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Roger Sterling. John Slattery. LOOK WHATEVER.

So lately I am obsessed with Mad Men. Yeah, I’m way late to the party. Typically, my TV habits consist entirely of DVDs of Seinfeld, The Simpsons, and Strangers With Candy, with the occasional current episode of Top Chef sprinkled in. Hesitant and too lazy to try anything new, it took the repeated insistence of a co-worker to bully me into finally DVRing and (then weeks later) watching an episode of Mad Men, and now life will never be the same.

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September 10, 2010 at 11:36 am 5 comments

Book Review in Many Words: Tao Lin’s “Eee Eee Eee”

I would’ve liked to try and condense this review into our “100 words or less” category, but I’m sort of pissed at how much this book sucks, and didn’t want to curb my unpleasant reaction.

Tao Lin is a really great writer if you like reading accounts of boring and mundane events made even more boring and mundane by his exhaustive, repetitive, and confusing descriptions. I was reminded of this by the recent story on Gawker that recounts Tao Lin’s ejection from the NYU book store. Lin writes the story himself, and after probably 300 words, I just couldn’t deal with it anymore. He uses pages and pages to describe an incident that probably took no more than 2 hours, and isn’t wildly entertaining to begin with. Who even cares that you got thrown out of the NYU bookstore (unless you set it on fire or something)? BORING.

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July 27, 2010 at 11:45 am 3 comments

“Telephone,” Lady Gaga & Beyonce

We need to talk about this NOW.

Personally I love it. The acting is pretty much terrible, and the product placement is garish and shameless, but god, it is epic.

March 12, 2010 at 9:50 am 8 comments

The LA Experience

So I went to California for the first time in my pathetic life last week for a little vacation. I stayed with a friend in LA for 5 days, and here is what I learned about the great West Coast antithesis of New York.

1) Wow, Southern California has great weather and beautiful beaches.
2) I’m pretty sure the most offensive structure to ever emerge in the name of American consumer culture, or probably from America in general, is the strip mall. LA is festering with shitty, old, abandoned strip malls of which the mere site tickles my gag reflex.
3) Driving in traffic and on freeways isn’t great, but parking in LA definitely sucks. If I lived in LA, I imagine I’d become the kind of person who just never went anywhere because I’d have to answer the question, “What will I do with my car?” or because I’d just plain refuse to give up a good parking spot.
4) And one might respond to the previous complaint with, “Well, just walk, why don’t you!” You can’t walk anywhere because everything is spread far apart, and even if the distance is manageable on foot, chances are you’ll be walking next to wide, ugly roads that are dotted with the aforementioned strip malls/shopping carts in open, blinding sunlight. In other words, walking is not a pleasant alternative.
5) Fish tacos are fucking great.
6) The Hollywood Walk Of Fame is really stretching the definition of “fame”.
7) LA is full of people who are all trying (many unsuccessfully) to do the same exact thing. If you’re trying to make it in film or television, say goodbye to your individuality/identity.
8 ) Frozen bananas are real, and they are also fucking great.
9) Bars kick you out at 2am. WTF.
10) Based on my personal experience, people in LA are no better looking than people anywhere else in the country, and I didn’t come back with a low self-esteem complex. In fact, I’m pretty sure that NYC has all the best-looking people.

And that’s mostly it! Great place to visit when New York weather is getting you down, but I wouldn’t want to live there. So far, no city has been able to top my beloved NYC. Public transportation, drinking til 4am, and access to anything and everything you could ever want is hard to beat.

February 20, 2010 at 8:52 pm 5 comments

Reeeeeeee-Cuuuuuuuuuuuut

Hey dudes, so just for fun and editing practice, I re-cut the fantastic footage from the Oppenheimer video to this Silversun Pickups song, “There’s No Secrets This Year.” Enjoyzz!!

February 7, 2010 at 1:31 pm 1 comment

Guys I Saw Avatar in IMAX 3D Last Night And I Liked It

That is all.

Betty please don’t give me a black eye. I can’t bear another one of your thrashings.

January 6, 2010 at 6:17 pm 2 comments

Lady Product Review: LUSH Body Powder

In what seemed like a neverending Christmas shopping season, I inevitably bought myself a few gifts too. While browsing in my local LUSH shop I came across something I had always hoped to find but was certain didn’t exist: body powder that didn’t smell like a clean baby’s ass or contain more glitter than a drag queen’s wig on a Friday night.

Behold! LUSH body powders!

Now you may be asking, “Body powder? What on earth do you need that for? Are you stinky or sweaty or something?” And the answer to that is, yeah sometimes. Less often in winter obviously, but when I see an opportunity to fulfill my dreams of owning a non-baby-related powder, I take it.  I am a big believer in personal hygiene and maintaining that ever-so-important feeling of “freshness” regardless of the occasion or time of year, and why not get a little something extra at the holidays?

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