"I’d always looked enviously at the people who earned more than I did; now, for the first time, I was embarrassed for them, and for me. I made in a single year more than my mom made her whole life. I knew that wasn’t fair; that wasn’t right. Yes, I was sharp, good with numbers. I had marketable talents. But in the end I didn’t really do anything. I was a derivatives trader, and it occurred to me the world would hardly change at all if credit derivatives ceased to exist. Not so nurse practitioners. What had seemed normal now seemed deeply distorted."
GIF animation: Emma Jane Webb
Another unfortunately timed ad, this time during Bring It On.
"Gray strings represent all the states that New York sent more than 10,000 people to in 2012. The thickest band runs to Florida; click on it and you’ll see that 53,009 New Yorkers headed for the Sunshine State and are perhaps appearing in Florida Man’s Twitter feed this very instant. Conversely, 27,392 Floridians moved to New York and might now be experiencing the joy of $14.50 packs of cigarettes."
"Happy Halloween! As you can see, same costume as last year: middle-aged lesbian pundit in a jacket that was bought for less than twenty dollars at the mall in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Trick or treat."
Rachel Maddow, obviously.
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny at the Paley Center in NYC.
The beginning of the best weekend ever.
"I believe in cutting useless government projects. I also believe in cutting useful projects, future projects, and past projects. The Hoover Dam is a travesty."
Republicans don’t realize that Ron Swanson is meant to be funny.
"Because that’s what the internet needs: more cats and food."
Doof Daily: DOOF DOES VINE (by doofdaily)