this is better if you know it is from an interview with jesse eisenberg
Last month, when Glenn Ford was released from prison for a crime he didn’t commit, the state of Louisiana “gave him a $20 debit card for his troubles.” That, plus the four cents he had left in his prison account, was all he had.
How do you build up the material accumulations of a lifetime overnight? How do you do it with no money? Where do you even begin?
Ford’s friend John Thompson had a clever idea: Do what millions of Americans do when they are hoping that other people will buy them a whole bunch of stuff. Build an Amazon registry.
The Amazon Wish List is here.
Read the whole piece here.
Just bought this dude something off his wishlist. You should too.
The man lives in New Orleans. Help him out if you can.
from the looks of it, he needs rouses and boost mobile gift cards the most. that’s the grocery store and phone company. he doesn’t have very many of either. help the man out!
celebrities: they’re just like us
i found the only side of youtube worth going on
how have so many academics basically become “how do you expect to survive in the real world” internet trolls re: trigger warnings
how many op ed pieces do you need to write in order to exhaust your need to whine about being asked to say smth like “this book has ____ in it jsyk”
the fact that several radical~ academics have expressed support for internet troll level of hostility towards trigger warning just goes to show that a) making their work accessible was never one of their main concerns (since tws are an accessibility issue), b) they’re very invested in maintaining classroom dynamics in which they have all the power and students can’t make any kind of decisions about how they learn (by asking your teacher to teach you in a different, more effective way, you’re threatening their “academic freedom”) and c) they never cared about disabled students specifically and probably said no to students asking for other kinds of reasonable accommodations in the past
they just keep talking around and around the subject without acknowledging this: trigger warnings are easy and not an inconvenience. they work well in real life. case in point: i took a class to get my responsible vendors license, it allows me to legally serve alcohol. part of that training is discussing deaths from drunk driving. at the beginning of the segment the instructor said, “i know losing someone in this way is common and discussing it can be personal and painful, so i wanted to let you all know that’s what we’re doing now and if it’s too upsetting please feel free to do whatever you need for the next few minutes.” he was nice about it, made everyone comfortable, no one took advantage of the out but the vibe was that it would have been really totally okay if we had, and we went on. i was struck by how considerate of a thing that was from a guy who is just spending an hour teaching us about serving beer and how to tell if someone is drunk. he wanted us to be comfortable so we could learn. sounds like a better teacher than some of these professors.
kind of intense for a Silk commercial
the glorification of kurt cobain and demonization of courtney love is so discouraging but a reminder that if you’re a man and you’re an abrasive, provocative, drug-addled musician then you’re the voice of a generation but if you’re all of those things and a woman, you’re a junkie succubus