SF Park & Rec Layoffs
Word is 55 people got laid off today. Another wave due in May.
The truth is, I rather like Terminal 5 at...
There are comfortable chairs — sometimes. The WHSmith sells both Twilight and 2666. And I have a soft spot for Pret.
None of the students’ demands was met.– The View from NYU’s Office of Public Affairs: NYU Admin - 1, TBNYU - 0 | NYU Local
Obama Reverses U.S. Position on LGBT Issues at the... →
That message, sent to the bank’s executives in July 2004, referred to a UBS plan...– Back Again, U.S. Wants More Names From UBS - NYTimes.com I’m surprised this isn’t getting more play on the web. There are already vague rumors that a few of the names on the first set of 250 are recognizable. If the DoJ gets any sizable set of names out of UBS, there going to be...
In the graphic novel, Doctor Manhattan’s peen is modest and understated...– Outrage: Watchmen Movie’s Doctor Manhattan to Have Large Penis — Vulture Pretty much the best fan revolt ever.
I'm reading 'Lolita' for the first time
natashavc: UGHHHH. I’m like 50 years too late to this non-stop girl-child stiffie-literary party. I have no one to talk about it with except for tacky lit majors. I was blushing and writhing for 5 hours on a flight. I AM BURSTING TO TALK ABOUT IT. TUMBLR BOOK CLUB YOU GUYSSSSS!!! MY CUP IS FILLED WITH TIDDLES!! TIDDLES, DAMNIT! “This shit is brilliant” — Updike. What? You didn’t try...
FRONTLINE: inside the meltdown →
This is the same FrontLine crew that did Bush’s War and many other excellent things. Full video is now online.
I'm going to miss trainwrecks
Just a bit.
The roots of California’s inability to address its budget woes are statutory and...– California Lawmakers Struggle to Strike Budget Deal - NYTimes.com
But instead, of course, in come the future space alien robot survivors of the...– A.I. - The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time - Videogum
A Columbia University scientist who studied the quake has said that it may have...– Possible Link Between Dam and China Quake - NYTimes.com
Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death...– Actual logline for the movie Frozen. Currently in production. (via drewhancock)
Black is goth
All the younger kids know what it means to be “goth.” A third-grader showed me her nails, which were painted for the first time I could remember. They were black. “Do you think I look goth?” she asked. “My brother says I look kinda goth.” I shrugged. I usually shrug in that situation. A second-grader was writing out sentences for his spelling words. For...
The sound of the J rumbling down towards Ingleside reminds me of old things: late-spring heat and the way monitor glare looks at 5am. Unseasonably warm weather forces open the window, and a bit of the old madness creeps in.
It’s like wearing dark pants and pissing down your leg. It gives you a warm...– Rep. Barney Frank, right before the bailout vote in October. I want to be BFFs with BF. (via atencio) In high school expository speech competitions, you’re given a current events topic and a half hour or so to prepare, and then have to give a ~5 minute speech on it, complete with evidence...
I wouldn’t say it’s a short movie by any stretch,” Mr. Snyder said. “But it’s...– Film - Comic-Book Watchmen Skulk to the Screem - NYTimes.com “Zach Snyder’s Watchmen: We didn’t rape the source material.” Catchy.