We haven’t decided whether we can call these facilities “concentration camps” yet, but a lot of people with ready access to toothpaste and soap are busy arguing about it.— Dana Stevens
Some women have
wait thirty minutes after eating
and check the safety
Those women are likely up to something.
I would hope so.
Of appeal to a niche audience at this point. I'm in that niche.
Many of the performers mentioned in this book were still alive when became a jazz lover and I was fortunate to get to hear them. I enjoyed the addition of context to my memories of them performing late in their careers.
On Goodreads this book seems to have elicited a somewhat ambivalent response in a number of readers, a common criticism being that it was boring or tedious.
I did not find it so. It was for me, a read that required a number of pauses for contemplation, but I found it thoroughly enjoyable. I especially enjoyed Chapter Six, At the Identity Spa. I took some time to investigate a number of the artistic works that Busch references and found that process enjoyable as well.
The idea of privacy is intrinsic to the jardin secret. Possession, ownership and intimacy may all come into it, and it may be erotic, but not necessarily. Implicit in the jardin secret is that small personal histories need not be shared; that human experience and imagination are sometimes a matter of private intentions, actions, or rewards; and that social exchange and shared experience may also depend on having this deep well of privacy.
– Akiko Busch, How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency
There is a meme circulating the socials today celebrating the heroism of Kendrick Castillo.
He is a hero beyond measure, and I agree with the sentiment of burying the names of those who seek notoriety by dealing death.
And yet, I have mixed feelings about it.
How to Listen to Jazz by Ted Gioia
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A great book for novices but worth the read for aficionados as well. I enjoy discovering what others find interesting about the things I love.
Gioia's knowledge of jazz is boundless, but it's his love and enthusiasm for the music that shines through here.
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Republican Meme Fantasy World: Ha ha ha! Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is SO dumb! She said wrong stuff! Ha ha ha what a dummy!
Reality: Republicans that step to her get their asses handed back on platters like quivering pale Jello.
Big fat low end sound and two amazing voices.
I got all my favorite flavors so Ketogenesis here I come. I don't know why they put a cat picture on the can but it's cute I guess.
The yellow arrow points to my rooms. Inside the rooms is a cat. As it has been fed, the cat has no current concerns about where I might be.
Yep. Keep those donations flowing folks. Just because Oliver North is an actual zombie doesn't mean he shouldn't get fair compensation. If we lose Dana Loesch who's going to shower us with rage spit?
Since we don’t often see the treatment side of the opioid crisis, a new campaign from 72andsunny and M SS NG P ECES streamed the first three days of a woman’s detox in Astor Place. The resulting PSA, “Treatment Box,” is hard to look away from.
In this modern world you have to be a special kind of asshole to lobby for the right to participate in something like this. This isn't about culling, or conservation management or any of the other bullshit reasons rich jerks travel to another country for the pleasure of shooting things.
Sky Ryders of the late 1970s and early 1980s may remember a piece called "Threshold." The corps performed it as an opener in 1979.
Mariano Pascual's website is a tribute to avoiding convention.
The site’s success lies not in its fancy tricks and hidden Easter eggs – although these are top-notch – but in its immediate impact and speed of communication. “I came up with this operating system that I think is a great way to show my work because you can have an idea of my style as soon as you pop onto the website,” Mariano adds, “Actually you don’t need to see any of my projects to have an idea of my skills… the website turned out to be a piece of art itself.”
The quality of the markup alone is enough to get me to spend some time here, but even if you are not a designer or developer you'll have some fun.
Also have a look Pascual's design partner site achos! Scroll over the words in the intro text and don't forget to have a look at the source code.
!!WARNING!! the scrolling sound effect on achos! is NSFW!!
Take a deep breath and immerse yourself in Alaska's pristine wilderness--the perfect place to meditate. Here in Katmai National Park, you'll hear birds calling to one another while the waters of the Brooks River cascade over Brooks Falls, slowing to a soothing whisper downstream. Watch as the mist rises above the river in the early morning sunshine and bears wade into the water to fish. You'll get an underwater view of salmon swimming upstream, while owls and eagles observe from their perches above. Watch as tiny cubs amble after their mothers, moose disappear into the tall grasses, and the sun sets on another breathtaking day in Alaska, a fitting preview to the stunning nighttime display of the Northern Lights.
This is a fantastic report on the conditions and science of fighting large brush fires. The write up is excellent if you don't have time to listen to the whole podcast.
Often it's not the fire but the flying embers that burn homes. Burned homes are often found surrounded by unburned trees and brush.
A teacher from Cincinnati set a record for a west-east crossing after coping with a dozen capsizes, damaged electronics and difficulties eating.
What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
—the Principal, Billy Madison