OK, I was kind of kidding with the last post, but seriously: He really is cheering for the Steelers. Yeah, well: I am now TOTALLY NOT VOTING FOR YOUR STIMULUS PACKAGE, BUDDY. See that? That’s a ZERO. Doesn’t everybody feel better about themselves now? Our impotent little “protest” has been noted in the public record.
Fun With George Mitchell →
I’ll confess, it’s always been a little dream of mine to write for The New Republic. Forgive the self-promotion.
The main subject of Short Cuts is not, ultimately, Los Angeles. If anything,...– A special two-disc version of Short Cuts is out on DVD. Please buy it. This is one of the best movies I have ever seen.
5. The Sports Blog Profile • Generic cheerleader photo goes here We’ve...– Honestly, Jeff MacGregor is freaking awesome. (Yes. He blurbed the book. That is the only thing about him that is not awesome.)
One week away now …
The CIA program he is effectively shutting down is the reason why America has...– Former Bush speechwriter on Obama’s first-week executive orders. Obama barely surpasses Chester Arthur, the previous “most dangerous man ever to occupy the Oval Office,” who was known for setting his aides on fire and putting his children’s heads in vices. Way to go, Barry.
Yes, we are grown men. →
"all he has to do now is die of accidental...
lindsayrobertson: I’m very much enjoying Jessica Pressler’s coverage of epic fail death-faker Marcus Schrenker. The latest: he left all of his plans in the plane. (If he wasn’t already arrested, this would be a perfect case for Encyclopedia Brown.) Seriously, everyone needs to read every story about Marcus Schrenker. He might be my favorite person ever from Indiana.
If the Cardinals lose, a licensed hairstylist in New York City will cut off all...– Note to self: Do not let Daulerio talk me into wagers.
I figured I’d start a Twitter feed while in the Twitter office working on a story about Twitter.
The Dodgeball Poem
In L.A. Story, Steve Martin’s character says that he knows he likes a woman when he finds himself trying desperately to make her laugh, “which is the idiot’s version of being interesting.” Almost two years ago, when I first started dating Alexa, I was an idiot trying to be interesting. At the time, she was an obsessive user of “Dodgeball,” the service that...
It’s not the athletes that have changed as much as the world outside the...– J.A. Adande on why blindly worshipping athletes is a good thing, apparently. That a journalist would look back wistfully at a time when we knew nothing about our athletes except the level to which sportswriters bowed in their presence is something beyond my comprehension.
youngmanhattanite: Since this blog is written by some (if not: since this blog is OWNED by one, as in, it IS HIS BLOG) who view with glee the oncoming revolution…the second part of my interview with Steven Soderbergh, which takes a sincerely weird turn about four questions in. There’re people who think the world is going to shit, and then there’s this. You have no idea what I edited out to make it...
Miracles happen,” Cardinals cornerback Antrel Rolle said afterward....– This quote totally lacks perspective; Obama always had much better chances. Holy Buzzsaw, Batman.
Tampa Baaaaaaaay! (Crowd cheers.) Is anyone alive tonight??? (Crowd goes crazy.)...– Simmons on Springsteen’s inevitable inability to just play three songs at halftime of the Super Bowl.
Talk about a movie that fairly screams “yesterday! Bush era! Before the...– All told, it would seem like an inopportune time for the Confessions Of A Shopaholic movie to come out. I look forward to March’s Jim Carrey “Yes Man” sequel, in which our elastic hero, a bank loan officer, merely sits in a penthouse apartment eating caviar with Fred Wilpon and...
Amy Blair Is Here →
Fittingly, on the six-year birthday of The Black Table, I introduce you to the new tumblr by the great Amy Blair. (It’s amazing how many of her Week In Craig columns still hold up.) Expect pictures of cats, astoundingly wrong-headed views on movies and consistent brilliance.