f*ck a warren commission — here’s the REAL conspiracy. via @jsmooth995, PROOF that satanic freemasons run hip-hop. http://tr.im/zDS9
I am wary of new-media know-it-alls, but man that @cshirky is a smart cookie. http://bit.ly/awtpv (by way of @alexismadrigal)
ok, mom, you win. I just bought “Free To Be You and Me,” so that my son will be able to cry as freely as I can. wait, I’m misting up…
Holy cats, my man @nxthompson is having a good month. First all the #vanish stuff, now a nice nyt profile re his new book. Congrats, homie!
RT @nxthompson: ABC World News Tonight w/ Charlie Gibson has scheduled segment on @Wired’s hunt for Evan Ratliff. Tonight, 6:30! #vanish
Wow! I can play as tragically miserable Kurt Cobain in Guitar Hero 5? I’m holding out for David Foster Wallace in Novelist Hero.
hey, @stevesilberman! my doctor dad won’t stop talking about your placebo piece. he loved it!
“…Mario’s eyelashes and vest with extendable police lock he used for staying upright in one place had for quite some time now…”
“…that wasn’t in pine-shadow and crushed Mario’s large head to the area just below her breasts and said she needed to confess that…”
“driven her right around the bend with sensual feeling.” incredible!
why will we miss david foster wallace? sentences like this one (clears throat): “At which point USS Millicent…”
“…stopped them in an unprickly thicket of what later turned out to be poison sumac and turned with a strange glint in the one eye…”
I’ve got a fun little q&a in the new issue with two guys engaged in an insane, 2-year prank war. http://bit.ly/4kk4R6
ah, excellent! I see that GQ just named my alma mater the douchiest college in the country. take THAT, princeton!
cmon America. I know we don’t all agree on healthcare, but can we at least pledge not to have the STUPIDEST POSSIBLE CONVERSATION ABOUT IT?
just stumbled upon an essay I wrote about “Midnite Vultures” back in 2000. at the time, I thought it was genius. it was not. sad.
btw, I know even Beck has rejected it, but I stand by Midnite Vultures as his best, most interesting album.
well now I, too, want to buy a Moroccan donkey. RT @susanorlean: My Smithsonian donkey story is online: http://bit.ly/Vq1av
Oooh: Beck and Nigel Godrich remake ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ - http://bit.ly/2C7HC6 #music (via @stevesilberman)
good news: Leonard Cohen can fill Mad Sq Garden. Bad news: Christgau now writing for B&N newsletter. still, read this: http://bit.ly/Gtnhw
Mad Men’s fine but I want a series based on Thomas Frank’s Conquest of Cool: how admen weren’t felled by 60s dissent, but co-opted it.
Wired’s Evan Ratliff goes off-grid, dares you to track him down and turn him in. You could win $5K! Go get him! http://bit.ly/oKqmo
I’m done blaming the media for the spread of health care lies. plenty of debunking out there; morons just decide what they want to believe.
Beastie Boys’ “Body movin’” puts baby Paolo into a deep sleep. The sound really IS so soothing! Not what I was going for, but I’ll take it!
I’ve been waiting for @tokyomango’s NYT Mag story on Japanese men who love cartoon characters. As insane as I’d hoped! http://bit.ly/iiGFQ
my man Fred Vogelstein kills it again in the Aug issue of Wired with this piece on Google’s looming antitrust problem: http://bit.ly/15aT5h
Apologies for the delay, Internet, but here’s a photo of my new son, Paolo! http://twitpic.com/9meto More here: http://bit.ly/2PNMlO
#ThingsTransformers2IsLike: “cue[ing] up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get[ting] a kid to bang pots and pans together.”-Ebert
#ThingsTransformers2IsLike: “listening to rocks in a clothes dryer for 2 1/2 hours” - Chicago Tribune
#ThingsTransformers2IsLike: “sitting in an aluminum garbage can while someone drummed on the outside with a wrench.” - reelingreviews.com
#ThingsTransformers2IsLike: “2 1/2 hours in the mad, wild hydraulic embrace of a car compactor” - LAT
#ThingsTransformers2IsLike: “a July 4th fireworks display that doesn’t end until July 8th and makes you swear off Roman candles” - WSJ
best review ever: “Bergdorf Blondes should inspire readers everywhere to rise up and rip one another limbless.” http://bit.ly/13Ff5c
have to plug @fvogelstein’s great story on Facebook v. Google. really thought-provoking. http://bit.ly/2QPSC
hard not to get misty-eyed reading Roger Cohen’s dispatch from Tehran. Humans are amazing: http://bit.ly/3JqRlo
“My top five favorite poetic devices of all time are repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition, and repetition.” http://bit.ly/pvewb
“If we’re the best fast-food rappers, I’d be content with that label.” Das Racist, where have you been all my life? http://bit.ly/pvewb
while kicking it w @mat, realized one last baby name my @wired compadres missed: Settlers Uvka #namemybaby
“when I say call, you say response.” Ok, that’s my last Das Racist tweet, but they push all my buttons at once. even the hard to reach ones!
RT @jsmooth995: Ironically White Hip-Hop…..is DEAD..Dead..dead… http://tr.im/oRoC (RT @jodyrosen)
just another Arbusian day at the Wired office. http://twitpic.com/7nzi2
other Tanz pun names we will not be using: Blackin, Razma, Sprayon, and Orang U. (well, we might use Orang U.) #namemybaby
ok hive mind, if you’re so smart: what should I name my son? at least two syllables. must go well with last name “tanz.” go! #namemybaby
just got a GREAT digicam tutorial from the incomparable @jonsnyder. Thanks, homeboy.
thank you for all the “tanz” puns, but we will not be naming our baby Wu, Son, Bernie, Antzin or Kuklux #namemybaby
RT @mminoff: WIRED Biz conf video up already! Check out the morning sessions. http://bit.ly/akYZ1 #wiredlive
overhearing co-workers yuk it up with an honest-to-god megastar. you’ll see the results in the august issue.
Hey, MSM haters complaining about lackluster Iran coverage: This is what happens when foreign bureaus get shuttered. Happy now?
RT @cindygallop1 Courtney from Forbes is right. Daniel Roth of Wired looks strikingly like Shia Laboeuf. #wiredlive