I have weird thumbs. They’re at a funny angle to the rest of my hand, but that’s very me. There’s a lot about me that’s unique; that’s a funny angle to the rest of life.
In our elementary school, students picked instruments in third grade that they would play in fourth. I wanted to play one of the big brass band instruments. The older kids all sat in a line in the cafeteria—a flute, a tuba, a saxophone, an oboe, a bassoon and some sort of horn. I stopped in front of the girl who was playing the trumpet. She was a fifth grader, so much older than my third grade self. She was tall and pretty, with long blonde hair and preppy clothes; in other words, the complete opposite of me. I was short and a little pudgy, with brown hair and hand-me-down clothing.
“Here.” She extended the trumpet…
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Buildings lined up neatly almost as far as the eye can see, basking in the golden glow of the evening sun. Singapore has one of the highest population density in the world, with almost 6 million people occupying a tiny dot of land too small to see on an atlas. This explains the mid to high rise buildings you will see almost everywhere you go on this island.
Comedy Central’s Broad City, created by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, is a show about underpaid twenty-something white girls in New York. Kinda like Girls, only Broad City doesn’t give me that rather unpleasant feeling of existential dread that would be probably five times worse if I were a woman. I’ll be honest, that dread kept me from watching past the first episode of Girls, so I don’t have an informed opinion on it. What I will say is that whatever Girls’ place and importance in the TV landscape, Broad City matches in value and exceeds in entertainment. While Broad City is about girls, it isn’t “About Girls.” It’s not a show that makes it its mission to make statements about modern young womanhood, it’s a show that makes it its mission to be funny as all fuck and depict an incredibly sweet friendship between two well-drawn female characters…
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Thinking of a Master Plan.
POWERHOUSE Amuse GT-R test mule running Mackin Industries classic design, Volk TE37 Ultras in a Matte Blue finish, Tanabe-san’s influence is shown on Gojira from the carbon front lip, canards, to rear wing and R1 Titan titanium exhaust..