point for making the Faulkner call. Spot on, fair lady, spot on.
peterfeld: Ha’aretz editor Aluf Benn in today’s NYT: All [Israelis] see is American pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to freeze settlements, a request that’s been interpreted here as political arm-twisting meant to please the Arab street at Israel’s expense — or simply to express the president’s dislike for Mr. Netanyahu. …or, maybe the President just has no sympathy or regard...
Her: “35 is the upper limit of precocity.” Him: “Yup. From now on, it just is the way it is.” PS Congrats blip.tv. Well done.
Hey media nerds! Here’s a link (that I ripped from Mike Hudack) to a bunch of comments responding unfavorably to the decision of an amateur photographer to sell a cover photo to TIME for 30 dollars. It’s the same dynamic as with the written word, except for photos. Now you can write a post about it on your blog and barely get paid for it, too.* *If at all.
caro: soupsoup: caro: youngmanhattanite: Is Twitter developing a closed community setting? If so, the applications for transactional professionals (to the extent they even exist anymore) could be incredible. This is a Caroline McCarthy type question, btw. If they go this route, which we’d heard awhile back that they would be but it never happened (at least not yet), I wouldn’t be...