“The apostrophe chatter business, according to Chairman Richards, is booming. He gets 30 or 40 apostrophe-related inquiries each month via email. “My website has received over a million hits,” he says.”
Your Laura Mvula for the day: “Green Garden”
“[Ryan] suggests, during a group stacking effort in the warehouse, that they form a bucket brigade to work more efficiently. The minimum-effort Loser Stanley tells him coldly, “this here is a run-out-the-clock situation.” The line could apply to Stanley’s entire life.”
Nick sent me a link and it turned out to be one of the most fascinating/terrifying things I’ve ever read, which is cool because I naturally expected it to be a steampunk ukelele remix of a Skrillex song or something.
Here is the thing about making anything for public consumption: Some people will like it, some people will dislike it, and some people will be so so confusingly furious at you for even existing.
The first category is the people you should be focusing on and making things for.
The second category will sometimes have valid criticism; when they do, listen to them. But don’t get too hurt or caught up on their dislike of what you make — you don’t like everything other people like, after all.
The third category is absolutely useless and you need to ignore them. Seriously. Do not read what they say. Go do something else, something fun, something that doesn’t even involve the internet, maybe.
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ASTERISK: People will be much angrier at you for existing if you are a young, attractive, confident woman who is also succeeding.
I find my brain is overly engaged by shitty reactions and underengaged by great ones. But likely the reactions to your work from other cool people with their own good work are going to be far more positive than the reactions from shitballs who’ve never done something you like.
If you made the mistake of reading a shitball comment, go look at praise you’ve gotten from someone you know is definitely cooler than the shitball. Don’t be afraid to wrap yourself in smug self-satisfaction; a shitty reaction is like a sunburn, and you need to drown that thing in lotion. Shitty reactions are not a good inspiration to self-edit. Only good-faith critical reactions can help with that.
Don Jon Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson
“There are many teens out there that could benefit from messages like these. They are not saying “DON’T HAVE SEX OMG OMG!”. They are saying “BE CAREFUL: HAVING A CHILD IS NOT A GAME”.”
No they’re not. They’re saying “fuck you for having a kid in your teens. You asshole, you ruined your child’s life and your child ruined yours.”
You named the message NYC Social Services wanted to say, but definitely not the message they did say. These posters are extremely bad at their job, with so much ill consequence that those who approved them should eat major public-relations shit.
I know these are old news, but I ran across one today and honestly, I will pay $10 for proof that you permanently defaced one of these NYC subway ads.
They’re so fucking offensive they make it embarrassing to make eye contact with most families on the subway because there’s a giant bright ad saying “fuck you” to young, poor, or unmarried parents, like they all planned to be raising kids in the toughest situations, because they’re idiots who don’t understand life is hard and if only we recited some facts at them we could knowledge the babies away.
I’m shocked the person who greenlit these was never fired.
Kevin James stars as a clumsy doctor who hilariously loses all of his patients in… Hippocratic Oaf
“Kevin James you left a scalpel in the patient! And your lunch! And your phone! And a bomb!”
KJ: “Is it too late to get my lunch back?”
Other doctors: “Promise us you won’t do any more harm, Kevin James!”
KJ: “I’ll get that surgery right some day! I have to impress Out of My League Lady Doctor!”
Lady Doctor: “Oh Kevin James you tried. I mean that guy is dead because of your hilarious bumblings but that earns you a peck on the cheek at least”
KJ: (receives kiss) “Whooooaaaa!” (slips on bloody surgery room floor)
Boss Doctor: “Your track record as a pediatric surgeon is terrible, Kevin James”
KJ: “It’s just that my hands and these scalpels are so big and those kids so small! I can’t get, like, a tiny kid-sized scalpel? I’m really bad at my job but in an endearing way!”
KJ: “I guess I should go back to my old job as a zookeeper, or a kickboxing guy, or a mailman!” (winks at camera)
Movie poster is Kevin James in scrubs making a silly “Oh no!” face and he is just COVERED in blood.
Somebody make a poster cause I wanna see that title in big red letters.
“Bitcoin can no longer be ignored. At first, the allure was mythical: Anonymous genius invents a currency built to mimic cash on the internet, then disappears without a trace. ‘It’s such a good story. It’s such a fun world,’ comedy writer Nick Douglas told me in June of 2011. ‘I love imagining the stories something like Bitcoin conjures up; a market of Libertarians and criminals.’”
I forgot I’d said this, and that I said it in such mockable-by-Cole terms.
New jam: It’s A Wonderful Life by 2 Ton Bug
Laura Mvula: “Like the Morning Dew.” I saw a poster for this album on 13th St., I looked it up on Spotify, and now it’s my favorite. If you don’t like this track you are dumb and a boy.