Ongoing Thread: Senator Al Franken Scandal

Thursday morning, KABC news anchor Leanne Tweeden published an account in which she testified that Senator Al Franken, previously a Saturday Night Live comedian, inappropriately groped her. She also provided photographic evidence of the incident. Below is an ongoing update of the situation.   If Franken practices his politics in his personal life, and genuinely … More Ongoing Thread: Senator Al Franken Scandal

The Inevitable

Okay, so I got fired. Yes, technically a resignation. But I did not expect to be done as soon as I was. They took my building pass and everything with two hours left to go in the workday. So. Fired. Unemployed. At nearly 30 years old. I mean, some of us saw this coming, right?

Sure. Why not?

This is Phil – the Pill – updating from one of the meeting rooms at the office. (It’s weird, it’s “the office” when it’s the whole part of the building your company owns, but it’s never “my office.” “My office” would imply I have my own personal space to make these calls or whatever, but … More Sure. Why not?

Okay. So what the hell happened? We can start at the part where I deactivated my first Facebook under the ludicrous pretense that I would meet face-to-face with most of the friends who mattered to me. Nah. We can start at the part where I finally decided I needed to leave Blacksburg, Virginia in order … More

This is my worst fear, come to think of it. There are multiples, you know Those I’m about to face As I submit myself to the cold scrutinization Of a pulsing, merciless scanner And then there are multiples That we choose I can live in the dark. But I can’t write in the dark. And … More