I mean, clearly I win here but what about those two poor bastards?
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A list of important, funny, overlooked and/or popular things I wrote in 2010. In no particular order:
BP Stock,One Awl Reader, Both Winners Six Months Later – The Awl
Two Hours in Marinette: Lessons From a School Shooting – The Awl
Sarah Palin the TV Star Exposes Sarah Palin the Fake Hunter – The Awl
After the Apology, Target’s Anti-gay giving Never Stopped – The Awl
Inside Ron Johnson’s Victory Party: Reason Concedes to Ron Johnson – The Awl
What Brian is talking about is the author tag that The Awl editors add to essays. If you don’t specifically request one, which I never have, you just get whatever they feel like. So, Brian’s PRO TIP about concluding an essay is barking up the wrong tree and he should take it up with Awl editors Alex Balk and Choire Sicha. Yes, Since he’s giving out PRO TIPS, one might think he’d already know that. Anyway, congratulations on your mature reaction to your mistake, I’m sure Choire, who wrote that author tag, is impressed.
And, further, I’m not a pro. If the pros were doing their job with this story, my reporting wouldn’t be necessary. For all five Target pieces (at least 10,000 words) I’ve filed at The Awl (below) I’ve been reimbursed exactly $0.
A talk with Taylor Carick, proprietor of the great Minnesota blog Crazyinternetbeatz.com.
“What does diversity really mean anyway? Diversity means a whole bunch
of things that are neither one extreme or another. So, it means
“average.” Now, you tell me, who wants to be average? Not North Dakotan
children. The book has a section on film, painting by numbers, beat
sugar manufacturing and the filthy, depraved art of square dancing.”
Look, it’s clearly asking The New York Times too much to link, but can they at least, in a media column for Christsake, get the name right? David Carr certainly doesn’t tell people he works for New York Times. It’s THE New York Times. Just as it is The Awl.
The Awl should put logos on these and sell them in its Cafe Press store.
There is a lot of advice going around about what people can do to help in Haiti. The conventional advice is don’t give anything except money. This is good advice—unless you have a helicopter. If you have a helicopter or know of someone who has access to a helicopter, perhaps you can do something for one physician, one physician’s assistant and one optometrist cut off from assistance as they operate a makeshift operating room set up in a church in Gressier, about ten miles west of Port-au-Prince.
Related: Hey Fox News (and other media organizations), stop complaining that your planes full of reporters cannot land in Port-au-Prince. The FAA has halted flights landing in Haiti due to a logjam at the airport and you are fucking up aide for everyone by being part of that bottleneck. Fuck you in your collective Anderson Coopers. And no, “bringing awareness to the situation” does not constitute “doing your part.”