[Michael Pollan] ungenerously generalizes 20th-century women, whom he imagines...– The Smart Set: Undercooked - May 16, 2013
The red guys are active MASHers (that’s “Mobile Active Simulated...– Mosh Pits Teach Us About the Physics of Collective Behavior
Is that chocolate bread?– One of Don’s British coworkers, on being presented with a sandwich at lunch today. It was pumpernickel.
You're not going to ruin Paul Harvey for me, you...
themattsmith: no matter how “problematic” the ad was. Listening to Paul Harvey (daily?) drove me crazy when I was young, but hearing him last night definitely hit all the nostalgia buttons. And that delivery! Amazing. Anyway, it could have been worse—could have been Orion.
In real life, people are actually much, much kinder than they ever appear to be...– Fay Weldon
A Different Stripe: R.I.P. Evan S. Connell →
nyrbclassics: One reason this book might not might not be so well known is because it is uncharacteristic of the artist’s oeuvre. Then again, one of the things that has kept Connell less known than he should be is that his oeuvre isn’t easily described: his territory shifts with each volume, absenting…
Dickens’ authorial voice does come directly into our heads at that moment....– The Smart Set: Marley and Me - December 8, 2009
Walking on ornaments seems pretty insignificant compared to everything else...– Diagnosing the Home Alone burglars’ injuries: A professional weighs in - The Week
The Brothers Grimm: Freaks or visionaries? |... →
Am not sure there’s always a difference…
titivil: I like to think that every time Google celebrates some anniversary, they are secretly obtaining IP rights in said anniversary.
Depardieu has lit up on Jonathan Ross’s show (and growlingly ground his...– France warms to Gérard Depardieu, the heroic exile - Telegraph
Crowdsourcing, if you’re not familiar with the term, got its start in 1876 when...– The Smart Set: Popular Products - November 11, 2009
themattsmith: valerieagotlib replied to your post: There is a time and place for negotiating gun law… When is the time? When we are not, as a nation, collectively mourning a horrific tragedy. The Patriot Act was conceived in the near wake of 9/11. And that’s the last thing I’m going to say about it today. Words are fucking useless right now.
George Lucas is rightly considered one of the preeminent control freaks of our...– http://www.avclub.com/articles/introducing-chewbaccas-star-wars-holiday-special,89782/