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My City Doesn’t Need A Filter

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TTMMW: Themes

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The way I keep stuff for this semi-not-at-all-regular column is by starring it in my Google Reader. As the weeks/months go on, things tend to pile up. Related things. Here they are, by particularly similar category.

APPLE
T-SHIRTS, then, and now:

Other stuff and your new/old iPhone.

A DAB OF HISTORY
Autograph books! They had them in Little House on the Prairie, except when they were in Town.

TENNIS

COOL POLITICIANS
Dean forever, obviously.

OLD MUSICIANS
Like Woody Guthrie, or Patti Smith and jam sessions.

OTHER COOLISH, MOSTLY CRANKY OLD MEN
Like Anthony Bourdain, or David Letterman

FAMOUS, LEGIT ACTORS
The truth behind Natalie Wood, Denzel Washington might play Thelonious Monk, Ben Affleck’s kids wear his face on their shirts and a GIF wall of many many Oscar winners and losers.

WATER
In art, and in life/art.

ADVERTISING (ESPECIALLY ’50s THROWBACK ADVERTISING)
Whether it’s Playboy, a Mad Men-themed Newsweek, more Helvetica (plus sandwiches) or remembering George Lois. Or a particularly personal plea.

The New York Times and Israel/Palestine, naturally.

PIXAR
People look like those fake oh-so-real characters.

PICTURES OF OLD NEW YORK
Skylines, seagulls wildin’ and such:

FINALLY

It really is.

Old House

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When is it not your house anymore? When it looks entirely different? This looks exactly the same as when I was growing up, and now, and it’s September 27, 1941. By Charles Weever Cushman, and there are lots more amazing downtown New York photos after the jump.

The Best and Worst of the Best and Worst of the Year Lists

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It is officially the last day of the year 2010, whatever that means to you! Let’s refer to the next year as 2000 + 11. And now, the superlatives for best and worst of the best and worst end of the year lists:

The Daily Beast Award for Best Overall Horrible and Excessive Lists
We get it, your whole staff is on vacation. Write a fucking article. Half of them don’t even have bylines.

TV’s Most Uncomfortable Moments of the Year

14 Best Late Night TV Moments of the Year

Celebrities Who Age Backward

Most Memorable Kisses of the Year

In Memoriam: Celebrity Deaths of 2010

The 20 Smartest People Of 2010

Stars Who Became Felons

The Downers
The 10 Best Graphic Novels and Comics of 2010 [EW]
No one read these and no one will. Until next year.

2010’s Unsafe Skies [The Daily Beast]

Most Vapid
30 Sexiest Stars of 2010 [EW]
Are they sexier or less sexy than last year?!

2010 Obsessions: Year of the mistress [CNN]
“‘In society, one out of every two marriages ends in divorce and in some societies it seems like one out of every one,’ Glass said. ‘We want to see these marriages survive. You want to see a Sandra Bullock and a Jesse James who are so diverse succeed. When we don’t see that, it kind of makes us feel vulnerable.'”
Or we’re just bitchy gossips.

The Year’s 10 Biggest Celebrity Gossip Stories [Jezebel]

The New York Times Makes New York the Center of the Universe, as per the Usual
The 110 Things New Yorkers Talked About in 2010
“55. Oh, the irony: Gawker is hacked.”
Irony? Or justice?

The Best Way to Ruin My Night/Whole Year. WHISKEY SOURS FOR THE WIN
20 Worst Hangover Drinks [The Daily Beast]

The Serious
Top Scientific Breakthroughs of 2010 [Wired]

The Not-So-Serious
The Top 10 Animal Photobombers Of 2010 [Buzzfeed]

Typical
Eh.

2010’s Most Bizarre Reality TV Moment: What’s your pick? [EW]
Any of them?

The Best of the Best of the Year
Brian Williams for the win, every time.

The Best Fake Rumors of 2010
Gawker has a lot, see their header:

The Year In Mariah Carey [Jezebel]
Featuring excellent GIF’s like this one:
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What’s sad is that this list is not even close to comprehensive, just a smattering of what the internet has to offer. Did I miss any particularly poignant Best or Worst of lists?
And for your New Years Eve Party, check out this list of Memorable Songs Played on New Year’s Eve.

Oh Wait, Remember It Snowed?

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We’re going to be talking about it forever, because there are still human-sized piles of it on every street corner. If you weren’t in New York, here’s a video of some snow. Oscar-worthy? Not quite.

Idiot With A Tripod from Gothamist on Vimeo.

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.

Did You Hear? The Sky Released This Weird White Wet Powder All Over The East Coast

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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.

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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.

Don’t worry, there are still atheists out there too and they are famous! There’s always Festivus, for the rest of us.

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