Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Go with the flow

My husband and I were strolling down Broadway, enjoying the glorious weather, when we passed a man on his cellphone:
"...I get home, and right away she's yelling at me for leaving shit stains in the toilet.  So I say, 'How could it be me?  I just walked in the door!'  But she won't drop it, she won't lay off about the shit stains..."
My husband smiled, the sun glinting in his hair.  "Ahhhh," he said, "These are the days of our lives."

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The culture wars: Netflix version

Today's New York Times has a fascinating story about popular Netflix rentals in different cities and neighborhoods. The graphics are spectacular. Here, for example, you'll see that Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn are nuts for "Man on a Wire," an Oscar-winning documentary about a tightrope-walking Frenchman:

Now, compare with the map for "Paul Blart, Mall Cop":

Maps like these are also available for Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, L.A., San Francisco, D.C., Minneapolis, Miama, Seattle, Denver, and Dallas.  Check it out!