Hello, ~ fediverse ~.
I'm getting active on here again and I wondering if anyone has suggestions of folks tootin' about:
good news everyone!! HEALTH CANADA FINALLY DROPPED ITS HOMOPHOBIC POLICY BANNING BLOOD DONATING FROM GAY MEN 😭😭😭 https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2022/04/28/health-canada-lifts-ban-on-blood-donations-from-men-who-have-sex-with-men.html
but!! i can't find any evidence of this occurring as required in 2019, so somebody should really make sure that vermont hasn't annexed the connecticut river, or maybe someone please go tell vermont that now is their chance to annex the connecticut river.
so, back to ✨new✨ england: the new hampshire and vermont border follows the connecticut river, but was disputed for a long time, until 1933 when the supreme court ruled that it was at the west bank at the "mean low-water mark".
so what better way for neighbouring entities to agree on a border? by beating the bound, of course. both states adopted laws to perambulate the border every seven years, just to make sure they're still on the same page.
cw light abuse
perambulation is an 📜 ancient tradition 📜 from england and wales, where they would take the town children for a walk around the borders with literal sticks swatting at the demarcations, often with light child abuse to make sure the memory is extra-vivid. kids would have their heads dunked in streams, or be thrown into nettles.
something i learned about today: perambulation, or "beating the bounds"
which is when the board of selectmen of a small new england town meet with their neighbouring town counterparts and walk along the shared border, presumably not unlike petulant siblings dividing their shared room, to make sure they agree that "this side of the bendy pine tree is OURS, that side is YOURS 😤" and perhaps to place an stone, just to make sure it's clear.
#newengland #history #trivia
Hadn't really appreciated that the plex + alleyway combination was so unique to Montreal, but it really does define the city's fabric.
20 lanes of cars in the middle of the city OR one network of subways
Public transit is amazing! It doesn't get anything close to the love it deserves.
What the... Apparently this was a 1976 comic book to promote the then-new county bus system with campy knock-off superheroes.
Photo courtesy Orange County Archives.
The first live performance at the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house in Barcelona, newly reopened after coronavirus lockdowns. A string quartet gave a performance of Puccini’s Crisantemi to an audience of 2292 plants. As you can see from the pictures, it was a full house, because plants have excellent taste, obviously. The plants were later adopted by healthcare workers.
Under communism, everyone's social media gimmick will be assigned by the Central Personal Branding Committee. Gone will be the days where multiple accounts attempt to be the "Marmaduke Nerd", instead, a commisar will inform you that from now on you must hyperfixate on Norm from Cheers or nematodes or what have you, ensuring an even spread of content.
Pour déjouer l'ennui - Pierre Lapointe, Hubert Lenoir, Julien Chiasson et Stick&Bow https://peertube.fedi.quebec/videos/watch/e765d94a-a304-4345-8c81-f5ccf2bb7558
queer, web developer, montreal, into transit + urbanism, etc.
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