At the closing of the year (yes, that's a...
Every New Year’s Eve (before partying hard in a trashy tube top), I’ve sat in my armchair by the window in my room, and written a brief reflection on the year that has passed. 2008 is no different, except that this year there’s a candle burning, Nina Simone singing, and my computer rests on my new ergonomic lap desk. So I suppose that’s a good pattern to set for 2009...
We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that...– Chuck Palahniuk (found on letsbehonest) (via dontbelievethehype) (via radarchive) (via mikehudack)
Time Warner Cable To Lose Viacom's MTV, VH1,... →
mundy: Fuck! Boy am I considering canceling my cable over this.
Few of the experts doubt that the internet of things will have a profound effect...– Sometime between now and 2010, the internet is poised to reach beyond virtual space and take root in the physical world. According to many futurist thinkers, almost every object you can see around you carries the possibility of being connected to the internet. This means that your domestic...
Israeli Consulate to host Twitter Press Conference... →
You bring yourself to a book, after all; every book is collaborative.– Neil Gaiman’s Journal: At the turning of the year…
For Christmas I received a total of $40 in iTunes gift cards. I guess this means I should buy some music. Recommendations?
The 20 Healthiest Foods for Under $1 →
For everyone pretending that they’re going to eat better in the new year.
Dear Fox, Eat all the dicks. Love, -DOB PS– Daniel O’Brien is very mad at Fox for screwing Warner Brothers over Watchmen (via nickdouglas) I agree with the salient points being made. The major flaw of this article, though, is that it presupposes that the majority of comics fans really really really WANTED this Watchmen adaptation to happen,...
Just rewatched The Sopranos pilot for the first time in 8 years. Totally forgot how funny that show was. Also, how much was set up early on.
Top 10 Pretty Obvious Video Favorites For 2008 «... →
I always hate making these sorts of lists, because I feel like they just reinforce what a lot of other people have already said about what happened in online video this year. But, hey, it was kind of fun to make, and it’ll be nice to look back on it at the end of 2009* and remember the year prior. *Hunched, as I probably will be, over stolen wi-fi available at my hobo camp.
The best houses of all time in L.A. →
It’s important to look at house porn occasionally, if only to remember why one might want to maintain one’s good credit score for the next few years.
Most successful people begin with two beliefs: the future can be better than the...– Op-Ed Columnist - Lost in the Crowd - NYTimes.com (via datainsightsideas) (via somethingchanged)
In Sacramento for the weekend for some quality Grandma time. Some fierce Mexican Train Domino action is about to commence.
Sweaters, books, DVDs, socks, and several days with the family. Everything I ever wanted for Christmas.
Muppet Christmas Carol Soundtrack (on mediafire) →
(via synecdoche) Happy holidays! Word of advice: delete “The Love Is Gone” and just pretend it never happened. (That’s what my brother and I do every year, anyways.)
Now home for the holidays! Hi SF! Was in the house for almost 20 minutes before family began debating source of George Lucas’s failures.
Tim Gunn would rather go naked than wear fur →
Fed, caffeinated, dressed, and hard at work before 9 AM. I know. It’s weird for me, too.
The Star Wars Holiday Special: About Us:... →
This article is fantastic. But no, Dad, once a year is enough.
This weekend has thus far contained: Singapore Slings, Sarah Conner spoilers, Robin Sparkles, tacos, Tacos!!!?, and sleep. So far so good.
Just scanned through every single article I’ve written for NewTeeVee over the past year. Exhausted.
… while “Mad Men” is a wonderful show, it gets two million viewers when the...– “Today’s entertainment universe provides endless variety for every demographic and taste, and the things that everyone actually wants to watch together are few and far between.” Extinction-Level Television Event: NYTimes.com (via somethingchanged)
Would enjoy a nap. Instead getting a mani-pedi. Being a girl is slightly silly sometimes.
Hey, people of Jewish descent! What’s Hebrew for “Happy Hanukkah”? Or, alternately,what’s a traditional greeting along those lines?
muppetpants: ohryan: The Ting Tings - Shut Up...
Simply adore the NYT review of “Seven Pounds.” Have spoiled myself for the movie, and it sounds as insane as described. http://is.gd/cumb
PostSecret Readers Play Santa →
This week, someone emailed Frank of PostSecret to express her sympathy for one of the posted secrets, as she also couldn’t afford the gift her son had asked Santa for, due to health problems. That email was posted, and by another reader’s request, a Paypal donation line was set up. Amber received enough money to afford the present and other necessities. This all happened in the span of...
It’s a Wonderful Life” is a terrifying, asphyxiating story about growing up and...– James Stewart and Frank Capra’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’? It’s a Miserable Life! - NYTimes.com I completely agree with all of that. It’s still one of my favorite Christmas movies, though.
Britney Spears, Back Via YouTube « NewTeeVee →
In which I attempt to write intelligently about an incredibly superficial topic.
Some things that happen to you when you work from...
You become increasingly, perhaps dangerously, reliant on Twitter. Twitter is the working-from-home equivalent to having the desk by the water cubicle, and sure, maybe it gets a little old, constantly overhearing everyone else’s conversations, but how else are you going to eavesdrop on all the hottest gossip and breaking news? The solitude might eventually get to you, but you will come to...
Has anyone ever found a semi-useful holiday gift idea guide online? Because I suspect that they are all complete nonsense.
I have exactly ten minutes to prep for an interview. Putting on my grown-up pants to help me focus. I IZ SIRIUS JRNLST.
Question for Tumblr
ladimcbeth: spytap: If you could do anything and know you wouldn’t fail - not necessarily succeed beyond your wildest expectations, just that by your own measures you would be successful - what would you do? Since I posed it, I’ll answer first: I’d open my own microbrewery. Become an archaeologist. Or an actress. Or both. I’d love to be a 1940s-style jazz singer — just so I...
Butter Holds the Secret to Cookies That Sing →
I wish I had read this article before baking cookies this weekend. But the science of cooking is always fascinating to me.
Help This American Life:
somethingchanged: lapanopticon: From TAL: “Dear listeners, Last week, the economic crisis that we’ve been reporting on hit especially close to home. A dozen colleagues from our home radio station, WBEZ Chicago, had to be laid off. It costs the radio station around $150,000 per year just for the internet bandwidth to deliver the free podcast and web stream of This American Life. That’s not...