@Max Clarke I believe Choire's using the very old term for South Brooklyn, which, for instance, my mom, who grew up in Flatbush, uses to describe everything south of Atlantic and then Flatbush, west of the park, and north of about 9th Street or so. (In other words north of her.) A legacy name from when "Brooklyn" really meant downtown.
More here, to the degree you trust Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Brooklyn
@jolie re:1 ... Maybe this isn't quite the question you're asking! But the Buzzfeed logo, which is based on the typeface Gotham I think, it is an insane amalgam of camel-casing. Capital B, small cap U, Z, Z, capital F, lowercase e, e, small cap D. For my part I laugh every single time Choire does it, as I do when Tom Scocca persistently says "The Politico," though they're not quite analogous.
Related: OBAMA IN LEDERHOSEN? According to NBC, it is shocking that our half-white president has an ancestor from Germany from the mid-18th century.
@dntsqzthchrmn Precisely why I hit play.
@RJ White@twitter I think for one thing far fewer people were familiar with the regional newspapers in Michigan. For instance this morning's announcement also affects the Birmingham News and like four other Alabama newspapers, which will be grafting onto al.com, another hot mess in the nola.com style, but nobody mentions it. For another, Katrina covers that endeared a large national audience to TP.
@AM That, and "secretaries have secrets"
@zidaane I believe it was the Observer 2008 New Hampshire primary road trip, no?
@LondonLee Not pedantic! Of course you're right! I spent too much time on that remembering exactly what I used to get in trouble for. But I mean, it was also true of Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Cure, Bauhaus or Love and Rockets, Echo and the Bunnymen, for me. (They all continued into the 80s and in some cases beyond.)
@Matthew Nielsen@twitter When I was in college (1990-1994) I'd get yelled at for putting on Joy Division or Bauhaus or The Jam, I think because even though they WERE 80s they weren't EIGHTIES enough. And The Clash and U2 and The Beastie Boys were consumed and played universally without any irony, because they were just ... still around. Our nostalgia parties were full of music the people in the room actually had recently disliked. Or else disco.
Irresponsibly and recklessly anecdotally: I think there is an element of the outre in early nostalgia, and more earnestness in later nostalgia. Like, Culture Club (the place Bry talks about) was all about the bad stuff. The good stuff didn't come back til circa 2000. So: 10 years for the excesses and the bad stuff, a ritual washing away; 20 years for the "don't you wish" and the re-creations that dig deep into the back-catalog. (I mean did I meet another person who knew of The Pop Group in NY City who was my age until 2000?)
@LloydBraun Time of day? I used to live at Metro & Flushing and take the Q54 all the time to Forest Hills (do not ask!) and found the 54 to be AWESOME except when it SUCKED. Weekend days suck on Metro. Ave as soon as you get into the Queens part.