“The 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act allows every resident of the United States to have access to safe drinking water. So how do we say that, for three hundred thousand people in this part of West Virginia, it’s O.K. to have ‘appropriate’ water? Do we understand the path we’re taking here, by defining two different classes of water, for two different groups of population? Do we really want to go down that path? In the history of this nation, it doesn’t end well when we go down this path.”—This is really devastating! (via langer)
"…Staring down at his blue index cards, chuckling ominously to himself, Letterman doesn’t seem to care about being funny. Instead, he seems frustrated, distracted, and maybe even a little bored.
Nonfans find this off-putting. But Letterman’s boredom—his reticence or, on a good…
Oh cosigned. Maybe the same reason I jetted the burbs for the city (though the burbs might have had a lot to do with that too). Watched pretty much every night when he started in junior high right up until I left for college. He was a nerd, and you were pretty sure he was bullied as a kid the same way you were.
“If you are 35 or younger - and quite often, older - the advice of the old economy does not apply to you. You live in the post-employment economy, where corporations have decided not to pay people. Profits are still high. The money is still there. But not for you. You will work without a pay rise, benefits, or job security. Survival is now a laudable aspiration.”—Surviving the post-employment economy by Sarah Kendzior (via hushing)