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Sword Guys Are a Thing and I’ve Had Sex With All of Them
"Katanas are the Bulbasaur of sword catching, and this guy wants to be a real sword master."
thecut  nymag  hana_michels  sword  dating  hobby  culture  2017  2010s  2013  weapon  sexism  america  sharon_tate  youtube  comedian 
september 2017 by cluebucket
Sarah Nyberg's Arguing Twitter Bot Exposes Trolls
"Nyberg said the reply tweets were the most telling part of the experiment in terms of understanding how Twitter discourse works, describing online arguments as being “almost content agnostic.” It doesn’t matter if you’re arguing about feminism, Julian Assange, Donald Trump, or some fun combo of the three, the bot’s replies can be effectively identical and the argument will still continue."
sarah_nyberg  nymag  arguetron  argument  twitter  robot  experiment  tweet  thinkpiecebot  srhbutts  infowars  ego  grammar  justice  2016  2010s  troll 
october 2016 by cluebucket
The Ultimate Hostess Challenge: Non-Drinkers -- The Cut
pinned for shrub recipe:

"[Vinegar Hill House] chef Mike Poiarkoff suggests the following method of preparation:

Chop and pack three to five beets, two small apples, and a thumb of ginger into an airtight plastic or glass container with one-and-a-half cups of sugar. Press plastic wrap against the mixture to remove all air, then cap and store in the fridge for three to five days, mixing daily until the sugar has dissolved and the fruit has expelled its juices. Once this dissolving and expelling is complete, remove the plastic, pour white vinegar over the mixture, and refrigerate again for three to five days, continuing to stir daily. When the mixture turns to syrup, strain and toss any fruit chunks, then measure two-ounces into a Collins glass and top with club soda. For garnish, any fresh herb will do."
drink  cocktail  party  how_to  recipe  shrub  seltzer  nymag  the_cut  jamie_lauren_keiles  hosting  tip  mike_poiarkoff  vinegar  soda  ginger  beet  apple  syrup  2015  2010s 
december 2015 by cluebucket
Ask Polly: Why Doesn’t Anyone Like Me? -- The Cut
Thought this would be another in a series of totally boring letters from self-obsessed NYC privileged type. Then midway thru the answer, to my surprise, related real hard..!
ask_polly  nymag  thecut  advice  perfectionism  outcast  clique  growing_up  alcoholism  emotion  2015  2010s  tip  narcissism 
october 2015 by cluebucket
Ask Polly: Can I Kick My Mom Out of My Life? -- The Cut
I'm not thinking of doing this but I can all too easily imagine/remember when this advice is handy
nymag  ask_polly  mother  advice  pregnancy  emotion  relationship  dysfunction  how_to  forgiveness  time  2015  2010s  family 
january 2015 by cluebucket
Ask Polly: How Do I Deal With My Crazy Family? -- The Cut
"I know it hurts. And plenty of people would tell you to never visit an emotionally abusive mother. Plenty of people would say you should be authentic and tell your family how you feel. I guess it depends on how many experiments in fear and self-loathing you can tolerate. For me, accepting that I won't get all of my needs met works a lot better.

"I need to know, going in, that I will feel sad and disappointed at some point. There are just too many unspoken emotions in the mix for that not to happen. And I am going to eat some shit, no matter what. I always do!

"That's just the way it is. Families are not perfect little democratic societies. Families are complicated and many family members are patently nuts."
nymag  ask_polly  2014  2010s  family  relationship  advice  dysfunction  emotion  holiday  writing 
january 2015 by cluebucket
Doubting UVA’s Gang-Rape Victim Is a Trap -- The Cut
"At this point, the benefits of believing Jackie if she is telling the truth (forcing reform at UVA, encouraging other women to come forward) outweigh the risks of believing Jackie if she is lying (unnecessary wariness about Phi Kappa Psi). ... [T]he preemptive backlash makes it feel like presumed innocence is a privilege reserved for purported rapists and not their purported victims."
kat_stoeffel  nymag  uva  virginia  university  rape  fraternity  rolling_stone  sabrina_rubin_erdely  anonymous  doubt  journalism  journalist  feminism  shock  bias  2014  2010s  stephen_glass  writing  backlash  assault  the_cut 
december 2014 by cluebucket
This Asshole Misses the Shutdown
"San Francisco is, says Palihapitiya, 'where the value is created.' The value. The Value. All of it! And to someone like this, who truly believes he's living in the most powerful, creative, resplendent urban center on our planet, what else could the government, public works, or anything outside his own interest be but a distraction, a reason to look somewhere else but Twitter or the mirror? And what's someone struggling with furlough but a loser without a vague app idea and a wealthy friend?"
sam_biddle  writing  news  valleywag  gawker  criticism  san_francisco  technology  company  economy  asshole  money  entitlement  government  value  shutdown  nymag  kevin_roose  chamath_palihapitiya  twitter  tweet  jason_calacanis  gridlock  individualism  wealth 
october 2013 by cluebucket
Grad Student Who Shook Global Austerity Movement -- Daily Intelligencer
"'I clicked on cell L51, and saw that they had only averaged rows 30 through 44, instead of rows 30 through 49.'

"What Herndon had discovered was that by making a sloppy computing error, Reinhart and Rogoff had forgotten to include a critical piece of data about countries with high debt-to-GDP ratios that would have affected their overall calculations. They had also excluded data from Canada, New Zealand, and Australia — all countries that experienced solid growth during periods of high debt and would thus undercut their thesis that high debt forestalls growth."
2013  2010s  thomas_herndon  nymag  kevin_roose  economics  economist  takedown  austerity  government  budget  arindrajit_dube  carmen_reinhart  kenneth_rogoff  correction  harvard  student  deficit  politics  amherst  policy 
april 2013 by cluebucket
How Did Susan Miller Become the Go-To Astrologer for the New York Fashion Set? - The Cut
Much of Miller’s childhood was spent bedridden with a disorder for which “there really isn’t any name,” she says, but which involves the veins in her left leg turning “to tissue paper under any change in my excitement level.” Miller abhors seeing doctors who don’t understand the problem, which is most doctors. “When I was a baby,” she says, “I’d drag the leg behind me, soulfully crying. I’d wake up in the morning, and it would feel like chocolate syrup had fallen in my knee.” For about seven weeks each year, Miller was incapacitated with pain. It was during one of these spells — one summer when she was 9 or 10 — that Miller, flushed with frustration, told her mother that she wished her bad leg had been given to someone else. “Don’t you know you were chosen for this?” Miller’s mother replied. “What if I said that your pain is taking away someone else’s pain in the world?”

love this:
Atypically for Miller, the TV is off. “I always keep the TV on because I need company,” she says, explaining that she watches both ABC and CBS news broadcasts each night, DVR-ing one in order to compare it with the other.
susan_miller  astrology  astrologer  personality  astrologyzone  2013  2010s  writing  interview  nyc  nymag  1995  1990s  website  eccentric  molly_young  horoscope  1884  1880s 
february 2013 by cluebucket
Paul Ryan Is Your Annoying Libertarian Ex-Boyfriend - The Cut
But like your Randian dinner date, Ryan's worldview is inconsistent: He voted for deficit-ballooning legislation like the Bush-era tax cuts, expansive military spending, and the banking- and auto-industry bailouts. And he’s all about individual rights until we start talking about your uterus — he's staunchly anti-choice. Extolling the importance of personal freedom while radically restricting a woman’s right to control her own body, Ryan's politics are your libertarian boyfriend problem, on a national scale.
nymag  paul_ryan  mitt_romney  politics  politician  libertarian  ayn_rand  profile  abortion  choice  individualism  ann_friedman  2012  2010s  election  candidate  21st_century 
august 2012 by cluebucket
Sally Quinn Forced to Dine With Non-Fake Friends -- Daily Intel
"Seriously. Hardly a week goes by without somebody blaming partisan polarization on the lack of proper dinner parties or, in an occasional twist, lunch.
"Quinn’s essay follows the general contours of this genre, but she adds her own uniquely mortifying touches. Her mourning of the decline of the Georgetown dinner party sweeps together such disparate trends as the appearance of a Kardashian at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Citizens United, hard times at newspapers, and the appearance on the scene of “25-year-old bloggers.” The result of all these baffling developments is that Quinn now has to have dinner with actual friends and not just people using each other for access to power."
dc  sally_quinn  nymag  daily_intel  posh  class  dinner_party  politics  criticism  jonathan_chait  2012  2010s  washingtonpost  strom_thurmond  kim_kardashian  writer  power  cargo_cult  21st_century 
june 2012 by cluebucket
What Do a Bunch of Old Jews Know About Living Forever?
italic yiddish forever.

"The world’s oldest stockbroker, he first went to work on Wall Street in 1928. 'This was before the Depression,' he says, then specifies which depression, as if I might confuse it with the one in the 1890s. Both are real to him..."

" has the effect of collapsing a century into a pancake. Czar Nicholas II and Barack Obama, gaslight and computer glow, grandmothers and grandchildren: All are contemporaries, all in sharp focus."

"God agrees to grant Hyman a wish, with the condition that whatever he asks for, his brother-in-law will get double.
'Okay,' Hyman says, 'I wish I were half-dead.'"
nymag  ashkenazi  jewish  jesse_green  aging  age  life  death  health  longevity  2011  2010s  joke  irving_kahn  lenore_kahn  peter_kahn  happy_kahn  centenarian  genetic  nyc  yiddish  cardiovascular  disease  cancer  diabetes  cognition  alzheimer's  height  dna  sect  isolation  funny  21st_century 
november 2011 by cluebucket

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