This seems like as good an occasion as any to celebrate the descriptions of Zooey that Gawker has been using in their daily Zooey Deschanel roundup:
“If the site as a whole is growing in both audience and reputation, we can afford for some writers to take time off from the news grind to work on a story or opinion piece that will transform the debate or win the internet. It’s more satisfying both to writers and readers that way. Relentless and cynical traffic-trawling is bad for the soul. Yes, I just said that.”
— Nick Denton, 1/5/2012
I really need to know when Top Chef comes back so I can be sure to take Thursdays off so that I can get drunk and liveblog the show on Wednesday nights like I used to. NEED IT LIKE AIR.
Except I’d have to figure out a way back into my Gawker account to participate in the liveblog. Stupid Gawker. NO I CAN’T JUST OPEN A NEW ACCOUNT I NEED MY STAR.
Say what you will about Gawker, but going back and reading through all the Trade Roundups I’ve missed over the past couple of weeks still makes me laugh myself stupid.
God bless you, Richard Lawson.
Alleged Earth human Tom Cruise has just gotten himself involved with a new project, this one based on a book series about “policeman-turned-drifter” Jack Reacher. Aha. Jack Reacher. Let’s see: About the role, Cruise said “The character’s pretty flat in the books, so I’d really like Reacher rounder. I said to the writers, ‘Please, give me Reacher rounder.’ It’s what I want so bad.” Yeah? Is that it? Is that the joke we do here?
morninggloria replied to your photo: By the way, wasn’t the Gawker redesign supposed to…
It works best in chrome.
I use Chrome at home, but I’m at work right now and don’t have a choice.
By the way, wasn’t the Gawker redesign supposed to make it run faster and more smoothly? Because this is what I get every single time I try to visit Gawker. Then I hit “refresh” and five minutes later the page is there. Then I click an article I want to read and go to the bathroom, and hopefully by the time I get back to my desk it’s loaded, but usually not. Piece of suck.
From the comments of that Awl list - “27 TV Shows They Killed Too Early, In Order Of Heartbreak.”
It’s like when immigrants would run into people in the tenements they knew back in the old country.
The Wrap is claiming that Jennifer Lawrence has officially landed the role of Katniss in the much-anticipated Hunger Games movie, based on the book series about a bunch of twentysomething adults becoming slobbery teen fiction addicts who can’t shut up about which hottie boombalottie is going to play sweetass Finnick. I can’t imagine I know anyone like that, no siree, but I’ve heard that some twentysomethings have been feverishly reading every post about this movie and having conversations in bars, actual bars where adults go to drink alcohol and have adult conversations, about this very topic. How embarrassing for them! (Also: at a restaurant for adults with another adult last night, I heard that Hunter Parrish might be in the running for the role of Peeta. If that’s the case, I’ll just say that, uh, hey Suzanne Collins. It’s not too late to add a thirty-page scene where Peeta is naked the whole time and does a lot of kissing with Gale. Just saying.)
Latest frustrating thing about neue-Gawker:
No easy way to go back and read the old Blind Items from while I was away. You click the Blind Items tag and the right hand sidebar gives you the list of articles. Click one and you can read it just fine, but no comments (guesses to the answers). Click “show comments” and the right hand sidebar goes back to the list of today’s articles. Now you have to find the tag again to find more articles, then you click to view the comments and you lose the links to the other BIs. Very frustrating cycle.