Me and LA watched these two episodes last night. So incredibly disturbing, more than anything I've seen in a while. I don't think I can handle any more. "Nosedive" was horrifying, but "Playtest" was just brutal. It really is the contemporary Twilight Zone. I love watching the TZ but it doesn't scare me in the visceral way that this show does. Oh man. The ending of "Playtest"... .004 seconds. Fuck me running.
Disagree about Chumley's. Was never a regular for me—I didn't care for the oversized burgers—but didn't see many tourists. But yes, seeing lines at McSorley's was a turn-off, same at the White Horse.
When I lived in NYC in the late 80's and a large part of the 90's, The Ear and The White horse were the only two on this list that weren't swarmed with tourists and the B&T crowd. Sure, they had their share but McSorley's and Chumley's were almost exclusivley where tourists would go to see the real NY when what they were really getting was a view of N.J. college kids and their buddies.
What McInerney have you read?
McInerney is so boring compared to Bret Easton Ellis. he's a total one trick pony, though I love his stuff because of the NYC milieu. but he's not a very interesting or innovative writer like his younger more fucked up friend. I'll get to his new book soon.
In Texan political circles, she is known as a former mistress of Cruz, and several other conservative, tea-party types. Pretty much another under-educated, highly devoted, tea-party member with delusions of grandeur. Don't know if this is true, just reporting the local scutlle-butt
Yes, high IBU and high ABV often go hand in hand. And in terms of "normal" beers--lagers, pale ales, non-imperial stouts--we really have no more choice now than we did 20 years ago, despite the explosion of tap handles.
Sam, many of the drugs that laymen claim "cause" anxiety actually heighten the pre-existing symptoms of anxiety rather than acting as a cause. I'm not familiar with "finasteride" itself, but recommend you see a psychiatrist well versed on pharmacology to see if this is the case for you. As someone who has dealt with anxiety issues throughout my life, I empathize with your situation and hope you can decrease your anxiety with CBT rather than going the pharmacological route. Either way, it is worth checking out.
I'm also having issues with my receding hairline and am considering to take finasteride. The prices at the docs are prohibitive and I recently came across Finasteridepanda after doing a bit of research for getting fin without prescription. Site looks legit. Keeping my fingers crossed that I don't get any sides.
This is not the first time I've heard the complaint. My complaint is that there a too many damn IPA's. The IBU war is just as bad as the ABV war. What ever happened to moderation? Or variety?
I really wonder how low you can go when try to associate me with anti-Semitism in any way. That's very sleazy of you and tells me everything I'd suspected about you is in fact true.
Who cares if you don't personally use the term Bernie Bro? Are you really unable to comprehend my point that others do use it for misleading purposes? And I don't care who you voted for, as it has zero relevance to the matter at hand. If Burton just has to sprinkle a few more POC into his work to make him daring and important, why don't you email him with this trenchant observation? People actually creating art desperately need the hard-earned insights of people who sit on the sidelines and carp.
I think it made him kind of sad that people would still get Ph.D.s in philosophy, which was so over, apparently. This was quite the little conundrum for a philosophy grad student working with him.
This sounds like a teenage angsty confessional.
I've tried to watch, but after two episodes, I concluded the series isn't for me.
Bob Dylan getting the Nobel for literature is like when Henry Kissinger got the Peace prize. Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrretch.
I forgot the gem of the collection. Mr Bone Spurs "I wouldn't want to be in a foxhole with any of these guys." One of the guys being McCain.
Whether or not habits are still worn isn't relevant. The symbolism is still clear.
If you must have a burka costume, you can easily make one or buy the real thing. The Sexy Burka was intended as a provocation rather than humor (unlike the venerable Jew-nose-and-glasses mask which has never been more than a gag item). As for nun habits, nuns don't wear them anymore anyway.
The article is serious. At least I assumed it was serious when I wrote a satirical reply. If the article's satirical then it's too edgy and shitlordy for most people to appreciate anyway. Therefore one must take it seriously, as a heartfelt plaint by a Gay Man of Color who is irritated that Grindr lets people choose race preference...along with sex preference. Seriously.
Nicky, making good art is hard! Especially art about race in a racist society.// Pumpkin, I like the show okay; Mike Colter is fun to watch, but there are problems with the writing/pacing, imo.
I love this show! I couldn't care less about race or the implications that you talk about here. Kind of pedantic IMHO. I just love the show. Luke Cage rules!
Jeez, it's really damned if you do, damned if you don't.
My folks were Repubs all the way, but I don't know how they would have reacted to Trump. Nice story, Russ.
Disagree with that, but I didn't notice you referred to her in your article, so referring to "Collins" in this case does makes sense, I'm forced to admit.
Cheap shot, Chris. I don't agree with Noah's view of Dylan's "unpolished vocal style," but Judy Collins is a big enough name that she can, like Baez and Dylan, be referred to as simply "Collins."
Collins? You're such an insider in that era that you refer to Judy Collins, as "Collins"?
Dylan's definitely better than Baez or Collins...but that's kind of a low bar. The question is how his unpolished vocal style compares to his models—people like Dock Boggs, Lloyd Chandler, Blind Willie Johnson, Bill Monroe. I don't think those comparisons redound to his benefit in quite the same way.
Another Side of Bob Dylan did have a bunch of clunkers, like "With God on Our Side" and "Ballad in Plain D." But "North Country Blues" from Times They Are a Changin' LP is great, and though he took liberties with, uh, the facts, "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" is still pretty powerful.
Listening to early Dylan last night, I was struck again by how trite his themes were. Those warring nations, they each think they have God on their side. Yeah, ain't that the way of it.
I agree about Dylan's singing, his writing's status as non-literature, and his Nobel being meant as "a Lifetime Achievement Award not only for him, but the Baby Boomer generation at large." I always figured Obama's Nobel made sense only when viewed as a prize for the American public, which had just elected a black as president and buried the internationally hated Bush regime.
Gotta agree with your father on this one and don't understand your comment about Bowie and Prince deaths having any bearing on this. As for Russ's “Dylan can’t sing” rag that was so prevalent decades ago has expired, as well it should." i refer you to the great Jimi Hendrix who refused to sing publicly until he heard Dylan. His thinking was that if Dylan could get away with singing, he couldn't do any worse.
The lyrics for "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" and "My Back Pages" can be read aloud as poetry, and they lose none of their power. I think the prize is well deserved, and absolutely motivated by the deaths of Bowie and Prince, because they fear Dylan could be next.
Four points! Awfully small
Thank you, Teddy White.