i have been laughing at these fucking pants for 10 minutes straight
Uugh, I know I looked ridiculous in middle school with these. But I was hoping to bury those memories…
man, am I glad I never wore these.
When I was, like, 10 years old and down Cape Cod somewhere, I experienced some fat girl realize she made a huge mistake and that she would never wear JNCO jeans again.
I was eating McDonald’s while waiting in my car for my dad running errands. Enter fat teenage girl wearing NNCO jeans. To my left, I see her friends coming out of some movie in the strip mall. To my right, I see her running towards them with her arms outraised towards them. She is mocking how excited she is to see them. But a wooden guardrail is in her way. Fat girl tried jumping over it, but her big ass jeans naturally got caught causing her to trip and fall face-first on pavement. Man, she just fucking ate it. I laughed like a bastard and spit out the fries I was eating all over the place. Even just thinking about some 15 years later and I still crack up over it.
Once a hitman, always a hitman - The Boston Globe -
Johnny Martorano says he wasnât a hitman, even though he killed people for a living. Whitey Bulger insists he wasnât an FBI informant, even though his informant file lists 700-plug plus pages of Whitey giving his FBI handler, John Connolly, all sorts of tidbits about the wise guys in Southie and beyond. Martorano and Whitey were made for each other, but right now they are locked in a duel in federal court, where Martorano is in the middle of listing the 11 people he and Whitey killed together. Whiteyâs lawyers are determined to show that Martorano is a lying, murdering sociopath. But, of course, that raises the question,: If Martorano is such a bum, why was Whitey his friend, and why did Martorano name one of his kids after Whitey?
There’s going to be some books and movies based on the last chapter of Whitey Bulger’s trial/life. The Boston Globe’s Kevin Cullen is a favorite to follow on the case.
Michael Hastings Dead at 33 | Politics News | Rolling Stone -
The bold journalist died in a car accident in Los Angeles
RIP Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone journalist
died in a car crash at 33 years old. One of the best books I read in the last couple of years and on the war was Hastings’ the Operators, in which he follows the Generals/Operators of the current war. It comes across kind of like Almost Famous, obvious comparison with a Rolling Stone reporter being given basically complete access to following a subject. Except it’s much more fucked-up and devastating than following a rock band because, well, it’s war. Still, it’s a really fun read.
Hastings’ story infamously got the top general in the war fired for blasting Barack Obama in a really over-the-top way in his article “the Runaway General” for Rolling Stone. It was shocking how anybody could be that forthcoming in a job where you are expected not to be that forthcoming. But Hastings, given a full book rather than a Rolling Stone article, shows how that situation could have happened.
The Operators, in the right hands, is a REALLY great war/journalism movie waiting to happen. I was really looking forward to reading Hastings’ stories for years and years to come. Way too soon. We’re at a loss for not having his voice around.
The Puig Destroyer Daily, 6/18/2013. All the P.D. news that fits.
- Yasiel himself listened to “One Man, Five Tools” and deemed it “very good.”
- More than 14,000 other people have listened to it, too.
- We have sweet t-shirts.
- We have a Bookface and a Tweeter.
- Ian answered some questions over at Decibel.
- We were mentioned on Yahoo, USA Today, NBC Sports, and elsewhere.
- We’re a little behind schedule, but we hope to have the debut EP completed in the next few days. Watch this space, or just refresh the bandcamp site obsessively.
- We’re talking to a couple of labels about a physical (vinyl) release. More on this story as it develops.
- We continue to be blown away by the amazing response our goofy band is getting. Thank you for listening, supporting, spreading the word, and generally being awesome. Fuckin’ high-five.
YOU CRAZY FOR THIS ONE RICK
His beard is a tax-exempt republic.
My goal in life is to have realized my creativity to a level of success at which I can go about this world looking like an absolute train-hopping hobo.
True Crime: How a Mysterious Beaumont, Texas, Murder Was Solved -
After a murder at the Elegante Hotel in Texas stumped local police, investigator Ken Brennan looked at the case with fresh eyes. Mark Bowden on what he found.
late pass getting into this.
I’ve been slowly getting into Vanity Fair long reads by Mark Bowden (Black Hawk Down; Killing Pablo; etc), which are all available in full on their website. I read this one first when I should have read ‘the Case of the Vanishing Blonde’ where Bowden follows the same PI covered in the story that is linked above.
If you’re a sucker for crime stories and real-life whodunits, these make for pretty good reads.