jul 12

nyc bound

Alright hipsters, now's your chance to wrangle with your midwestern nightmare. I will be in New York City very soon -- July 15-19. Each day already has an event attached to it (HiFi on Friday, Siren Music Festival on Saturday, Eyebeam on Sunday, Chuck's book launch party on Monday), but if you drop me an email, we can probably find a place to meetup.


So I'm watching the Daily Show yesterday and I'm instantly concentrating on the new set. I understand what they're trying to do -- move away from being a night time talk show set (think Johnny Carson) and be more of a conversation set (think Charlie Rose). That part doesn't bother me. But the graphics are just weird. Dana Stevens at Slate was freaked out.

Who cares that Paris and Nicole aren't on speaking terms -- they're still being forced to do a tv show together.


A long academic paper that studies students' motives for using RateMyProfessors.com. There's irony in there somewhere.


Today I downgraded my Netflix account to the two-movies-at-a-time option because I was using my three-movies option enough. But now, HackingNetflix discovers that Netflix' download service may be coming soon, which makes me wonder what the pricing would be.

I haven't watched much yet, but I'm immediately excited by some new machinima: This Spartan Life, which is a live talk show using the Halo engine. Future of the Book has a profile.

Kevin Smith has a blog.

The trailer for Wedding Crashers lets up you upload a picture of yourself and become one of the characters. It's gimmicky, but it also has beginnings of a good idea.

Trailer to Shopgirl, based on a Steve Martin novella, also starring Claire Danes and Jason Schwartzman. Funny, I didn't think of Lost in Translation until the font for the titles appeared.


Wired News on the new alternate-reality game, Perplex City.


hard to tell by the trailer, but it looked nothing like the book :D wish they'd done the pleasure of my co. instead! (or better yet curious incident :) cheers!

posted by glory at 9:50 PM on July 13, 2005

RE: "Trailer Crashers", you can actually view every trailer than anyone decided to "save and send" by using http://www.weddingcrashersmovie.com/crashthistrailer/index.htm?id= and plugging in numbers at the end. I'm saddened to see that most people seem to have used their own faces as instructed. My first thought, for no apparent reason, was George Soros and John Kerry. No idea.

posted by dekadetia at 10:09 PM on July 13, 2005

dekadetia, that's awesome.

posted by Rex at 10:19 PM on July 13, 2005

I did mine with my beagle, Colby.

posted by Tom at 11:07 PM on July 13, 2005

the word "hipster" needs to die like 1987. please tell me you arent using that word seriously.

posted by Anonymous at 10:24 AM on July 20, 2005

Did You See This?

Not only is Rex using the word hipster (see anonymous comment above this one), he's living the life of the Imagined Hipster. Goes to New York, hobnobs with a bunch wannabe musicians (aka: rock writers) and downs loads of drinks.
I think Rex would tell you that he's using the word "hipster" in a funny, mocking sort of way, but if you take a look at this, you might start to wonder why he uses such a word. It's like Walter Mondale saying "Where's the beef?" during the '84 campaign. In reality, many Americans only remember him for that.
Did you have fun in New York, Rex? Tell us all the sordid details of your trip...
truly lovingly,

posted by alpobreath at 12:01 PM on July 20, 2005

in response to the Gawker piece, those people are wankers. They're just jealous. Don't let them spoil NYC for you.

posted by chitty at 5:58 PM on July 20, 2005

at least they don't use the word "hipster"...

posted by Anonymous at 9:57 AM on July 21, 2005

what other word can be used to describe said people? Ironically or not, hipster is all we have...

posted by Anonymous at 11:36 AM on July 21, 2005

as much as we (and i'm too old to be a hipster, "my kind" has been lovingly dubbed a "indie yuppie" according to stereogum) all don't want to be "labeled", the hipster "sticker" is still being applied (pun way intended) and obvs. is still a marketable trend/lifestyle/fact whatever. according to some of the pics and post, "bagboy" may be a new trendy description and "hipster" may have new meaning (said bagboy's bag rests on boy's hip). and, i don't care what anyone thinks or says, cool *hip* "designer" glasses look damned sexy, boy or girl.

posted by melina at 7:03 PM on July 21, 2005

did they really intentionally spell your blog name incorrectly? oh, how horrendous! fiLmoculous? for shame...

posted by me, again at 7:11 PM on July 21, 2005

those eyesglass frames are fierce. i appreciate sally jesse for bringing them to the forefront of hipster chic. rexypoo must have popped a lens as this blog hasnt been updated since forever. sidebar: i didnt know pearlvision had a aging emo line.

posted by hipster at 3:59 PM on July 22, 2005

yeah, when are we hearing a retaliation and/or the real account of the party?!

posted by chitty at 5:40 PM on July 22, 2005

actually, hipster, lenscrafters debuted the line. i hear beck and courteney cox arquette might be on board as spokespeople! that's so way awesome--snap!

posted by sexy senior emoette at 4:25 PM on July 23, 2005

hi Britney i like how u dance and sing. plz im one of your fan that u cant find eny were else! plz write to me plz! alexandraselezneva@virgilio!!please please please please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by Alexandra at 10:52 AM on July 30, 2005

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