I hated this movie with an intense, fiery passion, and I'm genuinely surprised at the buzz it's received. I thought it was a gratuitously violent piece of tripe. Being fed a heap of clichés about populist uprising, humanity's rebirth, and class warfare from Hollywood, in whose very interest it is to maintain the status quo, is just downright insulting. There's a difference between release and relief from oppression, and Hollywood is capitalizing on the cathartic release of films such as this one.
I skimmed a lot of this, my apologies, but it was interesting and sometimes amusing and I'm glad everyone was able to make it work, more or less. Getting fired for telling a joke is bogus, especially if your CEO is the one plying you with drinks. No warning, even? Pfft. Glad it worked out, though. My trajectory after college was: apply for job (copy editing, holla) that I really wanted, not make the cut, live at home and gain freelance editing experience as well as work a lame office job for nine months, move to city (Chicago) with savings, work at a grocery store, then reapply for copy editing job I still wanted, and get hired. My path was relatively cushy, but I think, if anything, our generation is way scrappier than our parents'. "I think we’ll be a lot like our grandparents, less like our parents. Save more, spend less, prioritize family/friends/happiness over the dollar." Word!
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I agree that the LW seems to have a rather narrow view of reality, and/or is not resourceful. "It’s also hard to turn down rent and a cell phone and health insurance when, without my father’s help, I wouldn’t be able to afford these. " Yes, you would. Get roommates and live in an uncool neighborhood. Get a cheap cell phone plan like Page Plus (I pay $15/month). Health insurance, obviously, is something else entirely, but explore your options there, too. You seem to be giving yourself excuses to stay on your dad's dole. Get creative. It's hard and it sucks, but if you're able to apply yourself to grad school, you should be able to apply yourself to the challenges of real life.
This is one of those episodes that [WARNING] always makes me cry when I see it. [Along with the one where Bart steals the video game, but eventually gives Marge a portrait of himself, as well as a couple others.] I think it does an incredibly good job of winnowing out Marge's desperation to join the upper ranks of society before she finally backtracks, bending to her love for her family. It's one of a number of episodes that deal with the family's finances. Lisa's sax, anyone? The move to Cypress Creek? "The Simpsons" touches on two issues better than nearly any other sitcom/cartoon of the era—money and religion. Obviously, I'm a huge, huge nerd when it comes to this show. But seriously, this episode is so good.
Congrats, Logan! I know my life became substantially easier once I started an office job with even a low salary. Part of one of a billion reasons that Congress needs to pass a living wage. Anyway! Good luck with getting everything on track; you can do it!
Bedbugs are such a nightmare. In the weeks leading up to Christmas I suddenly started getting bites—my boyfriend didn't show signs, though he was certainly getting bitten—and we had to call in Terminix. (We're in Chicago.) The distress bedbugs cause is something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. Thank goodness you guys came out okay; we were able to clear up our problem by January, and they haven't returned. Good luck in the future! At least you're now bedbug savvy. Keep that mattress cover on, always!!! Seriously, don't ever take it off. Preventive measure.
The author's derision for people who work a job to make ends meet is so gross. What a delusional creep. Also: "What good will it do to reassure her that even though I was at home in my sweatpants drinking coffee all day, I took out the trash, installed a lock for our bathroom door, and started building a fruit basket to hold our bananas?" My eyes are rolling so, so hard.
Sound advice. What's the fun in spending time with friends if it turns into a cost-calculating exercise? I love the one-person-pays-for-one-thing idea.
@Philmosk Right, right. I need to watch that again.
Isn't that first bit from Monty Python? Am I misremembering that sketch? Anyway, funny!