@Exene - The Argus is practiced compassion!
@Natasha Vargas-Cooper@facebook - Setting jokes aside - as a writer, what do you think the industry needs to do to make slow/long form more of a tenable career for people to get into and hone their skills at? And what about assholes like me who - I mean, I read your bath salts piece and a dozen other really great pieces of long magazine writing the last month via an app which also removed all the ads - so clearly that's not helping things (I mean, I also subscribe to a bunch of magazines that do long stuff well, so I guess i can pat myself on the back a little, but it's more because I like shit to read when I'm at the park and work makes me hate computers).
@stuffisthings - I'm sorry, my food-for-sex-bartering table doesn't include indonesian, moldovan, and (weirdly) French. The Latvian section is surprisingly thorough, however.
@deepomega - MANSPLAINER
@Deb of last year@twitter - have you ever seen a blowjob? they're pretty ludicrous.
@Natasha Vargas-Cooper@facebook - Hold on, is mattress on the floor okay if the apt is BUDDHIST THEMED and there he has a dharma-wheel tattoo? ASKING FOR A FRIEND.
I was just checking the rulebook, and the pad thai beejer also includes either under-the-shirt or over-the-shirt + in-car-action. For reference, don't forget the basics - Drinks (beer) = makeout, drinks (wine) = boob, movie = HJ, dinner=mouth on junk, vacation or jewelry=sex, dealing w/ your mom = buttstuff
I'm just bummed awl-network + NVC didn't add up to hamilton/jackson/franklin FMK edit: oh, and by the comments too. that's what is actually a bummer.
Fire Candidate 1. He's gunning for your job.
@stuffisthings @jfruh - I agree with you guys that the idea that you need to be some Monty-Python-esque rag-clad street-urchin to "deserve" gov't assistance, which a lot of people seem to hold in the back of their head, is not only wrong-headed w/r/t who "deserves"; but also fairly condescending towards those who receive. I have friends who used Food Stamps to allow themselves to go back to school. To Super-Fancy schools like NYU (Don't even, it is too super-fancy) for 100k Masters Programs. And you know? That's cool. Cuz now they make way more money than they would have made if they stayed at the bakeries they were at, contribute more in 5 years to society (via taxes, as if that was all that mattered) than they would have in 10 without the 2 years of assistance. So, yes, I totally agree - Government Assistance can be for ALL KINDS of people. But at the same time - you really have to admit, if you are being honest at all, that it is COMPLETELY REASONABLE for someone to overhear someone talking about where you can buy BEER with food stamps and getting irritated.