One of our favorite daily reading websites is without a doubt Grantland. Founded and helmed by Bill Simmons — author of Now I Can Die In Peace, The Book Of Basketball and a sports writer without equal — Grantland serves as the nexus of where sports collides with pop culture, and explodes in a fireworks […]


NOTE: Albert Lord is the CEO of Sallie Mae. Sallie Mae is a privately owned American student loan company. If that company were a person, it wouldn’t be like Sally Struthers or even like the mamma of Forrest Gump, Sally Field. It would be more like Kim Jong-il or Dick Cheney. Dear Mr. Lord (or […]


The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II, vol III, vol IV, vol V,  vol VI, vol VII, vol. VIIIvol IX, vol X,  vol XI, vol XII,  vol XIII, vol XIV, vol XV and vol XVI) Hi readers. Well, this new post was going to be a light-hearted, hilarious book report on Snooki’s glorious novel A Shore Thing since, yes, I read it. […]


The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II, vol III, vol IV, vol V,  vol VI, vol VII, vol. VIIIvol IX, vol X,  vol XI, vol XII,  vol XIII and vol XIV) I’m a prime target for pyramid schemes, Scientology, and cults in general right about now. Writing is nifty and babysitting helps but the need for some serious income is […]


Everyone’s favorite Jersey trollop (obviously excluding Snooki and JWoww fans out there), Paz de la Huerta poses for the latest issue of MUSE magazine. People seem pretty divided over Paz’s turn as the goldigger/prostitute/concubine Lucy Danzinger in Boardwalk Empire, but I kinda dig homegirl’s tenacity. Not the brightest bulb of course, but something tells me […]


20 Jan
The stylized Meteor Mic by Samson

A microphone with quality and function that takes you back to a time of smoke-filled speakeasies, fedoras, well groomed crooners and high balls of bourbon. The Meteor Mic is a USB microphone brought to you by the fine folks at Samson, featuring a retro design that emulates the large bulky mics music idols used to […]


18 Jan
Stacy Peralta mini documentary for MTV

Stacy Peralta, the man behind the films Dogtown and Z-boys and Lords of Dogtown, brings us The History of Skateboarding, a mini documentary for MTV: 40 years in 15 minutes. From surf skating and empty swimming pools to street skating and punk culture, The History of Skateboarding attempts to distill 4 decades of tumultuous history […]


10 Dec
...while 1960s TV gameshow audience tries to comprehend

Pioneering experimental composer John Cage performs the genre-defining composition Water Walk on a game show in 1960. I can’t even imagine — is that why all the people are laughing, they can’t comprehend what Cage is doing? Of course, no one in 1960 had seen anything like this, so it’s understandable that they’d default to […]