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Tuesday , December 14, 2010
Too October For You: Our Fave Posts From the Last Month
+ One thing's that nice about nogoodforme being a troika is that there's something for everyone! Case in point: the latest installment in our epic How To Live category, a primer on cosiness and how to get it. With Kat you have full-on cold weather perverse-reveling for those equally as perverse about their love of winter. LJ hates winter but still manages to come up with gold on how to deal with such soul-destroying climates, and Liz, well, she lives in California and walks around dreaming about sundaes. See? A cornucopia of all kinds of wisdom, embodies in three chicks who, crammed together, probably make up the id, ego and superego of a highly evolved human being. Who is what, of course, depends upon your point-of-view on what evolution means.
+ I wish I could travel back in time and visit my sixteen-year-old self sulkily downloading Nuggets songs off of Audiogalaxy in her bedroom. I would say, "Look, Sixteen-year-old Laura. In eight years from now, you are going to write for something called a "blog", which is sort of like a zine, only on the Internet, with those older zine-writers who are cooler than you named Kat Asharya and Elizabeth Barker. In September of the year 2009, you and Liz will decide that you are the John Lennon and Paul McCartney of 2009- you get to be John, by the way- and then you will go iCrazy together and collaborate on a really brilliant article called Liz & LJ Investigates: Who's The Bigger Beardo, John & Paul?, which will be composed primarily of "hilarious jokes about sleeping with the Beatles." But check this out, Sixteen-year-old Laura, here's the best part of all: PEOPLE WILL CARE."
+ Because I am clearly incapable of processing any situation I ever encounter without relating it back to the Beatles: If Kat Asharya were George Harrison (which she "is"), her Hallowe'ek-era tour de force, All Time Top 5 (Well, 8 and a Half): Favorite Horror Movies would be "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." Kat's incisive, intellectual, and insightful exploration of a subject I (Laura Jane) think absolutely zero interesting thoughts about easily takes the cake as my All-Time Top 1: Favorite Solo Kat Post. It's so beautiful to observe a writer engaging with the subject matter that excites them most. Write about movies more, Kat!
+ If you were going to extract the essence of Elizabeth Barker based solely on the keywords and tags found in her nogoodforme entries, you'd deduce that she is a highly sensitive yet fun-loving human being with a knack for revealing incredible emotional depth through beautiful sensuous detail. That is just a very elaborate way of saying reading Liz's entries often make people want to cry and eat cupcakes at the same time. Her latest "Stories About Songs" entry weaves together Jenny Lewis, kissing, California, fires, the Gun Club, resisting the "Carrie Bradshawing" of your soul, and being glamorous-lonely with such aplomb that it feels as effortless as a plume of smoke on a fall night. Read it again with some pumpkin beer and be happy you're reading one of the best writers ever.
+ One of nogoodforme.com's best-kept secrets is our burning desire to one day turn into the blog equivalent of "America's Funniest Home Videos," an online showcase of long-ago-shot, laugh-out-loud clips capturing l'il Kat, Liz, and LJ doing really kooky stuff like accidentally whacking our dads in the head with baseball bats whilst trying to smash our birthday pinatas. Probably the exact halfway point between that sort of slapsticky hilarity and nogoodforme's annual Style Icon series is last month's LIZ AND LJ ON: Baby Liz and Baby LJ!, a collection of old-school photos featuring two-thirds of the NGFM troika at their Muppet Baby-cuddliest. Not only fall-on-your-face adorable, the latest edish of LIZ AND LJ ON is full of surprises: Both Liz and LJ had Beatles hair when they were wee! Laura was the inspiration for Rashida Jones's vacation-destination-advertising t-shirt collection in I Love You, Man! Rabbits who are artists are all named "Delvert"! So totally mind-blowing, you'll feel like someone whacked you in the head whilst trying to smash their birthday pinata - but in a cute way!
+ In addition to gunning to become the next Bob Saget, we all wanna be MTV VJs: Kat will be The Next Dave Kendall; Liz, The Next Steve Issacs, LJ, The Next Downtown Julie Brown. Awesomely, LJ got her foot in the MTV door with a special Halloween installment of For A Date With, a delightfully spooktacular, dead-dude-sweating post that got linked on the MTV Brazil website. At first we had no idea what those wacky Brazilians were saying about LJ, but then our buddypal Anabela graciously stepped in and treated us to this translation: "The site No Good For Me created a suggestion for the closets of girls who pretend to meet popstars who have already departed this one for a better one (or a worse one). The figures are selected based on the style of rockers Kurt Cobain, etc. There is even enough for ex-president John F. Kennedy. Ideal for celebrations of Hallowee'en, which are approaching." So, that's pretty cool. Hope all you closets of girls out there dug the post as much as we did!
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