Carl T. Holscher is a compiler, writer, tinkerer, coder, designer, thinker living in Bethesda, MD.

 

 

Customer Service in the age of the rabid fan

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Author’s Note: Nearly a year ago now, October 16, 2013 I camped out in a Chick Fil-A parking lot. I did this as part of their First 100 Event for new store openings.

I was out of work at the time, due to the government shutdown. I didn’t know how long it would last (15 days) or if I would be paid for any of it (I wasn’t).
But Chick Fil-A and their offering of 52 free meals for the next year and…

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One of my favorite ways to avoid doing work is to read books about work. This allows you to lie in bed and absorb the wisdom of someone else’s labor, which leaves you with a satisfying sense of accomplishment when you’ve actually done almost nothing. I highly recommend it.

I hold the church personally responsible for any LGBTQ person who walks away from God and Christianity.

I was in favor of the U.S. invasion. But we are literally 5,000 times worse than before. If you look at it, you can see it was wrong. We have gained nothing. Literally nothing. We may have had an evil dictator, but now we have total terrorism. We used to have one Saddam. Now we have thousands.

politicalprof:

kohenari:

Please, please, please let this become a thing on Facebook this week.
This would be so much more fun to watch go viral than people dumping cold water on themselves.
HT: Alan Benard.

Because when Jesus said “blessed are the Peacemakers,” he meant Colt .45s

"I’ve got a crush on a pretty pistol
should I tell her that I feel this way?
Father told us to be faithful
I’ve got a crush on a pretty pistol 
should I tell her that I feel this way
I’ve got love songs in my head
that are killing us away"

[The Father:]
“do you love your
guns?” (yeah)
“god?”
(yeah)
“your government?”

"do you love your
guns?"
(yeah)
"god?"
(yeah)
"your government?"
(fuck yeah)

[The bullet:]
“She tells me I’m a pretty bullet
I’m gonna be a star someday
Mother says that we should look away
She tells me I’m a pretty bullet
an Imitation Christ
I’ve got love songs in my head
that are killing us away”

[The Father:]
“do you love your
guns?”
(yeah)
“god?”
(yeah)
“your government?”
(fuck yeah)

Marilyn Manson - The Love Song

politicalprof:

kohenari:

Please, please, please let this become a thing on Facebook this week.

This would be so much more fun to watch go viral than people dumping cold water on themselves.

HT: Alan Benard.

Because when Jesus said “blessed are the Peacemakers,” he meant Colt .45s

"I’ve got a crush on a pretty pistol should I tell her that I feel this way? Father told us to be faithful I’ve got a crush on a pretty pistol should I tell her that I feel this way I’ve got love songs in my head that are killing us away"

[The Father:] “do you love your guns?” (yeah) “god?” (yeah) “your government?”

"do you love your guns?" (yeah) "god?" (yeah) "your government?" (fuck yeah)

[The bullet:] “She tells me I’m a pretty bullet I’m gonna be a star someday Mother says that we should look away She tells me I’m a pretty bullet an Imitation Christ I’ve got love songs in my head that are killing us away”

[The Father:] “do you love your guns?” (yeah) “god?” (yeah) “your government?” (fuck yeah)

Marilyn Manson - The Love Song

Let’s get something straight: ISIS didn’t behead civilians and then post videos of the killings online because they thought it would deter America and other coalition members from going to war against them. They did it because they knew it was precisely the type of behavior that would bait the world into war–and that such a war would lead inevitably to a flood of new recruits, offended by the excessive force that the western coalition will no doubt use against them. As the collateral damages pile up, retaliation will be only too easy to justify. Launching airstrikes against ISIS may make us feel like we are assuming control of the situation, but we are merely playing out a role that ISIS has written for us. The harder we strike back, the more justified their original acts of violence will appear.