This is the cover for the new edition of Walter Benjamin’s The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction that will be a part of Penguin’s Great Ideas series:
The essay is also great. If you are looking for a great piece of cultural criticism, you can read the entire essay on marxists.org.
See the rest of the covers here.
The day has come, when our little intern has climbed the corporate ladder all the way to the top.
Yesterday, I broke the blog. The following gauntlet was laid down:
Dan: oh wow
its really broken
if you fix it you can be a non intern
you have 24 hours
like in swordfish
—– 22 hours later ——-
Dan: TAKE AWAY INTERN
I FUCKING FIXED THE BLOG
I can’t argue with that; even if I am a dictator. The blogger formerly known as Intern Dan, will be known as Dan, henceforth. Don’t screw the pooch!
get ready: www.randomkittengenerator.com
Dan: im about to blow your fucking mind
you are right
i dont even know where to start with this article, but here goes:
A West Midlands family is playing a central role in the quest to raise the profile of a forgotten British dish – faggots.
The Doody family from Wolverhampton has been crowned The Faggot Family in a national competition, and to kick off their reign they will launch National Faggot Week. [...]
“The nation knows that the Cornish pasty, Yorkshire pudding, haggis and fish and chips are great British dishes, but all too often the faggot is left off that list,” said Janet Doody.
Her husband Fred added: “It’s unfair because faggots were a British delicacy long before any of the others.
“The great British faggot is full of flavour and a great belly warmer at this time of year.”
for some reason, it reminds me of the vacation movie. adam sent this to me.
its like the movie love liza with phillip seymour hoffman, but instead of huffing gas, you can huff god.
riding bikes is what all the cool kids do!
alec baldwin is speaking at peta conferences (via gawker):
“I walked through Union Square on my way to acting class and got offered loose joints. Drug dealing was a great tradition in this city. There are other traditions people can get involved with in this city. When I was younger, I used to get a bottle of wine and get drunk under the Staten Island Ferry… so there are things like that you can do.” — Actor Alec Baldwin, at a PETA event last night, suggesting alternatives to the “traditional” New York tourist experience of riding a horse-drawn carriage.
no time for picture because i am at work. i have already wasted 45 minutes not getting sigur ros tickets.
i found a photo for you, dan.. from gallery of the absurd.
its the most pandas!
“While I’m getting ready I like to relax with a drink – vodka and lemonade – and listen to some James Brown.
To make matters worse, the Didster, splashes on his cologne all over his newly waxed genitals.
Then I’ll have a manicure and pedicure – and yes, I wax as well. Men owe it to women to make sure they are well-groomed.”
i like the idea that puff daddy would say this because i already hate him so much.
Above is Diddy’s catchphrase a la Making the Band.. (I’m jumping in on this post, sorry Dan), but I think the real question is where does waxing your balls fall on the no bitchassness scale? Cause, I’m thinking the two don’t go together. -EM
final thoughts, via Gchat:
Dan: 1. i couldnt bring myself to post a picture of him
Dan: 2. i refuse to call him anything other than puff daddy
Dan: the waxing doesn’t bother me too much
its the cologne on the balls after the waxing
1. that probably really hurts
me: i think waxing your balls makes you full of bitchassness
Dan: 2. that can’t be good for anyone
Ugh. An intern uprising!
Dan: way to snipe my find!
consider every photo you ever take when im around bombed
Does this mean I have to stop saying “I hate concerts?” Thank you Dan for the pre-sale code, because now I am the happiest girl in the world.
Love it. Dan, weren’t we trying to find this once?
read the amazingness that is Space Jamz-themed bball courts, the Shaggy defense, and the Little Man defense here
I love it and Vicki says “Kanye is beautiful.” This is Dan’s find but he is not the fastest poster, I AM.
Happy Sex and the City standing in line day!
Japanese train companies solve budget problems by putting cats in costumes.
It’s like that wheelbarrel challenge in unbeatbale banzuki where, for some reason, the wheel barrel is in the form of cat. I can’t find a picture of that, but its amazing.
Oh Japan and your cats!
Last night Intern Dan dropped some knowledge on ducks. 1) They have giant weeners. 2) These giant weeners coil up. As the illustration above shows, Dan was right.. but the Duck still can’t beat an elephant.
New to my vocabulary: the phrase “jump off.” Apparently the cool kids have been using this term to mean something like, “that’s where the fun starts” ? However, I need to point out that urban dictionary says “jump off” means some other stuff.. see, it’s not just me that thinks it’s something dirty.
Cat shoes reminded me that I have always loved animals doing things they’re not supposed to do.. like things humans do. I used to have pictures of cats in sunglasses drinking iced tea, and another pic of an elephant sitting on a tiny car. Anyway. Intern Dan says Meetza will be the laughing stock of Brooklyn if she gets shoes. That is why Dan is an intern. To be fair, he did have some other ideas..
Dan: get meetza roller skates!
then we can push her around
OR A SKATEBOARD
or a little car
Did I find this photo or did I outsource it to the intern? You’ll never know.
Get this wallet and you’ll shoot up a diner.
This story from today’s Times is amazing. Just read the start of the article:
The back story of how a Torah got from the fetid barracks of Auschwitz to the ark of the Central Synagogue at Lexington Avenue and 55th Street is one the pastor of the Lutheran church down the street sums up as simply “miraculous.”
It is the story of a sexton in the synagogue in the Polish city of Oswiecim who buried most of the sacred scroll before the Germans stormed in and later renamed the city Auschwitz. It is the story of Jewish prisoners who sneaked the rest of it — four carefully chosen panels — into the concentration camp.
It is the story of a Polish Catholic priest to whom they entrusted the four panels before their deaths. It is the story of a Maryland rabbi who went looking for it with a metal detector. And it is the story of how a hunch by the rabbi’s 13-year-old son helped lead him to it.
After some deliberation, we (Em and Becko- Nora doesn’t know yet) have decided to add an intern to the crapwelike roster. He has been our behind the scenes help since we started but for some reason, it just occurred to us this afternoon to let Dan post and give him a category. duh. Congrats Dan- don’t screw the pooch!