31 January 2012

too true, internet

too true.

MIA - bad girls

it's here.

listen on spotify.

dedicated to t-dubs

a cheetah.


thx t-dubz.


This jerk is in trouble for painting stupid pictures.


video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player
thx melissa!

where are you spending the first day of summer?

spotted. from the fairway parking lot in red hook, the beginnings of the brooklyn crab shack! i was pleased to learn that the restaurant is being opened by the owners of alma, another red hook spot that is fucking delicious.
The space will encompass two decks overlooking the New York Harbor, so like Alma, it should boast unrivaled views. They'll serve seafood from up and down the Atlantic coast and will offer salads, soups, sandwiches, and a raw bar. There are also rumors of miniature golf. It's unclear how long construction should take—it's a major undertaking and all of the owners all have small children—but they hope to open by this summer. (via)

keep on RIP-ing, lillywhitefish.

today marks a somber occassion. it's lilly's first birthday since she DIED. she would've been at least 27 or so BEARS OLD!!! i think.

if only she was still with us. everyone be sure to pour one out for her today. 


We've been watching An Idiot Abroad: The Bucket List on the Science channel. I think it may be my favorite show on television, in part because I'm an anglophile. On my way to work, this other British thing came across my earholes, Remember?
As long as we are remembering British rappers from the early 2000's, Remember Dizee Rascal?

30 January 2012

back to puppies.

here are some behind-the-scenes photos from this weekend's upcoming puppy joel (which will feature an all- new "piggy pep squad")!!

coincidentally, joel and i had a plan a few years ago to get pigs and name them puppy kylie and puppy joel.

nErD aLeRt!

rats! this competition somehow managed to get away from new york's hottest new design trio, whet cement (it's coming...). if you're wondering what our proposal was would've been like, close your eyes and picture this:

a giant red AIDS ribbon statue with a plaque reading: "if g-d gives you AIDS, make lemon-aids."

you're welcome.

here's the winning entry. it's ok, i guess.


the MTA's first late-night subway map.  hi-res verion.
The map has a gray background color to prevent confusion with the normal subway map. The New York City Subway is the only large subway or metro system in the world to maintain service to all its stations around the clock. The overnight service shown in the night map runs generally from midnight to 6 a.m., although certain lines’ overnight service patterns depicted in the map may begin or end slightly earlier or later than these times. The MTA has printed 25,000 copies of the map in tandem with its normal press run of a million copies of the standard subway and railroad map. (via)

puppy dog monday.


what is yella bear doing?

being a racist.

he did this to himself, btdubs. as a joke. against middle eastern women, it seems.

not funny, andrew jackson.

puppy party!!!


where would you rather be?

calzito update: should have listened to toops!

Max:  how was the calzito
me:  not very good, honestly
it's a lot of starch
me:  i think it needed more spice and less rice
it just should have been a calzone or a burrito
the pizzadillas were good as hell though
Max:  i can't wrap my head around the fact that the calzito is worse than the pizzadilla
me:  i know. I was surprised too.
the calzito looked so good. it was just so dense
Calzones are a lot of bread
and burritos are a lot of rice and this was both 
Max:  im gonna try a calzone with pad thai inside

29 January 2012

silver bullet urpdate: ALL BETTER!

She's back and fixed and clean. Sparkling like a siilllllver diamond.

get it, nashville.

27 January 2012

the latest indie cuntry lady act

first aid kit. they are SWEDISH! and sisters. 19 and 22 years old. can you believe it?

bonus link: the fleet foxes youtube cover that got them discovered three years ago. winchester goosebite city.

stupid tiger thinks pigs are tigers

Max: do you know the story?
her cubs died and she got mad depressed
so they gave her those pigs dressed up
and now she treats them like her own
stupid tiger

what your internet choices say about you.

click here to see google's profile of you as an ad target. and be sure to tell us of any inaccuracies (or accuracies!) in the comments, plz.

It just keeps getting worse

Remember Patrick Witt? The Yale qb we reported on when he made the mistake of choosing to play in the game we were going to instead of going to his Rhodes interview? Then it turned out his coach was a liar?  Turns out he may have been lying too and he is accused of being a sexual assailant.


ferris bueller's back.

matthew broderick will reprise the best role of his career on super joel sunday.

santigold - big mouth

i saw this, it was weird.

last night on jeopardy, one of the questions was a picture of rachel maddow, and no one knew who they were looking at.

what is DJV doing this weekend?

jk, don't watch this, deej. too scary.

did you know...

...that new york's fox 5 goofball anchor, greg kelly, is the son of NYPD commisioner, ray kelly??? me neither!

anyway, that guy's a rapist. allegedly.
The Manhattan district attorney’s office is investigating an accusation that Greg Kelly, a local television anchor who is a son of Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, raped a young woman in Lower Manhattan last October, law enforcement officials and Greg Kelly’s lawyer said Wednesday.
Police detectives initially interviewed the woman late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, one of the law enforcement officials said. 
But because of the conflict presented by the Police Department’s investigating a sexual assault accusation against the commissioner’s son, the case was handed over on Wednesday to the office of the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr. 
Mr. Kelly, 43, denied the accusation in a statement by his lawyer, Andrew M. Lankler, that was released Wednesday evening. (via)

west of memphis

KTV just showed me this trailer. looks goooooooood.

a dubstep super joel.

The Giants and the Patriots will meet on the field at Super Bowl XLVI, but when NBC goes to commercial, John Williams will meet dubstep and other modern music styles.
Intending to reflect the epic nature of this NFL championship, a rematch of the 2008 Super Bowl, NBC commissioned composer Joel Beckerman to create an orchestral-rock hybrid of Williams' 2006 piece "Wide Receiver" for use during the game. Using a rock rhythm section and a 45-piece orchestra -- 90 percent of the musicians were from the New York Philharmonic -- Beckerman recorded a new 90-second version of "Wide Receiver" and newly composed music Thursday at New York's Avatar Studio for the Feb. 5 Super Bowl.
Beckerman described one version as dubstep, another as bombastic rock with percussion, and a third simply as "a percolating soundtrack." It's titled "Epic Matchup." "This year's game is expected to be the most watched telecast in history so NBC wanted it to be much bigger (than earlier versions)," Beckerman said shortly after the session concluded. "I did (an arrangement) in '09 that was much more a fanfare. This is more of an epic soundtrack." (via)


everyone just be thankful that you don't have shingles, ok?

your shingles playlist.

(ps - i'm not the one with the shingles. jicyww.)

colbert + sendak

completely delightful. part 2.

and look, TERRY GROSS!!

this is a wonderful time to remind you of that time terry gross interviewed maurice sendak and made all of america weep.

thx g!

shake it up.

 Memphis had a basketball team in the ABA days. They were called the Tams. Charles O. FInley owned them and the Oakland A's. Hence the color scheme. That's him in the hat.
Yesterday, the Grizz played a throwback game against the Clippers. These were the Uni's they were based on. Those short sleve satin jackets are the sheeeeeeiiiit. ditto on the pants.
This is what they came up with. Swing and a miss. Except for the letters.
thx rachel

26 January 2012

i have no idea what any of this means.

but i want to! when are we moving?!

sweden facts

toops scoops nyt AGAIN

Nyt reviews The Pruitt-Loge Myth

Get with the Times Times!

i'm in mexico!

happy wedding emily and joel!
for the rest of you : i'll see you girls in church.

chelsea handler vs joan rivers


maybe its a generational thing, but i dont think joan comes off very well at all in this exchange. neither of these women are very classy, but joan should be a little more dignified. legend and all.

25 January 2012

lookit!: SMASH free preview on itunes!

So THAT'S how other people have seen it! Guess what I'll be watching tonight while everyone else is s'ing their p's in the other room.

nErD aLeRt!

this is awesome. these columns are the beginnings of a "super mosque" planned by saddam hussein before, well. you know. now, the city of baghdad would like to build their new "super parliament" in the same location, despite there being absolutely nothing around for kilometers and kilometers.

there is a shortlist of architects which has yet to be released, but is known to include zaha hadid and the london-based firm, assemblage. they have the choice to demolish or preserve saddam's columns. if you were wondering what new york's hottest rising design trio, whet cement (it's coming...) would do...we'd keep 'em. at least some of 'em.

starla met uggie

guess which actor in a best picture nominated movie starla met yesterday... UGGIE!!!!!

she was trying to keep it a secret, but i bet she would just love to answer all of your uggie related questions, so go ahead.

a note to architecture students

stop bending memes to fit your field of study. it ALWAYS turns out uncomfortably nerdy.


also, set your tivos.

set your tivos

Watch Fortress of the Bears - Preview on PBS. See more from Nature.

on tonight's nature....BEARS!

hey girl hey

part 2

where's the corpse?!

spotted. joe paterno, leaving a whole foods in san bernadino, california yesterday afternoon.

on his way home from teaching a course in conversational italian, the former penn state football coach stopped to pick up a few groceries. this photo was snapped of joe pa, in disguise (note the tell-tale wig). indisputable evidence!

what is DJV doing tonight?

watching this movie.


when are we moving to LA?

competitive jumping

have you ever wondered about that jump rope hanging on the door knob in the living room at GPP? guess which current roommate has a past as a competitive jumper.

joel's spirit animal.

not that he begged for it or anything. someone's got a vacation coming up!

jic you missed it.

ben swildens desk for peugot - 1966

24 January 2012

what would i not give

for a hotdog t shirt. via

he wants to introduce himself

you have definitely heard of the coolest new band in middle schools across the country. they are called one erection direction and this one named zayn malik wants to say hi. via.

What do you tell a john kerry with two black eyes.

nothing, somebody already told him twice.

i wonder how big it really is

Check the TAPES!

Listening to Whitney Houston's Million Dollar Bill allllll day, thanks to Kylie, made me think of this:

So where are those receipts Diane? And you call yourself a journalist.

another spirit animal?

thomas wilhelm: omg! make that my spirit animal!
look at that face
also, put that other end away!

couple of dance tracks

saint etienne - tonight
(joel, i think you'll like this one especially, but that may be gaycist of me...)

miike snow - paddling out

feel free to watch the zebra during these.

start your engines - january 30th

tumblr tuesday

this one is delightfully southern and sosocute. maddie on things

twerkin on a cupcake

this also reminds me of thomas wilhelm.

remind you of anyone?

kreayshawn for V mag by terry richardson

one porcupine, one cup


bonus links : 
wanna see a grown one? i didn't know they PLAYED.
this talking one doesn't seem real, but i think it IS.

want a seizure?

leave it to jezebel to ruin the fun:
Most unfortunate are the shots of Nicki Minaj in a cage, a la Shakira. We have discussed black women in cages before — most notably Amber Rose and Grace Jones. It's a tired, troubling visual. In this context, we're supposed to see Nicki as threatening, wild, dangerous. But the objectification and exoticization of black women is steeped in racism. (via)

son of a!

The unemployment rate for recent graduates was highest in architecture, at 13.9 percent, probably at least partly because of the housing market collapse. Even architecture majors who went on to receive graduate degrees, which usually safeguard workers from unemployment, are doing poorly in the job market. With a jobless rate of 7.7 percent, architecture majors who hold graduate degrees are still more likely to be unemployed than newly minted college grads who studied journalism (!). (via)
god DAMN it!


now you know everything.

sleigh bells : comeback kid

she looks like a young kim cattrall in that blond #wig.

y'all're too sexy!

songs the zebra can dance to

whitney houston's "million dollar bill"


The Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins made the traditional congratulatory visit to the White House on Monday, but without star goalie Tim Thomas, who chose not to go in protest. Thomas, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of last year's playoffs, posted a statement on his Facebook page using the liberal use of capitalization you see from defenders of Liberty:
I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People. This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government. Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL. (via)

oscar noms are out!

here's just a few of the main ones.
1) Best Picture
"The Artist" Thomas Langmann, Producer
"The Descendants" Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" Scott Rudin, Producer
"The Help" Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
"Hugo" Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
"Midnight in Paris" Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
"Moneyball" Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
"The Tree of Life" Nominees to be determined
"War Horse" Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
2) Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir in "A Better Life"
George Clooney in "The Descendants"
Jean Dujardin in "The Artist"
Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Brad Pitt in "Moneyball"
3) Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh in "My Week with Marilyn"
Jonah Hill in "Moneyball"
Nick Nolte in "Warrior"
Christopher Plummer in "Beginners"
Max von Sydow in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
4) Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close in "Albert Nobbs"
Viola Davis in "The Help"
Rooney Mara in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady"
Michelle Williams in "My Week with Marilyn"
5) Actress in a Supporting Role
Bérénice Bejo in "The Artist"
Jessica Chastain in "The Help"
Melissa McCarthy in "Bridesmaids"
Janet McTeer in "Albert Nobbs"
Octavia Spencer in "The Help"

share your predictions in the comments! somehow they picked all of the movies i haven't seen, so i don't feel right voting.


Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat who is challenging him for his seat, signed an agreement Monday that discourages outside spending in their hard-fought Senate race, which has been inundated with millions of dollars in advertising by super PACs and other independent groups.
The pact marks a groundbreaking attempt by the candidates to gain control over outside spending, which has proliferated this year in the wake of court rulings that made it easier for corporations, unions and wealthy individuals to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on political campaigns.
It’s unclear how effective the agreement will be, however, because candidates are prohibited from coordinating with independent groups.
Under the deal, Brown and Warren pledged to pay a penalty of 50 percent of the cost of any TV or Internet advertising by an outside group, regardless of whether the ad is aimed at supporting themselves or attacking the other candidate. The money would be given to a charity of the opposing candidate’s choice. (via)

brooklyn jokezzz


greenpoint: the hollywood of the east coast

the good wife is shooting on nassau avenue this morning, at AmBeR of all places! GPP likes to joke about dining at this classy establishment, but i might have a to get a bit more serious if nurse hathaway eats there.

thx liz for the photos!

welcome back, indeed!

It's been over six years since Fiona Apple released a new studio album, and in November, it seemed uncertain that her Extraordinary Machine followup would be issued anytime soon. But on Sunday, Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid posted a Tweet confirming that new material from Fiona will be released soon, as Perez Hilton notes.
"Lots of good music coming from @Epic_Records in the next few weeks. Stay tuned music fans. Welcome back Fiona!" Clarifying to a Twitter follower, he said, "YES Fiona Apple!" (via)

23 January 2012

le blues de memphis


“Le Blues de Memphis” is an incredibly cool 11-minute video tour of two iconic music studios. Made for French television forty-some years ago, it starts off at a Brook Benton session in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and then (after a quick stop at Elvis Presley’s Graceland) takes us behind the scenes at Stax Records—where Booker T. and the MGs are recording “Time Is Tight” and a slicker-than-silk, saxophone-playing Isaac Hayes is putting the studio’s horn section through its paces. Blues or no blues, this is joyous, eye-opening stuff. via

two. different. a-wavelengths.

two new music things for you that couldn't be more different!

andrew bird - eyeoneye
"Eyeoneye" is the first song released from Andrew Bird's new album Break It Yourself, which is out March 6 via Mom + Pop. As previously mentioned, the album was recorded at Bird's barn in Western Illinois, and follows 2009's Noble Beast. (via)

The video for A$AP Rocky's "Wassup", off his LIVELOVEA$AP mixtape is here, courtesy of VICE. It's a psychedelic, heavily referential take on classic rap-vid fare (including weed and naked ladies), co-directed by Andy Capper and Rocky himself. (via)

the joe paterno conspiracy

good luck proving he's dead. look at this professional news article, in which he was reported to be wearing a wig on his deathbed. a wig? or a disguise.

all i'm saying is, where's the corpse?

just trottin' through this monday!

thx mxxx.


the giants are going to the super joel!

more insane photos.


22 January 2012

Paul William "Bear" Bryant is Spinning in His Grave!

This is some week-old news, but it seems when Bama fans aren't destroying public property, Bama alumni are sexually assaulting unconscious strangers in public.  I can't say I'm surprised.  This quote from CBS 42 in Birmingham sums up the incident using an excellent choice of words [emphasis mine]:
It all stems from a video that went viral showing [Brian] Downing and friends abusing a passed out LSU fan in a burger restaurant on Bourbon Street after the BCS game. Downing's companions performed a series of pranks on the passed out LSU fan and then the man identified now as Downing proceeded to drape his scrotum on the man's head...that led to the sexual battery and obscenity charges.
Here's the NSFW video:

CBS 42 also gives us some insight into who Downing is:
So who is Brian Downing and how did he find himself with both notoriety and a possible lifetime designation as a sex offender? He's married with a wife, a (sic) child. He's already been fired from his job with Hibbett Sports. And he has a second cousin who’s the sheriff of Russell County...Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor recognized his cousin in the video and told him to come on down to the county jail. After checking with New Orleans police, Downing drove to New Orleans to turn himself in.
Fun Fact : Deadspin is reporting that one of the other "gentlemen" in the video is the son of the sports director at the CBS affiliate in Mobile.  So there's something to be proud of all around.

If you want more details on this story, Deadspin has plenty of thorough coverage.

I said it once, and I'll say it again; it's time to DIG HIM UP...F HIS CORPSE!

never forget

joe paterno: urpdate

He died. Kylie called it. The real question is, does this change the inquiry into whether he could have done more to stop the sexual abuse that took place under his nose?

21 January 2012

well, it's really happening.

Joe Paterno, Division I's all-time winningest coach who was fired by Penn State in November, has experienced further complications from treatment from lung cancer and is in serious condition, a family spokesman said in a statement Saturday.
"Over the last few days Joe Paterno has experienced further health complications," the spokesman said Saturday. "His doctors have now characterized his status as serious. His family will have no comment on the situation and asks that their privacy be respected during this difficult time." (via)

joel is the worst

but this song is the best.

thanks memphis!

the vols beat uconn today thanks to the next greatest basketball player ever, mr. jarnell stokes. he is the 11th ranked player nationally in the 2012 recruiting class. he graduated from southwind high school in december (but played his bball at memphis central) and played his first game for the basketvols last week. he had his first start today, and he is good. way to get him, cuonzo.


lleyton hewitt does not like bugs


20 January 2012

Breaking News!

a travel industry insider (hey mom!) just informed me that southwest airlines has announced their intention to operate flights out of Memphis International Airport. hopefully it will be cheaper to fly home now.

I Don't Know About You...

But I cannot stand the thought of this chicken head being the first mistress lady of the USA.  CLUCK!

this is really important.

Nearly 14 years after the success of their chart-topping duet “The Boy Is Mine,” R&B divas Brandy and Monica have reunited for another duet that is set to appear on their upcoming albums.
Fans of the two have been calling for a follow-up for years and speculation of an impending reunion was fueled when Brandy inked a new deal with RCA Records, making the two longtime friends label-mates. But a series of tweets featuring photos of them in the studio alongside hit songwriter-producer Rico Love (Kelly Rowland, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Beyonce, Chris Brown) set their fans abuzz last week.
The new single, "It All Belongs to Me,” will debut Feb. 6, their label announced Tuesday. The track, written and produced by Love, will appear on Monica's upcoming disc, “New Life,” set for release March 6, and Brandy's yet-to-be titled RCA debut album, which the singer said will hit stores in the spring. (via)
thx basic nscience!

what's for lunch: yesterday edition

I was super hungry yesterday and had this spectacular (and for me, healthy) feast!

Lentil soup with tri-color chip strips!
Tuna wrap with soy beans!
and roasted asparagus and mushies!

What are YOU having for lurnch this fine Friday?