As an N.C. State fan, I wholeheartedly agree
“North Carolina’s school districts are littered with single-wide trailers masquerading as schools”
I think if your biggest qualm with this particular item is, “ Well, actually, we’ll have to keep taking down statues forever,” then you’re missing the point, a bit. The idea that, as you imagined, in 2200, people will take down statues of leaders who did little to aid LGBTQ rights assumes our society will continue…
Thanks, jamberg. Always nice to see you popping up under these pieces. I’ve got a much longer series on, uhh, basically everything in NC that’ll be going up soonish on Splinter, tbd on the date. I’m sure we’ll splice it over, but just a head’s up, in case you’re interested.
I already read Yoder’s shitty Silent Sam column. The sheer number and scale of the false equivalencies Yoder reels off in the piece is dizzying. It’s the final remnants of an Old South progressive mentality that for decades has used its gentility to mask its intentions, one that plainly gives away its limitations on…
Yeah, every Jurassic Park since the first one has done nothing but driven me to rewatch the first one to remember why I’m watching whichever sequel is pooping on my eyes.
I’m not sure I understand the question. How would we tackle a story about [a fact]?
Fold. What are we, animals?
Put on Lynyrd Skynyrd and just fucking get to clackin’. Also, stare at something other than a screen and walk around every hour, or so. My best ideas/sentences tend to come when I do this, then I sprint back to my computer or notepad to capture before it...oh, there it went.
“Ride the big one” (if you’ve got a good story or are extremely good at something, lean into it), and “go where they’re not” (always look to write/report something different than what you’d normally read.) Also, what everyone else said: Read everything you can get your eyes on.
All I know is one of them edited my Avengers blog and commented that it could have used 10% more heft to explain the Multiverse, and the other called me a nerd.
I quit smoking and went to vaping and it’s made my life much, much better. Also, 420 is a day, and it is not unlike any other day, which is to say I’ll end up binge-watching the Boss Baby Netflix series tonight.
Megan, don’t read this.
Rude that I’m not included here, honestly.
Yeah, what’s your bar for taking it “seriously”? Smoking or vaping or eating an edible? Then yes. Praying or taking work off? No.
My apartment, in my crockpot.
While I personally think it’s for all ages and that it’s perfectly reasonable for adults to obsess over them, the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Bruhl was actually really good as Zemo, but the problem was that they were so hellbent on tying his backstory to Sokovia instead of giving him his own non-Avengers related arc that when it came time for the big payoff, and he shows them that he killed the super-soldiers (great misdirection, there), it was just kind…