Daniel Phillips must been a little confused by party etiquette: If you go to a fiesta, do bring a bottle of wine -- do not set the host's house on fire.
Some of us are flummoxed by even the most basic manners, and Phillips is apparently no exception: The Manhattan District Attorney announced today ... More >>
Remember the guy from yesterday who dropped basically an epic novel in Craigslist Missed Connections directed towards "The girl who held my iPhone for ransom in a pizzeria last night"? Paul Adler, 22, had an unfortunate experience on Halloween in which an enterprising outer-borough teenager h ... More >>
Today the Huffington Post has an intriguing entry (with slideshow!) from Daniel Post Senning, who happens to be Emily Post's great-grandson. He explains that etiquette is not just for women, oh no -- it is for men, too, and men, in fact, "are hungry to know what to do, what is expected of the ... More >>
Jason Shelowitz, or Jay Shells, a New York artist who in 2010 launched a subway etiquette campaign covering all sorts of ills committed by commuters (something we clearly have an interest in as well), and later followed with a "clean up after your dog" series, is at it again. He put up street ... More >>
If science says it, it must be true! And, even if it's not, this is grounds for being rude right on back to your rudest coworker. A Baylor University Study has found that stress created by your coworker being a total and complete asshat (partial disclosure: We have never worked with anyone li ... More >>
Even straight women need to know this.
So etiquette expert Susan Blond weighs in with a bouncy video full of interesting tips:
*Laugh hysterically at their jokes.
*It's OK if they're short or wide. You're the one that has to look good.
*You go by the tofu and you say, "What do you like better ... More >>
I don't want to be rude, but I don't know, something about it seems a little bit rote, a teensy bit impersonal, and WAY off base!!
See if you agree?
I mean, am I up for some Oscar I'm not aware of?
And if so, should I quickly prepare glam campaign ads a la Melissa Leo, then get ready to screech o ... More >>
Why is it that a kind and respectful robbery is so conflicting emotionally? Really, there's no one to hate in this situation except the situation itself. The suspect, being touted across the Internet as the most polite robber ever, was identified and arrested after the video went viral due to the su ... More >>
In front of a raucous crowd of 2,000 in Brooklyn (see video above), a New York City panel voted early this morning to close 12 more public schools, bringing the week's total carnage to 22. Jeered by the crowd, Mayor Bloomberg's schools chancellor, Cathie Black, held her tongue. On Tuesday, Black h ... More >>
When was the last time you initiated a communicative missive using the word "dear"? Was it a parchment letter to your grandmother? Or was it a form letter to a possible employer you've never even met, one whom, given the chance to meet, you will probably never actually consider ... More >>
Let's get a jump on all the year-end pieces that will surely be heading this way (from myself, for example) and crown the biggest douche of the year so far.
Was it mouthy Mel Gibson for spewing even more hatred than critics leveled at Air America?
There are so many ways to offend others, aren't there? And once you've committed one of those infractions, it's so inconvenient being overcome with that deep, all-abiding shame that drives you into the office's one working bathroom stall, where you hide for the rest of the day clad in that ci ... More >>
Oh, sad. Elizabeth Post, Emily Posts' granddaughter-in-law, has died. The elderly etiquette maven was 89.
Poor Libby, who revised and modernized Emily Post's classic Etiquette six times, had been "appalled by the state of manners in recent years," according to her daughter-in-law Peggy Post ... More >>
Brown BrothersThe Queen of EtiquetteThis is my Emily post, which is not to be confused with the dear, departed queen of etiquette Emily Post.
So throw away all table manners and tell me in plain language who's your favorite Emily:
Emily Blunt, the talented actress from Young Victoria and Th ... More >>
The Post reports that a Queens cop has been slapped with departmental charges for repeatedly helped himself to free donuts, sandwiches, and coffee at a Rockaway Dunkin' Donuts. The charges were made after an Internal Affairs investigation revealed that he went behind the counter on numerous occasion ... More >>
Comics come out on Wednesday, and so does Richard Gehr's Pulp Fictions.
Jeff Lint's 'The Caterer'
Floating World Comics
The Recently Deflowered Girl
Monster Men Bureiko Lullaby
During the mid-1970s, Jeff Lint - a fictional author created by ... More >>
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Wacky Summer Mad Libs
Author: Roger Price, Leonard Stern and deeply bored, anonymous children
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