Ninety percent of the Hacker Employment FAQ could be retitled the Angela Employment FAQ. I’m just saying.
Ever suspected that by and large journalists are witless hacks with no particular qualifications for their jobs besides knowing how to operate a keyboard, a telephone or a hairbrush? You are — again, by and large — not wrong. Observe, if you dare, the native behaviors of this clutch of baby journalists. (Suppose there’s some way of finding the nests and spraying the eggs with oil?)
ACK! I knew it — whatever this recurring cold is, I’m catching it at the office. The interns use my computers when I’m out and they’re giving me cooties. If I tell the office manager, do you suppose she’ll okay the purchase order for a pack of antibacterial wipes, or will she tell me to simply boil the interns ’til they’re germ-free?
A thought for the day from Philo: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.”
Margaret Schwartz over at PopMatters is in her thirties and noticing that, well, we’re all getting sort of culturally invisible. Embrace it, Margaret! Fly! Be free! Sneer at low-rise jeans and laugh at teenage conformity obsessions! Buy that copy of Freaks and Geeks on DVD! Quote the Blues Brothers! Life begins now!
I’m taking nominations for World’s Most Irrelevant Person today. Martha Burk, anyone?
Connie Chung’s show is cancelled. If you saw it, perhap you’ll join me in thanking Ted Turner’s unvarnished opinions for helping to put the television out of its misery.
Some female people read Cosmo or Vogue, but my tolerance for vapidity is awfully low so I have to read Daily Candy — fashion and shallow consumerism in doses small enough to inoculate me against, say, 10-page fashion spreads in Time Out New York without actually sucking any major portion of brain cells from my head all at once. Some days are worse than others, though. I think I speak for anyone likely to be reading this blog when I quote DB Weiss: In the unlikely event of an afterlife with presiding deity, the geek chic set will get theirs.
Ken Layne cracks wise about the benefits of getting your news early from the Net: “If I wanted to read a bunch of LA Times articles from Friday, I would’ve done it Thursday night.” Heh.
And let’s not forget, dear hearts, that the US isn’t waging a war only on Iraq. It’s still got that pesky Constitution to stamp out.