Quickie Writeup of Tom Hanks Gala Event Thingie →
So thanks to my friend’s girlfriend, I got to be a seat filler last night at a Lincoln Center Film Society gala honoring Tom Hanks (his work in Bosom Buddies, particularly). Tons of celebrity sightings (I have now seen Penelope AND Hazel from Gossip Girl, OMFG) and Julia Roberts dropping the f-bomb like it was her job.
Apple, tree, etc.
“I’m going to Penguicon this weekend because science fiction conventions just aren’t geeky enough anymore. I have to go to Detroit for a Science Fiction and Open Source convention. Could be fun. Hope to meet Wil Wheaton when I’m there. Your Uncle, Terrence”
I Memed A Meme
On Saturday night, Rachel made an awesome pun on the title of “I Dreamed A Dream”: “I Memed A Meme”. I found this to be both hilarious (PUNS!) and full of layered awesomeness (you know, because I Dreamed A Dream is a meme… right, okay). After I got home, I went home and drunk-purchased the entire Original Broadway Cast Recording of Les Miserables (thank you, stored...
The Wayback Machine
Thanks to brianvan and katiebakes, I was inspired to try and find my old X-Files fan site from 1997. (Oh, yes. I was one of those.) Fortunately, someone who linked to me back in the day still has a site that’s up and running (unbelievable), so I was able to find my URL (unfortunately, the Wayback Machine doesn’t support text search). If you click on this link, you will find: Rotating...
Awesome Link Roundup
Awesome Link #1: Brian Boitano is getting a cooking show. I kid you not, and it is (so far) titled What Would Brian Boitano Make (SERIOUSLY). Awesome Link #2: My uncle’s fiancee Emily met The Countess from Real Housewives, and blogged about it in all of her fangirldom.
charitini: So, yesterday was a good day: I was officially nominated for two Mirror awards. The Mirror Awards are all about journo-on-journo love; that is, they “honor the reporters, editors and teams of writers who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s benefit.” (Okay, maybe love doesn’t always come into it.) I’m nominated for “Best Single Article—Digital” and “Best...
erin: “I would rather be tied up to stakes in the Kalahari Desert, have honey poured over me and red ants eat out my eyes than open a Twitter account.” — No amount of context can explain this quote from Maureen Dowd in NYT today, but at least have a look at it: her particularly pithy interview with Biz Stone and Evan Williams. So that’s what the kids are calling it these days....
Global recession? What global recession? Wool suit... →
Send Me An Angel... Right Now.
dpstyles: #1. I’m bummed (but ultimately accept) the fact that I’ll never be able to do a 360 on a bike. (which I’ve really wanted to do since I saw Cru Jones kill it in the paper-route scene in Rad) BREAK! THE! ICE! Seems like time is standiii-iiing still… I am completely obsessed with Rad (especially the soundtrack, which is even better when drunkenly bellowed into...
I'm In Ur Meediabeestroz, Publicizin' Ur Eventz →
Many thanks to the lovely Glynnis for taking the time to publicize NYSMRT on her last day in the Fishbowl office.
By the powers vested in me as a dude...
jdel: I hereby declare today OPENING DAY of SKIRT SEASON. For the uninitiated, skirt season is the mythical time of year when just about every single girl is biologically programmed to wear a skirt. I am wearing a skirt today. My biofashion alarm went off, apparently.
Ok, so I just spent 45 minutes reading through the archives of this tumblr, and I think that whoever writes this is who Chuck Klosterman wishes he could be. I am crushing very, very hard on this person’s writing ability.
dorothymantooth: — Seth’s interview with Bai Ling is AMAZING. As commenter Victor Ward said, “I’m not entirely sure that Bai Ling isn’t just a figment of Bret Easton Ellis’s imagination.” My favorite quote: At home watching (her performance on But Can They Sing?), I was like, “How could I do that?” But while I was there, I was like a little girl having the...
peterfeld: Don’t hate on the party! I did skip it mainly to avoid showing up in the photos, but people seemed to be having fun. I have to say, I rather enjoyed myself last night. It was a pretty good party— lots of fun people were there, even though not many of them got in the pool. As for the turnout, I’d say about 200-300 people cycled through the whole place over the course of...
Come on, people who send email forwards with...
1.) It’s called YouTube. 2.) Stop sending me commercials from 1999 3.) Especially that condom ad where the kid pitches a fit in the grocery store
stephaniewei: “You’ll figure that out. The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” — Lost In Translation I’m finding this to be more and more true recently. /somewhat cryptic response to a movie quote
Tweeting 9 to 5
So, as part of my spiffy new job, I get to do things like teach people what lolcats are and how to use the social media interwebz. I’ve been trying to get my coworkers to tweet from the company twitter to little avail. One such intrepid soul tweeted from the AdAge Digital conference but didn’t really know what to do. So, today at lunch, I got to teach my coworkers how to tweet from...
Daddy's First LOL
My Dad just used “lol” for the first time in an email. I’m so proud of him. Sounds great I like cheese and mushrooms in my omelets if it isn’t too much of a bother. Canadian bacon would be great too. You can be as creative as you wish. I don’t like anchovies. (I’m getting confused with pizza.) lol You can read to us from the brunch section of the Preppy...
Gossip, Girls →
fimoculous: Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf) has recorded a new song! And it’s not horrible! “Hit the Dance Floor or Leave the Club.” (The chorus is muddled, but it’s a decent first track.) I agree with Rex about the weird key change thing going on in the chorus, but this is going on my running mix the second it comes out.
Foot, meet mouth. Again.
Me: so what are you up to this weekend, sir?
Friend: Clubbin tonight at Cain after midnight... interested?
Me: wait... you weren't kidding
katiebakes: So initially I saw this and thought, in the spirit of the times, how does Kate know what my mom looks like? To be fair, Bakes, I did see her that time we ran into each other at Westville. But at the time, I was thinking more 13 Going On 30 than smoked bacon mac and cheese (which I want for dinner now).
tylercoates: I just ordered a ticket to see A Chorus Line. It is the gayest thing I have done in WEEKS. It would have been gayer if you had ordered tickets to see Mamma Mia. Even my dad enjoyed A Chorus Line when I took him for his birthday.
On sale for $12: Lovebürger t-shirt! →
caro: In the event that you were a devoted Can’t Hardly Wait fan, too. Between JDel posting “She’s So High” and this, it’s been a very Can’t Hardly Wait day on Tumblr. Also, way to include the umlaut, Caroline.
I get an intern
and the job description I’m writing actually requires people to have knowledge of internet memes. This tickles me to no end.
Organic: 1. Internet: 0.
Digital agency Organic wins for the best April Fool’s gag so far for their job posting for “Senior Retweeter”. The job requirements are the best part: Work Experience and Skill Requirements Candidate must have no less than 432 followers Thumb-type skills at 30+ wpm Expert Haiku writers will have a leg up The ability to multitask—or at least appear as if you can Experience...