The Pop Fop: I Liked Art School but I Don't Really... →
I went to the Fourth Wall Project art gallery the other day. I went because my good pal Hil told me she knew some of the artists in the show. I also went so I could write a review for this web magazine I now work for. Naturally I got to talking to the gallery assistant. He was a dude. An art… Yo, what’s the magazine conor? What’s your beat?
That New York Times article on 20-Somethings →
Some stuff I wrote about that recent Robin Marantz Henig “What Is It About 20-Somethings?” article in the New York Times. I think it turned out pretty good
I Hate Your Old Programs →
Never a bad time to post this
Yes, I really dig Tumbleroo! →
tumblerooapp: Hello friends! Could you do us a solid? It’s Tumbler Tuesday, and if you could take 10 seconds to recommend us for the Tumblr Directory, you’d totally make our day! All you have to do is click the link above. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
For all the eyefucks I’d been dealt the previous days, nothing prepared me for...– In the Land of the Juggalos [Vice Magazine] (via jerrybrito)
Incredible Thing I Learned Today
There is a Robert Mapplethorpe video game. The Phillips CD-i, history’s most progressive video game console
New "The Pleasure Centers" Release Imminent
Note for fans of tossed off classical power pop everywhere: Let it be know The Pleasure Centers will be releasing a new single shortly, likely early next week. We planned on having it done earlier, but I’ve been sick with a bad cold for the last few days, which has sucked all pleasure out of life. If you’re interested in hearing great older songs by The Pleasure Centers, you can find Previous...
27 studio albums. 36 live albums. 30+ compilations. A million singles, EPs, and...– Mark Prindle (via fodderstompf) (via radiocalsh) (via fuckyeahthefall)
tumblerooapp: Tumbleroo was just approved and made available in the app store. More info coming here soon!
The Music Next Door...: #2 Richard Hell and the... →
“I belong to the blank generation, and I can take it or leave it each time / I belong to the ________ generation, but I can take it or leave it each time” An odd choice for number two? Perhaps, but I stand by it. This is the archetypical punk song - perhaps the backing, which sounds…
Aerosmith, Tobacco and Office Life →
Another train ride long form post. Pretty good I think.
The Pop Fop: A Few Thoughts on the Ground Zero... →
I really don’t like commenting on current events. I say this because I find that every minor event and nonissue that comes across the ideological vacuum which is the 24 hour news cycle inevitably produces an explosion of talking (non)points all firmly situated within very narrow terms of… I think one thing you and I have in common is that we like taking contrarian positions, which often...
Efficiency vs. Liberty in the Vienna Subway →
New long-form post. This one is good, and is about how the Vienna subway system caused me to rethink my Libertarian bonifieds. Also, its more thoughtful / theory-based than just because the trains are clean, the tickets are cheap, and the emissions less
The Pop Fop: precolumbian: ... it was sometimes... →
precolumbian: it was sometimes good, but the teacher was really scary and crazy and i’m not just saying that because she’s black Your initial post made me think of slam poetry from some reason. I hate slam poetry. It is so bad that one cannot even parody it. A parody of slam poetry will… Everything you need to know about Conor in a sentence: Aside from this, the only thing I can...
Got the finesse and the technique / More Mac than 10 tech geeks dissing XP– Shad - Yaa I Get It
Long Post about how on re-watching Arrested... →
When I first heard the result of Perry v. Schwarzenegger I though “this is an awesome outcome, but a bad way of going about it.” I’m generally suspicious and nervous about the ability of courts to promote social change (I’m thinking David Frum’s argument about how Row v. Wade has likely done more harm than good for the pro-choice movement). But watching, of all...
Long Form Posts
I’ve started another blog at http://snyderp.com where I’m going to write longer form, even less concise posts. Take a look why not? First two posts are up: Fallout 3, B.F. Skinner and Stable Winnings and Planet Money and Say’s Law I’ll keep posting bite-sized, un-proof-read things here, but for longer, way-less-proofread items, I’m going to keep them on snyder.com...
"Useful Idiots" - BBC Documentary on Western... →
Friday Night in Toronto
Time to learn some VIM
PHP is my bitch: MVC is a third dumb →
It’s so dumb that we have to put our SQL queries in the Model part of MVC. They work just as well in the Controller. It should be called Meh View Contoller. I know that some of you are beginners and don’t know about this stuff but let me save you the headache of figuring it out by telling you now,… Straight from the master
cordblomquist: Me and Rob Montz do another...
Is It Sexist To Be Fascinated With Chelsea... →
This front page story on Slate is just their most recent way of asking “are you enjoying your life too much,” and another reason I’m glad I got slate.com out of my “I’m-starting-to-feel-bored-quick-type-something-into-the-url” muscle memory (mostly).
Good Feelings Are Eternal Conor just said some...