Oligarch Sociology, and Other Hot New Trends

If you’ve had a morning like mine, in which you woke up so very happy it was Friday only to sadly realize it wasn’t as you waited for your dogs to do their business at 5:15 am, I’m sending positive vibes. Let’s do this!

Classmate and friend Washington State House Rep. Brady Walkinshaw was quoted in the Seattle PI story on the Senate defeat of the repeal of a rule that allows "transgender people to use restrooms and locker rooms of the gender with which they identify.” The repeal was narrowly defeated with a 25-24 vote, with propents of the repeal using that same “men in the little girls room” scare tactic we saw used in Houston. Bravo Washington State Senate for refusing to kowtow to blustery bigots. Also, if you’re in Seattle, Brady is running for Congress and I highly encourage you to support him :)

If you’re in the communications industry, and you don’t know friend of the Missive Ed Zitron of EZPR, I assume you either don’t have Twitter or have been firmly warned by your big-firm boss to stay away from the bad man. I, on the other hand, give his "This Is How You Pitch: How To Kick Ass In Your First Years of PR” to every new hire I work with. Anyhow, Ed spent a devastatingly large amount of money on VIP tickets to the Superb Owl celebratory match for him and his brother. So they went, and naturally he wrote about their gold-flaked adventures for Vice Sports. The real fun really starts immediately after the pig carving photo, and highlights include Ed somehow finding all of the Empire ex-pats in his section, his glorious take on Beyonce saving the half time show, and his attempted ice sculpture “football egg” caper. Ed, never change.

SAN FRANCISCANS, STOP EVERYTHING, THIS IS NOT A DRILL: they may be opening a Trader Joe’s at 4th and Market in SF, which would dramatically improve the food desert currently non-remedied by the stupidly expensive Bristol Farms. HELP US TJs, YOU’RE OUR ONLY HOPE.

And finally, the glorious Jessica Williams breaks down why this Democratic primary gender voting shitshow is so frustrating: "We as women need to remember that we all want one thing — and it's Michelle Obama's arms. But also, seriously, we want the freedom to vote for who we want to regardless of what our husbands or wives or friends say about it."

Let's all carpe diem, poppets.