New York Lolitas →
NYC imports from Japan which imported from Victorian England: New York Lolitas, an NYT audio slideshow (more). The interviews are strangely fascinating. They hang out in Chinatown, there’s a
Palin Tee →
I’d wear this, once anyway: Sarah & Todd & Track & Bristrol & Willow & Piper & Trig & Levi.
Song of the Day: John Cougar Mellencamp →
“Small Town,” John Cougar Mellencamp.
No Man Can Eat 50 Eggs →
Cool Hand Luke - No Man Can Eat 50 Eggs scene.
Fey Day →
What’s Tina Fey’s worth?
Live-Blogging Debate on Gawker →
I will be live-blogging the debate tonight on Gawker, with some pals.
New TVotR →
Two new TV On The Radio videos: “Dancing Choose” & “Golden Age”.
This Crazy Election →
Entertainment Weekly cover story: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert interviewed about election ‘08. Recommended.
DFW's Last Days →
Salon: The last days of David Foster Wallace.
Tweet Elex →
Twitter’s new election site: election.twitter.com. Meh.
Homage to Mister Berryman →
From an email from my friend Steve: My story on John Berryman is out this month, the U of M professor/poet who jumped off the Washington Bridge in ‘72. All the indie bands are writing songs about…
Girl Talk's Personal Playlist →
Girl Talk’s very specific mixtape: “Songs To Send To Your Ex-Girlfriend On CD-R When She Moved Away For Three Months And Is Planning On Moving Back To Continue Dating You But Needs A Little Break…
Muxtape Added To Death Pool →
As suspected at launch, Muxtape is dead.
I'm Extroverted and Agreeable →
North Dakotans are the most extroverted and agreeable people in the country, according to recent research visualized on this map. So fuck you guys.
Twitterboard Explodes →
Rick Sanchez: “My Twitterboard’s About To Explode”
Repo! The Genetic Opera →
Trailer to that crazy rock opera (let’s call it Buffy meets Repo Man meets Marilyn Manson meets Saw meets Bauhaus meets Phantom of the Opera meets Paris Hilton): Repo! The Genetic Opera.
No SHUT UP! →
Rachel on O’Reilly last night.
Here We Are Now, Entertain Us →
I had a dream last night, and I’m going to tell you about it, even though no one ever wants to hear other people’s dreams. I dreamt that 14 years after he supposedly committed suicide, Kurt Cobain…
Notorious BIG →
Movie trailer: Notorious. Out in January, but I know someone who’s standing in line already.
Song of the Day: Thin Lizzy →
“The Boys Are Back In Town,” Thin Lizzy.
My Ears →
WSJ uses two Metallica tracks for a visualization that illustrates how the volume has been ramped up on CDs over the past decade. The accompanying article asks “Can a Metallica album be too…
I Am Chuck Bass →
(Derrida + Deleuze + more high-end literary theory) X Gossip Girl = I Am Chuck Bass.
CK in Salon →
Pretty good profile of Chuck in Salon.
Political Moments of Zen →
Worth watching: Letterman rants about McCain; Couric interviews Palin.
American Psycho: The Musical →
American Psycho, the musical. Oy. [via]
That So-Called Gawker Exclusive →
Last night at the Web 2.0 Expo party I took on a futile cause: trying to correct anyone who claimed that Gawker somehow either a) hacked Sarah Palin’s Yahoo Mail account or b) broke a story…
Portfolio: Julia Allison Cover Is a Top Seller for Wired. Really.
Guccione Predix →
Bob Guccione Jr. makes some media predictions, including “Google will lose significant market share.”
You're No One If You're Not On Twitter →
Song: “You’re No One If You’re Not On Twitter.” [via]
NYT Styles: Goths Aren’t Dead!
On the Occasion of Palin's Email Leaks →
Inside Obama’s Email.
DFW Did Not Write Screenplay →
Karina has more details about the Infinite Jest screenplay.
Hacking Palin →
Sarah Palin’s email account (on Yahoo Mail) was hacked by Anonymous and posted to 4chan. Screencaps on Wikileaks. Discussion on Reddit. [via]
Lipstick on a Pig →
New Yorker: George Saunders’ Sarah Palin parody.
I'm a PC →
Anyone read that Fast Company cover story a few months about about how Crispin Porter + Bogusky were going to save Microsoft? It didn’t occur to me until just now, but the realization of that has…
Maghound is Netflix for magazines. For example, for $8/month you get five mags. Selection is fairly deep with 240 titles (minus the Hearst mags — Esquire, Cosmo, etc.). [via]
DFW on McSweeney's →
McSweeney’s is posting DFW memories and n+1 has a Kunkel remembrance.
Gaudi and Supercuts →
Google has released Gaudi, an audio search engine, with an index that currently only contains political speeches on YouTube. But this could be enough for you to soon create supercuts like Jon…
50 Buzziest Blog Posts →
The link bait to beat all link bait: The 50 Buzziest Blog Posts of All Time. (Not bad, though. Full of nostalgia.)
CD Sale →
For those who still buy CDs, there’s a 2-for-1 sale on $8 albums at Amazon. Decent selection — you could get Rain Dogs, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, and Daydream Nation for a…
A Bet's A Bet →
I won my bet with my name twin Rex Hammock about whether WSJ.com would go free (I predicted it wouldn’t). He owes me a bottle of Rex Goliath. Yay! Also noted: Davidson, you owe me $50.
Today's Redesigns →
Redesigned: WSJ.com & Time.com. A race to boring.
Cold War Kids Return →
Your three favorite videos for the next fifteen minutes: “Something Is Not Right With Me,” Cold War Kids | “Delivery Man,” The Cool Kids | “Be the One,” The Ting Tings.
Downtown Wishek →
ESPN Mag has an excerpt from Chuck’s newest novel, Downtown Owl. I can guarantee this will be the only book to ever feature a passage about my high school sports+girls rival — Wishek, ND (pop….
Infinite Jest: The Movie →
Rumor that’s hard to believe, but the world is an infinite jest: DFW was working on a film adaption of his 1000+ page masterpiece. [via]
More Things You Didn't See Coming →
Best Buy bought Napster. Weird.
The Year Punk Broke →
Someone finally asks why 1991: The Year Punk Broke isn’t available on DVD. (The answer, via Thurston Moore: Courtney Love.)
Fiction, Meet Reality →
“She thought it was quite funny, especially because the governor has dressed up as Tina Fey for Halloween.” —Sarah Palin’s spokesperson.
The Onion: Woman Always Really Excited To Be In Whatever Relationship Status She’s Currently In.
Box Madness →
Beauty or clutter? Rem Koolhaas and Herzog & de Meuron new designs for boxy madness in Manhattan. More pics of the latter here.