The guy from Simply Red has a son?
The guy from Simply Red has a son?
“Law & Order: Major Letdown Squad.” I can’t believe Stabler is such a fool. And he uses social media? Even more of a fool. I guess even the people we think are the most composed and professional have no public shame. What an exhibitionist. I have a totally different opinion of him now.
For the win, anonymous hacker. For the win.
All religions are cults. Who cares if some critical group misread some of the “details” of the symptoms of this mental disorder. You’ve seen one whack job, you’ve seen them all.
Gotcher magic underwear in a bunch over this one?
All religions are cults. They should properly be described as mental illnesses too.
I suppose you could always write for BuzzFeed. Oh, wait. Like most blogs, they only pay in “exposure.” SMH.
Passion and profit have never been one and the same. That’s why work is called work and passion is for play. The only people for whom this is not true are people who already came from privilege and can basically do whatever they want. Let’s say Taylor Swift was a broke nobody but married a Kennedy (which would never happen, but hypothetically). She can study music, something that is economically worthless for the rest of us, because she’s supported by her husband’s money. It’s the same reason why the Kardashians can do the stupid shit they do and not give a damn about getting real jobs. Because their father was OJ’s lawyer and their stepdad is a former Olympian who will probably make even more money in his next career as a circus sideshow freak. But I digress. It’s always been this way ever since the universities and the liberal arts curriculum was developed in the medieval era. Only the people who didn’t have to make a living at the workman’s trades or apprenticeships were educated. Most laborers could not even read. But the liberal-arts curriculum was given in private tutoring to the children of aristocrats. Before that it was part of studies at the seminary. Women usually didn’t learn anything and were simply expected to be wives and mothers. Only in the past 50 years or so has this no longer been the case, especially since high schools took away the trades in favor of pure academics and “college readiness.” Now it’s going back thanks to an irreversible trend of 30+ years of trickle-down social Darwinism at the hands of the GOP. Sorry if this sounds elitist — or, more precisely, fatalistic — for a lot of people, but I honestly don’t think the system was ever supposed to work like that. Social stratification is never going away. Time to get down to reality and accept that we lower classes were never supposed to be plebeian scholastics. Philosophy and literature are studies for the idle rich (or for nobody if the idle rich are all dimbulb Kardashians in the next generation). Can you say Idiocracy? I knew you could. Unfortunately, low-skill labor like they had in the medieval ages is gone from America, leaving only high-skill, high-tech jobs in its wake. There is no room for liberal arts in the middle and lower classes, and not even room for blacksmiths, woodsmen, construction workers (outsourced to immigrants, and eventually to robots), etc. No social mobility in America anymore. Eventually even public school humanities and social studies teachers will be laid off in favor of imported math and computer teachers from China and India — that is, if public schools even exist anymore, replaced only by exclusive private schools for the children of the elite. The children of the bourgeoisie (middle class) and the proletariat (lower class) will be forced to beg or steal for their supper and eventually end up in prison. The only way they’ll avoid sentencing is to agree to serve their sentence in the armed forces, where they’ll get packed off to places they’ve never even heard of (obviously didn’t learn about it in school) and told to follow orders and kill, kill, kill. The girls and women will either be sold for sex or domestic servitude — depending on how fuckable they are, of course. Dire predictions, I know. But it’s coming. The jobs crisis is only the beginning. So’s the “liberal arts” crisis as a subset of the unemployment epidemic. Welcome to Soviet America, comrade. In Soviet America, job gets YOU.
I just hope you’re not British.
Just make sure you don’t teach art to kindergarteners, ‘k?
Mass suicide. Social Darwinism means nature will take care of itself. The human race will eventually become a self-correcting organism whether we like it or not.
Figures I started my sociology major reading Durkheim and now feel worthless enough to do myself in. I didn’t major in liberal arts because I wanted to. I majored in liberal arts because “you HAVE to go to college otherwise you won’t get a job ANYWHERE” and I can’t do math to save my life. I couldn’t do HR either, because, well, I can’t relate to humans. Maybe I’ll go and be the next Jane Goodall and relate to monkeys instead. I could teach them how to write Shakespeare fanfic, a dozen scribes to a room.
That’s the last thing I would ever want to do is K-12 babysitting. You ever heard the phrase, “those who can, do; those who can’t, teach”? I don’t have one iota of the patience for those snot-eaters, and frankly would consider myself even more of a failure if I ended up in such a low-valued profession. Hookers, hitmen, and crack dealers are more respected in this country than teachers (sad but true). Maybe I’ll become a crack-dealing professional assassin who sells BJs on the side. (At BJs, no doubt.)
I can communicate effectively in writing, but I freeze up talking. Obviously I can’t work with others and would probably do best with some sort of work-from-home freelancing thing. Which obviously means I’m going to end up on welfare anyway, because even that requires you to “self-promote” your business or portfolio. Shit-inducing. And yes, I have read all the books on introversion and sensitivity (Susan Cain’s “Quiet,” Elaine Aaron’s “Highly Senstive Person”), but no soap. I’m not a complete lunatic, so I don’t want to end up like some sad sack going to therapy. It’s really too bad because I have the temperament to be an eccentric, antisocial IT grunt but obviously not the skills. I’m a mess. College is only part of it.
Editing I could do (as long as it was from home), but nothing with PEOPLE. Dreaded humans incite pants-wetting fear in this reclusive, introverted history/sociology major. I was home schooled practically all my life due to bullying (was pushed out the back emergency door of a school bus and strangled with a jump rope) and took all my college courses online. The prospect of going out — as in out of the HOUSE — to get a job makes me want to vomit. Why can’t jobs be done online if college can? Anything so that I don’t have to actually physically BE with people or get interrogated in an interview. I’d rather die, please.
“Outpatient facility” as in what, a loony bin? So the inmates are, literally, running the asylum. Great.
You’re not gonna get much sympathy from the artsy-fartsy hipsters on ButtFeed. They’re delusional enough to think that if they say “Harry Potter” enough times in a blog post, they’ll magically turn into J.K. Rowling. NOT. GOING. TO. HAPPEN.
They didn’t use the word “win” to refer to someone who won a case. They were, in fact, expressing their opinion. BuzzFeed is apparently pro-spanking. In which case, they’re sick SOBs.
How and why does this have a label of “Win” on the homepage? Is this article supposed to be filed under BuzzFeed Rewind for 1950 or something?
When the fuck is Newmark going to put those security measures into the site that he promised back when the “Craig’s List Killer” (the FIRST one) did the stuff that ended up in a TV movie? Are there no mods on that site whatsoever? Typical Silicon Valley libertarian anarchy? Feds need to shut this fucking wasteland down.
Blame Craig’s List. The guy has done nothing to mod the site and stop the sex trafficking. Jeez, if the fucking feds can fly first-class all the way to Hong Kong to buttfuck Kim Dotcom, they can shut this piece of shit website down and maybe even charge Newmark with something. It’s his company, therefore his responsibility to ensure proper security procedures are followed on the website. Bezos pulled a self-published book from Amazon that offered instructions on how to lure kids for sex. Newmark lets his site fester in anarchy while people get hurt. He is NOT a responsible business owner, and after the guy from Massachusetts did what he did (that later became a Lifetime movie), Newmark promised there would be security protocols in place that would prevent this kind of shit from going down ever again. Obviously he hasn’t lived up to his word. There’s no moderation whatsoever. Shut it down and haul him in too.
There was a girl in one of my English classes named “Camry.” Seriously. Camry. I wonder if she was named after the place she was conceived. And has a brother named Cavalier.
Seriously, the feds need to shut down this shit website already. It’s a goddam Lifetime movie, for chrissakes. Shut it down. Not just Craig’s List but Ask.fm too.
@gmac63 1. Diana, Harry and William, Kate and Pippa
2. Australia, Canada, New Jerseyside
3. Pence: What Hugh Grant took off in the car with that hooker
4. Jane Austen, Steve Austen, Benedict Cumberbatch
5. Paddington, Huffington, Pepperland-on-Thames How’d I do, mate? :)
Litchrally genius. Wait — right guy, wrong show.
He’s better forgotten.
Sleepy, Dopey, Bashful, uh… John, Paul, George, and Ringo :)
Henry Ford received the Iron Cross from Hitler himself. We also exported the eugenics theories and tactics that led to the Holocaust. That in and of itself was a warping of Darwin’s theories of evolution by butthurt Jim Crow racists looking for a scientific justification for their racist Biblical “curse of Ham” crap. America still sucks, maybe not as much as say North Korea or China, but a lot of EU countries are waaaaay better. Denmark, for one. The Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal… etc.
They sent beetles to invade us or something. :)
The “gun state” answer was priceless. CC that one to Bruce Willis. (He’s a big NRA guy and owns a whole town in Idaho.)
They got better scores than most Americans. I don’t doubt that those man-on-the-street interviews Jay Leno used to do were real. Also: British have weird taste in men. Biden? Seriously? I thought they were “daft” exporting us the mutation that is Robert “Vigoda Brows” Pattinson, but now I’m convinced there’s something in the water. Not fluoride, obviously, but something.
And I’m sure you told everyone about it on Twitter. Seriously, people, get a fucking life.