Hands down, flat out, the easiest surest way to get a job is to know someone. So tell people you are looking for a job. But you do not want people to send you links to job announcements, what you want are interviews. People tend to think that the reason why you don't have a job is because you aren't applying for… » 10/01/14 1:19pm Yesterday 1:19pm

There was a guy on NPR who argued the exact opposite: That the duty of the Secret Service was to shoot this guy, not try and determine whether he was a danger, because the risk to the President and the White House is too high to err on the side of caution. I don't disagree. » 9/29/14 6:22pm Monday 6:22pm

I've been thinking about this and I think it must be the terrifying realization of their own inadequacies. They can pretend success comes from nepotism or being in the right place at the right time, or some form of social alchemy that they might benefit from in some magical future — until they are confronted with a… » 9/26/14 7:21am Friday 7:21am

that's a problem. That you were okay with it. simplistically, without even envoking racism, it was a completely one-dimensional take on a wonderful writer and producer known for creating fully realized multi-dimensional characters. The fact that a well paid NYT reviewer could consider the body of Shonda Rhimes' work… » 9/22/14 6:06pm 9/22/14 6:06pm

why is she employed? She's a scion, a fully pedigreed, politically and corporately well-connected woman of privilege. Which means she looks good on paper (if you care about that sort of thing), but she's not talented or able to see anything beyond the narrow world-view she inhabits. This is a perfect example of the… » 9/19/14 5:37pm 9/19/14 5:37pm

At first I thought it was too harsh, but then I thought about it: Just like the Manic Pixie Girl isn't a real person, just the wishful longing of some dudes, the pixie boy is not real, and he's trying to invoke it to seem like a harmless goofy guy. that's kinda fucked up. Especially since he first sent rapey messages.… » 9/10/14 9:51am 9/10/14 9:51am