E. Messily writes: This dude is a journalist who got a job as a prison guard and did it for 4 months to find out what all goes on inside a prison. Turns out some shit goes down in prison! (also, warning, this article is extremely long and depressing.)
Heebie's take: Yes, you probably all read this by now but there's been a lot of big news lately that took precedence. Anyway, super long and depressing!
This setup will of minimal interest to most of you, but just as I'm always amazed anew that local avuncular weatherman Tom Skilling is the brother of evil Enronian Jeff Skilling, now I learn that smiling local chef of some national renown Rick Bayless is the brother of the dickish sport commentator of some national fame, Skip Bayless. Ok, none of you care, but there must be other famous good brother/bad brother pairs.
This speech by Jesse Williams from the BET awards show is going around my FB feed. Mostly young, former students, minority, generally apolitical young adults. It's striking to hear this strike a chord with so many of them.
If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression. If you have no interest in equal rights for black people, then do not make suggestions to those who do. Sit down.
It's a very good speech.
Also Simone Biles' floor routine is blowing up my FB feed:
Ed to add: White people love Biles, according to my feed, I should say. Not the same people as love Jesse Williams.
At my work, we have open office seating, which is so obviously horrible that I'm not even going to google the ostensible rationale for it ("collaboration," probably, which has another, and entirely appropriate, valence). People talk to each other at full volume, they have phone conversations at full volume, and one clown even took an hour-long conference call while sitting across from me. Yes, of course I use headphones, but I remain morally offended. As far as I can tell, there are no offices anywhere. My manager's boss's boss sits a few rows behind me, and I haven't seen any offices when I've been on other floors. No wonder so many ISIS recruits are young professionals.
Which is the more appropriate Brexit video? In the first one, the guy could well be dead, which maybe is to be determined in the case of Brexit. The second one is a great example of the impotent rage boomerang, but it lacks the neat "exit" of the first. Tough call! We need a strong leader to help us decide.
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