Slashdot: Why Does Hollywood Remain Out of Step With the Body-Positive Movement?

Why? Um, I’m no expert on Hollywood (or… anything else), so take this with a grain of salt, but I think that maybe, it’s possible, just barely possible that Hollywood is mostly run by guys who think with their dicks, who are pretty confident that everyone else (who matters) thinks with their dicks, and are also pretty confident that their dicks know what those other dicks want. Maybe.

Well, that beats my commute

“Sheila James starts her Monday, and the workweek, at 2:15 a.m. This might be normal for a baker or a morning radio host, but Ms. James is a standard American office worker.” From: A 2:15 Alarm, 2 Trains and a Bus Get Her To Work by 7 AM – Slashdot

I’m up at 4:00 a.m and take one fewer train, so yeah, I freely admit I am a wimp compared to this lady. (Though I am a wimp compared to most people, honestly.) The fact that this sort of batshit schedule is necessary just to work at an office is fucking bullshit and capitalism sucks unless you’re rich.

This makes a lot of sense

‘I think that Byrne is missing another nuance when he talks about social isolation and filter bubbles: the companies that create social media platforms optimize them for “engagement” (which can be measured) and not by “pleasure,” “satisfaction,” “utility” etc. They’re all designing engagement-maximizing slot machines, and there’s nothing that says they couldn’t be designing marketplaces of ideas, meditation chambers, or deliberative systems.’ From: David Byrne: The secret appeal of technology is that it takes away the need to talk to people / Boing Boing

I sometimes forget that David Byrne is a smart person, and I don’t know why that is.