I can’t wait to find out how my sausage is actually made
Thesis: Camille Saint-Saens was the Danny Elfman of the nineteenth century.
Listen to Danse Macabre and tell me I’m wrong!
anonymous asked: I’m going to start a radio station where the tagline is “Today’s hits, without all the middle-aged white dudes singing.” We’ll play “Blurred Lines” with just the weird Pharrell noises and the TI verse
Remember that part in the video where T.I. is just brushing that girl’s hair? WHAT IN THE JAM IS GOING ON THERE???
Yo. Pharrell is 40.
This has been the first installment of my new series Yo Is This Dude Middle-Aged?
Alternate covers, by Thyra Heder.
The Hairpin’s travel series, “An Experience Definitely Worth Allegedly Having,” is now available for purchase (and has been for two weeks, during which time it has verryyyy slowly been encroaching on Jon Krakauer)! It’s $1.99, and the two first episodes (of 8 total) are from the wonderful Carrie Frye and Maria Bustillos. Here are excerpts from each — Carrie | Maria — if you’d like to give them a whirl. They’re so good!
There’s also a Tumblr (linked above) with bonus media from each episode. Salacious pictures and video!!!, etc. It’s also got a few alternate covers, by the incredibly talented Thyra Heder, and they’re all beautiful, but the one above is my favorite (aside from the actual cover).
Aaand a couple interviews vaguely about the Series, too: with Logan Sachon, on The Billfold, and with Allie Jones, on The Atlantic Wire. We also got a nice mention in The New York Times Magazine last weekend. Know anyone else who wants to chat about this? With me or anyone involved with the series? Or about anything else? Or otherwise review it, or eviscerate it, in any way at all? I’ll do basically anything; I want the whole world to know about this e-book!!
And you don’t have to have a Kindle, either — the app for desktop reading is free and easy to install. Like 60 seconds. Maybe less.
Well, here it is again! I hope you like it!
Even easier to buy than Choire’s book!
David Kwong is a self-proclaimed “word nerd,” and he’s also the quintessential alternative magician. Instead of sparkly suits and white tigers, he uses the periodic table, Scrabble tiles, and crossword puzzles in his magic show. He talked to Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen about alt-magic, the new magic-caper film Now You See Me, and shared some some Scrabble skills. He also performed a trick.
This is both a profoundly boring and also completely surprising magic trick. (Unless you presume the markers are fake.)
How to Avoid (or Start) Fights with Food Snobs: People who consider themselves foodies can be tricky to talk to about culinary topics. You never know when you might offend them by doing something wrong. Details.com editor James Oliver Cury kindly wrote a post for Eatocracyabout common topics that can really set off a gourmand so that you can avoid an altercation (or start one). For example: If you’re looking to avoid a stern telling off, don’t put ketchup on your steak.
Here’s one: Don’t say “gourmand” when what you really mean is “gourmet.”
And that goes for all of ya!