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bmichael

Fairly comfortable with what he got from a $0.26 million education, so far. Not really.

On New Subway Line to Connect Brooklyn and Some Other Borough

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 3:01 pm 1

On The Generation That Weaponized Feelings: What Was An "Emo"?

I thought the New Inquiry post you used in the final paragraph was embarrassingly bad. Especially the line you quoted about "feels shaming" being more predominant than slut shaming. Perhaps that's true among the ice-veined blue blood wasps that make up much of the NI's audience, but in real life that's not the case at all. Feels shaming is, to use another horrible essay (because why not, right?), just smarmy tone policing.

Either way, I'm glad young people are coming to terms with having feelings, whether its via Dashboard Confessional or gender-swapping Bieber slashfic. You do you.

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:20 am 0

On Oh Man, 'True Detective,' Right?

Christ, what an asshole.

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 9:59 am 0

On Meet The Awl

You're in Carcosa, now.

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 10:03 am 6

On Ask Polly: My Mom Keeps Guilting Me About Visiting For Christmas!

@ragazza You 'don't even drink that much' but 'no booze' would be a dealbreaker - after reading all that? You're ideas are those of a fucking psycho.

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm 3

On 22 Things I Still Remember About The Bloomberg Era

I don't know about you. But I'm feeling 22. Everything will be all right.

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 2:15 pm 1

On A Playlist Of Game-Changing Moments In Song

@Brad Nelson 8-3

Posted on February 24, 2013 at 10:42 am 0

On I Have Thoughts About Commenting Systems!

I think I would have had a 'better' commenter number, but I didn't sign up at the first moment I noticed The Awl's existence. I think it took a day or four hours for me to be convinced of its potential.

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 8:25 am 0

On Tumblr to Shut Down Pro-Anorexia Blogs

But does it mean that posts you come across that make you want to kill yourself (for whatever reason) — are those going to be prohibited? If not, I see no reason for this. (This is like building a few extra doorways in the Coliseum or something.) (Useless.)(Well, unnecessary.) (Indiscernibly motived, at least.) (So vague as to be unenforceable and likely meaningless.) (Wait, what about all the blogs calling people "n--rs" and "c--ts"?) (That's a real chink in the armor for Tumblr.)

Posted on February 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm 1

On DJing a New Year's Party for One of the Richest Men in America

I like these pieces for the fact that reality and expectation so rarely otherwise coincide as neatly.

Posted on January 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm 1