SNL “Blue River Dog Food”
This is the kind of sketch I’d like to take back in time to 1975 to show the cast and writers at SNL, to show them that they’re onto something good and just keep doing what they’re doing—it’s all going to work out.
Watch: ‘SNL' - Blue River Dog Food
Cecily Strong, everybody.
The policy in the #node.js irc channel is this:
tl;dr If you’re a dick, you get kicked out. This is not negotiable.
- Sexist, heterosexist, racist, and other offensive remarks are not allowed. (Cursing is allowed, but never targeting another user, and never in a hateful manner.)
- Remarks that…
Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska Challenged
Earlier today I received an email from a high school English teacher in Strasburg, Colorado who plans to teach an elective Young Adult literature course. A group of parents created a petition to “cleanse” the book list, claiming that the majority of the books on the curriculum, “are profane, pornographic, violent, criminal, crass, crude, vile, and will result in the irreparable erosion of my students’ moral character.”
Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska have been targeted in particular, and the press attended the most recent school board meeting. The motion has been tabled for the next meeting at 7:00 pm on April 9th at Strasburg High School: 56729 e. Colorado Ave, Strasburg, CO 80136.
Please join me in emailing letters of support of the teacher at Strasburg who has heroically stood by her curriculum and stood alone at School Board meetings defending the books. It’s important to keep your letter as civil as possible, even if this kind of thing turns you into a giant squid of anger.
Letters should be addressed "To the School Board" and emailed to StrasburgYALiteratureCourse@gmail.com. It would also be a great help to attend the next School Board meeting if you live in the area.
I am extremely grateful to those who have come out in support of my books on the various occasions they have been challenged, who understand that I am not out to corrupt teenagers, and who further understand the importance of reading books critically and thoughtfully as a whole, rather than focusing on individual scenes ripped from their context. Thanks for supporting my books, and thanks for being awesome.
Full proposed curriculum below the jump.
Joe Henrich and his colleagues are shaking the foundations of psychology and economics—and hoping to change the way social scientists think about human behavior and culture.
Worth the entire read.
A few caveats about online advertising:
This whole post is a fantastic primer on Facebook ads.
Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.
On Tuesday night my friend Kim took me to see some unusual sights in Silver Lake, and this one took my breath away.
This is a refrain I’ll repeat many times below: communication, communication, communication. You need to communicate clearly, and you need to listen, both to your customers and your team.