Notes from the Post-it Wall | First Week of 2019
• David, if you’re going to do the Daily Mini New York Times Crossword Puzzle, it’ll help if you know the difference between “fury” and “furry.” You idiot.
• My great hope for 2019 is that stridency will no longer be vogue.
• Apparently, there are some clowns on the Right who think John Lithgow’s character from Footloose is a role model. That’s the only explanation for their attempt to shame Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for dancing. Really. This is where we are as a country. If you’re not proud to be an American now, you might never be.
• Success is by design. And when it comes to design, some people have terrible taste.
• As Chicago’s most powerful and longest-standing alderman Ed Burke circles the drain of his career and life while we bask in his eventual defeat, let’s remember this feeling at the polls and try not to elect crooks and swine to public office. I know, I know, it’s the Chicago Way to vote for those who will abuse their power, corrupt their influence and do our city harm. But, come on… If we’re really the progressive city we tell ourselves we are, let’s stop voting like Trump’s suburban housewives. Hell, even suburban housewives have enough sense to say “no” to getting fucked in the ass.
• I fell an incredible sense of accomplishment if I eat lunch during the workweek. Even more if I eat it before 11 a.m. You see, it’s the little wins that keep us going.