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?”
Fun-loving readers may remember a fun New York Magazine item a few weeks back in which freelance writer Kevin Roose snuck past some clipboard-weilding hostesses to provide an engaging account of what sounded like a pretty unengaging Blackstone holiday party. Well, it turns out that the higher-ups at Blackstone will not take an Read More
Two years after the financial crisis effectively neutered Wall Street’s ability to ring in the holidays with style, some of the nation’s largest banks are still keeping the eggnog in the cubpoard. TheStreet.com reports that Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS and Bank of America will not be throwing holiday parties this year. Read More
Don't Touch My Junk
After a few weeks of bad press over invasive new security measures, TSA has a new strategy for seeing what’s inside your pants–charming them off you.
Behold TSA Blog, penned by pseudonymous yuckster Blogger Bob in order to “facilitate an ongoing dialogue on innovations in security, technology Read More
If you were planning to sneak off and check your work email during the Thanksgiving holiday, don’t bother. Just do it right at the dinner table, like everyone else.
A new study from Xobni and Harris Interactive found that 60 percent of people check their work email over the holidays, and a third of Read More
Unofficial (but at the same time extremely official) Canadian ambassador to America Pat Kiernan has written a tipsheet for Gothamist about how to celebrate Canada Day today: Eat smoked meat, drink Labatt, skate on ice, drive to the border to look across — be merry. Mr. Kiernan wore a Read More
Perhaps you have found yourself wondering what Joshua Foer, younger brother of Foers Franklin and Jonathan Safran, is up to. Wonder no more, for The Architect’s Newspaper knows:
Hoping to challenge not only New Yorkers’ notions about sukkahs but also the world’s, Joshua Foer has launched Sukkah City for this coming Sukkot. Read More
ALBANY—The Capitol will see a White Christmas. A slushy, messy, White Christmas.
This photo shows the Hudson River just north of Albany, with chunks of ice floating south. Bad weather continues in the Capital Region today, providing even less incentive for people (like, say, me) to head to the Capitol on Christmas Eve. Read More
Add another victim to the subprime mortgage crisis: holiday shopping.
Higher monthly mortgage payments and tougher lending standards when borrowing against a home’s value will likely prevent many homeowners from buying holiday presents like they used to, the Wall Street Journal reports this morning.
Now, with mortgage delinquencies at record highs and Read More