I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors. And I shall adopt new...– Abraham Lincoln. What a thoughtful, reasonable dude he was.
I’ll know that we’re getting someplace when I go into Central Park and see white...– Gloria again.
As social-justice movements have learned the hard way, having someone who looks...– Gloria Steinem on Sarah Palin, in this wonderful interview for New York Magazine
My cellphone's T9 dictionary
Does not know how to say “chestnut,” but does know how to say “icthyologist.”
I have a new house now! And a new roommate, and some new silverware. Otherwise, most things are the same, except I no longer have a bed so I’m sleeping (temporarily, I hope) on a shitty Ikea mattress on the floor. It feels a little like camping, which is fun, although I think the charm will start to wear thin. After I find gainful employment, I think my first move is to buy a shitty Ikea...
Fey-as-Palin possibly most spot-on SNL political impersonation since Carvey-as-Bush Sr.
NPR lists their favorite wake up songs; these are... →
Oh look, it's Devendra Banhart's man parts. →
Wilco giving away free downloads of their cover of... →
POLITICO: Do you think our presence in Iraq and Afghanistan and our continued...– WHAT. WHAT WHAT WHAT. I am so, so terrified by even the remote possibility of this woman getting anywhere NEAR the leadership of these United States.
Because the idea of American exceptionalism doesn’t extend to Americans being...– Aaron Sorkin, speaking as Jeb Bartlet, in a column under Maureen Dowd’s byline.
Everyone's talkin bout fall.
mollylambert: Autumn at first is no more than a freshening of morning and evening, a certain sweet and winy odor in the air that blows upon the cheek as one steps out of doors in the morning, or opens the window at night to lean out a moment and look at the stars, before turning at last to sleep. Autumn is the blooming of the goldenrod all through the oak woods and across the fields. Autumn is...
Blitzen Trapper - Furr I really like this song.
A "domestic travelogue." My favorite is I for... →
Also happy fall! I love that it is 70 degrees out and I can still wear a sweater because there is a BREEZE and it is not HUMID. I can’t wait to go home (so soon!) and be in real fall (turning leaves, apples everywhere, frost on the car windshield in the morning, etc.) for a while, too.
I think Akron/Family says some really wonderful... →
Then it all gets a bit fuzzy again. You have to listen to Dark Side Of The Moon...– Tom Shields, trying out Dark Side of the Rainbow for the Sunday Herald
This is a wonderful essay about rejection letters →
My friend Ariel makes awesome bags and was... →
A video sampling of what some of my last 2 weeks... →
In his retirement, my father has become a regular... →
I am a professional music critic again →
Oof, this got a little beaten up in editing (a sign, perhaps, that I should strive for shorter sentences myself rather than having them enforced upon me.) The album is lovely, though, and you should pick it up despite the fact the second paragraph doesn’t make much sense.
Does anyone need a canary?
I’ve got seven.
Eve Ensler on Sarah Palin
Drill, Drill, Drill I am having Sarah Palin nightmares. I dreamt last night that she was a member of a club where they rode snowmobiles and wore the claws of drowned and starved polar bears around their necks. I have a particular thing for Polar Bears. Maybe it’s their snowy whiteness or their bigness or the fact that they live in the arctic or that I have never seen one in person or touched...
Things I am a sucker for: -female vocalists...
My primary issue with vegetarians is, of course, their inability to cook a...– Nico Muhly
My life in cellphone
So I have this fancy faux-Blackberry for work these days (since I’m on call literally 24 hours a day for the 16 days of the festival), and its predictive text function keeps track of the words and phrases you use the most and then suggests them in a handy pop-up menu when you start typing a word. The list of my most commonly used words should give you a good idea of what my life is like...