What are you even doing if you haven’t listened to this yet?
Still pretty proud of my response to this.
I loved Marvel comics when I was a kid; I was a weird kid who didn’t get down with macho stuff, in part because of the general scene in my house & in part because I was scrawny and couldn’t really front like I was tough. In my tiny limited-to-my-personal-friends-and-surroundings comics scene, the idea that macho norm-enforcer types could be into comics would have come as a huge and deeply disappointing surprise; comics, in my mind, were for people who’d already begun to sense that, in the immortal words of Anti-Flag, “their system doesn’t work for you.”
I hope Marvel systematically “ruins” absolutely every one of their legacy characters forever, one after another, and then D.C. runs a Sgt. Rock miniseries where he renounces violence as a means of conflict resolution. May the grousing of the macho comics dudes ascend to Heaven forever and make an acceptable sacrifice unto Galactus
The chances that you are you are about 1 in 400 trillion…This takes into account the chance of your parents meeting out of all the people on the planet, the chance of them reproducing, the chance of you being born in the exact moment that you were, and every other wildly improbable factor that goes into each individual person. The whole point of [Mel Robbins’] crazy calculation was that we should take the sheer improbability of our own existence as a kick in the butt to get out of bed in the morning. If you hear this fact as discouraging - that you’re only one in billions - then flip the script. You are one in billions! Someone has to succeed, so it might as well be you.#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
If you need a job and someone offers you a job, take the job. Working is better than not-working. Then, four years later, start your own media empire with someone you met on the Internet.
I would like Mallory to write a book called “How to be Mallory Ortberg” and then I will buy it, read it, and memorize it.