Shopping carts full of symbolic tents out front should’ve told ya.
- DeepOmega: today I taught someone on the internet about racism
- DeepOmega: is that worth klout points?
- Tully: "DeepOmega is influential about racism"
Now my ears are trying desperately to pop but make this grinding sand-against-sand sound.
The best thing about being on the east coast for Thanksgiving is that theawl and thehairpin posts run a subjective three hours later.
Oral histories, at their best, are designed to empower historically disempowered groups, not to protect writers too lazy to bother putting in the connective tissue between what Paul Rudd said and what Jason Segel said.
This bitch is on fire lately.
An oral history of unwillingness to admit that I’m acting as an interlocutor in the story I’m telling.
Dads who still make Tim Allen jokes
Holy shit this book is hugely racist. He just compared lending money to third world countries to (AND I QUOTE) “[walking] into the nearest branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland and say ‘You know, I just got a really great tip on the horses. Think you could lend me a couple million quid?’ “
I recognize that a) many of you probably disagree with me, and that is fine!, and b) that would be boring
it literally opens with a quote from the OED and a garden party at Westminster Abbey.
- DeepOmega: so FUCK THIS ASSHOLE [ http://www.adbusters.org/magazine/97/capitalism-eating-itself.html ]
- DeepOmega: I want to hateread [Debt: The First 5000 Years]
- synchronia: yeah.
- DeepOmega: is there anything better than an anthropologist writing about a) history and b) economics?
- synchronia: you should!
- synchronia: tumblr it!
- synchronia: (and no.)
- DeepOmega: hah
- DeepOmega: I find it HILARIOUS though
- DeepOmega: that it's 16 bucks for a kindle copy.
- synchronia: haha yes.
- DeepOmega: I'm torrenting it.
- DeepOmega: there are times
- DeepOmega: to stand on principle.
- synchronia: hahahaha
- synchronia: if you actually _want_ to steal from an author
- DeepOmega: I only wish I could do it more personally
- DeepOmega: while staring right into his eyes
- DeepOmega: unblinking
- DeepOmega: lifting it from like the inner pocket of his suit jacket
i had so many homemade golumpkis tonight
can’t hit the shift button
too many golumpkis
On the other hand, Forbes is literally suggesting “ASK YOUR GRANDPARENTS FOR MONEY” as a solution to student debt, so.
Note that as a debt-financed employee, he does not suggest any ideas that will actually lower the cost of education. (Also, jesus christ, if student loans were interest free EVERYBODY WOULD TAKE THEM, even people who didn’t need them, and invest the money they’d have spent otherwise.)
Being the first to like something makes me feel like a creeper.
is everyone just getting that from the OWS site?
“I consider myself a very open-minded person, but…”
- Tully: pffft
- Tully: I like Lana Del Rey
- DeepOmega: that's because you've crossed what I call
- DeepOmega: the Nostalgia Event Horizon
- DeepOmega: it's in a different place for every person, but sooner or later we all cross it
- DeepOmega: and next thing you know, found footage music videos for songs about video games seem really compelling
- DeepOmega: I don't judge you for it, I just weep because it will eventually happen to me too
but on the other, I have a feeling I’ll need to retire it for a while.
I have to really focus on not tweeting jokes about my junk.
In their wake are thousands of vacant positions and hundreds of angry business owners staring at unpicked tomatoes, uncleaned fish, and unmade beds. “Somebody has to figure this out. The immigrants aren’t coming back to Alabama—they’re gone,” Rhodes says. “I have 158 jobs, and I need to give them to somebody.”
There’s no shortage of people he could give those jobs to. In Alabama, some 211,000 people are out of work. In rural Perry County, where Harvest Select is located, the unemployment rate is 18.2 percent, twice the national average. One of the big selling points of the immigration law was that it would free up jobs that Republican Governor Robert Bentley said immigrants had stolen from recession-battered Americans. Yet native Alabamians have not come running to fill these newly liberated positions. Many employers think the law is ludicrous and fought to stop it. Immigrants aren’t stealing anything from anyone, they say. Businesses turned to foreign labor only because they couldn’t find enough Americans to take the work they were offering.” —
Listen. I don’t want to tell you guys how to do your activism. But the way to handle immigration reform is through small businesses and arguments about who wants the work.
Jaden Smith as Stanley Spector, a current contestant on What Do Kids Know?. His greedy father, an aspiring actor, capitalizes off of his son’s success and constantly pressures him to win.
Childish Gambino as Frank T.J. Mackey, author of Seduce and Destroy, a self-help system for men to “tame” women.
Eazy-E as Jimmy Gator, host of What Do Kids Know?, who is dying of cancer. He seeks reconciliation with his daughter, Claudia.
Drake as Phil Parma, a kind, sympathetic, and lonely nurse working for the terminally ill Earl Partridge.
MC Hammer as “Quiz Kid” Donnie Smith, who won a large sum of money on the television game show What Do Kids Know? in the 1960s, but whose adult life has gone downhill after appearing as a celebrity spokesperson.
Faith Evans as Linda Partridge, a woman dealing with her much older husband’s terminal illness and feelings of guilt for her infidelity. She is Mackey’s stepmother.
Lil B as Officer Jim Kurring, a divorced, religious, and forthright police officer. While on patrol, Kurring often speaks to an imaginary camera, as if he were appearing on a reality TV series such as COPS.
Snoop Dogg as Earl Partridge, a wealthy television producer with terminal lung cancer. He is the estranged father of Frank T.J. Mackey and husband to Linda Partridge.
Foxy Brown as Claudia Wilson Gator, a young woman plagued by psychological problems and a cocaine addiction; daughter of Jimmy Gator.
DJ Premier as Alan Kligman, Esq., Earl and Linda Partridge’s trusted friend and lawyer who is deeply concerned about the latter’s erratic and frantic behavior.
Q-Tip as Burt Ramsey/Narrator.
TI as Brad the bartender.
These things happen. These things happen all the time.
just said this to my boss (via bekkahhhh)
The only thing worse than people younger than you and their awful taste in music is people who claim they have noooo idea what is popular and why it is popular. “Who is Kreayshawn? Why does she look like that?” You are boring.
My mom called last night and asked if I’d heard of this book called “The Art of Fielding”
“yeah imagine like the fountain of youth only instead of keeping you young forever, it makes you completely unsatisfied with any man you sleep with ever again
it’s like that”