The Wall Street Journal had Grammarly evaluate MLB fans and found that Mets fans make the most spelling and grammar mistakes.

The second-most mistake-prone fan base belonged to the Mets’ NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies. These results should come as no surprise to anyone who has sat in the upper deck of a late-night Mets-Phillies game. Typically, by the seventh inning of these games, the rival fan groups have forgone the English language to grunt and throw peanuts at each other.

Seventh inning? That’s how Phillies fans sound all the time, amirite?

June 24, 2015

If you long to have your photos rendered like a Commodore 64 would, c64yourself is perfect for you. Just drag a JPG or PNG on it, and it spits it back out in all that 8-bit goodness.

Here’s its take on my Grand Central Terminal photo.

June 24, 2015

Lens, the NY Times photo blog, brings us the final days of The Subway Inn by Timothy Fadek:

“This is representative of everything that depresses me about New York City,” Mr. Fadek said. “The loss of Times Square, all the great bars, CBGB’s, independent diners. All gone and replaced by chains.”

I used to live not far from The Subway Inn, and it’s neon sign was welcoming when coming out of the subway late at night.

May 31, 2015

Grand Central Terminal

April 26, 2015 at 6:00pm • Zero comments

The Atlantic looks at why men and women’s buttons are on different sides.

For a corollary to that, we can thank, again, Napoleon. That hand-in-waistcoat pose? Women, apparently, used to mock the emperor by mimicking that pose. One theory (which, warning, I can’t find much corroboration for, but I put out there for your consideration) holds that Napoleon ordered women’s shirts be buttoned on the opposite side of men’s to end all the fun-making at his expense.

That theory makes the most sense to me because Napoleon strikes me as that kind of guy.

April 8, 2015

The Star Wars movies will finally be available digitally on April 10th:

Plus, unlike Lando’s bargaining with Darth Vader, this deal is getting better all the time: Enhancing the movie collection are a host of never-before-seen special features including Star Wars: Discoveries from Inside and insightful Conversations between key contributors from across this celebrated film franchise, plus a curated collection of classic Star Wars extras from each film.

These are the Special Editions, not the theatrical originals. Worthless.

April 7, 2015

Matchbook: Rosa Mexicano

March 22, 2015 at 9:00am • Zero comments

A new study finds that there are too many studies:

The authors of the study found that the “decay” in scholars’ attention towards influential studies in their field is speeding up. That means they forget about studies way more quickly than before because of the overwhelming amount of content, not unlike how we forget about that Buzzfeed listicle after we get up from our desk to grab a sandwich.

Maybe there are just too many “scholars”?

March 20, 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo has his stylist make sure that his wax likeness is perfect:

Speaking on a Spanish radio show, Gonzalo Presa, communications director of the Madrid Wax Museum, said that, like Ronaldo himself in the real world, the Real Madrid star’s wax likeness at the museum enjoys a bit of preferential treatment.

“Cristiano told us to be sure his figure was perfect,” Presa said, according to a translation from ESPNFC. “He sent his own hairstylist to brush his figure once a month.”

This would be unbelievable if it wasn’t so true.

March 19, 2015

Matchbook: China Grill

March 1, 2015 at 9:00am • Zero comments