Unrequired Reading: Nov. 6, 2009

Off to L.A. this weekend, dear readers! I’ll be busy with an online project for work, so there may be no “What It Is” on Monday. Like you care. Anyway, since you’re just here for another installment of my idiosyncratic links, just click “more”!

Hall & Oates: possessed of a more extensive, analytical vocabulary than I expected.

* * *

Neat slideshow/profile of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, a sculptor whom I knew nothing about.

* * *

A million-year time-out.

* * *

The takeaway? Keep your laptop with you if you suspect that Mossad is out to blow up your nuclear site.

* * *

Seriously: Israelis + technology = doubleplusgood (and not just because they’re Jews)

* * *

Speaking of Jews, it seems there’s a secret mission to get the few remaining ones out of Yemen, and over to . . . Monsey, NY. I imagine a scene where the local Hasidic Jews turn to each other and say, “I thought we were extreme!”

* * *

Could a baguette have been sent back in time to wreck the Large Hadron Collider? (That’s a reference to this previous Unrequired Reading item.)

* * *

Sweet article about a high school girl who worked as a secretary — oops, “supersecretary” — at Warhol’s Factory in the ’60’s.

* * *

What’s left behind when a magazine gets closed down.

* * *

The NYC of Taxi Driver, then and now: parts I, II, and III.

* * *

And, courtesy of my pal Tina, an editorial about Windows Vs. Mac that inspires shitasmia.

One Reply to “Unrequired Reading: Nov. 6, 2009”

  1. Charlie Brooker is one of my favourite grumpy writers.

    He doesn’t just hate Mac people, he also hates CGI.
    I loved his review of Transformers. He said it was like being pinned to the ground while an angry dishwasher shat in your face for two hours.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers:

%d bloggers like this: