writer and editor

The McNuggetini

Alie and Georgia and my hand

Yes, it’s disgusting (trust me  – I had three), but that’s so not the point. Alie and Georgia, a pair of charming drinking buddies from Los Angeles, have achieved a sort of middling Internet fame with their short videos on how to make repugnant meat-based cocktails like the McNuggetini. Yet another example of how to go viral online. Be funny, be odd, and be attractive.

My story in the Styles section of today’s NYTimes: Mixing Meaty Cocktails with a Shot of Celebrity

Filed under: 2009, Douglas Quenqua, New York Times, , , , , ,

Just in Time for 2007

OK, I get it: Your typical Eight O’Clock Coffee customer is “mature,” so a how-to-use-Facebook tutorial–just in time for the holidays–makes some kind of sense. No doubt there are some grandmas out there who are eager to interact with family on Facebook, but aren’t sure how to go about it. This is a nice little Christmas gift that Eight O’Clock Coffee has given those folks  (though one could certainly question what any of this has to with coffee).

Still, do yourself a favor and forget all that long enough to laugh at how awful this is. Because it is. Awful.

Filed under: 2009, Douglas Quenqua, , ,

People: They’re the Worst

SwatAre people getting ruder? Doubtful. But one thing is for sure: handheld devices like cell phones and iPods give us the ability to foist our personal lives on one another in new and ever more maddening ways. Most of us are resigned to dealing with the obnoxious cell phone yapper on the train who thinks we all need to know how drunk he was last night, dude. But others are determined to teach the offenders a lesson, leading to escalation on both sides of the equation.

As the rude get ruder, the scolds get scoldier. (It’s a word because I say it is.)

My story in this week’s NYT Sunday Styles section: One Rude Turn Deserves a Swat

Filed under: 2009, Douglas Quenqua, New York Times, , , ,


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Currently Editor in Chief of Campaign US, former writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, Columbia Magazine, Redbook, The New York Observer, Wired, the New York Post and others. I write about media, science, culture, lifestyle and tech. Every so often, I post my writing here. It's pronounced Kwen'-kwah. Contact: Doug [dot] Quenqua [@]