Hagan Blount

PlaceInvaders TableTalk Newsletter // August 9, 2019

Hagan Blount
PlaceInvaders TableTalk Newsletter // August 9, 2019

On Blaming Trump
Please watch this very honest and intelligent video of professor Eddie S. Glaude Jr. describing why placing all the blame for our society’s racism on Trump is the easy way out and not all that useful. What are the actual problems we need to understand and solve. Booting a certain orange-hued individual from a certain white-hues house is probably not the only answer. 

On “No”

Oh, how much joy we got from “no.” There seems to be a particularly distinct acceptance of employing “no” as an answer on the East Coast vs the West, and we much prefer the New York way. Want to partner with us on this event? “No.” Great! Moving on… Why would we want to endlessly follow up on a possible collaboration that will never happen, when we can move on to more appropriate opportunities. Saying no can be hard. Have empathy for the CRMs of your requester, and be frank. 

On the Emoji House

In an upscale neighborhood of LA, a homeowner painted giant emojis on her house, and the neighbors are pissed. That’s kind of funny enough on its own, but when you learn she did it as a middle finger to the folks in the ‘hood who ratted her out and got her fined for listing her place on Airbnb, it’s even better. Sure, we’d Invade the Emoji house, but we don’t get the feeling we’d be particularly welcomed by the locals.

On 90s Impeachment

Monica Lewinsky is producing the next American Crime Story about Bill Clinton’s Impeachment proceedings and the way Ryan Murphy pitched her involvement is absolutely priceless. Beanie Feldstein is Monica and Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp and that is all we have to say about that.

On that Status Update You Deleted

You know, it really could’ve made all the difference.