White Hat Capitalism

Naming those RARE occurrences when someone else’s desire to make money actually turned out sweet.


The perfectly idealized person should have no use for any possessions that are not vital to one’s existence. I could probably find some douchebag Nietzsche quote to back that up if you wanted me to but I think we’re beyond that as a society, yeah? Still, even the staunchest proponents of minimalism find themselves with at least a few extra accouterments taking up space in their geodesic dome/tiny house/place where they’ve been exploiting squatting rights laws for the past six years. I have named those rare occurrences, when the superficial actually turns out (begrudgingly) awesome, White Hat Capitalism.

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Sour Grapes – The Nine Types of Couples You Lost Your Friend To (And What to Do Now)

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Everyone you know and like is married / moved in with their significant other. What now?


The odds of your friend’s partner being as cool as they are seem kinda slim. Out of the thousands of people you’ve met in life, there’s a minute fraction of a percentage you’re ready to call friend. The best case scenario seems to be that your friends find someone who you get along and has good jokes. That shit is RARE.

I remember the pathetically excessive amount of energy I put into getting a girlfriend when I was younger. After a while it started to seem like dating someone and being single are both nice enough. The sum pros and cons of each, though different seem equivalent. I turned 29 a week ago. Since middle school, the energy I put into convincing girls to date me just ebbed away. Now that energy goes into woo-ing my old friends into hanging out with me. Different situations require different approaches. Though I imagine there’s plenty of overlap between them, here are my ten archetypes and maybe a suggestion on how to see that old pal of yours again.
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How to Deal with Your Dickhead Relatives at Thanksgiving

Life-saving advice from Peter Dean

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Reflections on a Post Normcore Future

Mini-essay by Brett Sullivan Santry

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Untitled (How’s it going?)

Free form by Brett Sullivan Santry

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