before the invention of canning, they would make whoop-ass by gathering an assortment of leftover beatings, grinding them, salting them heavily, and stuffing them into pig's intestines or fish, then packing them tightly into an oak barrel and burying them in the cold earth to ferment for 18 months. opening up a cask of whoop-ass was a community event
I took a TV programming course in college.
assignments included "you are the programming director of a local NBC affiliate. Fill in the holes in the week's schedule with syndicated programs you purchase using the money I give you, which is not enough to afford one good or two half decent shows, and the rest is gonna be the cheapest stuff availible. justify your decisions citing the last three years' nielsen ratings from the top 25 markets"
I wonder if the reason so many podcasts I like come out on Thursday is for advertising reasons–on tv certain advertisers (car dealers and furniture stores in particular) wanna advertise RIGHT before the weekend so that the company will be "in their mind" during their weekend shopping. Since there's more demand, many networks historically program thursday strong
Climate change, rage, life, the universe, & everything Show more
Hope is great, hope is punk, but the fact that it is punk means you've got to realize that the status quo is intensely depressing; being traumatized by that is valid and depression/cynicism are understandable, even rational responses. I was angry about climate change at 18, about 10 years after the current era's first record-breaking heat year, that is, 1988, also the 1st year I heard about climate change. Rage is appropriate. Rage is good.
Jack fucking Dorsey Show more
In case anyone hasn't read the article where HuffPost reporter Ashley Feinberg tries to get Dorsey on record about any of the deplorable shit that continues to happen on the birdsite, don't hold your breath.
This is a man people say is a genius and he can't even provide specific solutions to actual problems.
Again, this is hardly surprising but yet another example of most social media platforms not giving a single flying fuck about their user base.
See also: Facebook, Tumblr
PSA - #Boost
#boost4boost - verify 1st
Boost verifiable SWers randomly on the community timeline. New talent is joining constantly.
Scroll back an hour or more. Boosting a post from 2min ago is not as helpful as boosting a post from earlier.
When you boost someone go to their page and boost their pinned posts too.
Follow each other so you see each others posts to boost!
If you don't want a post boosted, lock it.
Post new stuff for us to boost!
Boost sexy pix always! 😝
Cultural Appropriation Show more
I'm having an incredibly nourishing discussion with comrade @piponfishing about the above topic. Some points they gave me, as an easy way to decide if something is appropriation are:
1. Will people think I (a white person) came up with this?
2. Does me doing this redefine its origins/usage in other people's eyes?
3. Are marginalized people safely able to openly do what I am doing?
This is very simplistic, and appropriation is incredibly complex, but this is a very good way to quickly determine if something is going to be harmful or not.
Serious recommendation: if you like solarpunk, look into AfroFuturism. It's been around -way- longer, and tbh, solarpunk was probably inspired by it. The aesthetics and ideals often overlap, and there's way more lore and fiction to read! Also, you'll be giving a platform to people that have great ideas and need the attention.
People have very good reasons for not going to therapy, like some of us have traumas on top of traumas from psychiatry. Which therapists ultimately are part of, because if they decide we have to go to the hospital, we have to go to the hospital.
I go to therapy; I'm very, very fortunate to have found a good therapist. I 100% understand why people wouldn't want to go, though. Don't ever let anyone shame you for not going. Go on your own terms, and don't let a bad therapist abuse you.