The Eight-Day Week
We’re skipping Black Friday—it’s worth paying the not-marked-down price on just about every gift we’re buying, just to avoid getting physically pushed to the ground in the checkout line at the Astor Place Kmart—but we can’t help getting caught up in the Christmas spirit. Off we go to Radio City Music Hall (what is it Read More
If there was one good excuse for jacking a bus full of passengers on the Christmas holiday, it would be “I did it for love.” You know, like if you had a girlfriend and she was about to get on the plane to Paris and you needed to tell her how you really felt, ASAP, than stealing a Greyhound bus would be well within reason. The police would let you off with a “Go get her, son!” and you’d be free to run past security lines and the TSA in order to give your big third act speech.
A bad reason for stealing a bus? “I wanted to see if Jason was down to hang out this weekend.”
Hmmm…this new Christmas single, released by Lady Gaga via Twitter on Christmas, is the type of shenanigans we are used to seeing from Ke$ha. “Stuck on Fuckin’ You” is 5 1/2 minutes long, with the last 90 seconds totally improvised (according to Gaga). You can barely tell!
Kim Kardashian, back from Australia and on the West Coast, kept up her style of tweeting things the rest of the world is dying to know this Christmas. As in:
“Stephen, did you know that despite receiving a new iPhone for Christmas, Kim Kardashian finds people with two phones ‘shady’?”
“No, Robert, I had no idea!”
“Well, me neither!”
But she does.
Saturday Night Live
By far, the best thing Saturday Night Live has brought us in the past two years has been Bill Hader‘s “Weekend Update” character Stefon: the club promoter/city correspondent whose ideas for “family fun” usually involve some combination of terrifying dungeon imagery, punny drag queen names, and politically incorrect uses for “midgets.” (Their word, not ours.)
That’s why this holiday season, the best gift you could get is one sent to you by the cast and crew of Saturday Night Live, featuring Stefon in the set of the Norman Rockwell “Freedom From Want” painting.
This was first put online (to the best of our knowledge) by theater publicist Aaron Meier, who received one of the cards and put it on Tumblr, where it was subsequently picked up by Mediaite.
For a larger photo, check below. And then forward to all your friends and family, because this picture definitively answers the question “Buh-whaaa?”
It’s that special time of the year again, when Fifth Avenue is set a’twinkling with displays of opulent spending and every magazine advertisement beckons you to think not of yourself for once when engaging in egregious spending.
But gift giving can be hard! Especially, as they say, for the person in your life who has everything…though they never tell you how difficult it can be to shop for the person who has nothing.
Madison Square Garden has been quiet—too quiet—since summer’s end. The world’s most famous arena is in the midst of what promises to be a glorious renovation, but something has been missing. With all due respect to hockey’s Rangers, the place hasn’t been the same without the Knicks.
Luckily, that’s about to change, and none too soon.
Sometimes the innoncent wisdom of a child says it all.
Ebook sales are up an astonishing 188 percent in 2010.
Sales of traditional paper books, meanwhile, are down 20 percent since 2008.
So before you ruin the holidays for your own nieces and nephews, watch the video below.
Digital sharing is digital caring y’all. Read More
Season for giving
There may be no definitive right amount to tip your doorman at Christmas time. Perhaps no more than $100 is advisable, some say, but others obviously give much more or much less. In some cases, residents give nothing at all.
With Christmas on the horizon, The New York Times polled a cross-section of Read More
The syrupy sweetness of most Christmas movies can move even the cheeriest among us to a Grinch-like fit of cynicism.
But over the years, Hollywood been gracious enough to place a few truly un-Christmassy lumps of coal under the cinematic tree as an antidote to all that sentiment.
For those choking on sugarplums, then, we Read More