Slang from the 20's
waksays: Applesauce- an expletive same as horsefeathers, As in “Ah applesauce!” Bearcat - a hot-blooded or fiery girl Cash or check? - Do you kiss now or later? Darb - An excellent person or thing (as in “the Darb” - a person with money who can be relied on to pay the check) Giggle Water - An intoxicating beverage; alcohol “Now you’re on the trolley!” - Now you’ve...
We’re not going to make it as a first rate empire. And I’m not sure...– David Simon (creator of The Wire), on PBS
About 4 minutes in, JS starts digging into the NYRB and Paris Review. Sort of hilarz.
ENG 371WR:Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint... →
This has been all around today, so why not one more link to it. Week 8: New Rules Students will analyze the publishing industry and learn how to be more innovative than the bards of yesteryear. They’ll be asked to consider, for instance, Thomas Pynchon. How much more successful would Gravity’s Rainbow have been if it were two paragraphs long and posted on a blog beneath a picture...
However, she says she is writing an autobiography that will include “all...– And it will be called Natural Woman, obv. Carole King, you have given me yet another thing I must now wait for with baited breath. Thanks.
I have spent my whole morning listening to Steve Martin’s new banjo record, “The Crow,” which gets a wide release from Rounder on May 19. I want to marry it.
Rich People Things →
[“That’s psychological torture,” London says. “I learned this from Oprah. She says you’re only allowed to keep smaller-size jeans if you are actively engaged in being that size again. They can be used as a goal, but only if you’re exercising and changing your diet habits. Otherwise, you have to buy clothing for the body you have. No amount of fantasizing in the...
[Now, despite the absence of a single pixel of verifiable evidence, the pious maintain that there’s an afterlife in which the tap is eternally open, the oven forever hot. However, since their tap would doubtlessly dribble only lemonade, and since those of us who’ve broken their rules would end up inside their oven, it’s probably best that we eat, drink, love, and strive for higher consciousness in...
Mr. Connare, 48 years old, now works at Dalton Maag, a typography studio in...– Why has no one profiled the creator of the dreaded Comic Sans before? (via)
Slaughterhouse 90210 →
This Tumblr is BRILLIANT.
A true celebration of early 90s music. I can dig it. [via] In the blogger’s own words: “Fuck you, nu-metal. Fuck you, “modern rock.” We’re taking it back to when A&R agents got paid to watch David Yow knot up his weiner and I didn’t know what a titty felt like.”
The majority of the 200 people in this book felt that way, like they had some...– Taylor Plimpton on his father’s new oral history, over at the excellent Rumpus.
Handsome Furs—All We Want Baby, Is...
Drew Barrymore on Grey Gardens →
Drew B. on her new film (she’s great in it, and the whole thing is loyal to the original while bringing in something new—see it on April 18).
Temper Trap—Sweet Disposition Love this...
Ignorance is a lack of information, not a genetic defect or a “cultural style;”...– Stanley Crouch on Mos Def is one of my favorite things we have up right now.
And an effective disguise. “I’ll be very, very sexy under 18 pounds of chiffon...– The latest NYT profile of Stevie (maybe my hero in life) is exactly what I wanted to read at the end of the day. Like journalism ice cream.
Is This Your Luggage? →
Like scanwiches, but for lost bags. Interesting.
New video site about art. I like it. Best of luck!
I have been to lots of parties and acted perfectly disgraceful but I never...– Frank O’Hara, from Poem (Lana Turner has collapsed!)
Passion Pit-The Reeling So here’s the thing...
As vague a term as ‘buzz’ is, it’s so socially and economically important for...– Elizabeth Currid in today’s NYT.
Josh Schwartz to adapt Bright Lights, Big City →
This could go well. Or…not. Does anyone remember the Michael J. Fox and Keifer Suths and Phoebe Cates version? It’s one of the best-worst movies that sometimes re-runs on late night cable.
The thing that really sticks out about that interview was how he was wearing...– Christina Kelly talking about her interview with Kurt and Courtney for the cover of Sassy in 1992 (via IHeartDaily)