Nobody wants this. The Boomers did not set out to screw over their kids. The...– Young People in the Recession: The War Against Youth (Esquire) Not sure to what extent I agree with the article, but it is interesting. I will say I think it’s at least partially true (maybe even completely true) that my generation likely will not be provided for in the same way my...
John Green's tumblr: I Saw The Hunger Games Last... →
fishingboatproceeds: I’m late, but in my defense I was on planes much of the last five days. So a quick prefatory comment: I’m quoted on the back of The Hunger Games for nice things I said about the first book in the New York Times Book Review when it came out, so obviously I like the book. Back then, I remember… So, two things here… 1. This is just a generally solid analysis of...
Saw The Hunger Games for a second time tonight
Sup? You jealous of this life?
Packs of bikini-clad sprites rub shoulders with shirtless bros rocking armbands....– We sent Marlow Stern to Florida for Miami Music Week and the Ultra Music Festival, and he had a pretty good time. (via newsweek) I’m starting to feel out of touch with today’s youth.
After we stripped the dead suspect and tested him for drug and alcohol use and...– Gretchen Carlson and Chief Bill Lee explaining their justifications for Zimmerman’s actions I think I’m done with this case now. I’m washing my hands of it, because justice isn’t being served. Zimmerman wasn’t detained, he’s gone missing, Trayvon’s been completely dehumanized (stripped, tested for...
A baffling, infuriating trend has cropped up in reviews of The Hunger Games:...– Jennifer Lawrence Is Not “Too Big” to Play Katniss (via usakeh) “if critics are going to pick on a 21-year-old woman for not being skinny enough for a fantasy film, why haven’t they been more consistent in their critiques of actors’ bodies? I haven’t seen much concern about Liam Hemsworth’s...
ShortFormBlog: Study: Nepotism rampant in Congress... →
shortformblog: Quantifying Nepotism: Everyone knows (or at least assumes) that politicians use their power to benefit people close to them; that’s old news. However, scientific studies on the matter are hard to come by. The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) wanted to… This isn’t shocking I guess, but it kind of is.
BLOGGING via TYPEWRITER.: kelsium: But while the... →
kelsium: But while the “you must get a prostrate exam to get Viagra!” and whatever bills are cute and all, and I appreciate that there are women out there fighting the good fight in legislatures, propose me a bill that will kill as many men as there are women who die in botched illegal…
A complaint post!
I’m thinking about applying for a job…[[MORE]] …but I’m absolutely terrified to actually do it. I mean, you have to ask people if you can use them as a reference (what if they say no? what if they tell the potential employer awful things about you?). Then there’s the cover letter. I can’t even! The resume is easier, but still not very much fun. The whole thing...
The report, called the U.S. Education Reform and National Security report,...– Does this mean we’ll spend over a trillion dollars on education over the next decade? Schools Report: Failing To Prepare Students Hurts National Security, Prosperity (via world-shaker) That this even needs saying is kind of shocking to me. The first part I mean. Vouchers still kind of worry...
The police officers said that the break-in looked well planned, and it’s...– Dr. David Byck • Discussing the break-in of the Suwanee, Ga. branch of the Georgia Obstetrical & Gynecological Society. The group, which opposes a new law which would criminalize abortions past the 20 week mark, had laptops stolen that included information on 1,000 OB/Gyn physicians and their...
Thecamcorder.tumblr.com is probably written by a male somewhere between 66-100...– Rediscovered this site while looking through my old posts. Pretty accurate stuff.
I just flew in from Virginia, and boy is my vagina tired! From the involuntary...– KRISTEN SCHAAL, on The Daily Show (via inothernews)
Sometimes I imagine my own autopsy. Disappointment in myself: right kidney....– Nicole Krauss, The History of Love (via armsoreal)
ALSO WE AREN'T TALKING ABOUT HOW SKINS WAS... →
isnteverything: This season has done nothing but make me really angry so FINE. GOOD! WHAT?! I mean, this season has been questionable. But still! I cried! I felt things.
~*Eureka California Spring Break*~ →
eurekacalifornia: We are so stoked! We’re leaving Thursday. Come see us + tell your friends! 3/8: Asheville, NC - Mike’s Sidepocket w/Replicants 3/9: Berea, KY - The Black Feather Cafe w/The Imperative 3/10: St. Louis, MO - El Lenedor w/Little Big Bangs, Dog & Wolf 3/12: Minneapolis, MN - The Hexagon w/Brain Tumor, Fuck Detector, Brother Nature, Burger Thirst 3/13: Milwaukee, WI - Y Not III...
Reddit discusses why Americans only get 2 weeks... →
marieyall: modernism: Literally shaking my head. Oh geez, oh geez this is so sad. Edit: I had to stop reading after it got to some people talking about ‘well most Americans would be pissed if they were forced to take 4 weeks of vacation because it kills the entrepreneurial spirit’ and shit like that, and people saying ‘yeah companies have to be competitive with vacation time so they’re...
Bad weather go awaaaayyyyy!
guardian: Three Little Pigs advert This advert for the Guardian’s open journalism, screened for the first time on 29 February 2012, imagines how we might cover the story of the three little pigs in print and online. Follow the story from the paper’s front page headline, through a social media discussion and finally to an unexpected conclusion I kind of love this ad. Certainly more...