Sunday, May 23, 2010

All the Palumbos in the world

There are so many Stephanie Palumbos on the internet. This is a relatively new phenomenon; there weren't half as many results when I Googled my name a year ago. Other Stephanie Palumbos out there - do you Google yourselves and find me? Do you feel uneasy about the other Stephanie Palumbos in the world, like I do?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Things people said after witnessing the failed car bomb in Times Square

"I feel like I'm on a TV show. Where is Denzel Washington?"

“I got free ice cream, they gave us crayons to color with."
(17 year old girl)

“It’s almost the equivalent of a $150 show.”
(After not getting into the Broadway play Next to Normal)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Possibly Living People

Wikipedia has a category for Possibly Living People with 1,873 entries.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


"I've come to think of Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version."
Don DeLillo

Thursday, May 13, 2010


A zoo in India is putting its animals on display after they die.

Monday, May 10, 2010


Joanna Newsom on Lady Gaga:

"I'm mystified by the laziness of people looking at how she presents herself, and somehow assuming that implies there's a high level of intelligence in the songwriting. Her approach to image is really interesting, but you listen to the music, and you just hear glow sticks. Smart outlets for musical journalism give her all this credit, like she's the new Madonna [...] Although I'm coming from a perspective of also thinking Madonna is not great at all. I'm like, fair enough: she is the new Madonna, but Madonna's a dumb-ass!

"I may have contradicted myself. My problem isn't actually with Lady Gaga. But there's not much in her music to distinguish it from other glossy, formulaic pop. She just happens to wear slightly weirder outfits than Britney Spears. But they're not that weird-- they're mostly just skimpy. She's fully marketing her body/sexuality; she's just doing it while wearing, like, a 'fierce' telephone hair-hat. Her sexuality has no scuzziness, no frank raunchiness, in the way that, say, Peaches, or even Grace Jones, have-- she's Arty Spice! And, meanwhile, she seems to take herself so oddly seriously, the way she talks about her music in the third person, like she's Brecht or something. She just makes me miss Cyndi Lauper. [...] I shouldn't have called Madonna a dumb-ass. Her music and she have just gotten so boring to me, this last decade. I think maybe she doesn't hold her money very gracefully, the way some people can't hold their drink. But one thing she is surely not is dumb."

In my opinion, she's dead on.


Buffalo bones in Detroit, 1880

Start over


Thanks, Shane.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Nothing to fear

"I wrote a secular requiem, where there's nothing to fear in the afterlife, so I just had everybody sleep, cause I like sleep."
Kurt Vonnegut