Katherine moved to New York, after decades of pining, in 2010. She will not rest until she has met Grover Monster and eaten every pork bun in the city. She lives in Brooklyn but re-blogs a lot of posts regarding Baltimore. (Seriously though, if you know how I can meet Grover, get in touch.)
Last week our Legend of Korra writers, Tim Hedrick and Josh Hamilton, went down to John Muir Middle School to teach a quick writing workshop to a bunch of eager (and super creative) students. You can bet there were a lot of aliens, monsters and homework-jacking jackrabbits involved!
How cool is that?!
1) ABBY. OMG.
2) If I understand correctly, Legend of Korra is incredible, and also female-friendly (pro-women!), and an amazing show (content and art)!
3) SEE KIDS YOU CAN GET TATTOOS AND HAVE A SUCCESSFUL AND REWARDING CAREER.
According to this documentobtained by The Guardian, the federal government, through a court order granted to the National Security Agency, is using the Patriot Act to collect the phone records of millions of Verizon users over a three-month period. Awesome. Read the full document here. It’s like the AP thing, except extended to everyone else.
First, I outraged. This is some Bush Era bullshit. Second, MAN THE NSA IS NOT GOING TO APPRECIATE MY JOKES.
In 2011, the most recent year for which figures are available, 708 people were killed in 682 crashes involving a bicyclist and another vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of those fatalities, five occurred in Maryland from five crashes.
In 2010, 630 crashes resulted in 645 fatalities. Nine of those were in Maryland in eight crashes.
Today’s Frederick News-Post; bicyclist Jaime Lopez was hit on Sunday and died early Monday. (Details about the circumstances were not published in the article. Comments as of noon Tuesday were surprisingly civil.)
In 2011, all of Maryland’s “crashes” involving a bike and a motor vehicle were fatal.
For Paste’s Comedy Issue — yes, this is very first cover story — I wrote about kids, race, Wayne Brady and what Comedy Central’s Key & Peele has to do with all that. (If you have to sign up for a free trial to read, do it. I want to talk about these sort of things further, and Wayne Brady’s very busy.)
Clark’s Elioak Farm, in Ellicott City, MD. We took a hayless hayride. The original Enchanted Forest entrance is still at the Enchanted Forest shopping center. (The duck was actually in Silver Spring, MD.)
Over at MTV Hive, I wrote about what being called “soft” in hip-hop means now. I spent a year forming my thoughts, and I’m proud of how the piece turned out. My only regret is that I forgot to include André 3000’s guest verse off T..I.’s “Sorry,” the first thing I wanted to hear when I arrived home today, feeling small and stressed and isolated. Dré, I’m sorry.
Obligatoy reblog. Christine is brilliant, and I know her.