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  • Asked what he wants to do with his life, he says he wants to "be a husband and father" and dutifully does his wage-slave job in order to make that possible.

    Jonathan and Julie Myerson on Blue Valentine: almost too painful to watch

  • I won't spoil the ending (except to say that it's not half as powerful as the final lead-up to it) -- and yes, it does have an ending -- but it comes fully loaded with a gut-punch for anyone who has been or is currently a wage-slave office drone, and is already a pretty clear frontrunner for the indie release of the week.

    Boing Boing

  • You have a better shot at being a millionaire by parlaying your union-benefits job into savings that you put into a house and starting capital for a small business or investments than you would as a non-union wage-slave at, say, Wal-Mart.

    Matthew Yglesias » McConnell’s Middle Class

  • Right wingers have enjoyed the benefits of a wage-slave system, but refuse to acknowledge their own intimate involvement in creating that system.

    New force for broad immigration reform: Evangelicals

  • Wives of CID officers, speed-daters, and even wage-slave checkout girls were not.

    The Redleys

  • Wives of CID officers, speed-daters, and even wage-slave checkout girls were not.

    The Redleys

  • Before that point, you're just adding frosting on the lifestyle cake of your wage-slave existence.

    Antonio Garcia-Martinez: Startup Founders And F*ck You, Money

  • Provided that PublishAmerica actually mails the submissions and doesn't have a wage-slave drive them over in his/her personal vehicle, once Random House has identified the problem they can simply refuse to accept the postal delivery, which will then be shipped back to the sender, on PA's dime.

    Making Light: Heads Up For Our Friends at Random House

  • Before that point, you're just adding frosting on the lifestyle cake of your wage-slave existence.

    Antonio Garcia-Martinez: Startup Founders And F*ck You, Money

  • Maybe some other wage-slave did this while it was in the office.

    Fed Up

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