Tag: How We Live Now

Getting By in Denver

The_Raji
I was living with roommates when I was making 40k a year.

PandaKOST
Notice, too, “roommates” and not “a roommate.” The housing situation out here is bonkers.

Lonely-Criticism1419
Fiancé and I both work full time and we have a studio apt, no kids

ashrnglr
… I make decent money but a house still seems like a dream. Maybe one day

TheAbbott418
… I make good money and a house in this state just is not happening. Remote life is about to be for real…plan to move to a place that hasn’t gone insane.

throwawaypf2015
i make 50k. union job. on a good year maybe 55k with overtime and differential. have my own place. no debt, no kids. i’m struggling tbh.

UBsamsongz
Roommates. 3 bd 2 bt house in the Westminster area. $2200 a month. It goes up in February though

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Public Restrooms in America – Shortage, Need for More

Kai Ryssdal: It’s not just me, right? I mean, public toilets have been disappearing in this country for a good, long while.

Elizabeth Yuko: Absolutely. It was something that I think came to our attention a bit more during the pandemic, especially the early days. But really, we haven’t seen the construction of new public restrooms — genuinely public restrooms, that is. So not restrooms that are in retail establishments, or theaters, or hotels, or bars, or restaurants, but actual facilities built by and maintained by either the city or the state. But yeah, the last major wave of those that were built was in the 1950s, during, you know, the expansion of the highways, and they were rest stops. In between the ’60s and ’80s, you saw a lot of closures for money reasons, because of concerns about crime or vandalism or drug use. And 9/11 really was the final nail in the coffin for a lot of the remaining public restrooms, and a lot have been closed since.

https://www.marketplace.org/2021/12/01/why-dont-american-cities-have-more-public-bathrooms/

There is a serious lack of restrooms in Denver. Most of the light rail stations in Denver don’t have any.

Charlie Munger and Major Barbara – Life Imitates Art

‘I’d rather be a billionaire and not be loved by everybody’: Charlie Munger shrugs off controversy over $200M donation for nearly windowless dorm

News of McFadden’s resignation sparked the latest round of criticism of elite philanthropists and their sway over public projects. “It’s one thing to put your name on a building, [and] it’s another level of egomania to condition a gift on accepting the donor’s architectural plan entirely without modification,” wrote Stanford political scientist Rob Reich, author of “Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better,” on Twitter.

Munger shrugged off charges that billionaires are too influential. “You’ve got to get used to the fact that billionaires aren’t the most popular people in our society,” he told MarketWatch. “I’d rather be a billionaire and not be loved by everybody than not have any money.”

Marketwatch
Leslie Albrecht

SHIRLEY [angrily] Who made your millions for you? Me and my like. What’s kep us poor? Keepin you rich. I wouldn’t have your conscience, not for all your income.

UNDERSHAFT. I wouldn’t have your income, not for all your conscience, Mr Shirley.

Major Barbara
George Bernard Shaw

Major Barbara is a three-act English play by George Bernard Shaw, written and premiered in 1905 and first published in 1907. The story concerns an idealistic young woman, Barbara Undershaft, who is engaged in helping the poor as a Major in the Salvation Army in London. For many years, Barbara and her siblings have been estranged from their father, Andrew Undershaft, who now reappears as a rich and successful munitions maker. Undershaft, the father, gives money to the Salvation Army, offending Major Barbara, who does not want to be connected to his “tainted” wealth. However, the father argues that poverty is a worse problem than munitions, and claims that he is doing more to help society by giving his workers jobs and a steady income than Major Barbara is doing to help them by giving them bread and soup.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Barbara

Police Arrest Elementary School Girls in Tennessee

Source:
Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge.
Judge Donna Scott Davenport oversees a juvenile justice system in Rutherford County, Tennessee, with a staggering history of jailing children. She said kids must face consequences, which rarely seem to apply to her or the other adults in charge.
by Meribah Knight, Nashville Public Radio, and Ken Armstrong, ProPublica

Tech Bros – Example Of

(Rap) Genius was one of the most unlikable tech startups of the past decade-plus. On a purely aesthetic level, its founders dressed like this and wore sunglasses indoors. They were non-Black people making money off of an overwhelmingly Black art form. They went from Yale and Stanford to working at hedge funds and law firms to deciding their new corporate image should be “we’re not afraid to tell Warren Buffett to suck a dick.” They said their site wasn’t “just crowdsourced…it was homiesourced…then we decided we wanted it to be ballersourced.” One of them got fired for writing that the manifesto left behind by incel spree murderer Elliot Rodger was “beautifully written” and that he guessed that Rodger’s sister was “smokin hot.”

True Genius: How to go from “the future of journalism” to a fire sale in a few short years
Genius (née Rap Genius) wanted to “annotate the world” and give your content a giant comment section you can’t control. Now it can’t pay back its investors.
JOSHUA BENTON

Plague Driving People Nuts – Journal of the Plague Year – Daniel Defoe

Nay, a few were so enthusiastically ambitious as to run approximately the streets with their oral predictions, pretending they were despatched to evangelise to the town; and one mainly, who, like Jonah to Nineveh, cried within the streets, ‘Yet 40 days, and London will be destroyed.’ I will not be superb whether he said yet 40 days or but some days. Another ran about naked, except a pair of drawers about his waist, crying day and night time, like a person that Josephus mentions, who cried, ‘Woe to Jerusalem!’ a little earlier than the destruction of that city. So this terrible naked creature cried, ‘Oh, the remarkable and the dreadful God!’ and stated no extra, but repeated the ones words continually, with a voice and countenance complete of horror, a speedy tempo; and nobody should ever discover him to stop or rest, or take any sustenance, at least that ever I ought to hear of. I met this terrible creature several times within the streets, and might have spoken to him, however he might not enter into speech with me or anyone else, but held on his dismal cries always.

A Journal of the Plague Year
Daniel Defoe

Some time in the first few months of Covid, in 2020, there was a guy walking down the street outside my place. “Fuck Covid!” He yelled, loud enough for the neighborhood to hear. My guess was that he’d just lost some job prospect, or something fell through due to the shutdown.

Distributed Online Research, Example of – Reddit, What is this?


What is this court? It doesn’t have basketball hoops and appears too long and skinny for anything I can think of. Also, it’s almost as long as 2 residential lots as seen in the picture. from whatisthisthing

Iraff2
I’ve researched the hell out of this thing, at this point I’m convinced it was a custom job designed for either a high-level athlete to practice a very specific thing or possibly some homebrewed sport invented by the owner. I can’t find ANY sport for which this might be a regulation court.

EDIT: Ok wait, just saw that there’s apparently another exact replica found in some city park in 2020. Maybe some landscaping company mocked this up as a General Use court you could just pluck off the shelf??? I bet some Toledo-based rink installers just whipped it up.

Susan_of_Darmuthia
I’ve also been researching a ton, I even went onto Google maps, figuring out that there’s a playground sign on either side of it. I read a listing for the house next door to it on a realtor website and that didn’t mention anything either. I can’t find anything online for playgrounds or parks on cribb street ohio. It’s also surrounded by a fence and pretty overgrown, it that helps at all. Edit: I research about the apartments next door to it, Riviera Maia, still nothing in all the listings or reviews. I’m officially giving up now, here’s my white flag 🏳 Good luck.

trebskate
Based on historic aerial photos, It was originally built between 1955 and 1963, as two singles only tennis courts, end to end. The width of the singles court is 27′ which matches exactly. You can clearly see the playing area and the serving areas as different colors and another fence in the middle. It existed like this until sometime between 1985 and 1999. By 1999 the court surface was (probably cheaply) resurfaced and they just threw on the bastardized hockey layout.

https://www.historicaerials.com/location/41.70404242075055/-83.57109099626543/map/18

Q and A with Wendy’s Employee


I work at a wendys, AMA from AMA

ink_wraith
What is your best “Ma’am/Sir, this is a Wendy’s” moment?

iamsquish
A dude came through and kept trying to sell us cocaine and heroin, we had to call the cops cause he wouldn’t leave

ZIMZUM83
What are the things you like the most about working at Wendy’s ?

iamsquish
Free food, none of the managers give a shit and free weed

fosfeen
free weed
Wait, what?

iamsquish
My manager gives a lot of weed out since she doesn’t have the power to give medical benefits

ConsumeAllChildren
Worst Karen Story?

iamsquish
A lady came through asking for a big Mac and wanted to call the district manager and ceo when we didn’t have it

ConsumeAllChildren
I- was she trolling or legitimately serious

iamsquish
She was deadass, to the point where she was screaming

Happens at least once a week

Witchcitybitch
What’s the dirtiest thing to order there? Cleanest?

iamsquish
Dirtiest-fountain drinks with ice, no one in the store has ever cleaned the ice machine and the oldest employee has been there for 4 years. Cleanest- homestyle/classic chicken, we clean the chicken fryer every night and none of the ingredients are ever super old

Tokon32
Everytime i eat at a Wendy’s and get a drink from the new coke fountains it taste like a combination of every flavor that machine serves. Why?

iamsquish
The machine nozzle is supposed to be cleaned every day.im the only one who cleans ours, and most wendys just straight up don’t clean em

magster823
It’s been about 23 years since my stint at Wendy’s. Do they still have training videos with the horrid “white, red, green” song to teach you the order of toppings?

iamsquish
Sadly yes