Saturday, May 31, 2003

The effervescent Mr. Landsman gently challenged the idea that Republican-hating is really "bigotry", and instead of engaging in a long philosophical debate that I'm actually only 50% certain of I'll totally cop to simply copying the catchy hook of the previous article's title. Good thing I don't work for the New York Times, eh?

Great article on New York City's most common, socially acceptable bigotry. This guy should see what it's like in the arts world.

Thursday, May 29, 2003

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Lileks captures how I felt about RELOADED.

Sunday, May 25, 2003

Over the months I have had an excellent research for my HBO project...there are thousands of bored office temps out there.

Friday, May 23, 2003

"Critics are the little people who come onto the battlefield after the war and shoot all the wounded"

George Roy Hill

Hard as it may be to believe, but cameltoe appears to be in. Not only in, but the New York Times is reporting this--indeed, the end times are near.

Thursday, May 22, 2003

Monday, May 19, 2003

Chris Hardwick has been the host of the TV show Shipmates. From his website:

I know discrimination. In sixth grade I was the victim of a hate crime. Four white kids attacked me simply for the color of my velvet 100-sided die side-pouch. Using my D&D �Fiend Folio� as a plunging device, they stuffed me into a lunchroom trashcan. Because I am a positive person, I noted that the can was half-full, yet I couldn�t help but feel like a 9th level loser with a +5 sadness.

Thursday, May 15, 2003

A lot of Nerve's articles have been getting steadily more insipid, but this piece by Nicky Beer on the vocabulary of an adult store is really neat.

NYT publisher Arthur Sulzberger's moose, explained: "Mr. Sulzberger instilled a management-guru-influenced corporate culture evident in off-site meetings that made some attendees from the news side cringe. He asked executives to read books such as 'The Leadership Moment,' a series of stories about life-changing incidents. Chief Executive Russell T. Lewis roller-bladed into one meeting to show how the Times was speeding up decision making. Executives sometimes award each other a small beanbag moose to recognize particularly probing questions, a reference to a fable in which a moose is asked to dinner and no one questions why. 'My father and his generation were defined by the Great Depression and World War II, and it created a very strong command-and-control culture,' says Mr. Sulzberger. 'My generation is defined more by revolutions...We deal with the moose.' One moose sits on his office computer, another on a TV set."

Tuesday, May 06, 2003

Dear Reader:

I was sitting on a cracked red vinyl barstool in an anonymous Polish deli in Greenpoint flipping through the latest issue of 'Zines 'R' Us, which I must admit, is a fairly decent effort, although the paper quality lacks much to be desired. Ever the contrarian, I'll take a good card stock over readable content any day. Content is a commodity; paper is not. I remember walking through the Dresden train station three years ago, distracted by the thought of the Czechen hooker I'd just fucked in a grimy phonebooth a few feet away from that eight story tenement house with the cracked oak doors, and coming across a faded yellow booklet that had three words printed in block letters on each page. How unnecessary those words were�the ink polluting the page! I don't speak German so I have no idea what they said, but it was the single most beautiful thing I'd ever seen.

Jeff Koyen

Friday, May 02, 2003

A British Airways spokesperson responding to reports that Liz Hurley and boyfriend Arun Nayar were making out under a duvet in their first class reclining seats: "We're delighted to see that British Airways' spacious flat beds in first class are being put to good use. It is a welcome example of how our unique flat beds offer not only great comfort, but room enough for two."