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|Monday, September 8th, 2014|
|Now all I need is a paralyzing migraine
Thought I had an actual job interview, i.e. the prospect, however remote, of actually being hired, until having a phone conversation with the person who set it up asking me to come in tomorrow and fill out a job application.
Thanks for forcing me to waste five dollars coming into Manhattan. This is so utterly useless. Current Mood: frustrated
|Wednesday, August 13th, 2014|
|Social Media Impact
An accurate assessment from a friend: My newsfeed has been cluttered with videos of people pouring buckets of ice on their heads for two weeks now and I still have no idea what ALS is or why I should care. Good job, team.
|Saturday, May 31st, 2014|
|Thank You, Akismet
You're doing a bang-up job. Without insulin, glucose stays in the blood and causes and escalation in blood glucose levels.
Water is element of every healthy nutrition program.
Crush them together. Boil with one glass of water till the sum total quantity
decreases to half.
FYI, this is not a valid comment for my website.
|Friday, March 7th, 2014|
|фашизм в Крыму
h/t Roman Genn
Originally posted by ctype
at фашизм в Крыму
Originally posted by npubop
at фашизм в Крыму
Факельные шествия. Сжигание книг. Даже Ярослав Гашек чем-то не угодил нацистам. А учебник по физике? Физику за что???
Фашизм твердой поступью идет по украинской земле, по Крыму:( Read more...Collapse )
Что делать с этими нацистами и как их остановить???
|Sunday, September 1st, 2013|
Why is it that the people who shouldn't be breeding are the very ones churning out the most kids seemingly? Two brief anecdotes:
1. Guyanese woman toting a skateboard comes into the subway car with her two kids, approximately six years-old, who proceed to plop down next to me. She then physically moves her daughter into my space-the daughter stands up on the seat and pretends that she is in the McDonald's play pit. I move across from the most obnoxious family on the F train yesterday, and the mother-of-the-year invites her two children to lay down across the seats which could have been used by at least five straphangers.
2. Parents across the street, who allow their four year-old son to "play" with their car keys whenever he is so inclined. This usually involves him repeatedly pressing their car alarm sometime between eight in the morning and midnight until his interest in annoying the rest of the neighborhood wanes.
Congratulations, parents! You've raised another entitled, narcissistic sociopath to add to the millions which already live in this city.
|Wednesday, August 14th, 2013|
Update to my previous entry:Thank you for taking the time to apply for the Marketing Assistant (part-time) - Brooklyn role at Yelp.
We've been fortunate to have many talented and qualified candidates express their interest in joining the Yelp team. Ultimately, we've decided to continue the process with other candidates whose backgrounds are a stronger fit for this particular role.
It’s never an easy decision or one we take lightly. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
|Tuesday, August 6th, 2013|
|Update: Job Hunt
Just applied to be part of the "Yelp team," although I'm not optimistic about my chances of landing anything. The promotional photograph looks like an advertisement for an Asian-American version of Queer as Folk. Oh well, we'll see. In other news, I took the advice of a good friend and finally created a Linkedin profile
. Not sure how helpful it will be, but it can't be any worse than randomly perusing Craigslist.
|Friday, July 5th, 2013|
Walking up 12 flights of stairs to get to a rooftop BBQ wasn't the wisest decision, in retrospect. Also, getting a gigantic cherry slushy is much better in theory than in practice.
|Saturday, June 29th, 2013|
|Thursday, May 23rd, 2013|
|Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013|
|Jets Crash Again
Originally posted by grrm
at Jets Crash Again
It is hard to be a fan of the New York Jets. Current Mood: uncomfortable
They have hardly done anything right since Joe Willie Namath won SuperBowl III, and every time you think maybe they are finally turning the corner, they find some new way to screw things up.
Today the Jets traded Darrelle Revis, the best cornerback in the NFL and far and away the best player on the team. It is never a good idea to trade the best player on your team. The Jets desperately need a shut-down corner, since they do not have a real pass-rush threat, and the only way they ever get any pressure on the opponent's QB is by shutting down his receivers long enough for the rushers to get there. Revis was a huge part of the reason why Rex Ryan's defense has been so good (ups and downs, sure, but still one of the better defenses in the league). So they get rid of him Right.
Only the Jets. They have a pretty good defense and a godawful offense, so what's their big offseason move? "Hey, let's get rid of our best player, bring the D down to the same level as the O."
Now, maybe, MAYBE, you can make a case for trading Revis if you get a "Herschel Walker" deal. That is, a deal as rich as the one where the Dallas Cowboys traded RB Herschel Walker to the Vikings, and got so many players and draft choices that it won them three SuperBowls. And it is worth noting that Herschel Walker, while a damn good player, was neither the best player on the Cowboys nor the best running back in the NFL at that time.
But the Jets did not get a Herschel Walker deal. Revis is going to Tampa Bay. In return, the Jets get Tampa's first round draft choice this year (#13 overall, not even a top ten pick) and a conditional fourth round pick next year. Yeah, NEXT YEAR. Yeah, I said FOURTH round. Maybe it becomes a third. Whoop-de-doo.
The Jets, in short, got rooked. Congrats, Tampa Bay GM, you drank our milkshake.
And what about the new Jets GM? Fire his ass now. Bring back Mike Tannenbaum. Bring back the guy before Mike Tannenbaum. Hell, bring back Harry Wismer.
The best theory about this trade is that the Jets want the #1 pick overall in the 2014 draft. Cause this next season is going to be bloody painful. After which our new whizz-bang "let's give away our best player for a bag of old jockstraps" GM is going to fire Rex Ryan because, after all, that 2 - 14 record is clearly Rex's fault.
The year after that is likely to be even worse, even with that swell fourth-round-maybe-it-becomes-a-third we'll be getting from Tampa Bay. That is, assuming Kal-El Son of Jor-El isn't coming out in next year's draft. And even if he was, the Jets wouldn't take him. All that green would remind him too much of kryptonite.
Excuse me, while I go weep into my beer.
(It is not all bad. I will always have Paris. And Parris. And the Giants)
|Tuesday, March 26th, 2013|
|Saturday, March 16th, 2013|
|Thursday, December 27th, 2012|
I don't know why, but I have my reservations. I am Mrs. Fatimah Hassan, a Muslim woman.I have picked you for an inheritance.I am aware that this is certainly not a conventional way of approach to establish a relationship of trust and confidence, but you will realize the need for my action.Please contact me on my private email for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sunday, November 25th, 2012|
|Friday, November 16th, 2012|
From the spam pile: Dear Friend
I am Xiang Lilong, Principal Assurance manager for the Chang Hwa Commercial Bank. I have got your email from directory. I am getting in touch with you regarding the estate(financial portfolio) of a late customer, an investment placed under our banks management about 8 years ago.
I contact you independently and no one is informed of this communication. Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime opportunity for us. I hold the KEY to these funds. The Full amount in question and further details as to what we shall be doing and your role to see the success of transferring the funds will be sent to you when you confirm your willingness to assist me 100%.
I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients.
Please get back to me immediately via email.
I await your response.Xiang Lilong Current Mood: nervous
|Wednesday, September 26th, 2012|
|United Nations Week
Went down to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza earlier today to partake of the spectacle. And trust me, it was an unalloyed freak show. I realize this city is normally a freak show, but usually the run-of-the-mill, Coney Island carny type of freak show. Today, OTOH, was the type the Red Chinese would ban, and is normally held in a city bordered by a lake of thalidomide.
I'll post more unusual images later.
|Tuesday, September 18th, 2012|
|Facebook and the Death of Sarcasm
Trolling's not as simple as it looks, folks.
Actual conversation from earlier today:**** ******
11 minutes ago near New York ·
Make a habit of feeding alligators and you’d better never stop. If you do, they’re going to get a little angry and try to eat you.
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Gerard J. Perry Won't alligators try to eat you anyway?
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Gerard J. Perry Never lived in the Everglades, just a hunch. I mean, if I were an alligator-and hungry-and saw a human, I'd probably try to eat him.
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Gerard J. Perry Gotcha.
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Gerard J. Perry Private message:
4 hours ago
this is metaphorical. it has nothing to do with alligators that are starving.
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Gerard J. Perry Gerard J. Perry 7 seconds ago
But why would alligators be angry if you're feeding them? Current Mood: blah
|Thursday, July 5th, 2012|
|Thursday, June 14th, 2012|