This was one of my favorite movies growing up, and only recently did I realize that it’s one of my favorite movies now. This movie is so funny and smart and weird and scary and creative in so many ways. Probably Michael Keaton’s best performance, and Catherine O’Hara is in full form. A particularly amazing scene is the “Day-O” one, which only gets better with age. I’m also surprised that this is in the kid’s section at our public library, considering it’s absolutely terrifying and Keaton drops an F-bomb.
Did you guys see Yoko Ono at MoMA? Yeah, she did something totally normal there.
Courtesy of Charlie
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Download the latest episode of ON PATROL - it’s the in-studio party! MORGAN ANN GRAY is getting the send-off she deserves before heading to London (‘ello, Gov!). All kinds of people are in-studio to celebrate! Most importantly, the final episode of MAJOR GROTTO is performed live in-studio! Intern WILL FRASER DJs and expresses his love of Ranch Dressing! Other guests include RYAN KOTTMAN, ABBY SCHUBACH, ISABELLE SKOOG, MITCH GREENBERG, NATE ROSENFIELD, MACKENZIE RECH, ANDREW KRAEMER, MARI AYALA, HELEN NOBLE, CAMILLE DOZIER, Station Manager RACHELE, and CATE BENTLEY playing music! Topics include: Kelsey Grammar, the career of Robert Rodriguez, what came first - the Matrix or the Bible, and much more! An in-studio sing-along to R. Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix)” featuring Intern Will on guitar! A heartfelt goodbye from Peter! Pizza is ordered, friends are made, and laughs are had! Download it now - you won’t regret it!
Guys: It’s tonight! The last episode of ON PATROL for the term! It’s going to be an amazing, jam-packed episode, and if you’re not listening, you’re not living. It’s from 7-9 PM CST on WLFM, and I need everybody to come out for it. It’s gonna be a banger. I’m so excited. You should be too.
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|Abby:||Why do my feet smell so bad?|
|Me:||I don't know, why don't you stop doing weird stuff with them.|
|Abby:||Like putting them in your butt?|
Simple, yet effective.
Download the latest episode of ON PATROL! The long-awaited arrival of Intern Will’s band of Misfits! NATE ROSENFIELD, TRACY JOHNSON, MARGARET McNEAL, CAMILLE DOZIER, CATE BENTLEY, and JAKE VALENTE are in-studio to talk about Muddy Russians, The Beatles, Cool Coffee, and Spirit Animals! They also perform three songs - including a brand new one from The Chalice Room! Peter recasts Harry Potter, discusses the CBS Record Company, and tries to relate to young kids! The phrase “Girl, look at that pound cake” is used! Download it now! It’s huge!
Here’s the full text of a piece I wrote for The Magazine a few months ago. I really enjoyed writing it, and would like to thank Marco once again for publishing it there. If you haven’t checked out The Magazine yet, you should. Anyway, here’s why you’re a total snooze:
Everything was going great until you showed up. You see me across the crowded room, make your way over, and start talking at me. And you don’t stop.
You are a Democrat, an outspoken atheist, and a foodie. You like to say “Science!” in a weird, self-congratulatory way. You wear jeans during the day, and fancy jeans at night. You listen to music featuring wispy lady vocals and electronic bloop-bloops.
You really like coffee, except for Starbucks, which is the worst. No wait—Coke is the worst! Unless it’s Mexican Coke, in which case it’s the best.
Pixar. Kitty cats. Uniqlo. Bourbon. Steel-cut oats. Comic books. Obama. Fancy burgers.
You listen to the same five podcasts and read the same seven blogs as all your pals. You stay up late on Twitter making hashtagged jokes about the event that everyone has decided will be the event about which everyone jokes today. You love to send withering @ messages to people like Rush Limbaugh—of course, those notes are not meant for their ostensible recipients, but for your friends, who will chuckle and retweet your savage wit.
You are boring. So, so boring.
Don’t take it too hard. We’re all boring. At best, we’re recovering bores. Each day offers a hundred ways for us to bore the crap out of the folks with whom we live, work, and drink. And on the internet, you’re able to bore thousands of people at once.1
A few years ago, I had a job that involved listening to a ton of podcasts. It’s possible that I’ve heard more podcasts than anyone else—I listened to at least a little bit of tens of thousands of shows. Of course, the vast majority were so bad I’d often wish microphones could be sold only to licensed users. But I did learn how to tell very quickly whether someone was interesting or not.
The people who were interesting told good stories. They were also inquisitive: willing to work to expand their social and intellectual range. Most important, interesting people were also the best listeners. They knew when to ask questions. This was the set of people whose shows I would subscribe to, whose writing I would seek out, and whose friendship I would crave. In other words, those people were the opposite of boring.
Here are the three things they taught me.
Scott Simpson, you say what we all need to hear in the best way possible.
A mug perched on top of a snow hill outside the Mudd Library.
(Thanks a bunch to Angela for this submission!)
Yeah, I put that mug on that snow hill.
I think one of the best tattoos ever would be like one of those tattoos that’s a tattered scroll with a really long bible passage written in olde english font but instead of a passage to the bible it’s all the lyrics to the DK rap from “Donkey kong 64”.