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I have received numerous invitations to join you in a relationship, and I figured it was time to respond to your advances.”
So begins “Girls” star Allison Williams’ cringe-inducing (breakup? rejection?) letter to Twitter, the social media outlet of choice for Lena Dunham. Williams continues:
Before you jump to conclusions, it’s not that I’m seeing somebody else. I barely talk to Facebook anymore (we only ever speak when I need to expedite the name game after meeting a new person), too many friends have been with Instagram or Tumblr, and LinkedIn can ask until he’s blue in the face … not my type.
Williams basically rejects social media for the same reason that any of the characters do whatever it is they do on her show: Because they are all 20-somethings who are “still figuring things out.” Because they are “young!” and “making it up as I go!” Because they can “misfire (like a bad photo shoot or a weird outfit choice)” and because they are all trying to “protect myself from myself.”
I’m also a little self-conscious around you. OK — I’m very self-conscious around you. You’re kind of a tough critic. I always worry about what you would think of me, because I’ve seen the way you react to other people. Would you find me somehow offensive, or too boring, or too provocative, or too ironic, or too earnest? The thought that you would misread a joke makes me ill.
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at email@example.com.More Prachi Gupta.
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World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.