An Open Letter to the Jewish Groups Who Clearly...
I have never attended your synagogue, taken a class at your school, or eaten food from your kosher restaurant. But you still managed to find me and annoy me with your multiple spam emails despite my attempts to unsubscribe. I know that, somewhere, there is a giant email list called PLEASE EMAIL ME I AM A JOO and you bought my address from it. However, I don’t work in Jewish media anymore,...
She might go bad herself: it happens. She might smash. I see her as a crystal glass that someone has tapped too hard with his knife; she sings along her breaking line. [page 106] How lucky and strange to live on a quietly simmering island. [page 138] - Martin Amis, Other People
To be deaf, to be born deaf, places one in an extraordinary situation; it exposes one to a range of intellectual and cultural possibilities, which the rest of us, as native speakers in a world of speech, can scarcely begin to imagine. We are neither deprived nor challenged, linguistically, as the deaf are: we are never in danger of languagelessness, or severe linguistic incompetence; but nor do...
I shouldn’t play favorites, but I have to say that “Things That Smell Like Things” is one of the best TheGloss column/feature ideas I have come up with.
How to Wear Seersucker Properly If You Are Not... →
I think my friend Brad sums it up the best: “No vests. I’ve seen people with seersucker 3-piece suits. That’s just fuckin’ ridiculous. It’s seersucker. It’s the south. It’s fuckin’ hot.” Also, I plan to send this to my mom the next time she starts worrying that I have turned into a Yankee.
Kickstarter - FLÄTPÄK: a more complete IKEA... →
One of my twelve friends named Andrew is doing this very cool project, and he doesn’t need much more money for it. Go Andrew!
Things I Do Not Miss About Working In Jewish Media
Having to feign interest in others’ opinions about Israel Editing pieces about others’ opinions about Israel Press releases about others’ opinions about Israel Press releases proclaiming random people no one had ever heard of to be “experts about Israel” Moderating comments on posts about Israel Being broke all the time
The woman featured in the Tanzania segment says that her children will be...– Movie Review: Christy Turlington’s ‘No Woman No Cry’
Internet-Related Life Goals
1. To have something I wrote get on the homepage of Fark 2. To be DListed’s “Hot Slut of the Day” While we’re at it, I’d also like a pony.
Internet dollars! spiers: GuestOfAGuest is doing a Q&A series with web people. From mine: Back in 2006, the New York Times theorized you were gunning for an “online empire.” True? I don’t think anyone really “guns for an empire.” (Okay, Napoleon did, but look what happened there.) I just want to build new sites/media products that have some serious growth and expansion potential....
Better Homes and Gardens Pulls Article Critical of... →
The next time traffic is low, I’ll just write some articles about breastfeeding in public, lie back, and wait for the angry commenters to roll on in.