Malingering classicist.

By Tulletilsynet on Writing In Public

i don't care what journalists think about if it's spinach or not. i say it's spinach and i say the hell with it.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 4:15 pm 6

By MisterHippity on Writing In Public

@either_ada "A lot of the people involved in these conversations have carved out a small space on Twitter where they, like most of us, expect to be involved in a community of a few hundred or a few thousand at most"

This particular "community" had an audience far more than a few hundred or thousand. The original question was posed @steenfox, who has over 17,000 twitter followers. So all the responses were linked in a thread to a very popular twitter account, with a huge audience. In general, also, Twitter is a very bad place to have small, private, "safe space" conversations -- and the more people who learn that, the better.

"They didn't expect their tweets to be amplified in the way that a comment-mining juggernaut like Buzz Feed will do. Because many of their images and handles were shoddily disguised, some of their stories were outed to many of their friends, families, and acquaintances. That can cause a lot of real trouble for survivors and their families."

The Buzzfeed writer asked the permission of each tweeter before publishing their tweets. She also blurred their identities if they asked to, and left their identities un-blurred only if they explicitly said that was OK. As Maria poitns out above, the Buzzfeed writer didn't have to do this, but did so anyway as a courtesy.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 3:41 pm 4

By Choire Sicha on Writing In Public

Okay. Best wishes.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 3:02 pm 8

By Clarence Rosario on No, You Go Fuck Yourself, Anthony Weiner

"It's totally not like 9/11 out" is actually the best thing we could possibly hear, like, ever.

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 11:36 am 1

By Rod T on Now I Can't Wait To Vote For Bill de Blasio!

If you had told me a year ago that I'd be marching down parade routes this summer with a bullhorn in my hand chanting, "Hey hey, ho ho, Vote for Bill de Blasio," I would have raised my brow and asked why I was in the city on a weekend in the summer. I really really really want a progressive mayor in this city. For years we've been trumped by DC, San Francisco (ew!), and lots of other towns while we've handed our leadership to 'city managers'. Anyway. I'm, like, volunteering and stuff. It's been fun!

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 11:41 am 3

By petejayhawk on "Negroni Season": The Fan Fiction

@saythatscool My Negronis Seem So Smart But I'm Also Scared About My Negronis

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 6:22 pm 6

By saythatscool on "Negroni Season": The Fan Fiction

My Negronis!

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 6:05 pm 2

By Neutral Spirit on Did You Eat The Bones?

@Kjle Risch Lovely bit of concern-trolling here. "Oh, I'm eating this KFC in solidarity with the food-insecure people of the world, who those vegetarians are too pretentious to even consider."

Posted on May 5, 2013 at 9:13 pm 2

By deepomega on So Many People Are Reading Fitzgerald Now That We Can Totally Afford To Look Down On Some Of Them

I feel like a certain Mr. Amazon J. Kindle already figured out a solution to this problem. Next you're gonna tell me people haven't figured out how to read hardcore erotica on the subway without revealing their interest in fisting to their neighbors.

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 1:07 pm 1

By Clarence Rosario on For England's New Wave Songwriters, a Fond Goodbye To Musical Inspiration

@oudemia I went for "Sheep Farming In The Falklands" in the Now She's Dead thread because Maggie makes a guest appearance with awesome lyrics like:

But the peasants are hungry Mags / "Let them eat shit"

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 9:26 am 1