Film Church #2: Frances Ha
This was delightful—surprisingly so for being composed of scenes like:
- The dinner party with real adults at which you wanted to strangle your slightly younger self to stop that tedious, naiveté-revealing thing from falling out of your mouth.
- Bacon-egg-and-cheese-on-a-bagel-as-the-only-meal-of-the-day-besides-whiskey aimlessness that seemed necessary if less than admirable.
- The reckless, unaffordable, yet essentially harmless impulse travel decision you probably wouldn’t change.
It’s an exercise in early-twenties nostalgia that doesn’t get overly cozy, always choosing the off-beat over the explicitly poignant. I want Girls to go that route more often than it does.
Another possibility is that I got tricked into this as a Vassar alum who was doubly indulged by the scenes on campus and Noah Baumbach script. The Bowie soundtrack (“Modern Love” will be in my head[phones] all week) also certainly helped make the case.
Heiferman also feels charging has simplified everything the company does. “There’s so much good potential that can come out of just charging people for your good product,” he says. “And it’s a virus. It’s a disease. It’s contagious. It becomes person to person. It takes over. It’s a simplicity of organization. The most important thing is it lets you sleep well at night when you get to say that everything you do is for the benefit of the people, for the user. If you get to say that everything you do, every decision, and every operational thing you do is serving them, there’s a simplicity – and it’s just good for your conscience.
Tacos! (at Guisados)
Radical craniofacial hair removal: success. Might want the beard back.
As software eats the world, every sort of engineering (and indeed, every sort of profession organized along lines suggested by the physical sciences, including fields like medicine) is becoming effectively a branch of computer science
Why hello there, Citibike!
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Andrew, Jacob, Topher Chris, Me, Peter, Matt, John, Marco, David, and Jared at the Tumblr office today.
Roughly 3 years, 2 months, and 2 days ago..
I want to reblog the hell out of this and every other photo of the incomparable Tumblr team, but for now just the one.
Congratulations to the truly incredible set of people who made Tumblr what it is today. I couldn’t be prouder to have spent time among your ranks.
And to those worried about the future: If there is one thing years of having worked with David and the whole team have taught me, it’s that the community is sacred. You won’t be let down.
Go, Tumblr, go!