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On The Bros Who Inherited the Earth

It's nothing to do with tech, the new whatever, or anything.

Entrepreneurship is for people who can afford to not work a guaranteed paying thing without disrupting their life or people who can be willing to risk living in poverty (HI THE AWL GUYS) to do the thing they care about. It is also for people who have been raised with the belief that "Yes, your thoughts are valid! YOU CAN BE A SUCCESS"

It's not surprising that a lot of entrepreneurs are assholes. I'm sure it's always been that way.

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 9:33 am 1

On Ask Polly: How Do I Stop Hating Myself For Getting Black-Out Drunk?

@Paranoid/Drunk if you really want to work the program, it can work for you. there's parts of it not everyone loves - for example, some atheists i know don't like the higher power part - but they just kind of accept it in the context and keep at it. it doesn't work for everyone, nothing does - but if you want to stop, it's a very good place to try.

you can just google 'aa meetings near' wherever. you'll probably find one. even if it isn't the path for you, you will find a lot of very understanding people there to relate to. just, be open.

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 3:34 pm 0

On Meet The Awl

Yo, shrimp tho? I feel it's probably the most over-rated food of the sea.

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 3:18 pm 0

On Your Phone Is Ruining You For Us

@stuffisthings dude, one of them was a fucking sweet-ass "Ryan Gosling in "Drive" costume". It's not even spam anymore, it's a fucking PSA.

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm 2

On Your Phone Is Ruining You For Us

Introspection is overrated.

My phone can show me naked people fucking anytime I feel like seeing that. I can yell at Hulk Hogan whenever I want. I can hear any song ever recorded within seconds. I can order tacos and barbecue at the same time and me & my drunk friends can bet on who will show up first.

I've read "The Sorrows of Young Werther", and not just because I had to. I've also played Candy Crush in the woods while listening to Seals & Croft. I've sat quietly on beaches and thought about the world.

Look, I don't have anything fundamentally interesting to say. Most of us are not Ptolemy or a Bronte sister. We're a bunch of un-interesting jag-offs who primarily care about eating fatty food and a decent orgasm with somebody who will still be happy to see us when we're old and shit ourselves.

I mean, if we take away everybody's iPhone, you know how many more dumbass NaNoWriMo novels I'm going to have to listen to shitbirds in bars tell me about?

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm 3

On Careers Caucasian

"Hispanics, for example, account for about 15 percent of all jobs...Blacks, who make up just 11 percent of the workforce...Whites, on the other hand, make up more than 80 percent of the country's workers."

Way to math it up.

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 5:41 pm 0

On Henry Blodget Has A Body Count

I've beeen thinking all weekend about leaving NYC for Los Angeles, but for some reason this is the thing that has just made me realize I'm never going to abandon this dumb fucking city, I just love it too much for no sane reason.

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 11:45 am 1

On EVERYTHING ON THE INTERNET IS FAKE AND CONNECTED AND SUCKS AND WE ARE PAWNS UGH

Reminder: http://www.theawl.com/2013/08/tlon-invade-reality

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 1:10 pm 1

On Hard Candy Shell Claims Another Victim: The Slate Redesign

I'm excited for a day of nerds on twitter pretending to be design experts, I guess?

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 10:10 am 0

On Are The Startup Fellas Hellbent On Destroying Education Even Literate?

@deepomega what if we drafted smart people to be teachers like it was healthy people in vietnam and you couldn't stop teaching until you got a certain number of kids into colleges?

(i was kind of kidding at first but now i'm not)

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 5:15 pm 0