I’m following some people I knew from there on tumblr and vise versa. All I have to say is I am so sorry. Haven’t gone far enough back to know exactly what to apologize for, so just accept my blanket apology now. I was a strange little thing in 2009. Like, 2006-2009 I had a very regrettable internet presence that I’m trying to erase as much as possible.
All of this was done in an effort to dig up some inspiration for the McSweeney’s column contest. The things I do in the name of ~art~.
Considering all I publish to my tumblr nowadays (nothing), I’m surprised I was hacked. And that I didn’t know about it for so long. Sorry y’all, unfortunately I have no new Beats and have not taken any surveys lately.
Instantly Iconic Photo of the Day: 84-year-old former school teacher Dorli Rainey is helped away from the scene of an Occupy Seattle protest at Westlake Park after being doused with pepper spray.
Rainey was among dozens of protesters hit with the “less-than-lethal agent” after refusing to move from the intersection of 5th Avenue and Pine Street following a march of solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.
“Knowing that the problems of New York would certainly precipitate action by Occupy Seattle, I thought I better check it out,” she wrote, “especially since only yesterday the City Government made a grandiose gesture to protect free speech.”
Her email continues:
Well free speech does have its limits as I found out as the cops shoved their bicycles into the crowd and simultaneously pepper sprayed the so captured protesters.
She credits an Iraq vet with saving her from being trampled. “In the women’s movement,” she concludes, “there were signs which said: ‘Screw us and we multiply.”