First, as I squeeze through the tiny space between the attendant and the door, I think, “Ugh, I forgot about this. Why on earth does Balthazar do this?
Business Insider’s Henry Blogett laments the existence of bathroom attendants.
Yo, I know why Balthazar, and many other New York establishments, employ people to stand in bathrooms. It’s so customers keep their noses clean, if you know what I’m saying.
(What I’m saying is, they’re in there so customers don’t have a place to easily do drugs. So just give the guy a buck or two and go back to that awesome sour cream and hazelnut waffle they serve.)
I love the work I do, and I’m going to keep on doing it.
WTF is a “growth hacker,” besides a phrase that needs to be run over, murdered, and buried forever?
And [fallout from the book] will hit Christie first. Halperin and Heilemann make abundant use of a vice-presidential vetting file dropped into their hands by someone in Romney’s orbit to illuminate secrets about the governor. Delivering the documents to the authors was a stunning breach of political decorum that can only be read as a giant middle finger at Christie and his aides.
If just one child has been inspired to pick up a can of paint and make some art, well that would be statistically disappointing considering how much work I put in. Outside is where art should live, among us, and rather than street art being a fad, maybe it’s the last 1,000 years of art history are a blip, when art came inside in service of the church and institutions.
But art’s rightful place is on the cave-walls of our communities, where it can act as a ‘public service’: provoke debate, voice concerns, forge identities.
The world we live in today is run by, visually at least, traffic signs, billboards, and planning committees. Is that it? Don’t we want to live in a world made of art, not just decorated by it?
I wish it were too early for 2014 listicles, but apparently it isn’t.