Archive for September, 2008

The new Coldplay video made its way to my inbox this morning, so I feel compelled to share: What I actually wanted to share was that hilarious non-conversation that Yasmine and I overheard while inching out of the Chiba Marine stadium during Summerfest after Summer Sonic,  between two American dudes (yes, DUDES) who seemed really […]

So have you seen Katie Couric interviewing Sarah Palin? You really should, because it’ll make you cringe realllll good. In this video, Katie Couric asks Sarah why she think Alaska’s proximity to Russia has any bearing whatsoever on her ability to handle America’s foreign policy as potential VP (and potential P – McBush doesn’t look […]

I offer you some Thursday goodies, mainly new songs that I discovered while not sleeping after sahur this morning: 1) A different, but still lovely, version of Edith Piaf (by the very lovely My Brightest Diamond) 2) Vampire Weekend does more of their (what I think is) baroque pop thingy with, yes, 500% more violin! […]



How nice that this should be on NYT on the morning that I was very unceremoniously drenched in water thanks to some fucking car driving into a puddle.



I was trying to get a feel of whether I should go and read Philip Roth’s American Pastoral (just because I’m madly in love with the title) so I went to Amazon and found the above gem. Yes! Truth! These old-male-writers-as-institutions thing is a bit annoying. There’s a good reason why I never touched them […]

From The LA Times: Facebook reflects struggle over Islam’s role (I prefer Gawker’s title: Facebook proves people are all alike (Dumb) ) With dueling names such as the International Day to Take Off Your Veil and Prophet Muhammad: The Greatest Leader of All Time, they taunt one another; they agree to disagree and occasionally they […]