themattsmith: fuckyeahcilantro: people who don’t ‘get’ cilantro are like autistics who don’t ‘get’ why making eye contact during conversation is such a big deal. Yep.
Breaking: Upper West Side H&H Reopens →
Phew! (via Bittman)
Is it weird that the person I'm most excited about... →
krankmills: What? She was the best part of ‘13!’ Roundabout must be stopped!
I also want to see UP in 3D
krankmills: I am 10, apparently. Me too!
L'esprit de l'escalier →
onemoretimewithfeeling: L’esprit de l’escalier or esprit d’escalier (stairway wit) is the sense of thinking of a clever comeback in an encounter when it is too late. The phrase can be used to describe a riposte to an insult, or any witty, clever remark that comes to mind too late to be useful—when one is on the “staircase” leaving the scene of the encounter. The phenomenon is usually accompanied...
themattsmith: Royskopp ft. Robyn : The Girl...
Eater: Breaking BagelWire: H&H Bagels SEIZED by... →
zachlinder: NOOOO!! Well, I guess this means Kramer is on strike again. Breaking news just in over the tipline: “Just came back from H&H Bagels, W. 80th & Broadway. At 10:15 am an official was posting a ‘property seized for lack of payment of taxes’ sign…bagels were piled high inside, employees inside, but store was closed by officials.” A call to the main office confirms that not...
DISSENTING JUSTICE: Scalia v. Sotomayor: The Use... →
sexartandpolitics: “Tough Women Are Bitches, Tough Men Are Impassioned Athletes” Interesting analysis.
COLIN: The Zombie Movie It Took $70 To Make →
kylebunch: You read that right — seventy dollars (and a few favors). Awesome.
Does anyone have a New Yorker Subscription?
I want to download the article on Mass Extinctions that was in last week’s issue, but it’s for subscribers only and I don’t have a login. Can someone help?
Saved by the Bell
biteofpythias: icallbs: johncarney: whatthehale: During my AM commute today I learned that the term “saved by the bell” refers to a little bell they used to put on the inside of coffins so that if the person WASN’T REALLY DEAD they could ring the mini bell and the worker on the graveyard shift (origin of that term) could quickly dig them up. I wonder what the REST of your life would be...
Pentagon Plans New Arm to Wage Wars in Cyberspace →
Mr. Obama, officials said, will announce the creation of a White House office — reporting to both the National Security Council and the National Economic Council — that will coordinate a multibillion-dollar effort to restrict access to government computers and protect systems that run the stock exchanges, clear global banking transactions and manage the air traffic control system. He’s...
God I <3 SYTYCD
Austin from Days of Our Lives (5 years ago when I was watching, anyway)
My boss came in and told me she liked something I’d helped produce. All I could muster was “…Glad.” MLIA.
michaelnothing: WTF. Im eating HOT FRIES. That was not needed. Seriously! UGH!
‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma’ Is Required Reading Once... →
peterwknox: emilyposts: Earlier this month, the university announced that it was canceling a program requiring all incoming freshmen to read Mr. Pollan’s book, which links the agriculture industry to obesity, food poisoning and environmental damage. Administrators said budget cuts forced them to cancel the program, but some faculty and students were skeptical. They suspected the cancellation...
Teach for America has endured its share of criticism. Recruits are less likely...– Oh really, TFA, maybe it’s because you throw recruits in extremely dangerous classrooms with LITTLE TO NO TRAINING. (via feistyred) I know some friends that have had positive experiences with TFA, and some with (very) negative. As you said in the earlier post, I think the problem is with how the...
me: Add Dita von Teese to the shortlist of ladies I'd sex...you keep that list, right?
megs: hahaha...ill put her right underneath sherie renee scott and audra mcD
me: ugh - no way! You've obviously mixed up my list and Jesse's
me: she goes underneath Sarah Michelle Gellar and slightly above Gwen Stefani. actually, I don't think I could do SMG - too much sentiment there...I'd prolly just cry the whole time and ask her to hold me.
megs: i mean, i do that anyway, so...dont rule her out
absoluticris: vista crashes. The sky is blue.
Mr Nobody Trailer (not to be confused with MichaelNothing, although from photos one could argue he shares a resemblance with Jared Leto)
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human →
boutofcontext: NYT published an enticing write-up of Harvard biological anthropologist, Richard Wrangham’s, book Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human. In it we learn how being “the cooking apes, the creatures of the flame” allowed fragile habilines to evolve and thrive. Along the way, Wrangham dismisses raw diets as neither optimal nor natural; focuses on how moving from gathering to...
Kitchen 4B: Smoked Ribs at Home →
Jill Santopietro, cook and recipe tester for the New York Times Magazine, creates a smoker out of a wok in her tiny New York City kitchen.