Chicago’s police superintendent is moving to fire five officers who were involved in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old LaQuan McDonald in 2014 — one who pulled the trigger, and four who are accused of giving false statements about what happened.
McDonald, who was black, was shot 16 times by officer Jason Van Dyke. Other officers said that McDonald had lunged at police before he was shot. But dashcam footage of the incident — released under a court order — contradicted their testimony.
GMM highlights include: Rhett singing about Link, blindfolding Link, manhandling Link, Link spinning around and thinking tat his dizziness can be cured by spinning the other way.
And of course: “I don’t let you watch… you can eat a sandwich covered with my hair but I’m not going to let you watch [me pee]… not anymore.”
Link Neal has astigmatism (my reaction: “we’re related!”).
Link Neal, soft marshmallow: immediately gets headaches as soon as he takes off his glasses. Scared of Lasik surgery.
“… I got to the beach with my glasses - I’m like, switching my prescription sunglasses with my other glasses and -” “Yeah, it’s a pain just to watch you do it… just to be in your presence while you’re doing it.”
Link can tell when Rhett is feeling good about himself. Link Neal can’t see things very well, but he knows every expression on Rhett’s face, and he knows the subtle quirk of his mouth when Rhett is proud of something ridiculous like having 20/20 vision.
Link has a pre-drive routine that Rhett is forever exasperated by, to the point that when Rhett watched a comedy routine that reminded him of it, he immediately told Link as a way to complain about it at some point, before this particular episode.
“gotta case this case out … [continues to make fun of Link’s pre-drive routine]… AND EVEN THOUGH YOU DRIVE THE SAME CAR ALL THE TIME there’s adjusting happening. It’s like… NO ONE ELSE IS DRIVING THE CAR BUT IT’S LIKE [mimes Link adjusting the seat]” “If I wear contacts, I’m shaving off how much time [from this routine]? Not enough for you to stop your whining!”
Most Married Conversation Of All Time, right there.
Oh wait, Rhett and Link having a ten minute conversation but not understanding each other at all… now THAT’S married.
Hatred, they say, loves company—especially the company of artists and writers. Well, it’s getting worse: before we know it, hatred may become the dominant critical school of the century! Consumed with hatred, by that time, you will fail to remember that it all began with The Hatred of Poetry, Ben Lerner’s book-length essay. More recently, though, Lerner’s hatred has infected Hal Foster, respected critic and historian of visual art. The two spoke at Frieze New York, and the conversation has now been transcribed. Here is Foster reminiscing about his early years, when he hated painting and tried to kill it: “Well, I was part of a critical clique that, at an early point in the debate over postmodernism, wanted to put painting to death. There is a revolutionary rush to the declaration of any end. The history of modernism is punctuated by the thrill of the fini!”
This is known as the “handwriting effect,” proved by
Steve Graham at Arizona State, who found that “when teachers are asked
to rate multiple versions of the same paper differing only in
legibility, neatly written versions of the paper are assigned higher
marks for overall quality of writing than are versions with poorer
penmanship.” Typing levels the playing field.
Of course, many people who later became voracious readers
started with Harry Potter and you can see the impact of those readers
all over the book industry, but, I think the numbers suggest that they
would likely have been voracious readers anyway, it’s just that Harry
Potter got to them first. I think you can say the same for any of the
worldwide bestsellers. I don’t think there’s any evidence that 50 Shades
of Grey readers bought a lot of other books–even other books like 50
Shades of Grey. Some did, of course, but not nearly enough to have any
meaningful impact on sales of any other books.