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I’m not entirely sure what it is, but you should buy some anyway. (h/t, Damian) || Cardboard piano. || Pretty good fingering. || Classical musicians react to K-Pop. (h/t, Elephants Gerald) || At all times, dignity. || The eternal struggle.... Continue reading
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David Solway on the feminist enthusiasm for fatness: In a speech on the topic of “radical fat liberation” jointly sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Department and the Centre for Equity and Inclusion at St. Olaf College in Minnesota,... Continue reading
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With unrelenting racial divisiveness: According to her own publicity material, Ms Rao studied law at the University of Virginia and NYU, and is “one of the country’s strongest voices for social justice, equity, and inclusion.” Which may explain the self-satisfied... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at davidthompson
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Woman versus tentacles. What could possibly go wrong? || Cross-cultural scenes. (h/t, Dicentra) || Ancient prophesy of note. || New York in the rain. || Kansas tornado. || On everything and nothing. (h/t, Elephants Gerald) || Moveable concrete. || Sugar... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at davidthompson
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If you think of communication as an exercise in respect for the other, you don’t repeat yourself. Repeating yourself suggests that you’re either demented or that you just don’t care about the other person’s response; you’re prepared to override it... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at davidthompson
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Or, A Little Something To Cover The Emotional Wear And Tear. Yes, it’s time to remind patrons that this rickety barge is kept afloat by the kindness of strangers. If you’d like to help it remain buoyant a while longer,... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at davidthompson
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Wing man. || “Hingst told the court that Short would enter Hingst’s small, windowless office several times a day and break wind.” || The complete North Bergen High School performance of Alien. || Our betters reminisce. || Eminently binge-able. ||... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at davidthompson
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Via Mr Muldoon in the comments, our betters at work: Laughable, yes. But not harmless: All school principals, district office administrators, and superintendent teams were required to attend the anti-white supremacy training put on by the city DOE’s Office of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at davidthompson
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Brad Polumbo on cultivated irresponsibility: During my final semester in college, I intentionally took a course focused on race, gender, and the history of oppression in the United States… The most jarring realisation: liberal academics define “oppression” so loosely that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at davidthompson
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Professor Child’s presentation was not explicitly concerned with space exploration or Mars, which is not surprising since her area of expertise is indigenous education and history. She told us that indigenous people have travelled extensively – specifically, by canoe –... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2019 at davidthompson
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I know. I’m full of surprises. Due to my having other commitments, you’ll have to fling together your own pile of links and oddities in the comments. I’ll set the ball rolling with one way to spend that $3,000,000 you’ve... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at davidthompson
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In niche eatery news: A feminist-owned and operated cafe that made headlines around the world after introducing an 18% “man tax” on male customers will be closing its doors at the end of the month. Handsome Her, a vegan establishment... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at davidthompson
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Via Dicentra, a tale of the severely educated. Screengrab here. Down-thread of which, I spotted this: Something to ponder. Added via the comments, a possible explanation. And a footnote of sorts. Also, open thread. Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at davidthompson
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If so, it’s news to me. || Woman preserves her late husband’s tattoos. || Two whole minutes of soul-wrenching art. || In Spain, turnips are being hurled at a man with a drum. || Capturing Death Valley. || Easy does... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at davidthompson
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Further to recent rumblings in the comments, Captain Nemo steers us to the Twitter feed of Library Journal, a “global community of more than 200,000 librarians and educators,” and which proudly directs its readers to the mental exertions of Ms... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at davidthompson
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In Snow, the artist creates an abstraction of a dreamlike physical and sensual act. We hear and see sugary snow falling and popping on female genitals. Behold ye. We’re also assured that the artist in question, Ms Aasa Ersmark, will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at davidthompson
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I’m in L.A. because I want to be on Instagram… The people who work nine-to-five, that is not me… I’m twenty fucking thousand dollars in debt from college… I am not work material. I will never be work material… I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2019 at davidthompson
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Ah, the wonderment of a child. (h/t, Holborn) || Assorted science-fiction dime novels, circa 1890-1910. (h/t, DRB) || Upmarket scenes. || How to make Korean ice-cream rolls. (h/t, Elephants Gerald) || Iconic consoles. || Coat hangers, obviously. || She does... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at davidthompson
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Via Neontaster comes news of an intriguing technological development. Apparently, the device “makes the patient feel comfortable,” while “the strong currents impact and rub.” Hey, I’m just reading what it says here. Oh, and yes, there is a more intimate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at davidthompson
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Should we stop using the word ‘cyclist’? So asks Laura Laker in the pages of the Guardian, thereby adding to our collection of classic sentences from said newspaper. This is promptly followed by another contender: As the repair man rummaged... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at davidthompson
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Yes, a glorious opportunity to assemble your own pile of links and oddities in the comments. Gracious host that I am, I’ll set the ball rolling with a display of dad powers; why physicists put a ferret in a particle... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at davidthompson
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Dave Huber reports from the bleeding edge of intersectional scholarship: Rutgers University’s Brittney Cooper… an associate professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies… says that the very concept of time itself is racially biased. In an interview with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at davidthompson
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For newcomers, more items from the archives. Among The Little People. Feminist academic Dr Jane Bone has “intra-active encounters” with children’s furniture. This traumatic and “haunting” experience – being a grown-up among lots of small chairs – apparently reveals “the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at davidthompson
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“Sport and the territorial anus.” || On making Dr No. (h/t, Elephants Gerald) || Snacking snails. || Effective but inadvisable. || Young love. || Look at me, I’m fascinating. || Add length to URLs. || Or I guess we could... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2019 at davidthompson
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“You should be more conscious,” says she. The young intellectual quoted above - Denisse Moreno Melchor, the one apparently having some kind of episode - can also be seen here. On Twitter, Ms Melchor describes herself as a “Brown Magic... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2019 at davidthompson
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