from Flashlight Stories by Rick Hilles
rach: Rick Hilles just won the Whiting poetry award. With good reason. [After so much build-up, who should arrive but the little Thai delivery-man with the white walrus mustache, the one you always overtip because he is so old and still delivering dumplings, chicken with lemon grass on a rainy Friday night. The strangers you’ve opened your doors to! How many times have you held off sleep...
Piece Of Evidence #163 That Jeff Kent Is A Hideous... →
"Mad Men" for Free →
Sure, free “Mad Men.” In the same way that one could punch a 7-11 worker in the face, tie him up, open the door and call out, “Free candy and Slurpees!” (Link removed) (via oldauntamy)
Me, The Jonas Brothers, And The Farting Dog
The longer I stay in this business, the more I think I’m ultimately not cut out for it. At least when it comes to movies. I sold my first film script about 6 years ago, and began a feature career marked with, well, eventually being rewritten by somebody else. This is par for the course with movies — you do your contractual drafts and then they bring in a Closer, someone with a track...
This is why it makes me sad to see candy becoming... →
lafd: This is why it makes me sad to see candy becoming so popular. in the 60s and 70s you did not see people rolling on the floor over dosing on LSD. Control your mind, keep a good mindstate and if you… And after all the recent fires, the lack of sleep has caused the LAFD to finally, irrecovably, lose it.
Stephen = Loser. MoveOn got straight-up fancy with this personalized video. Kind of amazing.
Tony Womo Out Three To Four Weeks With Bwoken... →
I’m also troubled by, not what Sen. McCain says, but what members of the party...– Colin Powell (via azspot) (via pica)
It’s all pro-America. I was just reinforcing the fact that there, where I...– Gosh darnit, I’m not tellin’ ya. Just guess!
Flavors For Change →
My favorite ice cream joint, Scoops, has a contest where you can “Suggest flavors inspired by Obama and real CHANGE for the country!” “Lipstick On A Pig” is my favorite so far.
LAFD Gets Rickrolled →
lafd: J, It sounds as though you just ‘Rickrolled’ us! Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service, Brian Humphrey Firefighter/Specialist Public Service Officer Los Angeles Fire Department
TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe Covers One Of My... →
That'll Do, iPod. That'll Do.
My iPod just played the best 10-song shuffle run ever. Nothing I had to get up for and change. Not a David Cross 20 minute routine or terrible Pearl Jam b-side or Tool “bonus” track of just 15 minutes of static. Seriously, the best. I have to head out to a meeting and I don’t want to leave this run it’s on, but I can memorialize it: Check Up On It - Beyonce Shake Ya Ass -...
1900 Pound Pumpkin →
Was growing 40 pounds a day at one point, wants to kill us all.
No Joke Needed
NEWARK, Ohio — Central Ohio authorities have filed felony charges against a 15-year-old girl accused of taking nude cell phone photos of herself and sending them to high school classmates. Police say the Newark Licking Valley student was arrested Friday and held over the weekend.
A Fancy Lie
I was in a meeting today and we were talking about how well the CBS Monday night comedies are doing ratings-wise, and I was saying that I’d never seen an episode of Two And A Half Men. One of the executives said she’d only seen one episode, and only because Sean Penn and Elvis Costello were on it. I told her that she’d clearly had a weird pot dream one night and somehow...
I just saw my neighbor leaving for work, walking down his front stairs with his hand up and scissored out in front of his face, almost like he was doing some weird nu-wave dance. And then I realized he was doing what I do and that Yes! I wasn’t the only one: he was doing the spiderweb walk, walking with his hand in front of his face to break any webs built across his stairs during the night....
The Difference Between Me And Mark
Mark: He makes me want to wrap the Internet in a blanky still warm from the dryer, kiss it on its downy head, and tell it everything's going to be OK.
Me: He makes me want to punch the Internet in the face.
I Wish I Were That One White Guy In TV On The...