James Siena

Olga Albizu
Antonio Llorens

not sure im ready for it to be light until 7pm but its one less hour to wait for the true detective finale tomorrow.

historical american food centric blog - four pounds flour

"Shayne Dizzon"

aluisio carvao
Dan Asher
It has been a while since I saw the trailer, but I'm going to have to say that August: Osage County was not nearly as funny as they made on.


linda, did you throw a birthday party for john kerry? i think you forgot the purel.

Laura Battle
‘Partisan Review’ Digitizes 70-Year Archive

The Windows XP/8.1 debacle calls to mind the Wordstar/Wordstar 2000 debacle of the mid-eighties.

Unfamiliar with Wordstar? Exactly my point.

Wordstar ruled the word processor market in the early personal computer market. They weren't just the leader, they were everywhere. The UI was stupid and clunky, but people got used to it. When people in a business setting got a new personal computer, the package they got was: IBM PC (or equivalent); DOS (from IBM, Microsoft or Digital Research), Lotus 1-2-3, a Herculese graphics card, an Epson printer, and Wordstar. Interesting list. How many of those companies are still relevant in the personal computer market?

Wordstar decided to dump their product and move on to new technology: Wordstar 2000. This was not an evolution. New UI. New, incompatible file formats. And get this -- it's really better if you just get a whole new, more powerful computer to run this software.

Microsoft, unlike Wordstar, will survive, but they have thoroughly fucked themselves. Windows 8.1 is the Wordstar 2000 of the twenty-teens.

Adding: "Well, if I got to switch to something unfamiliar and incompatible anyway, what are the other alternatives?" That's the essense of the self-destruction of this sort of move.

In the starting your day off with a bang department (could have been the safe driving thread, but…) Shortly after dawn yesterday, as I was entering Calvert Vaux Park along the Belt Parkway at Bay 44th St, a car came skidding over a rise in the Parkway, smashed through the guardrail, rolled over a few times, and came to rest on the grass strip between the highway and the service road, no more than fifteen yards from me. There were flames coming from under the hood, and I immediately dialed 911. As I was calling, the driver popped out and ran clear as the fire spread. Before I could explain everything to the 911 operator, an emergency vehicle was on the scene, followed quickly by a couple of police cars; they questioned the driver, who indicated that no one was trapped in the car, which was now entirely engulfed in fire. I moved on, but judging by the duration of the column of smoke, the fire was quickly extinguished. When I passed the spot on the way home there was little evidence beyond the crumpled guardrail, a few pieces of debris, and a small charred spot on the grass. In protest of the cultural trend towards substituting documentation for experience, I did not take any photos. 

Great meal at Gramercy Tavern!!

kind of interesting. the etymology of the name "louis."

Clovis is important in the historiography of the French Republic as "the first king of what would become France".[4] His name, a Germanic name composed of the elements hlod "fame" and wig "combat", is the origin of the later French given name Louis, borne by 18 kings of France.

rice balls

stevedo, i need your sardine breakfast of champions recipe, please. i need more iron.

Warhol jazz album cover art. His mom did the script lettering.
painting pros and cons