Yes.

Feb 25
theatlantic:

gq:

“I Heard the Shots and Ran Toward the Sound”

The way that I had crouched down on the ground, both of my legs fell  asleep, because I was in such a weird, awkward position. And it was a  little bit of time before the paramedics arrived, because the  authorities have to make sure the coast is clear. Once the EMTs came in,  I tried not to get in their way. They told me, “Hold her in the same  position.” I did that. They were taking care of her medical needs. I  wanted to take care of her emotional needs: “I know you’re in a lot of  pain, honey, but just stay still. They’re trying to help. Do you  understand that the police are here? There’s not going to be any more  shooting. Squeeze my hand. The ambulances are on their way. Do you  understand that?” I was trying to keep her calm and informed, because I  know Gabby’s an inquisitive person, and she would want to know exactly  what was going on, because she couldn’t open her eyes and see for  herself.
Originally we were going to be airlifted to University Medical Center.  However, I saw that there was an ambulance there. I said, “What’s the  ETA on the air evac?” They didn’t respond, probably because they didn’t  know. I took that as too long. I said, “She’s number one priority. We  need to get her out of here—now.” They put her on a board. They told me,  “We don’t want you to go in the ambulance. There’s no room.” I said,  “You’d better make room.” On the way, I continued to talk to her. I told  her, “I’m on the phone right now trying to get ahold of Mark”—her  husband—”and your mom and dad here in Tucson. Do you understand that?”  Especially when I mentioned her parents and Mark, she squeezed extra  tight.

Daniel Hernandez, one of three heroes during the Tuscon shooting who provided a second-by-second account of what they witnessed on that Sunday morning to GQ’s  Amy Wallace. You might think by now you’ve heard the whole story, but this tense, vivid oral history will prove otherwise. Today’s must-read.

Enthralling. Give it a read if you have the time.

theatlantic:

gq:

“I Heard the Shots and Ran Toward the Sound”

The way that I had crouched down on the ground, both of my legs fell asleep, because I was in such a weird, awkward position. And it was a little bit of time before the paramedics arrived, because the authorities have to make sure the coast is clear. Once the EMTs came in, I tried not to get in their way. They told me, “Hold her in the same position.” I did that. They were taking care of her medical needs. I wanted to take care of her emotional needs: “I know you’re in a lot of pain, honey, but just stay still. They’re trying to help. Do you understand that the police are here? There’s not going to be any more shooting. Squeeze my hand. The ambulances are on their way. Do you understand that?” I was trying to keep her calm and informed, because I know Gabby’s an inquisitive person, and she would want to know exactly what was going on, because she couldn’t open her eyes and see for herself.

Originally we were going to be airlifted to University Medical Center. However, I saw that there was an ambulance there. I said, “What’s the ETA on the air evac?” They didn’t respond, probably because they didn’t know. I took that as too long. I said, “She’s number one priority. We need to get her out of here—now.” They put her on a board. They told me, “We don’t want you to go in the ambulance. There’s no room.” I said, “You’d better make room.” On the way, I continued to talk to her. I told her, “I’m on the phone right now trying to get ahold of Mark”—her husband—”and your mom and dad here in Tucson. Do you understand that?” Especially when I mentioned her parents and Mark, she squeezed extra tight.

Daniel Hernandez, one of three heroes during the Tuscon shooting who provided a second-by-second account of what they witnessed on that Sunday morning to GQ’s  Amy Wallace. You might think by now you’ve heard the whole story, but this tense, vivid oral history will prove otherwise. Today’s must-read.

Enthralling. Give it a read if you have the time.





Feb 24

Feb 23


entertainmentweekly:

Congratulations, Iron Man 2! You’ve won the award for most product placement in a single film released in 2010, with an estimated 64 product placements. That’s roughly one product every two minutes.
Which got us to thinking—what recent incidents of product placement in a movie or on TV have been particularly grating to you? (We vote for anything involving Bing.)

entertainmentweekly:

Congratulations, Iron Man 2! You’ve won the award for most product placement in a single film released in 2010, with an estimated 64 product placements. That’s roughly one product every two minutes.

Which got us to thinking—what recent incidents of product placement in a movie or on TV have been particularly grating to you? (We vote for anything involving Bing.)


Feb 22
pantslessprogressive:

I’m on to you, Americans for Prosperity.
It looks like the tricky media people over at ‘Stand With Walker’ changed their minds about wanting to show their first ‘Stand For Walker’ TV ad online. One minute it was on their website and on their YouTube account. Even Greg Sargent embedded it in a post. Then it was gone. But not before I transcribed it:
“Who decides Wisconsin’s future: voters or government unions? Wisconsin voted for fiscal sanity and balanced budgets, but public employees walked off their jobs, abandoning our children. Democratic legislators don’t even have the guts to show up for their jobs, hiding out in other states. And incredibly, President Obama backs the union bosses and floods Wisconsin with out-of-state political protesters. Governor Walker has the courage to do what’s right for Wisconsin. Stand with Walker.”
This ad will reportedly air soon in Wisconsin, so I can only speculate as to why they pulled the video after posting it. Their front page still has a “Watch our Ad” link, although it now leads to nothing. I emailed AFP a few hours ago asking why the video was removed; I have yet to hear back.

pantslessprogressive:

I’m on to you, Americans for Prosperity.

It looks like the tricky media people over at ‘Stand With Walker’ changed their minds about wanting to show their first ‘Stand For Walker’ TV ad online. One minute it was on their website and on their YouTube account. Even Greg Sargent embedded it in a postThen it was gone. But not before I transcribed it:

“Who decides Wisconsin’s future: voters or government unions? Wisconsin voted for fiscal sanity and balanced budgets, but public employees walked off their jobs, abandoning our children. Democratic legislators don’t even have the guts to show up for their jobs, hiding out in other states. And incredibly, President Obama backs the union bosses and floods Wisconsin with out-of-state political protesters. Governor Walker has the courage to do what’s right for Wisconsin. Stand with Walker.”

This ad will reportedly air soon in Wisconsin, so I can only speculate as to why they pulled the video after posting it. Their front page still has a “Watch our Ad” link, although it now leads to nothing. I emailed AFP a few hours ago asking why the video was removed; I have yet to hear back.



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