We’re all for practical jokes, so long as they’re not cheap, bastardized versions of iconic pranks. And where we come from, a towel full of shaving cream is not a Boston cream pie. You’ll notice the difference, too, when the latter is inextricably (and deliciously) welded to your eye sockets.
Homegrown: Club Monaco and ACL team up for a new collection, entirely made in the US. Not too shabby. [GQ]
The Artist as a Young Man: You can never have too many pictures of John McEnroe. [Secret Forts]
It Wasn’t Even That Good of a Day: A critical consideration of Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day,” which artfully skirts the controversial triple-double issue. [A.V. Club]
“Pie is the Food of the Heroic”: A long, impassioned plea for the superiority of pie over ice cream, as published in the New York Times circa 1902. The key phrase: “No Pie-Eating People Can Ever Be Permanently Vanquished.” As true today as when it was written. [Lawyers, Guns and Money]