• Seinfeld Reunion on Curb Your Enthusiasm - Chatcast 2

    Back after a couple of weeks, Jaclyn dismisses and Matt rants about the latest Seinfeld reunion episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

  • Craig the Ripper

    craigslist.jpgCan you believe it's only now that someone has been dubbed the "Craigslist Killer?"  I can't.  But it's true.  Of course, this isn't the first time that someone has ended up dead with Craigslist's circumstantial involvement this year; last month radio man George Weber was killed in his Brooklyn apartment by a teenage hooker he picked up o

  • The Decade in Cell Phones: A Memoir

    What appliance has meant more to our lives in these past 10 years than the cell phone? Nate Katz has taken every turn, hit every pot hole, and has even ridden in the carpool lane on the road that is the journey of the cell phone.

  • The Decade in Politics

    From a electing as president a bumbling, underachieving, overprivileged bafoon who set our progress back an incalculable number of years to electing a Black, Muslim who wasn't even born in this country (jk), the political landscape has changed markedly over the last 10 years and Jeff Larson has something to say about it.

  • Peacocks and Pea-brains

    The Late Night world is coming down around us. Leno won't go, Conan is pissed, and Matt's here to attempt to decipher what's happening.

  • Gimme My Seat Back

    fat planeAs I walked up the handicap ramp to the Denny’s outside my hotel in Raleigh, NC, I cringed watching the sloth-like line of customers entering this marvel of American cuisine.  I’d never been to a Denny’s sober before.  I watched and judged these people wondering if I could possibly look like I belonged here as much as they did, but I had no choice, it was the only eatery for miles.  While waiting to be seated, I watched a man unsuccessfully try to fit into a booth.  His enormous pot-belly wouldn't clear the table.  This man would need a different seat.

    A waitress named Rahnay, fresh out of her hair curlers, led me to a booth and served me a much needed coffee.  I mulled over the options, Lumberjack Slam, Moons over My-Hammy, how could I choose with so many delicious options? "Does the scrapple come with a barf-bag?", I asked.  "No sir, it does not." "Then I'll have the American Slam," I said begrudgingly. "Would you care for a side of spam?" "I'd better not."

  • Top 5 Words of Wisdom

    In this week's Top 5, Elle Scoots changes course completely from last week and gives us a list of words of wisdom that are actually wise.

  • The Breakfast Schlub

    apatow.jpgBesides the fact that I'm a week late, there's really no reason that I should be saying dick about the life and work of John Hughes.  I say this not because I'm biased against him or I need to disclose some sort of precondition that makes me ethically ineligible to pass judgment in this particular situation.  I say this because I'm a rare case: I'm probably one of a small handful of pop culture obsessed near-thirty year olds who has a very minor relationship with his work; either I was too young or too sheltered in my youth, but his work never meant a great deal to me.  Sure, I've seen the Breakfast Club and I've seen Ferris Bueller, but I haven't seen Pretty in Pink in its entirety and have seen maybe 60% of Sixteen Candles total after about twelve attempted viewings, on VHS and cable.  It might be sacrilege, but I kind of hate his films, or at least they mean nothing to me.  But that doesn't mean that they aren't totally representative of their era; in fact, my dispassion for them might validate how iconic they truly are.

  • Seinfeld Reunion on Curb Your Enthusiasm - Chatcast 1

    Our resident Upper West Siders debate the postmodern adventure that is the Seinfeld cast reunion on this season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," in an unedited gmail chat.

  • Top 5 Things About Thanksgiving

    Forget your natural cynicism and just accept that Thanksgiving is awesome. Elle Scoots has 5 great pieces of evidence.

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