“You’ve heard this thing, right, about how I’m an idiot?”
— One senior web developer to another, in trying times
“Imagine that, a Washington Post reporter being awarded ‘Best in Class.’”


Journalist 1: Today is the Pulitzers!

Journalist 2: I mean, I’m not getting one. So who cares? 

Pick your battles

Journalist 1: Hey, what’s going 

Journalist 2: Nobody likes kale, OK? It’s disgusting. 

Good morning

Journalist 1: How do you feel? 

Journalist 2: Like a Disney princesss. 

Early afternoons

Journalist 1: Oh, are you leaving at 4 p.m. again

Journalist 2: Yeah, I think spending a couple months on the front lines in Crimea means I can take some early afternoons. 

When it’s after 5 p.m. on a Friday and your coworkers won’t move to the bar

Journalist 1: What are you guys doing over here? 

Journalist 2: [loudly laughs] Talking about shoes!

Journalist 1: [also loudly laughs] I like talking about shoes! [deadpans] I’d also like to be talking about shoes and drinking. 

Why we need to keep talking about ‘rape culture’


There’s no arguing that America has a rape problem: Someone is sexually assaulted in the United States every two minutes. But the problem extends beyond the crimes themselves to the culture that allows rape to thrive.

Read more of jessicavalenti's piece in the washingtonpost here

Thank you for sharing this piece, beyondxy! We’re also huge fans of jessicavalenti's work and we can't wait to see what she does over at the guardian

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— Overheard at The Washington Post
“I don’t believe in anything.”
— Journalist at The Washington Post 
“You don’t get to choose. If you want to choose, become an editor.”
— Overheard at The Washington Post

Do you want to get the good news first or the bad news first?

Editor: Do you want to get the good news first or the bad news first? 

Journalist: Oh no. 

Editor: Don’t worry. It has nothing to do with journalism.