These hot and spicy Pringles taste like a bouillon cube.– Gigi Kaufman, food critic.
I bring you a new feature in the style of McSweeney’s recommends, that I will cleverly call Leibs Recommends. I understand that the reason the McSweeney’s long-running column is a trustworthy source for recommendations is because the writers and editors have demonstrated they have sharp wits and keen editing skills, not to mention good taste. While I’ve done none of those...
Found this old favorite while putting together my...
I like to think that if one day they made a Chandra Levy DVD that they’d...– Erin, still riding the high from Ingmar Guandique’s conviction yesterday.
Unemployment is a bit of a mixed bag—while it’s nice not going to work all day, there are times between 9am and 5pm when you’ve exhausted your jobsearching resources, your resume is as up to date as possible and you’re suffering from writer’s block so bad you can barely gchat with your friends successfully. And that’s when—at least for me—you turn...
A few months ago in my stand-up class, our instructor, Tom Shillue, made us stand in front of the group, say nothing, and let everyone yell out their impressions of you based just on appearance. I just found my list in an old comedy notebook. Here is what a group of 12 people said about me (more or less not knowing me): -Librarian -thinks she’s smarter than everyone -vegan -Tina Fey ...
This video features an array of neon signs from around the city, beautifully edited together to the track “Melancholy” by the Gorillaz. If only all music videos could be so simple yet so genius. (via gawker)
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A few months ago the very talented Ashley Brooke Roberts invited me and Amy to come do some storytelling and comedy for the 3rd Annual T.C. Boyle Festival on Washington Heights Free Radio. It’s familiar material if you watched my stand-up set from the Laugh Lounge, but it gets weird towards the end where it’s clear that I finished early and couldn’t fill the time due to my own...
Nothing in this world is funnier than ridiculous pet names (I mean it). Inspired by comedian Joe Cocozzello’s bit about cats from Tuesday’s AKA Variety Pants, here are my ideas for good pet names with the theme, ‘historic figures.’ Basset Hound - Sir Isaac Newton Cat - Christopher Columbus Corgi - Aaron Burr Iguana - Susan B. Anthony
It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let...
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A friend of mine has just started what will inevitably be a very successful blog, Public Practice. It’s a municipal manifesto on how to behave like a real person in society without enraging all of those around you. Read it, follow its teachings, and be happy you’ll never absentmindedly stop immediately outside of an elevator door again!