Facebook and Instagram Are Never Coming Back
Now that I have your attention for 15 minutes
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Just kidding. But you felt the panic, didn’t you?
An outage. What if it never comes back and we have to be friends like old times? Before there were walls that divided us and we had to take six-part employee on-boarding training sessions to prove you’re not a shitty racist or sexist. This is the world we live in now, and I can’t tell whether or not I’m supposed to thank Facebook because I mostly remember it fondly as the place I’d passive aggressively put my feelings when I was being sexiled from my dorm room and Friendster/MySpace just didn’t have the same level of safety to bitch about being kicked out while your roommate is having sex and you’re not.
Somewhere in the world, a social media manager gets up and says, “I’m going for a walk now. Bye.”
I decided now seemed like an opportune moment to reintroduce some Pipe Dreams weed witch classics. Can you believe how many issues are out that didn’t read? And now you can. Because you’re not distracted by social media and I’m keeping you as my captive audience.
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I am also plugging my book because that’s what you do when you write one. (Ugh, I have to update my website, too. I am so tired of branding myself. Where are the Queer Eye guys when you need them?)
Let’s go to the Hudson Valley and Catskills, have a mystical experience, and then have to return to our shitty day jobs, where you can continue to subscribe to my newsletter. We’re in this together now. Here, take my hand. One foot after the other. I’ll do your tarot and we can talk about how much everyone sucks except us. That’s why you’re here. We’re best friends for life now. Except don’t be weird about it. I was already weird with Patti Smith and horrified about it, and just some secrets deserve to stay buried in the past.
Anyway, hope you enjoy these. Talk to you soon.
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