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I was fired from my journalism job ten days into Trump – Medium
thinkin about journalism+ethics+"objectivity" of the future...

"...And I'd specifically been asked by Marketplace to maintain a personal blog as part of building my 'personal brand.'"  lewis_wallace  marketplace  apm  radio  reporting  journalism  journalist  ethics  work  job  donald_trump  censorship  media  objectivity  neutrality  npr  diversity  trans  controversy  2017  2010s  blog 
february 2017 by cluebucket
What “Things Going Wrong” Can Look Like – Medium
"I'm reading this as '1933 playbook continues on schedule, pace slightly higher than last time: something between maybe 1.2x and 2x, but without the possibility of a major land war to show up on the horizon.'" (apart from climate-related disaster movements?)  yonatan_zunger  prediction  2017  2010s  donald_trump  steve_bannon  government  society  censorship  discrimination  crime  hate  future  1930s  islam  latinx  immigration  blm  black  america  jewish  organization 
january 2017 by cluebucket
My feminism will be capitalist, appropriative and bullshit merchandise – Athena Talks – Medium
"multiple people on this here internet thought that the words I put out there, fighting precisely these notions, were fair game to try and make money while sparing not a single afterthought to the realities of the woman who wrote those words."  flavia_dzodan  slogan  writer  writing  feminism  capitalism  merch  appropriation  work  2010s  2000s  finance  poverty  money  public  2017 
january 2017 by cluebucket
I’m With The Banned — Welcome to the Scream Room — Medium
"I have come to believe, in the course of our bizarro unfriendship, that Milo believes in almost nothing concrete—not even in free speech. The same is reportedly true of Trump, of people like Ann Coulter, of Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage: They are pure antagonists unencumbered by any conviction apart from their personal entitlement to raw power and stacks of cash."
laurie_penny  journalist  milo_yiannopoulos  republican  rally  troll  alt-right  racism  feminism  daryush_valizadeh  u.k.  geert_wilders  pamela_geller  RNC  2016  2010s 
july 2016 by cluebucket
Laughter Doesn’t Scale — Track Changes — Medium
"The Internet is the world's greatest joke killer—and yet everyone thinks they are funny."

my aside:
I really really thought I dreamt the minions thing the other night when it was on my screen, because I'm on a vampire schedule, my prejudice against Minion stuff is supreme, and I want to leave Gmail anyway...

and honestly if they had kept it for full April Fools instead of taking it down mid-day with that sheepish apology it would have been THE BEST prank, actually, because it truly was too stupid to be real, and at once entirely believable, and it truly did fuck with people.

also because anyone who actually plays April Fools pranks (other than the half-assed "I'm Pragnant?" Facebook posts) is both super-lame and just deranged enough to not apologize. you gotta *hold thru* on it, right?

glass of haterade brought to you by Pinboard ;-}
paul_ford  trackchanges  google  gmail  april_fools  humor  writing  internet  prank  april  2016  2010s  gif  joke  dumb 
april 2016 by cluebucket
The Equilibrium Paradox: Somebody Has to Do It — Medium
Martin Weitzman: "'Extremists of that faith [the objection “If that would work, don’t you think we would have already tried it?”] act like the precocious but obsessive young surgeon who refuses to perform an appendectomy because he doesn’t understand why the appendix exists in the first place. The truth is that vestigial organs are present in economic systems as well as in biological ones–despite denials of the possibility based, in both cases, on vague or superficial generalities about Darwinian survival value. '"

"In effect, Daniel Drezner argues that equilibrium reasoning made everyone think someone else would cut Donald Trump down to size. But somebody has to do it, or it doesn’t get done. And in this case, it needed to be a critical mass of somebodies."  miles_kimball  martin_weitzman  economist  economics  macroeconomics  paradox  economy  daniel_drezner  donald_trump  politics  success  equilibrium  humility  action  election  candidate  2016  2010s  reason  writing 
march 2016 by cluebucket
The “C” Word — Matter — Medium
refreshing if frustrating... overall better to have all this out in the open roight
consent  men  feminism  relationship  sex  education  beejoli_shah  2015  2010s  interview  rape  assault  reaction  fear  violence  legal  growing_up 
december 2015 by cluebucket
What It’s Like To Report on Mass Shootings Routinely — Personal Growth — Medium
"I have a mass shooting story prewritten at all times, ready to be filled in with details as needed. Such shootings happen about once a month and we need to be prepared."
polly_mosendz  writing  journalism  journalist  process  news  how_to  shooting  death  tragedy  newspaper  twitter  disaster  oregon  violence  umpqua  roseburg  2015  2010s  2000s  america  reporting  barack_obama  routine  newsweek  template 
october 2015 by cluebucket
Growing Up Poor With Three Parents — Medium
"I'm very lucky: my parents are remarkable people who care deeply for me and did an admirable job of raising. But, it certainly didn't hurt that there were three of them."
raindrift  ian_baker  class  privilege  poverty  society  polyamory  monogamy  economics  family  relationship  benefit  childhood  support  2015  2010s  1980s  parenting 
september 2015 by cluebucket
Here’s a giant 800-track alt/indie-focused 90's playlist in chronological order — Medium
"The first track is 'Birdhouse In Your Soul', released on January 15, 1990. The last track is 'Big Pimpin', released on December 28, 1999."
hummmm I just wanna read the full tracklist though  playlist  rdio  spotify  music  1990s  nostalgia  audio  1990  1994  1995  1996  1997  1999 
july 2015 by cluebucket
How It’s Made Series: Beats By Dre — Bolt Blog — Medium
"I estimate that the COGS without labor or shipping is $16.89 - yet Beats is able to successfully retail these headphones for $199+."
avery_louie  engineer  engineering  beats_by_dre  business  brand  manufacturing  headphones  audio  labor  plastic  breakdown  product  beats  2010s  2015 
june 2015 by cluebucket
Mad Men and the Coke Jingle Theory — The Message — Medium
"This move to try to sneak credit for the Coke ad under the table to the thoroughly made-up Don Draper raises some serious concerns. ... there is nobody in Mad Men, even in this final episode, who in the slightest way resembles Billy Davis. What’s more, the world of the show is constructed in such a way as to suggest that not only does he not exist, but that he could not have existed."  mad_men  tv  1960s  1970s  coca-cola  jingle  ad  history  billy_davis  tim_carmody  ebony  racism  erasure  america  song  1971  motown  revision  criticism 
june 2015 by cluebucket
A “No to” Poem — The Message — Medium
The No Manifesto for Poetry Readings and LISTSERVs and Magazine and ‘Open Versatile Spaces Where Cultural Production Flourishes’.
paul_ford  poem  poetry  anonymous  feminism  no  anne_boyer  group  rejection  pdf  2014  2015  2010s  chicago  publishing  melville_house  rape  assault 
june 2015 by cluebucket
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Put Your Baby Photos Online — Matter — Medium
1. Privacy as the right to control your information
2. Privacy and the right to confidentiality
3. Privacy in context  child  internet  photo  privacy  security  dimitri_tokmetzis  netherlands  de_correspondent  flickr  consent  facebook  google  helen_nissenbaum  social_media  legal 
february 2015 by cluebucket
You Want to be a Writer? — Medium
"My advice is to not only endure it or to develop a thick skin, but learn to love and seek rejection. Wallpaper your writing space with rejection letters."
rejection  process  writing  advice  tip  fred_venturini  writer  job  work  reading  motivation  satisfaction  essay  2015  2010s 
january 2015 by cluebucket
This Weird Person Might Save You From Online Harassment — Backchannel — Medium
"This is someone who cares, but who doesn't care if others agree with how they care."

"Maymay believes that people too often forget that companies' interests are not always aligned with those of their users. The services want users to stay focused on doing things that will drive the bottom line. Crane, who writes technical copy for the products and is instrumental in their design, offers a more blunt explanation: 'They don't want their users coming on a dating site and thinking about getting raped.'"  backchannel  meitar_moscovitz  maymay_moscovitz  writing  internet  tool  weapon  technology  san_francisco  open-source  safety  social_media  dating  caleb_garling  hacker  cyborg  PAT  predator  negative  anonymous  facebook  okcupid  sex_offender  creepshield  browser  homeless  freelance  work  gender  social_change  justice  doxxing  transparency  rebecca_crane  action  collective 
january 2015 by cluebucket
Face it, black people. Michael Brown let you down. — Culture Club — Medium
"A man was born under magical circumstances, lived among the poor and sick, and performed miracles. He was sentenced to a brutal and unjust death, which he accepted, because it was for the good of his neighbors — even those that hated him. He was, literally, perfect.

"Maybe that’s why the recent revelation that Jesus may have had a wife is so controversial. People are angry about this, but they shouldn’t be. After all, what’s the matter with having a wife? If you believe, it doesn’t change anything, at all. He still performed miracles. He still died. He still came back. He’s still God’s son. You can still pray to him.

"But maybe the issue is that as a (formerly) Puritan society, we need our saviors to be spotless, to be clean. Perhaps that’s what all the fuss is about."
dex_digital  dexdigi  culture  society  america  michael_brown  dexter_thomas  writing  ferguson  2014  2010s  trayvon_martin  oscar_grant  jesus_christ  iftheygunnedmedown  perfection  morality  religion  human  race  racism  death  christianity  killing  punishment  media 
august 2014 by cluebucket
How to Be Polite — The Message — Medium
via Aleland!

"Politeness buys you time. It leaves doors open. I’ve met so many people whom, if I had trusted my first impressions, I would never have wanted to meet again. And yet — many of them are now great friends. I have only very rarely touched their hair.

"One of those people is my wife. On our first date, we went to a nice bar with blue tables and, in the regular course of conversation she told me at length about the removal of a dermoid teratoma from her ovaries. This is a cyst with teeth (not a metaphor). I had gone in expecting to flirt but instead I learned about the surgical removal of a fist-sized mutant mass of hair and teeth from her sexual parts. This killed the chemistry. I walked her home, told her I had a great time, and went home and looked up cysts on the Internet, always a nice end to an evening."  paul_ford  life  writing  politeness  manners  conversation  tip  party  touch  society  sex  sex_work 
august 2014 by cluebucket
When “Life Hacking” Is Really White Privilege — Get Bullish — Medium
instead of "in bed," add "because I'm white"

"[T]he right way to talk about this — about 'ruling your world' with mind-control (and servicepeople-control) techniques — involves acknowledging structural barriers that allow some people to do this while punishing others for trying. And it involves a healthy discussion of whether we should."  writing  2013  2010s  takedown  racism  privilege  entitlement  wealth  stealing  justice  injustice  jen_dziura  get_bullish  james_altucher  quora  access  race  class  society  white  service  rule  boundary 
december 2013 by cluebucket
How to Have a Career: Advice to Young Writers — Work in Progress — Medium
"Avoid all messy and needy people including family; they threaten your work. You may believe your messy life supplies material, but it in fact distracts you from understanding that material, and until you understand it, it is useless to you."  sarah_manguso  advice  writer  writing  life  enemy  ally  dignity  kindness  favor  health  family  money  work 
july 2013 by cluebucket

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