Archive for i really like the new yorker

A Useful iPhone Application

Posted in i like this with tags , , , , on November 11, 2009 by melsanie

This is actually artist Jorge Columbo‘s second cover for the New Yorker but as someone who has a weak spot for skylines and the Chrysler building, this one is my favorite.  I still can’t believe this was created on an iphone. Below is a link to the New Yorker website that has videos of him completing the works on his phone.  It’s pretty neat.

Finger Painting [The New Yorker]

Long Term Goals: The thedith Edition

Posted in adventures in life, things to do with tags , , , , , , , on August 20, 2009 by thedith

1. Start running again.

2. Buy running shoes.

3. Scrounge up enough money for a subscription to The New Yorker.

4. Rely on coffee less.

5. Write more.

6. Learn how to skateboard.

7. Learn how to surf.

8. Realize french fries are not part of the food pyramid.

9. Work on spelling.

10. Get a job.

11. Get embroiled in a threesome scandal involving C-List celebrities.

12. Find our television remote control.

13. Go back in time and make Scott Baio circa 1980’s fall in love with me.

14. Go back in time and invest all my money in Google.

15. Appear on America’s Best Dance Crew.

16. Join a dance crew.

Oh, Really?

Posted in random, really? with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2009 by thedith

shoesWired has a review of these new running shoes, Vibram FiveFingers (which, by the way sounds like a really fun sex toy, if you ask me…), a minimalist running shoe, that shuns the padding, thick soles, and gawdy “shock absorbing technology” like air bubbles/springs etc… of more traditional shoes; instead, the FiveFingers shoes looks kind of like a pair of gloves for your feet.  Kind of like a cross between those individual toe socks my friends and I were obsessed with in 5th grade, and Aqua Socks (aka the most fun water shoes ever).

According to Wired, so-called minimalist running footware is gaining in popularity due to “a growing body of research [that] suggests that minimal or no footwear will result in fewer running injuries.”

Scientific research aside, I kind of like these shoes. They’re kind of cool looking, in their own ugly way. And yet, I don’t know that I can get behind them; see, for me, that individual toe sock phase didn’t last very long, as I always found it uncomfortable to have my toes individually separated.  [Ed note: recently, I came up with this theory that I have an acute case of webbed feet — no seriously, I do! But that’s really an issue for another post…] So, I’m forced to conclude, that I’d love to try out running around in these babies, but also? I don’t get them.

Other things I don’t get?

  • Why anyone gives a fuck what the Obama children are wearing. Oh, and see here as well… — oh, really, The Washington Post?
  • How it took a Twitter update from Lindsay Lohan to convince Jessica Biel to break up with Justin Timberlake…orrr why my mom emailed me this story…
  • The fact that people still wear jorts, as though this is okay.
  • Daughtry
  • How the cartoons in The New Yorker are funny.
  • The fact that I still don’t know how to skateboard.
  • Why One Tree Hill still comes on tv.  Seriously, Arrested Development gets cancelled after three seasons, and yet One Tree Hill‘s been on for like ten years?
  • Tourists.
  • People who say “hecka” instead of “hella”.  This sounds ridiculous.  Just stop.
  • Why it took me so long to get into 808’s & Heartbreak.
  • Why Mel doesn’t live on the West Coast.

Vibram FiveFingers KSO and Classic Running Shoes [Wired]

Conservative Free Republic Blog in Free Speech Flap After Racial Slurs Directed at Obama Children [The Vancouver Sun] via [Gawker]

Who Are They Wearing? It’s A Matter of Public Record [The Washington Post]

Jessica Biel Calls it Quits [Wooden Spears] via My Mom