If you’re wondering what went wrong and why New York City freaked out about the blizzard, NYMag has a great rundown of all the problems. Though word on the street is that 400 people were fired from the sanitation department just months before this event occurred, which seems to be being kept on the DL.
Also, just saying, Chicago transit would have never dealt with a little weather like this, and on that note, they’re following up bus tracker with train tracker. CTA, you are winning back my heart.
I’ve never seen anything like it! Apparently, the rest of everyone hasn’t either. OH WAIT. It’s called snow and it does it all over the place, so get your shit together New York, I’m unimpressed with your whole spiel about how it costs the city a million dollars for every inch. But the thunder and lightening last night was a never-before-seen kind of situation. Anyway, a few pictures to impress you with how we’re all holding up. If you want to get up close and personal with nature, check out these too.
If you’re still feeling nostalgic about Christmas, watch this amazing video about the power of a few gays and a whole lotta letters.
A.O. Scott, who gets perpetually more and more soft in his old age, wrote this review of Gulliver’s Travels as if he was Jonathan Swift, complete with proper improper use of capitalization. Jack Black’s character is described thusly: “My storied Voyager is thus converted to yet another fellow of slack Ambition and ample Gut, toiling at a Loser Job and pining for his Stella (or Darcy, as she is here called), a woman of quick Intellect and slender Frame, in whose League he is so totally not.” Creativity is not dead kids.