They say time is a flat circle. You know what else is a flat circle? Every circle. All circles are flat. If it's not flat, it's not a circle.

Between bad lighting and a phone camera this picture was never going to turn out, but Thalia is very relaxed right now. #GuineaPig

Meanwhile mama Calliope just laid down wherever and whatever she's doing. #GuineaPig

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This is a recurring thing, too. My subscription lapsed from earlier, and it took like 10 tries to sign up then.

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@viciousviscosity I have heard "it's all downhill from here" as meaning it's going to be easy. It's very confusing.


@pisscotheque It's possible that he keeps his incisors worn down to that level but it seems unlikely given his otherwise slovenly behavior.

9/11, US imperialism 

9/11 is coming up, which means i'm legally obligated to point out 9/11 here in chile is a different tragedy & also important

the 11th of september is when the chilean right wing (funded by the US gov.) bombed our gov. building, killed our democratically elected socialist president, gutted the welfare state & enacted martial law

followed by 17 years of a violent fascist dictatorship in which at least 3k people died, 40k were victimized and half of the country was traumatized

reading 1491 

Maize can’t reproduce itself, because its kernels are securely wrapped in the husk, so Indians must have developed it from some other species. But there are no wild species that resemble maize. Its closest genetic relative is a mountain grass called teosinte that looks strikingly different—for one thing, its “ears” are smaller than the baby corn served in Chinese restaurants. No one eats teosinte, because it produces too little grain to be worth harvesting. In creating modern maize from this unpromising plant, Indians performed a feat so improbable that archaeologists and biologists have argued for decades over how it was achieved.

@imani ok but the thing is I want to continue doing nothing and assume the kids will save us

@aurynn the right wing will invent whatever it needs to be shitty about, so you might as well give them something popular and useful to be shitty about.

Anyway, if you're lucky enough to have an 8 hour workday and a weekend, thank a union member. Regardless, remember the people who fought for democracy in the workplace and were often maimed and murdered for it.

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Like, in An American Tail, when the Mousekewitzes are singing "there are no cats in America," the cats they are fleeing are those same Cossacks (actually cats that belong to the Cossacks). Of course, being based on Russian Jews, they were specifically fleeing pogroms.

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Happy Labor Day!

Something that's been clunking around in my head lately is the 1906 Windber, PA Strike. In particular people who flew from persecution by the Russian Tsarist Cossacks only to find here in the US the Pennsylvania State Police were essentially the same thing, even down to being mounted on horseback. They literally called them Cossacks.

UK, online shopping 'disability tax' 

@GwenfarsGarden USian here, what even is the ostensible reason for this?

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