On Meet The Awl
Who will awkwardly ignore my unpitched pitches?
Are we sure this isn't a Balk post?
"It's that thing where one midget rolls himself in oregano, and then another furry midget licks him"
::covers face with hands::
@ Bart Miller @twitter
Are you actively looking to embarrass yourself on the Internet here? Jesus effing Christ. The president from 2001-2009 definitely didn't miss ANY OF THE TEE TIMES EVER and a global financial bubble and crash that happened on his watch (and, more precisely, Alan Greenspan's watch) is the reason why so many people are food insecure. Do you realize that people can't buy anything EXCEPT food with SNAP benefits? And that the food that you can purchase is limited, in a fair way, to food that people more or less should actually eat? So the people who are drawing those benefits actually REALLY need them, and badly enough such that it's probably easier for them to work and take home income if they have a real job opportunity. (Which they don't, because we have massive unemployment/underemployment! And we're not alone on Earth with that problem, so maybe you should STOP TRYING TO DENY IT EXISTS.) BTW I have not heard a goddamn thing about food stamp abuse, and if some people (a percentage none of these GOP fuckers can ever quantify, by the way!) are faking their poverty and pulling in a couple hundred dollars under-the-table to buy glossy sneakers while they live in public housing... great, maybe those people can do that for another hundred thousand years and we might approach the level of one year's worth of corporate welfare in the United States.
There is nothing but shame here. Go strangle some infants and get the bile out of your system, you upper middle class TAX VICTIM.
Greg Morabito, specifically, is the one asking for something terrible to happen to all of us
Don't forget to add the cost of cancer
Shoulda been you, Edward Sharpe
"To-do" listings were my primary reason for visiting local blogs back when I started reading this stuff 10 years ago. I think engaging with various local communities in-person is way more important and useful than continually reading about it from home after-the-fact.
You can go to any ticket booth to exchange a raggedy Metrocard for a new one. For free.
If you can find one of the remaining ticket booths that weren't ripped out in the cost-cutting rounds of the last decade.