I just googled 'David Foster Wallace dudebro' and came across your tumblr. :)
HAHAHAHAHAAAAA. This made my day. I have to admit that I haven’t read much DFW—and the stuff I’ve read so far I quite like—but seriously, guys and their love for DFW have taken on a slightly creepy association with me, particularly after two strange DFW-related incidents at my school. At this point, I just don’t give a damn about boys who love Sensitive White Male Authors—all that tells me usually is that they identify themselves as such, and nothing insightful about how they view or treat others.
reverse hades/persephone, where the young daughter of summer uses plant magic to ensnare the lord of darkness and keep him prisoner in a beautiful garden above ground. Eventually, enchanted by her cleverness and wild youth he agrees to eat six pomegranate seeds and stay with her for half of every year.
i identify with fight club a lot because i also like to express my nonconformity through traditional masculine violence and misogyny. it really goes against what society wants me to do. no wait
I like Fight Club enough because I’m really bad at reading between the lines, like not realizing that Fight Club actually parodies totalitarian conformity. Also I worship its portrayal of anti-capitalist loners despite the fact that they’re portrayed by two incredibly wealthy Hollywood actors who probably own major stock in the company whose coffee shop franchise I’m trying to blow up
“This idea — that women can always find another way to get the coverage or care they need — underpins just about every recent restriction on women’s health. What’s another 24-hour mandatory abortion waiting period? To a woman who lives 25 miles from the nearest provider, it’s everything. What’s one more tweak to a law about the width of clinic doors? To a clinic that can’t afford to remodel, it’s everything. What’s a minor policy change that means you have to pay full price for that IUD? To a woman who makes $14 an hour, it’s everything.”—
Whittling down alternatives usually doesn’t affect most people. But it always hits the poorest and the most marginalized—the ones who need it the most.
Also, even if robust alternatives still exist, as in the case with Hobby Lobby, that’s still a weak-ass justification for bending rules simply because you can. There was an article on the Atlantic arguing that Hobby Lobby wasn’t sexist because it was a pragmatic “balancing act” between religion and social services and I thought it was a pretty dumb article because pragmatism doesn’t negate the sexist or ridiculously selective logic behind the decision.
I kind of rank her, “personality”-wise, slightly ahead of a Tracie and a Jessica Coen. But I actually think she’s a great writer when she’s not being annoying.
Yeah. See that’s the thing, in my opinion there are SO many other internet “personalities” (or whatever) that are so much more publicly abrasive then she is. Or more abrasive than she is right now. But maybe they’re just not “famous” enough to generate the level of anger EG does.
I think EG gets under people’s skin because she has an undeniable writing talent but absolutely nothing to say. She’s not good at making up stories and her writings about her own life are just so boring. I think it’s just a case of people getting annoyed over what would have come out of either A) someone else having her writing talent OR B) Emily getting a real job and some life experience and just becoming a normal nameless faceless journalist. She’s not vile. She’s just boring as hell.
I think it’s because people can’t tell whether she’s being raw and open about her inner flaws or if she just has an actual narcissistic personality disorder. And they kind of enjoy reading it but then hate themselves for doing so.
Here is a further attempt at qualification: This decision concerns only the contraceptive mandate and should not be understood to mean that all insurance mandates, that is for blood transfusions or vaccinations, necessarily fail if they conflict with an employer’s religious beliefs. - See more at: http://live.scotusblog.com/Event/Li…h.zZmLbbG8.dpuf
lulz, “This only applies to things that correspond with my religious beliefs because reasons. Also why don’t you just have the government pay for it instead” -Kennedy, J.
That last part actually is what SCOTUSblog assumes Obama will do quite quickly:
It is extremely likely that the Obama administration will by regulation provide for the government to pay for the coverage. So it is unlikely that there will be a substantial gap in coverage. -
RBG shoots this exact disclaimer down in her dissent by pointing out that blood transfusions could be disapproved by Jehovah’s Witnesses and medication made with pig-derived products like gelatin capsules by sects of Hindus, Muslims, and Jews. How the fuck do they convince themselves that this is sound logic, they all like graduated cum laude from Harvard/Yale Law for god’s sake
She also points out that the Court acknowledged long ago in Casey that reproductive rights is inextricable from women’s rights but as far as we know they approached the issue with the finesse of idiots (mostly male) on Twitter who are currently saying things like “there are still other ways to get birth control so that’s cool.”
So, I was thinking…now that that anti-choicers can crowd Planned Parenthood doors in MA, I guess pro-choicers can too. What do you think we could provide or do for people using Planned Parenthood that would be nice and perhaps soften the blow?
Here’s my theory. The Harry Potter trio are actually representations of the other houses. Hermione is Ravenclaw. Ron is Hufflepuff. Harry is Slytheryn. They’re all in Gryffindor because they asked. In fact, everyone in that house could have been in another house if they hadn’t asked to be in Gryffindor. You have be ask to be in Gryffindor because their most defining feature is bravery and anyone can choose to be brave.
i hate monopoly it is like some old white guy was sitting around and then thought to himself, what if we could make capitalism fun? well you tried and you failed dipshit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_board_game_Monopoly it was actually created by a Georgist to illustrate the principle that rent makes landlords richer and tenants poorer. She designed it to be incredibly not fun, to show that if you don’t own property you experience an inevitable foreseeable slow dwindling of your resources until you eventually go bankrupt. She figured that through Monopoly people would be so bored and frustrated that they would understand how terrible the system of rent is
Then Parker Brothers patented it, mass-produced it, people bought it because people have terrible taste in games, and the original creator experienced an inevitable foreseeable slow dwindling of her resources until she died impoverished and obscure
I’ve been following Mallory Ortberg on Twitter for a while but I’ve only recently gotten into her writing on The Toast, and I regret being so late to the party. In light of this and her “How You Know You’re in a Jane Austen Novel,” I have a new comedic standard to appreciate and aspire to.
“Entwomyn, Feanderil said. We are no longer Entwives, we are not derivative of Ents. Decolonize your mind, Wandlimb.”
Holy SHIT is Mia Wasikowska/Jesse Eisenberg a weird couple. In an alternative universe they’d be the waifish leads of a quirky indie rom-com that would balance appropriate amounts of twee and quality drama and eventually draw middling to good reviews. I dig it.