Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fightin' words.

I know a few of you are passingly familiar with the Star Trek oeuvre. You may wish to quibble with the author's assertion in this piece that Wrath of Khan doesn't hold up. On the other hand, the logic underlying his illustration is unassailable.

Also, here's a picture of a dude at a gas station filling up his roller skates.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Should-be-mandatory musical interlude

I know Dave and Everett are fans already, but for the rest of you: the Old 97's are playing at the Bluebird on Saturday June 28. Karen and I will be there; you should too. Always a great show. Rolling Stone says their new album, Most Messed Up, is full of "airtight songs celebrating life-as-sublime-train-wreck amid music that conjures the British Invasion landing in a Texas barroom."  Paste says "the Old 97’s aren’t fucking around" and calls it "a cathartic, punk-rock stomper of a record." Peter Dinklage says "I am the Imp; I have certain standards to maintain."

Hope to see you there.

Excerpts From Three-star Yelp Reviews of the World's First Time-travel Company

Here you go. Because it's been too long since I posted something from McSweeney's.

Bonus content: Concerning, Jon Bon Jovi, Wanted Dead or Alive

Saturday, June 14, 2014

That's no moon...'s a Neal Stephenson book!  Checking in at 1040 pages, it's positively Martin-esque.  Good luck!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

This is HUGE

Amazon instant gets The Wire: finally I can know what you guys are talking about with your Stinger Belle and what-not.