In Gchat, as in life, we are happiest when paying attention—when we belong...– from Chatnexis in n+1. I spend all day on Ghat, and found this piece to be really over the top at times. That said, there there are a few apt observations and lines that are so hyperbolic that they are funny.
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I’m in Liberia right now (it took about 15 minutes to load Tumblr), but the non-profit I work with is currently in a Facebook contest to win enough money to send a girl to school for four years. Thank you!
- Turned down a job at a magazine in New York. The job would have been great, but, as much as publishing and writing are things I like, I have been getting together applications for public policy graduate programs for next year; starting a new job just didn’t feel like the right thing to do right now (six months, a year ago, yes). So I am skipping New York to pursue non-profit do-goodery,...
Talking Politics with my Mom
Mom: And this pledge stuff really makes me mad. How the hell did Grover Norquist weasel his way into forcing people to do anything?
Me: He started Americans for Tax Reform
Mom: Right. I have met the man. He is a prick. I don't say that about many men. Ok, I say that about most men, but where and when did this pledge stuff start.
Me: The pledges are irrelevant, or at the very least gimmicky. Politicians can fall back on them and-
Mom: If I saw Norquist again, I'd say, "I've got your pledge right here" [shakes fist].
Four of my uncles went into the same business,” Mr. Han said. “And that’s not...– from “Korean Grocers, a New York Fixture Are on the Decline” Headed back to Brooklyn this weekend for a wedding. My relationship with Amtrak is quickly becoming serious.
We can’t have people enjoying the National Mall! The grass is dying.– Tom Sherwood
A Case of Instant Nostalgia?
There usually comes a point during the day when I have exhausted my usual internet outlets and turn to Facebook. Social-media sophistry about which site is better or whether or not some site is going to take over doesn’t really interest me, but neither does Facebook. So, really, the site is something of a last resort. Occasionally, someone from some class I took in undergrad will post an...
Black Star →
Black Star is the best group to come out of 90s hip hop. Probably. I don’t know if that’s really true, or if my middle school self has taken over as the voice of reason. Either way, I have until Friday to decide if it’s worth paying 50 dollars to see them in Silver Spring. Ok, ok. Best supergroup of the 90s. Well, ah, nevermind. I’m done.
One that note, I’d mention that “Chocolate City”—like...– Ta-Nehisi Coates, from “A Hard Look At Gentrification“
victron asked: read your post about LBJ (lebron, not the president). got a nice blog going here. little mix of regional tribute + personal hobbies + astute observations about broader societal trends = good tumblr. how long you been following the wizards/bullets?
People are glistening on their way to the Metro this morning.– WAMU’s Pete Thompson