American Aquarium Drinker: This is the last time I... →
daveholmes: Friends in Tumblr: H2 is re-airing my pilot again tonight. It’s called HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES IT TAKE, and I am legitimately proud of it. It’s a fun concept: we follow the manufacturing process of some of our favorite stuff (bourbon! playing cards! fireworks!) and meet every person who’s involved…. If you’re on the East Coast or have satellite it’s not to late to...
A Year Of Billy Joel: I'm Certain This Will Happen →
ayearofbillyjoel: If you’ve been following this project since January you already know about the thing I’m about to discuss hits but since people have been getting on board as this thing has been rolling I periodically have to restate things so here goes: I think Billy Joel and I should sit down and talk over… As you may know already I’ve dedicated a sizable portion of 2012 to...
Awesome Shitty Things - Episode 15: GET A JOB →
annetdonahue: EXCITING! This week we have a very special topic that was requested to us by the wonderful Amanda Factor. I’m not going to give anything away, but folding shirts is involved, as is crying in the bathroom of American Eagle (daily, for one summer). So listen up! And tell your friends. And subscribe right here:...
I am lauded with fantastic style →
jackiekashian: the greatest paragraph, “ Throughout time there have always been cultural entities which so completely define their medium and their generation that they become either the greatest hallmark of a generation, or fade away, waiting for a revival as retro-cool. These events, artifacts and creations are concurrently the most significant achievements of the genre and the...
Last night at our house around bedtime.
Nina: I can't get the Odd Couple theme out of my head
Me: (Hums the Odd Couple theme)
Nina: How did the Alfred Hitchcock theme go?
Me: (Hums the theme to Alfred Hitchcock Presents) There's no TV theme you can mention that I won't know.
Nina: Mary Tyler More Show ?
Me: "Who can turn the world on with her smile....(throws invisible hat in the air)
Nina: That Girl?
Me: ummmmmm....Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na THAT GIRL!
Not accurate but she laughed.
The Mystery of Smiths Rock
Today is Morrissey’s birthday so there’s probably no better time than now to revisit one of the mysteries of my youth. For a while I still lived on Long Island I attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook; known locally as just Stony Brook. It was and is a good school but my lasting memory of it has nothing to do with academics or extracurricular activities and...
Look, it’s a podcast featuring ME talking...
a selection of popular music from the week i... →
maura: Here is the chart from which this playlist is taken. You have no idea how bummed out I am that Sa-Fire isn’t on Spotify. Looking at the chart is a lot of fun for me since I turned 14 a few weeks later. Odd seeing The Replacements on the chart knowing that in a short while they would become so important to me. Also, seeing Warrant’s “Down Boys” on the list reminds me...
mikeeaglestinks: my mom just posted in the comments. epic. One comment to rule them all.
The #1 Thing That Has Ever Happened To Me
So check this out: The amazing @mike_eagle name-checks ME in a song. Listen, and buy his records ow.ly/aU6ql — Will Stegemann (@BeTheBoy) May 14, 2012 Here’s that link again. I can now cross, “get name-checked in a song” of of my to do list. Thanks to this guy, who you should get to know.
Chris Serico Tumbls: I'm @EveryTweet_Ever. (hey... →
serico: It began as a goof. Since February 2009, I’d been running a Twitter account under my real name, @ChrisSerico. Better known for my love of comedy than attempts at it, I tried to keep tweets unusual and funny, but never scored much traction beyond people I knew in real life. One day in… We all owe Jake Foglenest an apology.
A Message From Daisy J. Dog
Who has no thumbs and just got out of surgery where it was discovered she may be cancer free? This Dog! — DaisyJDog (@DaisyJDog) May 11, 2012
I Think He Was Keeping Something From Me
Another story commemorate my father's birthday.
My dad was a talkative guy unless there was something he didn’t want you to know about, which was often. Several years ago I went home for a visit and found something new at the house that I just had to ask him about even though I knew that I wasn’t going to get much in the way of a straight answer.
Me: Hey Dad, where did you get this bird?
Dad: I found it on the road.
Me: In the cage? That’s convenient. Does it talk?
Dad: Yeah, it say’s stop asking questions.
Me: Are you smuggling rare birds?
Dad: That bird isn’t rare, look I have one right here. How rare can it be if I have one?
Me: I guess you have a point….I’ll stop asking questions.
Dad: Good. You hungry? I’ll make you something.
If my father were still alive he would be turning 57 today. It’s been 2 and a half years since his passing and I’ve finally adjusted to the new reality that his absence created. Today, instead of feeling sad I’m celebrating by thinking of my favorite memories of my father. Like this one: June 1992 Early on a summer morning many years ago I was ejected from a less than...