Nice to read a little book review / journal entry I wrote a year ago and it holds up. :)
"God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater" by Kurt Vonnegut
Per-capita per state per day testing stats:
Scottish + Mongolian is epic! https://youtu.be/vztRqe_CHC0
But now a great thing in the street
seems any human nod,
Where shift in strange democracy
the million masks of God.
-- G. K. Chesterton
There's No Such Thing As Orange (a metaphysical / spiritual exploration of The Hard Problem of Consciousness)
Brown Is Not A Color (a science-y explanation that brown only exists in context (its actually dark orange))
(well, I mean "enjoy" is a strong word in 2020, but I do find them very informative. sigh lol)
Lefty podcasts I enjoy: Revolutions Per Minute (RPM)(NY DSA). Midwest Socialist Podcast (Chicago DSA). Socialist Rifle Association Podcast. And my friend recommended https://srslywrong.com/
Frog inner monologues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N37lWmhFnO4
I demand everyone go watch shay paint my new motorcycle helmet RIGHT NOW :) https://www.twitch.tv/shayshayface
"rich" people problems
lol crazy... 31 acres. Tax assessed for a decade at $220K. Now they're trying to sell it for $430K. Discouraging for people like me looking for properties like this...? https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/76830624_zpid/
Did you know that you can live stream your Zoom meetings/conferences with #Owncast? You could embed this right on your web site or whatever, very cool. @jannik detailed how to do this, and it’s a pretty cool solution for bridging these two worlds.
... to enjoy / understand the humor of the speakers. A lot of far-left messaging seems to turn a corner wherein the tone assumes all listeners already come from a mental model of the world that already buckets so many things as obviously bad that they're just punchlines. I need explanations and teachings from history, not the constant assumption that I'm on the same page. Far left or right, I listen to podcasts to understand more, not sing with a choir that I already dis/agree with.
(1) If you're unfamiliar with the School of the Americas, this is one place to start https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-one-the-deadliest-school-in-71503766/
(2) I've unsub'd from the Behind the Bastards podcast because apparently I'm not far left enough. A pattern I keep finding is that I keep trying to gather information about neoliberalism / socialism / communism, but this podcast (and others) are presented so flippantly / sarcastically that to consume them you have to be deeply embedded, unquestioning in far-left frameworks... (cont'd)
Alexey Vasilyev’s photos of the remote Russian territory of Yakutia
so do I vote for an openly gay (+) asshat (---) bakery owner (+) in the hopes that being printed on the ballot as D has the best chance of unseating an R? 🤮 https://apnews.com/article/197c31ee71292ee85efe11651ab5874b
Omaha, NE USA + RV. Often programming #perl.
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