The Boy Came Unplugged

What happens when the boy is off the Internet? Where does he go? What equipment does he use? Does he think? Does he?

Here is how the internship scam works. It’s not about a “skills” gap. It’s about a morality gap.

1) Make higher education worthless by redefining “skill” as a specific corporate contribution. Tell young people they have no skills.

2) With “skill” irrelevant, require experience. Make internship sole path to experience. Make internships unpaid, locking out all but rich.

3) End on the job training for entry level jobs. Educated told skills are irrelevant. Uneducated told they have no way to obtain skills.

4) As wealthy progress on professional career path, middle and lower class youth take service jobs to pay off massive educational debt.

5) Make these part-time jobs not “count” on resume. Hire on prestige, not skill or education. Punish those who need to work to survive.

6) Punish young people who never found any kind of work the hardest. Make them untouchables — unhireable.

7) Tell wealthy people they are “privileged” to be working 40 hrs/week for free. Don’t tell them what kind of “privileged” it is.

8) Make status quo commentary written by unpaid interns or people hiring unpaid interns. They will tell you it’s your fault.

9) Young people, it is not your fault. Speak out. Fight back. Bankrupt the prestige economy.

The moral bankruptcy of the internship economy | Sarah Kendzior (via brutereason)

solarbird added: see also the intrinsic fraud of the prestigious internship. (via solarbird)

this comes from the top rope.

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I pretty much hit reblog on this after point 1 alone.

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I don’t often.

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thekillbot:

Remember that time that Jason was going to punch a plank of wood and punched it so hard that his hand went through it and into Patrick Donovan’s face?

I do.

#2010 #allthefeels

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Albert McWilliams: You're Going to Kill Someone

albertmcwilliams:

If you keep driving like that, you’re going to kill a cyclist. When you do, it’s going to suck as much for you as it does for them. When you drive by my head at 50 mph I can’t have this conversation with you, so I’m going to do you a favor and talk you through all of your arguments as to why…

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I still think Clara’s wearing Rassilon’s Ring. Calling it again. 

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Smartphone Notes From Japan

The attendant on my flight said, “Hold the passengers back when the emergency happens.” You have to love sitting in the emergency seat on foreign airlines.

I wish all my Japanese would return.

I did not account for long lines at the Osaka airport. I’m in the wrong city. Shit. I will manage.

I’m starving and re-budgetting in my head. This should be interesting.

I need Internet access. 

So far Japan is a cluster fuck. I’ve been lost on the JR Rail system all day.

But it will get better. I want some lunch and water. It has been a long time since I have hydrated myself. I feel like a Gunslinger of Gilead.

So. Kyoto it is. 

Fucccccccck.

Should have bought a ticket to Tokyo.

I gave up hope. I back tracked to Kyoto and caught the shinkansen. I missed the Osaka shinkansen. Whatever. 

My first ever sushi in Japan was not as fresh as I would have liked, but dammit, I was hungry and the railroad kiosk called to me.

I am useless without the internet. If not useless, a lot less useful. I can’t wait to be in Tokyo. I’ve missed my hostel check-in by a lot. I hope they still let me stay. 

The Japanese look completely different than Koreans. They look more real. Less like dolls. It takes leaving Korea to see how beauty obsessed their culture is.

I’ve been all over Tokyo. There is definitely more walking invoked on vacation than in my day to day life. 

I am sitting at the Crossover lounge in Roppongi drinking a heineken of all beers. It was on special and they are playing Jonsi on the stereo. Korea would never play Jonsi. Now the Japanese bar has transitioned into the Offspring. What a strange combination of music.

The beat diner in Ginza, Tokyo, the posh side of the city, is one of the best burgers I’ve eaten. It is topped with a poached egg, avocado, bacon, and some creamy mayo based sauce. It is as good as a Mid City Grill burger and it is five times the price.

Tokyo is not so big.
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neil-gaiman:

Actually I suspect you can skip the first 8 if you just do the last one.

neil-gaiman:

Actually I suspect you can skip the first 8 if you just do the last one.

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Editors are garlic. Delicious with the right writer.

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thetimidherbivore asked: Yeah, I just finished the first season and started episode 1 of season 2. I just don't know what to do with my life after seeing those people and those episodes. Also, I saw a dirty lie on the internet about Owen Harper dying. That is a complete dirty lie...right?

All I can say is Jack’s luck with friends rivals the Doctor’s.

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Whatever.

Whatever.

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A short film about the beginning and end of relationships. I really like it, but it’s a little sad.

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Kimchi stew for lunch. Life is grand.

Kimchi stew for lunch. Life is grand.

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Received:
Notice of Appointment
Contract
I need to drive to Atlanta, GA next week to visit the Korean Consulate for an E-2 Work Visa.
Life is charging up.

Received:

  • Notice of Appointment
  • Contract

I need to drive to Atlanta, GA next week to visit the Korean Consulate for an E-2 Work Visa.

Life is charging up.

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Childhood is alive.

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