(since it had already been established that the cops were, indeed, corruptible.) In fact, they already established what would really happen – they’d make the kid the fall guy – then threw in “oh & then they arrested all the other ones too” for the censors, then undid it
only possible explanation I can think of is that the censors insisted all criminals must be arrested, but the director figured the audience would like those 2 criminals, so really Sam Spade was making sure they had the means to bribe the cops to get away
ok so I watched the Maltese Falcon again last night & I couldn’t figure out the end. Why did Bogart graciously give Greenstreet back the $5000 when he was going to narc on him to get him & Peter Lorre arrested anyway?
exciting email! Yes I have just received $211.46 for the rights to the Persian edition of Bullshit Jobs. Well, they’re under massive economic sanctions, so I guess they’re a bit skint. https://t.co/pLKpVnfcJ6
for me the most disturbing element is that 40% of students don’t finish in 6 years. So more than half of Americans go to college but huge numbers never complete it. So they remain starving students doing casualized work forever, effectively
what the hell is wrong with America’s higher ed system? They charge students $35k a year placing them in debt for the rest of their life & then starve them? Where is all this money going? To sports stadiums?
ok everybody, prepare yourself for at least 9 months of annoying teasers from me & .@davidwengrow as we sit on our hands waiting for #TheDawnOfEverything to come out. Also do you think it we make a hashtag of the name it’ll seem fait accompli & they’ll let us use it?
best section heading so far in the upcoming .@davidwengrow book #TheDawnOfEverything
4.6in which we dispose of one particularly silly argument that foragers who settle in territories that lend themselves well to foraging are somehow unusual
Bureaucrats with weapons have just showed up to tell Stamtisch hosts they can only have people on the street up to two meters from the door – everyone else has to move inside (on the hottest day of the year) https://t.co/tvS4ceQguh
also I just want to tell the world: I woke up today & don’t feel sick (yet). I’m sitting here & neither my lungs or stomach or head are particularly bothering me. This is great! I am sitting in a cafe in Berlin & feeling like a normal human being more or less.
this is extremely important. We could have had a socialist government in 2017. Imagine how different the world would have been. These individuals are indirectly responsible for countless deaths from Yemen to Newcastle. https://t.co/VnuDqMN1nx
(hint: there is a case of a friend of mine who recently got publicly denounced by half my other friends because someone wrote a review of her book that said while she didn’t say something offensive in the book, the reviewer guessed she might have in an earlier draft.) 4/
which if you think about it is a paradox; lefties are supposedly universalists, but they divide into warring sects & viciously attack each other; righties are supposedly nationalist, but actually, they often show an instinctual solidarity even to nationalists of rival nations 3/
this surprised me slightly because I’d kind of assumed there was equal sectarianism on the right, just I hadn’t been exposed to it. He on the other hand spends a good deal of time comparing youtube rants, etc, & assured me that no, they really don’t 2/
I was talking to my step-son & he made the reasonable point that many young people look at the right, and the left, & the first thing they notice is that people on the left all seem to hate each other. Right-wingers spend much less of their time condemning each other publicly 1/