even more quiddities and agonies of the ruling class - a new rolling new york times thread

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Ms. Ginn, left, in her rat-pelt dress, and Ms. LaViola chatting with guests before dinner.

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scott seward, Friday, 27 July 2012 02:32 (ten years ago) link

damn, for some reason i couldn't get that rat-pelt dress picture to show up. maybe a moderator can add it.

scott seward, Friday, 27 July 2012 02:33 (ten years ago) link

i couldn't even save that picture to my computer. the times is tricky.

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/07/27/arts/design/20120727-RATS-4.html

scott seward, Friday, 27 July 2012 02:38 (ten years ago) link

she needs to come along for the ride.

scott seward, Friday, 27 July 2012 02:39 (ten years ago) link

Across the table Mr. Hutchings gnawed on a rat bone, pronouncing it delicious. The dinner delivered on its once-in-a-lifetime promise. “I don’t care about it as art,” he said. “I care about it as something that makes me a more interesting human being.”

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/07/27/arts/27RATS_SPAN/27RATS_SPAN-articleLarge.jpg

For Ms. Ginn skinning and eating rats represents the survivalist instincts she likes to explore in her work. “To have these sorts of skills, it’s very empowering,” she said. “It makes me feel like I have more control over my world.”

scott seward, Friday, 27 July 2012 03:00 (ten years ago) link

Cheryl
Westchester Cty

It reminds me a bit of the Woman Warrior ( Maxine Kingston) description of the narrator's mother as a Great Eater, one who could literally and figuratively eat any dish set before her without the slightest expression of fear or disgust. But in a setting of extreme comfort, and the best condiments and disguises for the purchased rats, it doesn't seem to signify anything. Now, if all the rats had been "wild raised" in NYC and caught by the participants, that would be a better story... Or perhaps if different rats had been trapped in different restaurants, again, we could compare the effects of different restaurant fare on their taste.... Overall, ick.

scott seward, Friday, 27 July 2012 03:02 (ten years ago) link

jg
San Francisco

How is this any different from the sensationalism of TV Shows like Fear Factor. Rats are disgusting and only eaten in the worst of times. They are in fact disease ridden and thoroughly disgusting. Why does this generation insist on destroying paradigms or structures without any sensible or tangible replacements. Did they learn nothing from the Baby Boomers and the "Me" generation? I hate everything about this from it's pettiness to its barbarism to the sensationalistic and cynical nature of it. Rich people eating rats. Rich indeed.

scott seward, Friday, 27 July 2012 03:05 (ten years ago) link

comments get really real:

Sami
Long Beach, CA

This can be seen as the expected result of the gentrification of New York that has been occurring for the past 20 years or so. Rats, formerly associated with urban squalor, became reified as a kind of aesthetic signifier of "authentic" New York-ness by the post-collegiate hordes of mostly white middle class young people who flocked to places like Williamsburg in the late 90s and early 2000s. These people were ravenous for real urban life, and embraced the rat as a component of a lifestyle they sought - even as their (the gentrifiers) increasing presence destroyed that same reality by displacing working class residents and communities that had been associated with the presence of rats during the Reagan era of urban decline. This event combines the role that art plays in the gentrification process with the gentrifiers obsession with "local" food culture in an ironic glorification of their (Pyrrhic) conquest of the "urban."

scott seward, Friday, 27 July 2012 03:07 (ten years ago) link

something about eating rats that really pisses people off.

scott seward, Friday, 27 July 2012 03:07 (ten years ago) link

Sometimes I feel like the cycle of trolling and being trolled has just become a ritual for the Times style sections, like the commenters are just this chorus of people who "come to boo"

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Friday, 27 July 2012 14:59 (ten years ago) link

I mean that's what we are, basically

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Friday, 27 July 2012 15:00 (ten years ago) link

ya they know what theyre doin

lag∞n, Friday, 27 July 2012 15:02 (ten years ago) link

Sami
Long Beach, CA

This can be seen as the expected result of the gentrification of New York that has been occurring for the past 20 years or so. Rats, formerly associated with urban squalor, became reified as a kind of aesthetic signifier of "authentic" New York-ness by the post-collegiate hordes of mostly white middle class young people who flocked to places like Williamsburg in the late 90s and early 2000s. These people were ravenous for real urban life, and embraced the rat as a component of a lifestyle they sought - even as their (the gentrifiers) increasing presence destroyed that same reality by displacing working class residents and communities that had been associated with the presence of rats during the Reagan era of urban decline. This event combines the role that art plays in the gentrification process with the gentrifiers obsession with "local" food culture in an ironic glorification of their (Pyrrhic) conquest of the "urban."

― scott seward, Friday, 27 July 2012 04:07 (13 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^ rad

, Blogger (schlump), Friday, 27 July 2012 16:51 (ten years ago) link

I think we can't totally discount the possibility that this artist is trolling us too, like basically going for what that commenter is describing? I mean “I don’t care about it as art,” he said. “I care about it as something that makes me a more interesting human being.”

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Friday, 27 July 2012 16:53 (ten years ago) link

that sounds like trolling

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Friday, 27 July 2012 16:53 (ten years ago) link

i don't know, do you think that psychiatrists think their case studies are interesting as human beings, or just... interesting...?

j., Friday, 27 July 2012 17:21 (ten years ago) link

I think we can't totally discount the possibility that this artist is trolling us too, like basically going for what that commenter is describing? I mean “I don’t care about it as art,” he said. “I care about it as something that makes me a more interesting human being.”

― Will Chave (Hurting 2), Friday, 27 July 2012 16:53 (28 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this wasn't the artist, this was one of the guests

this seems totally fine to me tbh

thomp, Friday, 27 July 2012 17:26 (ten years ago) link

i hope that they get the plague and die.

KARLOR CAN FUCK ANYTHING! AND HE WILL AND HAS!!! (Eisbaer), Sunday, 29 July 2012 00:33 (ten years ago) link

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/automobiles/autoreviews/you-cant-beat-it-with-a-stick.html

Priced from $26,795, this is the ILX that screams “compromise” at the top of its little 2-liter lungs, with standard cloth seats and just 150 breathless horses from a version of the Civic engine.

seriously, THIS GUY (daria-g), Sunday, 29 July 2012 06:53 (ten years ago) link

the ILX seems limited to fans of zing-it-yourself compacts at a relatively high price.

undermikey: bidness (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 29 July 2012 07:01 (ten years ago) link

too much time on nyt

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 29 July 2012 14:11 (ten years ago) link

hey, in the interest of fair play, i read that article about the girl tavi who had the fashion blog and now has the rookie site and she seems cool and her site looks great and smart.

don't want to hate every young person in the new york times. makes me feel bad.

"in the spirit of sassy magazine" is always a good move. plus, john waters loves her and that's good enough for me.

wish more websites looked like the rookie site for real! so easy to read and navigate and pleasant to look at.

http://rookiemag.com/

scott seward, Sunday, 29 July 2012 16:27 (ten years ago) link

ya tavi is awesome

lag∞n, Sunday, 29 July 2012 16:38 (ten years ago) link

yep rookie is great and i wish i was as cool and smart at 28 as tavi is at 15/16

Roz, Sunday, 29 July 2012 16:55 (ten years ago) link

nothing to hate about tavi.

wmlynch, Sunday, 29 July 2012 18:25 (ten years ago) link

Rookie is great and I wish it was there to read when I was 12+ years old. So much better than so many teen girl mags.

Crabbits, Sunday, 29 July 2012 19:54 (ten years ago) link

LONG ILX THREADS HATE THIS ONE SIMPLE TRICK:

1. Click on the Permalink of the message right after the cutoff.

2. The URL will now contain something like "bookmarkedmessageid=3669956"

3. Change that number to something smaller and you will be jumped back to an earlier point in the thread without loading the whole thing.

― Godzilla vs. Rodan Rodannadanna (The Yellow Kid), Friday, July 27, 2012 12:52 PM (6 days ago) Bookmark

I feel dumb for not having thought of doing this myself!

Je55e, Friday, 3 August 2012 12:07 (ten years ago) link

i tried it on the long orig breaking bad thread & it didnt seem 2 work

johnny crunch, Friday, 3 August 2012 12:18 (ten years ago) link

Which part didn't work? The only maybe tricky part is that if you don't make that number small enough, you won't get any older messages. And if you make that number too small you'll be at the first messages. Usually lowering it by thousands or ten-thousands is enough.

Godzilla vs. Rodan Rodannadanna (The Yellow Kid), Friday, 3 August 2012 18:45 (ten years ago) link

i have tried it and it worked

lag∞n, Friday, 3 August 2012 18:46 (ten years ago) link

What I do with a long thread is open it at my bookmarked spot and then hit permalink on the first post while the rest is loading.

Moodles, Friday, 3 August 2012 19:51 (ten years ago) link

fyi you can also click on the permalink for the last post before the fold and then just click “view previous page"

1staethyr, Friday, 3 August 2012 20:40 (ten years ago) link

View Previous Page has only ever worked sporadically for me.

Godzilla vs. Rodan Rodannadanna (The Yellow Kid), Friday, 3 August 2012 20:46 (ten years ago) link

i enjoy that scott is all 'that tavi girl'

thomp, Friday, 3 August 2012 21:24 (ten years ago) link

View Previous Page has only ever worked sporadically for me.

― Godzilla vs. Rodan Rodannadanna (The Yellow Kid), Friday, August 3, 2012 4:46 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

smells like ok (soda) (dayo), Saturday, 4 August 2012 13:35 (ten years ago) link

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/nyregion/four-men-sharing-rent-and-friendship-for-18-years.html

men. living together.

goole, Saturday, 4 August 2012 17:57 (ten years ago) link

i was looking for a thread on like manchildren or something to post this on but i guess this is close enough because lol nytimes not so much these guys are the ruling class

buzza, Saturday, 4 August 2012 18:58 (ten years ago) link

"Shyaporn Theerakulstit, actor and audiobook narrator"

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 5 August 2012 12:46 (ten years ago) link

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/fashion/montauk-feels-the-effects-of-too-many-hipsters.html

In the meantime, longtime residents are left to harken back to that first crowd that had to endure an invasion of newcomers, the Montauket tribe. As Mr. Devlin’s wife, Eileen, joked on Friday as the restaurant prepared for another busy night, “Now I know how the Indians felt.”

Nope. No you don't.

Playoff Starts Here (san lazaro), Sunday, 5 August 2012 13:00 (ten years ago) link

it notes clearly that she was joking

lag∞n, Sunday, 5 August 2012 13:16 (ten years ago) link

yah what gives

smells like ok (soda) (dayo), Sunday, 5 August 2012 13:17 (ten years ago) link

Another showed a rifle and the words “Defend Montauk.”

printing hipster shirts against hipsters u might be a hipster

lag∞n, Sunday, 5 August 2012 13:21 (ten years ago) link

also isnt the fedora more of a broish affectation

lag∞n, Sunday, 5 August 2012 13:21 (ten years ago) link

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/nyregion/four-men-sharing-rent-and-friendship-for-18-years.html

men. living together.

― goole, Saturday, August 4, 2012 1:57 PM

this was hilarious! The comments, though, are mostly horrifying.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 5 August 2012 13:57 (ten years ago) link

quiddities thread has made me insensitive to the real articles, i want all the stupid setup cut so i can get right to the aughs

j., Sunday, 5 August 2012 15:58 (ten years ago) link

so by hipster they just mean young money?

Will Chave (Hurting 2), Sunday, 5 August 2012 16:09 (ten years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/aXnRN.jpg

well

lag∞n, Sunday, 5 August 2012 17:47 (ten years ago) link

“had a profitable pandemic”

i know it’s a common phrase but it still contains such depths of evil

― CYANIDE MUKBANG (cat), Tuesday, July 26, 2022 9:06 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

It's not like the dude profiteered off the pandemic tbf.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 27 July 2022 16:36 (two months ago) link

lol, this otoh:

While poorer families might feel the effects of inflation more deeply, they also have had the biggest wage increases and have the smallest share of their net wealth invested in financial markets.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 27 July 2022 16:37 (two months ago) link

Many of these workers got unemployment benefits during the pandemic, but the benefits didn’t pay as much as their jobs did—unlike lower-wage workers, who often got more money from unemployment benefits than from working.

aw

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 27 July 2022 16:38 (two months ago) link

that's just fucking stupid. poor people *might* have gotten bigger wage increases proportionally; they certainly did not in absolute terms

and unemployment benefits are there to help you survive, not maintain a certain lifestyle. besides, we all know that if those middle-income people made too much on unemployment they'd never go back to work, eh?

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 July 2022 17:34 (two months ago) link

clear explanation of why 1) inflation hurts those with the lowest incomes more 2) a relatively large % increase may not be enough to stop it hurting (unless it's big enough to allow you to save money, it still hurts) https://ofdollarsanddata.com/youve-been-thinking-about-inflation-all-wrong/

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 27 July 2022 18:01 (two months ago) link

Rent is driving inflation, 20% year over year in Cleveland, I wonder if this landlord increased the rents when he bought 10 units and "remodeled" them?

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 27 July 2022 18:15 (two months ago) link

I'm sorry but if you own two houses and an apartment building it does not matter to you how much gas costs. Don't get me wrong, it matters to a lot of people. But it does not matter to Mark Yu.

Also, Mark Wu is 33. He puzzles me. Before reading the article I was expecting him to be retired, but he's not, he's 33. He works as a physical therapist. The article points out he could afford to save $3,000 a month, which is $36k, so obviously he's earning more than that. He sends money to his family in the Philippines, which is spelled one-two. Accommodate is two-two. Millennium is two-two. Philippines is one-two. One-two. One-two. Mississippi is two-two-two. Accommodate is two-two. Millennium is two-two. Philippines is one-two. I work with a man from the Philippines. His name is Tim. One-two.

He sends money to his family so presumably he's not being supported by his parents. And he can afford to buy two houses - plus an apartment complex(!). The article doesn't even hint that he has a partner. Do physical therapists get paid a huge amount of money in the US? At the age of 33 he can only have been investing for 18 years, and the article implies that $36k pa was the absolute maximum he was able to invest. I realise the stock market has done well, but the sums feel wrong.

From my point of view inflation is fantastic. My maximum credit card limit is £800. My plan is to load it up with debt, and then when hyperinflation hits £800 will be nothing! Hahaha, suckers! Albeit that my real plan is to wait until just before my credit card is due to expire, then load it up with debt. Then when it expires it all gets wiped out!

Ashley Pomeroy, Wednesday, 27 July 2022 20:08 (two months ago) link

And when I say Mark Wu I mean Mark Yu. Different people. One is a neurologist who may or may not have a property portfolio. The other is a physical therapist with a property portfolio. They are two different answers to the question of how to survive in a hostile world.

Ashley Pomeroy, Wednesday, 27 July 2022 20:12 (two months ago) link

oi man alive, i maybe shoulda over-explicated a little: wasn't pointing to depths of evil in the individual dude, who's probably just average evil. more the systemic evil, and the casualness, even enthusiasm with which that evil is embraced/exploited by those who have profited (and/or hope to profit) from it.

like. the pandemic is bad. many people have died; exponentially more grieving; many suffering long-term effects from infection that may permanently debilitate them; many immunocompromised people still having to live in isolation when most everyone else has gone back to licking handrails; many healthcare workers dead, quit, burnt out; many kids had their social/scholastic development stunted (a serious concern of yours, iirc!); many people lost their jobs; many people lost their homes; a lot lot lot of people, and i cannot emphasize this enough, fucking died. and every item in that list (which is a paltry little nubbin of a list! there is so much more horrible stuff to add!) is one tiny tip of its own massive miserable iceberg of consequences.

covid has been a global catastrophe, and the rich having profited from it by further exploiting the non-rich is evil, and the system that facilitates this exploitation is evil, and that someone could think and write and publish the phrase "a profitable pandemic" and not be immediately disowned by everyone on earth makes me sad.

i would probably have done the same as mark yu :/

CYANIDE MUKBANG (cat), Wednesday, 27 July 2022 21:36 (two months ago) link

that’s so good

k3vin k., Saturday, 30 July 2022 16:49 (two months ago) link

i know therapy’s expensive - but this is ridiculous!

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 30 July 2022 21:28 (two months ago) link

Shouldn't the Times have to tag advertorials?

Ms. Nova charges $2,400 for a three-month coaching package. An annual mentorship program with Real Estate InvestHER costs $7,500.

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 30 July 2022 21:30 (two months ago) link

happiness is being a landlord?! I am so confused.

sarahell, Saturday, 30 July 2022 21:40 (two months ago) link

or is the real self-care in just owning the property and paying other people to do the work of maintaining it and taking flak from tenants, so that you can be protected from the stress of it all?

sarahell, Saturday, 30 July 2022 21:43 (two months ago) link

https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/56840731.jpg

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 30 July 2022 22:48 (two months ago) link

lol whatever

Nicholas Kristof Returns to The Times

mookieproof, Monday, 1 August 2022 20:59 (two months ago) link

V srsly read part of that as “now Kristoff is stepping up, resuming his Onion column…” and well, yeah

Warning: Choking Hazard (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 2 August 2022 00:45 (two months ago) link

https://www.wsj.com/articles/paying-400-000-for-an-executive-assistant-do-it-all-aides-are-pricier-than-ever-11659553138?mod=trending_now_news_1

https://archive.ph/Ovl3V

Put one in the W column for millennials and zoomers.

Finding millennials and Gen Zers to replace aging assistants is proving a challenge.

“I’ve heard younger people say to me, ‘I would never do what you do,’” says Tiffany Maughn, a 51-year-old executive assistant to the chief executive officer of a consulting group. “It’s almost like they don’t understand working in a service capacity for another human being. As long as it’s legal, as long as it’s safe, there’s really never a ‘no.’”

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 6 August 2022 18:26 (one month ago) link

I remember reading that Lyndon B Johnson insisted his secretary / aide / whoever follow him into the toilet and take notes while he was having a dump. Presumably as a way of establishing dominance. It's one of those things that old people did in the past that just feels bafflingly weird nowadays. Like licking a comb before combing your hair.

"Marta Baranowska says she was elevated to chief of staff after several years in a recent job but left in search of a new challenge. She would like to try serving European royalty."

Are any of the people in that article telling the truth? The interviewer refuses to press Baranowska on her age, so he presumably didn't press her on her salary. On the one hand the interview subjects are supposedly top PAs, but they seem weirdly naive. Why would anybody want to serve European royalty?

This prompted me to see if there was still a Duke or Duchess of Saxony, which led me to this chap:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael,_Prince_of_Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

What stood out was the absurdly puffed-up paragraph about the man's daughter, Leonie Mercedes Augusta Silva Elisabeth Margarethe of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Apparently she was "an Intern Photographer of Contemporary Art for Sotheby's London between January and June 2007, an Intern for "BILD" at Axel Springer SE at Frankfurt and surrounding area in September 2008, an Intern at "Tatler" in April 2009 and then an Intern for "Vogue Russia" in June 2009 both at Condé Nast International, and then again at Axel Springer SE as an Intern at the Editorial Team of "ICON Welt am Sonntag" at Berlin and surrounding area in September 2009."

After graduating she became an intern again. By emphasising all of these minor roles the paragraph implies that she's a third wheel, and she appears to have been given a sinecure job. I imagine there is an opening for a PA to the child of defunct European nobility, but are you going to earn $400,000? Your personal connections will be with people who are irrelevant and unlikely to be relevant again.

Ashley Pomeroy, Saturday, 6 August 2022 18:48 (one month ago) link

idiomatic favorites of copy editors at the NYT which I have used on occasion (but infrequently!) and for which at least once I was reprimanded:

horse trading
outsized

youn, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 11:40 (one month ago) link

NYT: Meet the Rich Cokeheads Whose Parents We Know

— Patrick Cosmos (@veryimportant) August 9, 2022

made entirely of styrofoam (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 10 August 2022 08:58 (one month ago) link

Being a cokehead is probably the most relatable thing these people do

President Keyes, Wednesday, 10 August 2022 16:17 (one month ago) link

These people are so fucking lame my god - if you have a guilty conscience about being professionally useless at least do Works or something. They can’t even be Catholic without being Protestant pic.twitter.com/LaSRZbAoye

— bad vibes coordinator (@dkulchar) August 9, 2022

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 10 August 2022 16:22 (one month ago) link

"Beat", that's another word that annoys me. I get the idea. It's journalism-ese, presumably a reference to the police. But "the podcast covers X" is slightly easier to type and conveys the same meaning. It's just better. And that's official.

In my opinion slang has three uses. Firstly it expresses something that's otherwise inexpressible, but that doesn't work in this context. Secondly it demonstrates that the writer is "cool", "gas", and "with it", but again that doesn't work because "beat" is overused and anodyne. It's so overused that it's barely slang any more.

And thirdly slang can be a fun stylistic quirk or literary flourish - reading is a voluptuous pleasure - but there's nothing fun or stylish about that tweet. And fourthly slang can condense language to fit a small space, but I have scientifically destroyed that argument. So that's three points plus a fourth, bonus point.

Checkmate, atheists. Checkmate.

Ashley Pomeroy, Wednesday, 10 August 2022 19:35 (one month ago) link

I'm assuming that because the writer called the podcast "trendy" they decided to use some hep language to convey trendiness. Therefore you associate the podcast with someone cool, who covers a beat--like a policeman!

President Keyes, Wednesday, 10 August 2022 19:47 (one month ago) link

I am treating my family to a special vacation in Alaska. My grandson, 28, and his wife are unable to join us; they are expecting a baby soon. I’m sorry they can’t come, but I was shocked when my grandson asked me for a cash gift equal to what I would have spent for them to join us on the trip. He suggested I donate the money to the baby’s college fund. I am stunned! I was happy to help them with wedding expenses and part of the down payment on their first home. But I told him this is not how life works. Was I wrong?

POPSY

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 11 August 2022 09:59 (one month ago) link

What's the play here? If you're 28, your grandparent has got to be old enough that you're going to get that cash in the near term anyway.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 11 August 2022 13:42 (one month ago) link

I am shocked, shocked that my grandson would want money.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Thursday, 11 August 2022 13:44 (one month ago) link

you're going to get that cash in the near term anyway.

Especially if we're talking about when someone now a baby goes to college! Just wait! What, you think you can invest it better than grandma and grandpa? They're in position to book an Alaska cruise for an entire extended family, so probably not!

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 11 August 2022 15:06 (one month ago) link

i mean yeah but also, grandpa, just say of course, we’d like nothing better, and be done with it, and you’ll have done something that makes everyone happy. instead of this, which is bad!

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 11 August 2022 16:05 (one month ago) link

Or just say no, and then don't write into the NYT parading how you put your entitled grandson in his place.

jmm, Thursday, 11 August 2022 16:38 (one month ago) link

yes pretty much any other option

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 11 August 2022 16:55 (one month ago) link

Dear Ethicist, my question is that I have an axe to grind.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 11 August 2022 17:01 (one month ago) link

"Is Popsy gone yet?"

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Thursday, 11 August 2022 17:05 (one month ago) link

Only Murders in the Building have you hankering for the Upper West Side? These sheet-pan rugelach will make you think you're at Zabar's.

— New York Times Pitchbot (@DougJBalloon) August 17, 2022

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 18 August 2022 09:22 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

The quiddity and agony of your kitchen needing a kitchen

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/16/realestate/back-kitchen-scullery.html

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 16 September 2022 17:46 (two weeks ago) link

lol this article is literally about quiddities and agonies of the ruling class: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/16/nyregion/trinity-grace-church-school.html

First paragraph:

As we have seen over and over in recent years, privilege is in crisis. Undone by guilt, jittery about an authority it is not eager to relinquish, lost in internal conflicts and contradictions, privilege has earnestly worked to rebrand itself, at times alienated its longstanding constituents, backtracked, corrected, wrung its hands.

It doesn't get better.

My god that may actually be too irritating to read in full, and I tried

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 18 September 2022 16:30 (two weeks ago) link

Privilege is in crisis and Something Must Be Done.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Sunday, 18 September 2022 16:31 (two weeks ago) link

I'm out of free articles, but that is quite a headline

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 18 September 2022 16:42 (two weeks ago) link

Gonna be honest with you, reading that article came at a cost even for us NYT subscribers

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 18 September 2022 16:49 (two weeks ago) link

"Is Popsy gone yet?"

― immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Thursday, August 11, 2022 1:05 PM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgiJ0OS9LwU

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Sunday, 18 September 2022 17:21 (two weeks ago) link

What to do when you inherit a château https://t.co/KDMwHgCPru

— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) September 17, 2022

papal hotwife (milo z), Sunday, 18 September 2022 20:44 (two weeks ago) link

not if but when

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 18 September 2022 21:55 (two weeks ago) link

finally someone who understands my bat corridor needs

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Monday, 19 September 2022 00:25 (two weeks ago) link

New York is a place singularly obsessed with reinventing its own rituals and power moves — and there’s nothing like sharing agnolotti with friends before dusk on a Tuesday to demonstrate you’re a master of your own universe

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/20/t-magazine/eating-early-new-york-restaurants.html

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 September 2022 20:01 (two weeks ago) link

wait till they meet my grandma, she eats so early they’ll probably give her her own column

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 01:41 (two weeks ago) link

As tenants face increasingly high rents, publicly traded corporate landlords are reporting some of their highest margins ever. For smaller landlords, the situation can look very different. https://t.co/iLNvpR4UB6

— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 27, 2022

Just a small lil landlord of 6000 units

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 28 September 2022 22:36 (one week ago) link


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