“CAMBRIDGE, MA—A Harvard University study of more than 2,500 middle-income African-American families found that, when compared to other ethnic groups in the same income bracket, blacks were up to 23 percent more likely. “Our data would seem to discredit the notion that black Americans are less likely,” said head researcher Russell Waterstone, noting the study also found that women of African descent were no more or less prone than Latinas. “In fact, over the past several decades, we’ve seen the African-American community nearly triple in probability.” The study noted that, furthermore, Asian-Americans.”—The Onion, New Study Finds Blacks More Likely
“But just yesterday I was walking home from the library and I thought, gosh I feel blue. And then a very petite man from Newfoundland popped up from behind a tree and said, “I know just what you need.” And I could tell I could trust him, because almost all strangers almost all the time are almost always going to help you along on your spiritual journey. So I followed him to a back alley where he slapped me across the face and stole my new $12 woolen socks. The point is I have a book deal and I’ll see you in hell.”—Eileen’s response to my post on her wall about how terrible Eat Pray Love was. I’m laughing a lot.
For reasons not worth mentioning, I just finished watching Eat Pray Love.
It was like eating delicious Italian gelato with a friendly Balinese medicine man at a lush Indian wedding, but, like, the entire time you’re being attacked by killer bees and it’s raining fire and all the guests are screaming bloody murder and Javier Bardem is actually Anton Chigurh.
The new text tones in iOS 4.2 are absolutely hilarious and completely unusable.
Great ideas behind them, guys, but I can’t have five seconds of music each time I receive a text. Shorten each to half a second and I’m sold. Until then, I’m staying the hell away from ANTICIPATE, SHERWOOD FOREST, and NEWS FLASH.
“…They rode not under but among them and they rode at once jaunty and circumspect, like thieves newly loosed in that dark electric, like young thieves in a glowing orchard, loosely jacketed against the cold and ten thousand worlds for the choosing.”—Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses
~60 hours until I get to see a screening of LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS.
I could act like I don’t really care. I could pretend that the pairing of Jake and Anne in a romcom sounds like the worst idea since Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever, but you know what? I DO care. And the pairing of Jake and Anne in a romcom IS THE BEST IDEA SINCE KATHLEEN KELLY AND JOE FOX DECIDED TO MEET IRL.
“…And though he flips a cop car just because he can’t stand the idea of *not* flipping a cop car, the director’s look-at-me approach allows the focus to be on his B-movie action rather than his characters…”—