The Call Up

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September 18, 2014 10:10 pm

I only listen to disco house now. I don’t know when this happened.

September 13, 2014 5:52 pm


Will Darren Wilson ever be arrested?

Let’s keep in mind that the death of Mike Brown was the first homicide in the history of Ferguson, MO. Who are the animals?

(via mydrunkkitchen)

September 12, 2014 9:16 pm
Kickstarter film fest (at The Autry)

Kickstarter film fest (at The Autry)

September 8, 2014 8:55 pm
"Maybe the starkest example is Washington University in St. Louis, one of the hot colleges of recent years, having climbed to No. 14 in the U.S. News rankings last year. Only about 6 percent of the freshman class in recent years at Wash. U., as it’s known, have received Pell grants, even though it is one of the country’s 25 richest colleges on a per-student basis."

Very very very disappointed in my alma mater.  But sadly not surprised. 

I haven’t donated to my university (despite their many asks) because I have always had the sneaking suspicion that my money would not go to worthy cause.  More likely that it would fund some gaudy over-the-top student center, or posh dorm with unnecessary amenities.

Their strategies have been effective in pushing the rankings higher (and therefore making my degree more valuable).  But I can’t support a school with an exceptionally high tuition and exceptionally few low income students, despite a substantial endowment. 

(Source: The New York Times)

September 2, 2014 12:54 pm
Damn. #dtla

Damn. #dtla

August 31, 2014 10:53 am
"The central challenge facing the Republican party is that women—particularly single women and women who have graduated from college—are “barely receptive” to its policies, and are likely to consider the party “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion,” and “stuck in the past.”"

No shit.

From a GOP report on how to win women voters.

Here’s some free advice from a single, college educated woman: stop acting like we’re property that you occasionally have to service. If your policies didn’t consistently look for ways to limit the rights of women, we might stop thinking you are all selfish, bloated gas bags stuck in the past with no real ideas for actually improving this country.

(Source: Slate)

August 25, 2014 8:22 pm
School daze (at palazzo due)

School daze (at palazzo due)

11:43 am


Chris Paul and Deandre Jordan at my Soul Cycle class this morning. Chris Paul is adorable. Deandre Jordan is a giant. Both sweat a lot. The end.

August 24, 2014 8:05 pm
Treat yo self.

Treat yo self.

August 23, 2014 6:48 pm
Sky box 👏 (at Dodger Stadium)

Sky box 👏 (at Dodger Stadium)

August 21, 2014 3:18 pm
"White kids get tased, black kids get shot."

My friend in St. Louis on the second black man being shot and killed in North St. Louis in 10 days.

If the suspect doesn’t have a gun, your weapon should not be drawn. Period. Get a taser. Get some pepper spray. Do your fucking job.

Watch at 1:20:

(Source: Mashable)

August 19, 2014 10:13 pm


via Are You Talking About Bey and Jay?

When you people you know show up in your timeline…

August 18, 2014 6:44 pm

In this city of about 21,000, West Florissant is a major thoroughfare and is lined with nail and hair salons, a few restaurants and an array of retailers. It is common to see commercial jetliners fly overhead as they arrive or depart from the nearby Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

But for more than a week, the road has been a battleground nearly every night.

On Sunday night, police officers in riot gear marched through smoke-filled streets. As midnight approached, the roadway was filled with debris: spent canisters of tear gas, wooden and rubber bullets, gray cinder blocks and shattered bottles.

But by the time the lunch hours arrived on Monday, the street was largely swept clean, sometimes by volunteers clutching black trash bags.

It was not so simple for Dellena Jones, who runs a hair salon where the door frame was free of glass on Monday. The night before, demonstrators had tossed concrete slabs into the business as Ms. Jones’s two children prepared for what had been scheduled as the first day of school.

As Ms. Jones waited for a wooden board to place over her door, she fretted about what might become of her business as customers have chosen to stay away.

“I had a full week that went down to really nothing,” she said. “They’re too scared to come.”

As she spoke, a man walked by and shouted, “You need a gun in there, lady!” If the unrest continues, Ms. Jones said she may have to meet customers elsewhere.

“I may have to go for a minute and work somewhere else,” she said. “But I’m paying rent here, so I will have to pay somewhere else to work, which is not fair.”


The New York Times, "Stores Are Boarded Up But Open For Business in Ferguson" (via inothernews)

Dear business owners of Ferguson:

Sue the fuck out of your police force. Sue the chief of police. Sue the St. Louis city PD. Sue the county PD. Sue them all.

Their misuse of force murdered Mike Brown. Their negligence and total mishandling of the aftermath of the shooting exacerbated a tense situation. They are responsible for the lost wages and damage to your city. You can bet that very little will happen to actually hold the cops responsible in an official way. So sue em.

August 17, 2014 4:51 pm

The only thing worse than seeing 1000 ice bucket challenge videos on your timeline, is seeing them interspersed with articles and opinion pieces on why the ice bucket challenge is bad.

12:23 pm
The best beach no one goes to.  (at Will Rogers State Beach)

The best beach no one goes to. (at Will Rogers State Beach)