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I really dig watching, and learning about, obscure handcrafts and industries from days of yore. In fact, I think I want to spend much of this lazy Sunday watching such things on YouTube. Got any to recommend? (Inspired by today's FPP about bell tuning
“You don’t have to [start an Etsy shop],” I assured her. “You can do something you love, just because you love it.” And suddenly the sentence that both of us needed to hear came out of my mouth: “You don’t have to monetize your joy.”
"Hello my name is Paul, I have a PhD in physics and thanks to a random brain freeze forgot the word for photon so had to call it a “shiny crumb” in front of my colleagues 😐" Other people chimed in with their own mis-, er mal-, um…wrong-word things
In 2009, a secret Facebook group called the Ligue du LOL (The League of LOL), led by young French male journalists, started harassing fellow journalists, writers, bloggers and activists - predominantly targeting women and minorities
), disrupting the lives and ruining the careers of their victims through barrages of sexist, racist and homophobic insults, pornographic montages, prank calls, and Twitter-coordinated attacks, online and IRL. The existence of the group was revealed last week, resulting in a flood of heartbreaking testimonies (megathread on r/feminisme
(in French)), and in an intense bout of soul-searching in the progressive French media: not only the victims had been ignored before last week, but most of the Ligue
members are now prominent journalists in major left-wing publications.
This Person Does Not Exist
is a single-serving website that does only one thing: algorithmically generate fake human faces. Refresh for more.
is a First Nations classically trained tenor, musician, and composer whose debut album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa [Youtube playlist]
, sung entirely in the "severely endangered" language of Wolastoqey, won the 2018 Polaris Prize
, which is awarded annually to the best full-length Canadian music album. You can watch him perform a stunning medley of his album
at the Polaris Gala, and accept the prize
. Dutcher is a Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) member of the Tobique First Nation, and his album is based on traditional Wolastoqiyik songs, often sampling century-old wax cylinder recordings of his ancestors' singing, to devastatingly beautiful effect.
We splurged in a spectacular sound system and have been rediscovering music. What are some mind-blowing tracks?
I'm looking for a guide for when to give those key life lessons talks to a kid. Obviously the sex talk is on the onset of puberty. But what about the rest of them? Bullying. Racism. Telling the truth. Did someone ever make a list of all of these and what ages you're supposed to dole out your wisdom for them? If not, help me make the comprehensive list.
May eats jam
, ignores charts
, and steers
the 'good ship
, a few Labour
jump ship, possibly copied
by a few Conservatives. Airbus, via Politico:
“...we will have to look at future investments” and the Bank of America
and German companies
also paddle away (not on FlyBMI
), as does Ratcliffe
but not the wannabe captain
. But people coming aboard may include expats
needing the NHS
. A national humbling
? Back on the high
seas, Gavin's latest
China and Gibralter is tense
. Choppy waters
, no investigation
, only storm forecasts
for Northern Ireland, and for Porsche-desiring
MeFites. Irish Times
: “...we can also glimpse an image of ourselves no longer ruling the waves.” (title
In 1980, Robert Faurisson, the late father figure
of Holocaust revisionism, sent fellow denier Jean-Claude Pressac
, a Nazism-obsessed pharmacist, to the archives of the Auschwitz Museum. Faurisson wanted him to find proof of his theories, but Pressac, immersed in the archives of the SS Construction management Office
, found instead irrefutable proof of the use of the gas chambers as a tool of mass murder. Breaking with Faurisson, Pressac kept on investigating and eventually published in 1989 Auschwitz: Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers
), an extensive, meticulously researched monography. In the postface
, Pressac chronicles the tormented path that led him from being a "travelling companion" of revisionism to being an authoritative Holocaust historian. He later worked on Russian archives until his death in 2003.
Help me gain a better understanding of how my body works!
What are some dead-simple dinner ideas? Looking for stuff that’s even easier than the “Easy 30-minute Weeknight Dinner” listicles, due to laziness, burnout, small kitchen, and temporary weird living conditions. There are 2 of us and we eat meat but no seafood. Sadly we don't have a crock pot or Instapot.
I am watching Star Trek: Discovery and: those are some fine-looking uniforms!
Such a pretty blue, nice high collar, sparkly bits, unisex. I’ve been thinking how cool it would be if I could wear something kind of like a Star Fleet uniform? And yet, not look like I’m cosplaying, or in pajamas.