Hello my pretties. So, there are a few things tumbling around I feel like introducing but I’m pressed for time so I’ll make this short and sweet:
I have a friend who told me some time ago that I was going to have to be nice. I won’t go into what prompted the discussion but he was kind enough to try to give me some insight into what — with enough patience — might make the difference. But here’s the thing: apparently my Pops recognized that I had a tendency toward cleverness when I was quite young — and that I liked to push the envelope. I never thought of myself as mean, but I do remember thinking that I was pretty good at getting away with things. So, I guess the decision was made early on that I needed to be handled in a certain way due to this tendency. I wasn’t given much room for meanness growing up. So, as a result, it’s hard sometimes for me to know the difference between taking a righteous stand and just being kind of a b*tch. But I’m trying Walters. I really am.
They actually did a “prisoner’s dilemma” study on this. I’m not trying to sound snarky but I just thought this was pretty much accepted as fact.
From the coach. Jesus Christ tap dancing on a cracker. Really.
Go Hugh! Also, my birthday’s coming up. Just sayin’.
And this is where Wired loses me again. Because look, continued deregulation is not going to endanger internet access. Read this piece here if you don’t believe. Please note the discussion of ISP caps being well above what anyone ever actually needed and the essential monopoly that regulated and hampered service. I always have such a hard time understanding how the tech-heads over at Wired could possibly advocate for net neutrality.
This seems like a fantastic idea to me. Waste of money because of the probability numbers? Not to my mind. This is the kind of thing you like to know you can do if you ever need to.
Yeah, i can’t resist — especially because I’m getting ready to write an op-ed of my own on some data that doesn’t have an analysis attached yet but I definitely want to make sure the information that’s available is actually, ya know, available. So, where’s the data Ezra? The NYT piece doesn’t even mention the name of the report much less where to find it if someone should want to analyze their findings independently. Irresponsible journalism is irritating. Especially because once the report is public, if their analysis is found lacking, this meme is already out there, bought and sold. Leveraging claims as serious as borderline bigotry should come with easy access to the numbers. Sigh.
Alright, I have mad respect for Anne Hathaway now.
Finally, watched this last night and fell in love. My favorite part was when they’re talking about the vast number of Southern dialects (the lower part of Georgia sounds more like High English while the Appalachian of Tennessee and North Carolina has the more Gaelic hard ‘r’) and Southern idioms. Butchering this quote but one guy was like: “My favorite Southern expression is ‘bless his heart’, which is a nice way of saying, ‘you’re stupid’. Like, “look at old Cletus over there, carrying that big log and it has spiders all over it. Bless his heart.”
I’ll be attending a dance class Friday instead of tonight so I can go to happy hour out in Clarendon with some new lady friends. It’s worth it. It gives me a chance to take some street jazz and figure out if it’s something I need to be doing all the time.
Finally, here. Have some music.