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- November 09
- I work here.
In my other incarnations, I'm the culture critic for PRI's The Takeaway, and my book, "Gimme Shelter" comes out from S&S 3/3/9.
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October 13, 2009 04:35PM
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September 03, 2009 01:27PM
- Before The Simpsons, before
Futurama, there was Life in
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August 26, 2009 11:46AM
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October 14, 2009 06:52AM
I'd add the
look of pure worship on Jack
White and the
September 04, 2009 02:02PM
- “Oh, I am so so jealous!
What a treasure.
funny to see the cover of
August 28, 2009 02:48PM
- “Well done, Floyd. It's
nice to read something from
who understands the
August 26, 2009 01:32PM
Mary Elizabeth Williams's Links
It's raining meh.
"I don’t think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I’m gay,” says Lambert, in the new Rolling Stone.
Can anybody think of a celebrity outing that really was a shocker? Has there been a "That guy? Shut UP!" moment, ever, really?
Anyway, although… Read full post »
I smell a zeitgeist!
Surely it means something for the Mac maniacs among us that yesterday Apple announced it new OS, the "allow me to introduce you to my Native American spirit guide" Snow Leopard.
Snow Leopard promises to rock out Safari (although it would have to kick considerly more butt… Read full post »
When people ask me why I live in New York, I tell them, for the gay ice cream.
Finally, something that combines my love of homosexuals, disco, bacon, and frozen confections.
Rainbow sprinkles, serious tunes, and the promise of sea salt and Nutella flavors, all from a guy who admits, ""Let's… Read full post »
He had a greater destinty as Snake Plissken ahead of him, but for a brief moment, he could have had a Wookie.
This is why he's my favorite Jonas Brother! That is one secure in his masculinity dude.
Whoa oh oh! Oh oh oh yeah!
This came to me via my friend Piper Kerman, whose book about her year in prison will be published in January.
From the good folks at Knockin Knuckles for Knchange.
Although the bump has always been with us, it's been one year today since the bump felt round the world, to the shock of some.
In honor of this historic event, put aside the high five. Forget the thumbs… Read full post »
You file for a little bankruptcy protection, you crank out a new ad. That is how GM rolls! The spot has already debuted on Facebook and YouTube; it premieres on television tomorrow.
The ad agency, Interpublic Group of Cos.' Deutsch, Los Angeles, surely deserves a Nobel prize for bravery… Read full post »
One of these is an honest to god current hit song. One is not. I leave it to you.
Oh, he's cool, all right.
In celebration of the UK's "ice cream week," and sadly, only for a limited time and only for our friends across the pond, you can drag your tongue across Daniel Craig's bathing suit area.
The Del Monte fruit smoothies come in [SHUT UP] blueberry,… Read full post »
What's it like, you ask, being the mother of two school-aged
children in the midst of Swine Flu-Fest, 2009?
Well, it's just great, thanks.
Yesterday about forty kids were out at my elder daughter's school. Today her field trip was cancelled, on the pretext of rain plus sick kids plus moving them… Read full post »
My elder kid is currently going through a hardcore, early morning reruns of "Saved by the Bell" thing.
(For obvious reasons, she is forbidden from googling "Elizabeth Berkley" and "Dustin Diamond.")
Anyway, would that this Jason Schwartzman vehicle were a real show, instead of a clever marketing devi… Read full post »
Don't be a Twitter Don't!
Social media is all about exhibitionism. (Like you don't care how many tips you get here. You know you do!)
But a modicum of self-awareness goes a long way, folks.
Because if you're tweeting that "#myoneflaw is that I can't find anyone smarter than I with… Read full post »
Well, obviously she's a freedom hating pinko.
In her 1976 Princeton yearbook, Supreme Court nominee Sondra Sotomayor quotes socialist thinker Norman Thomas:
"I am not a champion of lost causes, but of causes not yet won."
Let the hand wringing begin!
So, what's next to your yearbook photo? What were… Read full post »
I love the Amazon reviewers. I love what they've done with milk. And I particularly enjoy what they've had to say of late about the mag-ic-al Three Wolf Moon shirt.
Needs more wolves.
Sure, when shirts like that happen, we could turn away and pretend they're not happening. But… Read full post »
Oh Cali. I lived there. I just got back from there. You have my heart.
You're kind of pissing me off right now.
And you should know, you're not going to win. Because love always wins. Always. My friends and I are here today to say one thing: This.… Read full post »
Did you miss me?
I was mostly offline the past few days because I was in beautiful San Francisco, promoting my book, "Gimme Shelter."
The book, about my misadventures in the housing bubble, came out in March. For somebody who's a nobody, I've still managed to do a lot of interviews… Read full post »
Very funny and deeply wise words to to the Tulane Class of Katrina. Works even if you aren't 22 or trying to keep down "20 shots of tequila." Who else can quote the Pussycat Dolls and make it so honest and real?
"Some of the most devastating things that will happen… Read full post »
It's fitting that the preview for "Glee" aired the night of my five year old's spring revue.
Is life like Glee or is Glee just like my life? Hard to tell.
I'll say this: I knew the stars were aligned earlier in the day when I was in the toilet paper… Read full post »
The nominees are in!
Over the weekend, Oxfam laid down a 48 hour challenge for filmmakers aged 28 and younger to submit their mini movies on global warming.
Because Farrell's is fabulous fun!
If you are of a certain age (aka mine), you know about Farrell's. It was an ice cream parlour shoppe back in the day, a place that combined a gay nineties sensibility with disco era overload. In short, the place was like Studio 54 for nine… Read full post »
I'm glad they're tiny, because zombie ants KICK MASSIVE ASS.
This from the University of Texas. (Oh, what's that about wanting to secede, Texas? Good luck all by yourself fending off the undead!)
Get yourself some parasitic phorid flies from South America. Let them burrow into your pes… Read full post »
Less than a week to go, folks. This looks so so so good.
Let's do the math.
I am an ex theater nerd. (ORLY, MB? I know. It's a shocker.)
I love Ryan Murphy's utterly over the top Nip/Tuck.
Jane F-ing Lynch!
Glee version of "Rehab."
To recap: if you… Read full post »
They may seem similar, but Coke and Pepsi have always positioned themselves as wacky opposites. You know, like Balki and Larry. Coke, you see, is the real thing. It's always Coca Cola. Coke has never ceased producing a glass bottled version of its liquidy nectar. Pepsi, OTOH, is the choice of… Read full post »
If this trailer for the greatest movie you will never see doesn't make you day, well, I hope you enjoy being dead on the inside. Bonus points if you recognize the stars because sadly, this Trivial Pursuit motherf---ing champion did not.
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