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Philip Bump on Twitter: "Today someone sent me hate email in all caps so I told him that I had a disorder where I couldn't read capital letters and he retyped the whole thing in lowercase."
Today someone sent me hate email in all caps so I told him that I had a disorder where I couldn't read capital letters and he retyped the whole thing in lowercase.
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7 weeks ago by ramitsethi
Why Americans Hate the Media - The Atlantic
Why Americans Hate the Media
Why has the media establishment become so unpopular? Perhaps the public has good reason to think that the media's self-aggrandizement gets in the way of solving the country's real problems.
media  america  TheAtlantic  article  news  critics 
7 weeks ago by gwippich
The hardest part about losing weight for me [32M] is other people. : relationships
So this time two years ago I weighed about 225 and decided to do something about it. I made the mistake of telling people.

My mom insisted that I didn't need to, my dad insisted that I shouldn't because even though I had about 24% body fat I was already thin.

I forged on and in spite of ups and downs I got to 203.

My girlfriend constantly wanted to keep junkfood in the house and got bothered when I skipped a meal and she ate by herself next to me.

But then we backpacked through Europe for the summer and walked 10-15 miles a day doing the tourist thing and I dropped down to 180.

My parents and brother and sister were noticeably worried and told me to start eating more.

But being back home, daily life crept back in and today I'm at 191. I haven't weighed this little since I was 13 and I'm really proud.

I've recently (this past week recently) started waking up early and going to the gym with my best friend.

I made the grave mistake of telling him "I'm not doing Keto, but I'm going to make an effort to cut out carbs and sugar". And we had a whole conversation yesterday about how he's worried about me and that it's not healthy to cut out carbs and it was this whole big thing.

All I want is to get to 175, dead center of a healthy BMI, and maybe get some tone muscle.

It's just that all these people, who I love and love me back, genuinely think they're helping and it's the hardest part by far.

Why are people like this? Why would they actively try and stop me from going for this objectively positive goal? It sounds really strange to just say "I'm going to let dieting and exercising negatively affect my personal relationships."
fatlogic  critics  via:ramitsethi 
9 weeks ago by eaconley
The hardest part about losing weight for me [32M] is other people. : relationships
So this time two years ago I weighed about 225 and decided to do something about it. I made the mistake of telling people.

My mom insisted that I didn't need to, my dad insisted that I shouldn't because even though I had about 24% body fat I was already thin.

I forged on and in spite of ups and downs I got to 203.

My girlfriend constantly wanted to keep junkfood in the house and got bothered when I skipped a meal and she ate by herself next to me.

But then we backpacked through Europe for the summer and walked 10-15 miles a day doing the tourist thing and I dropped down to 180.

My parents and brother and sister were noticeably worried and told me to start eating more.

But being back home, daily life crept back in and today I'm at 191. I haven't weighed this little since I was 13 and I'm really proud.

I've recently (this past week recently) started waking up early and going to the gym with my best friend.

I made the grave mistake of telling him "I'm not doing Keto, but I'm going to make an effort to cut out carbs and sugar". And we had a whole conversation yesterday about how he's worried about me and that it's not healthy to cut out carbs and it was this whole big thing.

All I want is to get to 175, dead center of a healthy BMI, and maybe get some tone muscle.

It's just that all these people, who I love and love me back, genuinely think they're helping and it's the hardest part by far.

Why are people like this? Why would they actively try and stop me from going for this objectively positive goal? It sounds really strange to just say "I'm going to let dieting and exercising negatively affect my personal relationships."
fatlogic  critics 
9 weeks ago by ramitsethi
The Art of the Pan: What’s the Point of a Bad Review in 2019?
"A scathing takedown can be cathartic, thrill-inducing, or necessary—sometimes all at once. But with the collapse of monoculture and the rise of social media, the critiquing game has changed. Have reviews gotten harsher? Softer? Writers from Pitchfork, The New York Times, and others reflect."
reviews  movies  critics  music  tv 
january 2019 by jimmykduong
William Blum, US Policy Critic Derided by NYT, Dies at 85 (FAIR)
We have had the honor of meeting Mr. Blum (and perhaps even some correspondence, in a junior role supporting the Institute for Public Accuracy). We will miss his earnest, honest contribution to the choir against empire.
clippings  Blum  author  programmer  authors  critics  foreign+policy  empire  imperialism  historian  war  media  propaganda  New+York+Times 
december 2018 by mjb

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