Retired naval officer. Currently a defense contractor in northern Virginia. Hunter, fisherman, gardener. Married with children.
@Aatom It sounds horrible. If you go there I bet you need shots.
Mostly I love this, but:
"Chief among the red-tape red flags is something called the Oath of Allegiance, a kind of varsity-level version of the Pledge of Allegiance. Mainly, it requires citizens not just to pledge allegiance to the United States, which is fine, but also to denounce whatever country they came from. That would be like including in your wedding vows not only that you love your new spouse, but that you never loved any of your exes."
Well, no. It doesn't require that you "denounce" your former country, it requires that you "renounce" any allegiance to it. Which is less like saying you never loved your exes and more like saying you don't love them anymore.
As much as I hate to admit any point of similarity between myself and David Brooks... I must confess that I have absolutely no idea how to pronounce "cavil" either.
@major disaster Yeah, I saw a line to that effect elsewhere on the interwebs: "that's not the change I voted for (when I voted for McCain)"
In other area drinking news, a fancy golf club in Augusta is now admitting female members.
Some primates evidently hold their liquor better than others.
@NotAndersonCooper I hear kids have a way of shutting that whole thing down if it's not legitimate love.
@Spencer Janyk@twitter: "I think it's important to pay writerly people a lot of money, because I think the work they do is more important, generally, than bankers, administrators, etc."
Ok, why do you think this? I mean, I think it's important to pay recreational fishermen such as myself a lot of money, because fishing is also more important than banking, administrating, etc. But people are not necessarily willing to pay a lot of money for things because you or I think they're important.
@Lockheed Ventura If so, then I guess it worked? Because I went to look at it. But I think I'm too old to figure it out - if the site had any functionality beyond allowing you to make something that looked like a Powerpoint title slide, I couldn't figure out what it was.
Re: Tumblr themes. Sort of tangential to the subject, but Tumblr themes all have one thing in common: they suck. I would spend less time in the dash if I could force people's crappy themes back into the default dashboard theme. Also: why is it impossible to reply to a post (as opposed to "liking" or reblogging) except in the dashboard view?
Ok, clearly I'm about to let loose a torrent of rage at some of Tumblr's more stupid aspects, so I'll stop hijacking the discussion here.