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I live in an old walkup building with steam heat.
Every night, the radiator in my bedroom makes a knocking sound that very much resembles someone standing in the corner of my room bouncing a tennis ball every 20 seconds.
Every night, I wake up terrified that some tennis-ball-bouncing psychopath is about to murder me.
"Ladies, you’re free to go," the officer said.
"Leave, now. The guys stay."
"Should I Go To Law School?"
I get this question a lot, in various forms. I’ve sort of answered it before.
My answer: No. You shouldn’t.
- you’ve worked in a law office doing the sort of work you want to do when you graduate, and liked it; and
- you can afford it, meaning pay for it up front or take out a manageable amount of debt; and
- are going to a law school which will allow you to get a job doing the work that you have experienced and enjoyed.
If all three of those apply, then sure, go to law school. Your job is probably going to be all-consuming, it will be mostly paperwork, you won’t have any actual days off, and with the exception of very few types of law, you’ll have much less interpersonal interaction than you expect. But yeah, knock yourself out.
And in 5 years, after you’ve spent $180k on a degree and you wish you were doing something else, remember that a random dude on the internet told you not to go.
Every Tinder Conversation I've Had in the Last Week
- Me: What do you do?
- Her: I'm a model.
- Me: Oh? What agency?
- Her: NEXT/Ford/IMG/whatever.
- Me: Weird, you're not on the website.
An Impertinent Question
Permit me an impertinent question (or three).
Suppose a small group of extremely wealthy people sought to systematically destroy the U.S. government by (1) finding and bankrolling new candidates pledged to shrinking and dismembering it; (2) intimidating or bribing many current senators and representatives to block all proposed legislation, prevent the appointment of presidential nominees, eliminate funds to implement and enforce laws, and threaten to default on the nation’s debt; (3) taking over state governments in order to redistrict, gerrymander, require voter IDs, purge voter rolls, and otherwise suppress the votes of the majority in federal elections; (4) running a vast PR campaign designed to convince the American public of certain big lies, such as climate change is a hoax, and (5) buying up the media so the public cannot know the truth.
Would you call this treason?
If not, what would you call it?
And what would you do about it?