If a teacher in St. Louis could be fired for leaving an anonymous comment on a newspaper website, can a teacher in Portland be fired for being a total dick non-anonymously? His unprofessionalism is pretty amazing.
Day to evening
salvationpretty: My not-so-distant past life involved a lot of retail drone work in a variety of different places, most inexplicably at Ann Taylor Loft. In contrast to the store’s overwhelmingly blah aesthetic, ATL had a very complicated selling strategy that every new employee was forced to be trained on at length. One of the tricks I learned from the hours of instructional videos that I...
God, it’s just like, really? I have never been more interested in starting that utopian women’s commune in Topanga or wherever they were going to do it. Remember when Ruth shows up, all ready to go, and all the other ladies are like, Oh honey. I sort of feel like Ruth right now. DOESN’T ANYONE WANT ANY MACARONI SALAD?
The problem, I often find, with young “cool” male teachers of either high school English or “social studies” is that they get so much mileage out of being one of the few males in the profession that they develop a bit of a God complex, which, to be fair, is an affliction that high school teachers of either gender are susceptible to. But with dudes it’s worse.* * This...
Does Vimeo always take so damn long to process/convert videos uploaded to Tumblr? It’s been almost two hours! Anyone else have this experience? Should I have uploaded to Vimeo first and then embedded instead of trying to upload from within Tumblr?
damn, vanilla latte got skills
meltzer: I watched Bring It On and all four of its straight-to-DVD sequels and explored the highs and lows of the experience at Slate. Love this.
When we were in LA last week we went to see...
The Shadow Editors: Tom Scocca: If there’s no other way to get provisions, it’s not looting. Tom Scocca: This was also how it went with Katrina, right? Reports of rampant, scary violence. To go with the “looting.” Choire Sicha: Black people running in the night! Choire Sicha: WITH THEIR BAGS OF RICE. Choire Sicha: THAT THEY CAN COOK IN WATER POLLUTED WITH DEAD BODIES.
Fishbowl NY “reports” that I am returning to Gawker, “confirmed” by Gabriel Snyder’s Twitter. Which, you know, fine—I don’t really consider it news but that’s a matter of opinion. But then: “Could these decisions to return to the blog have anything to do with Gawker’s recent decision to offer its writers full-time employment and...
Before everyone gets too excited! I’m going back to Gawker as a two-day-a-week contributor. I will be writing about subjects to be determined but my mandate is to do “original reporting,” which might mean that the story of the next Hipster Grifter actually gets written on Gawker in the first place!
There are many amazing parts of Ke$ha’s Wikipedia entry, but my favorite is this line: “She has been announced as one of the acts for the 2010 revival of Lilith Fair.”
“It’s a sexy, fun place to be. This is where the power is.”
The Partygoer's Dilemma
A: Hey are you going to M’s? B: I dunno. Are you? A: Thinking about it. Not sure. B: Yeah. Me too. A: I don’t know if I’ll know anyone there. B: Yeah, same. A: I’ll go if you go. B: Cool. I just have to check with C—she said she might be going. A: Oh, C’s coming? Haven’t seen her in ages. B: Well, maybe. I told her if she doesn’t go, then...
What CityCenter is Like
alexanderbasek: So, I was out in Las Vegas for the CityCenter opening. One day of the three-day festivities was plenty, thankyouverymuch. The entire project, which was finished only when Dubai World sued MGM to complete it after MGM tried to pull out, is staggeringly unnecessary. It’s like visiting the home of a couple that remains married because it’s too expensive to be divorced. It’s a...