This would be sold at Urban Outfitters.
From deep in the heart of Netfix's new releases this week: Yoga for Indie Rockers:
"...certified yoga instructor Chaos leads this program set to three hard-driving beats so you can choose the music to fit your mood: indie rock, electronic or pop-punk. The soundtrack includes songs from Kevin Devine, Paulson, Jet Lag Gemini, Roses Are Red, the Bruises, Two Lone Swordsmen, House of Fools, Dillinger Escape Plan, Crash Romeo and many others."
Chaos is joined by her assistant instructor, Natural Tendency Toward Decay. Also, I've only heard of two of those bands.
* My write-up on Vulture: 'All the Girls Hate You!'
Also, Taylor should have her own show called "Taylor Twilight."
* Gabe's Liveblog on Huffpo: 'Save a Polar Bear, Ride an Eskimo'
And I wrote a word the spelling of which looked wrong for a second, and for another second I thought "it's not underlined in red, so it's fine." Just, like, wow. I hope this kind of thing is happening to other people!
Wednesday THURSDAY, November 1st
And a new short funny film by Jon Friedman
I had this idea for a Halloween costume a long time ago that I remembered today: Lloyd Dobler holding the boom box but in fake, papier mache arms so you can still walk around with a beer while your papier mache boom box plays "In Your Eyes", and I was Googling to see if this has been done when I stopped because I found this picture, which is funnier than my costume idea could ever be:
"I May As Well Be About to Bash Your Face In With An iPod!"
Also, other costume idea: Dress up as a dog dressed up for Halloween. Like with a dog mask.
Or kind of peach-ish, either way, not at all a color found in nature (and I think I'm at the "colors found in nature" age, if not yet the "natural color" age.) Yesterday my coworker/pal Andrew and I had this exchange:
Andrew, nodding at my hair: "Is that for Halloween?"
Me: "No!! It's my HAIR! It was an accident!"
I was a little testy. Last night I got it back to at least a semi-normal strawberry blond. This is so boring. I just thought Andrew's line was hilarious. What a dick, right!? He has an arty serious pretentious blog about his arty art. Actually, LADIES, he's single and pretty perfect and you should date him. Contact info at his site!
Okay, so I love ReadyMade as much as the next person-in-my-demographic, but lately every time I read it I'm like "Come ON! Really??" I really think they might be running out of ideas, because everything seems to fall into one of two categories:
1. "YUPPIE SHELTER MAG BY ANOTHER NAME":
"I found this one-of-a-kind huge contraption from the 1800s at an antique store and paid $400 for it even though neither me nor the store owner knew what it was, and painted it (with $5 worth of paint, here's how!) and now it sits in my huge loft and gets me laid. That's it. That's the story. Look at me!" [Example: This month's not online "old print dryer"; Also RM search feature sucks]
2. "LIKE MY OVEN MITTS? I AM SO LONELY.":
"I spent 21 hours knitting/sewing/whatevering this X out of a bunch of old Ys when I could have just bought one at a 99 cent store and spent the 21 hours cleaning old Ys off the street or volunteering or watching TV." [Example] [Other Example]
Last night's I Like Attention was hilarious as always. Here's the video Gabe and Max made for it (featuring, among other things, Gabe with a moustache, Patrick Borelli, and Gabe and Jenny.)
This optical illusion purports to tell you whether you're right-brained or left-brained. So far myself and everyone I've sent it to are right-brained (which, according to the article, means we can "get it" (i.e. meaning)" Yes! ) but I'm pretty sure that whole lateralization notion was debunked in the years since we spent an entire wasted year on it in high school English.
Either way, it's more interesting than horoscopes!
(Via The I In We)
...and I can't exaggerate the simultaneous glee and cringe-iness I feel when I look at the first version of this site using the wayback machine:
Lindsayism.com Colorful and Daily (circa 2003)
I mean, just look at that monstrosity. So busy! So disorganized! From the headache-inducing colors to the over-filtered photos to the font, if there was a design rule, I broke it. I just want to muss my 2003 (awful) hair when I look at that site. I worked really hard on it, too!
A good place to see Max perform comedy would be at his monthly show, "I Like Attention", the next of which is this Sunday, October 14 at 8pm. His co-host this month is none other than Gabe Delahaye. I can't wait!
Incidentally, I'm 99% sure that Max's tshirt in the (above) Gridskipper picture is an illustration from a 70's-era "Where do Babies Come From?" book I checked out from the library when I was in elementary school. (In retrospect, I checked out that entire section. I guess I probably wasn't fooling anyone, huh?)
Last night's Kid Nation won me over into true fanship of the show. In my Vulture write-up today, I wrote profiles/superlatives of the standout kids:
Edited out: my "real life job" choices for each kid, which were:
Some silly little ideas from my notebook. There's a video at the end:
Why do smoke detectors cost money? It would make more sense if they were free.
What did humans call the sperm whale before the microscope was invented?
I would like to read a series of interviews with two people who openly dislike each other. Not famous people, random people. Also, an interview with a couple in a fight (the sillier the fight, the better.)
I would like to write a travel piece where I travel to different cities and watch the local news in each city and compare.
There should be a gym that offers old school celebrity workout tape classes -- Jane Fonda projected onto a wall, Alyssa Milano's Teen Steam, etc. This gym would be located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn:
My commercial-break review of Spade sitcom 'The Rules of Engagement': "I'm trying to figure out the oldest season of 'Friends' that was still funnier than this and I'm all the way back to '95."
But How I Met Your Mother is still great (and on tonight!)