Special workday edition
Some weird things Federal and State governments pay a lot of money for: 200,000 Iraqi-style shemaghs (Army) 9,000 cases of tootsie roll pops (State of Texas) $28,000 worth of staplers (IRS)
Blind Willie Johnson- Dark was the Night, Cold was...
Reading so many Bret Easton Ellis books in a row is really starting to disillusion me in the following ways: I now understand that much of the writing at Gawker, particularly Richard Lawson’s, is just a straight up rip-off of Ellis’s style. I guess that’s really it.
Beach House- Heart of Chambers
Fuck, House Hunters is the best show on television. Here’s what happens: some dopey couple is looking for their first house together, so they get some cheesy realtor to show them some ugly ass houses. The chick always flips out about the kitchens, and the guy mutters some shit about money. Then they choose some place and pay too much for it, and I laugh at them and drink a beer.
Our stepmom, we did everything to hate her
Hey, did you know that every American town named Decatur is named after Stephen Decatur, the first post-Revolutionary American war hero? He fought in the Barbary War, the War of 1812, and my favorite war, the Quasi-War.
Nothing like a love song about a serial killer. ...
Will the existence of Monsters of Folk make me stop hating Conor Oberst? Probably not, but I guess I’ll listen to them anyway.
Anyway, here’s Air’s “Universal...
The charms of a dull job, for when I forget them
Coming home to no thoughts beyond a beer (Magic Hat #9 tonight) and some freeform internet wandering. So I want to listen to Little Boots’s “New in Town” over and over? It doesn’t matter what I do, I’m off the clock. Guilt-free long lunches. This afternoon, I took my lunch around 2 pm (the best time to take lunch), grabbed a sandwich, and went to sit at the...