Tag Archives: justice

Working Together (That Took Something Out of Me)

4 Dec

Unity Again

The title I mean. I don’t know why, but it just felt really strange, writing that. It’s not that I’m against the idea, as I’ve clearly demonstrated otherwise. It’s just that, I hate it when my titles are trite. For example, the title of my 9/11 article you didn’t click the link to just now is “Type It.” You probably weren’t expecting something like that on the day it was written and published. You were probably expecting “Never Forget,” or perhaps “Remembering the Fallen,” something like that. I don’t like those titles. Everyone uses them. So, I guess I’ll keep the one I have up there the way it is, but only so that the paragraph I’ve written here makes something along the lines of sense.

Oh, and the reason I called this “Working Together” is because of this thing you should read. Did you read it? Nope? Okay, I’ll stop doing that, just in case you actually did. Anyway, yeah, help people out, say no to drugs, and smell the roses, because if you don’t, they’ll wilt before you can come back to them.

~D.

Reddit Cofounder Alexis Ohanian’s Upcoming Novel Makes Grim Predictions

27 Aug

So, you like to play SSB?

Okay, so I just heard it, and now you have to. Give it a second to sink in once you hear it, or read it, or whatever the hell you do with it.

Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian is about to release his new book, Without Their Permission. It gives us a less-than-enticing look at what may come in our near future. It’s a book about freedom, privacy, and all those things you humans are squabbling about nowadays. Take a look at this excerpt from the audiobook, or, if you’re feeling learned, the written version can be found here. It’s the original Reddit post he promoted to get the word out about this.

What, you want to  know what I think about it? Well, I’ll tell you: I think it doesn’t matter what I think of it, it matters what you think of it. It’s up to you to decide if the book’s data is valuable. It’s up to you to decide whether you’ll buy it or not to hear/read what Ohanian has to say. Will I buy it? For kicks, probably. I really want to get a look at the lead-in to the excerpt.

Okay, so there, I did a “news” story for once. And yeah, I kind of liked it, but I’ll only do more of those if you guys want ’em. Otherwise…

[Re-engaging rambling in three, two…]

~D.