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so the Pitchfork threads don't become PRR threads

markers, Friday, 23 July 2010 16:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

Mr. Que, Friday, 23 July 2010 16:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

Zeno, Friday, 23 July 2010 16:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

you gotta be shitting me ksh

ASBO slice (J0rdan S.), Friday, 23 July 2010 17:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

we are now three times removed from actual pitchfork

how high can we go ??

ciderpress, Friday, 23 July 2010 17:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

pls keep all threads abt pitchforks pure, guyz

johnny crunch, Friday, 23 July 2010 17:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

guys, some of you are adults. you might think this thread is lame--I don't care--but getting worked up about the fact that I started this is pretty much lamer than anything

markers, Friday, 23 July 2010 17:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

TRI▲NGLE * WA▼E (LOLK), Friday, 23 July 2010 17:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

getting worked up about the fact that I started this is pretty much lamer than anything

Yeah guys, the correct response is "tut, click SB, move on"

flashing drill + penis fan (Noodle Vague), Friday, 23 July 2010 17:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

or you could just ignore the thread, since I'm actually interested in talking about this, and people trying to prevent me from doing so for no reason

markers, Friday, 23 July 2010 17:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

people *are*, rather

markers, Friday, 23 July 2010 17:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

life is a kshighway

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 23 July 2010 17:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah guys, the correct response is "tut, click SB, move on"

― flashing drill + penis fan (Noodle Vague), Friday, July 23, 2010 6:16 PM (21 minutes ago) Bookmark

aw yeah

pieter brogel the elder (history mayne), Friday, 23 July 2010 17:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

Hey ksmarker, I am in support of your move, for whatever that's worth to the folks showing up here to post. I both get why you are interested and why you moved the discussion here. Eventually another story as relevant or interesting as the fact that the NY Times wrote a story about this dude will show up, and then yes, it will be good not to drag it into other threads.

grandavis, Friday, 23 July 2010 17:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

you gotta be kitten me

pieter brogel the elder (history mayne), Friday, 23 July 2010 17:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

life is a kshighway

^^ display name opportunity

the new hot dawg stand in compton (Pillbox), Friday, 23 July 2010 17:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

thanks for that grandavis! appreciated

markers, Friday, 23 July 2010 18:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

pitchforkreviewsreviewsreviews.com

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Friday, 23 July 2010 18:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

life is a kshighway

^^ display name opportunity

― the new hot dawg stand in compton (Pillbox), Friday, July 23, 2010 10:44 AM (57 minutes ago) Bookmark

I guess I joined the ranks of velko and pato w/ this one

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 23 July 2010 18:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

i’m last and when he gets to me he shakes my hand and i say “it’s great to meet you!!” and he says “what do you do?”

and i am looking barack obama in the eye and i say, “i write a blog about a popular music website!”

and he looks at me quizzically for a second, i guess he was sort of piecing it together, and he goes, “oh, which website?”

and i say, “it’s called pitchfork. it’s based in chicago! are you familiar with it?”

and he says, “no, but i’ll have to look into it!”

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Thursday, 29 July 2010 16:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

Uh.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 29 July 2010 16:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

god this guy is so fucking crazy

call all destroyer, Thursday, 29 July 2010 16:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

man I actually went to 'pitchforkreviewsreviewsreviews.com' hoping there would be a site there. I would read that, I think.

iatee, Thursday, 29 July 2010 16:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

There should be a column on Pitchfork called Pitchfork Reviews Pitchfork Reviews Reviews.

jaymc, Thursday, 29 July 2010 16:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

wait is this a real thing???

then an image appeared: a pizza pie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 29 July 2010 17:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

skimmed that entry. . . . smh @ the world imo -- I'm gonna retire from posting about P4k from here until the day the earth falls into the sun unless the compulsion to do so becomes absolutely overwhelming

markers, Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

nobody actually reads this blog btw

plax (ico), Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm gonna retire from posting about P4k from here until the day the earth falls into the sun unless the compulsion to do so becomes absolutely overwhelming

Don't bet on global warming saving you.

balls and adieu (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

skimmed that entry. . . . smh @ the world imo -- I'm gonna retire from posting about P4k from here until the day the earth falls into the sun unless the compulsion to do so becomes absolutely overwhelming

― markers, Thursday, July 29, 2010 2:16 PM (16 minutes ago) Bookmark

riiiiiiight

J0rdan S., Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm gonna try

markers, Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

whats left tho

plax (ico), Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

void

markers, Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

looking forward to this

plax (ico), Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

Mod, plz change thread title:

ILX Reviews Pitchfork Reviews Reviews

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

mods, please lock thread & impart it to the ravenous eternal void

markers, Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

ILX Reviews Markers Posts Reviewing Articles Exploring Pitchfork Reviews Reviews

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

the weird thing about the obama post is that, from my perspective, it is the PRR guy saying "hi, nabisco, I was IN A VAN IN FRONT OF YOUR HOUSE"

oɔsıqɐu (nabisco), Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

he doesn't actually mention you or allude to you in that post though, does he?? (just skimmed the post)

markers, Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

"hi, nabisco, I was IN A VAN IN FRONT OF YOUR HOUSE"

^ could be the blog's new tagline

markers, Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

no of course he doesn't, i'm just saying it's funny. (also i think the post is to some degree fiction/joking)

oɔsıqɐu (nabisco), Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

the fiction and jokes of an insane person

call all destroyer, Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

I think there's probably a degree of Aspergers at work with this kid. I mean...

People with Asperger syndrome often display behavior, interests, and activities that are restricted and repetitive and are sometimes abnormally intense or focused. They may stick to inflexible routines, move in stereotyped and repetitive ways, or preoccupy themselves with parts of objects.

Pursuit of specific and narrow areas of interest is one of the most striking features of AS. Individuals with AS may collect volumes of detailed information on a relatively narrow topic such as weather data or star names, without necessarily having genuine understanding of the broader topic.

Position Position, Thursday, 29 July 2010 20:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

prediction: this thread will soon get a really interesting revive

oɔsıqɐu (nabisco), Thursday, 29 July 2010 22:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

i really doubt obama will go to that trouble nabisco

max, Thursday, 29 July 2010 22:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

lmao @ this (now redacted):
4. on the new OJ Da Juiceman video for the song entitled “Party Started” i think he says something like “if i don’t get wasted / blame the Jew-man” and then there’s a short clip of an ostensibly jewish man holding a bag of money and grinning. not to be like the rap anti-defamation league but like why does shit like this always get a pass

blap...tremendo (deej), Thursday, 29 July 2010 23:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

prediction: this thread will soon get a really interesting revive

― oɔsıqɐu (nabisco), Thursday, July 29, 2010 6:22 PM (Yesterday)

O_O

markers, Friday, 30 July 2010 04:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

lmao @ this (now redacted):
4. on the new OJ Da Juiceman video for the song entitled “Party Started” i think he says something like “if i don’t get wasted / blame the Jew-man” and then there’s a short clip of an ostensibly jewish man holding a bag of money and grinning. not to be like the rap anti-defamation league but like why does shit like this always get a pass

― blap...tremendo (deej), Thursday, July 29, 2010 7:25 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

his posts on rap are usually AWFUL

J0rdan S., Friday, 30 July 2010 04:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

also the dude has a lot of good friends "in media" so to speak so maybe the "social networking platform" whiney is missing is IRL

max, Monday, 11 November 2013 17:18 (10 months ago) Permalink

also afaik he is in grad or law school, i don't think he's trying to be a writer

J0rdan S., Monday, 11 November 2013 17:21 (10 months ago) Permalink

also that supreme story was a good read

J0rdan S., Monday, 11 November 2013 17:21 (10 months ago) Permalink

Yeah, the guy made that zine that had contributions from tons of hipster-famous people:

http://pitchforkreviewsreviews.com/post/11870400613/im-putting-out-a-zine-its-called-the-worlds

He also sold a book and wrote a screenplay is being produced into a movie. However he accomplished it, this guy has a lot of connections IRL that go beyond what you'd expect from some random with a tumblr.

intheblanks, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:02 (10 months ago) Permalink

"a screenplay that is being produced into a movie" I mean.

intheblanks, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:03 (10 months ago) Permalink

"also afaik he is in grad or law school, i don't think he's trying to be a writer"

I think what he said was that when he started law school some sort of non-compete precluded him from writing non-law school stuff, then that disappeared somehow.

katherine, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:12 (10 months ago) Permalink

he was working at fuse.

maura, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:28 (10 months ago) Permalink

still like his writing, the style, tone & sensibility as much as whatever subject he happens to choose

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:43 (10 months ago) Permalink

Spy Magazine ran a feature entitled "Logrolling in Our Time" that cited suspicious or humorous examples of mutually admiring book jacket blurbs by pairs of authors. Private Eye magazine regularly draws attention to alleged logrolling by authors in "books of the year" features published by British newspapers and magazines.

buzza, Wednesday, 13 November 2013 07:59 (10 months ago) Permalink

White Middle-Class Male Has Extremely "Relatable" Sensibility

maura, Wednesday, 13 November 2013 12:26 (10 months ago) Permalink

If he's in law school and friends with the young literary elite, good chance he's not middle class imho

imago-er not a show-er (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 13 November 2013 13:40 (10 months ago) Permalink

xp, well yeah [shrug]

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Wednesday, 13 November 2013 13:58 (10 months ago) Permalink

There's a David Shapiro at my law school, but I from the blurry pictures of PRR David Shapiro I don't think they're the same guy. I should ask him.

mac2359, Wednesday, 13 November 2013 16:57 (10 months ago) Permalink

it's a pseudonym

festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, 13 November 2013 16:58 (10 months ago) Permalink

Then it probably won't do much to ask.

mac2359, Wednesday, 13 November 2013 17:09 (10 months ago) Permalink

hi

buzza, Wednesday, 13 November 2013 17:10 (10 months ago) Permalink

乒乓, Wednesday, 13 November 2013 17:17 (10 months ago) Permalink

buzza, Monday, 18 November 2013 07:14 (10 months ago) Permalink

well upper middle class but still

maura, Monday, 18 November 2013 16:31 (10 months ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

David is a freshly minted NYU grad who’s working a not-quite-entry-level job, falling in love, and telling his parents he’s studying for the LSAT. He starts a Tumblr blog, typing out posts on his BlackBerry under his desk—a blog that becomes wildly popular and brings him to the attention of major media (The New York Times) as well as the White House. But his outward fame doesn’t quell his confusion about the world and his direction in it.

This semiautobiographical debut is a coming-of-age story perfect for our time. In A Sense of Direction author Gideon Lewis-Kraus’s words, “If Tao Lin had been born to Gary Shteyngart’s parents and spent his early twenties slaving for pageviews at NewYorker.com, he would have written something like this, the Bright Lights, Big City of the click-here-now generation.”

Editorial Reviews
Review
“Underneath Shapiro’s seemingly affectless tone is a great deal of real—and urbane—wit as well as an incisive eye for the details that drive relationships. You're Not Much Use to Anyone deliciously captures the plight of the early twentysomething liberal arts major set adrift in a world not especially congenial to his or her particular skill set. It's a very fun and surprisingly poignant read.” —Adelle Waldman, author of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

“I read David Shapiro's very funny and deeply moving first novel beginning to end without stopping, delighted and stimulated by its interesting range of endearing characters and the unpretentious, compassionate voice of the narrator, who I found irresistibly and singularly real: at once playful and vulnerable and charming and harsh, yearning and impulsive, mysterious and relatable. I highly recommend You’re Not Much Use to Anyone.” —Tao Lin, author of Taipei

“David Shapiro is the best critic of the made-up status-obsessed horror-show world his generation inherited. His dryly hilarious book would have been nonsensical twenty years ago. He's the obsessive voice of a generation that can see every little crazy thing—except themselves—more clearly than ever.” —Choire Sicha, author of Very Recent History

“David Shapiro's You're Not Much Use to Anyone seems to me the first example we've seen of the successful transformation of blog into novel: where other such projects have lazily slapped the hash of old online content between hard covers, Shapiro has invented a way to use a set of formal tensions – between the raw and the cooked, the fast and the slow, the urgent and the considered – to say something provocative, new, and very funny about performance, ambition, jealousy, and fear. If Tao Lin had been born to Gary Shteyngart's parents and spent his early twenties slaving for pageviews at NewYorker.com, he would have written something like this, the Bright Lights, Big City of the click-here-now generation.” —Gideon Lewis-Kraus, author of A Sense of Direction

About the Author
David Shapiro is the creator of the hit blog Pitchfork Reviews Reviews and The World’s First Perfect Zine. He has written for The New York Observer, The Wall Street Journal, Interview, and other places. He is currently a law student.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 25 April 2014 16:37 (4 months ago) Permalink

why do you care

le goon (J0rdan S.), Friday, 25 April 2014 16:56 (4 months ago) Permalink

he kinda looks like hoos

markers, Friday, 25 April 2014 16:58 (4 months ago) Permalink

at least in the picture on the front of the book

markers, Friday, 25 April 2014 16:58 (4 months ago) Permalink

he doesn't really look like hoos

le goon (J0rdan S.), Friday, 25 April 2014 17:24 (4 months ago) Permalink

the Bright Lights, Big City of the click-here-now generation.

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Friday, 25 April 2014 18:23 (4 months ago) Permalink

xpost i think he does and fuck your opinion

markers, Friday, 25 April 2014 18:25 (4 months ago) Permalink

is that last line meant to sound like sadtrombone or is that just me

goole, Friday, 25 April 2014 18:32 (4 months ago) Permalink

xpost i think he does and fuck your opinion

― markers, Friday, April 25, 2014 2:25 PM (32 minutes ago) Bookmark

:-O

i've seen him in person, is all i'm saying

le goon (J0rdan S.), Friday, 25 April 2014 18:57 (4 months ago) Permalink

he looks like a young harold ramis more than a hoos doppelganger.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Friday, 25 April 2014 18:59 (4 months ago) Permalink

^^

le goon (J0rdan S.), Friday, 25 April 2014 18:59 (4 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

i saw this on...the Tumblr Radar. ;_;

http://pitchforkreviewsreviews.com/post/89769922407/i-wrote-a-novel-about-three-years-ago-and-it-took

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 18:18 (2 months ago) Permalink

When people ask what it’s about, I generally look at the floor and say, “It’s a novel,” and then if they press me, I say, “It’s a novel about being supported by your parents,” or, “It’s a novel about being supported by my parents,” or, “It’s a novel about a blog,” or, “It’s a novel about a Tumblr about a popular music reviews website.” I don’t know exactly how to describe it, but if you read the book and generate a concise and appealing description of it, email me and I’ll try to naturally work your description into situations where I have to talk about what my book is about, e.g., at my grandma’s birthday party in August, on dates, during interviews.

I suspect, if you liked this blog, you might really like the book. And if you hate-read/hate-followed this blog, I guarantee you will love the book and you should pre-order it now. The cover is above and I am the one in the black shirt. The model for the cover was this Minor Threat press photo but the cover didn’t turn out badass like the press photo.

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 18:19 (2 months ago) Permalink

this makes me feel kinda stabby

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 18:38 (2 months ago) Permalink

why do you suppose that is

socki (s1ocki), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 18:43 (2 months ago) Permalink

mostly the photo

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 18:46 (2 months ago) Permalink

, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 18:48 (2 months ago) Permalink

thanks to that cover i've now got john parr stuck in my head

da croupier, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 18:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

haaa

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 18:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

so how was this even a thing? it's just a 4-page blog with some random entries

marcos, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 18:58 (2 months ago) Permalink

if you resemble the average media company employee but are touch more self-revealing and self-promoting, media company employees may use you to discuss themselves by proxy. see lena dunham, emily gould, the GOP hipster, etc

da croupier, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 19:04 (2 months ago) Permalink

prediction: this thread will soon get a really interesting revive

― oɔsıqɐu (nabisco), Thursday, July 29, 2010 11:22 PM (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Knob Dicks (wins), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 19:05 (2 months ago) Permalink

it's right around the corner I think

Knob Dicks (wins), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 19:06 (2 months ago) Permalink

fyi: i reviewed a pitchfork review for the pitchfork review. which is a magazine. it was fun!

scott seward, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 19:14 (2 months ago) Permalink

you should write a book about it

Knob Dicks (wins), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 19:17 (2 months ago) Permalink

what happened to buzza?

sarahell, Friday, 27 June 2014 23:54 (2 months ago) Permalink

so which of the people on that book cover is Dexter going to kill?

relentlessly pecking at peace (President Keyes), Saturday, 28 June 2014 01:23 (2 months ago) Permalink

rap steve gadd (D-40), Monday, 30 June 2014 21:55 (2 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

I lose focus on the tour and accidentally start to wonder whether I've made it through twenty-one years of life without ever having formed a genuine connection with another person, and if conversation is so difficult for everyone, and if there might be a medication I could take, that would actually work, that would make it easier to interact with people.

johnny crunch, Saturday, 6 September 2014 15:58 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

when I read this dude's writing, I hear it in Nathan Fielder's voice

Now you're messing with a (President Keyes), Saturday, 6 September 2014 16:51 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

It's all the same, only the names will change
Everyday it seems we're wasting away
Another place where the faces are so cold
I'd drive all night just to get back home

some dude, Saturday, 6 September 2014 17:02 (2 weeks ago) Permalink


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