Cartoon by Ariel Molvig. For more from this issue: http://nyr.kr/T0rtzt
Zach Galifianakis singing “You Bring Me Joy”
Great article on Louis C.K.’s hilarious show - Louie.
Emily Nussbaum reviews “Louie” and “Episodes”: http://nyr.kr/MUsLYl
Chris Ward’s airs are out of this world. He makes it look so easy! If only it were that easy…
an artists book i made this past semester for my time class
whether you like it or not
is something you’ll be quite a lot.”
Holy shit. Nate Fletcher is fucking RAD.
Bruce Irons is a monster and his style is rad and oh so powerful. Watch all four parts and you will not be disappointed,
John John Florence’s part is fucking INSANE. Watch this and you will want to become a beach bum.
Probably one of the greatest articles / stories I’ve ever read. Ted Williams is more than legend, Ted Williams is a God.
Fenway Park celebrates its hundredth anniversary this afternoon, with ceremonies and a game between the Red Sox and the Yankees, who inaugurated the ballpark, on April 20, 1912 (back when New York’s team was known as the Highlanders). To mark the occasion, we are unlocking, for today only, John Updike’s article about Ted Williams’s final Fenway game, “Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu,” in which Updike coined the description of Boston’s ballpark as “a lyric little bandbox.”
Photograph of Ted Williams at Fenway Park on September 28, 1960, courtesy Bettmann/Corbis.
So I’m currently watching David Letterman. It’s 2:11 in the morning; I’m not sure if this episode has already been aired; there is a good chance that it has. But that’s beside the point. What I want to to talk about is the musical guest. At this point I have no idea what the artists’ name is; however i do know a few things about this band…
1. The singer has black eyes. Now these aren’t real black eyes. I don’t think anyone has real black eyes. I hope no one has legitimate black eyes. I feel bad for whoever does. But this singer does, and she’s foreign. I’m not sure where she’s from, but wherever that is, they are several months in the past. Black eyes aren’t cool on a frail white girl; they are weird. This woman looks down right odd with black eyes. It just doesn’t work.
2. She’s wearing black eye. Don’t really know why she’s wearing black eye. She isn’t playing in the blistering sun, she isn’t playing quarterback in a big game, she isn’t doing anything that would justify her wearing black eye. Wearing black eye isn’t a fashion statement. Don’t wear black eye.
3. She has a hype man. Not only is the hype man a lost art, but her particular man of hype is dressed in a full red, Adidas jumpsuit. Now, I wouldn’t have too much to say about this hype man if it wasn’t for one thing, for I can’t hate on a full grown man wearing an Adidas jumpsuit. However, this hype man decided to take it to another level - he decided to wear a mask that looks like it was bought at a seasonal sale from Halloween Outlet. Yes, this man had to brave the haunted house to get to the store. He was already frightened by the time he made it to the scary mask section, so what did he pick? He picked the most scary mask (which always ends up being the least scary), most European looking, twelve dollar clown mask he could find. He was wearing a clown mask on David Letterman? Maybe I shouldn’t be questioning why he was wearing a clown mask, that seems fairly obvious at this point. Maybe I should be questioning why David Letterman ever let an act on his show that involved clown masks. No one likes clown masks. No one. Seriously, no one does.
4. The drummer wore a mask. I don’t think I need to say anymore. No one likes bands who wear masks. No one. Well, besides Juggallos. Bury the hatchet…