On Riding the Staten Island Ferry for the Sake of Riding of the Staten Island Ferry on a Wednesday Afternoon

Let me tell you about the Staten Island Shuffle, which me and my friends often partake in:

1. Get on Staten Island ferry in Manhattan. Board and immediately get a oil can of Fosters. (It's $4!!!) Stand outside and drink the oil can. You MUST drink it all before you get to Staten Island or the boat will sink.

2. Get off at Staten Island. Immediately turn around and get on the next boat. Board and order Fosters. Go outside. Drink it all before you get to Manhattan.

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On The Worst Flirting in the World (in Ascending Order)

@leonstj 9 has gotten me laid on multiple occasions (including this past weekend), so no shame.

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 2:12 pm 0

On The Irish Exit Chronicles

@jengetsaround My friends and I call it "Shawshanking," which I prefer.

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 1:12 pm 0

On April Horoscopes from Galactic Rabbit

"Everything’s going to be okay. That’s what you wanted to hear, isn’t it, Cancer?"

...it sure is.

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 1:57 pm 2

On Here's the First Trailer for The Giver

Yeah, why ISN'T it in black and white? I always thought a film version should be in b&w and colors are gradually added as Jonah seems them more (the apple flashing, Fiona's hair). Kind of a bummer :/

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 10:28 am 2

On Seven Irish Women You Should Know

@Lucienne She wrote an autobiography if that's of interest to you! I haven't read any of the others on Maud listed here (though I've done a LOT of Yeats reading). Women of the Golden Dawn looks very interesting; I may look into that one myself.

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm 0

On Do the Irish bottle their emotions?

@Michelle Markowitz I mean, are there A LOT of Irish dudes hanging around Sunnyside? Because I live in Astoria and could EASILY spend a lot more time there.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 3:46 pm 0

On Do the Irish bottle their emotions?

I could listen to the Irish accent all day long.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 3:35 pm 0

On Let's Hold Hands and Talk About the True Detective Finale

@Megasus Man, as soon as I saw the woman in the house I predicted that she was Errol's sister.

I kind of wish the show had ACTUALLY had a Southern Gothic ending. Marty gets shot and killed. ("He would've been a good man if there had been somebody there to shoot him every minute of his life.") Rust blinds himself with quicklime, ties barbed wire around his stomach, and starts preaching to everyone about the Yellow King.

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 8:34 am 1

On Let's Hold Hands and Talk About the True Detective Finale

@Lauren_O'Neal Right! With the dolls in the beginning, and then her acting out with the boys...

Plus the idea of this being a rape-murder ritualistic CULT with A LOT of members. What drew them to the cult? Was Billy Childress that charismatic? Was it really the elder Tuttle behind the whole thing? Who STARTED it?

It's just...if you're going to incorporate all this mythology, I expect at least a little bit of a explanation. Otherwise it reminds me of the ending of Lost and makes me sad and angry.

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 2:35 pm 0