This morning I bookmarked this to read later without even realizing who wrote it.
That being said, 100% as usual.
Thanks for everything, Jia. You've been great and I've loved your time here. Especially after this week.
The fact that people who have served in the military and done tours in the middle east are saying that Ferguson's police force is more equipped than they routinely wear says EVERYTHING to me. That people in Palestine are giving tips on how to deal with being tear-gassed.
@StLAmy A dispatcher has been quoted as saying that "It’s just for a no fly zone because we have multiple helicopters maneuvering in the area and we were having some problems with news aircrafts flying around there." Add to that the reports of press being turned away from protest areas. It's not as if journalists don't report from unsafe conditions.
You're right though, everyone does have a story. And I think we're seeing a lot of those stories through social media. And there are still a lot of unanswered questions. However, in the meantime, I will feel 100% comfortable making assumptions about a police force that shot an innocent boy like a fucking animal in the street.
"...no one looked at the TVs where the mothers of the dead were speaking and millions of strangers typed out their feelings about someone we all felt like we knew. There is nothing like house music for spinning confusion into the steady comfort of a heartbeat"
Damn, Jia. Damn. Damn. <3
Here's to you, Emma!
@pajamaralls oh, I'm def. shocked that Atoosa was only 26. She did seem really grown-up and still perfectly cool.
CosmoGirl was my favorite! oh, Atoosa Rubenstein.
And shout out to TeenFreeWay for making sure I got years of free magazines and never once paid for them.
More and more, I think it'd be refreshing to be explicitly told "Hey, minorities/women/low income people, this is designed specifically for you to fail. Carry on."
@adriana @Sarah Botsch-McGuinn@facebook
Y'all are 100% right. They are SO refreshingly self-assured. I guess Abbi who would more of the typical train wreck if only because she seems to worry more, but she's still so different than all the other examples.
And even though Lincoln is there, nothing about Illana is dependent on Lincoln saving here. Even when he has to fix her tooth.
And them cuddling in the hospital bed was just about the best. Broad City, man.