That’s crazy — they make you wait a whole hour for your booze? Unacceptable! Then again, I suppose it’s faster than having to stand around until some cool adult agrees to buy it for me.
This is the classiest fucking thing I’ve ever heard of.
Seriously though, if booze is a traditional feature at wedding receptions, why not weed (if you happen to be somewhere that it’s legal)? Just be sure to get the extra-large wedding cake, and a DJ who has plenty of cartoon theme songs in their iTunes library.
Sometimes it’s tough to be proud of the ol’ home town.
The A.V. Club: A billion people logged into Facebook on Monday
We are doomed. Dooooommed, I say!
The Toast has a necessary corrective to a crumby piece of writing on sex work that appeared on GQ, recently. The lesson to learn is that it’s decidedly Not Cool to write about sex-workers (even sugar babies) with outright contempt and dismissiveness.
In reading it though, I was kind of forced to confront a nugget of ugliness in my own brain, where sex work is concerned. I have limitless compassion for sex-workers of all kinds, but as far as their clients are concerned, even the ethical, honest-dealing ones, I find that I don’t. Compassion for johns does not come naturally to me, and I know that’s sort of messed up, I guess?
Part of my brain just thinks, “If you’re lonely and horny, wouldn’t it be cheaper, easier, safer, and less potentially exploitative to, I dunno, just not have sex? Lots of people do that, and they seem alright.” Which is prudish and judgmental, and centers my point of view while excluding all others. While I am quite capable of quieting my need for human connections, and I am perfectly willing to crush my libido like a cockroach, I don’t suppose it’s fair to expect the same of others.
People apparently need other people. I think I need to learn to stop seeing that as some weird, aberrant thing when actually it seems to be a built-in part of being human.
Exploitative, entitled, contemptuous johns can still choke on a fucking peanut as far as I’m concerned though.
“On a different and higher register to these machinations, the world’s most powerful elites really have recently pulled off the greatest confidence trick of the century in demanding that the public pay off the debts left behind by the banker-led implosion of the world economy. Stating that ‘reckless spending’ rather than the neoliberal casino economic model is the cause of our current debts and deficits is a straightforward lie; believed because repeated often and loudly enough. This doesn’t require a conspiracy – just a supplicant and acquiescent media. It does however make it easier to understand the belief of how mass falsehoods could take hold.”
This is not the most representative paragraph of the linked essay, but it’s the one I thought most needed to be repeated.