That kid IS the worst.
NBC is hosting an online auction of Friday Night Lights gear. Also up for grabs: the “Pam & Buddy” photo album Buddy Garrity wistfully pages through after he’s kicked out of the house and the skintight blue dress Tyra wears to the school dance.
FUCK I want many of these things but not all. I especially love that the single piece of JD McCoy paraphernalia is only going for, like, $30. That kid is the worst.
This will be a long thing about The Awl, so if you don’t care, please feel free to ignore.
A few weeks ago, when we realized that The Awl’s birthday was coming up (an easily rememberable 4/20), we batted around some high level ideas on what we could do on the site to commemorate it. Eventually…
My 45-day quest to convince a craigslist scammer to write me a poem— and how she lost her mind and tried to become my friend.
december 01, 2008 | broken clouds | 50 °F
[from wnyc.org. “broken clouds.” heartbreaking.]
The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?” To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.
David Sedaris in The New Yorker
I had no foresight I would get articles sent to me from friends where it’s become an adjective, or involved in the presidential election,” Weiner said. ”And there’s the rest of it: `Why don’t we dress that way? Why don’t people have better manners?
Matthew Weiner on Mad Men
When assessing Phelps’s performance here, an iconic sports figure from the 1970s springs to mind — not Mark Spitz, whose record of seven golds from the 1972 Munich Games is squarely in Phelps’s sights, but the 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat.
Indirect communication, experts suggest, may be turning some people into digital-era solipsists more interested in broadcasting information than in real time give-and-take.
Oh New York Times! Why won’t you fix it?!
"For months, Hillary has been trying to emasculate Obama with the sort of words and themes she has chosen." And with the sort of words and themes she has chosen, Maureen Dowd has been trying to…what? Undo the work of the women’s movement? Remind me I’m lucky to have a vote? If a man wrote this, he’d be pounced on for criminal misogyny.