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Wow, Emma Gonzales. May you and yours prevail.

No, *you* thought it would be a grand idea to learn Japanese.

‘Next time you view another group of people as “other” or “different” or “the enemy”, just remember that your very own ancestors, without the shadow of a doubt, at some point have tried to kill each other.’ Matt Easton is ace.

~discourse~ and elitism Show more

Several endorsements later I am using Tootdon and very much liking it.

Is there a Mastodon iOS app that does not suck? Amaroq only shows the last hour or so of my timeline; Mustor duplicates posts and never acknowledges my “no ads” IAP.

“As I wrote about this wave of stories, I discovered that a male colleague had been hired here at New York despite documented claims of sexual harassment in a prior job.” This Rebecca Traister piece is as good as everyone is saying and then some.

– props to Parul Sehgal on Birdsite (

And yes, a cop tackling bystanders is as bad as the idiots torching cars, if not worse. The idiots are idiots. The cop is the state, and what he does, the state does.

Rewatching the first season of Twin Peaks after, golly, has it been 27 years already? Oh.

Frost and Lynch were so far in advance of their time it is not even funny anymore. None of us were prepared for the future of cinematographic storytelling. Neither were the media platforms it ran on at the time.

A/B Testing gone too far: why putting a chatbot AI in charge of a nation‘s government is a bad idea, in one short and easy lesson.

Also, whatever you think of either him or his platform, Glenn Greenwald has been having a ball trolling the Corbyn-is-electoral-Kryptonite crowd on BirdSite.

Turns out that given the choice for caretaker of their future between the iron eyed headmistress yelling “no supper for you, I say” and the affable if somewhat eccentric uncle toiling in the kitchen, younger people have a marked preference for the latter. Wo would have thought?

Turns out the draftees were not quite as unwitting as projected and told Ms. May where to stick her Brazil reenactment in rather surprising numbers. Well done, I say.

Compliments to Theresa May for aiming for the largest Brazil reenactment yet. How do the unwitting extras feel about it?

Two-part quote by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, 1851, via Wolfie Christl on BirdSite. There is only one word changed from the original.

“To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished.”

“To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by systems who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so.” [cont.]

You haven’t lived until you have seen a bunch of septuagenarian Germans giddily moshing to a solo entertainer’s Rammstein medley. For realz.