Momofuku Around the World + Tina Fey Explains SNL's Off-Nights in Today's Eight Items or Less
1. Julian Casablancas is still so bored and so hot. Also, he said "fuck it" during the Strokes' performance on SNL this weekend after he flubbed a line. [FeelsLikeWhiteLightning]
2. Chinatown's recently shuttered Next Level Arcade (which is thought to be the last proper arcade in New York City) already has a new home in Sunset Park, so that's nice. [Brooklyn Vegan]
3. Though Charlie Sheen was fired today from Two and Half Men, the Village Voice isn't taking any pity on him. They've declared Friday "National Unfollow Charlie Sheen on Twitter Day."
4. Speaking of the Voice and twitter, their eagle-eyed spotting of a drunk tweet from the Red Cross' Twitter account is nothing short of commendable. [Runnin' Scared]
5. David Chang is opening not one, but two, new restaurants in a building next to the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto: Momofuku Noodle and Momofuku Daisho. They're slated to open in 2012. This is an addition to recent announcements that Chang would be opening outposts in Japan and Australia, as well. Pork buns across the world! [Eater]
6. In another essay in this week's New Yorker, Tina Fey explains why some episodes of SNL are solid gold and some are solid other things: "What I learned about bombing as a writer for Saturday Night Live is that you can't be too worried about your permanent record. Yes, you're going to write some sketches that you love and are proud of forever -- your golden nuggets. But you're also going to write some real shit nuggets. You can't worry about it. As long as you know the difference, you can go back to panning for gold on Monday."
7. The owners of a Siamese cat named Dusty in Redwood City, California discovered he's been stealing items from his neighbors' homes, including balls, towels, car wash mitts, gloves, shirts, bathing suits and "other miscellaneous clothing." They had a yard sale to give some of it back. [AOL]