since we’re out of jokes at the moment let’s just have silent reading time
weenies: stop turning everything into memes, try something original for a change 😪
me: I am not here to entertain. Like a songbird that hears the call of my neighbor, I must reply in kind. Like each member of a herd needs to inspect a new arrival, I too will take my turn. Like a dog that hears a howl can’t help but create an echo, I will contribute to the noise. Don’t mistake these parasocial inside jokes, secret handshakes, and familiar rituals as some kind of art form. The memes are not here to entertain.
https://ift.tt/370Cbi6 “Wedding invitation of two people who met at a party for divorced singles.”
according to her obituary, the marriage lasted 35 years.
the only straight nonsense that matters
Dr James Barry, the first doctor to perform a successful C section wherein both mother and child survived, was a huge champion of handwashing at a time when most doctors didn’t wash their hands. For this reason, many of the chilldbirths he delivered resulted in healthier babies and mothers. He was also a gay trans man, who specifically wrote that upon his death he wished for his body to be taken in its nightshirt, wrapped in his sheets as a shroud, and placed into the coffin so that nobody would see his body. His wishes were not respected, and as a result he was outed at his death.
i’ve also been informed he had a poodle. He named his poodle Psyche. I’d just like to congratulate him on being an excellent human being, who not only pioneered modern medicine but also had good taste in dogs. that is all.
types of responses to this post
- i thought this was fake but it’s not
- here’s the sawbones episode about him
- cis people
He was also reportedly quite the ladies’ man, and he’d apparently carried a child to term and gave birth.
he’s one of my favorite historical figures and ive read a lot on him including the biography Scanty Particulars by Rachel Holmes. a lot of the details of his life are difficult to figure out, partly cause he was very private and partly cause he had so many rumors surrounding him. here are some of my fave facts about him:
-he was very concerned with protecting poor people, women and people of color, aka all the people most of upper class british society at the time cared the least about. he worked to reform prisons and hospitals in south africa at risk to his own career, and also improved the conditions under which poor enlisted british soldiers and their families lived
-he was kind of a known hothead. he was rumored to have fought at least one duel (probably not true though). florence nightingale hated him even though they had similar ideas about medicine because they had such a clash of personalities in the brief time they worked together
-he was a vegetarian and took a goat with him on sea voyages so he could always have fresh milk
-even though he had an abrasive personality and made a lot of enemies, his patients, especially the women, really loved him because they felt like he knew what he was doing and actually cared about their health
-he died poor because the british army ripped him off >:/
edit i almost forgot the best thing. he didn’t just have one poodle named psyche. he had a bunch. when one died he would get a new poodle and name that one psyche too
“i thought your poodle died?”
“psyche!” [poodle comes trotting in]
this is the best response
Photo of Dr. James Barry in the late 1840s:
You can read more about Dr. Barry here.
Imagine trying to explain this addition to the post to Dr. Barry himself
Oh, I think he’d get it.
He was a young artist employed by the Disney studio, but tasked with the entry-level job of finishing off the work of the animators and crafting the “in-between” animations that completed the characters’ movements. Wong had learned that studio executives were creating a film from the new novel, Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten. Tom says the young artist read the book and without consulting his supervisor, “took the script and painted some visual concepts to set the mood, color and the design.”
His sketches recalled the lush mountain and forest scenes of Sung dynasty landscape paintings. His initiative paid off. Walt Disney, who was looking for something new for the film, was captivated and personally directed that Wong be promoted. Today, top animators and illustrators revere Wong’s work. Children today are as enchanted by the misty, lyrical brushstrokes of Wong’s colorful nature scenes, inspired by his training at Otis College of Art and self-study of Sung Dynasty art
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HE’S STILL ALIVE
HE’S 105 YEARS OLD AND HE’S *STILL FUCKING ALIVE*
THIS GUY HELPED MAKE THE FILM THAT MADE ME WANT TO BE A FILMMAKER AND *HE IS STILL ALIVE*
I met him at a gallery event a number of years ago and, UGH HE IS SO TALENTED AND SO KIND AND ENCOURAGING THERE IS A REASON WE ALL LOVE HIM. Also, my alma.
GUYS WTF IS THIS CRAZY TALENTED GUY- HE MAKES KITES TO WOW JUST WOW
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Where is this man’s biopic?!
I’ve literally seen Riker do all of these
The man is just tall enough that he doesn’t have to move chairs.
Fun fact! He did this because Jonathan Frakes had a back problem. It was easier for him to do this
Fascinating! I did not know that!
it’s why he’s always doing the riker lean, too! where he puts one foot up on something and rests an arm on his own leg! he fucked up his back moving furniture when he was younger.
Disability accommodations do not have to be made into a big deal. He just… did that. And it became part of the physicality of the character. And we all joked about it, because without the context of the actor’s physical discomfort/pain, that is an objectively funny way to approach a chair. But Jonathan Frakes has the raw charisma to make it work, and by Gd he worked the hell out of it.
My dad was telling me about something that he described as a “gun that put vaccines through my skin” when he was a kid and I looked it up and I think he’s talking about jet injectors
These things aren’t widely used anymore because if they’re not used correctly they can give some people infections but they used to be used in mass vaccinations.
Basically these things use pressure to get medication through your skin and into your fat and muscle layers underneath which… ouch but they work.
My dad says a couple of times during elementary school some med students and nurses showed up and they were all lined up on the playground and told to show their shoulders and the med students and nurses just locked and loaded these bad boys and pop pop pop pop pop a couple minutes later all the kids were vaccinated against whooping cough and they all went back to class with sore arms.
I don’t know why it’s funny to me. Probably because with the way my dad describes it he was clearly in that place when you’re a kid between like four and nine years old where something weird happens to you and you just move on from it. He was like seven and got hit with a vaccine gun with almost no explanation from the adults around him and went “okay well that was weird. Anyways, back to class.” Like wow. The weird shenanigans that you don’t think about till you’re well into adulthood. Like my dad is almost 60 and he’s just now remembering this now that all the covid vaccinations are going on.
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I’m browsing ao3, as one does, and this one image struck me to the core and I just stared at the screen for like a solid 20 seconds
Oh how the world has changed
holy shit WHAT
I know this gave me anxiety
They did it. Those crazy bastards. Godsspeed, my friends.
i just want to bring attention to this tag. what a fucking powermove. absolutely insane.
This single writer is more powerful than I can even comprehend holy shit
if i knew how to do backflips i wouldn’t know how to act i’d just be doing parkour everywhere like i’m a teen wolf character
everyone delete whatever dumbshit character they tagged this as me included this is the only tag that matters on this post
theory: Thor got drunk while talking to Strange. everything that happened after this didnt happen. Ragnarok was fake. Loki’s been falling for more than thirty minutes and Thor’s been blabbering about being the g*d of hammers non-stop while Odin watches the local news in the nursing home which relocated to across the street from the one being demolished.
Loki breaks out of the falling loop and shows up like: oh my god are you actually drunk right now?!
thor didnt leave loki electrocuting on the ground, loki decided to take a nap and thor was making finger pistols and making bzzzzzZZZZzzz noises
Odin didn’t die but when Stephen dropped him into a portal into the sanctum he fell into odinsleep.
Valkyrie didn’t have a name because it was Wong and Stephen keeps calling him “jobless.”
Wong called Loki a slacker for napping all day and Loki threw a ball of paper at him. Wong threw it back and told him to throw it in the bin and Loki was so outraged that he refused to move from his chair for a few hours.
Bruce had landed in the sanctum with the quinjet and Stephen had thrown him into a portal to fall bc Hulk was a threat to the planet. He’s been falling for a few years now.
Wong: why haven’t any of you taken away his mead!! He’s not going to stop being drunk if he’s still drinking!!
*snatches his mug away*
Thor, staring at the glass, then Wong, then the glass: i was thinking that you drink too much and that was probably going to kill you
Thor, looking between Loki and Stephen who had been talking about magic: you’re getting along so well why would you try to kill the man?
Strange: he very clearly hadn’t been serious, I don’t mind that he stole my tea
Thor: yes I remember him stealing the orgy ship codes too
Bruce shows up and along with Wong tries to give him water and make him undrunk while Stephen and Loki find the entire thing hilarious.
The “great evil” that was Hela ends up being the pizza delivery lady and she was “seducing Asgard with her evil wiles” (it was pizza and Thor enjoyed it greatly, though she left shortly after he did some finger guns and made some bzzzzzzing noises in her direction, claiming to be the ‘seductive lord of hammers’)
Loki eventuallyyyyyy is all dramatic and like “ugh, fine, your saviour is here, you can thank me later,” and uses a sobering spell (human methods are not very effective on Asgardians)
I said recovering from illness to explain the 7 year depression gap in my CV and they were just like ok u healthy now? cool. and moved on. It’s that easy
OP I’m so glad it went that well for you!
But it’s not always that easy. Sometimes you’re not completely recovered, just recovered enough that you can start working / going to school (uni, vocational, trade, etc) again (full time, even!). So you say, “I’m feeling good, and I’m being treated by a great team so I won’t relapse”. You’re vague on purpose because it’s none of their business what exactly is going on. They still ask if it’s mental or physical health issue. You tell them because you don’t know if you’re obligated to answer and you worry that not wanting to answer is an answer of itself. They make a note and you don’t know if this will be a factor when they consider whether or not to take you. You think it probably will. You know you’ll never know if this was The Thing that got you the “no”. You know you’d never be able to prove to anyone that it was.
It isn’t easy. I wish it were.
Bro I’m not recovered. Legally they cant ask about your illness and you dont have to tell them.
op’s initial point is meant exactly for the people who are having the issues the second person said. you do not say anything about “so that i don’t relapse,” ever, for any reason. you say simply “i was recovering from a health issue/illness/injury” and you leave it at that. you do not talk at all about what kind of illness, you do not say anything about where you are in the process, you do not get specific at all, you say that you spent that time recovering from an illness.
if they try to weasel answers out of you by asking whether you’re able to perform the job duties, you drag it back round to interviewspeak - “absolutely, i am so excited to be here and apply for this opportunity. [literally job duty from the description] is one of my passions/talents/areas of expertise, and i think this would be a great place for me to learn even more.”
if they really press, you just say, “i’m sorry, that’s a bit personal, but i’m really glad i’m able to work now, and i’m excited to see how i can provide/sharpen/hone xyz talent at this company” or whatever.“ you stay as nonspecific as you can, and you do not fall for any friendly questions, EVEN IF THEY USE WOKE SPEAK and make you think they’re Not Like Other Employers.
I’ve been trained in interview techniques and there are things they are just. Really not supposed to ask. Like, for example, we can’t ask “do you have a car? do you take the bus?” we can only ask “Do you have reliable transportation?” and NO MORE DETAILS. Where questions like that work for the company is people tend to OFFER information because they think they’re being asked for more than they were really being asked. “Do you have reliable transportation” is a yes/no question, and it should stay at that.
The company I work for actually trains the interview people to IGNORE extra information because it’s illegal to take it into account, but you’d better believe there are companies who will absolutely take that information and use it against you.
I don’t know much about health but given how strict we were on transportation (for some reason that’s the main thing I remember), I would imagine with HIPPA laws it’s even MORE strict.
So one thing to know about interview techniques: listen to what you are specifically being asked, and if it’s not relevant to the job, DO NOT ANSWER MORE THAN YOU WERE ASKED.
“I see you didn’t work from X to Y, can you tell me why?” Legit question, gaps in job history are often something they’re curious about.
“I was recovering from an illness.”
“I see, and you’re doing better now?” I HONESTLY don’t even know if this question is legal, it seems pretty sus to me, but if they ask it, your answer is:
More likely they’ll say something more like ‘I’m glad you seem to be doing better now!’ but that’s another one of those potentially sneaky questions: technically not even a question, but the interviewee who doesn’t know their rights might launch into a lot of details that the interviewer shouldn’t be taking into account (but might anyway because these companies don’t have to have a reason not to hire you, and a lot of them don’t even have to have a reason to fire you in some states, thanks a lot Right-to-Work). The reply to that statement is a smile or AT MOST, a thank you.
“Is there anything you think might impede your ability to do this job?” Your unspoken invitation to give them a list of concerns–don’t fall for it! Just say:
“Do you have reliable transportation?”
“Are you aware this at-home job requires no distractions from children, pets, and other members of the household during work hours?”
Don’t go into details about your health concerns. Don’t go into details about your transportation. Don’t go into details about your childcare situation. I’m not saying lie–it’s better to answer honestly (because eventually if you DO have those problems, things will come out…and that’s a painful and frustrating process for everyone involved) but don’t give more details than they need. They’re checking off a list. Their interest should be in your skillset and your work availability and your ability to perform the required tasks, not your personal life history.
If you DO have health concerns that might fall under a protected status, you take those up with HR if necessary for accommodations AFTER YOU’VE BEEN HIRED.
Basically pay attention to what you are SPECIFICALLY being asked and if it’s a closed-ended question and NOT about the job skills, be aware of how much information you’re offering.