In light of recent loss of jobs in the aviation and manufacturing sector, and the G20 pledge to create “tens of millions of new jobs”, A Rational Fear has identified some growth industries that may have been overlooked.
This career path involves assisting childbearing…
(via Prospect Park)
(via Thanksgiving Day, 2005)
"And I will find way to harm you or cause you suffering if you fuck with the mechanics of the piece."
Classic David Foster Wallace correspondence.
Some fun background information:
When I posted my initial tweet, I made sure not to include Sam de Brito’s Twitter handle – I didn’t want to give him the ego boost or to encourage him further. If you’ve read his column and realise that the world isn’t as conveniently black and white as he portrays it in his piece, you’ll understand why.
Sam de Brito must have a vanity alert in place, because immediately, he found my tweet and retweeted it.
One of his followers responded to his retweet with the first and (so far) only racist tweet I have ever received on Twitter.
As someone who has been called all sorts of bigoted things throughout my life, I chose not to “let it slide”. If someone is going to be racist to me, well, I’m not going to let that go unchallenged.
So I wrote back.
Sam de Brito, with great charm, responded as if he was the one who was affronted, claiming I was “desperate for affirmation”. Which is pretty funny, as he had tracked down my tweet to trumpet the “merits” of his own article.
When I pointed this out to him, he responded with greater charm.
At some point, he must have regretted this, as he later deleted his “grow the f—- up” tweet.
For someone who is not mature enough by his standards, I’m still old enough to know how to screengrab. So here’s this charming correspondence for the record.