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- Hey locals, I did a completely shitty job marketing this, but my band The Recliners is playing tomorrow from 3:00-5:00pm at Durty Nellie’s in Palatine. It’s an all-ages show, and proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Special bonus: we are shooting a video. Yes, you will probably see clips of it here, eventually, but wouldn’t you rather be able to say you were there?
- I golfed today. Quite well, actually. But I won’t talk about it at all because I know the only thing people care less about than your dreams is your golf game.
- You may be aware that I think a lot. (Way too much, really.) I’ve realized that when I’m thinking while driving alone, and a thought enters my head that is especially negative, I reflexively change the radio station, even if a song I like is playing. It’s like some part my brain is crying out to change the path the other part is on.
- I stopped by Mom and Dad’s house on the way home from the golf course to “fix” their TV. I changed the input from “HDMI 2” to “CABLE.” Move it on over, Dumbledore: I am the baddest wizard of all time.
- We’ve had a fairly relaxed, stress-free few weeks around here. It’s been nice. But that’s ending; the kids go back to school Monday, including Danny starting at middle school, which is utterly, preposterously too soon for any 10-year-old, never mind those with anxiety issues. Please keep a good thought, if you would.
"School is out for many Ferguson students, but teachers are still holding classes at local public libraries. On Tuesday, teachers stood outside of Ferguson Public Library holding signs that said “here to teach” and “students welcome.” Inside the library, teachers helped students with reading, science, art and math. “We’re trying to provide a positive and productive place for students,” said Ferguson-Florissant art teacher Carrie Pace to local outlet the Riverfront Times. “A place for them to come and do something educational and meet up with other students.” One 16-year-old student, Derrick Washington, came to the library to help tutor students younger than him, like his brother. He spoke with Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly about the experience. “While they’re not in school, I can help them get ready for school,” said Washington, who is a high school student in the Ferguson-Florissant district. “Keep them in line … keep them from getting in trouble.”"
Just firing up Machine Head as we speak.
The random cornstalk growing in the middle of a soybean field—sickly, yellow, stunted, unwanted, the result of a lost seed, clearly unaware that corn is So Last Year?
Don’t feel too bad, cornstalk. Soon, someone’s gonna harvest all those beans, too.
9 days, 19 hours since Mike Brown was killed.
Darren Wilson is still on paid administrative leave. Whereabouts unknown.
I hope TJ used an unbounded numeric type.
People who want to get and share real-time information go to where there’s real-time information, not bullshit “here’s what we want you to see” algorithms.
No one wants to fight with their racist cousin on Facebook. They’d rather poop out their frustration on twitter (like I did). On tumblr, some people just don’t have more than 140 character rants (that’s me again) and feel unable to express themselves
I’m not sure which I like less: the idea that Facebook is censoring us, or that we are self-censoring. And both are probably true. Ugh.
Fascinating (to me, anyway)
My twitter feed: about 90% Ferguson-related.
Tumblr: about 50/50 at the moment.
Facebook: near zero.