commented on The Urban Archipelago
Can it really have been 11.5 years ago that this was written? How is the fight going? Is the archipelago winning?
I guess the country did elect a black guy, legalize gay marriage and is on the path towards legalizing marijuana...
Dec 17, 2015
commented on Can We Talk, Bernie Sanders Supporters?
I'm a realist in everything. I know I'll probably never have a net worth higher than my station, I know that our political system is incredibly corrupt and likely bribed and redistricted to the point that it's more likely to collapse than be repaired. I know that there's a not-negligible chance that I'll die within the next few years and that it's incredibly unlikely that there is a god or an afterlife. But if you can't hope and try then there's no point in living, so I donated to the Sanders campaign, applied moderate pressure on some friends to do the same, and will take down a pint of Evan Williams and not be too upset when he doesn't win the nomination.
tl;dr - realistic, but willing to hope.
Nov 6, 2015
commented on I, Anonymous
Eh, fuck this guy. He would rather have kept the old system so that small grow ops could keep him stocked with cheap weed. The old system sent us to jail for participating in that same weed if we were too scrupulous to fake an injury to receive a medical card.
He'd rather see us in jail than pay more for his weed. Not very chill, my bro.
Nov 5, 2015
commented on In Defense of the Gum Wall
Eh... I applaud any and all attacks on Charles, but this post reads like something I wrote for the college newspaper back in the day.
Oct 7, 2015
commented on We Saw You Smuggling a Dog, Heavy-Metal Dancing, and Stumbling Drunkenly Into the Night
Love this column. Love the Tweakers' Junction sign, would absolutely give the benefit of the doubt that its creator has observed meth heads and is not making assumptions, just as I refer to the bike path north of Melrose as Heroin Alley despite the fact that not all of its inhabitants are necessarily users of opioid derivatives (it's pretty littered with syringes, caps and other paraphenalia)