Why I will never have any resemblance to a real...
Disclosure: Usually, I try to separate my drunk life from my internet life in order to bury the evidence of misspent youth, but this drunkeness derived from my mom’s birthday party so I figure that’s cool (drinking with your mom falls under the category of family time, not drunk time). Anyway, going straight from work with no dinner and lots of bourbon and champagne collided into an...
Why the movie 'Scarface' became a hip-hop icon →
From the Daily News, August 30, 2011.
Tattle: Do 'Sexy' nominations doom stars'... →
From the Daily News, Aug. 27, 2011.
Jameson and I just had a debate about whether certain sodas have more bubbles in them. That’s where we’re at with this hurricane
My favorite Rolodex entry
As many a-gangster rap fans know, Schoolly D is from Philly. He’s a total ham, super fun, crazy-nice and loves chatting it up with the media. So I tend to call him whenever I need a retro-rap type of quote, which I need a lot considering the Daily News serves a large black audience. But in my Outlook contacts, he automatically gets listed as: D, Schoolly Every time I see this, I crack up.
Leiber was extremely irritated by the changes that Presley made to the original...– RIP Jerry Leiber. You were kind of a badass.
Offbeat fleet comes to town →
From the Daily News, Aug. 19, 2011. Got to check this out on Saturday. It was pretty sweet, although, I still wished they would have let me sail with them.
Colonel Qaddafi’s last public appearance was on June 12, when he was...– Oh, to be a fly on the wall…
What is wrong with me? Or, a rumination on why I...
I woke up at 8:30 this morning because I drank a lot of beer the night before and that generally means I can’t sleep late. When making the epic decision of whether I should actually get out of bed and pretend to be productive or just stare at the insides of my eyeballs for the next couple of hours, I thought, “Alright, I guess have more time to watch ‘Parenthood.’” ...
Things I think when I'm down the shore and don't...
What’s up with all of those animal hoarder cases where the SPCA finds a boatload of dead animals in the house? Why not just throw them away? Are they keeping them to taxidermy and just haven’t gotten around to it yet? Because I’ve been there with the procrastination, brother. Sure, I’ll take another glass of wine.
He wore his jeans so tight, and, umm, adjusted himself so often that my fellow...– Rick Perry is such a weirdo. (from: http://t.co/xLhEGvY)
This woman really didn't like my latest Tattle...
From: - - [———@—-.com] Sent: Mon 8/8/2011 8:16 PM To: Eichel, Molly Cc: Subject: column on Minaj Attachments: What is wrong with you? I mean, what in G-d’s name is wrong with you? I couldn’t get through the first paragraph of your article without encountering the degrading term “boob.” It is horrible coming from a male, but...
Gimme book recommendations
I need book recommendations so I can get free shipping on my order of Lev Grossman’s “The Magician King,” a sequel to “The Magicians” (a little half-baked in conception but totally enjoyable and lives up to its reputation of “If the Kids in ‘Harry Potter’ Could Say Fuck and Had Sex A Lot.”). The first book was solid and I think Grossman will...
Q: What do you most value in your friends? A: That they dislike the same people...– Proust Questionnaire: Albert Brooks
'It Girls' of the past →
From the Daily News, August 5, 2011. I also spent an inordinate amount of time coming up with a list of It Girls from the last 30 years. Finally! That paper I wrote about Clara Bow and the intangible quality of ‘it’ silent screen starlets of the 20s finally came in handy! Oh wait, it definitely did not because cinema studies was a useless degree where I learned nothing.
It's a celebration of the ordinary in 'Life in a... →
From the Daily News, August 5, 2011. This Kevin Macdonald’s YouTube collage documentary. I liked it way more than I thought I would, because I thought it would blow. It didn’t! B+! I also talked to some locals who submitted videos.
Philly, The Original 'Rap City' →
From the Daily News, August 1, 2011. Talked to Schoolly D for this story and he was hilarious. I had heard he was a super nice guy but he was also really goddamned funny. Totally unexpected. Favorite commenter comes from a caller who rang me up at 7 a.m. (i.e. when he knew I wasn’t going to be around, that’s their fave tactic) calling me a Democrat (is that really an insult now?) and...