Why, Sonny, I remember when you had to get out of your chair to change the channel.
"Channels." Like on a TV.
Or they could just pop across the street to the Port Authority and snap up the least strung-out-looking Greyhound dispatcher or a disoriented Midwesterner -- anybody who can come up with more than one interesting story per week and get rid of that front-of-the-book atrocity that looks like those stupid Lululemon bags with all the writing on them.
Yes, I have strong feelings about this.
@stuffisthings dude, one of them was a fucking sweet-ass "Ryan Gosling in "Drive" costume". It's not even spam anymore, it's a fucking PSA.
I'll put up the first fifty bucks, and a bottle of Lilac Vegetal, to start a fund to hire someone to follow Henry Blodget around to watch him pee.
You should read my HBS business plan final project.
Funny thing about Orson Scott Card. I was really into Ender's Game when I was about 12 and started looking for other books by him, and I came across a little book called Songmaster. In the course of the book the titular boy genius has a homosexual affair with an older man. As I remember it the scene was sensitively written and actually pretty sensual. Now I grew up in a conservative household and am pretty straight, and hadn't given much thought to what gay people did or felt, so that book started me thinking that being gay wasn't that abnormal after all. Orson Scott Card might be a horrible bigot in real life, but I'm pretty sure he's a closet case, and his books are actually pretty sympathetic to same sex attraction.
I always feel strange about this stuff because sometimes it seems hard to believe that youtube and facebook etc. didn't exist until several years after I graduated from college (let alone fucking Grindr, Tinder etc.) and yet I was still all over AIM, ICQ, IRC, playing online games and general being Up To No Good on the internet in high school. I don't regret that but it's unsettling to think that you were helping to pioneer the primitive forms of something that would eventually become Really Complicated and Potentially Harmful. I think the main difference is that it's much easier to just be a geek online doing possibly troubling things on the internet than when it started to intersect in major ways with people's real life peers and relationships.
By riotnrrd on Fries, In Order
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You are guilty of incorrect thought, and I sentence you to go to Montral, get drunk, and go out for poutine. Repeat this process until your false consciousness falls away and you join the ranks of the rational.
Next thing you know we'll all find out everything on Buzzfeed is also written by humans and not procedurally generated sludge spat out SEO Spambots scraping keywords and gifs off google trends and reddit.
It's a good thing that we FINALLY invented a low-brow pop culture experience just in time to stave off the riots.