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Liste: 50 Reasons to Be Pretty Damn Euphoric You Live in New York City

Posted in reise by materialisten on 16/11/2010

47. There is always someone crazier than you. ALWAYS.

36. Whatever you need, whenever you need it, there is someone who will bring it to you for a price, which may or may not be negotiable. (Or legal.)

34. There are almost 200 bars in the East Village alone.

26. Smart people are the norm, not the exception. (Which doesn’t mean they’re sane, but at least no one’s boring.)

25. Except in select ‘hoods like Park Slope and perhaps the Upper West Side, children are viewed as mysterious beings, rarely sighted and only occasionally understood, like pixies or magical small butlers. Until they scream, in which case, they are banished from the palace.

9. Jaywalking is an art form.

7. Subway «prewalking,» in which you walk to the exact right spot on the platform to board the train car that will save you the most time upon exit, exists and has a name. Gotta respect.

6. You can be alone, but never feel lonely. And vice versa. But if you die and aren’t found until a year later, you won’t be the first.

 

The Village voice: 50 Reasons to Be Pretty Damn Euphoric You Live in New York City

The Big Picture: NYC and Las Vegas from above, at night
 

50 things that are being killed by the internet

Posted in Generelt, teknologi by materialisten on 10/03/2010

The internet has wrought huge changes on our lives – both positive and negative – in the fifteen years since its use became widespread.

50 things that are being killed by the internet
Fin-fin og omfattende samling av ting som er nær døden eller som allerede tilhører historiebøkene. Framskritt <3

Lister: The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master

Posted in Generelt by materialisten on 28/03/2009

75 skills

Esquire har smelt sammen en liste over egenskaper en mann bør besitte. Jeg setter pris på følgende:

6. Know at least one musical group as well as is possible. One guy at your table knows where Cobain was born and who his high school English teacher was. Another guy can argue the elegant extended trope of Liquid Swords with GZA himself. This is how it should be. Music does not demand agreement. Rilo Kiley. Nina Simone. Whitesnake. Fugazi. Otis Redding. Whatever. Choose. Nobody likes a know-it-all, because 1) you can’t know it all and 2) music offers distinct and private lessons. So pick one. Except Rilo Kiley. I heard they broke up.

8. Not monopolize the conversation.

9. Write a letter. So easy. So easily forgotten. A five-paragraph structure works pretty well: Tell why you’re writing. Offer details. Ask questions. Give news. Add a specific memory or two. If your handwriting is terrible, type. Always close formally.

13. Throw a punch. Close enough, but not too close. Swing with your shoulders, not your arm. Long punches rarely land squarely. So forget the roundhouse. You don’t have a haymaker. Follow through; don’t pop and pull back. The length you give the punch should come in the form of extension after the point of contact. Just remember, the bones in your hand are small and easy to break. You’re better off striking hard with the heel of your palm. Or you could buy the guy a beer and talk it out.

22. Give a woman an orgasm so that he doesn’t have to ask after it. Otherwise, ask after it.

38. Tell a joke. Here’s one:  Two guys are walking down a dark alley when a mugger approaches them and demands their money. They both grudgingly pull out their wallets and begin taking out their cash. Just then, one guy turns to the other, hands him a bill, and says, «Hey, here’s that $20 I owe you.»

55. Point to the north at any time. If you have a watch, you can point the hour hand at the sun. Then find the point directly between the hour hand and the 12. That’s south. The opposite direction is, of course, north

56. Create a play-list in which ten seemingly random songs provide a secret message to one person.

73. Caress a woman’s neck. Back of your fingers, in a slow fan.

 
Synes denne var flott, men den er absolutt ikke et must:
32. Describe a glass of wine in one sentence without using the terms nutty, fruity, oaky, finish, or kick. I once stood in a wine store in West Hollywood where the owner described a pinot noir he favored as «a night walk through a wet garden.» I bought it. I went to my hotel and drank it by myself, looking at the flickering city with my feet on the windowsill. I don’t know which was more right, the wine or the vision that he placed in my head. Point is, it was right.
 
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