|So 5 minutes ago
Rants and media criticism from Eric Deamer (a guy in New York)
SPIERS VS. KOYEN
Thursday, May 22, 2003
While the rest of the world is caught up in inconsequential conflicts like Kerry vs. Dean, Hitchens vs. Blumenthal, and stockbroker Ashley vs. hotel manager Cyndi for the title of "sexiest after being mauled by bears" on Fox's new reality show Who Will Look Sexiest After Being Mauled by Bears? we here at So 5 Minutes Ago (Note that this phrasing serves a variety of purposes: It brands the website. It makes it seem like its a "publication" as opposed to merely a blog. And, it makes it seem, even if just on a subliminal level, like more than one person works on it -ed. This purpose is also served by the now ubiquitous "editor's notes" which are of course written by the blogger herself -ed.) are attuned to what really matters. That is, of course, the Tuesday ritual of reading whatever bizarre farrago of personal anecdotes of European debauchery and unpopular opinions about magazines Jeff Koyen will cram into the week's New York Press by way of his "Intro" column, this week the "Outro," then reading Elizabeth Spiers' instantaneous evisceration of his aging hipsterism on Gawker.
I was wondering if I had somehow been the only person to make the joke below, but it turned out that James Taranto gave the same headline to the same story.posted by Eric | 7:25 AM
MINISTRY OF SILLY WALKS?
Tuesday, May 20, 2003
I saw this oh-so-frightening AP story about how as part of the soon-to-be-renamed "Total Information Awareness" system (Good idea on the renaming. I suggest "The Total Cute Fluffy Puppy" system-ed.) the Pentagon is trying to develop a database of everyone's "gait signature," i.e. the supposedly unique way that each person walks. Now that the government's getting into the walk business I wonder if a real-life Ministry of Silly Walks can be far behind?posted by Eric | 3:24 PM