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  • princeofnerds
    24.06.2021 - 21 minutes ago

    Arnold Schwarzenegger: *walks into Paddy’s Pub* 

    “Tell Frank I’m back”

    #Twins (1988) was on last night #didn't really like it #I turned it off after about 5 minutes #but my brain immediately came up with this #It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia #my posts
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  • schraubd
    24.06.2021 - 49 minutes ago

    The Coda to the Israeli-American Food Truck Fiasco

    (Previous posts here and here)

    Eat Up the Borders, which ignited a firestorm of criticism after uninviting an Israeli-American immigrant food truck from its festival, has issued an apology.

    It is, I think, a good apology. It provides relevant context, while making absolutely clear that they own their mistake and affirming their absolute intention to keep working with Moshava Philly in the future. While the apology is primarily -- an appropriately -- directed at Moshava and the Jewish community, it also at one point extends its apology to "the Jewish and Palestinian communities." I've seen some people push on this -- why the apology to Palestinians? -- but I don't have any particular problem. Eat Up the Borders made its own mistake, and yet Palestinians are having it imputed to them. To the extent Eat Up the Borders dragged them into a mess of their own creation, it's fine to apologize for that.

    More broadly: apologies are important, and we should be encouraging Eat Up the Borders for doing so here. It's hard to apologize, and harder still when you know that many won't accept the apology and many others will be furious that one deigned to apologize at all. Sometimes it's paradoxically more comfortable sitting with obvious, outright antisemitism -- there is a weird sense of relief in finding a situation where everyone knows this was not okay, and there is the temptation to continue sitting in that comfortable position of righteous anger than to transition to the far more precarious, vulnerable, and uncertain posture of trying to grow forward. 

    This is a temptation that must be resisted. If we want people to apologize and work to do better, one needs to respond favorably when they earnestly try to do so. Positive reinforcement is good! And this, I'd note, has been the consistent tone taken by Moshava Philly, which has been emphatic that likes Eat Up the Borders, thinks they do good work, wants to continue working with them, and thinks this was a mistake they'll learn and grow from. If one refuses to allow for that possibility, one cannot hold oneself out as an ally to Moshava Philly.

    In other thoughts: It was notable that, once this story broke into the mainstream, one spotted very few defenders of the decision to expel Moshava Philly. Obviously, they exist and one could find them if one looked, but the usual suspects remained pretty quiet and the slightly-less usual suspects tended to use this as a case of "here's an example of where a 'boycott' goes too far." So that's notable. 

    Those who did come out in defense of the expulsion -- JVP's Swarthmore branch was probably the highest-profile case I saw -- really did a sterling job of demonstrating how BDS, at least for that camp of fundamentalist, is about objecting to Israelis existing in any form or capacity. Eater Philadelphia got a quote -- one of the first I've seen -- from one of the persons who initially put pressure on the festival to cut ties with Moshava Philly based on the view that its food was "appropriated Palestinian food that they’re marketing as Israeli food" and therefore "contributes to the marginalization and erasure of Palestinian culture" (as Ron Kampeas notes, when it comes to the food in question, this is both historically illiterate and erasive of Middle Eastern Jewish history).

    But the flailing effort to find something -- anything -- that supposedly rendeered their targeting of Moshava Philly something more than just naked national origin discrimination made them look more ridiculous than righteous. A popular move was to claim that "moshava" means "settlement" (it means something like "small village", which, yes, most thesauruses would say is a synonym for "settlement", but not in the sense referred to here). Others poured over social media to find basic statements of pride in being Israeli or love of their country to present as mortal sins (Manny's in San Francisco endured a similar strategy). One "collective", for example, made the shocking discovery that a product that Moshava Philly sold had its origin in a farm which the proprietor began working on "illegally" in 1993 (the intended implication being that it was from an illegal West Bank settlement). Even that six-degrees-of-Kevin-Bacon tag fell apart when it was discovered that the farm in question was in pre-48 Israel (who knew that BDSers had so much respect for Israeli property law!), at which point they showed their whole self by declaring flatly that "It’s all a settlement: Tel Aviv is a settlement just like Havot Ma’on, or Kiryat Arba." So yeah, that's who we're dealing with.

    Ultimately, this story ends on an optimistic note. The festival apologized. The promise to keep working with Moshava Philly was secured, and it appears neither grudging nor coerced. Moshava Philly has been very vocal about how humbled they've been from the outpouring of support they've received. Few, if any, mainstream actors did anything but say "this was wrong". Those are all good things. We can be happy about those good things, and work to build on them -- and it looks like both Moshava Philly and Eat Up the Borders are committed to doing so.

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  • philly-news
    24.06.2021 - 56 minutes ago

    Weather, Women's 400 Hurdles Set to Sizzle in Track Trials' Final Weekend

    Weather, Women’s 400 Hurdles Set to Sizzle in Track Trials’ Final Weekend

    Dalilah Muhammad has all the prestigious credentials: Reigning world champion. Defending Olympic gold medalist. World record holder. Despite that, she doesn’t always grab top billing in one of the most competitive races in track and field — the women’s 400-meter hurdles. The reason — Sydney McLaughlin, the 21-year-old phenom who has been on Muhammad’s heels for most of the past few seasons and…

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  • addc10
    24.06.2021 - 2 hours ago

    The Union has the best social media @ me

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  • mcsawyer
    24.06.2021 - 2 hours ago

    SO NOONE WAS GONNA TELL ME ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW..? I HAD TO FIND IT ON MY OWN?

    #glenn knows he made a gay character #its basically canon #this is a game changer #dennis reynolds#dennis#iasip #its always sunny #its always sunny in philadelphia #glenn howerton
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  • megthomas24601
    24.06.2021 - 2 hours ago

    Phallus at the art museum. What she gonna do?

    #Phallus#Art#Modern Art #philadelphia museum of art #PMA#Art History
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  • dailyfresh-za
    24.06.2021 - 4 hours ago

    Blink-182 Founder Battle Gun – NBC10 Philadelphia

    Blink-182 Founder Battle Gun – NBC10 Philadelphia

    Blink-182 sent disturbing news on Wednesday when founding member Mark Hoppus tweeted that he had cancer. Hoppas formed Blink, as originally known in the early 90’s, with fellow San Diego County, California, native and original singer Tom DeLonge, and drummer Travis Barker. In his tweet, the bassist / singer said he had been on chemotherapy for the past three months because of his cancer. “It’s…

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  • dailyfresh-za
    24.06.2021 - 5 hours ago

    Buckingham Palace Announces Ethnic Workforce – NBC10 Philadelphia

    Buckingham Palace Announces Ethnic Workforce – NBC10 Philadelphia

    Buckingham Palace first released figures on the ethnic composition of its staff after the Duke of Sussex and the Duchess claimed racism in the royal family. The Royal Households said Thursday that 8.5% of its staff came from ethnic minorities, but the target for next year is 10%. According to the latest census data, ethnic minorities make up about 13% of the UK’s population. Staffing figures were…

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  • gleeincorrectquotes
    23.06.2021 - 5 hours ago

    Sue : What the hell is that?!

    Sam : [Holding a baby] It’s a baby I found in the trash.

    Sue : Well put it back, it doesn’t belong to you!

    #source: its always sunny in philadelphia #sue sylvester#sam evans#glee #incorrect glee quotes #incorrect quotes
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  • thatflyersfan
    23.06.2021 - 5 hours ago

    Now. Just think about this. Simon says..... but make it ✨spicey✨. With Nolan mooother foooking Patrick.

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  • emberphantom
    23.06.2021 - 6 hours ago
    #allison answers shit #allisonny in philadelphia #<- twas you who coined this tag btw! #sunny asks#macdennis
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  • schlock-luster-video
    23.06.2021 - 6 hours ago

    Today in drama / sports movie history: on June 23, 1977 Rocky debuted in Argentina.

    Here's some Sylvester Stallone art to mark the occasion!

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  • thornescratch
    23.06.2021 - 7 hours ago

    “CHECK HIS HAIR!”

    We love some petty kings good-naturedly teasing their former teammate.

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  • emberphantom
    23.06.2021 - 7 hours ago
    #allison answers shit #allisonny in philadelphia #they own smash too bc duh #and idk one of the zelda games probably #macdennis
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  • livefromphilly
    23.06.2021 - 7 hours ago
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