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johnnyFive  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 20, 2019

That would be my ideal. But I have to be careful, too: as the teacher in this scenario, the responsibility is on me to build things to a large extent. So I have to balance not abdicating with knowing my limitations.

johnnyFive  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 20, 2019

I'm back from NYC. Chinatown was amazing, got to do some kung fuing, and just generally hang out with people I don't see that often. I enjoyed it a lot, and hope to do a bigger write-up later on. I'm also planning on going back next year at the least.

Now that I'm back, my next mission is to get more students. I've been putting 0 work into marketing, and the results have been proportional. Where I'm getting stuck is that I hate the entire premise of marketing; I hate everything from the buzzwords and the obviously massaged and manufactured wording to the insincere enthusiasm. Meanwhile, if I told people why I love what I do, they wouldn't believe me, because it would sound like the worst kind of nonsense that people make up about a martial art. I also don't teach MMA, which people have decided for some reason is the gold standard for self-defense (even though it isn't). From what I've heard talking to some small business owners, it's all about word of mouth and building relationships in this town. But social interaction is at best draining for me, and I find 99% of people I interact with dull and uninteresting. This is at least partially on my end, of course, since my brain can't stay on one topic for very long, but even just the act of speaking is frustratingly tedious and slow.

The answer is probably "do it anyway," but I think my dislike of the whole process shows through and makes it pretty ineffective. (Social media has the same issues.) I do have some ideas for online stuff, and that may have to be enough.

I was going to say that they at least have some really good songs, and then i remembered that everything that made me think that was covers by other bands.

I love The Young Ones.

Supposedly the musical acts were done because the BBC would give more funding per episode to shows that were "variety" rather than just a comedy.

Typically I'd think of corruption, violence, or a crime of moral turpitude (i.e. involving lying, cheating, or stealing). Of course the devil is in the details, but that's the general ballpark.

Uh, something that would actually make her unqualified for office?

Yeah, but since that's inevitable it's not worth worrying about. What is worth worrying about is whether they'll find something that is actually bad.

    If she proves to be a two-faced evil sack of shit, we are better off knowing that so a better leader can take her place.

That's what I was referring to.

    Whether or not her nose is clean isn't relevant.

Except that it's not slander if it's true.

The new FLA, thanks to you.

My usual low fi hip hop YouTube stream.

And since I'm doing some OT today: TMBG - Working Undercover for the Man.

ACO is really quite amazing, and I've been hoping to see someone like her for a long time.

I just worry some scandal will be manufactured shortly. I hope she's kept her nose extremely clean for all of our sakes.

Yeah that's certainly fair. At the time, I was only aware of Bezos' allegations, and frankly was questioning whether we were getting the whole story. I knew catch and kill was a thing, but outright blackmail is a whole 'nother kettle of fish. I'm also amazed that their lawyer would be willing to do this, given that it seems pretty clear grounds to be disbarred.

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