I’m thrilled to share the experience of reading these articles, in order, with you. This made my day.
Great article in the Atlantic featured on kottke’s site way back in 2003 (I missed it the first time – glad I caught it this time):
I don’t normally post this kind of thing, but this one is so creepy, hilarious and weird I could not resist. The following post in the sometimes equally hilarious comments sums it all up for me:
April 21st, 2009 at 06:21 pm
What the fuck is wrong with people?
Originally via the “cool” via Recommendations feed.
Follow up: this post inspired me to create a “dumb” category.
I’m in New York for a couple of days this week. Staying at this hotel in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn.
At first, I was put off by the somewhat sparse, hipster/artsy design decisions they made in decorating their suites. Lots of white, a single frenetic child-like (yet spookily violent) art print, Ikea-style furniture and plumbing fixtures. It turns out that these pieces are very functional – more functional that the traditional hotel in the price range (think Comfort Inn). Spending a little time here, I find it’s a pleasant place to stay. I was concerned I wouldn’t be as comfortable here, but I’m more comfortable. The art print has even turned around for me.
The location is fantastic, close to the corner of Smith and Atlantic Ave, close to lots of shops, eateries and the C, A and F trains. Last night I had Peruvian food, tonight it was gourmet Mexican, both excellent for take-out.
Another nice feature is an in-house gym with nautilus and free weights. I’m kicking myself that I didn’t bring my sneakers – I could use some energizing after the trip down.
In New York and looking for an affordable, comfortable place to stay in a cool, accessible area? I recommend this one. Nice people too. Photos coming.
I was going to search the web for advice on how to handle this. Then I realized there are only two options available:
1) don’t have a facebook account
2) don’t act like an asshole, ever (since you never know when one of your FB friends with a camera is lurking)
Of course, the second option (for me, for anyone) is impossible, right? I breathe. I eat. I act like an asshole from time to time. That’s how it’s going to be. I try my best, but sometimes the inhibitions come down.
You’re in good shape if you have an understanding friend – just message them and ask them to remove the photo(s) in question: easy!
If, however, it’s not a friendly person you’re dealing with: tell on them. Inform the Facebook authorities, the social cops. If you’re not friendly friends, what’s the big deal? Having your coworkers see photos of you throwing up at your turn at drunken karaoke is probably worse than being teased for calling the Facebook cops on someone. The cops will make them take it down if you make enough noise, I’m sure of it.
I just had to link this story. Amazing.