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AllianceBernstein’s Nashville move threatens New York and London
He cited “a more affordable cost of living, with lower taxes and housing costs, a high quality of life . . . and a brand-new, state of the art work environment, with all the best technology and tools”, as the reasons for the 885-mile shift.
culture 
18 days ago by maoxian
Chango people - Wikipedia
The Changos, also known as Camanchacos or Camanchangos,[1] were an indigenous people who inhabited a long stretch of the Pacific coast from the Atacama desert to the Coquimbo Region in what is now southern Peru and northern Chile.
culture 
21 days ago by maoxian
Rural Kansas is dying. I drove 1,800 miles to find out why
STAY LONG OXY AND CAGE FIGHTING, AS I LIKE TO QUIP

COMMERCIAL FARMING DOESN'T TAKE A LOT OF PEOPLE
culture 
21 days ago by maoxian
Megan McArdle's '12 Rules for Life' - Bloomberg
SORT OF INSIPID MIDDLE AMERICA FEEL-GOOD SHIT
culture 
february 2018 by maoxian
I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life
“It was 30 minutes of me getting up and moving and him following and sticking his fingers down my throat again. It was really repetitive. It felt like a fucking game.”

SO STOP PLAYING IT
CULTURE 
january 2018 by maoxian
The Humiliation of Aziz Ansari - The Atlantic
Within minutes of returning, she was sitting on the kitchen counter and he was—apparently consensually—performing oral sex on her (here the older reader’s eyes widen, because this was hardly the first move in the “one-night stands” of yesteryear), but then went on, per her account, to pressure her for sex in a variety of ways that were not honorable.

MY INTENTIONS WERE STRICTLY HONORABLE!
culture 
january 2018 by maoxian
“Oh My God, This Is So F---ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, Orgiastic Dark Side | Vanity Fair
while the guys get laid, the women get screwed

EMILY CHANG? WHICH EMILY CHANG? BLOOMBERG EMILY CHANG
culture 
january 2018 by maoxian
The Problem with Muzak | Liz Pelly
I LOVE SPOTIFY! I LOVE THE SKIP BUTTON, LADY!
culture  music  spotify 
december 2017 by maoxian
SoulCycle Sold Fans on Fitness, Now It's Cashing In on Clothes - Racked
“I have been totally brainwashed into paying an obscene amount of money for spin classes, why not throw in a $70 tank top?”

LOL
culture 
december 2017 by maoxian
Lollypop Farm | Humane Society of Greater Rochester
LEE TRIED TO GIVE THESE GUYS $3MM BUT THEY THOUGHT HE WAS A BUM (ok he looked like a bum but still) AND SENT HIM PACKING!
culture 
december 2017 by maoxian
The Western Elite from a Chinese Perspective - American Affairs Journal
I hope that the perspective of a candid Chinese atheist can be of some instruction to them.

BORN IN 1985, HILARIOUS
china  culture 
november 2017 by maoxian
Social Media Is a Denial-of-Service Attack on Your Mind
How the attention economy is subverting our decision-making and our democracy.

TLDR
culture 
november 2017 by maoxian
TV host Charlie Rose suspended after sexual harassment accusations - NBC News
A woman who was one of Rose’s assistants during the mid-2000s, Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, told The Post that Rose allegedly walked naked in front of her at least a dozen times while she was working in one of his homes in New York City. She also said Rose called her repeatedly late at night or early in the morning to ask her about her sex life and describe a “very specific, repetitive fantasy” of her disrobing and swimming naked in a pool at his suburban home in Bellport, New York, as he watched. She was in her early 20s at the time.
culture 
november 2017 by maoxian
Harvey Weinstein had secret hitlist of names to quash sex scandal | Film | The Guardian
An extract from Harvey Weinstein’s hitlist.

LET'S SEE THE WHOLE LIST, YOU PUSSIES
culture 
november 2017 by maoxian
Kevin Spacey Apologizes To Anthony Rapp Over Alleged Sexual Misconduct : The Two-Way : NPR
Rapp, 46, made the allegation against Spacey in an interview with Buzzfeed that was published Sunday night. In it, he said that when he was a teenage actor working in New York, Spacey invited him to his apartment for a party, after which the older actor, then in his mid-20s, carried Rapp to a bed and laid on top of him.

DRUNKEN SPACEY, HE SAYS
culture 
october 2017 by maoxian
Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Others Say Weinstein Harassed Them - The New York Times
“I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did,” Ms. Jolie said in an email.
culture 
october 2017 by maoxian
Death at a Penn State Fraternity - The Atlantic
A former Beta told me that pledges were held down on a table as a red-hot poker was brought close to their bare feet and they were told they were going to be branded. With pillowcases over their heads, they were paddled, leaving bruises and, on at least one occasion, breaking the skin. They were forced to eat and drink disgusting things, denied sleep, and terrorized in a variety of other ways.

BIG DEAL ... HOW DID THE KID DIE?

[He fell down the stairs] They slapped and punched him, threw his shoes at him, poured beer on him, sat two abreast on his twitching legs.

AH, HE FELL DOWN THE STAIRS WHEN DRUNK, I'M SURE IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME ... TROUBLE WAS THE OTHER DRUNKS IGNORED HIS INJURIES
culture 
october 2017 by maoxian
Speaking Ill of Hugh Hefner - The New York Times
the man was obviously wicked and destructive

ROSS ASSHAT
culture 
october 2017 by maoxian
The Premium Mediocre Life of Maya Millennial
The food, I opined to my wife, was premium mediocre.

At its broad, fuzzy edges, premium mediocre is an expansive concept; a global, cosmopolitan and nationalist cultural Big Tent: it is arguably both suburban and neourban, Red and Blue, containing Boomers and X’ers. It includes bluetooth headsets favored by Red State farmers and the tiki torches — designed for premium mediocre backyard barbecues — favored by your friendly neighborhood Nazis. It includes everything Trump-branded. It covers McMansions, insecure suburbia-dwelling Dodge Stratus owners and Bed, Bath, and Beyond shoppers. It includes gentrifying neighborhoods and ghost-town malls. It includes Netflix and chill. It includes Blue Apron meals.

HE'S ONTO SOMETHING BUT WRITES LIKE AN ASSHOLE
culture 
september 2017 by maoxian
To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now - The New York Times
The $16.60 per hour Ms. Ramos earns as a janitor at Apple works out to about the same in inflation-adjusted terms as what Ms. Evans earned 35 years ago.

NO BENNIES ... FOUR WEEKS PAID VACATION FOR THE JANITOR LOL

Thirty years ago, Kodak employed about 60,000 people in Rochester, with average pay and benefits companywide worth $79,000 in today’s dollars.

A SHADOW OF ITS FORMER SELF
culture 
september 2017 by maoxian
Divorce and Occupation | FlowingData
99.9% OF DAY TRADERS ARE DIVORCED .... CHART OF MEDICAL MAFIA SALARIES INTERESTING
culture  visualization 
september 2017 by maoxian
America Is Now a ‘Second Tier’ Country - Bloomberg
DEPENDS ON WHICH END OF BIFURCATED AMERICA YOU LIVE IN
culture 
june 2017 by maoxian
We should thank millennials for ruining these terrible products | New York Post
Millennials are, according to Business Insider earlier this month, “Killing Chains Like Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee’s.” This isn’t the first thing that we’ve killed and/or destroyed by stubbornly refusing to spend money on it. Last year millennials got accused of wiping out everything from mass-market beers like Budweiser and Coors to the diamond industry to bar soap.

And, on behalf of all millennials, I can only say: You’re welcome.
culture 
june 2017 by maoxian
What To Do If You See Someone Being Harassed
Since the election, physical and verbal attacks have increased against women, gays and lesbians, African Americans, Latinos, Jews, and people of apparent Middle Eastern heritage.

TALL HANDSOME WHITE MEN STILL SAFE
culture 
november 2016 by maoxian
Donald Trump, the First President of Our Post-Literate Age - Bloomberg View
We can still look up something in a dictionary or Wikipedia.

OR GOOGLE IT
culture 
november 2016 by maoxian
American photographer Matthew Christopher captures the past glories of the US | Daily Mail Online
'I examine the losses and failures that led these ruins to become forsaken by communities that once celebrated them,'

ESPECIALLY THE CHURCHES
culture  photos  books  tobuy 
september 2016 by maoxian
What are 'relationship deal breakers'? Scientists found out. - Business Insider
DISHEVELED APPEARANCE - VERY
LAZY - VERY
TOO NEEDY - NOT AT ALL
LACKS SENSE OF HUMOR - NOT AT ALL
BAD SEX - NOT AT ALL
LACKS CONFIDENCE - NOT AT ALL
TOO MUCH TV / VIDEO GAMES - NO TV OR VIDEO GAMES
LOW SEX DRIVE - NOT AT ALL
STUBBORN - VERY
TALKS TOO MUCH - SOMETIMES
TOO QUIET - SOMETIMES
BLUNT - VERY
DOES NOT WANT KIDS - NOT AT ALL
HAS KIDS - YES
TOO ATHLETIC ?!? - NO
NOT ATHLETIC - NO
culture  lists 
august 2016 by maoxian
Red pill and blue pill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
STRICTLY A BLUE PILL MAN HERE

The term "red pill" is frequently used by people in the men's rights movement as a metaphor for the specific moment when they come to the belief that certain gender roles they are expected to conform to (e.g. marriage, monogamy) are intended to benefit women, not themselves.

LOL, IT TOOK YOU DUMMIES THAT LONG TO FIGURE IT OUT?
culture 
august 2016 by maoxian
Spirit Weavers Gathering — All-Women's New Age Celebration
Around 500 women, all of whom have paid $700 for tickets, fill an amphitheater with wooden benches. They're mostly in their 20s and 30s and look like members of an exceptionally chic cult: white caftans, chunky turquoise rings, indigo shawls, henna tattoos, messy braids, and, considering that we're camping, an overwhelming amount of silk.

LOL
culture 
july 2016 by maoxian
America is off the tracks, but the GOP errs in thinking it can right her - The Washington Post
What’s needed, rather, is a president who will behave like an adult — someone whose words and actions do not routinely contradict each other; someone who will stand against the excesses of modern liberalism without entertaining the vain hope of obliterating it; someone who likes the country as it is, without trying to transform it or make it “great.” Someone, in short, who can manage the decline of a great nation without making things worse.
culture 
july 2016 by maoxian
A home that looks perfect, until bigotry rears its ugly head - The Washington Post
“We don’t want Muslims in our clubhouse. Take off that robe over your head!” she boomed.'

THERE WAS A WOMAN IN FULL HIJAB AT BABY'S NURSERY SCHOOL GRADUATION, I DON'T THINK ANYONE SAID ANYTHING
culture 
july 2016 by maoxian
Why Have Millennials Fallen Out of Love With Diamonds? - The Daily Beast
GEN X AND GEN Y ALSO NOT FANS, MAINLY BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHERE DIAMONDS COME FROM
culture 
may 2016 by maoxian
Why You Should Clean Up Your Desk, but Not Too Much - Bloomberg
WHEN I HAD MY VAUNTED CORNER OFFICE, AND LATER THE SEMI-VAUNTED CORNER CUBE, MY DESK WAS IMMACULATE, JUST SPOTLESS (because I never did *any* work)
CULTURE 
april 2016 by maoxian
Thoughts on Gender and Radical Candor | First Round Review
I AM RADICALLY CANDID AND IT HAS CAUSED A LIFETIME OF SUFFERING
culture 
march 2016 by maoxian
Dana Brunetti, Hollywood’s Most Openly Disliked and Secretly Beloved E | Vanity Fair
He grew up dirt-poor in the paper-mill town of Covington, Virginia, the kind of “backwards town,” he says, “where basically everybody marries their high-school sweetheart, stays there, goes to work at the local mill, and no one gets out.”

HE GOT OUT
culture 
march 2016 by maoxian
Tinder reveals 'most desirable' professions (Wired UK)
Pilot
Entrepreneur
Firefighter
Doctor
TV/Radio Personality
Teacher
Engineer
Model
Paramedic
College Student
Lawyer
Personal Trainer
Financial Advisor
Police Officer
Military
culture 
february 2016 by maoxian
Big Tits for 600: The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy!' | Broadly
'Great meat cannons on that land beast'

GIANT TITS, SOME GUYS ARE INTO THAT, NOT ME
culture 
february 2016 by maoxian
For gifted children, being intelligent can have dark implications | Calgary Herald
"Just before he graduated from high school in 1991, Reed developed software for a major oil company that converted old blueprints into working documents. He began his studies for a degree in mathematics that September, but flunked out a year later. Then, when he was 21 years old, Reed Ball swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills. He died quietly with his pet kitten, Solis, beside him and his computer still on."

YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IS PRECIOUS, PROTECT IT
culture 
february 2016 by maoxian
Paramedic Shares His Wild Ride Treating 'A Thousand Naked Strangers' : Shots - Health News : NPR
I HAVE A FRIEND WHO'S A PARAMEDIC ... A THOUSAND SCARY STORIES FOR SURE, ESP. THE BOTCHED SUICIDES

"There were a couple little hints and warning signs. I ran a shooting one day, and I got too close to the person and stepped on a piece of their skull. And I didn't realize it until I got home the next morning, and it was stuck in the tread of my boot, and I thought it was a stone. And I pulled it out and it was skull fragment. I sort of laughed. My wife was horrified, and the look on her face let me know that, oh, wow, my outlook has swung in a weird direction and that's troubling."

HEE HEE, YES, MY BUDDY IS LIKE THAT (TWISTED)
culture 
january 2016 by maoxian
My Tinder date with ‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli - The Washington Post
In my limited communications with him via text, he seemed polite, even a little meek.

"Martin was a lot smaller than I thought he would be, and seemed really nervous."

LOL
culture 
january 2016 by maoxian
The Refragmentation
too long didn't read

" There I found a copy of The Atlantic. I wish I could say it became a gateway into a wider world, but in fact I found it boring and incomprehensible."

OK I READ A BIT OF IT ... WHAT YEAR WAS GRAHAM BORN?
culture 
january 2016 by maoxian
Appalachia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
portrayed the region's inhabitants as uneducated and prone to impulsive acts of violence

THIS IS ACCURATE
culture 
october 2015 by maoxian
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