Sexpigeon

Aug
8th
Fri
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Squished into the train next to this junkie, and it had been so long since I’d been in the vicinity of a real live junkie. A New York summer and he’s wearing army fatigues, and those fatigues are covered with silly doodles. This syringe is great, but better was one higher up on his sleeve: big, bubbly, girlish letters spelling DOOM, but instead of the D there was the skull of Adolf Hitler (recognizable due to hair and mustache). The junkie’s neck was bleeding from scratching himself so hard, and in between his nose and mouth, in his philtrum, sweat was pooling into a big dewy orb. It had been so long since I’d seen a junkie. Forgot how intriguingly lousy they make the whole drug thing look.

Squished into the train next to this junkie, and it had been so long since I’d been in the vicinity of a real live junkie. A New York summer and he’s wearing army fatigues, and those fatigues are covered with silly doodles. This syringe is great, but better was one higher up on his sleeve: big, bubbly, girlish letters spelling DOOM, but instead of the D there was the skull of Adolf Hitler (recognizable due to hair and mustache). The junkie’s neck was bleeding from scratching himself so hard, and in between his nose and mouth, in his philtrum, sweat was pooling into a big dewy orb. It had been so long since I’d seen a junkie. Forgot how intriguingly lousy they make the whole drug thing look.

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Let’s just say his headphones match his train line.

Let’s just say his headphones match his train line.

Aug
7th
Thu
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fcdaynel:

ivanasksyou:

staff:

What does hitting shift + ? in your dashboard do?
Find out by hitting shift + ? in your dashboard.

and what are people with non-American keyboard supposed to do?

Lay down in a ditch and cry like the filthy commie terrorists they all are.

fcdaynel:

ivanasksyou:

staff:

What does hitting shift + ? in your dashboard do?

Find out by hitting shift + ? in your dashboard.

and what are people with non-American keyboard supposed to do?

Lay down in a ditch and cry like the filthy commie terrorists they all are.

Aug
6th
Wed
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Steckly Speaking

  • tagsavage: There's a baseball bat over in the corner that says "Ken's 'Speak Softly' Stick."
  • tagsavage: But I always think it says "Kevin 'Speak Softly' Steck."
  • steck: haha
  • steck: that's me
  • tagsavage: Softly' speakin'
  • tagsavage: The soft speaks of Steck
  • kirk: Steckly speaking
  • tagsavage: I'd listen to that NPR show.
  • Pyotr: What's the format?
  • tagsavage: Interviews.
  • tagsavage: With a little discursive bit at the end.
  • Pyotr: One per?
  • tagsavage: Two per
  • Pyotr: 30 or 60?
  • tagsavage: 60
  • Pyotr: Wow
  • tagsavage: Sometimes it's one per if it's someone really important.
  • Pyotr: Are the guests more Charlie Rose or more Terry Gross or more Barbara Walters?
  • Pyotr: Pick two.
  • tagsavage: Terry Gross.
  • tagsavage: It's not super different than Fresh Air.
  • Pyotr: So like Jay-Z for an hour and then the following week is an author a journalist
  • tagsavage: Yeah.
  • tagsavage: Some guy that catalogues birds and a lady stockbroker
  • Pyotr: And then Lady Bird
  • kirk: an interview show with the deceased would be easy to listen to
  • tagsavage: The first radio interview with the bones of Lady Bird Johnson.
  • tagsavage: Kirk, are you picturing one person asking a series of questions, or just one question and then waiting for the answer?
  • Pyotr: I was thinking one question, and then an hour of silence, sometimes you hear a glass being set down on a coaster.
  • Pyotr: "Why are you dead?"
  • tagsavage: "My guest today is Lady Bird Johnson, colorful and beloved wife of president Lyndon Baines Johnson. So, Lady Bird, can you tell me, why are you dead?"
  • Pyotr: "This has been Steckly Speaking. I want to thank my guest and this show's producer, Kirk Nathanson along with our intern Tag Savage."
  • tagsavage: (did any organizations support it?)
  • Pyotr: It is 100% funded by Kirk
  • Pyotr: His accountant has advised against this
  • kirk: The truth shouldn't be buried
  • tagsavage: Great tagline.
  • Pyotr: Sounds a little paranoid
  • tagsavage: It's a show that interviews dead people!
  • Pyotr: In this case, is Lady Bird Johnson the truth?
  • kirk: She took her truth to the grave but has agreed to do one last interview
  • Pyotr: I'd like to do this show
  • tagsavage: As a guest?
  • Pyotr: Not any time soon, but yes
Aug
5th
Tue
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I’M JUST TRYING TO TELL A LOVE STORY

sexpigeon, on his approach to copywriting (via cootiebanini)

A sap at heart. 

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furrgroup:staff:

Add this to your list of things that slide: blogs.
Starting today: Click on an avatar in your Dashboard. Whoosh, a blog.
“I have never had so much blog in my Dashboard before. What a sensation! Nothing can stop me.”
Yes. Browse a blog right from your Dashboard. Like it. Reblog it. Ask it questions. Fall in love with it.
And remember, it’s not just other people’s blogs that are sliding into your Dashboard. It’s your blog that’s sliding into theirs. Make sure you love how it looks.

“Yes. Browse a blog right from your Dashboard. Like it. Reblog it. Ask it questions. Fall in love with it.”
Have a lasting relationship with it. Move in with it. Have your first argument with it. Propose to it. Marry it. Go on a honeymoon with it. Have two beautiful children with it. When the bombs start falling, cry with it. Try to escape with it. Argue about your childrens safety with it. When the final threat comes, make the choice to leave it. Cry over your weakness from it. Go to a therapist for it. Become settled again after it. When the kids grow up, talk about it. Be put in a retirement home after it. Remember it. Try to think good things about it.
I may have taken it too far.

furrgroup:

staff:

Add this to your list of things that slide: blogs.

Starting today: Click on an avatar in your Dashboard. Whoosh, a blog.

“I have never had so much blog in my Dashboard before. What a sensation! Nothing can stop me.”

Yes. Browse a blog right from your Dashboard. Like it. Reblog it. Ask it questions. Fall in love with it.

And remember, it’s not just other people’s blogs that are sliding into your Dashboard. It’s your blog that’s sliding into theirs. Make sure you love how it looks.

Yes. Browse a blog right from your Dashboard. Like it. Reblog it. Ask it questions. Fall in love with it.”

Have a lasting relationship with it. Move in with it. Have your first argument with it. Propose to it. Marry it. Go on a honeymoon with it. Have two beautiful children with it. When the bombs start falling, cry with it. Try to escape with it. Argue about your childrens safety with it. When the final threat comes, make the choice to leave it. Cry over your weakness from it. Go to a therapist for it. Become settled again after it. When the kids grow up, talk about it. Be put in a retirement home after it. Remember it. Try to think good things about it.

I may have taken it too far.

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Bummer.

Bummer.

Aug
4th
Mon
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I would have rated the movie at four stars, instead of three and a half, except for one shot, the last shot before the titles begin. This is the catharsis shot, the payoff, the moment when Thelma and Louise arrive at the truth that their whole journey has been pointed toward, and Scott and his editor, Thom Noble, botch it. It’s a freeze frame that fades to white, which is fine, except it does so with unseemly haste, followed immediately by a vulgar carnival of distractions: flashbacks to the jolly faces of the two women, the roll of the end credits, an upbeat country song.
— Roger Ebert, telling it like it unfortunately is about Thelma and Louise, a movie which I just saw for the first time, about which I well-knew the ending, about which I was getting choked up regardless, and whose mishandled final shot flattened a beautiful sadness into a mere bummed-outedness. Oh well. Still, a very fine movie.
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It’s the freakin’ Preakness baby about to have me some fun.

So baby gimme that hoof, hoof

And lemme give you those teeth, teeth 

Aug
3rd
Sun
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Reinterpreted my coaster.

Reinterpreted my coaster.

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  • Pyotr: I have no idea what I'm doing in this new Yahoo Backyard
  • tagsavage: You are in a Yahoo backyard. There is a skeleton here.
  • Pyotr: Walk to skeleton
  • tagsavage: Okay.
  • Pyotr: Walk to skeleton
  • tagsavage: You already did that!
  • Pyotr: Drink skeleton
  • tagsavage: I don't know how to drink skeleton.
  • Pyotr: Learn how to drink skeleton
  • tagsavage: You pull your Book of Learning from your weathered satchel.
  • tagsavage: Table of Contents
  • tagsavage: I. Potions
  • tagsavage: II. Beverages
  • tagsavage: III. Skeletons
  • tagsavage: IV. Swords
  • tagsavage: V. Advanced
  • Pyotr: Go to chapter III
  • tagsavage: "Skeletons: Much has been told of skeletons by our forefathers. They lay at rest until disturbed, at which point they move unpredictably and cause random damage. They can be eaten or drunk with the assistance of a grindstone and a goblet."
  • sultan: That's the whole chapter?
  • tagsavage: The script is rather large.
  • Pyotr: Place grindstone on skeleton
  • tagsavage: You remove a grindstone from your weathered satchel.
  • Pyotr: Place goblet on skeleton
  • tagsavage: You place the goblet on the skeleton. It appears to...move?
  • Pyotr: Take off shirt
  • tagsavage: You remove your shirt. The skeleton is now sitting upright.
  • Pyotr: Drink skeleton
  • tagsavage: You drink the skeleton.
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Spooky.

Spooky.

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BAWITDABABADANGADANG

Aug
2nd
Sat
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nevver:

Movie poster of the Week

Finally, finally, finally someone has programmed a retrospective of Radley Metzger’s work.

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Weclome.

Weclome.