Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” Adjusted for Late-Stage Capitalism

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Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” Adjusted for Late-Stage Capitalism

In case you need help with the tune.


Come in on a Sunday? You’ve gotta be jokin’

Christmas bonus was a car wash token

Startin’ to think our system might be broken

Check the news, another union got busted

Politicians saying the jab can’t be trusted

Glance at the phone and the emails start comin’

With folks like me on the job virtually

Working 8 to 6, but they call you after hours

Barely gettin’ by, lots of crying in the shower

You might prequalify, won’t even hurt your credit

Ran out of sick days—well, I hope y’all don’t catch it

8 to 6, got no vision, got no dental

But guarantee they got the budget for a new missile

Want to have a child, but the Senate won’t pass the leave bill

But if things go bad they can cut a check for two trill

Zillow lets you dream just to watch them shatter

When the housing bubble bursts it won’t even matter

’Cause you got loans they won’t cancel anyway

In the same boat with a lot of your friends

Waiting for the day you can use that MFA

Wish those unpaid internships would’ve had some sway

Working 8 to 6, get replaced by automation

Barely gettin’ by, shouldn’t wages match inflation?

Piss in a bottle while your boss buys a rocket

Vote to make a change, and they turn around and block it

8 to 6, got a wax for Only Fans

Man I’m sick and tired of all these billionaire Stans

They praise Citizens United while the voter gets blighted

I’m not the only one that feels more than slighted

8 to 6, and they’re tracking time spent off task

Barely gettin’ by, no vacation don’t even ask

Why don’t you just pull yourself up by the bootstraps?

Can you please explain this unemployment gap

8 to 6, read their corporate resolution

In the next fifty years, they pledge to curb their pollution

It’s a rich man’s game, playin’s the only solution

And you spend your life, waiting for the revolution

Greenpoint This Week: Newtown Creek, Dolly Parton, and More

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Good afternoon, Greenpointers!

One of the best parts of this job is getting to speak with people in the neighborhood doing cool work, and there was no shortage of that this week. Editorially speaking, it turned out to be a week of profiles.

We kicked off by speaking to two local business owners — Tamara Laureus, who just opened a new beauty supply store, and Allyn Wong of Greenpoint Pilates Studio.

Johnny Nunez, a celebrity paparazzo/photographer spoke with us about growing up in Greenpoint. Artist Aida Murad has a new exhibit in Williamsburg but be sure to check it out soon, as it closes on Monday, March 7. And we spoke to the United Metro Energy workers who have been on strike for close to a year.

Another great part of editing Greenpointers is the opportunity to attend fun events on behalf of the site. Not many people can say that their work involves going to a Dolly Parton Lookalike Contest at Mable’s Smokehouse, so I consider myself lucky in that regard.

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If it’s Italian you’re in the mood for, check out two new neighborhood spots – Bacan in Williamsburg, and the soon-to-be-opened Upside Pizza in Greenpoint.

Okka Coffee just opened, but they’re already becoming a hot spot. Check out this cookie recipe from Clio Goodman of ByClio Bakery.

In political news, Superfund sites across the country will receive $3.5 billion in funding thanks to a recently passed infrastructure bill. We broke down what that means for Newtown Creek.

Speaking of green spaces, did you know that there are only five statues of women in NYC public parks? One local wants to change that.

In breaking news, tragically Greenpointers has learned that a transportation fire means that thousands of sketchbooks from The Sketchbook Project have been destroyed.

In and around North Brooklyn

CEO of Three’s Brewing Josh Stylman is stepping down after speaking out against vaccine mandates – The New York Times

A fellow Greenpointer and candidate for newly-created State Senate District 17 faced a sexist question during an interview – Brooklyn Paper

Borough President Antonio Reynoso and Council Member Lincoln Restler are calling for an end to parking requirements in new rezonings – Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Morning Press: Vancouver man killed; COVID cases fall; Imagination Library; Murdock CEO; Short-term rentals

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Have plans for the weekend? Check out our local forecast before heading out.

In case you missed them, here are some of our top stories of the week.

The victim of a fatal shooting Saturday in Portland’s Lloyd District neighborhood was identified Wednesday as 38-year-old Jacob T. Dreyer of Vancouver.

North Precinct officers were dispatched at 7:12 p.m. to a report of a shooting in a parking garage in the 1000 block of Northeast Second Avenue. Arriving officers found Dreyer dead, the police bureau said in a news release. Dreyer’s family was notified of his death.

Clark County reported another drop in its COVID-19 activity rate this week as the omicron surge nears its end.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s on a train out of Ukraine: ‘It’s traumatizing’

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is two months away, which means the final marketing push is approaching fast. That will include the release of additional merchandise. Speaking of which, yet another Doctor Strange 2 toy leak has arrived, teasing another exciting cameo surprise for the movie. The cameo possibilities are the reason why … The post New Doctor Strange 2 toy spoils another exciting multiverse cameo appeared first on BGR.

Lessons worth learning: Historic site in Maryville brings renewed recognition to one of Tennessee’s most iconic individuals

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Politician Stacey Abrams life story gets the comic book treatment

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TidalWave Comics is proud to announce the addition of Stacey Abrams comic book to its popular “Female Force” series focused on female empowerment. “Female Force: Stacey Abrams” will be released on March 2nd.

TidalWave has profiled politicians for more than 12 years using the unique storytelling properties of comic books.

Politician and voting rights activist Stacey Yvonne Abrams is committed to serving her home state of Georgia. After serving in Georgia’s House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, she ran for Governor in 2018. Stacey lost that race in a nail biter. Instead of resting on her laurels, she founded Fair Fight Action 2020, a group dedicated to helping the Democrat Party financially while bolstering voting rights. Most credit Fair Fight Action 2020 for flipping the senate in the 2020 election.

Written by Michael Frizell, drawn by famed comic book artist Joey Mason, this 22-page book is available both digitally and in print and can be found on multiple platforms.

“We wanted to showcase the strong women in today’s society that have inspired generations and shaped the culture of today,” Davis said. “Kids and adults alike can look up to these women as great role models. One of the coolest things about the comic books is that we found schools using them for reluctant readers.”

The latest biography comic book joins TidalWave’s ever-growing library of more than 200 comic book biographies. Previous titles have profiled Kamala Harris, Dolly Parton, Sonia Sotomayor, Michelle Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Condoleezza Rice and Cher. These biographical comics, written by some of the most talented writers in the comic world and beyond, deliver an informed and illustrated look into the lives of these figures.

“Comics should be for everyone! I like writing for TidalWave because we’re not trying to generate controversy when it comes to profiling political figures. Our goal is to tell a great story and make our subjects accessible to all,” said writer Michael Frizell.

“Stacey Abrams’ joyful and unapologetically down-to-earth approach is good medicine in our current political climate… Frizell’s account of her foundations and career invoke that same warmth, and I hope readers enjoy learning about Stacey’s journey as much as I enjoyed drawing it,”said artist Joey Mason.

The biography comic format allows TidalWave writers to delve into the history of newsworthy figures and explore what shaped them. Several media outlets, including CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, “The Today Show” and Time and People magazines, have featured the company’s line of biographical comic books.

Print copies of the biography comics are available on Amazon. Digital versions are available from iTunes, Kindle, Nook, ComiXology, Kobo and wherever e-books are sold.