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December 10, 2008

The Nanny & Niceties

This morning someone Twittered about the shallowness of SF tech and I laughed. It's not because 140 characters produce a shallow expletive. Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams were masters of the succinct and profound. No no, I found it funny to think that cocktail parties are substanceless. Pun intended.

I think we've officially transitioned into depression territory. Now more than ever, it's important that we remain civil and pleasant. Think of America as the Titanic, and a job in this economy is sort of like being in a tiny teetering lifeboat. The person who insults everyone is sort of like Fran Drescher. While she may be good enough for a U.S. Senate seat, you sure as shit don't want to share your lifeboat and dying moments with the Nanny's nasal voice ringing in your ears. Be nice, it's almost Christmas.

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