Emchap's Shit from the Internet 07/27/22 🍠
It is so tremendously, horribly hot in Portland this week. My house was built in 1906 and has no A/C, and I was reminiscing with my boyfriend last night that possibly the most amenities I’ll ever have in a house happened for four months when I was 24 years old and I had two bedrooms, a dishwasher, a washer/dryer hookup, and A/C (with a pool being built when I left) for $910 a month. Everything since has been chasing that high.
(I looked up the apartment complex to see how badly the housing prices have gone up in the interim and looks like the unit only goes for $1160 a month now, so honestly I guess I really could be making some different choices.)
It’s miserable here in a house and it’s worse outside for the unhoused folks all over Portland and LA, so if you’re in a giving mood, I recommend this list for LA, organized by smart and reputable friends who’ve been doing this for a long-ass time at this point, and Blanchet House and this dude for PDX.
Shit to read
This piece about Yugoslav war memorials has some beautiful photos and made me cry.
I enjoyed this piece on inflation and also how mainstream economic thought is a con.
Read this piece, listened to XO all the way through.
I went to college with Yedoye and I really liked this piece on the brokenness of modern comedy.
I was not familiar with the actual details of the Obergefell decision and oh boy did it make me weep.
Elizabeth Breunig sucks so hard. Nobody should take the opinions of a lady who married her high school debate boyfriend seriously.
I need everyone to read this piece on antiquities theft immediately.
Shit to eat
Open a can of tuna, drain it, feed the tuna water to the cat as an apology for it being so hot.
Pour the rest into tupperware and mix it with mayo and mustard and sandwich sprinkle. It would be better with other things but such is life.
Put it on a plate.
Add some crackers.
Slice up some cheddar and toss it on there.
And some sliced up cucumbers with salt, hell yeah, fuck yeah.
And a quarter avocado, sliced.
Eat pieces at random, wishing you’d stop sweating, until you are ready to go back to work.
Shit to watch
Shit to buy
This dope-ass mop I learned about from tiktok.