Article Archive for July 2010
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 20 July 2010
Stats: 3,650 views and 3 Comments
Every day I feel what it is to be a Las Vegan — to be underestimated at every turn, to be judged a hard-drinking frat boy, to be thought artless and bereft. And I use it to my advantage.
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 19 July 2010
Stats: 3,443 views and No Comments
I should be a millionaire several times over by this point in my life. Scores of venture capitalists should be clamoring to take me to lunch, and I’ll tell you why.
Posted in Things We Like on 17 July 2010
Stats: 3,502 views and 1 Comment
This week we remember one of our favorite rock stars, and Jane Campion’s 1989 dark comedy “Sweetie” takes root.
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 16 July 2010
Stats: 17,593 views and 2 Comments
Here are the skills you’ll need to become the world’s greatest practical joker. Just like basic training in the Army, you’ll learn a set of skills that will take you from Private Pitiful to Colonel Cutup!
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 15 July 2010
Stats: 4,978 views and 4 Comments
You know what’s awesome? Toast. I’m so smitten with it that I have a tattoo of a toaster on my left arm. When people inquire after its significance, all I say is this: “I like toast.”
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 14 July 2010
Stats: 6,439 views and 1 Comment
The late pop artist Ray Johnson once sent me some art, which I may have floating around in storage. If I kept it at all.
Posted in Seattle on 13 July 2010
Stats: 6,240 views and 7 Comments
I don’t really need to explain my love of Las Vegas or Bangkok to my friends. Seattle, however, is a tougher sell.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 12 July 2010
Stats: 8,516 views and 5 Comments
“Everyone starts out as a Nerd, usually in junior high, and either progresses through Dorkdom in high school towards Geekdom or alas remains trapped as a Nerd well into adulthood.”
Posted in Things We Like on 10 July 2010
Stats: 3,312 views and 3 Comments
What do a silly summer song from Ric Ocasek and a fight in a booby-trapped coffin factory have in common? Nothing, really, except that we like them both without shame.
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 9 July 2010
Stats: 3,131 views and 1 Comment
I’ve written a bunch of pieces that I thought would be perfect for this site, but then I realized I couldn’t actually publish any of them. Still, there’s no harm in describing them. I think.