And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.
Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.
cool au where ur abuser is the one who experiences all the nightmares & flashbacks & dread they put you through, but they experience it exactly as you would so they become terrified of themselves in the mirror, of themselves in the sound of their own name, and deteriorate and turn into dust maybe
Literally all I’ve ever wanted
There is a Phat Phuc Noodle Bar in London, which means happy Buddha in Vietnamese
There were 13 newly-wed couples celebrating their honeymoon on the Titanic.
A 12-year-old boy from Florida stole a school bus twice in one month.
The Aztecs killed about 20,000 people every year to please the gods.
Baby ferrets are called “kits.”
An Austrian man died of starvation while his wife was hospitalized because he refused to eat unless his wife prepared food.
August has the most birthdays, February has the least and most of the serial killers are born in November.
The Statue of Liberty wears a size 879 sandal.
New Yorkers bite ten times more people than sharks do.
Taco Bell sold 100 Million Doritos Locos tacos in the first 10 weeks. It took McDonald’s 18 years to sell the same amount of burgers
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the starving man was Kurt Goedel, a famous mathematician with a huge paranoia that people were out to poison him.
[game dev] ah yes withered old antagonist with a grossed collapsed nose
[game dev] still gotta add dem titties tho