Kelsey D. Atherton
  • 26, Male
  • Albuquerque/New Orleans
  • United States
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Jun 6, 2012
Monochrome Chucks commented on Kelsey D. Atherton's blog post UNM's Smoking Ban, or How to Lose Students and Alienate Community
"IMO, I'd rather just use my electronic cigarette indoors, without anyone else knowing. Since there is no smell and when you exhale it's completely odorless, you can easily slip into a stall in a public restroom and get your nic fix."
Jan 26, 2010
Kelsey D. Atherton commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post We've Seen Lists of the Best...Here's a List of the Worst
"Ditto on First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque. Fantastic place, full of interesting if introverted folk, and a lively group of young adults. And churches are a pretty good default locale to scope for people with similar values, which is important…"
Dec 1, 2009
JMG commented on Kelsey D. Atherton's blog post UNM's Smoking Ban, or How to Lose Students and Alienate Community
"the boy; I have a necessity for a nap between classes and I don't see anybody providing couches for me to lie on. Jeesh, we need to pick our battles here about what "rights" are worth fighting for, I think. We can start with the…"
Aug 5, 2009
Kelsey D. Atherton commented on Kelsey D. Atherton's blog post UNM's Smoking Ban, or How to Lose Students and Alienate Community
"Fun fact: totally not a smoker here Also fun: sidewalks, being city property, are totally okay for people to smoke on. So really, it is those places in addition to the designated areas. Also: I think the problem is for those with a necessity of a…"
Aug 5, 2009
JMG commented on Kelsey D. Atherton's blog post UNM's Smoking Ban, or How to Lose Students and Alienate Community
"Proposed designated smoking areas (7/24/09): Main Campus: One area near the SE corner of Zimmerman Library One area east of Northrop Hall (Earth & Planetary Sciences) One area near parking lot D between Hokona Hall and Laguna/DeVargas…"
Aug 5, 2009
Vivian MirAnn commented on Kelsey D. Atherton's blog post UNM's Smoking Ban, or How to Lose Students and Alienate Community
"First, a ban on smoking indoors. Then, people want to ban it outdoors, where they forced smokers to go in the first place. (Has anyone noticed how many non-smokers hang out outside with their smoking friends, because that's where everyone is?)…"
Aug 5, 2009

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Where I Live:
Formerly SE ABQ, then New Orleans and now DC
About Me:
I miss Duke City so much.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
It has a distinctive sense of place lacking elsewhere; best sunsets this side of Mars
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What I'm Reading:
The internet, filtered by twitter

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UNM's Smoking Ban, or How to Lose Students and Alienate Community

Posted on August 1, 2009 at 3:30pm 47 Comments

In the Albuquerque Journal this morning, there was an article discussing the new smoking bans on the University of New Mexico campus. Here's a map of the designated smoking areas with perhaps the best one-sentence summary of the issue. Initially, it is easy to sympathize with the college - in an ideal world, no one ever dies of lung… Continue

We are Halfway to the Future (a mediation on SB 12)

Posted on February 26, 2009 at 11:00pm 3 Comments

Today in my dorm room in New Orleans I watched the live feed of the senate debate on SB 12 (the domestic partnership one). Being a bit of a political junkie, I found the whole thing inherently fascinating, and was especially appreciative of the New Mexico Independent's live feed, and careful moderation of their own chat box (the entirety of which can be found… Continue

Albuquerque - Residence of Nobel Prizewinner

Posted on December 7, 2008 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

Reading an article about the internet and it's potential to forestall conflict, I stumbled across this page. Nobel literature prize winner Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio said in a speech in Stockholm earlier today that, if we had had the internet in WWII, maybe "Hitler's criminal plot would not have succeeded - ridicule might have prevented it from ever seeing the light of day,"… Continue

Refreshing our Short-term Political Memory

Posted on October 23, 2008 at 1:00pm 8 Comments

In 2004, there was a mysterious fire in the bosque, and our fire department responded to it. Also in our bosque was a device for converting vegetable oil into biodiesel. Because of the suspicious nature of the fire, our sheriff brought APD to the scene of the crime. Sheriff Darren White ordered a lockdown of the scene because of the biodiesel converter, and two things happened: one, a media circus, documented… Continue

Where are we again?

Posted on October 2, 2008 at 11:24am 13 Comments

While skimming BoingBoing today, I glanced over an image that looked very much like rural New Mexico. Here's the image:

Where was the picture taken? Afghanistan, it turns out. Here's the original post, complete with at least a half dozen pictures… Continue

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At 9:59pm on February 26, 2011, Rita said…
Hit both Sparta & Pygmalion today; tons of stuff to take home! Happy Mardi Gras!!!
At 9:22pm on February 18, 2011, Rita said…
Hey, mister, throw me some beads!  Happy Mardi Gras!!!
At 9:23am on December 28, 2008, Jennifer Ruden said…
Thanks for your kind and thoughtful comment. I used to live in New Orleans (right near Tulane) and agree with your assessment of the city. I could never quite articulate the difference between that city and ours. Thanks for the insight. You are quite right!
At 9:22am on March 26, 2008, Benny the Icepick said…
I love you, even this far away. Reviving Nora's old APS logo? Brilliant. Almost as brilliant as Anonymous. Just no EFG, OK?
At 9:13am on December 8, 2007, Benny the Icepick said…
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I love online arguments. "Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."
At 11:26pm on December 7, 2007, Benny the Icepick said…
You? Pea-sized brain? Simpleton?

That MarkAntony guy makes me laugh.
At 3:40pm on November 17, 2007, chantal said…
What good would the Fix be without the long-distance wit of The Boy?

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