September 21, 2014

While I can’t know of course whether or not the Chinese Mafia was involved, this is very very strange.  @caseyneistat strikes again. 

September 21, 2014

September 20, 2014
Brooklyn on Saturday morning.

Brooklyn on Saturday morning.

September 19, 2014

Why yes I do want to watch @TheRyanAdams and Johnny Depp tear through Danzig’s MOTHER.  

September 18, 2014
Guys its cool, the @OliveGarden just delivered a taste of the #pastapass to our house. Thank you to Fred the GM of the OG in BKLYN.  

Guys its cool, the @OliveGarden just delivered a taste of the #pastapass to our house. Thank you to Fred the GM of the OG in BKLYN.  

September 18, 2014
FLDS Successfully Cites Hobby Lobby Decision in Child Labor Suit

This is out of control.  A judge ruled that a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is exempted from testifying in a child labor investigation, citing the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision in his ruling.

September 18, 2014

You are not a storyteller - Stefan Sagmeister @ FITC from FITC on Vimeo.

You are not a storyteller.  

September 18, 2014

I can’t wait to watch this new Ken Burns documentary about Ken Burns.  

September 18, 2014

Just a walk in the Bronx. A beautiful and simple Gatorade commercial for Derek Jeter’s retirement.  

September 14, 2014
Comedy.  Turns out that all of the features offered by the brand new iPhone 6 have been around for years on the Android Nexus 4.  Whoops.  

Comedy.  Turns out that all of the features offered by the brand new iPhone 6 have been around for years on the Android Nexus 4.  Whoops.  

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September 14, 2014

This bear is cool and good.  Thank you @SeanPConaty

September 13, 2014
Bob Mould melted our faces tonight. Thank you @jasonnarducy wish you were here @elginnjames @carriejlevy @adammcdaid

Bob Mould melted our faces tonight. Thank you @jasonnarducy wish you were here @elginnjames @carriejlevy @adammcdaid

September 13, 2014

There was a time in the early 1980s when the average suburban mother was quite certain that satanic cabals were lurking around every corner, ready to corrupt young children with the beguiling influence of Dungeons & Dragons. Building awareness were films like Mazes and Monsters, a CBS made-for-TV movie starring a 26-year-old Tom Hanks in his first major role, six years before Big. He really has the meatiest part here—his character Robbie falls hardest into the fantasy world of the game, suffering a complete psychotic break and imagining himself to be “the cleric Pardieu,” journeying the world in search of his dead brother. In the real world, this translates into stabbing homeless people to death because they look like orcs and then trying to jump off the World Trade Center into a pocket dimension. Really some of Tom’s finest work.

September 13, 2014

The Great Boatlift Evacuation of 9/11 - Hard not to get emotional watching this.

September 12, 2014

Beautiful photo essay of the decaying Borscht Belt in southern New York.

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For the past several years photographer Marisa Scheinfeld has been photographing the end of the Borscht Belt in the Catskills, a region in upstate New York once known as a vacation destination away from the chaos of New York City.

In the early decades of its heyday, the Catskills were a potent and affordable draw for Jews seeking to escape the suffocating heat, grating work conditions and antisemitism they endured in the city. Nicknamed, the Borscht Belt and the Jewish Alps, over time it outlived it’s usefulness as Jews assimilated.

“It all seems to be ending. You think kids want to come with their parents and take foxtrot lessons? Trips to Europe, that’s what the kids want. Twenty-two countries in three days. It feels like it’s all slipping away,” says fictional Catskills resort owner Max Kellerman in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. The movie, set during the summer of 1963, captured the region at the start of its gradual decline. Air conditioning and the rise of suburbia made summers at home easier to stomach. The thriving airline industry opened up exciting new vacation destinations. American Jews no longer needed a place all their own. And as the big hotel chains grew, they took business away from small hotels, bungalow colonies and local economies.

See more of Scheinfeld’s work at: http://www.newsweek.com/photographing-end-borscht-belt-catskills-269649

(Source: newsweek)