Author Archives: Linus

About Linus

The man behind the curtain. But couldn't we get a nicer curtain?

Willier Than Thou

Word of mouth did its word-of business last night, and under skies that spattered and threatened snow (damn groundhogs), The Living Room filled up full for an outing by The Little Willies. The Willies are an occasional downtown carouse that … Continue reading

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A Big Blog Took My Lunch Money

Our daily alert from WIRED Magazine sports the “Dog Bites Man” news that big bloggers steal from little bloggers. Whoa! Whoda thunk it? Just as I read the story, which describes tracking phrases from blog to blog using a web … Continue reading

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Let’s All Get Naked

After a few referrals and mentions here and there about Myspace, which looks to be yet another one of those friend network things, I signed up to check it out. I’m a virgin when it comes to Friendster and Orkut … Continue reading

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Days of Future Post-It®

OK, very funny. Whose idea was it to alternate the sticky sides on the Post-It® pad so when you pick it up it jumps out of your hand and makes a slinky accordion run of paper down to the floor? … Continue reading

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Rock Me Aramaic

At least there’s this: when the Passion of the Christ jokes come, they’re good. The Guardian prepares a Berlitz listing of handy phrases in Aramaic. Ma’hed lee qalleel d-Khayey d-Breeyaan, ellaa dlaa gukhkaa. = It sort of reminds me of … Continue reading

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That Was the Show that Was

Yesterday, in the early after-work-before-catalepsy slot at Fez, we celebrated the release of our new Home Office Records Ethan Lipton CD, A New Low. It was a wonderful night, with plenty of $7.00 tumbler drinks sloshing over the transom (they … Continue reading

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Anouncement of the Announcement

The Opportunity Mars Rover has found something interesting, says NASA. The other thing NASA says is that soon, they’ll tell us what it is. Argh. So now I’m thinking it’s Marvin the Martian or something. Maybe a monolith or two, … Continue reading

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Cutting the Knot

I could have gone to Gage & Tollner, the landmark Brooklyn eatery, before it joined Lutèce in the land of urban memories this past Valentine’s Day. I’m sorry I didn’t. It’s not in my usual price furrow, but any restaurant … Continue reading

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Leap Day

I love this 29th idea. It’s like a little extra moment that doesn’t quite exist, just flickers at the edge of the eye. Not much of a birthday day, for those who have it, but wouldn’t it be an excellent … Continue reading

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Bad Pennmanship

Sean Penn, from the early days to the latest. Unforgettable as Jeff Spicoli, unforgivable as Jimmy Marcus, and unbelievable as Paul Rivers. It’s a night full of sweet Saturday after a day full of unaccustomed sun, and just one turn … Continue reading

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