this whole thread.
this was one of the most ethically, transparently conducted *& successful* #civictech projects in history, in an environment of abdication of responsibility by key parts of the govt ecosystem. I hope it will be studied by the whole public interest tech field https://twitter.com/COVID19Tracking/status/1368736397759156225
We will re-enter the world we once lived in as strangers to it. What will we keep, and what will we change?
Reading this while hopped up on the cocktail of pharmaceuticals, supplements, and caffeine that has become necessary for me to do anything other than lie on the couch and play a phone game while House Hunters International runs in the background https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/03/what-pandemic-doing-our-brains/618221/
Inspired by praise for WC Fields.
How can one not get the Marx Brothers?
@firstname.lastname@example.org While I love Fields, I taught a comedy class that included movies by Mae West, the Marx Brothers and Fields at UPenn about 10 years ago. Students loved loved loved West, didn't "get" the Marx Brothers and Fields' drunk jokes landed uncomfortably.
Look at this thread.... https://twitter.com/ayeshaasiddiqi/status/1368901637604007939
this is *the* story of American politics in this era. If you don't get this right, you don't get anything https://twitter.com/julianzelizer/status/1368678313535881219
Last year at this time, 2% of the United States was in severe drought.
Now, it's 31%.
Snowpack in the California mountains is half of normal.
This is shaping up to be another disastrous fire season for nearly the entire West.
No, we should just literally ban cars instead https://twitter.com/newscientist/status/1368560152123760642
Within living memory
Me to 5yo: You’re my number 1.
5yo: You’re my number 2.
Me: Who’s number 1?
5yo: I’m my number 1. You’re my number 2.
🔥 Yosemite Falls
Moloch! Moloch! Nightmare of Moloch! Moloch the loveless! Mental Moloch! Moloch the heavy judger of men!
Jews know this story backwards and forwards, too
I will say this, the exact lines they used against thelema in the slander articles from a century ago are Qanon talking points now. https://twitter.com/jeebustrump/status/1368665886094147587
A necessary thread reminding us of the horrors of American history, which also makes me register something I should have realized before:
white supremacy had to invent a blackness so relentlessly dehumanizing in part to overcome the human desire to care for one’s children
Why The Question of a Child Skin Color is So Abhorrent. #MeghanMarkle
Early on in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, slavers figured out it was less expensive to rape enslaved Africans and enslave their children, than to import new slaves. This created a conundrum:
As a trans teen, I wasn’t “rushed” into transitioning by other trans folks. I was “rushed” by cis people who made me feel as though I had to medically transition as quickly as possible, before someone took away the option.
A while back I saw a tweet that said something like "if you read books obsessively when you were a kid and now spend all your time scrolling Twitter you just found a more efficient way to disassociate" - I think about that tweet a lot.
a year ago today https://twitter.com/inthefade/status/1236657967715553287?s=20
what this really means is "I have made it in this world, therefore I know how it works, and I know that only a world like this can work."
It's just the aggressive "common sense" of the person who did well.
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