4 Things I want to see the end of in 2013:
- Web articles that are structured as lists
- Web articles that are structured as lists and formatted as slideshows
- Web articles that are structured as lists and illustrated with irrelevant photos (e.g. Buzzfeed)
- Web articles that are structured as lists where only the first few things were worth your time and then the author ran out of material and just kept going because 3 things seemed too short.
Making dinner in the kitchen with T, who’s playing a bunch of music released this year so she can do her “best of the year” lists (and she hasn’t been keeping up since SXSW, so she’s catching up). I asked who one band was, and she said — I already forget the name— “you know, it’s one of those bands where it’s really one guy but he goes by a band name”.
I said, “I’m really starting to hate that whole thing. If I ever do that, just shoot me”.
“I’m not going to shoot you ever”.
“Okay, but if I ever say ‘hey, here’s my new album, I’m calling myself The Rwanda Pinochle’, just say, ‘no, you’re Ezra Ball’, OK?”
And it occurred to me that “rwanda pinochle” might be a Googlewhack– turns out it isn’t. Is that even possible anymore?
Sorry, Rwandans, if you got here expecting to meet up with other Rwandans for a friendly card game.