I am Greg White. I am a TV writer in Los Angeles. I really like Bruce Springsteen.
~ Monday, September 1 ~
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luckypeach:

Ah Labor Day, that final melancholic belch the summer emits as it pushes back from the table and makes way for autumn. In these foreboding days of unforeseeable weather, the official end of summer never seems to sync up with the end of long, hot days, or, for that matter, our desire to linger outside getting tipsy. Thus we present you with an activity for just such purposes: Goon of Fortune. Editor in Chief Chris Ying learned this game from esteemed food writer Myffy Rigby, she of Time Out Australia, where the summer is yet to come and the bladders that store the goods inside of boxes of wine are called “goon sacks.” This game requires a kind of laundry line not common in America, but resourceful online shoppers or improvisors will be richly rewarded.  


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~ Friday, July 18 ~
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cracked:

Hey so Chris Hadfield wrote us an article (!) involving pooping and peeing (!!!!!!!).
6 Ways Movies Get Space Wrong (by Astronaut Chris Hadfield)

#5. Going to the Bathroom in Space Is Awesome
For the solid waste, air sucks it into storage, where it’s exposed to the vacuum of space, which kills off any bacteria and neutralizes the smell. We have to brace ourselves in order to keep the digested remnants of our freeze-dried ice cream from floating off into the station, but other than a bit of an upward draft, it’s rather comfortable. The waste is packed onto returning supply ships, which burn up when re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere (so if you saw a shooting star in early 2013, you might have had me to thank, although I wouldn’t recommend wishing upon it).
For urine, men use a funnel and women use a cup. These attach to a tube that sucks the urine into storage, where it’s later converted into drinking water. It’s expensive and impractical to bring water up to the station, so every drop of refinable liquid counts. And you can pee upside down, which I did, just for fun. Wouldn’t you?

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cracked:

Hey so Chris Hadfield wrote us an article (!) involving pooping and peeing (!!!!!!!).

6 Ways Movies Get Space Wrong (by Astronaut Chris Hadfield)

#5. Going to the Bathroom in Space Is Awesome

For the solid waste, air sucks it into storage, where it’s exposed to the vacuum of space, which kills off any bacteria and neutralizes the smell. We have to brace ourselves in order to keep the digested remnants of our freeze-dried ice cream from floating off into the station, but other than a bit of an upward draft, it’s rather comfortable. The waste is packed onto returning supply ships, which burn up when re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere (so if you saw a shooting star in early 2013, you might have had me to thank, although I wouldn’t recommend wishing upon it).

For urine, men use a funnel and women use a cup. These attach to a tube that sucks the urine into storage, where it’s later converted into drinking water. It’s expensive and impractical to bring water up to the station, so every drop of refinable liquid counts. And you can pee upside down, which I did, just for fun. Wouldn’t you?

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wormyorchids:

katy grannan

wormyorchids:

katy grannan


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wormyorchids:

saddo

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~ Thursday, July 17 ~
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Recording is way more fun than writing!

Recorded our 13th-ish episode today and hot damn, we’re making a fun show. Amazing how much more enjoyable hearing great actors do their thing in the booth is compared to pulling your hair out over structure and story. But like the saying goes, ya can’t have one without the udder. Who says that? Nobody. Nobody says that.

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landscapelifescape:

R e g a l e i r a P a l a c e - S i n t r a - P o r t u g a l
Iniciatic Well by A2Matos 

Take me to here.

landscapelifescape:

R e g a l e i r a P a l a c e - S i n t r a - P o r t u g a l

Iniciatic Well by A2Matos 

Take me to here.


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~ Monday, June 30 ~
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newyorker:

Read about this week’s cover, “Memorial Plaza,” by Adrian Tomine: http://nyr.kr/1iSy1Pf

newyorker:

Read about this week’s cover, “Memorial Plaza,” by Adrian Tomine: http://nyr.kr/1iSy1Pf


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~ Saturday, June 28 ~
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wormyorchids:

raymond lemstra

wormyorchids:

raymond lemstra


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humansofnewyork:

"I built this book cart after my bagpipes got stolen, because I couldn’t afford a new set of bagpipes, and I needed to support myself. I used to sell teddy bears too. But one day last year, three undercover policeman showed up and took me to jail. It was just like a TV show— one was dressed like a rapper, the other like a hooker, and the other like a tourist. They said you need a permit to sell manufactured goods. You’re allowed to sell art, just not manufactured goods. I tried to tell them that my teddy bears were art because I dressed them and customized them. But all they said was: ‘You’re going to jail.’ I had to spend 2 days in jail. The judge threw out the case. But they never gave me back my teddy bears."

humansofnewyork:

"I built this book cart after my bagpipes got stolen, because I couldn’t afford a new set of bagpipes, and I needed to support myself. I used to sell teddy bears too. But one day last year, three undercover policeman showed up and took me to jail. It was just like a TV show— one was dressed like a rapper, the other like a hooker, and the other like a tourist. They said you need a permit to sell manufactured goods. You’re allowed to sell art, just not manufactured goods. I tried to tell them that my teddy bears were art because I dressed them and customized them. But all they said was: ‘You’re going to jail.’ I had to spend 2 days in jail. The judge threw out the case. But they never gave me back my teddy bears."


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~ Sunday, June 22 ~
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GIMLI!

Jonathan Rhys-Davies came in to record a voice on our show the other day. How damn neat is that.

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~ Monday, June 16 ~
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What Keeps You Up at Night

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Betsy Morais writes about the “bedtime procrastination” phenomenon: http://nyr.kr/1i2k4xY

“Sleeplessness has become a public-health concern, according to the Centers for Disease Control: around fifty to seventy million American adults have some kind of sleep disorder; a third of adults are not sleeping enough hours; and only a third of high-school students are coming close to a good night’s rest.”

Credit: Nishant Choksi.


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ucresearch:

Why did you even need to create a full language for a fictional universe? 


Here’s one way to stave off withdrawal from HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones: learn Dothraki. Linguist and language creator David Peterson (UC Berkeley & San Diego alum) talks with Salon about his work creating the Dothraki language:

"They started filling in gibberish for Dothraki and they realized it just wasn’t meeting their realism goals and it wasn’t honoring George R.R. Martin’s vision.

In a show, everything that’s happening on the screen has to be explicitly reified, whether it’s the actors in the background, the sets, the costumes. Everything that shows up on the screen or can be heard from the actors on the screen adds a conscious decision on the part of the filmmakers. And so that’s why they realized that it wouldn’t just pass to throw up whatever for the Dothraki, whether it was just being spoken in the background or whether it was being spoken in the forefront. You can’t have a narrator just jump in and say, ‘And then he said this in Dothraki.’ They need to actually be saying it.”

“You have to create the language of the misogynist”: Meet the man who invented Dothraki for “Game of Thrones”


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~ Friday, May 30 ~
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HIIIIIIIIIIIIYEEEEEE

HIIIIIIIIIIIIYEEEEEE


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The Borowitz Report: Scientists Consider New Names for Climate Change

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NEW HAVEN (The Borowitz Report)—After a report from the Yale Center on Climate Change Communication showed that the term “climate change” elicits relatively little concern from the American public, leading scientists are recommending replacing it with a new term: “You will be burnt to a crisp and die.”

Continue reading: http://nyr.kr/1prykm2

Photograph by Mike Olbinski Photography/Corbis.


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