Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Grouches of the World, Unite

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Monday links.

* I have only the deepest feeling of solidarity for the members of my generational cohort who are struggling with student debt. And I’m not saying my hurt feelings should form the basis for national policy. But I have to confess that on a purely emotive level I will be pretty royally pissed if this whole “forgive student debt” movement somehow manages to get off the ground. I’m very conflicted about it: forgiving student debt would help a whole lot of people, including close friends and family, and would really cost me nothing but regret. I am not incognizant of my privilege or my luck, nor I am unhappy with where my choices have taken me—but on a basic, visceral level, I’d feel cheated, and I know I wouldn’t be alone.

* And speaking of other people’s poor life choices: WTFSalon?

* Grouches of the world, unite.

* Identical Twins Escape Death Penalty With “Evil Twin Defense.” I’m 95% certain this is just viral marketing for the Arrested Development movie.

* How to survive a B-movie.

* How much would it cost to build the Death Star? (last two via Gravity Lens)

* And your world in charts: this recession isn’t like the others.

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