… there’s a new season of Project Runway starting on Thursday, and the only reason I know about it is because I placed my cursor wrong and accidentally clicked to enable Flash on a blocked ad on Vulture.
It seems like somebody isn’t doing their job right if I’m only just now hearing about this.
(Of course that “somebody” is probably Project Runway itself, which seems to be in a slow death spiral, but maybe this season will surprise me?)
Here’s an example. Back in 1968, Congress passed the Truth in Lending Act. Among other things, it made credit card companies liable for charges on stolen credit cards over $50. In a purely economic sense, there’s really no excuse for this. Why should a card company be responsible for your carelessness? If you’re dumb enough to let someone steal your card and run up thousands of dollars in charges, it ought to be your responsibility. It’s ridiculous to make a bank — and by extension, its customers — subsidize the losses of individuals who can’t take care of their own finances.
Today, this argument would almost certainly carry the day. Even most liberals wouldn’t fight it. It’s as if we’ve been brainwashed against arguing that we should do something purely because it represents the way we think people deserve to be treated. We need graphs and charts and dueling models of economic distribution instead.” —
There are pros and cons to either side of this formulation, but I think it’s a very important thing to think about every once in a while with regard to modern political culture.
If I was to say I’d just spent half an hour pairing contemporary musicians with Pet Shop Boys songs to compose possibly the corniest tribute-album tracklisting ever, that would be the kind of nerdy, interesting-only-to-me nonsense that I really shouldn’t post publicly for fear of worsening my already horribly dorky and socially maladroit image, right?
As soon as I saw this article, I started ranting to my coworker (a former Times employee) “The New York fucking Times did a piece on the fact that THERE ARE DOGS AND CATS ON TEEVEE,” but this is admittedly a great factoid.
Hahahahaha I will definitely go see this.
Since I share an office with the editor on this, I can confirm that this (like the Lex Luthor lead already running in the front of Action) is gonna be a lot of fun. Action Comics #893, on sale September 29th.