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@WhiteGirlProblems Interviewed

TC: Babe, you have over 60,000 followers? Are you surprised by your success?

BW: No.

— Thought Catalog interviews @whitegirlproblems

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"The Internet" by Isabelle Rogers, age 12 (From Can You Draw the Internet?)
By contrast, our take:

via this crazy post. 

"The Internet" by Isabelle Rogers, age 12 (From Can You Draw the Internet?)

By contrast, our take:

via this crazy post

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[BLANK of the Day]: Ironic Take on the Ironic Hipster Video of the Day: Two Hipsters and a Bong

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[BLANK]s OF THE DAY: Photos Used in Blog Posts About Testing For STDs with Your Smartphone of the Day

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Pee On Your Phone to Test For STDs

Gives a whole new meaning to status update. Have Herpes? Pee on Your Phone to Find Out

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youngmanhattanite:

What will we laugh, cry and talk about it when they erase all of our shared experiences?
# # #
Why are we talking about Sassy Magazine again? orson welles sinister clapping dot gif fade to black dot pdf “Fuck White People” - Som cool guy how can there be a reading if nobody reads “People still read the Awl?” —Jacob Lodwick, in Bushwick My name is Bra Nascent and I read the internet. “Wait, his name is *Bard*?!” —Michael Orell, while photoshopping Rex over a Busted Tees model Hey Not-Davis that was some next-level daylight savings glogging. ‘interior semiotics’ has not been topped as far as filmed audience reactions go “I CAME FOR THE COMING, GENERALLY” -crying Jon Boener Dude we still have Sparks down here. #NEW YORK #LEAVE IT 50 REASONS TO PAD YOUR POST COUNT 50-18. SPARKS. 17. THE GREENMARKET. 16.-1. PROFIT. all other email threads: obsolete Should we start a kickstarter thing for Tyler? Srsly. I mean he’s white and all, but the kid needs a break. I’m sure we could raise the $200 or whatever (okay, $700, he lives in NY now) in about five minutes on Tumblr. Has Boehner Party been used it? well that first mr bungle record SUCKS A LOT, despite the john zorn union label THE DUDES IN A ROOM SIGNAL HAS BEEN LIGHTED. Today’s takeaway: You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory (Don’t Try) GLAD WE COULD SOLVE SOMETHING WITH OUR HITACHI ATTACH No end to my joy about New York City The being at a casino-hotel on the Jersey shore. No end. What would happen if Tim Harrington was in the same place at the same time with Will Oldham? Do you guys talk about how you lived in Queens like back when there were only Redbirds on the 7 line and you could still get good Indian food in Jackson Heights? “I lived in NaNoWriMo before it was gentrified.” - Som white dude #only ever been to the airport. I wish I could fit my head inside my avatar. I guess there’s papiermache, but TC;WF. Maybe I can just put it on my hand and puppetize. Stay indie. With officially licensed products from the Warners corporation. My deceased Grandfather-in-Law was a Teamster, I believe. UAW also. can someone do a shop of the word “LOKO” so it looks like popular tv show “LOST” The proper terminology is “marco,” dude. my other bumper sticker is a website that runs this joke into the ground Do you guys talk about how you lived in Queens like back when there were only Redbirds on the 7 line and you could still get good Indian food in Jackson Heights? “This one time I walked into Momofuku Noodle Bar and Bill Murray was drinking a JOOSE. He looked at me and said, ‘But for G stim consider Hitachi with G attach.’” “LIKE” b/w how did “live reblog the situation” not catch on?? #AGE  #REFERENCE IT #JOURNALISM! SOMETHING SOMETHING GROUP PORTRAIT HOLDING JEFF OTT OVER THE GW BRIDGE SOMETHING Nobody’s Gotta Live Do you guys talk about how you lived in Queens like back when there were only Redbirds on the 7 line and you could still get good Indian food in Jackson Heights?

We have this post on vinyl. 

youngmanhattanite:

What will we laugh, cry and talk about it when they erase all of our shared experiences?

# # #

Why are we talking about Sassy Magazine again?
orson welles sinister clapping dot gif
fade to black dot pdf
“Fuck White People” - Som cool guy
how can there be a reading if nobody reads
“People still read the Awl?” —Jacob Lodwick, in Bushwick
My name is Bra Nascent and I read the internet.
“Wait, his name is *Bard*?!” —Michael Orell, while photoshopping Rex over a Busted Tees model
Hey Not-Davis that was some next-level daylight savings glogging.
‘interior semiotics’ has not been topped as far as filmed audience reactions go
“I CAME FOR THE COMING, GENERALLY” -crying Jon Boener
Dude we still have Sparks down here. #NEW YORK #LEAVE IT
50 REASONS TO PAD YOUR POST COUNT
50-18. SPARKS.
17. THE GREENMARKET.
16.-1. PROFIT.
all other email threads: obsolete
Should we start a kickstarter thing for Tyler? Srsly. I mean he’s white and all, but the kid needs a break. I’m sure we could raise the $200 or whatever (okay, $700, he lives in NY now) in about five minutes on Tumblr.
Has Boehner Party been used it?
well that first mr bungle record SUCKS A LOT, despite the john zorn union label
THE DUDES IN A ROOM SIGNAL HAS BEEN LIGHTED.
Today’s takeaway: You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory (Don’t Try)
GLAD WE COULD SOLVE SOMETHING WITH OUR HITACHI ATTACH
No end to my joy about New York City The being at a casino-hotel on the Jersey shore. No end.
What would happen if Tim Harrington was in the same place at the same time with Will Oldham?
Do you guys talk about how you lived in Queens like back when there were only Redbirds on the 7 line and you could still get good Indian food in Jackson Heights?
“I lived in NaNoWriMo before it was gentrified.” - Som white dude
#only ever been to the airport.
I wish I could fit my head inside my avatar. I guess there’s papiermache, but TC;WF. Maybe I can just put it on my hand and puppetize.
Stay indie. With officially licensed products from the Warners corporation.
My deceased Grandfather-in-Law was a Teamster, I believe. UAW also.
can someone do a shop of the word “LOKO” so it looks like popular tv show “LOST”
The proper terminology is “marco,” dude.
my other bumper sticker is a website that runs this joke into the ground
Do you guys talk about how you lived in Queens like back when there were only Redbirds on the 7 line and you could still get good Indian food in Jackson Heights?
“This one time I walked into Momofuku Noodle Bar and Bill Murray was drinking a JOOSE. He looked at me and said, ‘But for G stim consider Hitachi with G attach.’”
“LIKE” b/w how did “live reblog the situation” not catch on??
#AGE #REFERENCE IT
#JOURNALISM!
SOMETHING SOMETHING GROUP PORTRAIT HOLDING JEFF OTT OVER THE GW BRIDGE SOMETHING
Nobody’s Gotta Live
Do you guys talk about how you lived in Queens like back when there were only Redbirds on the 7 line and you could still get good Indian food in Jackson Heights?

We have this post on vinyl. 

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The D Theory

This is a guest post by Phil Johnson, a local musician of Boulder, Colorado.

With the release of the new iPod Touch and Nano, humankind has come one step closer to the inevitable: the ‘D.’

The ‘D,’ it is theorized, will be a personal electronic device of some kind that contains all of the user’s digital information: music, photos, video, contacts, documents, etc. The ‘D’ not only holds this information, but can both record/create, share and present it to others. Of course Mr Jobbs will argue that the iPhone 4 is already capable of doing “all this and more!” But, the ‘D’ isn’t just a cellphone with a camera attached to it. The ‘D’ is your primary camera, your HD video camera, your full word processor and presentation software and your best and only place for your contacts and social network data. The ‘D’ means that the only other electronic device you’ll own will be an aging and dusty desktop computer somewhere in the bowels of your home.

As all this is mere “speculation,” one might ask, “How do you know civilization will buy into this seemingly extreme public exposure and added societal ties?” Surely a backlash, a renaissance of existentialist rebellion, will purify our new age yuppies and hipsters and save us from this inevitable future of digital self-hood. I’m afraid not. You see, underlying all our “organic” wishes (when we cut our six-pack soda rings and quit-Facebook for-lent-isms) is the real world and the D-theory.

The theory simply states that as our access to knowledge and communication increases through technology, our dependency on these devices are equally increased. When the iPhone came out, emails, photos, music and social data now could suddenly be stored on one device that went where ever you went. Aside from the practicality of conducting business on the fly, with communication and knowledge flowing at an ever faster pace we all became dependent on our smart phones.

But if you thought the iPhone and other smart phones of today have a grip on your lives, just wait. The D will be here very soon and no iPhone or Crackberry will dare compete. The D, in the physical world, will only be a 1” x 1” x 1” cube (see “artist’s rendition”). Four of the sides will be small touchscreens similar to to newly announced iPod Nano. One of the remaining sides will be a lens that can record videos, take photos and project both on to any surface, including 3D projections. With a compact projector at your fingertips, then you’ll be able to view any of your media on any suitable wall or surface and make all the on the fly editing one desires.

The D will be so compact that the industry will likely have to reinvent the standard 1/8th inch headphone jack. In fact, wires would only taint the beauty of the clean cube. The ‘D’ will not only be free of physical buttons but also without jacks. All interfacing will be done using the touch screens or the projections (i.e. a projected keyboard). Audio will be transmitted wirelessly to headphones. Data to your TV or home computer will be transferred not through the soon-to-be-archaic Bluetooth technology, but through the much more amped “Black Fang.” Even charging your D will come from a dock that suspends the D in a magnetic field. This isn’t a Steve Jobbs wet dream but rather the inevitable future as told by the D-theory.

As all the euphoric possibilities swim through your head, I will admit one likely downside to this device. Essentially everyone’s digital lives will be accessed through their D which will make them very valuable; so valuable that loosing your D during a drunken bender will have far more severe consequences than getting tossed in the pool with your clothes and iPhone. Insurance for the D may be an offshoot business for some of the D manufactures not to mention the ring of Russian identity thieves will love to become part of futuristic pic pocketing. Until then!

UPDATE: So it begins.

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What Will a Post-Am Appy Blogosphere Look Like?

Am Appy is in trouble.

The troubles facing American Apparel grew Tuesday as the retailer said that it had received a federal subpoena over its change in accounting firms.

Shares in American Apparel plummeted 25.9 percent on Tuesday, to $1.03. They have fallen 67 percent this year.

Could the “seller of T-shirts and casual clothing” with its “popularity among urban cognoscenti for its racy ad campaigns” actually “go under”? Did Dov predict his own destruction? Is Carles the only relevant blogger that uses Am Appy as “more than a store”? 

Bloggers won’t be able to scrape a post out whenever an Am Appy is burglarized, makes changes to its exterior or dress code, or starts a riot, not to mention some will be losing an advertiser

But what about the cultural influencer. How will post-Am Appy bloggers connect to the retail industry? Is Am Appy the only physical manifestation of the blogosphere?  

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The Bro Check-In

You know when you and your boys are bar crawling all over some fucking city, ruling it and shit, burning it down (metaphorically)? You’re checking in every stop, marking your path like a lion pissing on his territory. Yeah, a fucking lion.

Around bar #6 you don’t really have time to scroll through the plethora of bars Foursquare thinks you might be at. Hell, you might not even know “where you are”? But hey, your bros got your back. You just wait for one of them to check-in, then you follow suit. 

Congratulations, you’ve just executed a bro check-in.