The largest generation in American history might never spend as lavishly as its parents did—nor on the same things. Since the end of World War II, new cars and suburban houses have powered the world’s largest economy and propelled our most impressive recoveries. Millennials may have lost interest in both.
Still steaming about the HBO Go outage that killed your plans to watch True Detective‘s finale? This might help: On Sunday, the cabler premiered another new trailer for the fourth season of Game of Thrones, which premieres in a few short weeks.
They’d better get their server issues sorted out by then — or we will take what is ours, with fire and blood!
"My dear, we might look at the people who are being written about now and say ‘What have they accomplished?’, but 20 or 30 years ago people were being written about and they hadn’t accomplished anything either, except being born into the right background.
"I do think things are changing for the better. When my brother-in-law died, he got practically no obituary, which I was delighted to see, poisonous little worm that he was.
"A few papers called me up, but ultimately there wasn’t enough interest to sustain the fact that the Duke of Argyll had died, because nobody cared. I thought that was quite, quite wonderful."
This kind of shit is so easy to do in groups. You worry and write too much and talk too much precisely because you suspect you’ll fuck it all up and get ejected, because you think a lot and talk a lot and FUCKING WHY DOESN’T ANYONE ELSE NOTICE THAT LITTLE EDIE IS AMONG US?!! It’s hard to be lively and fun but also bite your tongue. It’s hard to walk the line between being helpful and doing way too much. Groups will take advantage of your kindness. That’s what the herd does. It’s natural. The herd nods along and lets you dig yourself a hole, too. The herd doesn’t notice that Jessica is Little Edie, because Jessica seems vulnerable and soft and she needs the group to take care of her. Herd like care for baby rabbit Jessica. Herd no like sharp and pointy you, mean to baby Jessica, way down there in the dark, dark well, all alones!
What is the answer? RUN WITH THE GODDAMN HERD. Do what the herd does. And for fuck’s sake, stop looking for understanding from a herd.
Remember these words: HERD NO UNDERSTAND.
People who love herds are often people who want to keep things light and breezy at all costs. That doesn’t mean that they’re incapable of hashing shit out; they simply prefer not to.
Tomorrow night we’re joined by Shalyah Evans from MTV’s Girl Code and Natasha Vaynblat of the UCB teams Absolutely and Namaste! Katey Healy-Wurzburg, host of The Fascinator, will be doing stand up!
IT’S GOING TO BE A LOT OF FUN! Hope to see you there!
This is perfect.
Also, come seeme do improv with Snaggletooth tonight at 11pm at The PIT! http://thepit-nyc.com/show/snaggletooth-live/
“Increased droughts, more unpredictable variability, 100-year floods every two years,” said Jeffrey Seabright, Coke’s vice president for environment and water resources, listing the problems that he said were also disrupting the company’s supply of sugar cane and sugar beets, as well as citrus for its fruit juices. “When we look at our most essential ingredients, we see those events as threats.”
Coke reflects a growing view among American business leaders and mainstream economists who see global warming as a force that contributes to lower gross domestic products, higher food and commodity costs, broken supply chains and increased financial risk. Their position is at striking odds with the longstanding argument, advanced by the coal industry and others, that policies to curb carbon emissions are more economically harmful than the impact of climate change.
“The bottom line is that the policies will increase the cost of carbon and electricity,” said Roger Bezdek, an economist who produced a report for the coal lobby that was released this week. “Even the most conservative estimates peg the social benefit of carbon-based fuels as 50 times greater than its supposed social cost.”
Some tycoons are no longer listening.
Too bad it’s too late anyway.