“The responsibility of writing should be to its author’s idea of truth. And the responsibility of reading should be to the reader’s idea of truth. Rather than reward hypocritical blogs with pageviews, readers should take up pens (well, keyboards) and point out continuously the self-destructive, contradictory aims of the more powerful. Massive blogs like Deadspin should not get away with simultaneously glorifying and empowering the privileged athlete culture and also excoriating the obviously repulsive black sheep of that culture.”—
Umm, holy shitoly. A) I’m pretty sure that the responsibility of a JOURNALIST is to report the actual truth, not his or her IDEA of truth. B) The responsibility of “reading” (whatever the fuck that means) should be to discern whether the journalist has any credibility. C) All rape should be condemned loudly and as often as possible by everyone, regardless of what other authors that happen to write for the same website may have published. D) If you feel this strongly, why even link to all of the various pieces Deadspin published, thus giving them more pageviews?!
This is an actual conversation I'm having right now
Leah:do you also not like sister act 1 or two?
Aaron [enjoywontyou.tumblr.com]:the first three are all terrible.
Leah:there are three sister act movies?
Aaron:i basically just love star wars and empire
Leah:how did i not know about this?
Leah:oh, you're talking about star wars again
Aaron:i have a soft spot for jedi, but that was because it was the first one i saw in the theater. it is admittedly not very good. except for the final lightsaber battle, which is actually my favorite lightsaber battle
I’m sure this was discovered 50-some years ago when the book was written, but Nevil Shute’s On the Beach is really depressing — unless you’re the kind of person who enjoys contemplating her own mortality in the wake of nuclear holocaust.
Pretty sure the people in my building catty-corner from my windows have seen me naked. Not sure how I feel about that.
She’s All That has not aged well.
The guy who delivered my food tonight remembered me from the last time he delivered to me. He called me, “Hopkins girl,” because we had an extended talk about Baltimore. Now I’m craving crab.
¡I’M A LOSER I’M A LOSER I’M A LOSER I’M A LOSER I’M A LOSER!
I got an e-mail today from a guy who canceled a date at the last minute back in January.
He apologized for taking “a while” to get back in touch with me and asked if I’d be up for trying again.
Is this a normal thing that happens to all people? Or do men just come out of the blue months (15 months) later for all girls? I mean, it’s one thing when they’re definite exes, though no less creepy (The Republican! Ryan!). I mean, I have awkward experience with that. But a guy who basically left you high and dry before a FIRST date (we met in a bar, so sue me) and then tries to reconnect nearly a year and a half later… that’s just a guy who wants to get laid, right?