That’s Javier Hernandez of the New York Times writing about the controversial Census numbers that came out last week. When it was announced that New York City’s population grew by only 2.1%, residents and elected officials expressed shock and bewilderment. Just look at how crowded the 6 train is!, they said. It was more than just a concern about federal aid or redistricting—it became an issue of pride. It partially crushed our belief that this city is the center of the universe, nearly bursting at the seams with so many people clamoring to live here. One historian came up with some sort of compromise, saying that New Yorkers are simply too “cantankerous” to return the Census numbers. Which is an answer I am sticking too.
That’s NPR’s Linda Holmes saying what any woman who has ever worn a tube top knows to be true. I know, I know - modernizing Wonder Woman was never going to be easy - but, couldn’t they at least give her a halter top? A racerback? I don’t want to watch this girl wince in pain as she runs to catch her invisible plane.
Note: Thanks to 24isthenew25 for the correction.
Dove’s Latest Lady Product Doesn’t Address The Real Issue A new product from Dove promises women prettier armpits in just five days. ”We spoke with over 500 women, and almost every one of them thinks that their underarms are unattractive,” a deodarant spokesperson said. It’s true, most women want pretty armpits! But when it comes to five o’clock shadows (a problem us dark haired folks are forced to deal with), moisturizer ain’t going to do the trick.
Comedians Talking About Comedy < Comedians Being Funny. Here’s a clip for “Talking Funny,” an hourlong roundtable Ricky Gervais is doing for HBO with Louis CK, Jerry Seinfeld, and Chris Rock. And while I really like all four of those men, there’s nothing more boring than enduring a bunch of comedians prattling on about the craft of comedy. It’s like writers writing about writing, or directors making movies about directing. I’m not even sure Seinfeld tells actual jokes anymore, if “The Marriage Ref” was any indication.
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The Next iPhone May Be Delayed! NOOOOO!!! Wall Street analysts are taking predictions that Apple’s next iPhone could be delayed until the end of the year seriously. This is a bad sign. NO! But how will I be able to show off my iPhone 5 if I don’t actually have one yet? I need to have it in my hands so people know I am the earliest of early adopters OR ELSE I WILL DIE!
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Unlike most parents, I have no issue with Bramblett’s seemingly inappropriate request. Everyone should be able to sing their way out of a marijuana charge.