Scott gets the feeling it's going to be a slow day... →
The other America.
alexbalk: I’m sure it’s nice enough and that the people who live there enjoy the same hopes, dreams, loves and longings that we all have, but, Jesus, pass, thanks. It’s pithy insights like this that make me think of Alex Balk as our generation’s Benjamin Franklin. When will he collect these aphorisms in book form? I am left to wonder. Update: I am told Harper Collins will...
Scott is irrationally angry about TV spoilers... →
Scott has just been told his fears are... →
Scott fears the end has come for Scrabulous. →
Grand Piano Marathon →
Congrats to Lisa and Martin — this is a great review.
Heath Ledger wasn’t just a great actor, he was my favorite actor…I would give back all my awards, all my nominations to have him back.That was John Travolta, speaking at this Australia festival last night at Jazz at Lincoln Center. I don’t know why he was there. He and Bindi Irwin kicked off the evening with a barely watchable little skit, but he prefaced the whole thing with a...
I hired a personal assistant today →
And by hired, I mean “signed up for a free web service that lets you manage your schedule using regular language in your email, and then sends you these awesome reminder emails from Sandy, who seems like a very capable woman.”
The Atlantic removes its pay wall →
This gets a yay (though as Kottke notes, still no RSS feeds, boo). I do wish Salon would get rid of their ad wall, too.
Scott said he's finally done with the third season... →
Scott is up Hudson Valley way, yessir. →
A Cottage In Rhinebeck →
Quiet, charming, comfortable (we are writing this weekend). Big plus: Good restaurants nearby, comes stocked with breakfast items (we are not cooking this weekend, unless you call microwaving sausage cooking).
Scott is heading north, not west. →
Scott is plink p-plink plink plink. Plonk. →
This is the plinking. It’s like the sound of...
I have been told my Tumblr looks “thrown together.” I will try to rectify this.
Pho Tu Do →
Grilled shrimp over vermicelli and a Vietnamese salad make the perfect lunch combo. Peggy agrees.
Indoctrination Videos →
Big ups to Gawker for hosting the Cruise video. At least for the time being, before the ISP, Gawker advertisers and Nick Denton and everyone Nick Denton’s family all get to meet the Scientologist lawyers.
Scott kind of can't believe how ludicrous the... →
David Rieff's "Swimming In A Sea Of Death" →
Elizabeth Benedict, writing on HuffPo, calls Reiff’s memoir about Susan Sontag’s death “riveting, provocative, and heartbreaking.” It certainly is heartbreaking — its primary tone is muted anguish. Since the subject matter is close to something I’m working on, I thought about pitching a review of the book, but finally decided against. Why? Because I...
The 861 Position →
I think Wesley Snipes may ultimately become best known for his position as a tax activist and his affiliation with the Nuwaubians.
A Deadly Web of Deceit →
A lot of background and detail on the fascinating, disturbing story of Megan Meier. Too bad it’s so terribly, terribly written.
Scott shovels feed into the gaping maw of buzz. →
Scott regrets making a quiz. →
No No Kitchen →
It’s apparently food from New Orleans. I still don’t know what creole is, but the Southern Fried Chicken wasn’t half bad.
Radiohead, “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” As...
Scott is watching episode 3, season 3 of The Wire. →
Scott is watching episode 1, season 3 of The Wire. →
Scott is watching episode 12, season 2 of The... →
Scott is watching episode 11, season 2 of The... →
And make no mistake: irony tyrannizes us. The reason why our pervasive cultural...– This is from DFW’s essay “E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction” in A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again (via via). It is 10 years old, and still no less right.
Scott is syncopated, which is to say he's stressed... →
Radiohead's Scotch_Mist →
A live studio performance of “In Rainbows,” plus extras. I forgot, but meant to have this playing somewhere in the background for the NYE bash.
Scott is headed to Coney Island. →