• Top 5 Things About Thanksgiving

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

  • 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.

  • Glenn Greenwald, You Broke My Heart

    glenn_and_keith.jpgI've been reading Salon's Glenn Greenwald about as long as I've been intently following news and politics commentary on the web, and over the last three plus years, I've become quite a fan of his writing.  While not always entirely agreeing with his stance on certain issues, it's tough to argue against his credibility and journalistic ethics, a couple of traits sometimes in short supply these days.  However, all of that changed yesterday afternoon when Greenwald posted his third piece on the squashed feud between Keith Olbermann and Bill O'Reilly that had been orchestrated by higher-ups from the parent company of each's network, GE and NewsCorp, respectively.  (I guess this is also where I mention that, while I find his shtick to be sometimes tiresome, I watch Olbermann's show a lot.)

    Because of the Olbermann-O'Reilly feud-getting-squashed story, I've lost all my respect for Glenn Greenwald.  Instead of being a man of ethics and truth, he has shown himself to be a truly petty person, interested only in his own standing and his own stake.  Whereas he was once someone I truly respected, especially in disagreement, some of his actions and responses over the last three days have made me question his journalistic integrity and his moral make up.  Instead of sticking to the truth of the story, and the pursuit of that truth, Greenwald has chosen to put his personal interests at the forefront and make his reputation the most important thing, to the detriment of not just his integrity, but the truth as well.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Staying Wild

    Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are and Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox got Matt thinking about what it means to take books for children and make them into movies for adults.

  • Spellman Spouts: Directions

    You know, sometimes you wail and moan to the world and the world answers back. Just when Tim was about to bitch and moan about the state of all things mapping and directions related, Google had to go ahead announce that their giving away GPS on Android 2.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10 Worst Marriage Proposals

    worst_proposalAs the staff here at Steve's Word progresses from being a group of fun-loving, socially jilted men in their mid-twenties to fun-loving, socially jilted men in their early-late-twenties our concerns have shifted a bit. All of our friends are either married or are getting married. Thankfully, none of us are yet, but the topic is constantly in our realm of existence and it needs to be mocked. I've put together a list of the ten worst ways you can propose to your sweetheart because, if nothing else, we're here to help.

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