Hi my little lovelies. I have a ton of writing still to do but I’m taking a break and having a beer. It calms me. And, as we were lamenting earlier on a listserv I’m part of, it’s been a really slow news day — which led someone to thrust the link to James’ Franco’s paintings of Seth Rogen on the unsuspecting group (you can search that out on your own because I have a rule against hurting people without just cause) — and so I don’t have much to really say about anything at all. So, here, have some photos of my little trip to Baltimore — my friend Jason has agreed to some Orioles games so I’m hoping to go back. Fell’s Point is the next stop. — and then just a few diversionary things to read. Cause I love you kids. I really do.
Paste Magazine has been my favorite music magazine for a long time now, and not just because they’re based in Atlanta. Josh Jackson just has a good ear. And while he tends a little toward the hipstery side, his music kids do a good job of ferreting out quality stuff. And thank God for that because I get bored pretty easily.
Fellow English nerds, here’s your Shakespeare/House of Cards primer. The aside is so brilliant and Richard III is always lurking just below the surface…
Alls I’m saying is that if Accenture can’t fix your junk, you don’t want it fixed. Or it’s so tremendously poorly designed — and someone won’t give the go-head to start over — that Accenture’s hands are tied. NONE OF WHICH INSPIRES ANY CONFIDENCE IN ANYTHING. I used to know someone who knew someone who worked at Accenture — big old liberals both — and I’m wondering, culturally, how Accenture’s feeling about this administration right now. Because this is the nerdy stuff I think about. I’m not proud of it but I can’t really stop it either.
Just watch it. It’s hilarious. “Rebrand yourself as a great listener” is brilliant and I’m absolutely terrified that Alexander doesn’t really get the joke. Because look: there’s a level of intellect that is appropriate for middle management bureaucracy. And he has it. But I’m not sure I would have had him running the NSA. I mean perhaps he’s ruthless and he knows how to eliminate competition — something I’m not unfamiliar with — but that doesn’t really translate into much more than job security. And I think that job requires something more than that. Am I the only one? Because come on DC — you have more to offer than that, right?