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The Cycle Continues

it used to be that the phrase Imagine Going Back In Time referred to things like showing a jet engine to a caveman; then it was an iPhone to someone in the ’20s. Then it’s something like Trump giving Tiger Woods the Medal of Freedom to someone from 10 years ago.

Now the curve of world-altering difference is nearly immediate. I lose the internet for 24 hours and women are basically illegal in The South1 and people who make their money being professionally outraged are complaining about the NBA lottery because of market share2 and the New York Times is headlining a war with Iran because the last time they started doing this ended so well.3

For being so dumbstruck by Trump during the 2016 election, the media has certainly adopted his full-throated, clickbait-motivated way of doing business. It’s like nobody really wanted to talk about what happened in 2016 because of the collusion between publishing news and advertising revenue, and so the root of the problem is still festering away. Everybody is still going crazy and each day that passes seems like the only way to not get consumed by rage is to ignore the news entirely. We’re all basically Bruce Willis at the end of Die Hard 3 trying to escape the flood.

  • I don’t care if it’s following Alyssa Milano or giving women bus tickets out of the south like they were homeless in San Francisco. This shit is abhorrent and something needs to be done, because pretty soon this will be at the Supreme Court and a couple rapists are going to tell women to fuck off once again.
  • Not that basketball or where Zion Williamson plays matters in the least compared to what else is going on in the world, however the discussions about him opting out of the NBA draft because he won’t play in a major market is yet more evidence that money ruins sports. These vultures who make money solely off of basketball care more about his TV time—not for him as a player, not the potential of the Pelicans with him and Anthony Davis, or aspiring professional athlete, but because of its potential advertising revenue were he to be in New York or Los Angeles—than they do the sport itself. These fucking people make me sick.
  • Ha ha just joking it never ended, fuck Judy Miller

09:00 / 16 May 2019
Posted to Opinion


for Notre Dame

Inside Notre Dame · May 2018

across the Seine, on the waterfront walkways of Ise Saint-Louis, the wind picked up as I took a seat and poured myself a cup of sauvignon blanc. the water was choppy but everyone on the various riverboat tours that would pass seemed content with the otherwise sunny weather. I took a sip and looked up; there sat Notre Dame.

it probably wasn’t even in the Top Five in terms of cathedrals I saw that trip, yet its magnetism was impressive—this particular errand was not my first or last time to the cathedral over just a four-day stay in Paris. The architecture from across the river was nebulous; while not unimpressive, the true beauty could only be seen up close. the detail in every spire, the haunt of history at every turn; this was truly a place that had to be experienced, even if the collection of Catholic heritage isn’t specifically a point of interest.

from across the Seine

the thing about Paris is, though, it has earned its place among the top list of Cities That Endure Through Time on this world; as awful as it was to see the multitude of images today, I have no doubt in the French and their ability to both honor the past while looking toward the future.

20:00 / 15 April 2019
Posted to Personal


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