Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
I had a great time.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
Andy’s more alive than ever. The press loves him, young artists discuss him reverently, foreigners consider him essential. The filmmaker Ric Burns recently made a two-part documentary about him. A show of his late work was one of the most discussed exhibitions last year. Phaidon just published a giant book called Andy Warhol: “Giant” Size. A trendy downtown club on Chrystie Street is dolling itself up to look like the Factory, the name of Warhol’s tinfoil-wrapped studio.Everyday I try to be as generous as I can be - This is a pretty great article from LA Weekly about Koons. Here's an excerpt:
At one point a questioner in the audience addressed the result of Koons’ own self-acceptance, suggesting that his work is “cynical.” Koons seemed to take a slightly deeper breath; he’s heard this before. “I’m not cynical,” he said with deliberation. “My definition of cynicality is when you have more information than you reveal. I try to reveal everything I know. Every day I try to be as generous as I can be.”What a great definition of "cynical".
Can Photographers be Plagiarists - This is excellent. I just wish these photographers would stop whining about plagiarism. Stop making me angry.
Speaking of Painting - Not all painters are great.
More than 80,000 sound and video recordings of animals now available to public online - Cool.
Divide and conquer - Rulers should be printed onto everything.
Ingredient in male sweat raises women's hormone levels - Goodbye deodorant.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
"I bang my wife" - Buzzfeed says it best: "This trend needs to die immediately."
"I am a fucking steamroller and I'll roll over you or anybody else" - Good week for NY politics.
The HPV vaccine isn't just for chicks anymore - So penis cancer is real? Does this mean Republicans will start endorsing HPV vaccination and stop calling women who do, sluts? It always comes back to the rich white man's penis--always!
Men and women often misunderstand each other's flirtation signals - Ya think? From the article: ""One of the surprising facts in this study was that women do not send clear rejection signals. A woman sends sexually explicit signals without having much interest in the man." That is surprising.
Boredom comes from not knowing ourselves - I think that's right.
After a break of 16 centuries, Greek pagans are worshiping the ancient gods again - "To the astonishment of onlookers, Peppa also began babbling Orphic hymns, before thrusting her arms upwards into the Attic skies and proceeding, somewhat deliriously, to warble her love for the gods of Mount Olympus."
How Iraq Trillion Could Have Been Spent - Sad, sad, sad.
How can I make this clear: people are terrible predictors - "The best strategy for career planning is this: make your best guess, try it out and don't be surprised if you don't like it." Most people don't even try.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
I was cheered when I got to work. My co-worker and I talked in British
accents all day. I pretend to be a frail old woman who bosses him
around and he pretends to be an overly polite landlord he once had. We
sang the songs from The Sound of Music duet-style and he sang a few
show tunes solo. We did some fine paintings of searchlights with a
bold 80's color palette, during which time he told me a wonderful
story that goes like this.
When he was a little boy he and his sister
over heard his aunt and mother having a conversation. The aunt said "I
bet it was that fucker, Dean, " but to him and his sister it sounded
like a unique and cute swear word, "fuckerdeen". So the two of them
started to use that word and still do. Recently that aunt was in the
hospital with cancer. He was able to tell her about the story
before she died and she really enjoyed it. She even remembered who
that fucker Dean was.
Monday, February 05, 2007
Apparently they're shipped to Africa. At least the Bears are champions somewhere...
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Friday, February 02, 2007
Thursday, February 01, 2007
You aren't clever.
On-line dating works - Hmmm...
It's better to wait - Women who keep their men waiting longer end up having better, more fulfilling sex. Not all that surprising.
Posing as a family, sex offenders stun town -
In nearby Surprise, where Casey was enrolled as a 12-year-old in a public school for four months, he was regarded as a shy, average student with chronic attendance problems. A man identified as his uncle had registered him, attended curriculum night and e-mailed his teachers about homework assignments.
Now Casey is in jail, and his former neighbors and classmates have learned the unthinkable: Not only is Casey not Casey — his real name is Neil H. Rodreick II — but he is also a 29-year-old convicted sex offender who kept a youthful appearance with the aid of razors and makeup. [via Minidick]
Love in Warcraft - Losers.
My goal was to see how many "boyfriends", for lack of a more demeaning term, I could maintain at one time. The rules I set for myself were not to spend any gold at all on the loves of my life, and never implicitly ask them for gold or items. No real cybersex either - I save that for the Something Awful forums. I would, however, depend on the kindness of these strangers. [via Minidick]Dating is competitive manipulation - What a great article. I love this girl.
Yeah, the logical part of my mind can hardly believe garbage like that works, either. But dating isn’t about logic. It’s all maneuverings and subtle manipulations.
But had he not had a girlfriend, I probably wouldn’t have bothered to get to know him enough to like him in the first place.