“the depressed kids were the most intense Web users, chewing up more hours of email, chat, videogames, and file sharing. They also opened, closed, and switched browser windows more frequently, searching, one imagines, and not finding what they hoped to find.” some of us are just on the internet working and watching carly rae jepsen videos, being normal humans. don’t forget...
I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders’...– I have to admit my first thought when hearing this story was, ” …. Final Destination …” But for real, this has been a big year for America coming to terms with itself due to pure horror. Jessica Redfield (real last name: Ghawi) was shot and killed last night at a midnight...
Work at the Minnesota Daily this fall! →
The List of Lists 2012 →
The ol’ Tangy got #1. Going to have a drink to that tonight. Check out some other MPLS blogs. stuffaboutminneapolis: Here at Vita.mn, we’re more interested in hearing what you think about the Twin Cities than in listening to ourselves prattle on and on. So we invented our unique little piece of “lists” software (© 2006) that lets online users share their personal Top 10s on everything...
ppl who i wished were at p4k
yuck the drums azalea banks
[After a long discussion concluding that people who are Freaky Fridaying (switching bodies for reasons other than fulfilling an emotional goal important to a plot) would spend the whole day masturbating and smoking pot to explore the other person's body/mind.]
Neil: What if people are actually Freaky Fridaying one another all the time?
Me: What do you mean?
Neil: Like, every time you do something daring that you wouldn't usually do, it's because someone is Freaky Fridaying you really subtly.
Me: What about external Freaky Fridaying? Like a friend is just peer pressuring you to do something?
Neil: That happens all the time.
We were not high during this conversation.
Car Talk - Gen Y 101
Me: ... So Gen Y kids are like 'authenticity police.' They know they are being marketed at all the time and can sniff out anything ingenuous or fake.
Neil: Wow, to work in marketing do you really have to believe all that crap?
Me: Like what?
Neil: Like "Gen Y" being any kind of useful description of how people act.
Me: Explain what you mean.
Neil: Well Gen Y just seems like a term made up by marketing people to target generalized ideas at a generalized audience.
Me: That's a very Gen Y way to look at it.
iPhone autocorrect on my laptop
Dear Apple, Now that I have Lion, I see that autocorrect has migrated over to laptop-land, like old-school Microsoft Word’s spell-check, except instead of just adding a creepy red underline under words it doesn’t like, it actually changes them. And instead of being just on Microsoft Word, it’s on everything. For example, my computer tried really hard to change...
nike fuel trying to make me anorexic
i had mindlessly accepted a “calorie-burning” goal that nike+ offered me a couple weeks ago. i kept noticing that i was lagging behind, and it would say things like, “don’t worry - just burn 15,000 calories next week and you’ll be back on track.” 15,000 calories is a lot. That’s like 5 pounds worth of calories. The calorie goal, once I looked at it,...
for some reason i’m having a really hard time planning my trip to pitchfork this year. the hotels in actual chicago were all like $220 per night, so we had to book one in skokie, which i guess is far away. now we are suddenly car-less. but i will make it work somehow. i have never actually paid for a ticket for p4k though, mostly cuz of journalism, but this year i get a free ticket cuz our...
Expensive Trashy Drink Reviews: Welcome: Bing... →
I started a shadow blog for Expensive Yuppy Drink Reviews. expensivetrashydrinkreviews: Welcome to Expensive Trashy Drink Reviews. This blog quickly became a necessity after we started a blog at Zeus Jones called Expensive Yuppy Drink Reviews. People kept sending me ideas of things to review, like a Bob Marley non-energy drink or something called Drank, with the slogan “Slow…
i got to write about taylor swift's cat and other... →
Shop our fall lookbook now (one day early)
my favorite thing is the diversity of the models. madewell: Remember when we gave you guys a sneak peek of our fall 2012 lookbook? Well, the wait is over! Head over to FabSugar and be the first to shop the collection now. (But hurry—it goes live to the public tomorrow!)
i kept giggling at chipotle today because they had this little dialog on the bag where they talk to pigs about treating them better, and i could only think of this poem i found from when i was a kid, the kind where you name a subject and then use a synonym of it at the end, and i had chosen “mealtime hog.”