All Wet

So, Wet Seal is closing all it’s stores. Going out of business.

Every time I’ve ever set foot in one of those stores, I have been treated as though I am invisible. Now, I realize that I am not exactly Seventeen, but it seems to me that if employees had treated people in their stores like potential customers, they might not be looking at unemployment.

Karma, neh?


Time for another tab dump!

Apparently, they don’t teach tact in business school: “What’s wrong with middle America”? Ok, maybe there’s a point about infrastructure and schools, but the rest of it is just a tweak inflammatory.

New Author: Be on the lookout for Ken Liu.

Superbug: Isn’t Pestilence one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Yes, yes it is.

Recipes to try: Slow cooker shredded meat. What kind of meat? Well, what do you have?

On Education: “[G]aps between higher- and lower-income students persist, with some changes that vary by subject and grade. Meanwhile, the proportion of low-income students in U.S. schools has increased rapidly, as has the share of minority students in the student population. The chances of ending up in a high-poverty or high-minority school are highly determined by a student’s race/ethnicity and social class.” I will leave to the readers’ imagination what effect this might have on the political leanings of parents.