fizzawrites: (misc: growing down)
Yes, it is 10:30 on a Saturday and I am doing homework. I guess if you know you're going to have no social life, you might as well commit to it.

I bring you tonight, ye flist-ers, a writer for Esquire who has shown up on our Ethics reading list:

The piece is about the "falling man" photograph, an AP image of a man falling to his death after jumping out of the North Tower on 9/11. As you might imagine, the article leads with that photograph.

I think you should read it anyway.

Why? Because after years of reading this stuff, and yes, attempting it, I can be impressed, but not mystified about how someone writes. I know I'm nowhere NEAR there, but I get, at least on a gut level, what the hell kind of effort and skill that gets put into a lot of professional, long-form stuff.

This? I have no clue how he did it. I can only tell you that I read the last paragraph and gasped, out loud. A sound of sobbing without the tears.


In a completely unrelated and possibly tone-deaf addition to that last part, I finally got to watch last week's Mad Men, literally the only show I'm keeping up with this fall (which is funny, because it's largely new to me, but honestly, if you only got one show for a year, what would it be? Mad Men = So thankful I have a DVR, so I can rewind *that part* and see the look on everyone's faces.

See? Tone-deaf. Also, I'm really really not kidding about the one show this year. It took me from Sunday to Thursday to get to one hour of television - that's how the schedule is.

Things accomplished tonight (so I can look back and feel better mid-week when I go through another round of "I'm a hack! I need to lock myself into this bathroom and cry instead of interviewing people!" Um... yes.)

a list? a list! )
fizzawrites: (xkcd: zombie)
seriously, my new non-sequitur might have to be "shit, does Bernanke have crossbow?". Only Xkcd would put a Federal Reserve joke in the middle of OTHER hilarity.


Tomorrow, I'm going to the Foreign Policy nerd-a-palooza, aka the last five Secretaries of State hanging out with Christiane Amanpour and talking about what the next administration should do in terms of foreign policy (My idea: send everybody cookies with a note that says "Our bad."). There is also a mysterious alumni reception, which I am slightly petrified of going by myself to.

What I can figure out is why it isn't being taped/televised. Amanpour works fairly exclusively with CNN, and it really is election related, and what, not even a mention on one of Wolf's six TVs? (gosh, I'm so glad I can break out that tag again). Colin Powell and Madeline Albright are going to throw down with Kissinger, and you don't want to air that? No? I'll guess we'll see, but CNN's schedule says *nothing*.

ETA: Wow, I could actually read the press release and figure this stuff out. They're taping it for a special to air on Sept 20th in primetime. That's more like it.

Next mixtape I am thinking of uploading: My unnatural love of overwrought music and pop orchestras.


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