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Laura Hunter Thomas
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#YouTubePhilosophy  What separates a diva from an expert?

One of the many things I love about #ArethaFranklin is how she refuses to stoop to stoopid questions when interviewed. Here's the most recent one in Vogue about that aaahhhhmazing Kennedy Center Honors performance http://www.vogue.com/13386861/aretha-franklin-interview-carole-king/

And here she is putting NPR's Juan Williams back in his place (at 8:10) http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1472614

And this guy? Who asks Aretha about AutoTune? "Oh, please." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnz2d8kVFU0

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The Queen of Soul spoke to Vogue.com about bringing down the house at the Kennedy Center.
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Thanks, +Google Photos for finding this from 3 years ago, and reminding me how quickly time flies. 
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#5-8 is my truth.
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4. You've worried that the neighbors are going to call the police, because your 4-year-old is screaming bloody murder after you politely requested that he put on pants.
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Well said:

"My hope is that going forward we can have a Pennsatucky Test for rape scenes much like the Bechdel Test. Is the victim’s point-of-view shown? Does the scene have a purpose for existing for character, rather than plot, advancement? Is the emotional aftermath explored? As long as sexual assault continues to be a scourge of our society, TV shows ought to mine the subject; it’s important we keep the conversation going. Just take care of your characters. Don’t rape 'em and leave 'em. They deserve to have their trauma acknowledged. They deserve to have their stories told."
I’ve spent a week dragging my feet on writing about Pennsatucky’s two (two!) heartbreaking rape scenes on Orange Is the New Black. They certainly deserve attention, as does Taryn Manning’s performance. But as I’ve learned while procrastinating a ton in this writing process—wow, do I dislike having to think about...
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Hoops sensation brings daughter to post-game media session. Sports writers hate it. Sports writers are loathsome
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They look just like each other 
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Always good to be at home when it's time to chop onions. Or translate Neruda. Or remember how a movie performance helped inform a dorky 16-year-old's view of what a 'real' relationship might be like. #AtLeastItWasnt16Candles   #TrulyMadlyDeeply   #AlanRickman   #RIP  
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I chuckled at that first hashtag.  I've never seen that one.
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Child: I had cold pizza and Skittles for breakfast, and then I got a 100 on my spelling test.

Me: You’ve stumbled into post hoc ergo propter hoc there, buddy, and that hasn’t worked since the second century.

Child: PERHAPS IF I EXPLAINED THAT I DON’T WANT IT.

Me: You can yell all you want, this is dinner.
1. Child: Can I have this? Me: No. Child: Ah, perhaps I’ve miscommunicated. I’m asking for it because I want it. Me: I understood that, actually. Child: I
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Hm, when it comes to dinner conversations, "past performance IS indicative of future returns"
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Derp. the Lacey below is the author of this fine piece of ... something... from Gawker:  http://internet.gawker.com/my-favorite-tweets-from-the-o-j-simpson-verdict-1734354160
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I remember this was all over Tumblr.
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Is it ever really over? How do you know when to move forward?
When there are no waffles, apparently.
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How waffle.
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I want to watch this a thousand times on YT confident that the ad revenue will pay for top notch education for this little fireball, freeing her parents to invest in protecting her sense of self worth so she will grow up retaining the right to be the boss, to take up all the stage and be all the things she already knows she can be. 
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Education
  • Northwestern University
    Master of Science, Communications, 2002 - 2004
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
    Psychology, 1993 - 1997
  • Lutheran High School South
    1989 - 1993
  • Hope Lutheran School
    1980 - 1989
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Hunter
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Working hard every day to kill my dreams by turning them into my reality.
Work
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Speechwriter
Employment
  • Google
    Exec Comms Manager, 2011 - present
  • University of Chicago
    Speechwriter, 2009 - 2011
  • McDonald's Corporation
    Exec Comms Manager, 2005 - 2006
  • CDW
    1997 - 2005
  • Harris Private Bank
    Sr. Manager, Corp Comms, 2006 - 2009
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San Jose
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Chicago - St. Louis - Palo Alto
Delicious baked goods, very generously sized. Conchas had great flavor, Pan de Muerto was perfect. The empanada de calabeza was perfectly spiced and the crust was awesome: not too sweet, but not bland, very tender but still sturdy enough for a generous helping of filling - and even after a day in the pantry wasn't dry at all. Yum! I think they're cash only and no problems with language - speak Spanish or English and you'll get exactly what you want! Will definitely return to try the tamales as they're getting raves from other customers. Next time!
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We were looking for classes in hand building ceramic art for our young daughters. Clayground is great because there are small classes with personal attention from a great teacher. There were older students who got great instruction from her AND she was very patient with our young ones. Best of all: you can buy a series of classes and use them as you want - so instead of my kids getting bored with 6 weeks in a row of ceramics, we can do 2 or 3 weeks to complete a big project and then take a week off to do something else fun.
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In the course of repairing a different issue, we discovered that what little insulation we had between our garage and house was installed incorrectly. Andrei was the only one of the contractors who bid that went through the pros and cons of all different types of insulation. He assessed what would be the most effective - even telling us that insulating one wall would only provide soundproofing, no energy savings. His bid came in lower than almost everyone else, and he was really fast, even though the job was more complicated than we anticipated. They did a great job cleaning up, too. Final bonus: Andrei knew all about the People's gas energy credit and was able to give us $750 off the cost of the insulation as an instant rebate!
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