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Politics! Protest songs!

TAKE HANDS AND MARCH is available as a single now(ish).

Please RT the hck out of this. I want to get everyone singing it. There's far too much to protest about.

distrokid.com/hyperfollow/marn

#ToriesOut

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death, chronic illness; poem and new animation 

Saying "Apple have announced new emojis" makes as much sense as saying "Sony (or whoever made your TV) have released a new season of Good Omens."

death, slavery; poem from 1900 

death, slavery; poem from 1900 

death, slavery; poem from 1900 

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Somebody shared Tumblr screenshots about the Tiffany problem, and one of them was about Bartholomeus Anglicus (d. 1272).

And I was like, yay Bartholomeus!

I love him for two reasons:

1) his encyclopedia has some really bizarre entries. I posted my rough translation of his list of elephant facts a while back (want to see it again?). I should do more.

2) the English editions of 1398 and 1582 both translate the word for pubic hair as "netherbeard", which is a word deserving wider usage.

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music video, sexual use of vegetables 

(Python-based fediverse daemon) now also supports some of the Mastodon API; when I have passing tests for all the rest that's written, it will be the v0.40 release

still to do before 1.0: media uploads in general, and lots more documentation.

chapeau has also been called
- kepi, after one of its components
- un_chapeau, in early drafts

the name is a Little Prince reference, since it's a bit like a mastodon in python

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A new mashup of the Hitchhiker's Guide with the Boomtown Rats.
Share and enjoy!

Lead vocals: Kit Thurman
Filk, montage, and backing vocals: Marnanel Thurman

player.vimeo.com/video/3658868

when your hoover won't start

(video shows someone trying to start a hoover by pulling the electrical cord as if it was the pull-cord to start a small petrol engine)

(not my video, I just added the sound effects)

A new mashup of the Hitchhiker's Guide with the Boomtown Rats.
Share and enjoy!

Lead vocals: Kit Thurman
Filk, montage, and backing vocals: Marnanel Thurman

player.vimeo.com/video/3658868

lasers 

Honestly, I'm not addicted to vi.

I can quit any time.

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@Gargron sorry to bother you: where should I be asking questions like the above?

I can't find whether it's a Mastodon issue or whether Mastodon's doing the right thing more strictly than I expected. I've dug through the Mastodon source but I'm no Ruby expert and I've probably missed something.

[explanation for others: HMRC is the UK tax office; HM ("her majesty") is one way to refer to the Queen; files beginning (some name)rc are read in Unix when the program with that name starts up]

UK nerd joke

Q: What does the Queen do when she wakes up?

A: hmrc

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