Hi. Who are you?
I’m part of the new politics team for the LA Register, focusing on tktktk.
What do you think you’re doing at City Hall?
Hopefully more than Rob Ford could manage yesterday.
Where are you from?
New Yawk, by way of Chicago.
What have you written?
I was integral in covering a big pig scandal in Seal Beach you might have heard of. Actually there’s a lot on ocregister.com. I especially enjoy long days on the ocean recovering fishing nets and talking shop with Harvey Levin.
What do you want to write about LA?
What are your hopes and dreams?
Getting sent to cover the World Cup, finding and exporting LA’s greatest taco, joining the Order of the Occult Hand. (Not necessarily in that order.)
I have more questions!
5 days ago
October 15, 1982 - White House Press Briefing
3 months ago with 646 notes
Q: Larry, does the President have any reaction to the announcement—the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, that AIDS is now an epidemic and have over 600 cases?
MR. SPEAKES: What’s AIDS?
Q: Over a third of them have died. It’s known as “gay plague.” (Laughter.) No, it is. I mean it’s a pretty serious thing that one in every three people that get this have died. And I wondered if the President is aware of it?
MR. SPEAKES: I don’t have it. Do you? (Laughter.)
Q: No, I don’t.
MR. SPEAKES: You didn’t answer my question.
Q: Well, I just wondered, does the President—
MR. SPEAKES: How do you know? (Laughter.)
Q: In other words, the White House looks on this as a great joke?
MR. SPEAKES: No, I don’t know anything about it, Lester.
Q: Does the President, does anybody in the White House know about this epidemic, Larry?
MR. SPEAKES: I don’t think so. I don’t think there’s been any—
Q: Nobody knows?
MR. SPEAKES: There has been no personal experience here, Lester.
Q: No, I mean, I thought you were keeping—
MR. SPEAKES: I checked thoroughly with Dr. Ruge this morning and he’s had no—(laughter)—no patients suffering from AIDS or whatever it is.
Q: The President doesn’t have gay plague, is that what you’re saying or what?
MR. SPEAKES: No, I didn’t say that.
Q: Didn’t say that?
MR. SPEAKES: I thought I heard you on the State Department over there. Why didn’t you stay there? (Laughter.)
Q: Because I love you, Larry, that’s why. (Laughter.)
MR. SPEAKES: Oh, I see. Just don’t put it in those terms, Lester. (Laughter.)
Q: Oh, I retract that.
MR. SPEAKES: I hope so.
Q: It’s too late.
(Source: sexartandpolitics, via channingkennedy)
"Ayo whattup…you now back in the presence of the one n only grand imperial Hands Of Zeus aka the illustrious Thor Molecules aka the mighty Cocaine Biceps…otherwise known as Shampoo Bracelets the panty melter…also known as the one n only Galaxy Knuckles or Broccoli Bundles the almighty… Yall might also kno me as ya boy Big Ghostaka Volcano Hands the inventor of slaps… Otherwise you might kno me as Phantom Raviolis or the grand immaculate Spartacus Deluxe. I kno what yall prolly thinkin…THIS N**GA DONE CAME UP…HE HOLLYWOOD…LOOK AT ALL THIS EXTRAVAGANTISM B…OH MY GAWD. I feel you my n**ga….I sense theres animosity n whatever whatever. I done started from the bottom n now Im here…straight up n down. I aint ashamed bout none of that. Im gettin this cake n Imma still be givin yall the raw uncut while I enjoy this luxurious splendor. Jus lemme flourish tho. Anyways yo….we aint here for all that so the gawd gon cut the introductions short so we can get this shit on n pippin.”
5 months ago
#big ghost #grand imperial hands of zeus #illustrious thor molecules #the mighty cocaine biceps #shampoo bracelets the panty melter #the one n only galaxy knuckles #broccoli bundles the almighty #volcano hands the inventor of slaps
1) Restarting - when it doesn’t work for the fifth time, you’ll Google for help and try a few of the kooky keyboard combinations they recommend you hold during start-up: “COMMAND+S,” “CTRL+OPTION+P+R,” “F+U+C+K.” Maybe they’ll start working after you leave them along for a bit…
2) Anger - smacking the computer upside the motherboard couldn’t hurt at this point, though it’s not going to update that goddamn four-year-old backup file of yours.
3) Bargaining - maybe there’s a cheap data recovery center within 25 miles of you! Maybe the NSA has a copy you can request!
4) Depression - it’s funny, you never used to care about all those mediocre photos you’ve taken.
5) Acceptance - it looks like you’re going to become an expert at DIY hard drive installation unless you find $500 somewhere soon.
5 months ago with 3 notes
#computer grief #hard drive woes
Nick Plays Football in Kabul: A Kabul Love Story
5 months ago with 6 notes
“I met her five years ago and still she has never seen my face,” begins a friend over lunch one day. “You see, she contacted me over Skype. She has the female version of my name [as in Eric/Erica]. She apparently just typed in the male version to see what would come up. There I was.
This is a touching little love story, except you can’t really call it that. Even better, it was reported by Kabul’s only American professional soccer player. Dude’s got skills.
“Works great. I keep it in my pocket & record the remarks made by my partner in order to convince her she starts the argument. I have won 7 straight time since I started using it.”
6 months ago