31 October 2012

what's for lunch: halloween genius edition

ROTEL. a student brought rotel, taco chips, and little plastic containers so that she could share her crockpot full of gold with her classmates.

happy halloween


26 October 2012

Happy Birthday Hillary Clinton

see you in four years.

Ciara - Got Me Good

during craft time, a precocious little girl tells Pippa Middleton that she hates princesses

(her sister is a princess)

halloween came early this year.

i'm sure y'all have heard:
Parents everywhere are rattled and horrified by the story of a Manhattan mother who came home to find two of her children murdered by their nanny, who had also tried to kill herself. Police say that the nanny stabbed the two children, aged 2 and 6, in the bathtub and then apparently slit her own throat. The mother, Marina Krim, had briefly left their Upper West Side apartment with a third child, but came home later to find the terrible scene. Her husband, an executive at CNBC, was on a business trip and was met at the airport by NYPD officers who informed him of the tragedy. The nanny, 50-year-old Yoselyn Ortega, survived, but is in critical condition and police say they have no hints as to her motive. (via)
what a nightmare.

listen to lena dunham.


(via)

#midnightbackstroke


@unfoRettable's parks and recreation character donna live tweets scary movie night in a bonus clip from last night's episode. it is #hilarious.

25 October 2012

treat yo' self

@unforettable answers questions for nymag including the following:

 Name one TV show that people are not watching, that they should be watching. 
 Nashville is really good, really fun, and I don’t know that it has great numbers.

i've never wanted so much to be in a band

the sylvers were from MEMPHIS!!!!!!!

it's happening.


just in time for halloween.

have you been watching?


neil and i are back on the voice horse at GPP. it's the only singing competition i watch, because they don't use their eyes to pick contestants, which means you get awesome people who normally don't get a chance at anything in life. the battle round just ended this week, and this was the best thing that happened during them.

it's not too late to jump in. the knockout rounds start monday, and i can't tell how they're any different than the battle rounds!

FRANKENSTORM!!!!!!!!1111111

DESPITE A MODEST CLUSTER OF OUTLYING DETERMINISTIC SOLUTIONS AND ENSEMBLE MEMBERS FROM THE VARIOUS MODELING CENTERS, THE LION'S SHARE OF GUIDANCE INDICATES THAT THE CIRCULATION ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE SANDY WILL PASS CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE AMPLIFYING POLAR TROUGH OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES TO BECOME INCORPORATED INTO A HYBRID VORTEX OVER THE MID ATLANTIC AND NORTHEAST NEXT TUESDAY. THE HIGH DEGREE OF BLOCKING FROM EASTERN NORTH AMERICA ACROSS THE ENTIRE ATLANTIC BASIN IS EXPECTED TO ALLOW THIS UNUSUAL MERGER TO TAKE PLACE, AND ONCE THE COMBINED GYRE MATERIALIZES, IT SHOULD SETTLE BACK TOWARD THE INTERIOR NORTHEAST THROUGH HALLOWEEN, INVITING PERHAPS A GHOULISH NICKNAME FOR THE CYCLONE ALONG THE LINES OF "FRANKENSTORM", AN ALLUSION TO MARY SHELLEY'S GOTHIC CREATURE OF SYNTHESIZED ELEMENTS. (via)

make me believe in you

referenced in Dancer From the Dance

in other memphis sports related news

Greg Akers, writing for The Memphis Flyer, answers that old question "Why Memphians Should Hate the Titans, Part I" and "Part II"

Grizzlies announcement

NBA BOARD OF GOVERNORS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES SALE OF MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES TO ROBERT PERA

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 — The NBA Board of Governors has unanimously approved the sale of the Memphis Grizzlies to an investor group led by Robert Pera.
“We are delighted that the NBA’s Board of Governors has approved Robert Pera’s purchase of the Grizzlies,” said NBA Commissioner David Stern. “Robert will no doubt bring great energy and passion to the franchise. He has assembled an ownership group with very strong local ties, and we anticipate that their commitment to the Memphis area will greatly benefit both the team and the community.”

President Obama voted today in Chicago

early voting is (probably) open where you live

if you don't know which candidate is right for you, check out this place or this place or this place to help you decide.

is Jon Gruden the Tennessee coach yet?

some people say he has already been hired

some people are busy making bets

some people are taking a reasoned "let's wait and see approach"

some people are blithely ignoring the entire situation

tell me in the comments what you want.

"I noticed, like, legs and a hand print"


This lady in Florida found a cute little pink froggy friend in her salad bag that she bought from Walmart. Isn't that fun? via

Walmart says: "Thanks for bringing this to our attention. This fails to meet our high standards of quality food at every level."

winter is coming



WARNING: if you live in the New York City area, you might not have long to live. Snowicane Sandy is coming and she is a real bitch and is going to pack a mean punch. Starting on Sunday and lasting two or three days, the worst hurricane/ thunderstorm/ snow cloud/ high tide is about to sit right on top of your neighborhood and take a weather dump. If you want details about your imminent demise, check here.

Snowicane Sandy has already claimed the precious lives of two Caribbean Islanders, including a Haitian lady who tried to cross a flooded stream and a Jamaican man who was crushed by a boulder that fell from up high. True story. NYC doesn't have a lot of boulders, but you know what we do have a lot of? STREAMS AND THINGS UP HIGH.

If I die, I just want you all to know that I love you and I'm sorry for that thing I did, you know what I'm talking about.

never forget toni braxton

a bit of trivia: you may recognize the background singers in the video above from braxton family values; they are toni's sisters.

evil dead remake

last night for scary movie night we drew our halloween scary movie out of the skull and guess what it was....THE EVIL DEAD!!! scary. check out this new trailer for the remake.

24 October 2012

dooleyyyyyyy!!!!!!1111

get well soon.  and get good soon.  or else.
thx herrm.

it's ok baby

"I don't blame that baby for crying. You know what, she just realized what it means if Romney gets elected. She is out there — God love her. Hi, baby, how are you? It's okay, he's not going to get elected, you're going to be okay. You're going to be okay." 

Joe Biden, during a speech in Ohio this afternoon, in a rare off-the-cuff remark that won't embarrass the entire campaign.

from nymag

here comes the hobbit

i was really devoted to the original lord of the rings movies, and i guess im looking forward to this as well but i get so annoyed when one book gets split up across years into separate movies.

finger, i mean, style-blasting

Because there aren't enough ways to feel like you're being judged by Williamsburg scenesters the moment you step off the L train, the fashion police have installed a webcam on a Bedford Avenue building. Mounted "a block from the hellmouth" of the Bedford L stop, the "Styleblaster" motion-sensor camera enables the whole world to enjoy an endless, real-time parade of precious hipster runoff. Each photo has a time-stamp showing when it was taken, and you, the Internet, get to decide if the subject is worthy of a "top hat" signifying whether the individual is "stylin'." (via)

i give this idea 0 top hats.

what do you think?


peanut butter and pickle sandwiches. kind of doesn't sound half bad. should we try them together?

thx again bun-bun.

how fun!

Picasso painted "Woman Ironing" when he was in his 20’s. And like so many struggling young artists he often reused old canvases. He first began painting a portrait of a man with a mustache; abandoned it and several years later turned the canvas upside down and painted the image of a skeletal woman ironing over it. The ghost of the man underneath was first detected with an infrared camera in 1989. "Woman Ironing" was recently cleaned and restored by the Guggenheim Museum and is now on display as part of the exhibition, "Picasso Black and White."
just click here to play!

thx bun-bun.

breaking news!!


the islanders are coming to brooklyn!!! now we have TWO professional teams in sports i dont care about!

keekerz speakerz


on repeat.

maybe because it's almost the same song as this.

photobomb!

(via)

the worst lady in the world, ann coulter.

you might've heard that ann coulter called president obama a "retard" after monday's debate. here's a letter written by a special olympian with down syndrome to that hateful b-word.

23 October 2012

ever wonder where erin macbreath went to elementary school?

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) - A school staff member found the remnants of a meth lab on a playground at a Murfreesboro elementary school, then took parts of it inside the building.
A hazardous waste team has been dispatched to Mitchell Nielson Primary School after chemicals, a bottle and tubing used in making meth was found.
The staff member, not knowing what the items were used for, took it inside the school, then brought it back outside for law enforcement to move to a safe location.
The person who created the meth lab took part of it with them to finish the meth-making process. No meth crystals were found at the school. (via)

what are you doing tonight?


me and g.animalz are going to see father john misty at music hall of williamsburg. i'm really looking forward to it.

look what hay stacey hay dale made!


little ryan gosling literally charms the pants off a local reporter

did you know mousketeers dont have to do chores! LUCKY

dachshund races, and much much more

via

START YOUR ENGINES

last night was the premiere of rupaul's drag race allstars. rupaul's drag race is the best reality television show ever conceived, so do yourself a favor and pay attention. in unrelated news, check out Edie above who loves gin martinis and rouge.

iron man 3 looks gloomy

are you going to vote?

because i aaaaaaammmmmm.

22 October 2012

dream or nightmare?

dream or nightmare?

everyone congratulate phil...

he is just sooooo pleased with himself for passing his art history nerd tests.

cat underside

from flim!

the puppy costume parade was in tompkins square park last weekend

check out a round-up

you'll never guess where the keys are

(answer: inside that adorable pile of mush) thx melissa

i found this on my mom's fb wall


and it is her BEARTHdie!!!! everyone send her your best wishes!

music from that nashville tv show

this one is from the end of the pilot when the dopey blonde girl and the nice guy from her love triangle sing the song she wrote at the bluebird cafe

this one has tami taylor singing a love song with her ex boyfriend while that slut taylor swift juliette barnes sits in the audience (also at the bluebird)

this is the one that caused the traffic jam around music circle because juliette barnes was filming her music video on that sculpture.


 are you guys watching?

20 October 2012

19 October 2012

please say 'football game', please say 'football game'.


guess whom

in the comments!

the more you know

Trick-or-treaters better appreciate their treats this season: The price of Halloween's finest flavor is up 3 percent this year, according to data from the Dining Alliance reported in the Wall Street Journal. The upping of the price of these rot-your-teeth delights (candy corn, in particular) is because of more costly corn oil. The drought is to blame, Timothy Aeppel of the Journal explains. Processed candy isn't the only seasonal goodie affected: apples (and, relatedly, apple cider) are up 20 to 30 percent in cost. And the drought still isn't over. Despite reports today of it receding, Deborah Zabarenko and Ayesha Rascoe of Reuters write that it may instead spread in the coming months, and 2012 could become "the hottest year since modern record-keeping began." (via)

more korea stuff

this korean kid has gangnam style! just kidding he is actually kim jong-il's grandson and he is pretty westernized. for some reason he went to school in bosnia. watch him talk to an old white lady!

makes me want some new blue jeans real bad

muscles

this is kind of cute

i mean, not as cute as that corgi down there, but cute for some movie marketing.

dinosaur sex

there is a dinosaur sex slideshow at the bottom of this huffpo article for your consideration.

how does marimekko make their prints?

you can sort of find out here

ready for the weekend


oprah winfrey is rich

also photographed by terry richardson

nicole kidman by terry richardson


nscience thinks kids are stupid and here is his evidence

nscientific facts

18 October 2012

sahmtoymes, winn yew weer a hoy heeughl, it cin gyit imbyidded in sawft grahss


a follow-up with our favorite feminist australian prime minister.

the internet always knows just what i need.


during this week's homeland sunday, i caught my mind wandering around contemplating the amount of years and roles claire danes has spent cultivating her unique furrowed-brow cry face. and now, just a few days later, a claire danes cry face supercut.

ps - did y'all hear that liz herber got brokedown palace'd in bali?

coming soon: online uniqlo shopping

according to nymag, uniqlo is going to launch their online store for America next week! think of all the different colors of basics you will have access to!

kimmel trix

oh god.


this week, fishtsticks paltrow is gooping all over brooklyn, if you can believe the nerve of that. get a load of THIS.

tegan and sara - closer

good news!

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled today that the Defense of Marriage Act, more specifically Section 3— the federal definition of marriage between one man and one woman—violates equal protection and is therefore unconstitutional. Today's ruling makes the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals the second federal court to hold DOMA unconstitutional. (via)

ready for a desk cry?


(via)

get well soon oscar niemeyer

the 104 year old brazilian architect is in the hospital, but said to be doing "fine." seriously though, how many 104 year olds walk out of the hospital.

RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars starts Monday

you can watch the first ten minutes here. on monday flim and I will be posted up at Boxers sitting on the pool table at the official NYC watch party. see you there. via

tagg romney wants to beat up our president.

During an interview with North Carolina radio host Bill LuMaye, Tagg Romney said that hearing the president call his father a liar made him want to "jump out of [his] seat and ... rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him."
He continued: "But you know you can't do that because, well first because there's a lot of Secret Service between you and him, but also because this is the nature of the process, they're going to do everything they can do to try to make my dad into someone he's not. We signed up for it. We've gotta kinda sit there and take our punches and then send them right back the other way." (via)
grow up, tagg.

bad news


looks like the syrian rebels have taken the party war to damascus.
Tensions rose as the hours passed. It is never good to be out after dark in Damascus now, especially trapped in a traffic jam, unable to flee. Finally, Rifa’s husband called again. They had escaped and returned to their workplace to pass the night, another concession to their changing world.
War has come to Damascus. Not on the scale of Aleppo or Homs, at least not yet. But the difference from just a few months ago is unmistakable. With sandbagged checkpoints every half-mile and soldiers methodically searching vehicles for weapons, simple movement is becoming impossible.
“Where is Damascus headed? Are we the next Aleppo?” Rifa asked a few days later. “How soon before our city, our markets, are destroyed?”
This is the center of Bashar al-Assad’s power, the stronghold he tried for months to shield from a popular uprising that has inexorably been transformed into a bloody civil war. As his troops battled insurgents all around the country, Mr. Assad was determined that here, at least, he would preserve an air of normalcy, of routine, of certainty that life would go on, as it had before. (via)

17 October 2012

tom daley has british gas

oof

lady binder fact check.

Everyone is having a good at laugh over Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" line from last night's debate, but given our current obsession with fact checking it's no surprise that there are also questions about whether the binder story is even true. David Bernstein of The Phoenix in Boston got a post up last night questioning Mitt's recollection of events. According to Bernstein, the mythical binder did indeed exist, but it was given to Governor Romney by outside activists and not at his request.
A group called MassGAP put together the list in 2002—before Romney was elected governor of Massachusetts—as part of an overall effort to push to get more women into senior leadership positions in state government. They say they approached Romney with the binder as he was putting together his cabinet, not the other way around. (via)

just in time for halloween, ellen's scare montage

via

the endeavor lugs its way through los angeles

watch this really cool time-lapse video of the space shuttle making its final journey

16 October 2012

a documentary about queso dip


thx ktv!

fresh faced dolly parton

via

this kitty kat just wants to take a car trip

blackberry shame is real

in today's edition of "the oldest news on the internet", the new york times brings us their latest trend piece, which addresses an issue that 2Pz correspondents DJV and (never trust) starla continue to struggle with on an hourly basis:
“I’m ashamed of it,” said Ms. Crosby, a Los Angeles sales representative who said she had stopped pulling out her BlackBerry at cocktail parties and conferences. In meetings, she says she hides her BlackBerry beneath her iPad for fear clients will see it and judge her.
The BlackBerry was once proudly carried by the high-powered and the elite, but those who still hold one today say the device has become a magnet for mockery and derision from those with iPhones and the latest Android phones. Research in Motion may still be successful selling BlackBerrys in countries like India and Indonesia, but in the United States the company is clinging to less than 5 percent of the smartphone market — down from a dominating 50 percent just three years ago. The company’s future all depends on a much-delayed new phone coming next year; meanwhile RIM recorded a net loss of $753 million in the first half of the year compared with a profit of more than $1 billion a year earlier. (via)
shame shame shame.

thx bun-bun!

oooooh ive got good news!

Beyonce is going to be the halftime entertainment of the next super bowl, scheduled for February 3, 2013. They might as well cancel the super bowls after that, because come on... it doesn't get better than that.

tell the NYT what you think of the MTA

the new york times asks readers to give their input on the four proposed MTA fare increase structures:
1) The base fare remains at $2.25. The cost of a 30-day card rises to $125, up from $104, and a weekly card costs $34, up from $29. In addition, the 7 percent bonus on pay-per-ride MetroCards — which gives a rider an extra $1.40 with each $20 placed on the card — is reduced to 5 percent. The express bus fare remains at $5.50.
(Burden comparison: single ride up 0 percent; fare on $20 card up 2 percent; cost of 30-day unlimited card up 20 percent.)
2) The base fare remains at $2.25. The cost of a 30-day card rises to $119. The cost of a weekly card rises to $32. The bonus on pay-per-ride cards is eliminated altogether. The express bus fare remains $5.50.
(Burden comparison: single ride up 0 percent; fare on $20 card up 7 percent; cost of 30-day unlimited card up 14 percent.)
3) The base fare rises to $2.50. The cost of a 30-day card rises to $109, but the cost of a weekly card remains $29. The bonus is eliminated. The express bus fare rises to $6.
(Burden comparison: single ride up 11 percent; fare on $20 card up 18 percent; cost of 30-day unlimited card up 5 percent.)
4) The base fare rises to $2.50. The cost of a 30-day card rises to $112, and the cost of a weekly card rises to $30. The pay-per-ride bonus is kept intact. The express bus fare rises to $6.
(Burden comparison: single ride up 11 percent; fare on $20 card up 11 percent; cost of 30-day unlimited card up 8 percent.) 
i vote for #3! i'm sure someone's listening...

joanna newsom is working on some new songs

a pitchfork reader took a (pretty good quality) video from a festival appearance earlier this week. She is singing and playing on the piano a new song called "look and despair" that sounds just great.

bon iver - beth / rest


(via)

what is dharma doing?

getting her skeleton's picture taken, just in time for halloween!

thx g.animalz.

what's happening at nassau and mcguinness?

this morning, i walked outside and passed by the WASCO auto parts storefront on the corner of nassau and mcguinness, just like every morning. and for the first time in a year and a half...the door was open!! and look what's inside:


a series of arched steel ribs, and the structure for a bar just exactly where you might expect one, and maybe a cooking area beyond? looks like this corner is about to class itself right up!

i did a little bit of internet research and found this over at new york shitty:
I have received a number of emails voicing concern about what it going to happen to one of Greenpoint’s (and McGuinness Boulevard’s) preeminent features: The WASCO Auto Shop. I have some very good news: last night a liquor license application for an “eating and drinking establishment” was approved for this property.
During the proceedings the applicant, a twenty year Greenpoint resident, assured everyone that 139 Nassau Avenue’s signature feature, “WASCOmobile” (which has been identified as a Chevy Nova*), would be kept! In addition, the garage doors looking upon McGuinness Boulevard— the Champs-Élysées of north Brooklyn— will be converted into large bay windows for patrons’ dining pleasure. This was the source of considerable amusement to a number of gentleman on the panel— one of whom noted that all McGuinness Boulevard has in the way of ambiance are “roaring semis”. But hey, as long as everyone keeps their hands and feet inside at all times things should be just fine— right? (via)

there was a b-side called Sleep in the Park

thx ms.dangles

11 October 2012

berlin's festival of lights

see more pixies here.

DJV is a criminal



the fit looks cute, though.

i have it on good authority that he's attempting to get himself a tennessee driver's license today. i hope they dont give him a rulez test.

just keep swimming.

i like that

Jimmy Fallon's golden retriever puppy, Gary

she is just the freakin cutest. thx melissa. nose, eyes, ears.

a gift idea for thomas wilhelm

daily ri ri

rihanna's next album cover for your consideration

cluck! pick up the phone and call tyrone

latrice royale as nene leakes, and dida ritz as sheree whitfield in the classic real housewives of atlanta scene, "I AM RICH." it actually makes more sense this way.

attention!

that is all.

10 October 2012

starla's dozen

nEw bLoG fEaTcH alert!!!1111

i asked starla to tell me her thoughts on what i consider to be the song of the summer, solange aka basement baby's new single, "losing you".


me: have you listened to this new solange song?
starla: i can't deal with basement baby
me: pretend its not her and listen
starla: is she in a jungle?
sounds like wild birds are attacking
i like it but not that chirping
it is distracting
next, i then asked her to review the new foray into dubcountrytwostep by trashball tay tay swifferstickz, called "i knew you were trouble".


starla: i love taylor
love
you like it don't you
just admit it
me: i don't care for it, no.
starlas's new status message - kylie loves taylor swift 3:58 PM
this has been the first installment of starla's dozen. i hope it happens again.

another cute baby animal

remember baby panda Knut? NEVER FORGET. thx maggie

HeTexted

have you ever been asked by a friend to read a text message from a boy and try to decipher what it could possibly mean? have you ever showed your own phone to a friend to find out if a confusing text message is actually confusing, or if you are just confused by reading too much into it? have you ever wanted to crowdsource an answer? here is your chance. HeTexted lets you expose your vulnerable underbelly so that the internet can mock you and your inability to figure out that the guy just isn't that into you. via

joel's wishlist



halloween is coming, which means its about time you start thinking about what you're going to get your favorite bloggers for christmas this year. joel's going to need a pair of these.
The shoes—titled "Scary Beautiful"—were designed by artist Leanie van der Vyver, who teamed up with Dutch shoe designer René van den Berg. A recent graduate of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, "Scary Beautiful" were part of van der Vyver's thesis, a commentary on today's impossible beauty standards. (via)
do you want it straight? or broken.

jic you forgot

check out ann romney on good morning america

watch the highlights here.

she catches a football, burns her welsh cakes, says she is most comfortable around horses (and that they are the reason she gets out of bed in the morning) and then almost gets hit with stanley tucci's burning butter.

introducing mitik, the adorable orphan baby walroose

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Mitik -- Mit for short. The Alaska Sea Life Center picked up this baby walrus off the coast near Barrow with his buddy Pakak. Then just nine weeks old, the poor guy didn't have any parents and needed intensive care when he got back to land. Six weeks later, Mit is a 234-pound bundle of joy with a terrific appetite and many chins. He's also the newest addition to the New York Aquarium just off the Coney Island Boardwalk. (via)
i reached out to 2Pz joel for comment:
Joel: if the new york aquarium puts that thing in a petting zoo they will make a million bucks, just from me