#395: Middle of the Night →
Stories of people who are up while the rest of us are sleeping—some for work, some for play, and some for a free sandwich. Including the story of a woman walking alone at night, who encounters another woman walking alone at night, for the exact same reason, and a whole population of people haggling over the cost of oranges at 3 in the morning.
The Winter of Creativity: Writing Musicals
I’m pretty sure I was born to do this - musical theater seems to find its way into every segment of my life. Here’s the video for a number my co-worker, Drew, and I wrote for our upcoming staff retreat. The description is below (for my fellow Tumblr friends - if the video doesn’t show up on your dashboard, click this link. Please?): READING SEASON - the time of year when...
I like to sit up high when I’m flying in MY JET so I can see more of my...– Matthew Roland, speaking about his actual F-ing Jet on Saturday night. Ridiculous.
More of my wood drum and sound-effect music.
WHY ARE THESE SO GOOD??
dare I say, the best snack ever?
I'm not really sure if this can be considered... →
The Autumn of Knowledge - Ladino
70% Spanish, 30% Hebrew - 100 % awesome. From Wikipedia: Judaeo-Spanish (native names Djudeo-Espanyol, Ladino, Djudezmo, Djudeo-Kasteyano, etc.), commonly known as Ladino, is a Romance language derived from Old Spanish. As a Jewish language, it is influenced heavily by Hebrew and Aramaic, but also Arabic, Turkish and to a lesser extent Greek and other languages where Sephardic expellees...
#369: Poultry Slam 2008 →
Stories about the powerful combination of chickens, faith and God in our not-quite-annual, all new for 2008, Poultry Slam. Since our first year on the air, this has been a This American Life tradition, a show about poultry for this time of year when poultry consumption is at its highest.
I kinda like responding to Tumblr questions
gracenmichelle: This is my favorite response: And my favorite cry for help: <3 M and by kinda I mean I love it.
Open letters to the airport community:
Because there’s no such thing as too many. Dear people who drink Bud Light Lime at 8:00 AM when it’s not homecoming, Please stop. Kindly, -Avi Dear Au Bon Pain, I’m quite eager for the day to arrive when people realize that you are just a shitty version of Panera, which is just a shitty version of an actual bakery/deli. Warm Regards, -Avi Dear screaming child sitting behind me...
#233: Starting from Scratch →
Stories of people starting over, sometimes because they want to, other times because they have to.
Here I come, Chicago!– holler
Look what I just got.........
Technology before 1998 was REALLY embarassing. →
I wish I could chose a favorite but they are all soooooo bad.
I would DEFINITELY stay at this hotel:
Courtesy of Gizmodo.
Succes and Failure: A Case Study in Design
What qualifies as “good design”? Is it Beauty? Utility? Beautility? Well in the case of the Grand Piano, it’s simply something that doesn’t make me want to vomit (i.e. the monstrosity on the right). Really, though? Come on. Fail. I was going to write a long essay on this topic but I think I’ll keep it brief. Just remember this - though there will always be...
#394: Bait and Switch →
Stories about people who take the bait, and those who place it. Including the story of man who tries to investigate a neighborhood crime and ends up in jail himself. And the story of the pitfalls of luring customers to a make-believe pizza delivery place.
5 Reasons for me to have a huge crush on you:
you enjoy cursing you don’t mind short shorts (on men) you are on Glee you have a slight speech impediment you are Natalie Portman
Crank That - Souljaboytell’em (arr. Avi...
Top 1 Reasons the internet is insanity:
This is The Best Burrito I’ve Ever Eaten. I have no idea what this even means. This guy makes songs and videos that instantly become part of an obscure internet comedy subculture. It’s truly elitist in it’s silliness. I mean, look at all these versions! What other obscure/slightly-funny things exist out there?
Earth: 2025 - The End of an Era
Today, we mourn the loss of a crucial piece of internet history. The online text-based gaming community will be forever changed and even the casual observer can appreciate such a somber moment. After thirteen years of strategy, camaraderie, heart, and entertainment, the Earth: 2025 servers will be shut down, and the glory is no more. You fought well, Earth. Shifts in leadership, changes in...
It’s Pomegranate season. Delicious, fascinating, and beautiful:
25 before 25
Got this idea from my friend, Sarah. Check her out. The #1 thing I’ve learned in my life (because I’m so old and wise) is that it’s SUPER important to keep doing things and not become complacent or too satisfied. Regardless of your job, age, or where you live, there are always new experiences to accumulate and new adventures to share. How cheesy am I right now?! Some of...
#393: Infidelity →
This American Life. Stories of cheating, cheaters and the cheated. Writer James Braly with a story about temptation, Dani Shapiro on being the mistress, and more.