The difference is in other cosmopolitan cities, the lower part of society keep to themselves. They sell small trinkets, beg coyly, stay quiet, and generally stay out of your way. They realize it’s a privilege to be in the civilized part of town and view themselves as guests. And that’s okay.
In downtown SF the degenerates gather like hyenas, spit, urinate, taunt you, sell drugs, get rowdy, they act like they own the center of the city.
This is repulsive but awe-inspiring in that so rarely is a person’s disdain for the poor as unvarnished as it is here.
9:20 am • 11 December 2013 • 48 notes
Rolling Stone just published a big, “Snowfall”-y piece on factory meat farms:
You’re a typical milk cow in America, and this is your life. You are raised, like pigs, on a concrete slab in a stall barely bigger than your body. There, you never touch grass or see sun till the day you’re herded to slaughter. A cocktail of drugs, combined with breeding decisions, has grossly distended the size of your udder such that you’d trip over it if allowed to graze, which of course you’re not. Your hooves have rotted black from standing in your own shit, your teats are scarred, swollen and leaking pus – infected by mastitis – and you’re sick to the verge of total collapse from giving nearly 22,000 pounds of milk a year. (That’s more than double what your forebears produced just 40 years ago.) By the time they’ve used you up (typically at four years of age), your bones are so brittle that they often snap beneath you and leave you unable to get off the ground on your own power.
8:38 am • 10 December 2013 • 47 notes
Very sad that the private citizen from Arkansas who pitched the Doritos taco shell to Taco Bell died of a brain tumor at the young age of 41, but how crazy is it that a normal dude from Arkansas is the one who had to come up with the Doritos taco shell for Taco Bell? Don’t those motherfuckers spend millions on R&D every year? And yet nobody had ever said, “Shit, man, maybe we should just make the entire shell out of Cool Ranch Doritos?” What the hell are they doing in there if not that?
If any #brand really wants to put itself at the forefront of junk food it should fire all of its test kitchen employees with expensive food-science degrees and replace them with average joes and stoners. You’d have next-level Hot Pockets in like two weeks.
10:09 am • 6 December 2013 • 33 notes