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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Paying in Gum

Minimum wage: 4.87 packs of trident layers per hour Ticket to 3D movie in NYC: 12.08 packs of trident layers Annual subscription to the New York Times: 204.03 packs of trident layers Annual subscription to Playboy: 10.71 packs of trident layers Semester at Columbia University: 14,149.06 packs of trident layers Semester at ITT Tech – [...]

Drive vs. Drive

(See here for my review of Drive, the film.) It’s pretty much a rule in Hollywood that when you adapt a book for a movie, you’re going to fuck it up.  That’s not to say that the movie is necessarily going to suck (although it’s a pretty safe bet – see Dune for the classic [...]

Review: Drive

After having it recommended to me no less than half-a-dozen times by various people, I finally saw Drive this past Friday with a few friends.  My instant reaction, both during viewing and immediately after, was that this movie was “cool.”  This is a word that you’ll likely hear critics or your friends use when discussing [...]

Finally. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

M83‘s new album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, was released today – the group’s first album since 2008′s Saturdays = Youth.  I obviously haven’t spent a lot of time listening to it yet, but on first listen it feels like the best parts of Saturdays = Youth and Before the Dawn Heals Us with a lot [...]

Speak For Yourself, Chris Jones

Grantland: Chris Jones on fans using the word “we” Chris Jones published on Grantland today an article regarding something my friends and I have often discussed: whether or not it’s appropriate to use the first person when referring to your favorite sports teams (or, for that matter, the second person when referring to a friend’s).  Jones’s [...]

Occupy Wall Street

Declaration of the Occupation of New York City For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past several weeks, a group of malcontents has been camping out in the Financial District’s Zuccotti Park as part of the “Occupy Wall Street” series of public nuisances.  And by “group” I mean thousands of people, raging [...]

Monday Morning Schadenfreude

That Groupon valuation? Lawls