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My sister lives in Olympia, WA, and I traveled there last week to attend her wedding. After seeing this exit sign on the way from the airport, I mentioned it to her and said, “Wow, Olympia must be so proud of being the birthplace of Sleater-Kinney that they actually named a road after them, huh?”
She thought this was pretty funny joke on my part, because the band was actually named after the road. Ha ha!
Except I didn’t know that. I really thought the road was named after the band.

My sister lives in Olympia, WA, and I traveled there last week to attend her wedding. After seeing this exit sign on the way from the airport, I mentioned it to her and said, “Wow, Olympia must be so proud of being the birthplace of Sleater-Kinney that they actually named a road after them, huh?”

She thought this was pretty funny joke on my part, because the band was actually named after the road. Ha ha!

Except I didn’t know that. I really thought the road was named after the band.

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Pasted below are a few of my favorite comments from last week’s Project Runway open thread on Morning After.

I’m hosting another one tonight — join us! The post goes up at 8 pm Eastern, and the show starts at 9.

Dorita: When I think of size 0 models, I think Red Robin.

GoOnWithoutMe: The French Fry diet with a side of tapeworm!

Meanie Pants Redux: Who sent the dirty mummy down the runway?

Project_CeeTeau: These looks are bad, really bad… Been in a barroom brawl, hauled off to jail, spent the night in the arms of a psychotic homeless guy bad.

GoOnWithoutMe: Aldo: When Goodwill doesn’t have your size, and you want to spend more.

LanaDelTrey: Forgive me if this has already been asked, but is Amanda a Deven Green character? She always looks like she has been green-screened into every scene, and everyone seems to always be talking around her while she nods or laughs in the background.

dippitydoo: Hernan speaks and my mind goes all ‘No Country for Old Men’ and cattle guns.

otterbird: The expression on Hernan’s model’s face was totally, “I am so going to be the next one taken out back and shot.”

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misterhippity:

Virus plushies! Get yours today.
I think the herpes one is especially cute.

The herpes one is surprisingly cute! I like yellow.

"Over 1,000,000X actual size!" How many products can say that?

grainnesmith:

misterhippity:

Virus plushies! Get yours today.

I think the herpes one is especially cute.

The herpes one is surprisingly cute! I like yellow.

"Over 1,000,000X actual size!" How many products can say that?

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Well, here’s Lesson No. 1 for you, Washington Post:
Don’t use the word “riots” to describe mostly peaceful protests involving black people.
Because that’s inaccurate. Not to mention racist.

Well, here’s Lesson No. 1 for you, Washington Post:

Don’t use the word “riots” to describe mostly peaceful protests involving black people.

Because that’s inaccurate. Not to mention racist.

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Lunch, last year

squeela:

The new editor was making the rounds, taking all the writers to lunch. “12:30?” he asked. It was not a question. I put on my coat and trudged downstairs with him. Outside, he went over our meager options. “I don’t know, I’m not hungry,” I said.

He chose a Mexican place. “It’s on me,” he said as…

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Project Runway Open Thread, Week 4

My latest post is up on Morning After, and we’re having a chat party in the comments. Join us!

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Here are a few of my favorite comments from our last Project Runway open thread on Morning After. (Join us for the next one tonight! The post goes up at 8 pm Eastern, and the show starts at 9.)

Snacktastic: I call this show: How much do I hate Korina?

GoOnWithoutMe: Is Swatch a watchdog?

Dorita: So glad Carrie is gone. She was a hot mess mated with a My Little Pony.

otterbird: How is it that the Bravo version of the show was only an hour long, and they still had time in every episode to line the models up and pick which one of them would be taken out back and shot?

laurie305: Do you think that one designer with the mouth was exposed to Joker Venom?

Not as Smart as I look III: If they recycle fashion every 20 years, Amanda is right on point with her 1974 pants!

Meanie Pants Redux: Uniboob.” Hell, I’m drinking to that.

otterbird: I seriously wonder if the producers are trying to craft a storyline where the judges keep putting Sandhya on top and the other designers decide they have no other option but to Joffrey Baratheon her.

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The entire progress of human history has led up to this moment.

The entire progress of human history has led up to this moment.

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Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal’s deed, however calculated, can be compared. For there to be an equivalency, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal who had warned his victim of the date on which he would inflict a horrible death on him and who, from that moment onward, had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not to be encountered in private life.

Albert Camus, “Reflections on the Guillotine”

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kenyatta:

New app will keep you away from ‘sketchy’ areas

SketchFactor, the brainchild of co-founders Allison McGuire and Daniel Herrington, is a Manhattan-based navigation app that crowdsources user experiences along with publicly available data to rate the relative “sketchiness” of certain areas in major cities. The app will launch on iTunes on Friday, capping off a big week for the startup, which was named as a finalist in NYC BigApps, a city-sponsored competition.
According to Ms. McGuire, a Los Angeles native who lives in the West Village, the impetus behind SketchFactor was her experience as a young woman navigating the streets of Washington, D.C., where she worked at a nonprofit.
"How can we take large amounts of data and crowdsource opinions on certain areas?" she wondered to herself. "I brought that idea to a Lean Startup event in D.C., it got a huge reception and suddenly I was on my way."
The founders are also bracing for potential complications from an app that asks anonymous users to judge a neighborhood’s sketchiness. After all, fear can be subjective. And the site could be vulnerable to criticisms regarding the degree to which race is used to profile a neighborhood.
"We understand that people will see this issue," Ms. McGuire said. "And even though Dan and I are admittedly both young, white people, the app is not built for us as young, white people. As far as we’re concerned, racial profiling is ‘sketchy’ and we are trying to empower users to report incidents of racism against them and define their own experience of the streets."

Doublespeak of the day.

Just keep me away from areas with people like this in them, please. 

For that you’ll need the DoucheFactor app, which launches next month.

aatombomb:

kenyatta:

New app will keep you away from ‘sketchy’ areas

SketchFactor, the brainchild of co-founders Allison McGuire and Daniel Herrington, is a Manhattan-based navigation app that crowdsources user experiences along with publicly available data to rate the relative “sketchiness” of certain areas in major cities. The app will launch on iTunes on Friday, capping off a big week for the startup, which was named as a finalist in NYC BigApps, a city-sponsored competition.

According to Ms. McGuire, a Los Angeles native who lives in the West Village, the impetus behind SketchFactor was her experience as a young woman navigating the streets of Washington, D.C., where she worked at a nonprofit.

"How can we take large amounts of data and crowdsource opinions on certain areas?" she wondered to herself. "I brought that idea to a Lean Startup event in D.C., it got a huge reception and suddenly I was on my way."

The founders are also bracing for potential complications from an app that asks anonymous users to judge a neighborhood’s sketchiness. After all, fear can be subjective. And the site could be vulnerable to criticisms regarding the degree to which race is used to profile a neighborhood.

"We understand that people will see this issue," Ms. McGuire said. "And even though Dan and I are admittedly both young, white people, the app is not built for us as young, white people. As far as we’re concerned, racial profiling is ‘sketchy’ and we are trying to empower users to report incidents of racism against them and define their own experience of the streets."

Doublespeak of the day.

Just keep me away from areas with people like this in them, please. 

For that you’ll need the DoucheFactor app, which launches next month.

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Project Runway Open Thread, Week 3

My latest post is up, and we’re having a chat party in the comments. Join us!

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Here are a few of my favorite comments from last week’s Project Runway Open Thread on Morning After. (Join us for the next one tonight! The post goes up at 8 pm, and the show starts at 9.)

BabyJane: I wasn’t paying close attention to that last ad and I was kind of intrigued by the seafood in a light broth. And then I realized it was cat food.

Youguise: Wait. “A chance to design a fashion accessory for a Red Robin server”?

Smarterthanilook: Do you think they will stop when they get to The Dollar Store Accessory Wall, the Great Clips Hair Studio and the Elf Cosmetics Room?

Boricua in Texas: Hernan wants us to know he can also cry if necessary.

BabyJane: Those filmstrip dresses could have used some editing.

crookedE: They all should have ended up on the cutting room floor.

Otterbird: Carrie: “I am not ready to go home! I dyed my hair to match the backdrop!”

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aatombomb:

Are you on one of The Awl’s blacklists yet? No? TRY HARDER.

What the hell is going on in the comments under that post?

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Project Runway Open Thread, Week 2

My latest post is up over on Morning After. We’re having a big ol’ TV-watching chat party in the comments. Join us!

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Neetzan would be proud.

Neetzan would be proud.

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