Sort of unconsciously riffing on this I told two colleagues captive in a descending elevator that the only reason I didn’t immediately commit suicide was that I could not stand the fact of everyone else surviving, that I would only consent to suicide if I could also murder everyone else at the same time, no exceptions. Pretty stressful day, yesterday. And this week, generally. Though I was willing to spare the one colleague’s dachshund because she’s really sweet. Too busy to post much lately but M.O. reminded me of the old ask thing, so ask the thing.
BlackBook Is "Hiring": Magazine Production Help Needed
We need some fill-in help next week for closing the November issue of BlackBook magazine. This will mostly involve making edits and adjustments to layout as directed by editors and creative directors. Requirements:
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Timeframe is Monday-Thursday (9/26/-9/29), with late nights likely Tuesday-Thursday. $200/day. Serious inquiries only; there is no room for learning (or hugging) in this gig. If interested email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"9:12 PM — Gingrich: It’s “fundamentally wrong” to let people laid off by American companies to get a little money for rent and food, after they’ve paid into the unemployment system for years or decades. MASSIVE APPLAUSE."
BlackBook is looking for an Editorial Assistant to work in its New York headquarters, reporting to the Senior Editor, Guides. Primary responsibility is BlackBook’s global series of city guides, writing, editing, and inputting listings in the database and interacting with city editors around the world. Additional responsibilities include researching, editing, and writing stories for BlackBook magazine and bbook.com, as well as creating and managing content for custom mobile guides.
The ideal candidate will be efficient and detail-oriented, tech-savvy, fluent in pop culture, and passionate about travel and good writing. Experience working with guides, database management, and mobile apps a plus, but not required.
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Hilarious comments aside, the point I was making is that internet memes have been largely ignored in academia so far— not that they are dismissed by everybody. Obviously not, since I made the same exact point that Adrien Chen did about Cheezburger Networks being valued at $30 million. But then, of course, I couldn’t be painted as a wily ad woman looking to ruin teh awsum of teh internets with my nefarious digital strategery plans!
Anyway, I hope Gawker’s predictions come to pass; unforch, thanks to my student loans, I think “rich” will elude me for some time.
"This Woman" Kate Miltner has her Friend of Gawker badge cruelly revoked by a Subsequent Young. -37 institutional memory points, +1 million Y U STILL CARE MOHNEY points.