@melis After years of work, I've figured out how to monetize commenting!
@102576993@twitter Yeah, except it's actually a total failure of that deconstruction, and GRRM is clearly SUPER interested in all the things he claims to not care about. As evidenced by the prevalence of very accurate prophecies, religions which are totally all secretly the same religion, and mysterious princes with a claim to the throne.
How about this: We obliterate the corporate income tax, and raise marginal tax rates on individuals.
How "high net worth" are we talking here? I am a slovenly straight man, but also I am not required by my career to wear suits. Am I out of your demo?
Thesis: This is fundamentally no different from commodities trading, only the payoff is "a joke." You throw money at this and maybe it will turn out to be a meme you can post on facebook.
@Gef the Talking Mongoose This, too, shall pass.
The alien-condos thing gets a bit more fraught when you take into account how many Chinese buyers there are in the new york housing market.
I was in a bar in Melbourne two years ago, meeting an Australian friend who I knew only thru twitter. He suggested the place, which as near as I can tell was an "American-themed-bar" made by people who HAD been to America, but PRETENDED they hadn't. This was where I first had an Americano - a drink so sickly-sweet and yet bitter at the same time, that I assumed it was a political statement about America invented by the bar. I winced, drinking it, but I also nodded with mutual respect. We had earned this disgusting fucking drink, and it was a point well-taken that they'd named it after us.
Only later did I discover the drink was far older and far less pointed. So fuck Americanos.
@ls The no water will fuck the Central Valley and SF before it affects us, though. We get all our water from the Colorado River.
@Rebecca Schoenkopf Men are legally barred from reading Jane Austen.