It is possible and often customary in Nootka to imply in speech some physical...– Edward Sapir, Abnormal Types of Speech in Nootka
One free week of Rosetta Stone Irish! →
(Provided you’re not to drunk to fill out the form.) Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Jon Hamm as Lex Luthor. (Also, a comic adaptation that doesn’t suck.)
An Open Letter From Watchmen Screenwriter David... →
(There’s a vague spoiler ahead … if you care. Which, honestly, you probably shouldn’t.) This letter from (one of) the Watchmen scribe(s) basically begs people to go out and see Watchmen again this weekend to support “smart, dark entertainment on a grand, operatic scale.” There are plenty of amateur Watchmen reviews floating around out there, and I don’t really...
PETA Founder Ingrid Newkirk's Will →
This is nothing less than outlandishly batshit, and yet I can’t help but respect the totality of her commitment. A sample: “I make the following suggested directions … That the ‘meat’ of my body, or a portion thereof, be used for a human barbecue, to remind the world that the meat of a corpse is all flesh, regardless of whether it comes from a human being or another...
More Apocryphal Stories of the Presidents →
I don’t usually read the New Yorker because it makes me feel bad about myself, but lo! I have found a Shouts & Murmurs writer entertaining enough to overcome my psychological reservations. (And whose work I can propagate without feeling like a bourgeois asshole.) (More of a bourgeois asshole, anyway.) My favorite piece of his is linked above; my second-favorite can be found here.
Flaming Lips Track Named Official Rock Song Of... →
OK, just to recap here: “Do you realize … that everyone you know … someday … will die.” Oklahoma’s officially more fucked-up than I ever gave it credit for.
The name's Boyle ... Danny Boyle. →
I’m not the world’s biggest Slumdog Millionaire fan, but even the vague possibility of a Danny Boyle-helmed Bond film is heartening. Particularly after the entry from Marc “Why Show the Car Chase When I Can Photograph the Pretty Pretty Hubcabs” Forster.
Lovecraftian School Board Member Wants Madness... →
What can I say: I’m a sucker for a good Cthulhu joke.
For the Michael Scotts in all of us, a collection of Twitter entries that have been responded to with “That’s what she said.”