Watching Kanye videos at the McDonald's in...
Train to Ploiesti
We boarded the “accelerat” to Ploiesti. My sister’s backpack sat between us on the packed train. My legs were cramping before we left the station. The guys sitting next to us recommended that we just put the bag under the seat. They were young guys heading back to their villages for the weekend. One was studying to be a geographer, the other to become a priest. They ...
Fascism and Luxury
The cockeyed night shift employee talked a lot. Maybe too much. If he had less interesting things to say over his 9 AM “happy hour” beer, I’d quickly begin to hate him. He is from the coast, but came to Bucharest because there’s no work anywhere else in the country. He begrudgingly remains in “Europe’s most polluted capital.” He has seasonal allergies ...
In touch with the youth
We ate a dinner on a terraza. I ate sausage and bean stew, my sister ordered the schnitzel. This was the best meal we’d eaten in Europe. Across from us five American retirees were celebrating the first day of their five-day tour. It was the first time any of them had visited Eastern Europe. They were fifty years older than me. I felt like I was retired, even though I’d re-enter the...
A recent college graduate from South Dakota handed me a can of pork pate. It was as disgusting as you might expect. The hostel offered free breakfast. Bread. Eggs. Pork products. This makes up for the additional five dollars we are paying to be twenty minutes from the city center. The walls of the old mansion are covered with lyrics from the 1997 Baz Luhrmann song “Everybody’s Free...
Museum Goers Destroy (And Drink) Artist's Monument... →
mrenzulli: Recently, French-born, Berlin-based artist Cyprien Gaillard built a pyramid out of 72,000 bottles of beer at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin and invited visitors to contribute in a key way: by getting bombed on it.
Luton to Baneasa →
We stood in line waiting for our flight to Bucharest. Two guys in quarter-length white pants were holding Stella Artois and talking about the impending collapse of the EU if Moldova enters. They discussed winters in Romania and the merits of the flight attendant’s ass. I’m getting back into travel writing. Check it out.
It takes eons to turn a pig into pigeons.
Ed Salazar, who started Comedy Palace earlier this year with friends and fellow...– LA Times’ Brand X: Comedy Palace, Brunch and more bring stand-up to the Eastside My show has made it to the annals of alternative press!
On Bulevardul Nicolae Grigorescu a man handed me a flyer for an erotic massage parlor called Wild Pussy.
I'll be on Eastern European Summer Time from here...
CHESTER CHEETAH® was tossin’ a meal down one day and thought, ‘a...– Being a corporation is kind of like having a tick. You can’t write a sentence without shouting “®” every few words.
you’re wearing quite the shoreditch outfit today– i haven’t worn this outfit since bushwick
Ever heard of UK SuperInjunctions? Basically judges tell newspapers they can’t report on celebrities who have affairs. Archaic shit bro.
I'm on the Prime Meridian. It's May 21st. The...
My girlfriend is reading at Skylight in Los Feliz...
Look I’m in London, you’re probably in Los Angeles. And you probably think I’m somewhat talented or whatever, but my girlfriend is like eight times more talented than me. She goes to an exclusive MFA program that only let’s like six people in. That homie Michael Chabon and Aimee Bender went there. So she’ll probably become famous as shit. So do yourself a favor and go...
Anonymous asked: http://gyazo.com/329ccd0124758b56077c23cb1ecbd6e5.png heyo
Phnomenal Penh, Cambodacious!
Why Does a Joke Get Reblogged?
I wrote a joke that got reblogged several dozen times. It was an esoteric philosophical idea paired with a popular R&B song from the previous decade. I was surprised to see the joke take off. Did it circulate because it commented on a piece of our collective popular culture? Or are that many people invested in academic humor? “R. Kelly’s “Remix to Ignition” is a simulacrum. A remix for...
My girl's pet name for me is "babycakes" which is...
A: I want to go to Greece or Cuba or Vietnam or Africa.
B: Uh.. Africa is a continent with dozens of countries.
A: Uh.. Like many Pan-Africanists I don't recognize the colonial subdivision of the continent.
my mom is making fun of me because i want to bring...
Negev Rock City: So You Wanna Be A Journalist? →
negevrockcity: I’ve gotten a few emails lately from aspiring journalists asking for advice. For readers of this blog who don’t know, I somehow make a living as a writer. Here are a few tips and words of advice: 1. HAVE THICKER SKIN THEN YOU EVER IMAGINED POSSIBLE: This is the most important thing. 90% of the…
17 May - 23 May - London 23 May - 9 Jun - Moldova/Romania/Bulgaria 9 Jun - 15 Jun - London 15 Jun - 18 Jun - Zurich 18 Jun - 13 Sep living in Berlin Let’s hang out?
what if instead of rapping, we just did keystyles?– bruce proposes the future of freestyle rap
this afternoon i saw thor it was bad i fell asleep three times but it was still better than northbound traffic