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"What would you do if you didn't work directly in tech?"Um, you don't. Also, Teach for America isn't a career. It's a two year stint for recent college grads who are still trying to figure out what they want to do.
This badge screams "TRYING TO GET LAID AREN'T I KAWAII ^____^"
Randi looks so cute in that shot. Jackles.. meehhhh.
I teach high school in the Bronx and take pleasure in knowing my students would eat Julia alive...it requires (among other things) the ability to care about OTHERS, which would be just one of ten thousand reasons Julia wouldn't last a minute in an urban classroom. Whew I needed a good laugh and this sure provided it...
That Caroline McCarthy has some big jugs. She makes Julia and Shira look like training-bra girls.
Transcription of Toolias answers for those who care. Teach for America my eye!If you didn't work directly in tech what would you do?I would work for Teach for America. (Or be a professional lip dubber)What was your first "E Role?' experience with technology?The first email I ever got from a girl who read my blog saying I inspired her to quit her job. Yay!What have you done that was only possible because of the social web?Reach people I could never have reached. Circumvent traditional media. Have a voice outside of the MSM??When you're not at work and you go online which do you use most, laptop or phone?Laptop! :) Macbook Air specifically. Although I do have an iPhone so...yeah:)
"laptop! Apple MacBook Air, specifically. Although I do have an iphone, so yeah."I, for one, think she would get along great with sixth-graders.
11:03--it's "I rock experience with technology."
Doesn't it say "I rule" not "E role"?
Thanks Anon 11.06. I had some trouble reading it, looked like it was printed on fax paper or something.Julia's "writing" is a walking example of the sin of "breeziness" as defined by Strunk and White:"The breezy style is often the work of an egocentric, the person who imagines that everything that comes to mind is of general interest."
Why did we need to know it was a MacBook Air, Julia? Or that your phone is an iPhone? Why would she think this would impress anyone?I love how she very obviously took this questionnaire as an opportunity to spout BS to make herself look good, whereas Randi made a joke and then wrote some very honest and meaningful answers.
which is it, "e roll" (and for you morons, yes it would be ROLL, not ROLE) or "i rule"?
"work for teach for america" is not a program for late twenty year old. It's not a career transition program. Teaching Fellows is a career transition program. She's such a fool. And I teach in the ghetto and she'd be eaten alive.
11:26basically, "what was the first time technology, either directly or by proxy, inflated your feelings of self-worth"
For what its worth, BunnyBingo, I read the third one as saying she inspired a girl to give a blow job, and that was actually much more clever.I suspect Julia is inspiring dozens of like-minded individuals to quit their jobs and become a microcelebrity blogger. Just hope they have the same family financial backing.I'll say it again - she is actually a terrible, terrible blogger.
I think the Teach for America answer is very revealing. Julia Baugher barely graduated from Georgetown with a social sciences degree, not exactly the type of thing that engenders a clear career path. Like any post-college student without a plan, Baugher probably considered TFA - a sort of "buy time while I figure it out" option - but decided instead to see how long she could ride out the bit of fame that her column in the school paper and affair with the congressman had brought her....10 years later, and JAB has never really considered any other career path besides groping shamelessly for fame. TFS is her answer because that was the last time she ever thought about doing anything else.
sorry, the role/roll jab was mean. still, warranted.
*TFA is her answer. (as in Teach for America)
She didn't get into TFA, so she's wrong. She might have wanted to do that, but it was actually never an option for her to be working with them. http://julia.nonsociety.com/lifecast/29046609
As the sister of a TFA participant I am pretty sure Julia would never make it through her first year. Unlike spending someone else's money to blog about cupcakes, teaching is real work, and you can't just tell your students to look at some pretty pictures because you're too lazy to make a lesson plan. The youth of America have dodged a pink, sparkly bullet.
11:45 #1 -I thought of that, too: what an immature answer. Teach for America is great, but it's temporary, generally an experience for people right out of university. I think in addition to teaching, the program makes you obtain a masters in education through night school. It's an interim-- not the logical choice for nearly 30-year old "CEO's" who've already had and lost like three jobs.
Is TFA acceptance very competitive?
12:16Teach For America is VERY competitive. There are multiple rounds of interviews, including one that requires giving an actual lesson. At my Ivy League university, less than 1/3rd of the graduating seniors I know who applied got in.
anon 12:12 -- awesome.
Yes, very very competitive and a large number do not make it through their first year of teaching.
@anon 12:12 - HAHAHAH. awesome.
Your collective dismissal of Teach for America as a path for unfocused college grads is actually disgusting.Teach for America is extremely selective, and most of its accepted applicants could easily get a job in their field, but choose to dedicate two years of their lives to helping others.The comments on here regarding this organization parallel those of Sarah Palin regarding Obama's time as a community organizer.I know you guys hate Julia, but get your heads out of you asses.
sandy vag, umm, i mean anon 12:40: i don't think anyone was dismissing teach for america, but rather finding humor in the fact that fuck-you-money-seeking julia allison would consider teach for america.
This is too, too delicious! I remember second semester senior year when this moron was running around and telling everyone that she was going to the info session for Teach for America. As Julia was the university joke, and as everyone was well aware that she possessed nothing remotely even approaching empathy or compassion, the Teach for America folly was the laugh riot of the week. Sort of like the Harvard Business School plan. Or nursing Custodian Dan back to health plan. Or "we're gonna be on Bravo" plan. All a pack of lies to draw attention to a sociopath.And Foolia, since you read this dissection of your liecast, people in their late 20s don't join teach for America. Get a new bullshit goal.
I think you read into these comments a bit excessively. My observation was that people noted it was competitive and challenging; aka not for her. As rigorous as it sounds, I highly doubt the truly "unfocused college grad" (read: JULIA) could have hacked it, and that point was made a few times. While it's unfortunate that when it comes to Julia Allison certain things are colored by general dislike of her as a person, can you honestly say this girl wanted to TEACH rather than it being a random decision completely for image and the sake of buying time? Seriously.
Teach For America candidates much teach a demonstration lesson that they plan on their own, attend a 3 hours group and individual interview, a follow up interview, write several essays, and if they get that far, pass certification exams prior to official enrollment. It takes consistency and passion. two things Jules lacks.And to the person saying that we are slamming teaching for america---absolutely not! I think it's an awesome program and not just for people that don't know what they want to do. Many people do it out of dedication to public service and a desire to teach. But teach for america is for recent college grads. As I said above, their are older career transitions programs, like teaching fellows ( a very good one in the CITY OF CHICAGO) that are just as selective but obviously Jules hasn't read her local paper in a while.
Oh and let's not forget, she writes that it's what she would be doing if not 'working in tech' (I laughed at this. I really did!). SHE WAS ALREADY TURNED DOWN. So yeah, like 12:12 and others said, no that isn't what she'd be doing. In fact, she herself probably doesn't even know what she would do with herself if not constantly begging for attention and grasping for relevance and celebrity. Oh, never mind.. she'd be um "writing".
Anon 12:50--YES, I can honestly say that Julia Allison Baugher indicated interest in Teach for America simply for image purposes. Are you seriously asking that question? What part of narcissistic sociopath don't you understand?
Teach for America is not only for recent college grads...From their FAQs"A candidate’s age has no bearing on admissions decisions. Our corps members include outstanding leaders of all ages and experiences, and we encourage anyone who meets our eligibility requirements to apply."And I think the offensive comment was Anon 10:30's "Also, Teach for America isn't a career. It's a two year stint for recent college grads who are still trying to figure out what they want to do."
@ anon 1:06Um, I did TFA. And that's exactly how I would describe it.
But.. it's not a career, and there's nothing particularlywrong with that comment. Most college grads don't know what they want to do right out of school anyway, if TFA gives someone who simply thinks the might enjoy teacher the opportunity to test the waters, that's a good thing! Julia was already rejected once and well, I don't think the odds would ever be in her favor right now but we all know she's full of it. Sorry. This is in the same vein as Julia Allison saying she'd like to take time off to travel around the world fighting poverty and hunger and people believing it.I also find it very interesting that she'd be teaching, not writing or doing anything political as her earliest interests would have indicated. Just another "make yourself look good" moment and that is very obvious.
Holy typos.*they *teaching
Yes. Indeed, the same girl intent on making "fuck you money", ready and willing to create a vile character she can "put out there" in order to make said "fuck you money" had aspirations to teach and still does. Indeed.I LOLED.
The other funny thing is that she doesn't work in tech. She has a blog, uses a computer, but these are not especially 'tech' anymore, they are mainstream. She doesn't even talk about tech more than a typical teenager.When she's coding her own blog, then she can say that she is in tech. Right now she just hangs around techy people (and z-list celebrities and editors and fauxtographers and trust fund babies) hoping for a husband. It doesn't put her in the field.
Teach for America? WTF I am already done and I am 24. Get real toolia.
TFA comment aside, anyone catch how Julia wants to circumvent traditional mainstream media? Traditional MSM is the ONLY way this girl still has a career. She once had columns in weekly publications. She occasionally submits articles to larger national magazine publications. Julia attempted to get a cable reality television show. The only way Julia still retains any semblance of relevancy is through her appearances on television news shows, and she jumped at the opportunity to have TMI broadcast some cheap NBC local sub channel.Circumvent MSM? Please Julia, you doing TFA is far more believable. You don't have a career without MSM, and it's becoming increasingly hilarious the more you attempt to align yourself with the tech world.
I personally would like to know exactly what she considers "work in the tech field". *I* work in the tech field. She blogs.
That picture? Julia Allison looks OLD AND BUSTED. And she goes on and on about how she wants to bring more people onto Nonsociety, but really... who'd take her up on her offer? All of her peers are more successful than she is and have their own blogging platform. They don't need Nonsociety... it would only drag them down. Who the hell would actually want to be a contributor to that mess other than her Scary Sadshaw "fans?"
Oh jeez I just noticed the heart. She drew hearts on her freaking badge. She is 28. I wonder if she is carrying around a Trapper Keeper with Julia+Kevin and "Julia Rose" scribbled between her glittery puff stickers. Seriously? Is her idea of social tech interaction confined to cootie catchers and smores?
The pic could be a most wanted shot. I didn't bother to read what she wrote so I imagined this to be the charges brought against her. I'm also running out of things to say about this woman with the emotional maturity of an ill-adjusted early teen. Over the weekend I had a quick look at the baugher archives in between assignments. This proved that nothing ever changes. She will either disappear or continue to do what she is doing even after this blog will have lost interest which must happen at some point. She is so repetitive even poking fun at her becomes a tired routine.Life's too short to be stuck in this freak show. I vote for cutting her loose.
"The pic could be a most wanted shot."Julia Allison is the Cupcake Grifter
Partypants - LO-fuckingL. hahahahahahaha
I am so going to be the cupcake grifter - is that ok partypants?
cupcake I mean - sorry I was attempting a RAMBO
Haven't you learned anything from TFA Allison? You don't ask, you just use and don't credit.
I will never be a fameball. DAMN my ethics.
ETHICS??? Yeah, you need to get over those asap if you want to be the buttercream covered jimmy dean sausage link of greatness that is Jallison.
My God. Julia working for TFA? That is amazing. Not only does teaching require a lot of hard work and very little pay, but working in a program like TFA or teaching at an underprivileged school in rural or urban areas is INCREDIBLY difficult. Many teachers quit within the first year and it requires an amount of selflessness, integrity and dedication that I doubt Jules possesses. (The only think Julia is "dedicated" to is finding a rich guy to sponge off of.) Not only that, TFA is usually a 2 year program for recent college grads--usually involving earning your masters on the side. If she wanted to be a teacher the 30+ Jules would have just said "a teacher" since she is well past TFA prime age. I think she is trying to create an illusion of depth to snag some pasty tech boy. I can't imagine that this girl has any true friends.
I can assure you this as a longtime teacher myself-Based on her web persona alone, her entire embarrassing history on Google, and the fact that she has rather racy photos floating around online and a generally negative professional reputation(not the least of which includes her constant swearing and drunken videos or the infamous "f*ck you money" video), I seriously doubt any school would hire her.She's pretty much unemployable at this point, and teachers especially have to be incredibly careful about their online reputations: it's generally frowned upon for teachers to be so active online anyway(due to natural student interest/role model expectations), so unless Jules somehow is able to construct some MAJOR damage control, she will likely never be able to teach anyway.Trust me on this. I have teacher friends who have been fired/not hired for far less questionable online activity than Julia has displayed over the years.
You know, strangely RANDI ZUCKERPERSON actually seems to like her. *shrug*
RZ probably only likes Julia because Julia obviously worships her(thanks to her status/wealth, of course) and therefore probably charms the Hell out of her just to keep that "strategic relationship" afloat. I seriously doubt Julia would have any interest in RZ whatsoever otherwise. Surely RZ can see through it, but maybe Julia has Randi and all her closest buddies too fooled for her to dare question her genuine friendliness.
I can't help thinking Julia must honestly be fun in some sense for these otherwise intelligent, interesting people to continue to invite her places. It seems half they time they even finance her participation. It makes me wonder if for all her issues she is a genuinely nice and entertaining person underneath.
Stop that party pants. I kind of think it's also a form of reflected glory... I know, I know, what glory? lol. I kinda doubt Randi was hanging out with Julia Allison types when she was in say middle school or high school. NOW the head cheerleader (which Julia herself wasn't during her school years but could have been considered maybe a year ago at the height of her "popularity") is paying attention to her and counts her, publically, among her BFFs. I'm sure she overlooks all the BS about her online because their friendship is equally strategic. Not saying it's the ONLY reason she's friends with JA, I just find it really odd that you wouldn't want to distance yourself from someone who's done all the things Julia has - it's all about the company you keep. That saying "A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter, or to others, is not a nice person" was practically written for someone like Julia. We all know from actually seeing some of her behavior in action... this is what lends such credence to hearsay about her; she doesn't do a good job of hiding the few public instances of bitchery that people have see. If someone tells a story about something obnoxious Julia has done, her history is laid out all over the internet that it never seems out of character and it therefore easily believed.
PP,Maybe. Maybe not. And the true-blue actual haters will probably jump on you for saying it.But, to me that's not the point. Light years ago when RBNS launched, a few people were infuriated by her ideas, and her prominence, in the new media phonomena. And that hasn't changed.The idea that she glibly attacks traditional media (she's gone after NYT reporters, tv people, gawker, magazines, tv, any number of others) and pronounces herself and the NS model as the future drives me to drink.And the fact that just saying that, over and over, seems to have made her a de facto authority for this new media crowd makes it doubly hard to swallow. Her "flaws": no content, no business model, the constant riding off the backs of "traditional media" - and espeically her reliance on traditional media, like magaizies, tv, and her hoped-for book deal to make her this "new" media sensation - all of it, to me , is the height of hypocrisy and a sad trend for writers and others who actually want to help shape where media goes next. For her to be one of the faces of new media - when she actually seems not to read or know how to write, or how to build her own website, or execute even the most rudimentary video and editing tasks - makes new media look bad.(breathe in)Hell, she may be really sweet. But who gives a shit?
2:01 I have to admit the mere fact that the dumb corndog can't even code her own site (or christ even design something remotely user friendly) really pisses me off. How is she working in tech? Can the retard even code basic html? Seriously, how did she become the expert on ANY kind of web shit whatsoever?It drives me to drink as well. Then again, turning oxygen to carbon dioxide drives me to drink, so I'm a bad pace car for that.
PP--Julia's fun to have around in the sense that one can shake his or her head and laugh at the dunce in the corner. It worked briefly in the med school at Georgetown. It used to work at gawker. But it grows old, and sooner or later, the botox baby will step over the line and piss somebody off. And as she has no talent, limited intelligence, and transparent motives, Jackles will invariably get kicked to the curb. Who knows? Maybe she'll go teach for America when all this fame whoring is through? Nawwwwww . . .
How big is Georgetown? Because I find it hard to believe a university campus is small enough to warrant enough folks knowing Julia's every move.
It's not hard to know someone's every move when they broadcast it. That's like asking how big is the internet.
Georgetown's undergrads number 6,000. Julia made herself known, whether writing drivel in the school newspaper or braying all around campus at the top of her lungs. The sort of embarrassment that everyone wished would just go away.
Oh wow, I had no idea it was such a small campus! No wonder word got around fast with her Highness Hot-Air Balloon Baugher.
Again her NS blatherings betray how completely unsuited she is to SF. Julia, no one remotely in the know here says "Nor Cal." Dumb frat-jock teenagers used to wear trucker hats with the NorCal logo until that stupid fad died out like EIGHT YEARS AGO. Also, it's "Hog Island," not "Hog's Island." They have a sign--and even a WEBSITE, if you can believe it. Did you bother to read either one, or even listen when your "tech friends" said the name? Or are oysters just too ICKY for you to even think about?You could never, ever fit in in this city; please stop with your "moving to San Franciso" fantasies. You are a complete fish (or oyster) out of water here.
The only reason she wants to move to SF is because the tech boys grow like weeds. She is sure to find someone to support her there.