Posts Tagged: Mike Dang
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Paying Back Your Friends: A Conversation

This series is brought to you by TurboTax Federal Free Edition. Mike: So, Logan, I heard that after we left the bar last night, I went home to go to bed, and you went back to your neighborhood in Brooklyn and got more drinks?

Logan: Well, that is almost true. I went back to our friend Adam's neighborhood and got one more drink, and also some macaroni and cheese, yes. That happened.

Mike: Oh.

Logan: I'm guessing that you're interested in this fact because you think there are other things I could have spent that $26 on! ($6 for the drink, $10 for the mac and cheese, and [...]

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Buying The Bottom Shelf: An Adventure In Cheap Liquor

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Cheap liquor is designed to get you wasted. You can take your time with a nice whisky, and enjoy it as you would with an expensive bottle of wine, but cheap liquor's only purpose is to be cheap. There is no complexity in cheap alcohol—at least, not the kind you desire—and because of its nature, you will force it down quickly and wait for it to impair you to an equally degraded state of relaxation. Perhaps it will make you long for the days of Drynuary.

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Introducing… The Billfold

Do you like money? Do you wish you knew more about it? Have you spent the last few years nursing an inchoate desire for some sort of website that would help you learn more about money without being stuffy and dry? Yes you have! And here's the good news: Such a site now exists! Please welcome The Billfold, the newest member of The Awl family. Brought to you by Awl pals Mike Dang and Logan Sachon, The Billfold "aims to do away with the misbelief that talking about difficult money issues is uncomfortable, and create a space to have an honest conversation about how we save, [...]

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Why Will Leitch Burned All His Baseball Cards: A Q&A

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Pictured: New York mag columnist and movie enthusiast Will Leitch on deck, 1992.

Hey Will, thanks for taking the time to talk to me.

Sorry, I'm late. I'm on baby duty right now, but I duct-taped his mouth, so we should be okay.

Oh!

I'm just kidding!

Whew! So people used to collect baseball cards, and you were one of those people. Can you tell me about your first memories of baseball, and how you got into it?

Yeah, so my dad struggled with getting me into playing baseball for a long time. And by a [...]

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When Your Friend Is Also Your Boss: A Cautionary Tale

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Mike Dang: Logan, do you remember when I was your boss? Good times, huh?

Logan Sachon: Well, Mike, I do remember it, but apparently not the way you do, because I thought it was a terrible time.

Mike: Yes, well, becoming your boss was sort of an accident. We both started out as contributors to the website where we worked, and you sent me this really cute email saying you liked my writing, and I replied that I really liked your style too, and then we IM'd everyday forever. Yay! Best friends! And then I got [...]