Sunday, July 13, 2008

The blog is dead. Long live the blog!

Over here.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Low class high class

Brilliant idea hatched at the bar last night: Invite people to a "Wine and Cheese" party, make it sound all swanky, etc., and then when they show up present them with a table full of Kraft Singles and Franzia.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Dear Carmelina's Taqueria,

You use fake cheese on your nachos!!! Why??????? I fucking hate fake cheese! You use real cheese on your quesadillas and burritos; why can't you use it on your nachos too? I totally did not see this coming.

I mean, if I'm going to be so unhealthy as to eat nachos for dinner, I at least want the pleasure of having gobs of real cheese alongside my black beans, peppers, and chunks of chicken. What I don't want is that space age orange liquid--which doesn't even actually deserve to be called fake cheese, because that suggests it bears some resemblance to and has some of the virtues of the real deal--spoiling my otherwise delicious act of nutritional sin. I mean, your tortilla chips are actually pretty good. Everything else was fine. The fake cheese was not.

Thanks for listening.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Why Wikipedia is great

I doubt Britannica includes a section titled "Gallery of notable taquerias."

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Acts in American lives, according to Google

Searches done on "X acts in American lives," where X is replaced with the ordinal term (first, second, etc.), quotes are included, and the comma is not. 1 is added to all values to facilitate the logarithmic plotting of searches which returned 0 hits.

Monday, April 16, 2007

It's Reeve, dammit!

I just read an Annu. Rev. Neurosci. article by an esteemed professor. In the Acknowledgments section of the paper, he and his coauthor thanked the "Christopher Reeves Foundation" [sic] for financial support. Come on, people! If they give you money, you should be able to get their name right! It's R-E-E-V-E. No "S" at the end. Ok?

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Did Boston overreact here?


Do I nonetheless hope Turner Broadcasting gets in as much trouble as possible?



Because maybe big financial consequences in this case will force any company considering guerrilla, viral, "non-traditional," whatever marketing bullshit to reconsider. Hey marketers: When you deface our cities, try to be oh-so-clever, transparently try to create a curious buzz--it does not make me want to buy your product. It just pisses me off.

See also, Peace, Love, & Linux. How many more servers did that sell, fuckers?