Time to Gloat

After having been ranked second for many years in a row, University of V

East Lawn, surrounding the Lawn at the Univers...Image via Wikipedia

irginia has officially gained its rightful spot on top of the undergraduate b-school rankings. Business Week has rated UVA el numero uno because we rock and stuff. Wahoowa! Private schools can eat donkey :).
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Bobby "The Page" Jindal

You weren't the only one who thought that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal came off sounding a little more Kenneth "The Page", then 2012 Presidential candidate. He's got time.

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The East Coast of Berkeley

Excellent NYT profile about "The Gourmet Ghetto" of NYC. Brooklyn's got pigs, pickles, beer, coffee and chocolate. What more could a foodie ask for?

The East Coast of Berkeley

Here are ways to find the Brooklyn artisans and merchants in the article.

BEDFORD CHEESE SHOP 229 Bedford Avenue (North Fourth Street), Williamsburg; (718) 599-7588 or bedfordcheeseshop.com.

BLUE APRON FOODS 814 Union Street (Seventh Avenue), Park Slope; (718) 230-3180.

BROOKLYN BREWERY 79 North 11th Street (Wythe Avenue), Williamsburg; (718) 486-7422 or brooklynbrewery.com.

BROOKLYN FLEA 76 and 81 Front Street (Main Street), Dumbo, through March; starting in April, Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Lafayette Avenue between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues, Fort Greene; brooklynflea.com.

BROOKLYN KITCHEN 616 Lorimer Street (Skillman Avenue), Williamsburg; (718) 389-2982 or thebrooklynkitchen.com.

CUT BROOKLYN cutbrooklyn.com.

FINE & RAW fineandraw.com.

GORILLA COFFEE 97 Fifth Avenue (Park Place), Park Slope; (718) 230-3244 or gorillacoffee.com.

GREENE GRAPE PROVISIONS 753 Fulton Street (South Portland Avenue), Fort Greene; (718) 797-9463 or brooklyn.greenegrape.com.

MARLOW & SONS 81 Broadway (Berry Street), Williamsburg; (718) 384-1441 or marlowandsons.com.

MARLOW & DAUGHTERS 95 Broadway (Berry Street), Williamsburg; (718) 388-5700 or marlowanddaughters.com.

MAST BROTHERS CHOCOLATE 105A North Third Street (Berry Street), Williamsburg; (718) 388-2625 or mastbrotherschocolate.com.

MCCLURE’S PICKLES mcclurespickles.com.

PRIME MEATS STORE 187 1/2 Luquer Street (Court Street), Carroll Gardens; (718) 254-0327.

SALVATORE BKLYN salvatorebklyn.com.

SIXPOINT CRAFT ALES 40 Van Dyke Street (Dwight Street), Red Hook; sixpointcraftales.com.

SPUYTEN DUYVIL GROCERY 218 Bedford Avenue (North Fifth Street), Williamsburg; (718) 384-1520.

STINKY BKLYN 261 Smith Street (Degraw Street), Carroll Gardens; (718) 522-7425 or stinkybklyn.com.

URBAN RUSTIC 236 North 12th Street (Driggs Avenue), Williamsburg; (718) 388-9444 or urbanrusticnyc.com.

WHEELHOUSE PICKLES wheelhousepickles.com.

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Phoenix Decending

Joaquin Phoenix rambled out a incomprehensible, but trainwreck interesting, performance last night on David Letterman. Heroin or a quick nitrous hit? You decide.
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Fatty Fatty Two by Four

I guess someone else was as disturbed as I was by the nub-legged, porkers being carried around on hover scooters in Wall-E... we're not too far from that reality. This is Why You're Fat is a new web site showcasing fried pizza, sloppy joes on a donut and more. One of my favs - the Double Bacon Hamburger Fatty Melt. Yum.

Brad Pitt is a Basterd

Okay, I'm ready to forgive Brad Pitt for his maudlin turn in "Benjamin Button". I'm ready to see some Inglorious Basterds.

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Barack Obama is tired of your motherfucking shit

I'm re-posting a fab little find (thx, MC). Presidents cursing is always funny.

Re-post: Barack Obama is tired of your motherfucking shit
If you’ve ever read President Obama’s Dreams From My Father, good for you. I couldn’t get past the foreword.

I wish I had. Because today I discovered that there’s a fairly juicy little subplot in the book, involving one of Obama’s high school friends.

Ray, a fellow classmate of Obama’s, was also bi-racial, and also trying to define himself. But what set him apart was his colorful manner of self-expression. Ray cursed like a motherfucker.

This would all be snickerworthy enough, but it turns out that Obama actually read the audiobook version of Dreams From My Father.

And that means he read Ray’s quotes.

And that means you’re about to hear the President of United States using language that would finish Cheney off once and for all.


NOTE: I didn’t actually make these recordings. I found them in an mp3 sharing thread yesterday and uploaded them for your bi-partisan pleasure.

icon for podpress This shit's getting way too complicated for me [0:02m]: Hide Player | Play in Popup | Download

icon for podpress Ignorant Motherfuckers [0:03m]: Hide Player | Play in Popup | Download

icon for podpress That guy ain't shit. Sorry ass motherfucker [0:05m]: Hide Player | Play in Popup | Download

icon for podpress Sure, you can have my number baby! [0:02m]: Hide Player | Play in Popup | Download

icon for podpress You ain't my bitch, nigga. [0:03m]: Hide Player | Play in Popup | Download

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Politically Saavy

Well, I'm not, but Cousin John is. Trying to help him figure out how to get his political cartoons published. Any clues, anyone?

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Sony's Latest Stupid, Piece of Sh*t Gadget

Almost as many curse words as the Soprano's 27-minute swear operetta, Sony's latest piece of sh*t gadget is available now.

Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn't Fucking Work

Shiver Me Timbers, I'm a Pirate

Clever parody of the NYTimes ads here, but also a good candidate for the new Culture Event O' The Month. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory sing-a-long anyone? Doggonit, too bad we're out of town for that one!

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I Love Jesus But I Drink A Little

Oh dear Jesus, this is precious.

Aculturated and Good Read I Will Be

B and I have decided to do at least one "cultural thing" a month. You know, take advantage of New York City and all. He's in charge of February so not sure what we're on to this month, but open to any ideas. In the meantime, I'm going share with y'all all the books that I want to read. After I finish Samaritan, Omnivore's Dilemma and Beautiful Children, the next up is Lost City of Z. Written by a New Yorker journalist, it explores the 'fascinating' tale of a British explorer who was on a quest to find El Dorado! in the Amazon jungle and was lost to the world in 1925. Brad Pitt has already snapped up the movie rights.

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Slumdog Millionaire ... Not Just A Movie

I was among the masses who thought Slumdog Millionaire one of the best movies of 2009 (there

13th Compound, Dharavi.Image by lecercle via Flickr

wasn't much competition), but it is easy to forget that such abject poverty depicted in the movies beginning scenes are real and heartbreaking. The San Jose Mercury News put together this interesting video showcasing real slumdog scenes. Let us not forget the truth upon which the fiction was based.
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