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Oh, did this hit front page? I actually just regularly check de lol

Kanye West - Feel Like That. Maybe the most important song he's ever released.

Brother Ali - Own Light. So excited for the new album. Preordered as soon as I heard.

galen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Sometimes the swamp drains you

Trump hit repeal and replace at every rally worth talking about. That doesn't mean he has anything to do with the actual replacement. That was Paul Ryan's baby.

Yours is looking nice. I envy its emptiness. It also manages to avoid the sense that I almost always get from /r/battlestations and the like that the cleanliness is basically a function of getting it all ready to take a picture for reddit, and after that it goes back to being the kind of desk that a person would actually work at. Yours looks like the latter already.

At the moment my work mostly happens at the library or the café, so my desk has (unfortunately) been relegated to storage space.

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Disappointed that this isn't Pink Floyd

    I think it downplays the difficulty of finding the vast gate by "going around the corner," and I think that it does so at the expense of the point that the essay is trying to make. It's a rare and difficult skill to have, to be able to identify how to get around the "little door", and I think that that's a skill that most companies want to have in their employees.

I think it also downplays the importance of privilege in the ability to go around the corner. I think my meaning is best illustrated with a concrete example from my own life: 90% of graduates from my university get jobs through networking, outside of the normal application process. The reason this is possible is because we have one of the strongest alumni networks in the nation, allowing me and my peers to "go around the corner." But our very presence in this network is a function of our privilege: the educational and extracurricular opportunities that we were afforded as a result of whom we were born to and who we were born as, all of which led us to getting admitted and being able to afford tuition.

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My favorite picture of home.

galen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 8, 2017

Because they're not trying to be nonconformist (at least in appearance). They're trying to signal it.

galen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 8, 2017

Let me know if you magically end up in TX next week, I'll be home the 12th thru the 17th! mk

galen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 8, 2017

There's no doubt in my mind that you were joking (probably rather hilariously), but I still winced at "genie pants, dreads, and a flight to Nepal" ;)

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    For it is one of the greatest mistakes made by the new -- or as they like to call themselves, modern -- statesmen that the people (the 'nation') share their own passionate interest in world politics. The people in no way lives by world politics, and is thereby agreeably distinguishable from politicians. The people lives by the land, which it works, by the trade which it exercises and by the craft which it understands. (It nevertheless votes at free elections, dies in wars and pays taxes to the Ministry of Finance.) Anyway, this is the way things were in Count Morstin's village of Lopatyny, and the whole of the World War and the complete redrawing of the map of Europe had not altered the opinions of the people of Lopatyny.

Joseph Roth, The Bust of the Emperor

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