Hagan Blount

PlaceInvaders TableTalk Newsletter // August 3, 2018

Hagan Blount
PlaceInvaders TableTalk Newsletter // August 3, 2018

Real Life: I’m a San Francisco Open House Crasher

Ignore for a moment the immense privilege that allows this young white man to bop between the catering spreads of multi-million dollar homes for sale, gleefully filling his ziplocks for dinner. We can’t help but imagine Gawker would have executed this concept much better/snarkier, so thanks for that, Peter Thiel. A quick nod to the outrageous income disparity and displacees of SF’s real estate crisis, and we’re off on an adventure with the author who apparently missed the memo and endlessly marvels at the city’s steep hills. Having just booked a private event in San Francisco this fall, we’ve been talking a lot about the city’s challenges, particularly its restaurants, and how they are potentially being protected or protecting themselves. See you soon, big weird city to our north. 

Fight the system, evade the authorities, support terrorists

If you’re into crypto these days and want to invest in a project and are also American, you’re pretty much shit outta luck. Never mind that the biggest banks in the world are still unable to prove where their money comes from, you and your BTC can’t invest in an altcoin unless you’re from some other country. Just another way the system is rigged to keep the rich in power. Because terrorism is the biggest problem worldwide and if governments don’t control the money, the terrorists will be trafficking in shoulder-fired terror missiles, terror porn, terror slaves and regular law-abiding citizens will just be pawns in the global terrorism syndicate’s terror game. Hashtag Terrorism.  

Drinks with Tony

Popula is a cool new site, have you guys checked it out? Purportedly the last interview with Anthony Bourdain on record, this is really a transcript of an amiable, rambling conversation over what we imagine to be afternoon drinks in an anonymous midtown bar and is glorious. If you can miss someone you never actually knew, this is the way to do it. 
 

An oligarchy with unlimited political bribery

There’s only one problem with the United States. There’s only one problem with the United States. There’s only one problem with the United States. There’s only one problem with the United States. There’s only one problem with the United States. There’s only one problem with the United States. There’s only one problem with the United States, and if you are voting, and you are voting for anything other than eliminating this one problem, we will continue to have the same problem (manifested in a slew of other problems). 

The U.S. military is by far the world’s largest global polluter

If you were going to guess who was the world’s biggest polluter, what would you guess? Those convoys you see on the highway on their way to wherever the next preparedness drill is… what do you think the MPG is on those rides? Of course, pollution doesn’t just come from burning fossil fuels. Did you know that for every ton of concrete made there’s a ton of CO2 byproduct? How much CO2 byproduct results from the manufacturing and deployment of a Tomahawk? There’s only so much freedom to go ‘round, these days, amirite? (dyk we’re the terrorists lol)