did something happen to Spiders Georg
R.I.P. Spiders George 2013-2017
He was an outlier. But he counted.
did something happen to Spiders Georg
R.I.P. Spiders George 2013-2017
He was an outlier. But he counted.
The Dance of a Thousand Hands.
This is so surreal for something that includes zero special effects of any kind
If this is the group I think it is (you can find them by searching Dance of a Thousand Hands on YouTube), the dancers are all hard of hearing and the orchestra is visually impared. The dancers can feel the music through vibrations in their feet and hearing and feeling each other’s breathing. They are the China Disabled Peoples Performing Arts Troupe and have traveled to 100 countries and counting. They aim to prove that anyone can dance, and anyone can play.
Do you know what one of the starkest thing about Covid for me is?
The sheer number of physicians who now know what MCAS is.
Just over a year ago I could say “MCAS” or “mast cell dysfunction” and most doctors/nurses would either blink at me and ask “what’s that?” or roll their eyes because it’s another one of those “yuppy” illnesses that they suspect everyone is making up because surely the body can’t do that. Surely your mast cells which regulate nearly every facet of your immune system can’t just go rogue and start killing you. Right? I mean… what… what could cause that? A virus? Haha. Yeah, right… Oh.
And now I can mention it off handedly at a pap smear appointment and the OB/GYN looks at me with profound sympathy and asks “did you get that from Covid too?”
My PCP who was always compassionate but didn’t really know much about it beyond “it’s a thing that exists” now knows what a cytokine storm is and winces with sympathy when we talk about my lungs attacking themselves.
My neurologist sympathetically clucks her tongue and sends me follow up emails about the new research coming out about the effect of mast cell dysregulation in migraines. That this research is frantically being churned out because of the number of people getting sick with covid and developing debilitating migraines in the aftermath is politely glossed over.
Every time I’ve walked into the ER since the pandemic started and uttered the words “mast cell activation syndrome” everyone knows what it means. Everyone. I mean, fuck. I had blood drawn, and I reacted to the needle, and the phlebotomist asked me if I normally break out from hives from needles, or if I started experiencing mast cell problems since getting covid.
And no. It wasn’t covid that gave me this. It wasn’t covid that gave me POTS either. Something else did. Something on par with an illness like covid that ripped my body to shreds while countless doctors looked the other way and tutted under their breath about anxiety and “if you hear hooves, look for horses not zebras.” And yes, I’m bitter and so full of rage that it took a global pandemic for illnesses like MCAS, POTS, ME/CFS and Fibro, etc. to finally gain research funding and recognition. I’m so fucking gutted and angry at the state of the world because more people are suffering and I hate it, I hate all of it. And I hate that I’m also relieved because after years of battling for help I can say the words “I have a mast cell dysfunction disorder” and the attending physician replies “oh, you know, I’ve heard of that…”
So for the love of yourself and those around you, if you’re one of the people who reads my blog and knows the absolute hell my life has been over the last few years and you’re still undecided about getting the vaccine: Get the Fucking Vaccine. You don’t want this aftermath.
tell me again about how peggy carter never taught steve rogers how to fight?
What I love about this in an odd way is that all of these fighting techniques tend to be used by smaller and weaker people. In the first two: you get them off balance, take them by surprise. In three and four: incapacitating someone so they can’t continue to harm you. Five and six: again, surprise and using nearby objects because if they can’t get to you, they can’t hit you. Finally, the last two: overturn their center of gravity, get them off balance, get them to fall.
These are all things Steve should have been taught before he went standing up to bullies and they are all things that Peggy Carter made sure he knew when he was big enough to keep bullies from hurting other people.
She taught Steve before he was big. She didn’t know (and if she had an idea, she definitely didn’t know for certain) that he was ever going to get big. She taught little Steve Rogers how to fight, because everyone else at basic training treated his presence like a joke, and because she was hands down the most qualified.
Of course Steve already knew how to fight, but he knew how to fight like a big muscular person, which he wasn’t. Most of his knowledge of fighting came from being hit by other people, by bigger people, by men. You can bet Bucky tried to teach him, but Bucky was big and strong and not qualified to know what would work best for STEVE.
Peggy Carter taught Steve to fight within his abilities, within his limitations, USING his size to his advantage. Be fast, be resourceful, bend your knees and get low and use their momentum against them, and when it gets serious fight dirty.
Peggy Carter taught Steve Rogers to fight like a woman, and that is why he always fucking wins.
Simone Biles is not there for YOUR entertainment.
If you feel entitled to her competing, if you’re trash talking her for having to withdraw from the team finals, if you’re blaming her for them getting silver, fuck you.
Athletes are human. Athletes shouldn’t have to put their physical health and mental health on the line for your entertainment.
Also, it’s quite likely that by withdrawing she saved the silver medal for the team. She said afterwards that she didn’t feel the confidence you need to be able to do the superhuman things people have come to take for granted from her. If she had continued, she might well have ended up a) getting more bad scores, and/or b) picking up an injury.
“being gay isn’t just about having sex” but also sex and physical intimacy is an important part of my sexuality as a gay man and gay sex is a beautiful thing and we should defend people’s right to have gay sex because it’s cool and fun and healthy
gay sex is criminalized in many places and is harshly punished and stigmatized virtually everywhere. that your ‘gay sex is gross’ jokes are cruel and homophobic and not funny . gay sex is natural and good for you and makes you better than everybody else
As a technical writer, something I run into a lot – particularly with respect to computing technology – is people thinking they don’t or can’t understand something because they’re getting hung up on some abstruse technical detail that isn’t actually necessary in order to appreciate what’s going on.
To pose an admittedly slightly ridiculous example, you don’t need to understand the precise quantum-mechanical mechanisms through which a light bulb converts electrical current into visible photons in order to understand the basic operating principle behind a light switch. From the standpoint of understanding how a light switch works, you can safely treat the light bulb itself as a black box – it’s sufficient, for that purpose, to know that electrical current goes in and visible light comes out, even if you have no idea how.
Ultimately, most stuff is going to be like that: if you drill down far enough, eventually you’ll run into a black box of one sort or another – some part of the overall system where you know what goes in and what comes out, but haven’t the slightest clue what’s going on inside.
If you treat that as equivalent to having no understanding whatsoever, you’re setting yourself up to be manipulated by any random asshole who can put on a plausible display of authority. You’ve gotta allow yourself credit for having a general idea of what’s going on – it’s a heck of a lot better than having no idea at all!
This is just The Magnus Institute.
They have a gas-based firefighting system instead of sprinklers for obvious reasons. It does lower the percentage of oxygen in the building, but not enough to kill anyone.
I found this by googling “Yale library fire oxygen.” It was literally the first result.
Fact-checking is your friend.
It’s true. It’s not the fire suppression system that kills you. The Librarians come and personally murder you for starting a fire in a library. But you didn’t start a fire you say? No matter. You are collateral damage. Everybody gets killed to show that arsonists have no chance of escaping justice
an orangutan traveling at non-euclidean speeds erupts from the aether to clothesline you into another dimension
god im trying so hard to decipher that last addition and im coming up empty
16 entrepreneurs and not one of them has managed to come up with a system to keep the kitchen clean, the shared living spaces functional, and the beds organized in such a way that one person isn’t crammed into a broom closet and another doesn’t have to risk a broken limb climbing a hastily propped stepladder every night?
I can’t get this freaking house out of my head, so here, have some floorplans. I think it’s formally a 3 bed, 2.5 or 3 bath home, with one bedroom intended to be used as a study and an open concept penthouse space meant to be used as a sun/family room, movie room, and workout space (or maybe a play space).
Floor 1: Featuring a living room where half the house at most can sit and watch TV, a giant table taking up the center of the space with like 3 stools, and a mismash of long tables in what was probably intended to be the formal dining space, now a “coworking space”. Lots of junk and boxes everywhere. Shell (#1) has retreated into a closet under the stairs to sleep. Judging by the cardboard taped onto the door (to block light from a crack?) and the sound cancelling headphones, this isn’t the quietest place to sleep, but at least it has a door. I think they used to sleep on the extra mattress on top of a second closet on Floor 4 but finally had enough. No clue what’s in the back corner. Hopefully laundry, given 16 people live here.
Floor 2: Featuring the kitchen that nobody can keep clean (ONE KITCHEN for 16 people who appear to work from home no wonder there are ISSUES), a security camera to catch dirty dish goblins, the saddest table ever, two huge double-door closets that nobody uses in favor of just leaving their stuff everywhere, and what was once probably a very nice study with a fireplace and built-in shelves, now a “triple” bedroom for Donna (#2) and “a couple” (#3 and #4). There’s a door, but it’s se-through, so so much for privacy from anyone passing through on their way to higher floors.
Floor 3: Featuring another “triple” bedroom home to another couple (#5 and #6) and Nick (#7). Not sure if there’s a box window seat running the length of this bedroom or a bunch of dressers that nobody uses. Camilla (#8) lives behind a mysterious closed door. There’s few other indications about the layout of this floor so I like to think Camilla has the biggest bedroom all to herself, and that she’s smart enough to keep the door closed when Entrepreneur #16 decides to film the place she lives for the entire internet to see.
Floor 4: Just a fucking mess of dividers and skylights. Treya (#9) and Andrew (#10) are battling for space, with a divider “hallway” between them so the rest of the house can access the patio through one set of French doors. Poor Riley (#11) is forced to climb an unsecured step latter propped against the wall of a closet to go to bed. Georgie (#12) and Emma (#13) of “Grind Central” are probably the smartest behind Camilla, because they have a huge space to themselves and a divider for privacy. The TikTokker Will (#14), Justin (#15), and Jackie (#16) have this HUGE space that could have slept 6 or 8 Big Brother/America’s Next Top Model style, but Jackie has Camilla tied for smarts, claiming the raised platform of the former movie room as their own, using the dividers to forge themselves a semi-private sleeping space with no pass-through traffic and THREE windows looking out on the city.
Think this looks great? Don’t worry, there’s a spare mattress on top of the closet in Grind Central ready for you to be roommate #17!
(Somebody with Sims skills please build this and reorganize things to show these entrepreneurs they don’t have to live this way).
- This is 224 E 83rd in Manhattan, and a floorplan is available online (matches up pretty well with the one above)
- The rent is listed at 18k for this place, so despite cramming 16 people in here, they still pay over 1k each if they split it evenly. I really hope Riley is not paying 1k for this.
- I successfully reorganized this household in the Sims to sleep EIGHTEEN entrepreneurs
For the English speakers, it’s “bite” but written out as if someone’s saying it with their mouth full
As translator, I firmly suggest this post remains free to the public, but thank you for your generous appraisal nonetheless
Still can’t quite believe that Yaz and Graham were main characters on the same show for two whole seasons and yet they hardly ever spoke to each other. There’s even an episode (Praxeus) where they are sent off on a mission together and they barely said two words to each other.
It’s also crazy how Yaz is now going to be the third longest running companion of NuWho and yet she’s never had a single heart to heart chat with the Doctor. We’ve never really seen these two bond and become close. Pretty much all their interaction have been just Yaz asking questions while the Doctor explains things.
That’s the problem with this entire era, it keeps telling these character are close, they’re family, they have these strong bonds, but never put in any of the leg work to establish those bonds. No matter what Chibnall might keep trying to tell us, Thirteen just doesn’t have the closeness with any of her companions that previous Doctors have had with all of their’s.
I know some will say that this is deliberate and Thirteen is meant to be keeping her companions at a distance to avoid getting hurt again, but it just doesn’t not feel that way. This does not feel intentional because the show never does anything with this idea. The companions never push back against the Doctor efforts to keep them at a distance. It just does not seem at all interested in developing any kind of meaningful relationship between the Thirteen and her companions. We’ve gone from those relationships being the very heart of the show to just something that might be happening in a spin-off book, but the show itself doesn’t really have time for right now.
I’m sorry, but if the point of the Thirteenth Doctor is that she constantly keep her companion at a distance, never bonds with them in any meaningful way, and the show never has any interest in really exploring that idea in depth and just keeps it as the status quo then that is a very bad point.
Rayssa Leal, the youngest athlete to represent Brazil in the history of the Olympic Games at age 13, with Tony Hawk via instagramSix years ago he introduced me to the world of skateboarding by sharing my video wearing a fairy costume. Today, he filmed me at the Olympics.
This is all so amazing, I’m living a dream! ❤️🥰
Thank you @tonyhawk to being so kidding and always motivating me.
“Loki grew up in a palace, and he’s very balletic, the way he fights. It’s very graceful and very beautiful. Whereas Sylvie, she’s had to be on the run and live and grow up in an apocalypse. So, I always think of her a bit like a feral cat, the way she fights. You almost expect her to bite someone.” - Kate Herron, Director of LOKI (2021 - )
Occasionally forget people genuinely think capitalism is thousands of years old
One time I was talking about Robin Hood with some coworkers and one guy was like “he was bad because the people he helped learned to expect handouts” and I wanted to be like… okay can you explain how that flawed capitalist propaganda applies to feudalism
reminder that capitalism was literally invented in the 16th century
That’s an exaggeration. What was invented in the 16th century was mercantilism. Capitalism really dates for the beginning of the nineteenth century, with the rise of industry and cash crops over artisans and merchants. Vulture capitalism, with the notion that companies have no duties other than generating profit, is even younger.
Capitalism is only 200 years old and I have to say, they have not been an impressive 200 years
I think a lot of this comes from the fact that most people don’t know the formal definition of capitalism. We all know the word, we’ve all seen the jokes, but very few people bother to actually define it unless they’re talking about political theory and philosophy, so it’s easy to end up with the impression that Capitalism = Money Can Be Exchanged For Goods And Services.
Capitalism is the economic system where most of the means of production (i.e. everything people need to have to make the stuff that everyone wants) are owned by private individuals or corporations, who then hire people to provide the labor necessary to produce things, with the intent of selling the output at a profit. It’s the difference between “you’re a carpenter and you make a chair and you sell it” and “you’re Richard Q. Richington who owns a chair factory, and you pay people to sell the chairs you paid other people to make and then all the excess money goes back to you.” There have been Richard Q. Richingtons on and off throughout history, but that being the norm for every single industry is a pretty recent development.
“stop post+ from happening fill out this survey sign this petition do a log out protest” listen ive been here since 2011 that’s not how anything on this website works. whether or not you do these things post+ will stay, make little to no money for the website bc nobody uses it except self-important funnyman bloggers and instagram influencer wannabees, and slowly degrade as lack of maintinence from an underpaid staff brings it to complete obsolescence. Let nature run her course 😌
If indigenous ppl are talking about their struggles and how systematic oppression effect them and your immediate response is “I’m not American, it’s not like that here in (Insert country)” you’re a racist. There’s indigenous ppl where you live, no matter where you are. The Ainu of Japan, the Sámi of Europe, the indigenous Palestinians, the Äynu in China, the First Nations of Canada, the Khoeisans of South Africa, Maoli of Hawaii and many more. Stop denying indigenous ppls’ existence.
do please tell me about the indigenous english population and how oppressed they are
Do English ppl genuinely not recognise that they still occupy the six counties or what
‘indigenous english population’ - meaning the celts.
the celtic people who lost their religious practices, languages and freedoms to the english. whose land was taken over by the english. who still, to this day, are fighting for the freedom to govern separately to the english (particularly the irish & scottish).
that’s literally textbook oppression and colonisation. people on tumblr dot com have truly never read a history book in their lives
also to clarify: indigenous means ‘ originating or occurring naturally in a particular place’. It does not mean that all indigenous populations are POC (although most are). An indigenous population does not have to be a different colour from the hegemonic population to be oppressed. being culturally distinct in language, religion and traditions makes them different from the hegemonic population.
“Prince and Princess of Wales” wasn’t a title willingly handed over to the English monarchs by the Welsh. It was taken over after Edward I killed the actual Prince of Wales.
The English used to hang anyone they found playing traditional music in Scotland and Ireland. They also did their damndest to wipe out the native languages of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Cornish and Manx are considered “revived” languages. (I’m not sure if the French ever tried to get rid of Breton, but that’s a Celtic language I know is actively spoken in Brittany).
Going back further, in the years after Hastings, William I held genocidal campaigns and used a scorched Earth policy in the North of England.
In more current news, despite the Welsh having their own Parliament and laws where they make Covid-19 regulations for the country, it’s a regular occurrence for English folks to disregard them and try to go maskless when visiting Wales.