The one thing I will probably avoid will be Harkarl, rotten shark meat that’s buried under rocks for three months so ammonia and acids leak away, then hung outside for another three months. It’s supposed to be one of the most vile, disgusting foods on the planet, so I don’t think I’ll try it. But we’ll see.
Not really. But I’m tired of the view I get of the internet through my feedreader, which is what I use to find shit to write about all day. Focusing on one genre of blogs and websites more than others means I see the same stories and posts and pictures over and over and over again, and it gets really deadening. I imagine that it’s the same for anyone who writes about a specific subject. Political reporters have got to be ready to slit their wrists, but at least they’ve got a busy season that ends in a week.
PALIN: Oh, I guess just people who think that they’re better than anyone else. And— John McCain and I are so committed to serving every American. Hard-working, middle-class Americans who are so desiring of this economy getting put back on the right track. And winning these wars. And America’s starting to reach her potential. And that is opportunity and hope provided everyone equally. So anyone who thinks that they are— I guess— better than anyone else, that’s— that’s my definition of elitism.
WILLIAMS: So it’s not education? It’s not income-based? It’s—
PALIN: Anyone who thinks that they’re better than someone else.
WILLIAMS: —a state of mind? It’s not geography?
PALIN: ‘Course not.
MCCAIN: I— I know where a lot of ‘em live. (LAUGH)
WILLIAMS: Where’s that?
MCCAIN: Well, in our nation’s capital and New York City. I’ve seen it. I’ve lived there. I know the town. I know— I know what a lot of these elitists are. The ones that she never went to a cocktail party with in Georgetown. I’ll be very frank with you. Who think that they can dictate what they believe to America rather than let Americans decide for themselves.
I am loving this. Every day more questions/answers are added, and I can’t get enough. I may be mildly obsessed with Bruni. Or, if that’s too creepy, let’s just say that I would do almost anything to become friends with him and go out to dinner with him a couple nights a week. Is that more or less creepy? Whatever, I love the Brunz.
"To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. ‘Can I interest you in the chicken?’ she asks. ‘Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?’
To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.”
“I don’t dream. I use my dreams when I write. I dream when I’m awake. That’s the job of a novelist. You can dream a dream intentionally. When you’re sleeping and you have a nice dream, you’re eating or with a woman, you might wake up at the best part. I get to keep dreaming. It’s great.”—Haruki Murakami
“We’re gonna take it week by week. If she wins, I’m done. I can’t do that for four years. And by ‘I’m done,’ I mean I’m leaving Earth.”—Tina Fey tells TV Guide how much longer she plans on playing Sarah Palin for SNL. (via davidcho)