As to the ambition/obnoxiousness, I'm guessing it was kind of both. As to inflation -- well, duh.
Oh, it absolutely wrecked me! [Spoiler alert] Although apparently you're supposed to be able to see the faint outline of an island at the end, leaving the protagonists' fate ambiguous. The version I saw was so blurry that I couldn't see that. So it felt even more hopeless!
Oh man, Plague Dogs messed me up real bad! I mean, I know it's from the same people who did Watership Down, so I knew it wasn't a kids' movie. But dude, Plague Dogs makes Watership Down look like Disney!
The feminist thinkers I tend to pay attention to, policy wonks and researchers, are less likely to get attention than nutbags using the movement as an outlet for their own personal issues.
A diversity that yields a 25% approval rating among women.
There is greater diversity of thought in feminism than you give it credit for.
Ben Cardin is my man!! He just received a perfect score on the 2016 National Environmental Scorecard which measures key votes of the year related to clean energy, public health, public land and wildlife conservation! Kudos to Senator Cardin!!
That MTV bit was widely mocked because it was totally ridiculous, so Rubin was certainly right about that. Things like that accomplish absolutely nothing but make certain people feel better. In fact it was counterproductive because most people just laughed at it. That in no way represents a free exchange of ideas.
If you could write an entire article on this one issue that would be good.
Sorry if I'm not making much sense. I'm not very good at explaining myself in comment sections. I'll try to write it all out in another article.
Well to many people, that's true. Not to me, though. What I mean by Harris bordering on anti-Muslim bigotry is that shit he said years ago about profiling Muslims are airports.
"staring through yourself"..TD NAILS that woman there as his rolling memoir expands both deep within and out to the living spaces , he has nailed phrasings that stick like diamonds to it all, , in the cortex and the heart.. and in My visceral life..i stared at mirrors in dives seeing not me but That guy..then the distracting brothers & sisters would enter the place and lift the fog, ..light the joint, fill the mug, hit the fist, party on, ..til next moment of clarity.. yeah we were professionals.. and Whew, a beaut!: "denizens of dipsomania" . haha long time since i have read that in print...a term used by american philosopher/psychologist William James.. look it up ..yep, these days telling a barkeep, 'a shot n a beer" is like a foreign language to them, "oh i gotta look that up in my cocktail book" and yes, Willyburg even in fotos now is cartoonish and "The art of conversation and human interaction is doomed"..aint it the trooth.. just look at 1600 Pa ave in DC.. we gonna get tweeted into nuke war.. ..well, TD, your last paragraph here is the stuff of the Stone of thought..thanx..
"Artists will always find a place to live, but bringing a neighborhood back from the dead takes more than money or magic. "..sad tale of america on a large scale.. the money mongers eat the poor and forgotten and vomit them in concentrated wastelands.. now stretched to the rural zombie towns.. the uber gentrification in Brooklyn NY hoods like the 80's vibrancy of Sowebo has changed it from the "Grand Central Station of the New World" to the Mall of trust fund hipsters.. tall foreign owned high rises block out the East River setting sunlight, cold cold cold ..$15 for a latte , a few bodegas hang in there, art galleries for the jaded..great foto of Hollins market there , is that Billie H's mom shopping? yeah either what i described in Brooklyn or dead zombie zones like TD paints of Sowebo here are the realities..but creativity will survive, as TD continues to write it as it might be..the ghosts live..
"We were middle class, dissatisfied, young and dumb" ..The world of possibilities was limited to.... becoming a bum, or a rock ‘n’ roller." Now That is like opening line to a reincarnated Dickens masterpiece. , like David Copperfield's "I am born"..TD's rollicking ride (grasping on to LA Peggy's perfect description in above comment ) takes off from that stripped down to it memoir self appraisal. There Were other avenues of self expression, of angst, of compassion too, but for TD he grabbed HIS path with reckless bravado. We witnesses in the crowd loved the blasting speakers revivals..being in the NY get stoned chase the music scene, with a cut my teeth at the Fillmore east mentality, a 1970-71 Allman bros worshipper, roots music festivals, and Lou and VU , Bowie, et al growing in the mix late for me, i 1st stepped in CBGB's in 1975, $1! cover on a sunday nite for Patti and Television, well in the words of Root Boy Slim, my wig was flipped! 75-76-77 were the glory years, Patti, early Heads trio, Television, Rich Hell, Voidoids, were my fave,..by 78 it became a Jersey boutique leather teen boys crowd to us blue collar stoners..and it faded for us.. so, dang, dodnt stick around long nuff to see TD's Da Moronics , have heard a ruff mix of that great performance though, looking forward to the new mix..and i'm pretty sure the Worms were crazy git man Simon Chardiet (of the Bar Sinisters) band when he was Joey Miserable..yeah , haha makes sense..thanks TD!..like LA Peggy said above, good rollicking ride..kudos for blasting Clean Americans in faces of the duped..and yeah, great words there: "A brief Roman candle, shooting star, road flare burning bright and burning out."..watch out for them hangin mufflers!
"The oppressed love their oppressors and cannot wait to fill their shoes." --- Arthur Koestler
Maybe feminist leaders are content that only 25% of women call themselves feminists. It's hard to admit your approach has been flawed. Much easier to maintain the status quo and retain your personal power.
Not that I'm saying you called me that. You didn't. But others do, so I get a knee-jerk reaction sometimes.
Sorry I strawmanned you. Given the stuff I write about, I frequently get frustrated when I try to explain complex social issues with 50 shades of nuance, only to have Angry White Boys (not necessarily you, of course) respond with, "Fag!"
So everything is fine at Fukushima? Is that what you're saying?
I was only addressing the feminist movement.
Well then, Chris, let me ask you this: What's the alternative? With the future of Planned Parenthood up in the air, cops killing unarmed black people, politicians decided where trans people should take a piss...what can we do since addressing these issues means we're just "playing identity politics?"
There have been no effective improvements in reactor shutdown technology since WWII - Again misinformation - The new Generation III and IV reactors have new designs that incorporate enhanced safety features that build on lessons learned from the current generation of commercial power reactors. In new Generation III and Generation III+ designs, passive safety, also known as passive cooling, requires no sustained operator action or electronic feedback to shut down the plant safely in the event of an emergency. The Westinghouse Generation III AP1000 is equipped with water tanks, which can be emptied into the reactor vessel itself if necessary or into containment to flood in and around the reactor vessel. Instead of relying on pumps, the operator can rely on gravity once the fail-safe valve is opened. With Generation IV Reactors, new safety designs allow reactors to avoid pressurised operations, and have automatic reactor shutdowns in the case of emergency. Many designs also seek to avoid the usage of water to cool the reactor, which would reduce the risks in the situation where water is lost through leaks or heat. Furthermore, no safety-related pumps or ventilation systems are needed, they function without operator control and despite any loss of auxiliary power.
Disposal of the waste material remains an unresolved issue. This again is misinformation - Dr. Gregory Jaczko during his tenure as US NRC chairman was regarded with deep suspicion by the nuclear industry. A report by NRC Inspector General Hubert Bell accused Jaczko of withholding information from his colleagues in an effort to keep plans for the the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository from advancing. Dr. Greg Jaczko spent at least a decade misusing his impressive brain power in destructive ways by focusing it on halting the beneficial use of nuclear energy. He personally threw a huge wrench into the process of renewing licenses for existing reactors and for awarding licenses for new reactors. He was the driving force behind the aircraft impact rule for new reactors; he pushed as hard as he could to add more requirements for design changes as a way to significantly delay the the four new Westinghouse AP1000 reactors that are still under construction. Every day of delay at the NRC in producing the final COLA approvals for Vogtle and VC Summer after the staff had completed its review added at least a million dollars to the cost of each approved unit. Ironically; Jackzo was an antinuclear campaigner while he was a student at the University of Wisconsin. As described in Mark Leibovich’s “This Town”, Senator Reid played an important role in President Obama’s early decision to run for office. He pushed a lot of support to Obama from his position as Senate majority leader. After he became president, Obama made a payment on his political debt by firing Dale Klein as the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and promoted Dr. Jaczko 2009 into the position. In October 2011, all the other four NRC commissioners, two Democrats and two Republicans, sent a letter to the White House expressing "grave concern" about Jaczko's actions at the NRC. He resigned as chairman (2012) after months of conflict with his four colleagues on the NRC commission. I am surprised that he never got prosecuted for grand scale industrial sabotage, but what can you expect when even the criminals in Wall Street get away with their dirty business,
Sorta take that back about no mall. There's a couple of sclerotic shopping centers farther than I care to walk. At their best, and possibly to their credit, they were never within a million miles of a Willams Sonoma or a Safari-themed Banana Republic. Now liquor stores and sub shops. New retail paradigm needed. Maybe like ice cream men, but selling more than ice cream.
No mall here upstate in Saugerties, New York - you gotta head south to Kingston to watch mall stores close. Here, I walk into town about every other day or so to food shop and pass real brick 'n mortar still, aside from the supermarket. Local shoe store, local hardware, bookstore, non-discount drug store, movie theater (the Orpheum!) and that's about it. Some earnest cute restaurants and coffee shops fill some spaces. Place has the feeling of a raggety 50s Main Street under glass, something between a scary well-done theme mall and Twilight Zone movie set, populated with extras like me. Coins can be still be found on the sidewalk. I snapped up a quarter just the other day. Gotta be careful with those pennies though. Heads only. Tails are strictly catch and release.
Well I'll be. Congratulations Madeleine and Quinn and families.
I left as suggested.
Small family destination weddings are the best type of wedding for the exact reasons you list, especially if London is the destination. The only destination weddings I seem to be invited to tend to be in places like Houston.
Too weird to do anything else, so put him in charge of children. Well, twas ever thus, I suppose.
"Pip" is charitable. I've written about Mr. Grad before, who I had for 5th and 6th grade. A very, very smart guy who was curtailed by his weirdness. On payday, he'd often lay out a table of candy for the kids, all 30 of us. On the other hand, one time a girl left a note on his desk saying he had dandruff, no one squealed to the identity, and we all had detention for a week. FDR liberal who was depressed (as if he needed any more reasons) in '66 when Reagan won governor's race in CA. "An actor," he spit out.
Can you write about that 5th grade teacher? He sounds like a pip.
Oh, god. What jerks we were. I remember some incidents like these and they still cause me discomfort. I don't think it's the fault of our upbringing. Maybe we are all monsters until we acquire some empathy.
Thank you Russ. I needed the fix. The Carlyle always reminded me of the boutique English Hotels
In a couple of hours, was in NYC during the week.
Where's my Pictures of You (#79) Russ? I need my Friday fix NOW