Blast Radius

Notes and errata (mainly errata) from the mind and life of Nicolas Barajas.

February 24
I think America’s more fucked up now than it’s ever been.

Alec Baldwin: Good-bye, Public Life

Worth reading.

(via tj)

New York Magazine is on fire with this issue (a good friend is in the OK Cupid story). I have been catching up on Here’s The Thing and it’s great (with a few caveats; please ask). He’s a personality whom I’ll miss.

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February 22
A few years ago, a photo made the rounds. It was taken from the back, its subject unaware. He was a fat guy wearing a jeans-jacket, and on the back he had stenciled the name of his heavy metal band. It was a sloppy and amateurish job. The photo earned a lot of mocking comments in my circle, including from me. Ha ha, look at the fat guy with the rock-and-roll pretensions. Look at him. Looooook.

And then someone said, “I think he’s awesome. He’s found something he loves, and he thinks it’s great enough to share with the world. This guy is a hero.”

And… Oh, my God. That’s right. That’s exactly right. Who was I to judge, much less judge publicly? Maybe his music was terrible, but so what? It wasn’t for me. It was for him, and his friends, and his fans. Nobody was seeking my opinion, because it would be ill-informed and emotional, because those are the only opinions I could possibly have.

I was just pumping poison into the atmosphere, to feel good about myself, for another hit of self-righteousness. I was what was wrong, because I vomited out disapproval — could only vomit out disapproval — without intent or willingness to even attempt to understand.
Greg Knauss (via cleversimon)

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February 21
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November 4
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September 12
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August 13
My friends have created this wonderful Kickstarter project: A set of handmade bocce balls, complete with scorecards and a carrying case. What they’ve done to bring this project to bear is amazing, and I’m really pulling for them.

If you like American-made goods, bocce, or even just a super-stylish bag—or know someone who does—it would mean a lot to me if you took a moment to check it out. I’d love to see this get funded.

My friends have created this wonderful Kickstarter project: A set of handmade bocce balls, complete with scorecards and a carrying case. What they’ve done to bring this project to bear is amazing, and I’m really pulling for them.

If you like American-made goods, bocce, or even just a super-stylish bag—or know someone who does—it would mean a lot to me if you took a moment to check it out. I’d love to see this get funded.

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