Written by Bwog Staff
September 15, 201111:06 am 1 Comments
The Greenmarket is here every Thursday and Sunday. Every Thursday, Bwog brings you the weekly highlights.
Many Greenmarket farmers have been severely affected by Hurricane Irene as well as recent rainstorms; shopping local is the best way to support them during their recovery. Please visit the Greenmarket website to learn more ways to help.
Tags: mmm apples, morningside almanac, ostrich jerky... it's a thing!, people who fete
April 30, 20111:45 pm 6 Comments
Eager fans have just started trickling in. Overheard from an earlybird: “I feel like I’m first in line at the Apple Store for the iPad2.”
The lawn is divided into four quadrants which will be opened as people show up. They’re definitely checking IDs, but bringing in bags seems to be fine. Just don’t bring glass bottles.
Tags: abacchalypse, people who fete, the manicured lawns have been invaded
April 18, 201111:00 am 10 Comments
Learned and the CCSCrew partying it up!*
CCSC met. Brian Wagner tells all.
Tags: ccsc, overusing a meme, people who fete, swipe access, v-neck controversy
April 13, 20112:44 pm 5 Comments
In Hungarian, some guy took half an hour in the bathroom—and left behind this list “Sentences on Conceptual Parties.” Sol Lewitt muses on the rationality and irrationality of parties.
Tags: arts, graduate students, hungarian pastry shop, logic...on Bwog!, not lerner party space, only at hungarian, party on wayne, people who fete, wow guys this is deep as shit
April 06, 20113:30 pm 11 Comments
Heading back home from an EC party.
This weekend spawned some particularly sparkly gems. First, in the wee hours of the morning, a fairly intoxicated guy and girl approach the sign-in desk. The guy swipes in, but the girl lingers for a moment. She needs to be signed in:
Guy: Oh, so you go to Barnard?
Girl: Um, yeah. Is that a problem?
Guy: No… (looks her up and down)… not at all. Yeah, that’s cool. Okay, I’ll stop talking now.
Girl: Yeah, maybe you should.
Across Broadway, in 600, a Barnard lass had this to say about the her humble abode:
“Barnard dorms just weren’t made for parties. E.C. was made thinking ‘children are going to get drunk and vomit here.’ The architect was LOLing while he designed EC.”
Mysteriously produced image from Wikimedia Commons
Tags: do people really say LOL in conversation?, EC, ec ftw, overheard, people who fete, sex, things that make you shake your head and sip your starbucks
March 27, 201110:00 am 3 Comments
Look, that's you on the left.
Yoko Ono sold out her Japan benefit concert at Miller Theater tonight.
You can second-best it and watch it on CUTV. (The Examiner)
Aretha Franklin celebrated her 69th birthday at ‘a posh New York City hotel’ with Clive Davis, Smokey Robinson and Tony Bennett to name a few…not including us. (The Big Talker)
Nintendo 3DS New York City Launch was open to the public but guests were a ‘blistering wait’ away from tinkering with one.
Walmart can’t set up in NYC. You’ll either have to go to Jersey or pay $2 more than you would have for that pencil on Broadway (plus tax). (Houston Chronicle)
Pathetic fallacy via Wikimedia
Tags: bwoglines, people who fete, social construct, walmart
March 21, 201110:02 am 0 Comments
Back to school fashion
A hodgepodge of headlines graced Bwog’s virtual news desk this week.
Sexless and the City: Web Warps Libidos of Coked-up Careerists. What a lede! Money quote: “Sex is antithetical to the way they socialize, disruptive to the larger plan, a gateway to chaos in a digitally ordered world.” Basically all of us twenty-somethings are sexless narcissistic fools. Tis a shame. (Observer)
But sex survives! The internet now has a Red Light District porn domain under the suffix .xxx. Say you wanted to go to DragonballZ.com and accidentally left out the “Z.” In the days of yore, you’d get porn. No longer. (Reuters)
We’re trendy! Legitimately good restaurants— Cascabel, Ditch Planes, Xi’an Famous Foods galore! —have been eyeing our humble hood. (GrubStreet)
Still, some remain fond of the Morningside’s low-tech originals. Those internet enslaved writers, just trying to disconnect and be productive, flock to our local haunt. Self-control is obsolete. (WSJ)
Police nabbed the stealthy and nimble “Spidey thief” who scaled our hallowed walls. (DNAinfo)
Also all the rage: Montaigne. He’s “having a moment.” (NYTimes Book Review)
Tags: bwog.xxx... it's a dangerous space, bwoglines, overdue things, people who fete
February 21, 201110:46 pm 14 Comments
Print journalism enthusiasts Claire Sabel and Carolyn Ruvkun scored invites to CSAAD, Columbia Spectator’s Annual Awards Dinner, held this year at the Columbia Club in midtown. Speccies schmoozed, Arianna Huffington charmed, and hobnobbing ensued.
“Journalism is not a spectator sport,” declared Arianna Huffington. It was an unfortunate choice of words, since the media mogul was presenting the keynote address at the Columbia Spectator fundraising dinner. Former Republican political wife and failed independent gubernatorial candidate turned ubiquitous liberal commentator and networker extraordinaire, Huffington is a little zany, to say the least.
But Spec snagged her just at the right time. Three weeks ago, AOL bought Huffington’s wildly popular news blog, the Huffington Post, for a cool $315 million. Once just another lefty startup, HuffPo now attracts 26 million visitors a month. “I’m in recruitment mode,” Huffington announced in her trademark Greek accent. She jokes that she was born in Fresno but “cultivates an accent to give the air of an ethnic minority.” It “makes me more popular—except in Arizona.” People chuckled.
Things got serious when Huffington fielded questions. Attendees took their best shots: you don’t pay your bloggers, you just aggregate information without producing original content, you take leftist stances in your books but claim that the site is politically netural, and you post trashy stories— “if you can call them that.” Zing! But Huffington had heard it all before. She deftly responded to their questions and dismantled their accusations with a touch of sass. (more…)
Tags: acronyms, columbia spectator, high rolling people, people who fete, swanky spectacle
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