Movers Arrive Tomorrow

Me: I feel like I'm in that scene in Saving Private Ryan where all the guys are listening to Édith Piaf in the rubble right before the final battle.
Bill Griesau: Never saw that movie.
Bill Griesau: Let me go watch it now and then come back to respond to that joke.
Me: THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE
Me: Have you seriously never seen it??
Bill Griesau: Ya, I’m telling the truth.
Me: Wow.
Me: I don't want to be all "you have to see this movie, bro"
Me: But.
Me: You have to see this movie, bro.
Bill Griesau: Haha
Bill Griesau: (Watching it now)
Bill Griesau: Noah was watching TV. But I said, "Sorry, Garrett says I have to watch this."
Me: "Ugh, sorry, son. Old Man Murray's busting my hump to watch this war film. He says it will prepare me for how life's gonna be if I keep screwing up on the job. Sorry."
This week I talk with Garrett Murray about the colloquial language we use when we write, the absurdity of having to write 140 character bios, his wife, and being a parent. This is a longer one, but well worth the time.

Ben Brooks had me on his show and I spent nearly an hour roasting him and his habits and interests. A+, really fun show, good times, would do again.

Excellent post by Scott Mendelson for Forbes.com on how insanely stupid the media is reacting to the hacking theft of personal property:

Outlets as mainstream as People and CNN are referring to the photo leak as a “scandal.” All due respect, it’s not a scandal. The actresses and musicians involved did nothing immoral or legally wrong by choosing to take nude pictures of themselves and put them on their personal cell phones. You may argue, without any intended malice, that it may be unwise in this day-and-age to put nude pictures of yourself on a cell phone which can be hacked and/or stolen. But without discounting that statement, the issue is that these women have the absolute right and privilege to put whatever they want on their cell phones with the expectation that said contents will remain private or exclusive to whomever is permitted to see them just like their male peers. The burden of moral guilt is on the people who stole said property and on those who chose to consume said stolen property for titillation and/or gratification.

It is not Ms. Ritter’s or Ms. Dunst’s responsibility to protect their own property from theft by not creating said property or only storing it in a specific place any more than it’s any woman’s responsibility to dress a certain way, travel in groups, wear special nail polish, or what-have-you to lessen the chance that someone will attempt to assault them. As is often the case when we discuss crimes of this nature against women, we have it backwards. It is not on the (usually, but not always, female) victim to take “enough” measures to protect herself but rather on the (usually, but not always, male) victimizer to choose not to commit said crime.

The number of people “slut-shaming” these women is ridiculous. This attitude is harmful to everyone and needs to be addressed and stopped immediately.

AnonymousAnonymous asked:
Congrats on the newest addition to your family! I've noticed you've introduced both Oliver and Nolan as "Oliver Bord" and "Nolan Bord" -- do your children have their mother's last name, or is it their middle name?

Thanks! And yes, they both have their mother’s last name. And middle names are for suckers. I SAID IT.