theelainebenesbenediction:

Jen Kirkman saying “Don’t be so provincial” on last week’s podcast made me laugh so much I isolated the clip.

I dunno, use it as a ringtone or something.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters canvass the neighborhood of County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.

Saturday, August 30th.

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stevemarmel:

A veteran responds to Ted Nugent. Ted shows his respect for the troops by quickly banning him from his Facebook page.He has asked I share his comment.Gladly.

I  agree with everything except the idea that Nugent ever made decent music. Ted Nugent was always a third tier act.

stevemarmel:

A veteran responds to Ted Nugent. Ted shows his respect for the troops by quickly banning him from his Facebook page.

He has asked I share his comment.

Gladly.

I agree with everything except the idea that Nugent ever made decent music. Ted Nugent was always a third tier act.

caissiesthing:

Still keeping Joan in my heart and in my every thought. Looking through old stuff and found this transcript of an interview I’d done with her for a magazine a few years back. I had already cut out a lot of the personal chit chat, which I’m kicking myself for now, because I’d love to still have…

My dog is spending the night at the vet. She has pancreatitis and needs to be hooked up to an IV. I want to go sit by her crate at the vet and tell her she’s going to be okay.

Tags: daisyjdog pibs

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Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)

Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.

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— One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’. (via crankyskirt)

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It is now 3 weeks since Michael Brown was murdered by Ferguson PD Officer Darren Wilson. Officer Darren Wilson still has not been arrested, charged, or even brought to prison or court for the murder of Michael Brown.

thepoliticalfreakshow:

#JusticeForMichaelBrown

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natashavc:

"Hey China, you’re welcome. When you think about your future multi-million dollar shipping moguls, innovative tech giants, and up-and-coming diplomats, please remember a small handful of them probably received their Ivy League degrees thanks to me.
I’m a black market college admissions essay writer, and over the last three years I’ve written over 350 fraudulent essays for wealthy Chinese exchange students. Although my clients have varied from earnest do-gooders to factory tycoon’s daughters who communicate primarily through emojis, they all have one thing in common: They’re unable to write meaningful sentences.”
My student, who is really fucking smart, wrote this piece here.

Read this please.

natashavc:

"Hey China, you’re welcome. When you think about your future multi-million dollar shipping moguls, innovative tech giants, and up-and-coming diplomats, please remember a small handful of them probably received their Ivy League degrees thanks to me.

I’m a black market college admissions essay writer, and over the last three years I’ve written over 350 fraudulent essays for wealthy Chinese exchange students. Although my clients have varied from earnest do-gooders to factory tycoon’s daughters who communicate primarily through emojis, they all have one thing in common: They’re unable to write meaningful sentences.”

My student, who is really fucking smart, wrote this piece here.

Read this please.

This reminds me, I’ve gotta record Fudge Judy.

This reminds me, I’ve gotta record Fudge Judy.

(Source: theclearlydope, via sassyfontaine)