Do not work for Mommie Dearest (Craigslist ad)

October 11th, 2016 by LB

I’m expecting that this Craigslist Vancouver ad (text at bottom of this post) will get so much abuse it’ll be taken down soon, so I’m cutting and pasting it here. (UPDATE: it’s been taken down, but a friend found this one which similar, but we believe it’s not by the same people (this couple has a child), and that seems worse because then there’s more than one of these couples.) My following intro is just a collation of everyone’s thoughts on a related and hilariously angry Facebook thread.

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Justin, if Canadians must be resilient in the face of change, so must your oil barons.

September 8th, 2016 by LB

This idiot article appeared in one of Canada’s national newspapers, the Globe and Mail, wherein a guy named Lawrence Martin tells Justin Trudeau to quit with the sentimental enviro talk and build some pipelines already.

How on earth are articles like this still being written? Is this effectively climate change denial?

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“Simpsons” actor Harry Shearer speaking against AirBnB & other short term rentals

September 6th, 2016 by LB

A brilliant speech to a New Orleans City Council hearing on AirBnB and short term rentals in general. As Best of New Orleans reported:

Comedian and actor Harry Shearer was among the opponents speaking against short-term rentals, calling its proponents and rental owners speaking in the first half of the meeting “a parade of happy scofflaws.”

“What other business can I start in the privacy of my home?” he joked.

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Dad’s foolproof parallel parking method (take note, atrocious drivers in fancy cars)

August 18th, 2016 by LB

OK. Having witnessed perhaps the most staggeringly incompetent parallel park of all time by the driver of the $500K US Lamborghini Aventador above—something like a 17 point turn that took about 4 minutes, all at a roaring 90-100 decibels—I feel it’s time to share my father’s foolproof method of parallel parking.

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Double-ended passionflower arrangement

August 7th, 2016 by LB

While disentangling a rampant passionflower vine from my cherry tomatoes, I accidentally broke off a section. It broke at both ends, and then I couldn’t figure out which end needed to be in water, so I just hedged my bet with two vases. I still don’t know which direction the plant’s hydraulic system is going but it doesn’t matter, because it is surviving surprisingly well.

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RIP Alan Vega

July 18th, 2016 by LB

RIP Alan Vega of the band Suicide. I’ve had a crush on him all this time. Goodbye, Alan, goodbye. 2016, you are a pitiless year.

America, America / Is killing its youth:

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