On Anniversary Commemorated

@Lockheed Ventura It'll just take one Assad-backed AA gun taking down a bomber for us to send in more and more ground troops "to protect our interests" or whatever empty phrase is in vogue at the moment.

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 1:16 pm 0

On View Cloudy

Poor people don't go to the park in winter, do they? How gauche!

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm 0

On New York City, September 8, 2014

That sky was breathtaking last night. I stopped and watched it for the ten brief minutes it glowed like that.

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 4:38 pm 0

On Brooklyn's New Colonial Frontier

@gretchcrunch I think this is the type of colony they are referring to:

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 4:32 pm 0

On Brooklyn's New Colonial Frontier

@paddlepickle Yeah, but think of all the great housing that went up in the Wild West.

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 4:31 pm 0

On When a Man Grabs You on the Subway and Tries to Drag You Down a Flight of Stairs

To be fair, batshit crazy people on the subway direct this kind of behavior towards men as well. Some asshole grabbed my arm and started yelling because I dared exit the subway car before he got on. A heel to his shin ended that real quick.

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 12:31 pm 0

On Brand Citizens United

Is anyone really affected by ads when it comes to buying things like toothpaste or laundry detergent?

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 2:28 pm 0

On Questions We Ask the Oldest People

@happymisanthrope I never understood that question "What surprises you the most?" He didn't wake up after a century like Rip Van Winkle and freak out at the sight of automobiles. He experienced everything second-by-second, day-by-day, year-by-year, gradually, like the rest of us.

How would you answer that question now? What changes in society surprise you the most from, say, 20 years ago? Not much, right? Everything kind of makes sense in retrospect. Of course the internet got big. Of course cell phones replaced land lines. Of course terrorism became a great threat. Of course cigarettes are looked down upon. 1994 you would flip his/her shit, but only because s/he didn't have 20 years to see it all develop.

That feeling only gets stronger the older you get because you have more evidence of how the whole cosmic picture fits together.

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm 0

On The Weird Near Future of News

Wait, is this seriously what they're pushing out to phones? Say it ain't so.

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm 0

On Economy Shared

And I'm guessing she's a "contractor" and paying double taxes. What's that, $5.80/hour? Not to mention car depreciation & gas.

Gah, people are stupid.

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 11:38 am 0