““One of the many things Elhamm Yavari and Mat Steel having in common is almost zero body fat.””
— So at lunch today I’m just getting around to reading Sunday’s NY Times and the lede for this epic hipster wedding announcement has to be the best lede written for any wedding announcement ever, right? RIGHT?!?! But wait, that’s not all…enjoy these gems from the piece:
“She is so tiny. I never actually saw her eat anything but seeds.”
“Her eyes are big brown saucers,” he said. “When she opens or closes them, it’s such a large moment. It’s like she has wings for eyelids.”
“I’d never met a girl who is so passionate about music, about the whole scene,” Mr. Steel said. “She knows the coolest, newest bands. I didn’t know all the bands she was mentioning. I was almost taking notes.”
After the other guests left, Mr. Steel stayed to watch the movie “Beetlejuice.”
“Dating guys in a band is hard,” she said. “They are always away, and you’re always worried about what they are doing, who’s throwing themselves at them.”…Nevertheless, they continued going to shows together as pals. They saw bands like Ladytron, the Faint, White Lies and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and one night they ended up kissing again.
Somehow, Ms. Yavari and Mr. Steel ended up a lot alike. Both love cats, antiques, Tim Burton movies, horoscopes. Both are hipsters, though fairly abstemious ones. “She’s one of very few people in the music industry who are always at shows and don’t drink anything,” he said. “They are just there for the music. I really respect that.”
The bride walked the aisle to “On Melancholy Hill” by the Gorillaz, a song she chose partly for the line, “ ’Cause you are my medicine.”
This makes me miss Altarcations.
““Gutter journalism” may have brought titles like Gawker and Deadspin into the public consciousness. But there is so much more to each site: smart opinion; gorgeous photography and videography on titles such as io9 and Gizmodo; helpful how-tos on sites such as Lifehacker.”
— Nick Denton
Gutter journalism + smart opinion. And now less conflicted!
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Troubled Asset Relief Program, which risked up to $700 billion of government funds to bail out troubled banks and automakers, will cost taxpayers a mere $25 billion, according to an estimate released on Monday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
The adjective “mere” has no business showing up between the phrases “cost taxpayers” and “$25 billion.”
Yo, South Park! Crème fraiche is pronounced “crem fresh” — not “cream freezh.”
This probably wouldn’t irritate me so much if that mispronunciation hadn’t been repeated something like 20 times on this episode.