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22 Oct 17:00

Songs From A Neutral Milk Hotel Album That Does Not Reference The Holocaust

by Mallory Ortberg
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

I have nothing but love for J. Mangum but this gave me the giggles.

Previously: a Decemberists album where nobody gets murdered.

"Everything In This Song Is Spelled According To Modern Convention"

"A Girl Who Is Alive And Not Anne Frank Plays A Piano Without Any Semen On It"

"No One Visited The Penny Arcade That Day"

"The Characters On This Old-Timey Postcard Have Not Come To Life To Comfort You About Your Parents' Divorce"

"The Boy With One Head On His Body"

"I Have Pictures Of My Living Family And No Pictures Of Executed Criminals In This Photo Album"

Read more Songs From A Neutral Milk Hotel Album That Does Not Reference The Holocaust at The Toast.

26 Sep 20:00

Amy Lynne Grzybinski

Me, today, until it's 5 p.m.


11 Sep 13:00

Pixelated Jerk of the Day: Mario is a Jerk in This Compilation of Fails

Amy Lynne Grzybinski

A few cheap laughs for your Friday afts.

WARNING: Some language in this video.

Submitted by: (via Pastek)

04 Sep 16:00

Rupert Giles, MLS

by Mallory Ortberg
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

Patrick has his MLS and I'm just going to pretend that this was his courseload.


Course List for Rupert Giles, Master of Library Sciences Candidate, Michaelmas Term 1982

Anthropodermic Bibliopegy: How to Preserve And Handle Books Bound in Human Skin

Taking Your Glasses Off And Slowly Rubbing Your Temples: An Introduction

Guarding A Vampire Slaying-Teen: Is It For You? Non-Traditional Employment In A Saturated Library Sciences Market

Beginning Wizard’s Latin

How To Recognize Drawings of Demons

Data Analytics and Amateur Gravedigging

Cursed Metadata In Theory and In Practice

Late Fees And Love Spells: Intro to Communications Systems

Mystical Convergences And The Lunar Cycle: What Every Curator Should Know

Survey and Analysis of Current Literature for Children Grade 5-8

Making The Most Of Your Resources: How To Acquire Medieval Assault Weapons And Strange Tinctures On A Limited Library Budget

Filling Out Timesheets

Maintaining An Appropriate Student-Teacher Relationship

Digital Curation

Witch Mentorship Work-Study Program

Distinguishing Between Third-Degree Burns And Spontaneous Combustion

Integrated Library Systems And Standard Runes

Supernatural Harassment In The Workplace: What Every Librarian Should Know

Archiving Despite Demonic Interference

There’s An Ancient Prophecy For That: Matching Your Present-Day Disturbances With Twelfth-Century Romanian Curses

Remember, You Are Not A Hero: Doing What Needs To Be Done (What Your Slayer Doesn’t Need To Know)

Basic Self-Defense and Smothering

Comparative Cosmologies and World Religions: Angelology to Zoroastrianism

Read more Rupert Giles, MLS at The Toast.

04 Sep 04:46

It’s really hot today.

by Georgia Dunn


30 Aug 17:40


25 Aug 19:15

Coming Attractions: Meet the Boy or Girl of Your Dreams at Thunder Road

by Rachel Leah Blumenthal
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

"Dangerous" music. Lol

[Photo: Radio/Defunct Facebook page]

Thunder Road, the potential replacement for Radio in Union Square, could be the place where you'll "meet the boy or girl of [your] dreams" if co-owner Dan Millen gets his way, according to Wicked Local Somerville. Millen and business partner Charles Abel appeared before the licensing commission last week to seek a liquor license for the music venue they want to open. According to the Wicked Local report, the board "express[ed] interest" but continued the hearing until next month so that Millen and Abel can hold a neighborhood meeting before any final decisions are made.

Other tidbits from the hearing: Thunder Road will be a "fun" place with no "loud" or "dangerous" music. In addition to shows, there could be karaoke and contests involving air guitar and lip-synching. Also, the venue would serve hyper-local beers from Aeronaut Brewing Company and Somerville Brewing Company, both located minutes away. The next hearing will take place on September 15.
· Next stop, Thunder Road [WL]
· All coverage of Thunder Road on Eater [~EBOS~]

29 Aug 15:30

Pumpkin Spice Lattes Have Carcinogens In Them, But We Can Change That

by Claire Hannum
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

And they're GROSS, you guys. I'm not sorry.

Sorry to break it to you. Read more

28 Aug 17:35

Say It Ain’t So: The Life Of Weezer Singer Rivers Cuomo Is Being Turned Into A TV Sitcom

by Leslie Simon

Rivers Cuomo has gotta be one of the most interesting figures in rock ‘n’ roll. Not only did the Weezer frontman grow up on an ashram, but he meditates, speaks near-fluent Japanese, wears the shit out of thick-framed glasses and has consistently written some of the catchiest alt-rock songs of the past 20 years.

For all these reasons (and more!), it’s no wonder Hollywood is interested in making a TV series based on Rivers’ life—especially the time in 1995 when the singer stopped playing music in order to attend Harvard University, where he earned a B.A. in English.

According to a piece in The Hollywood Reporter, the show, titled DeTour, “would embellish [Cuomo's] journey with a fictional character and the small band of misfit friends that make it possible for him to get through his formative years.”

The series has already been given a “put-pilot order” and is being written by Psych creator Steve Franks.

No matter whether the series is a blockbuster or a turd, it sounds like pure “Raditude” to us! The only thing that could guarantee success would be the addition of Muppets.


Photos: New York Times, Glorious Noise

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28 Jul 17:00

Anatomy Of Songs Infographic Hilariously Sums Up All The Music You Love/Hate

by Leslie Simon

With all the summer festivals going on right now, it only seemed appropriate we poke fun at the music-related eliteness that seems to coincide with this particular season.

Whether you’re going to Warped Tour, Pitchfork, Bumbershoot or—gasp—Burning Man, we totally support your ticket-buying choices.

HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean we can’t necessarily mock you mercilessly for ‘em. Thanks to artist John Atkinson, we don’t have to put our thoughts into words. He does it for us… And illustrates them beautifully.

Check out the all-too-perfect anatomy of songs chart!

Photo:, Wrong Hands

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28 Jul 18:51

Guy’s Ridiculous List of “Dating Deal Breakers” Goes Viral

by Georgie

Online dating can be a strange, strange world.  I know this, because last night my roommate (who is on, showed me the numerous profiles she’s matched with online.  Some guys sound like completely obnoxious pretentious twats in their profiles, while others don’t know how to wear a picture without wearing sunglasses.  My favorites are the ones with user names that are so unappealing, you don’t need to click on their profile to find out why they are single (toohot4u and boobietrap spring to mind.)  Not surprisingly, I tried to convert her to the wonderful shallow world of Tinder, because at least it’ll take you 18 text exchanges to figure out that “Doug, 28″ thinks he’s toohot4u.


A perfect case in point that sometimes less is more when it comes to revealing yourself in an online dating profile comes from this Casanova: A guy who has the longest list of “dating deal breakers” ever to be contrived.  I don’t actually disagree with absolutely all of them–in fact, a few of these would be “deal breakers” for me, but the other 99% of this is completely obnoxious and leaves me thinking, “Who the hell does this guy think he is?”


Am I being too harsh? Is he right in laying down literally every single turn-off he has before even meeting anyone?  Read his terms and then let me know…





Like, “you belittle transgender people,” and “you’re a Holocaust denier” are definitely deal breakers for the majority of the human population.  But “you consider yourself a happy person,” and “you think world peace is an actual goal of some sort….”  Yeahhhhh…. this guy is a complete asshole, and is probably more likely to die alone that I am.  And that’s saying something…


“Your response to most everything is wrapped in sarcasm.”  DAMMIT, I ALMOST HAD A CHANCE!!

The post Guy’s Ridiculous List of “Dating Deal Breakers” Goes Viral appeared first on POPHANGOVER.

07 Jul 18:00

Kickstarter of the Day: Potato Salad Kickstarter Raises Much Much More Than Expected

Amy Lynne Grzybinski

You have to be joking. Brb, going to make a jokey Kickstarter and raise more money than I would if actually trying to fund a dream :/

Kickstarter of the Day: Potato Salad Kickstarter Raises Much Much More Than Expected

Zack Danger Brown asked for just $10 on Kickstarter so he might accomplish his dream: "Basically I'm just making potato salad."

The Kickstarter has since gone viral and so far has raised more than $9,000!

Update: The Kickstarter has now raised over $40,000!

Submitted by: (via Kickstarter)

18 Jun 18:59

papermagazine: Oh. My. God. [Via Mlkshk]

by annagoldfarb


Oh. My. God. [Via Mlkshk]

12 Jun 21:00

The bell hooks Hotline: For When You'd Rather Not Give Out Your Number

by Emma Carmichael
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

Brb, texting bell hooks for HOURS

by Emma Carmichael

An anonymous angel from New York delivered a wonderful public service today: "a phone line that automatically reads quotations from bell hooks." From our savior, via email:

The idea came to me after the NYPost printed bikini photos of the woman who "spurned" Elliot Rodgers. Despite the fact that she was only 10 years old at the time they met, she was portrayed as having romantically rejected Rodgers.

The idea is to pass that off as one's own number if you're in a dicey situation, afraid to give out your personal cell phone number or outright reject somebody. The number is 669-221-6251. (We originally wanted 669/UGH-ASIF, but it was taken…)

It will automatically respond to text messages as well as calls! That way, you don't have to deal with a threatening person, *and* they get some free feminist lessons thrown in.

We are thinking of putting up a gmail account too, which would automatically respond with "Thank you for your note. However, I am away on vacation — from the patriarchy."

Give it a try, and then promptly memorize the number: 669-221-6251. [Feminist Phone Intervention, screengrab via Bitch Media]

09 Jun 15:30

The Shutter: Veggie Planet Will Close at the End of August

by Rachel Leah Blumenthal

[Photo: Veggie Planet/Facebook]

Veggie Planet, a pizza-focused vegetarian and vegan restaurant that has been operating out of Club Passim in Harvard Square since 2001, will close in the end of August, reports Boston Restaurant Talk. "Since Club Passim's seating capacity was reduced in late 2011 due to fire code enforcement, and given that there is no table turnover in their concert room every night, it has become unsustainable to continue to operate Veggie Planet in this space," the restaurant writes on Facebook. "Given that we also operate Veggie Galaxy, however, we feel that our attention is better focused on Galaxy than on the time and energy it would take to transfer Veggie Planet's operations to an alternative location." The team is hopeful that a new owner will step forward to take the concept to a new, dedicated space.

Veggie Galaxy is a vegan and vegetarian diner in Central Square. Sad Facebook fans asked whether Veggie Galaxy would serve some of the Veggie Planet menu, but it will not. "In trying to be true to the concept, we won't be introducing pizza there (and no room for a pizza oven in the kitchen there either...especially since we're putting in a dedicated fryer for vegan doughnut-making!)." No word yet on the future food situation at Club Passim.
· Veggie Planet [FB]
· Veggie Planet in Cambridge's Harvard Square to close [BRT]
· All coverage of Veggie Planet on Eater [~EBOS~]

04 Jun 20:35

WATCH: This Guy Uses Snapchat to Cover Popular Songs. BE STILL MY HEART.

by Georgie

I have a great appreciation for people who use Snapchat as a tool to share their genius creativity, like those who take Art History Snapchats, or those who get really creative with drawing on pictures of dicks.  This guy is one such genius, going above and beyond the creative license that is Snapchat by covering songs and turning them into works of time-sensitive art



Such attention to detail… much time on his hands…


This is a perfect example of having too much time on your hands being a VERY GOOD THING.

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03 Jun 00:02

WATCH: This Beautiful Family’s Story of Their Young Transgender Son

by Georgie
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

This video is a little cheesy, but get ready to have yerself a cry!

Ryland always knew he was a boy.  This is the story of his family realizing that this wasn’t just a “phase,” but was their son’s need to express his true self and be happy.


In otherwords, get ready to UGLY CRY.

I’m very grateful that they chose to turn off the ability to comment on this video on Youtube. Sadly, while I think most people will be driven to tears of empathy and joy over this, the Internet is a place where the assholes take every person’s journey displayed via video as a chance to RUN AMOK.
And he IS a handsome boy! This makes me so happy, you guys! :) If anyone needs me I’ll just be HUGGING PUPPIES AND DANCING IN A CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN IN MY HEART RIGHT NOW!!!



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02 Jun 23:30

Stinky Steve Explains Medical Marijuana

by drew


Produced by the Michigan Cannabis Business Association, “Stinky Steve Explains Medical Marijuana” is a 28-page booklet for the parent or legal guardian too high to tell their child “Weed makes my back feel better.”

21 May 00:37

(via theclearlydope:kady-xvx)

15 May 23:30

Hot Dog Hat

by drew
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

I would rock that pizza beret SO hard.


Finally, you can wear a great lunch food on your head with Hot Dog Hat, the $6.95 accessory of your dreams. If that’s not quite doing it for you, try Hamburger Hat or Pizza Hat, by the same manufacturer.

16 May 15:00

That Branch was a Further Jump Than I Thought

That Branch was a Further Jump Than I Thought

So much for going out on a limb...

Submitted by: (via scnert)

Tagged: ouch , Babies , cast , squirrel , cute
15 May 00:42

hellandheartaches: Truuuu.

by annagoldfarb
15 May 14:00

Meals on Wheels: Food Trucks Descend on Somerville Every Thursday

by Rachel Leah Blumenthal
Amy Lynne Grzybinski


[Photo: Taco Party Truck/Facebook]

Somerville is still woefully devoid of food trucks aside from occasional special events, but starting tonight, there will be a weekly duo of trucks parked in the loading dock area behind Brooklyn Boulders, which is located partway between Union Square and Porter Square, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Taco Party, a vegetarian taco truck, is leading the charge; owner Keith Schubert tells Eater that the goal is to create "a sort of mini food truck park (like you would find in Portland, OR or Austin, TX)." He wants to foster a "patio-like vibe where folks can come relax after work and eat some good food from some of Boston's best trucks."

Each week, Taco Party will be joined by a revolving guest truck — tonight, it's Fugu Truck. They'll start off with a basic assortment of tables and chairs, but a tent and picnic tables will appear in coming weeks. The fun will last until October.
· All coverage of food trucks on Eater [~EBOS~]

14 May 17:30

A Beekeeper's Funeral When the Mourners Included the Bees

by Jia Tolentino
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

OMG I want bees to mourn me when I die

by Jia Tolentino

Via Ken Layne, here's a snippet from a newspaper article from 1956, documenting one of a very few incidents in which honey bees attended their keeper's funeral quietly, and after the burial, flew back to their hive.

09 May 16:00

The Susan Miller Drinking Game

by Kristin Appenbrink
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

LULZ. Susan pretty much tells me that I'm going to be pregnant and that it's a good time to sign a contract every dang month.

by Kristin Appenbrink

Hallelujah! We have finally left the cesspool that was April, and Susan Miller has arrived with predictions of a May to remember. Yes, the horoscopes are a little belated (Susan, we're sending good vibes for a speedy recovery!), but the good news is all the more welcome since we had to wait for it. Now that we're on the tail end of the effects of that last eclipse (it's out the door tomorrow, May 10th), it's time to give those May forecasts a closer read with the Susan Miller Drinking Game. So pull up your forecast, break open the liquor cabinet, and let's get started. If you're still alive by the end of the first round, there's a bonus round at the end.

Take a sip:
- for every mention of a new moon or full moon
- if Susan can't tell something because she doesn't know your specific chart
- any mention of your house of earned income
- if there's a good day to sign papers or a contract
- if you should be on the lookout for health concerns (Susan, what sign are you again???)
- if Mercury is in retrograde and coming for you

Take a shot:
- if your birthday falls on a date mentioned (plus or minus five days, of course)
- if you have 15 or more important dates for love, meetings, or actions
- every time Susan says "dear [insert sign here]"
- whenever the universe hates a vacuum
- whenever Susan uses the phrases "eclipse out" or "rare aspect"

Empty your glass:
- if you felt an event the month before it happened
- if your ruling planet makes you more sensitive to something
- if you're going to be making a big life decision this month: getting married, deciding to have a baby, meeting your one true love

*** Bonus Round! ***

Take a sip:
- for every mention of the wretchedness of April 2014
- every time Susan promises you money
- if Mars being in retrograde has fouled up something
- if May is your month to travel or take a weekend away
- for every warning about the worst day of the month (May 10th)
- for every mention of the year 2026

Take a shot:
- if you are still supposed to be wary of the April 15th eclipse that never ends
- when Susan channels George R.R. Martin talking about the meeting of fire and ice
- if the full moon on May 14th is going to lock you into something

Empty your glass:
- if the best day in your forecast already happened
- if your forecast includes warnings about water damage in your vacation home

Drunk? Drunk. Have a good month, everybody.

Kristin Appenbrink is a freelance writer and ice cream obsessive. She's glad April is over.

06 May 04:47

italktosnakes: msmorstans: fucoid: Spend 7 minutes of your...

Amy Lynne Grzybinski

YES. I buy a shaving cream "for men" at CVS that costs me $1.77. I was chuckling this morning over this exact thing. So far, I haven't sprouted testicles, but I'll keep everyone posted.




Spend 7 minutes of your life watching this show on gendered marketing

This is brilliant. I specifically buy razors and shaving cream marketed to men because it’s at least 30% cheaper in the US, and yet the quality is way better. 

This video is great.

02 May 18:50

yourmotherseyes: The Vagenda Magazine asked their Twitter...


The Vagenda Magazine asked their Twitter followers to tweet them edited headlines

This is my favourite thing at the moment

25 Apr 16:40

The struggle is real

Amy Lynne Grzybinski


The struggle is real

23 Apr 18:20

Isn’t that what art is?

Isn’t that what art is?

23 Apr 14:00

OPENING ALERT: H Mart Is Officially Open in Central Square

by Rachel Leah Blumenthal
Amy Lynne Grzybinski


[Photo: An H Mart location/Michael Kappel, Flickr]

At 9:30 a.m. today, the long-awaited Central Square H Mart opened its doors, welcoming customers into its plentiful aisles of Asian groceries and its food court full of ramen, sushi, baked goods, and more. Founded in 1982, the beloved chain has stores across the United States; locally, there's also one in Burlington. The brand new Cambridge location is open from 7 a.m. until midnight daily, and its food court features Sapporo Sushi & Ramen (related to the Sapporo Ramen at the nearby Porter Exchange in Porter Square), Go! Go! Curry, and Paris Baguette.
· H Mart [Official Site]
· All Coverage of H Mart on Eater [~EBOS~]