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by nicole
Yesterday, 10:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The book will be better
Replies: 19
Views: 228

Re: The book will be better

It’s gross
by nicole
Yesterday, 06:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Recommend a good translation
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Recommend a good translation

I extremely recommend the Fagles translation, not that I’m a classicist or anything
by nicole
15 Feb 2019, 16:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The book will be better
Replies: 19
Views: 228

Re: The book will be better

Yeah that would be rad
by nicole
15 Feb 2019, 08:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread
Replies: 301
Views: 19791

Re: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread

Which is where presentation comes in. Jews manipulating everything with their money is an old anti-semitic trope. As Thoreau asked already, how can one criticize AIPAC without being accused of this? Especially since (as Aresen noted -- I gotta type my comments faster) they already insist any critic...
by nicole
15 Feb 2019, 07:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread
Replies: 301
Views: 19791

Re: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread

"What's the big deal about saying black people love fried chicken and watermelon?" It's a matter of context and presentation. And yes, it's terribly unfair that someone who's made anti-semitic remarks before doesn't get a huge benefit of the doubt when she tries to be clever. LIfe works that way. E...
by nicole
15 Feb 2019, 00:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread
Replies: 301
Views: 19791

Re: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread

Criticizing "money in politics" and "lobbyists' money in politics" is bog-standard on both sides of the American political aisle, and doesn't suddenly become anti-Semitic just because the lobbyist money in question comes from Israel. EDIT: I just-now saw this post from you: "It helps to clearly pre...
by nicole
14 Feb 2019, 19:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread
Replies: 301
Views: 19791

Re: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread

It’s not exactly what she did. It’s how she clarified what she did.
by nicole
14 Feb 2019, 17:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2259
Views: 100409

Re: Twitter!

That photo makes him look wayyyyyyyyyyyy too much like someone I know well. I mean like a particular person I know well.
by nicole
14 Feb 2019, 08:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread
Replies: 301
Views: 19791

Re: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread

Very few people are making anything of the “Benjamins” part of this as a dog whistle. The bigger issue is that she’s saying “it’s all about the money.” It’s obviously not necessarily anti-Semitic, but it was tweeted by someone with a history of less ambiguously anti-Semitic comments and whatever his...
by nicole
13 Feb 2019, 20:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9497
Views: 362360

Re: Petty annoyances

This is crazy 1% bullshit but it really bugs me that the ballet puts me, as a single-seat subscriber this year, amid a mass of one-off fucksticks. The opera has the sense to pair me with another single-seat subscriber.

Also this shit is already four minutes late.
by nicole
13 Feb 2019, 14:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1919
Views: 118203

Re: Towing the Lion

I saw someone earlier say his mnemonic device was: You can affect an effect, but you can't effect an affect. Please help. That's... that's impressively useless. A - you could still get them backwards because if you get 'affect' and 'effect' mixed up in normal usage ... it seems like get them mixed ...
by nicole
13 Feb 2019, 14:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 107
Views: 4660

Re: Gentry from the block

He remembered feeling shocked when he went back to visit the school building in August for an article in the Chicago Reader, where he interned last summer. Walking through the space, he was hit with classroom memories and said he felt upset that his old school was now a luxury apartment complex. Go...
by nicole
13 Feb 2019, 14:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 107
Views: 4660

Re: Gentry from the block

The landmarked building currently has rentals available for $1,655 to 3,955 a month, a price point that reflects just how much the neighborhood has changed. Yeah, speaking as someone who believes "The rent [and cost of housing in general] really is too damned high" -- I definitely sympathize with p...
by nicole
13 Feb 2019, 12:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 107
Views: 4660

Re: Gentry from the block

I bitched to the pub on Twitter already but I'm still mad so now you have to experience it too

https://blockclubchicago
.org/2019/02/13/uptown-elementary-school-turned-luxury-lofts-a-symbol-of-neighborhood-reckoning-gentrification/
by nicole
13 Feb 2019, 09:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1919
Views: 118203

Re: Towing the Lion

I saw someone earlier say his mnemonic device was: You can affect an effect, but you can't effect an affect.

Please help.
by nicole
12 Feb 2019, 16:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11300

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I don't get how full-grown, sober, not-intellectually-disabled adults can think this way, but a lot of them do. So -- going back to the tax refund thing -- yeah, it's technically stupid for people who expected a big refund to learn they'll only get a small one, or even owe money, solely because the...
by nicole
12 Feb 2019, 10:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11300

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Most people are paying less tax, but many of them feel like they're paying more because it got added to the monthly paycheck rather than the refund. So, the tweet is misleading, but we shouldn't mind that? I mean, I expect her to be shitty in the way Blues are shitty, but why give her a free pass o...
by nicole
12 Feb 2019, 00:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11300

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I can’t really process this level of horribleness https://twitter.com/kamalaharris/status/1095052105327484931 (“The average tax refund is down about $170 compared to last year. Let’s call the President’s tax cut what it is: a middle-class tax hike to line the pockets of already wealthy corporations...
by nicole
12 Feb 2019, 00:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 558
Views: 29549

Re: Ladyfashun

by nicole
11 Feb 2019, 18:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11300

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I can’t really process this level of horribleness https://twitter.com/kamalaharris/status/1095052105327484931 (“The average tax refund is down about $170 compared to last year. Let’s call the President’s tax cut what it is: a middle-class tax hike to line the pockets of already wealthy corporations ...
by nicole
11 Feb 2019, 16:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 312
Views: 10893

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

Well, I didn't think merely the question "were millennials lied to about hard work leading to success" brought Russian literature into it. I mean, I'm not not-successful, but that doesn't mean I don't think I was lied to generally about the risks vs. rewards of life and hard work, value of college, ...
by nicole
11 Feb 2019, 15:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 312
Views: 10893

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

I don’t know why you’re going back to “no reason to question” when you just said it’s not about that but about getting over being wronged. I don’t believe in forgiving one’s parents, of course, but if normal psychological development is the willingness to inflict the same set of injustices on anothe...
by nicole
11 Feb 2019, 14:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 312
Views: 10893

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

I can’t digest the willful blindness into college years. You can’t know anything about the world at all and think someone can promise you great outcomes really really. I can only make sense of it as some kind of thing like The Secret where you choose to replace what you know with wishes and fairy d...
by nicole
11 Feb 2019, 12:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 312
Views: 10893

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

I'm just...skeptical that there are that many "good parents" telling their kids something much more true than "that hard work will lead to a better life." I mean, how many parents (let alone teachers, guidance counselors, etc.) are telling kids, "Well, if you work hard you might be successful, but y...