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frankhejl: adambozarth: siegel: Tonight “Weekend of Regret” - a team I’ve been working with for over a year, makes its debut on the UCBT stage in Cage Match. I think these are some of the finest improvisers in the city, we’ve put together a show we’re proud of, and it’d mean the world to me if you could make it out tonight. Look, I am gonna be honest. This group of people makes me laugh...
What I'm Up To These Days
Should anyone be wondering: Work Comedy Beer Mexican Food Next time I hear some asshole say, “My life could seriously be a sitcom.” I’m going to dawkplex them.
Boardwalk Empire is not a good TV Show
There. I said it. We’ve all been thinking it. I’ve thought it since probably the 3rd or 4th episode last season. But I couldn’t really bring myself to say it until watching the season premiere. On paper, it should be amazing. You’ve got Steve Buscemi carrying the show. Martin Scorsece has an executive producer credit. It’s set in Prohibition-era Atlantic City...
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iamachilles: New York Magazine’s superb article about the UCB, with interview excerpts from some of the people who have helped make it what it is. It’s exciting to be a small part of this community.
I know nothing about Troy Davis’ case; my only contact has been through the flurry of activism I’ve seen on twitter. But the death penalty should be abolished on the grounds that government is made of men, and men are nothing if not fallible. I wouldn’t trust the government to judge guilty, let alone the innocent.
What Comes After 'Europe'? →
What comes next is the explosion of the European project. Given what European leaders have made of that project over the past 30-odd years, it’s not an altogether bad thing. But it will come at a massive cost. The riots of Athens will become those of Milan, Madrid and Marseilles. Parties of the fringe will gain greater sway. Border checkpoints will return. Currencies will be resurrected,...
“You’ll be sleeping on plastic by the end of the summer.” It was Spring of 2010. I’d been complaining to this girl about the wrapping she had on her bed. It was thick, heavy polyurethane, the kind that reflects your all your body heat so you can conveniently wake up drenched in your own sweat. Sleeping on it was like wrapping your body in a latex-free condom....
The Qwikster and the Dead →
Megan McArdle explaining why Netflix needed to created Quikster, and the difficulty of building a service on marginal costs. A great explanation of the economics behind the move.
That word. Perversion. Makes my skin crawl, my stomach turn and my scrotum contract. Where’s the perversion in loving another one of God’s creatures? Where’s the deviance in wanting to pull feathers rather than blond hair? What’s abnormal about wanting to see your wife take a three-inch beak instead of a 10-inch African American phallus or a silicon, injection-molded forearm? How can a human...
DC Pierson: "In A Relationship" →
When I texted you that night to see what you were up to despite recent Facebook signs that you are In A Relationship if you are in fact In A Relationship I must’ve seemed like an emissary from the Land of Single People a laughable anachronism from an older world where people send each other craven phone messages around the end of another companionless evening to see if they can’t join up ...