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Fri Jun 13
Thank Ol Chrissie for returning Jersey to its rightful status as the butt of all state-related jokes

Thank Ol Chrissie for returning Jersey to its rightful status as the butt of all state-related jokes

Thu Jun 5
wearethe15percent:

A year ago today, we had an idea to create a website that reflected the changing face of the American family. Inspired by the backlash against the 1st Cheerios ad, we thought we’d post our own family photo, invite a few friends to join-in, and see what happened.What’s transpired in the last 12 months has been humbling and extraordinary. There’s a lot that can be said about what We Are the 15 Percent means to us, but it distills to this: it’s a true joy to be able to spread a bit of happiness into the world nearly every day. It’s a small thing, but it feels vital & important, and over time, what started small has accrued into something much larger than we could have ever imagined. And it’s because of you. Not the treacly, cliche, “it’s all because of you”, you. YOU. You who just sent-in an updated photo because your family had a new addition last week. You who sent your photo in last July and are patiently waiting to see it on the site. You, who (like Michael’s mom) looks at the site every day to see families that remind her of her son & daughter-in-law’s.We feel like the project is still at the beginning. Your support, interest, and enthusiasm has fueled us to consider what “year two” might look like. We have plans, and we can’t wait to share them with you.Tonight, after getting home from work — we took a selfie (it’s 2014 still, right?) and thought we’d update our own picture from last June.Thank you for your trust, your kindness, and for sharing a part of yourselves with us (and by extension, the world).Here’s to everything that’s next!- Michael & Alyson, Atlanta, GA 2014.06.04

wearethe15percent:

A year ago today, we had an idea to create a website that reflected the changing face of the American family. Inspired by the backlash against the 1st Cheerios ad, we thought we’d post our own family photo, invite a few friends to join-in, and see what happened.

What’s transpired in the last 12 months has been humbling and extraordinary. There’s a lot that can be said about what We Are the 15 Percent means to us, but it distills to this: it’s a true joy to be able to spread a bit of happiness into the world nearly every day. It’s a small thing, but it feels vital & important, and over time, what started small has accrued into something much larger than we could have ever imagined.

And it’s because of you. Not the treacly, cliche, “it’s all because of you”, you. YOU. You who just sent-in an updated photo because your family had a new addition last week. You who sent your photo in last July and are patiently waiting to see it on the site. You, who (like Michael’s mom) looks at the site every day to see families that remind her of her son & daughter-in-law’s.

We feel like the project is still at the beginning. Your support, interest, and enthusiasm has fueled us to consider what “year two” might look like. We have plans, and we can’t wait to share them with you.

Tonight, after getting home from work — we took a selfie (it’s 2014 still, right?) and thought we’d update our own picture from last June.

Thank you for your trust, your kindness, and for sharing a part of yourselves with us (and by extension, the world).

Here’s to everything that’s next!

- Michael & Alyson, Atlanta, GA 2014.06.04

Thu May 22
Sat May 17
As 9/11 Museum Opens, These New Yorkers Will Stay Away
http://nyti.ms/1gPFFn8
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One of the least discussed but most important identifying characteristics of the true New Yorker of today is their attitude about tourists. The real New Yorker is both helpful to, and yet pridefully contemptuous of, the quite literally hordes of visitors that descend on just about every corner of the city. We understand that they bring revenue and livelihoods to many of us and certainly make economic life easier without many of the other costs of accommodation that cities must afford other “industries”. That said, one of the most galling and ironic aspects of how the city survived and indeed thrived since those dark and apocalyptic days, is how the visitors have come (and come), without concern or hesitation, and see Ground Zero as an attraction. I understand this, as the true religion of NYC has always been ambition, commerce and money. So the pyre and hallowed ground of the former WTC was destined to take it’s place on the tourists bucket list, somewhere aesthetically between Disney Times Square, and the Egyptian wing at the Met.

As 9/11 Museum Opens, These New Yorkers Will Stay Away

http://nyti.ms/1gPFFn8

One of the least discussed but most important identifying characteristics of the true New Yorker of today is their attitude about tourists. The real New Yorker is both helpful to, and yet pridefully contemptuous of, the quite literally hordes of visitors that descend on just about every corner of the city. We understand that they bring revenue and livelihoods to many of us and certainly make economic life easier without many of the other costs of accommodation that cities must afford other “industries”. That said, one of the most galling and ironic aspects of how the city survived and indeed thrived since those dark and apocalyptic days, is how the visitors have come (and come), without concern or hesitation, and see Ground Zero as an attraction. I understand this, as the true religion of NYC has always been ambition, commerce and money. So the pyre and hallowed ground of the former WTC was destined to take it’s place on the tourists bucket list, somewhere aesthetically between Disney Times Square, and the Egyptian wing at the Met.

Sun Apr 13
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Tue Jan 14

Hey Now

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Sun Jan 12

"Junie" Carter just spilling out charm.

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Thu Dec 19

Never go to Disneyworld.

Robot Chicken: Walt vs. Elian

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just liked the image

just liked the image