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30 Oct 16:33

Ah Apparently-Kid! Weary Of Time, Who Countest The Steps Of The Sun

by Kelly Conaboy

“Apparently Kid” entered our lives in the summer of 2014 and he was so great that it was insane, I’m still screaming. Please take a moment now to re-watch the video and appreciate being alive at a time when you are not only able to watch “Apparently Kid,” but also when you are able to watch at least a few men worry about possibly having to face consequences for their many, many counts of sexual abuse. (Watch now.)

Yes, “Apparently Kid” was scared HALF TO DEATH! and watched the POWERBALL! in the summer of 2014, but did you know that he is still in our lives, peripherally? It’s true(—apparently, ha!). He is on an ABC reality television show called The Toy Box that is hosted by Eric Stonestreet. What? It’s currently in its second season. What? It’s Shark Tank but with toys and all of the “sharks” are children. What?!? I did not know this until essentially just now, but it’s true.

“Apparently Kid” is the only child from the first season who was chosen to return for season two, which sounds right to me. (If I may make a request of the Toy Box producers: Please get this baby from MasterChef Jr. for season three, and also “More Sand” girl. Thank you in advance.) Also, here is something else I learned just now. Are you ready? OK. WNEP, my hometown news station, a small brag, has continued to make “Apparently Kid” content throughout the years, and ran an “Apparently Kid” interview as recently as in July of 2017!

Incredible. So, anyway. That’s all the news from today so far!

05 May 15:40

Who Makes The Nazis?

by The Awl

Or why Chris Cillizza makes mouth breathing seem sophisticated.


Last week, in a column defending Ivanka Trump after she was booed by a German audience for supporting her father’s pitiful paid-leave policies, [troglodytic CNN commentator Chris] Cillizza, somehow channeling the voices of Ward Cleaver and John Mayer simultaneously, wrote: “It’s important to remember that Ivanka is, first and foremost, her father’s daughter. As such, she is going to defend him — as would almost every daughter in any situation in which her dad is under attack.” Wha… at? When we remind ourselves of the fact that Cillizza has, since Trump became president, displayed a thinly veiled horniness for the first daughter, this sentence takes on a nauseating tinge. As Cillizza’s star has risen to that of the pundit class, his stupidity — expressed via Simpsons memes, use of outdated teen lingo, and gleeful participation in Trump hagiography — has become all the more apparent, along with his desire for attention.

Awl pal Leah Finnegan plays “Who goes Nazi?” with the media and the answers will surprise you! (In the sense that it’s not just otiose doofuses — doofi ?— like Chris Cillizza.) Anyway, if you are not subscribed to the Leah Letter, which is widely regarded by some of the smartest people in the business as “the best bit of opt-in dyspepsia available these days,” what are you waiting for?

Who goes Nazi? Media edition

Who Makes The Nazis? was originally published in The Awl on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

15 Feb 17:47

All The People Who Predicted Donald Trump

by Silvia Killingsworth
03 Jun 07:48

Short Stack Editions Are Love Letters in Cookbook Form — New Cookbook

by Emma Christensen

Holding one of these Short Stack mini-cookbooks feels like being handed something special — a secret note passed in class, a mix tape made just for you, a slim diary found in the back of a garage sale book. Each edition focuses on just one ingredient, from sweet potatoes to buttermilk, whatever ingredient is nearest-and-dearest to the author's heart. Then, in the span of 48 pages, we get all the reasons (and recipes) why we should love that ingredient, too.