Arena Dreaming: What could the SoDo arena look like? Check out these speculative drawings by a real-life arena architecture firm.
Secession Obsession: From Harry Cheadle at Vice, an oversimplified list of benefits that come with states' secession from the U.S. It's about as likely as JFK's corpse doing the Cha Cha Slide, but just imagine the glory of Cascadia.
Cue the Slow Bass Guitar: A district attorney in central New York state lies about his brief adult film career to get reelected, then reneges his lie and apologizes to reporters. His abbreviated career in '70s pornography aroused his interest in administering Justice.
Law and Disorder: A suspected auto thief released on a daylong furlough to visit his dying mother was recaptured in Yakima after two weeks as a wanted man. Police should never trust a suspected carjacker with a killer neck tattoo.
Lingonberry Slave Labor: After relying on East German prisoners to manufacture sensible, yet stylish furniture without pay, Ikea now "regrets" the employees' shameless exploitation.
Time (for Jail): A watch chock full o' wires and gadgetry is not an ideal fashion accessory when flying commercial. A man arrested at Oakland International Airport for his allegedly suspicious watch, which he calls "art," learned that lesson. Of course, there were no explosives found. But has Art finally found a way to threaten our safe skies?
That 2:30 Feeling: Because of its link to 13 deaths and at least one "spontaneous abortion," 5-Hour Energy drink is under investigation by the FDA.
Take a Meteor Shower: Right now, tiny bits of the comet Tempel-Tuttle are falling through our atmosphere wicked-fast. Find some clear skies and watch you a good ol' meteor shower tonight.
In time for Thanksgiving, check out these foods that resemble cooked turkeys. Be sure to cringe at the turkey-shaped meatloaf.
And watch these people's faces when a bomb goes off during a CNN interview:
YOU ● ARE ● NOT ● A ● LOAN!
►►► ROLLING JUBILEE ◄◄◄:
A bailout of the people by the people!
As of this moment, Rolling Jubilee has raised $337,700 to abolish $6,758,826 of debt.
Rolling Jubilee is a Strike Debt project that buys debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, abolishes it. Together we can liberate debtors at random through a campaign of mutual support, good will, and collective refusal. Debt resistance is just the beginning. Join us as we imagine and create a new world based on the common good, not Wall Street profits.
Learn more or contribute.
The piece ends in present time (the late 1970s) as Glenna as harried mother talks to her friend Jane on the phone, making plans to ‘‘go to the Unitarian for the fundraiser,’’ and then ‘‘Lord & Taylor. There’s a big sale.’’ It ends finally with her speaking to her maid. ‘‘Rosita, I am going out. Yo voy ahora. I’ve left the grocery list on the counter. Remember, no lettuce and no grapes. Adios.’’
Stephen Colbert @StephenAtHome
Whatever you do, do NOT support Occupy Wall Street's debt relief drive here: rollingjubilee.org . Debt, like true love, is forever.
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Dan Savage @fakedansavage
Hey, #rollingjubilee? How can I get involved? What can I do? I love -- LOVE -- this cause.
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