Archive for November, 2012

My First Customer Is Now Dead

I was lonely and I wanted money. I was living in a one bedroom apartment in Astoria, Queens, NYC in 1995. I knew nobody in the area. I would write my phone number on two dollar bills and tip waitresses with them. Nobody called me. Everyone in Astoria is Greek. And they pretty much stick […] Read On…

Why “50 Shades of Grey” Is Great Literature

I got an erection this morning while reading 50 Shades of Grey by EL James, the newest nominated book for the National Book Award. I can’t help it. She speaks to me. Everyone is very upset. Even angry. I’ve seen about five blog posts already this morning that have cried out that “great literature” is […] Read On…

What Should You Accomplish In Life?

[In my twitter Q&A, Ben asked:] Ben Yu ‏@Intenex: What do you want to accomplish with your life / why are you living? Answer: My 10 year old daughter and I sat down to watch “Shark Tank” last night. I made a joke. Something like, “and the sixth shark is ME!” Because, of course, I […] Read On…

The Four Golden Keys to Art and Happiness

The last time I had seen her she was doing crack, trying to offer me some, and rambling to an imaginary dead brother through a broken television screen in the hotel room I had just paid for. She had beautiful brown curls and dreadlocks going down half her body. I was debating what I could […] Read On…

Everyone Is Out To Get You

I was the idiot at a networking dinner the other night. You ever go to a dinner with lots of smart people and everyone is talking about “globalization” or “localization” or “mobilization” (and then throw in “monetization”, which is a curse word) and you have nothing to say although you’re supposed to say something? You […] Read On…