One time a cop was arresting a passed out crackhead next door to my house and as I was walking by I noticed that it was the hottest cop I've ever seen. He looked like Ben McKenzie in Southland except even hotter. I not only walked by a second time to get another look at him, but my brain briefly considered what options I might have to make him stop arresting the crackhead and arrest me instead so I could at least sit in his car for a while. Thankfully (?) I didn't do anything.
@Maura Johnston I don't think taking liberties with numbers in order to present "a new study" as some revealing counter-intuitive/contrarian new fact that will blow everyone's minds is anything new at all. I mean, Malcolm Gladwell? I guess I don't believe in 'data journalism' as being a thing.
My favorite Bananas Gorilla story is the one where Bananas Gorilla commits suicide in prison after struggling with heroin addiction
I saw Choire's link to this article on twitter and I was going to tweet @ him about it but when I got to this quote my mind erased
Good informative post, thanks. For some reason I thought the medical marijuana thing in NY had totally died. I find it irritating that Cuomo is pretending this is some big move. As I recall he wasn't just openly against it, he was vehemently against it. Cuomo gonna Cuomo I guess.
Smoking weed did nothing to help my Ulcerative Colitis unfortunately.
God forbid someone build additional housing! NIMBY!
I'm glad I'm not the only white boy who likes #WhiteBoyWednesday! I offer a hearty handshake to #TeamBlackGirls for their innovation!
I always feel strange about this stuff because sometimes it seems hard to believe that youtube and facebook etc. didn't exist until several years after I graduated from college (let alone fucking Grindr, Tinder etc.) and yet I was still all over AIM, ICQ, IRC, playing online games and general being Up To No Good on the internet in high school. I don't regret that but it's unsettling to think that you were helping to pioneer the primitive forms of something that would eventually become Really Complicated and Potentially Harmful. I think the main difference is that it's much easier to just be a geek online doing possibly troubling things on the internet than when it started to intersect in major ways with people's real life peers and relationships.
@Astigmatism "while attractive in a surface-level Matt Taibbi-sort of way" funny!
@hershmire In times of distress, confusion and fear, some people want to feel needed, so they engage in racism, unhelpful speculation, and rumor mongering!