You consider strange things when you run out of money: Dumpster diving, drinking half-full abandoned lipstick smudged beers at the bar and, of course, trolling for any job on Craigslist, which is basically the Dumpster diving of the internet. But even if you think you’re the most scam-savvy person, you can still wind up in the jaws of a big, scary hoax, as one writer reveals in this Salon piece. Desperate for a job and rent money after graduation, he filtered through CL looking for the least shady sounding gig he could find, which ended up being a “part time data entry person to help with a temporary computer project” (which still sounds shady to us). And even with what he says were all his defenses up, he still ended up a “sucker holding a laptop like a bottle of snake oil,” with strange charges on his credit card. It’s worth a read if you have ever considered trolling for a CL job. Here’s how you know for sure: All job offers are a always a scam, so please stop applying for them all the time.
Point of fact: Halloween is the best holiday in New York City. Why? First of all, it’s the only holiday whose sole adult purpose is partying. Second, it’s the most creative holiday. And since New York is a hotbed of creative energy, we get some wild instances of that. (Not to mention, New Yorkers are especially good at bringing getting their pets into the […]
Sex is weird. In conversation, it’s kind of out in the open. But in practice, it’s something we prefer to do with the lights off. We do it without communicating, and we sneak out quietly after it’s done, and we certainly don’t disclose the physical details without purposeful prompting from close friends. But one comedian has set out to bring sex definitely out of the bedroom — […]
1. Learn some important borough history at the book launch for A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park, which recounts the “grassroots, multivoiced, and contentious effort” to transform the park since the 1980s; the event will include a panel discussion and book signing. (Monday, powerHouse Books, FREE) 2. Or go back even further in Brooklyn history at […]