Articles Tagged ‘Between Two Ferns’

The First Annual NBNnnys

Two thousand and nine was a banner year for the Internet, if that banner is covered in ads for car insurance and home mortgage refinancing, “Team Jacob” and “Team Edward” stickers and shitstains from the Twitter bird. What better way to remember the ups and downs and spam e-mails trying to enlarge my penis that my dad forwards me than with the First Annual NBNnnys? I’d like to thank all those who helped me narrow down the hundreds of NBN features to these winners: my Ouija board, a bottle of Percocet and my magic 8-ball.



Nothing But Net: For the Week of Nov. 19 – Nov. 25

We don’t give office tours at the Press (Note to female interns: Those evening-hour “office walkthroughs” I do are mandatory and our little secret, OK?), so let me offer a mental sneak peek: We have some rooms filled with desks and decade-old computers. A few whiteboards to map out each week’s issue. Tada! That’s it. It’s very boring and plain, and that’s because half of our office is working nonstop for at least 10 hours a day and the other half is out of the office most of the time.



Nothing But Net: For the Week of Sept. 10 – Sept. 16

Did you know Pennsylvania has everything the South holds near and dear? It’s got pickup trucks, plenty of people hew tawk liek thays and no laws prohibiting smoking indoors (the only thing I don’t envy about Mad Men). And Wal-Mart. Sweet Larry-the-Cable-Guy-mud-flaps does it have Wal-Mart.



Nothing But Net: For the Week of Aug. 20 – Aug. 26

Nobody roots for the bad guy in movies. Whether it’s Jack Torrance from The Shining (hair was too greasy), Darth Vader (can’t stand people with asthma) or Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic (our definitions of a “bad guy” might differ a little). But Gerard Butler in Law Abiding Citizen? Oh F yeah.