Scott Patterson: Let no chin go un-stubbled, no shirt be not-plaid. Luke Danes is on the case. Where is he now? After the wonderful and underrated Aliens in Americawas canceled in 2008, he was on The Event, which was also canceled….
Get back to me when he’s playing Kevin Costner’s good twin in another baseball picture.
I wrote an article for The Toast on the phonological constraints that allow you to identify Bandicoot Cumbersnatch, Bendandsnap Candycrush, and even Wimbledon Tennismatch as synonyms for the same long-faced British actor, by analyzing all of the names from the Benedict Cumberbatch name generator.
You should go read it there first to see what the constraints are and how I got them, and then come back here for a bonus in-depth investigation into how we can model them using constraint rankings loosely inspired by Harmonic Grammar (don’t worry if you don’t know what that is).
What I’m really terrified of is leading an average, ordinary life with a regular job and an invariable routine, planned holidays, an average household, fixed responsibilities and not doing anything different to be remembered by.
At this point in my life, I look forward to nothing more than the life you’ve just described.
“Look at the difference: In 1977 I bought a small house in Portland Oregon for $24,000. At the time I was earning $5 per hour working at a large auto parts store. I owned a 4 year old Chevy Nova that cost $1,500. Now, 36 years later that same job pays $8 an hour, that same house costs $185,000 and a 4 year old Chevy costs $10,000. Wages haven’t kept up with expenses at all. And, I should point out that that $5 an hour job in 1977 was union and included heath benefits.”—
an anonymous online commenter on the current economy. (via han-nara)
Imagine how different society would be if we tied minimum wage to inflation, it was a truly liveable wage, and we had actual universal healthcare