Ann Arbor, Cycling, Hockey, Advertising & Media, and the occasional practical joke on my dad. I work at Quack!Media.
I’m generally not one for yachts, or the douchbags who love them (or boats in general) but Zaha Hadid’s design is just wacky enough to pull past ugly and into one of the coolest things I’ve seen, ever.
Is she messing with her audience in a masterful way? Is this an experiment to see if she can get dudes who buy things and name them, “Dominator II” to embrace a floating abstract sculpture?
This is the first, and last time I will ever post about a yacht. I promise.
Renter’s insurance is a good idea. It’s cheap and it will cover all your weird stuff when your neighbor drunk-cooks fried chicken and falls asleep on the couch. Anna and I got some for our new place so that should someone break in and steal my copy of Señor Coconut, it will be replaced (as if one can just replace Señor Coconut).
We have a good broker, and he found us a good, inexpensive renter’s policy. Easy. Then there was a surprise; since Anna and I are not married, the carrier wouldn’t insure us. We could get two separate policies, which would be more expensive… but that’s weird, dudes n’ ladies have been living together, unmarried for generations now… wow, so old fash… wait a minute this isn’t about dudes and ladies.
There are folks in Michigan (for now) who can’t be married. Obviously we asked our broker to find us an insurance company that will insure us as a couple, even if it’s a little more expensive(now we have a joint policy from Citizen’s).
The thing is, if we were married we would have never known. Our application would have gone through without question and we’d be giving money to a company that won’t insure everyone equally… like jerks.
If you’re married, have you asked your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance company whether they’d insure you and your partner if you weren’t? It’s a quick call, and it only cost us about $50/year to not support Ye Olde Bigoted Insurance Company.
Vote with your wallet.
You haven’t arrived until someone holds up your name on no-no signs. This is amazing. Thanks Ryan for grabbing it.
On a serious note: I sincerely hope the bullying doesn’t scare off anyone who is considering public service. I’ve never met them, but I’m sure these are fine folks, they just have an agenda (though I’m not sure what that is) and apparently I stepped on it. So please, don’t be afraid, step up and get involved. We need more people involved, not fewer.
I’m not embarrassed about anything on this blog (with my full first and last name in the URL), or my twitter account. Take a read; enjoy it or not. It is unchanged & unedited since my nomination to the DDA save one photo from the Huffington Post that was removed at the specific request of a councilperson… because I’m nice. Enjoy!
OH MY GOD TWO PLANES COLLIDE OVER NE…. wait, does that plane have propellers? This happened in 1960. I see what you’re doing, The Weather Channel, and it’s not cool.
1. Stop Reading Buzzfeed.
2. Don’t even click it, not once.
3. Don’t share it on your Facepage.
4. Don’t link it on your Twatter.
5. Stop it, right fucking now. No more buzzfeed.
6. I know it’s hard. The headline is about YOU and thoughts you thought! OMG- but don’t. Stop.
7. Just sit there. Do nothing. Gazing into oblivion is infinitely more productive than Buzzfeed.
8. Fuck. Don’t. Stop. Don’t. Back away. Resist.