jakelodwick: Jakob Lodwick stopped blogging; Jake Lodwick just started. Wow, this winter just flew right by. I can’t believe it’s fameball season again already.
Why can't more spokesmen be like this?
From Reuters: Ryanair’s chief executive said Europe’s largest budget carrier might start charging passengers for using the toilet while flying, but his spokesman cautioned Michael O’Leary often just made things up at will. … [The] spokesman said the airline had considered the fee as a possible source of extra revenue since passengers had the option of not using the toilet on board, but...
"... to paraphrase Friedrich Nietzsche: 'The end... →
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… don’t miss the final Top Chef commenter live blog of the season, on the new DeGawkerWag (aka gawker.com). And what will MisterHippity do when it’s all over, you may ask? Well, he’ll probably mope and wander along a riverbank while sad music plays, like Ringo in that scene from A Hard Day’s Night. Until Project Runway returns.
Is there anything more astounding than Michael... →
(via alexbalk) “My razzing, along with our efforts at Newser to replace the Times (trust me: our summaries of the Times stories are all you need), have earned us this ham-handed lawyer’s letter.” Hey Michael, if you truly “replaced” the Times, you wouldn’t have any Times stories to summarize. You’d have to write them yourself.
A Slur Is Born
From now on, whenever an opening production number sucks, people will call it an “ackman.” And if it really, really sucks, they’ll call it a “huge ackman.”
I, for one, look forward to reading DeGawkerWag. →
It’ll offer the best hollywood computer media snark gossip ever!
And with that, the problem of the color line was...
alexbalk: “Perhaps race relations would improve, Lester said, if black people lightened up a bit: ‘They’re not too good (at being) made fun of. We can all take a joke.’” Michael Jackson lightened up a bit over the years. But that’s probably not what Lester had in mind.
cajunboy: Okay, so like there’s this new “blocking” thing on Tumblr now I guess. How does that work? … If I get blocked by cajunboy, does that mean I’ve been cock blocked?
We should all start calling him "Bob Noblow." →
(via alexbalk) “… anyone engaging in oral or anal sex could be found in violation of Virginia’s ‘crimes against nature’ law (he also claimed not to remember whether he had ever violated the law)” One day back in 1983 he woke up so sore he couldn’t sit down all day. But he couldn’t be sure why, because the previous night was all a blur. It might...
Judging from the preview clips, Fabio appears to... →
moffs: yellowhat: notthatkindagay: thatswhatimsaying: You guys, what was up with Aloysius Snuffleupagus? Was he Greek or something? Also, was he gay for Big Bird? i think only big bird could see him, right? Only Big Bird could see him for a while, but then they did studies that showed that when Big Bird would tell grown ups that Snuffleupagus existed and the grown ups did not believe...
moffs: conorgriff: Oh wow, “five of 16” is interesting. While fundamentally adhering to the rule, it’s PRETTY FUCKING AWKWARD, no? There is a rule in some style guides that says “5 of 16” would be the way to go there. But nobody I know follows that rule, because WE THINK IT LOOKS FINE THE WAY I WROTE IT, THANK YOU. “Five of 16” looks fine to me too, probably because I’ve...
One year at Gawker
ryantate: My unintentional application letter had typos, a correction and was dissed by commenters. But Blakeley and Denton liked it so I got lucky. In other words, it was my next 12 months in a nutshell. Ha. Holy shit, I just clicked on that link and discovered that I was one of the commenters who dissed him! I’d forgotten all about that. It’s ironic, because today, Ryan’s...
Fight the real enemy dept.
karenuhoh: tylercoates: maura: I’d think that Tumblr’s most pressing content-related issues would involve blogs that specialize in reposting copyrighted content, but I guess that’s why I’m on the editorial side of things. My favorite thing is this: anyone who has ever posted a song on Tumblr is, essentially, violating the terms of service. Allow me a moment of early morning reflection, as I...
"It's called show choir, and it has a rich and...
That’s a quote from the movie “Spectacular,” which I’m taping for my five-year-old daughter. It’s like Nickelodeon’s answer to “High School Musical.” They should call it “All Autotune, All the Time.” With autotune, all human voices are the same voice. The voice of the Borg collective.
No. No it could not.
alexbalk: “Balk’s description of a particular moment in place and time could certainly have larger implications…” Oftentimes in life, as in literary magazines, people experience conflicts.
Mystery Fashion Theater 2009 →
What may be the strangest event in the history of New York Fashion Week will unfold this Friday in Manhattan’s Bryant Park. At 9 am, many of the leading lights of the fashion world will assemble to watch a series of fashion collections make their runway debuts — but the collections they witness will be “anonymous” ones. The identities of the designers responsible will be kept a carefully guarded...
I'd rather have an eight-track tape player in my... →
Young Manhattanite is doing some kind of Andy Kaufman thing, right? Is that it?
Word of the Day: "Saddened"
Chris Brown used this word to describe how he feels after beating up his girlfiriend Rihanna. I wonder what adjective she’d use to describe her feelings about it?
I heard this song on the radio today, and I...
My clever product idea (NSFW) →
Hey, if Christie’s can make money off this Madonna photo (also NSFW), why can’t I?
Reblog with your status:
moffs: numbersixspeaks: chuffedlittlemuffin: subjecttochange: (via sistermarymartha) Meg is fuzzy. I’m pooped. And sore. But Carla’s love is making it all better. Hootie hoo! Six would be happier if his fucking taxes went to programmes that deserved it. I’m listening to the new U2 album and working on my book. Life is really great. (Sorry.) I’m live-blogging top chef on...
Jamie complained that chef Eric Ripert's dishes... →
Want more Valentine's Day gift ideas for the chef...
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Do I really have to do all that? Can't I just lie... →
You know what must suck? Deciding to open an... →
I put the "um" in "tumblr."
Nobody puts the “twit” in “twitter” like Julia Allison. Nobody puts the “twee” in “tweet” like Dave Matthews.