I don't want to do a "baseball drools, basketball rules" post, but sometimes someone on Twitter triggers me.
Javy Baez is a magical wizard and I love him intensely https://t.co/8LXx5fqgJe— James Tyler (@JamesTylerESPN) April 24, 2019
Man do I miss Prime Derrick Rose 🌹 pic.twitter.com/4SLpW4emy8— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) April 19, 2019
md 20/400 writes: I can't think of a body for a post based on this, but the title for it should be Jessica Biel Shows Her Ass. It follows blog tradition. 🙂
Off to swim, should be the close.
Heebie's take: Sorry, MD, just being...cheeky. (And you couldn't think of a body? mmhm.)
A quick enjoyable story:
My dad died. Classic start to a funny story. He was buried in a small village in Sussex. I was really close to my dad so I visited his grave a lot. I still do. [DON'T WORRY, IT GETS FUNNIER.]
Click through for the rest - it's a quick read. The author is exactly the right kind of neurotic.
Charleycarp writes: Biden would have gone with The Joker, right?
Here is the walk-out song playlist for the candidates at the Iowa Democrats Hall of Fame campaign yesterday. The songs were chosen by the campaigns. pic.twitter.com/Aphykxt322— Lissandra Villa (@LissandraVilla) June 10, 2019
Heebie's take: I kind of love Higher Ground as a walk-out song, although I can't even recall a candidate named Williamson. I also strongly approve of 9-to-5 for Warren: lighthearted but hardworking.
The dumbest is Hickenlooper's song, Good Life, if it's the song I'm thinking of. This is the background song to a slide show of your favorite moments from high school, and you're surrounded by your fellow high school students who are feeling really emotional and sad.
(I don't know a bunch of them, which I guess doesn't matter for a walkout song.)
Minivet writes: Impressed they put at least some of their discriminatory scheme in email.
Heebie's take: Some details:
In the interim, [Scott-Allen] learned she was pregnant and informed her bosses, who discussed it on company email.
"Apparently she is pregnant," Minnillo wrote in a March 1, 2016, email to the company's head of human resources, cited in court filings. "She never mentioned this to me. I am confused how to proceed."
"Well, unfortunately not much we can do," Julie Secviar, head of HR for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, replied in an email, cited in court filings. "What was committed verbally or in writing?"
Scott-Allen's lawsuit alleges that Secviar and Minnillo devised a plan to get rid of her by setting up a "sham interview" that would result in her being declared "not the right fit" for the French Laundry. Minnard said Minnillo admitted to the plan during a deposition. Minnillo and the two restaurants are named as defendants in the lawsuit.
On March 7, 2016, Scott-Allen was asked to sign a "Notice of Resignation" that management told her was a standard part of the transfer process, but her attorney says was a way to "dupe her into quitting." As a result of resigning, Scott-Allen lost her health insurance and was unable to see doctors for first-trimester check-ups, the lawsuit says.
It's kind of a saving grace when people think they're smarter than everyone else and venture into a new-to-them domain of being assholes, because they make dumb, elementary mistakes.
(Remember the time Manafort and Gates kept emailing back and forth things like, "Here is a PDF. Can you make it a word document so that I can change it, and then make it back into a PDF for me?" "Yes, here is your 'before' word doc." "Great, thanks. Here is the 'after' word doc." "Great, here is your 'after' PDF." Bless their hearts. And this is a fun read, a list of the greatest hits of how terrible Manafort is about technology.)