Hagan Blount

PlaceInvaders TableTalk Newsletter // April 27, 2018

Hagan Blount
PlaceInvaders TableTalk Newsletter // April 27, 2018

Insidery New York Shit Disguised as a Clever Listicle

We are stoked to see that Gothamist is back; we love Gothamist and not just because they published one of our favorite stories about us ever. Taking the opportunity of their launch to rock out this wildly self-referential, self-linking story about inventing words for experiences that all New Yorkers recognize is a real smartypants (and we imagine SEO-building) move. Any chance to revisit Sad Rat, who was the meme-iest rat was before Pizza Rat was even a twinkle in his rat mom and rat dad’s eye.

You can be right or you can be married

Over here at PlaceInvaders we’re always working on getting better. We did an event for Esther Perel and are so thankful to have been exposed to her smarts. If you care about making your relationships better, you should listen to this podcast. It helps you reflect on your own interactions and what you’re screwing up. When you screw up you can fix it, but only if you know.

Employees are gonna text

Often, we have to shake off the things we’ve learned about how stuff worked for us in the past. TL;DR: texting during work is just a thing now and we have to figure out how to deal with it. Now, there’s a limit to this; of course, we’re not going to accept a person serving a plate with one hand and sending a text with another, but we’ll be cool about it if they dip into a secluded corner between courses and send something. It’s true, though - if we’re always on, we want that answer immediately and we should be accustomed to giving it.

There is Going to Be A Choose Your Own Adventure Movie

So much nostalgia for a certain generation just to look at those covers, and that font. We’re intrigued by this and interested to see how they pull it off. It sounds like there’s an app involved, though it doesn’t seem like an app would be better than VR for format.

We’re all a bit racist

We all know we’ve got a long way to go, but it starts we by admitting we have the problem (there’s a theme here). Like this example of “liberal bias” on college campuses. Half of team PlaceInvaders has a familial history of slave-ownership. He agrees with reparations (it’s time) because he got a great education, didn’t have to worry about where his next meal was coming from, had two parents, and was given a ticket (and pretty much no further hassle) for doing 75 in a 25 when he was 18. It wasn’t because he or his family worked harder; he understands that his family (and therefore, he) benefited financially from the backbreaking work of people stolen from their land, stuck in a ship, killed, beaten, treated inhumanely, and then disenfranchised from advancement for the last 170 years. What else can he do to help fix this now? He wants to know.