A signal, half-static, fading with dawn.


Having suffered significant roof damage over the years, the fourth floor of the Female Wards at Greystone Park State Hospital are open to the elements.  This has led to some interesting conditions in the wintertime; here, sunrise streams into a dayroom blanketed in snow.  Sadly, this stately Second Empire building constructed on the Kirkbride Plan may not see another winter - the state is currently taking bids on what is expected to be a $50M demolition of what was, until the construction of the Pentagon, the largest continuous foundation building in America.







Mallory Ortberg has a voice like an old movie actress. (“Male Novelist Jokes” at the Last Bookstore in LA)

Mallory Ortberg is everything.

Plus three cheers for Roxane Gay snapping a pic behind her.


mallory forever



I love her.


Everything I never knew I’ve always wanted.


What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he doesn’t have any additional expenses. This is a reward. He’s getting a $250,000 reward for murdering an unarmed black kid, two days away from starting college, in broad daylight.





(Images should be read from the bottom, up.)

GoFundMe is allowing a campaign for people to donate money to Darren Wilson, the cop who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

When called on this, and how it violates their ToS, GoFundMe’s response was to delete the hateful, disgusting, racist comments from the donations. They refused to end the campaign. Apparently it is only “promoting hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime” if people can see the deplorable sentiments behind the donations. Somehow deleting the evidence of those sentiments magically changes what those donations are for: rewarding a police officer for killing Michael Brown.

This is absolutely a direct violation of GoFundMe’s ToS, yet GoFundMe is refusing to act. These are people giving money to an individual that gunned down an unarmed black teen. He is profiting from this killing, and it directly promotes racial intolerance and violence. There is no reason why GoFundMe should allow this campaign to continue…

… Except that GoFundMe gets 5% of the cut. In this case, 5% of 235k is $12,500. GoFundMe and Darren Wilson both are profiting off the killing of Michael Brown, and GoFundMe has decided they’d rather take their cut of the money than follow their own ToS. $12,500 is apparently what it takes to abandon justice.

Please, join in the boycott of GoFundMe, and consider signal boosting this.

Thank you.

Go fund me has done other shitty things as well.

Oh, well, fuck them, then.

Ironically, GoFundMe is also where the Michael Brown Memorial Fund is.  I doubt they can move it now, but we can donate to bump the racists off GoFundMe’s “top earner” list.

And then don’t use GFM again.


Still good.


Literally the only thing I write checks for is my rent, but if I had these, I wouldn’t use Chase Quickpay to reimburse Charlie for those tickets to the Maria Bamford show he bought for us. 

Get them here.

h/t @hey_friend