“And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.”—
Pissed off:either in the context of being angry, or having left a place.
Piss Up:an event containing alcohol.
Pissing down:Raining heavily.
Pissed on:usually used to describe being rained on.
Piss around:dawdle or delay; procrastinate.
Pissing contest:attempting to prove one's abilities are better than someone else's, for no discernible gain.
Piss faced (see also 'shitfaced'):inebriated.
Pissy:either angry, or something very small.
Piss-poor/piss-weak:weak or disappointing.
Piss head:Alcoholic individual.
As an example:George and some other piss head got into a pissing contest, where George put in a piss poor effort and got pissed off because it started pissing down. He'd figured it would be piss easy to win, so he was pissy and spent the rest of the afternoon pissing around before deciding to piss off and avoid getting pissed on any further by the rain.
Salome dances her dance of the seven veils,
The men all eye her like wolves on the hunt, this beautiful girl
finally undressing for them. Finally they can see her
exactly as they want to.
The first veil drops.
In 2007, Kim Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend
released their sex tape against her will.
Kim Kardashian, rather than hide in shame
Used the publicity to promote her own career.
Salome moves like a dream half-remembered.
Salome dances like a siren song. All the men ache
to see the hot sugar of her hip bones.
The second veil drops.
In 2014, Kim Kardashian walks down the aisle
As the whole world watches. If only all of us
were so successful in our revenge.
If only all of us stood in our Louboutin heels
on the backs of the men who betray us,
surveying the world we created for ourselves.
The third veil drops.
Kim Kardashian knows exactly what you think of her.
She presses the cloth tighter against her skin
Her smile is a promise she never intends to keep
We can almost see all of her.
Salome shows us her body
but never her eyes.
The fourth veil is dropping.
The four things most recently tweeted at Kim Kardashian were
@KimKardashian Suck My Dick
@Kim Kardashian Can I Meet Kanye?
@KimKardashian Please Fuck Me
@KimKardashian I Love You. I Love You.
Women are told to keep their legs shut.
Women are told to keep their mouths shut.
Some women are kept silent for so long,
They become experts in the silent theft of power.
The fifth veil has dropped.
Kim Kardashian made $12 million dollars this year
Yesterday, uncountable men in their miserable jobs,
told their miserable friends that Kim was a “dumb whore”
Kim Kardashian will never learn their names.
The sixth veil has dropped.
The seventh veil has dropped.
And Salome sat beside King Herod. And he swore unto her
“Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give to thee
unto the half of my kingdom”
And she smiled, and said
“Bring me the head of John The Baptist.
Punish the man who hurt me”
“You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of our grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children-that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves.”—
You know, this is a really hard thing for me. It’s like saying, any chance of recommending your favourite oxygen particles? I am reminded of a quote by Maud Casey
“I was born with a reading list I will never finish.”
So, where do I start? This is going to take a while …
One of the greatest rewards of a reading life is discovery and I think it’s important that you go through the process of exploration and discovery … and sometimes, just read the books that happen to find their own way into your hands.
Having been lucky to accidently find this article recently, it’s the only one I will ever recommend from now on: 28 Books You Should Read If You Want To when people ask me to recommend a reading list.
That said, I won’t weasel out of it with just that.
[Continued after the break to release your dash scroll bar …]
I’ve been spending a lot of time in Silicon Valley for my day job at CalendarTree. I feel like an embedded journalist. You might be interested in some of the things I’ve discovered. The most fascinating phenomenon in the start-up world is calle…
“In an environment in which start-up resources are not limited, and no one can predict the next winner, and it is easy to measure customer behavior in great detail, the Internet is no longer a technology.
The Internet is a psychology experiment.”
re: Thinking is difficult; That’s why most people judge
I think this was the point that Carl Jung was making - that it is far easier to judge than actually stop and think.
Personally, I am happy to determine the analysis of facts but judgement without thought is a dangerous activity. As E. B. White once stated, “Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts” and Josh Billings stated that “There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those who won’t”.
My limited experience in training has convinced me that there are no stupid people, but there are people who are mentally just lazy. A great deal of laziness of mind is called the freedom of opinion. Generally speaking, I find that any opinion is a dangerous luxury people allow themselves especially when substituted for insight or understanding, I refer to Elbert Hubbard’s insight that the recipe for perpetual ignorance is to be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
My own advice (that I actually do follow):
Everyday, I aim to learn something new and to challenge one existing held opinion.
How? Personally, i like to read, so i use that medium most - I aim to:
read at least three articles One that is in my area of employment, one in a space I do not work in and one that goes against my opinion
read at least one book every month with at least one being a work of fantasy or science fiction and at least one non-fiction book within each quarter
read at least one blog a week from someone who is vehemently against my own principles or views
explore at least one web page or blog a week on a topic I am ignorant of.
Anyhoo, just thinking out loud in response to myself. Because at least I’m sure I read and think about my own posts …
I’ve been a massage therapist for many years, now. I know what people look like. People have been undressing for me for a long time. I know what you look like: a glance at you, and I can picture pretty well what you’d look like on my table.
Let’s start here with what nobody looks like: nobody looks like the people in magazines or movies. Not even models. Nobody. Lean people have a kind of rawboned, unfinished look about them that is very appealing. But they don’t have plump round breasts and plump round asses. You have plump round breasts and a plump round ass, you have a plump round belly and plump round thighs as well. That’s how it works. And that’s very appealing too.
Woman have cellulite. All of them. It’s dimply and cute. It’s not a defect. It’s not a health problem. It’s the natural consequence of not consisting of photoshopped pixels, and not having emerged from an airbrush.
Men have silly buttocks. Well, if most of your clients are women, anyway. You come to male buttocks and you say — what, this is it? They’re kind of scrawny and the tissue is jumpy because it’s unpadded; you have to dial back the pressure, or they’ll yelp.
Adults sag. It doesn’t matter how fit they are. Every decade, an adult sags a little more. All of the tissue hangs a little looser. They wrinkle, too. I don’t know who put about the rumor that just old people wrinkle. You start wrinkling when you start sagging, as soon as you’re all grown up, and the process goes its merry way as long as you live. Which is hopefully a long, long time, right?
Everybody on a massage table is beautiful. There are really no exceptions to this rule. At that first long sigh, at that first thought that “I can stop hanging on now, I’m safe” – a luminosity, a glow, begins. Within a few minutes the whole body is radiant with it. It suffuses the room: it suffuses the massage therapist too. People talk about massage therapists being caretakers, and I suppose we are: we like to look after people, and we’re easily moved to tenderness. But to let you in on a secret: I’m in it for the glow.
I’ll tell you what people look like, really: they look like flames. Or like the stars, on a clear night in the wilderness.
“I am a socialist because I believe that socialism will solve the misery of the world — give work to the man who is hungry and idle and at least give to little children the right to be born free … I believe socialism is practical.
You tell me the unemployed are unfit. Under socialism they will not be unfit because they will not be overtaxed. With the idle rich and idle poor working, and the work day 4 hours long, their bodies will grow strong again and their minds sane.
There are so many people in prison who should be out — with their minds and bodies given a chance to grow straight. There are so many out of prison who more deserve to be inside. There are those who enslave men and women and little children, paying wages that will not let them live…. It is them and the system under which they live that are responsible for the unemployed who have been treated like inhuman things by our society.”—Helen Keller (“Brutal Treatment of the Unemployed,” Sacramento Star, 16 March 1914)
This is a hash I left on my previous post. I had a couple of people ping me on it. Which surprised me because wow, you people actually read my tags? Whoa! Anyhoo, Two primary names (or groups of names) came up - one being a certain pigeon based family and the other being a boswelian bunch. What’s funny is that in both cases, I forget that they are indeed christians (or in fact a minister in one case) and thus I don’t know, maybe the reason I default to the above position is because people of a religious bent who are reasonable do not stand out … thus … umn, everyone else needs to pay attention to those behaviours and less to me and my last vestiges of prejudice.
Scene:discussing teenage children and the rules for sex under their roof
Parent 1:I bought my son a pack of condoms, then I explained that it's his responsibility to use them and if a girl ever comes knocking saying she's pregnant, he is getting three jobs to support it!
Parent 2:My coworker did the same thing but told me she lets her son and his girlfriend of eight months sleep together upstairs and the rule is she texts them if she wants them to come downstairs for dinner or whatever, and I'm like no way! Not under my roof boy-o!
Parent 3:That's what I told my kids when they wanted to have their friends for a sleep over, boys in one room, girls in the other and they're like "mum! we're 18!" and I was like, "well, if I'm not getting any, neither are you!"
Parent 1 (to me):You're lucky, you don't have kids, you dont have to worry about these things!
Me:Meh, it's not a big deal - first of all, I would sit them down and talk to them about consent. Then I would talk to them about safe sex. Then I will explain consent again. Then I will let them know they are always welcome to have sex in my house ...
Me:... as long as they don't mind that I had sex in that spot already and that the streaming webcams are always on!