“It’s hard to find the words to describe how we feel after the game,” midfielder Dax McCarty said. “We lost, but we probably played some of our best stuff of the season. … “Hats off to DC for getting the result,” he said. “At the end of the day, we were the better team tonight but the better team doesn’t always win. I am very optimistic and very excited about a lot that I saw out of my players but at the end of the day, we are in a result business and we didn’t get the result.”
Big game on Wednesday. Need to start winning at home, for starters.
Here’s some explosive news for Brooklyn and Queens: The Fourth of July Fireworks are finally moving back to the East River. Macy’s annual extravaganza will be set off from the Brooklyn Bridge and barges on the East River this year, Mayor de Blasio and store officials will announce Monday.
“Growing up, I continued to believe that a publisher was not only the person who read and edited the books, but the person who takes chances on books too. In other words, I thought that a publisher was more like an editor. That was a rather fateful confusion, one that would eventually land me in a not insignificant amount of debt, because I was also convinced that the people who picked and edited the books were the ones who ran the company as well. It wasn’t a dream that formed in my head back in second or third grade, but this curiosity in my long-dead relative eventually turned into a very particular career goal: I wanted to be a publisher like my great-grandfather was a publisher. That is, a publisher-editor.”—Giving An ‘F’: Rewriting The History Of FSG - The Awl
“How the brain operates when it’s reading a novel is completely different to how the brain operates when it’s reading the internet. When the brain reads the internet (or a cell phone or what have you) it’s constantly scanning for key words and visible anchors, such as gifs or flashy hyperlinks. These give the brain somewhat of a reminder as to where you are on the page, and the more of these means more for your brain. The trouble with real reading, as any big boy or big girl will tell you, is that there are no magic moving pictures in grown-up books. Or clickable links. I know! Whaaaa! We are all turning into a nation of giant near-illiterate babies who apparently only read the headline and the slugline and then leave it at that. Essentially: we are unlearning to read.”—
2. And is a conjunction; so is so. Except in dialogue between particular kinds of characters, you never need both conjunctions. “He needed to eat, and so he bought food” is incorrect. In 95% of cases like this, what you want to do is cut the and.
I was with my friend Danny driving back from the bullshit UPS palatial warehouse on Foster and E105th. I had to get a fitted cap that those cocksuckers never brought to my house because life is horrible. We were in Danny’s old black Corolla. His license was suspended.
At a heavily trafficked…
A FBK tumblr! And a well written tale of red-tape search & frisk.
“The tax system is disgraceful, and what amazes is that, despite wide agreement on that point, and despite so many good intentions, so little has been done to fix it.”—Jeffrey Frank reflects on the four-decade tax war: http://nyr.kr/1gLoqCr (via newyorker)