The Onion: Miranda July Called Before Congress To Explain Exactly What Her Whole Thing Is
Oh god, this is so perfect.
“We see you have a website here in which you give people what could best be described as arts and crafts ‘homework assignments’ of various sorts, but to be quite honest, we can’t make head or tail of it,” Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) said while consulting a laptop in order to view one of July’s perplexing Internet outlets, learningtoloveyoumore.com. “By all outward appearances, you seem to be doing just fine, financially speaking, but if money somehow directly or indirectly changes hands due to your online activities, it’s really completely beyond us how, or to what end.”
“If, for example, I wanted to buy something from you, how would I do it?” a visibly frustrated Schumer continued. “And what would it be? Would it be something I could hold in my hands?”
thanks, leila. good find.
10:03 pm • 22 January 2012 • 17 notes
These new Mad Men ads are subtle and brilliant. New series back on in March…
ALL IS FULL OF LOVE NOW THAT I KNOW IT IS COMING BACK.
I am feeling genuine joy and happiness about this! Perhaps I need to get a life! (I don’t need to get a life.)
7:55 pm • 16 January 2012 • 1,020 notes
“"Organizations don’t understand talent. They don’t understand how it is developed, how it is evaluated, how it is leveraged - they just don’t get it. All they have are industry norms and the industry norm is to evaluate people based on things like: “Bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience required. A Master degree in relevant areas of coursework is a plus.””
Toiling: Within Firms, Biases Against The Young by Alex Sachon (brother and smart person)
10:11 pm • 23 December 2011 • 4 notes
Toiling: The Future Of Work: An Outline Of An Economist Special Report
My brother reads the economist and pulls out the best and most important bits so we don’t have to.
The following is a re-organized outline of quotes and ideas from The Economist’s special report on the issues and trends affecting jobs and labor: “The Future Of Jobs”. This is a really good overview of the topic at hand (and a good overview of the spectrum of ideas covered by this blog). I…
8:13 pm • 20 December 2011 • 10 notes
Things I Ate That I Love: Last night
We weren’t sure where they were stopping traffic so we parked near Foley Square and walked in the direction of the park. It was around 1:45 and the streets were deserted but we could hear a chopper overhead and kids on bikes were swooping past us, headed in the same direction we were. On Broadway…
Please read this. Check plus plus.
12:55 pm • 15 November 2011 • 67 notes
Why Should We Demonstrate? A Conversation | The Awl
“I think there were a lot of folks who had been involved in activism for a long time who were kind of worried that if people thought that the campaign didn’t deliver everything they wanted, that if the resulting Obama administration didn’t fixeverything, you’d have people think, not in a political way, but in an attitudinal, existential way, that there’s no way to affect anything. And that you shouldn’t even bother trying. And I think for a lot of people, that happened.”
I talked to my friend Sam, an activist, about activism for The Awl
3:16 pm • 12 October 2011 • 12 notes
Regarding “Countdown”: It’s clear that the all-black getup was meant to reference Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face, but I think Beyonce, who will always be more sexy than cute, channelled Fran Jeffries in The Pink Panther.
10:44 am • 7 October 2011 • 3 notes
Know your etymology
From a dictionary of nautical terms:
- Cunt splice or cut splice: A join between two lines, similar to an eye-splice, where each rope end is joined to the other a short distance along, making an opening which closes under tension.
- Cuntline: The “valley” between the strands of a rope or cable. Before serving a section of laid rope e.g. to protect it from chafing, it may be “wormed” by laying yarns in the cuntlines, giving that section an even cylindrical shape.
9:41 am • 6 October 2011 • 5 notes