Eurydice Dixon and the sexism of the system – Solidarity Online
"'Starting a conversation' about domestic violence, as Turnbull claimed he wanted to in 2015, is a much cheaper option than doing anything to stop it. Unlike funding the social services women need to secure their independence outside relationships or marriage, 'starting a conversation' is free."
eurydice_dixon  solidarity.net.au  australia  murder  rape  sexism  2010s  2018  amy_thomas  malcolm_turnbull  essay  violence  society 
22 days ago
27 Memes That’ll Make All Capricorns Feel Targeted
not all of these are good and who knowz about the multiple-sign-combo ones, but hey... I'm a Capricorn

and #5 is too close to home :-(
buzzfeed.com  list  meme  image  funny  zodiac  capricorn  personality  social_media 
22 days ago
A Woman’s Work: Home Economics* (*I Took Woodworking Instead)
"It started with me doing all the work to find the apartment and negotiate the lease, laying out the full deposit myself, doing the repairs myself before we moved in, and then, once we had moved in, paying for household items he didn’t prioritize, like a sturdy, airtight trash bin that wouldn’t attract roaches or fall apart after six months."
longreads.com  emotional_labor  labor  caregiver  cartoon  comic  illustration  drawing  artist  relationship  age  aging  carolita_johnson  time  feminism  money  cancer  debt  patriarchy  work  michael_crawford  grief  life 
24 days ago
Townes Van Zandt - Second Lovers Song - YouTube
don't want tears from you
Don't build your love on shame
All that we've done is through
And all we can do remains
My lady can't you see
I love not jealously

<3
townes_van_zandt  song  music  audio  country  folk  1969  1960s  our_mother_the_mountain  love  youtube 
9 weeks ago
5-10-15-20 | Pitchfork
might as well go through these. Jarvis C brought me here
*to_read  music  list  memory  musician  interview  song  growing_up  archive  pitchfork.com  writer 
april 2018
PEBKAC - Wiktionary
purportedly deployed in a kind way by metafilter mod
pebkac  wiktionary  definition  acronym  phrase  problem  keyboard  computer  insult  funny 
april 2018
Wow, Bob Mackey! on Twitter: "doing deep Simpsons research and noticing a LOT of notes from MG about removing racist/ableist/homophobic jokes… "
aw. current writers should take notes.

(I have now not-watched The Simpsons for 2x as long as I did-watch it, with the exception of episodes circa 2016 playing in the laundromat)
bobservo  simpsons  notebook  criticism  editing  matt_groening  writer  writing  tv  1990s  culture  racism  handwriting 
april 2018
Iran's blogfather: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are killing the web | Technology | The Guardian
"You’re encouraged to post one single hyperlink and expose it to a quasi-democratic process of liking and plussing and hearting. But links are not objects, they are relations between objects. This objectivisation has stripped hyperlinks of their immense powers.
...
"Some networks, like Twitter, treat hyperlinks a little better. Others are far more paranoid. Instagram – owned by Facebook – doesn’t allow its audiences to leave whatsoever. You can put up a web address alongside your photos, but it won’t go anywhere. Lots of people start their daily online routine in these cul-de-sacs of social media, and their journeys end there. Many don’t even realise they are using the internet’s infrastructure when they like an Instagram photograph or leave a comment on a friend’s Facebook video. It’s just an app.

"But hyperlinks aren’t just the skeleton of the web: they are its eyes, a path to its soul. And a blind webpage, one without hyperlinks, can’t look or gaze at another webpage – and this has serious consequences for the dynamics of power on the web."
guardian  blog  blogging  culture  2008  2000s  2010s  smartphone  2015  iran  link  internet  social_media  prisoner  power  radical  noise  surveillance  government  hossein_derakhshan 
april 2018
Fred Ho - Wikipedia
American jazz baritone saxophonist, composer, bandleader, playwright, writer and Marxist social activist
fred_ho  biography  wiki  wikipedia  musician  writer  activism  marxism  侯维翰  1980s  1990s  2000s  jazz  saxophone  asian-american 
april 2018
Kitchen sink realism - Wikipedia
aka all those films that made me buy a Film Forum membership.
genre  realism  1950s  1960s  art  literature  film  theater  british  u.k.  writing  definition  anger  disillusionment  wiki  wikipedia 
april 2018
Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...)
Advanced Audio Coding (aac), Apple Lossless Audio Codec (alac), Audio Interchange File Format (aif / aifc / aiff), Direct Stream Digital Audio (dsf), Free Lossless Audio Codec (flac), Matroska (mka / mkv), Monkey's Audio (ape), Mpeg Layer 3 (mp3), MPEG-4 (mp4 / m4a / m4b / m4v / iTunes), Musepack (mpc), Ogg Vorbis (ogg), IETF Opus (opus), OptimFROG (ofr / ofs), Speex (spx), Tom's Audio Kompressor (tak), True Audio (tta), Windows Media Audio (wma), WavPack (wv), WAV (wav)
software  mp3tag.de  tag  mp3  audio  editor  sound  information  metadata  music 
march 2018
STEPHEN BOYD - ONLY HUMAN - YouTube
#TerraceHouse

totally got caught by this as Hanさん's theme song
stephen_boyd  youtube  audio  music  pop  rock  soundtrack  tv  terrace_house  ballad 
march 2018
古井戸 - Wikipedia
加奈崎芳太郎と仲井戸麗市のフォークデュオ

ろくでなし、何もやる事なしー
wiki  wikipedia  fluid  furuido  古井戸  ふるいど  japanese  band  musician  日本語  duo  folk  加奈崎芳太郎  yoshitaro_kanazaki  仲井戸麗市  reichi_nakaido  1970s 
february 2018
Defenestration - Wikipedia
comes from the New Latin de- (out of or away from) and fenestra (window or opening).
wiki  wikipedia  defenestration  definition  prague  history  1610s  1410s  window  war 
february 2018
sad pictures for children by Ono One (deleted) — Kickstarter
"I am making the loudest sound I know how to make. I know that some people will be personally offended that I am doing this, but I am doing this in large part because our culture has developed in such a way that some of the intelligent, empathetic people who follow me will believe they feel more psychological pain because of books being burnt, their money and my attitude about them than because of the destruction of the natural world, the continuation of classist, racist, abusive patterns of behavior and representation, etc."
john_campbell  kickstarter  manifesto  writing  capitalism  money  sad_pictures_for_children  pictures_for_sad_children  comic  artist  fight  resist  privilege  herman_melville  texas  paypal  book  writer  q&a  church  calvinism  hell  fire  value  joke  change  life  social_media  internet  2000s  2010s  income  2014  breakdown 
january 2018
Da Share Z0ne: THE DEVIL'S LEVEL Card Game by Da Share Z0ne — Kickstarter
funded by a zillion percent within the first day

THE DEVIL'S LEVEL IS A CARD GAME WHERE YOU CONTROLL YOUR DEPRESSION LEVEL, HORNY LEVEL AND GENIUS LEVEL TO GET LEVELS OF 6/6/6 "THE DEVIL'S LEVEL"
kickstarter  game  card  dasharez0ne  meme  skull  skeleton  2018  2010s 
january 2018
Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories - The New York Times
"Since 1889, the General Pencil Company has been converting huge quantities of raw materials (wax, paint, cedar planks, graphite) into products you can find, neatly boxed and labeled, in art and office-supply stores across the nation: watercolor pencils, editing pencils, sticks of charcoal, pastel chalks. Even as other factories have chased higher profit margins overseas, General Pencil has stayed put, cranking out thousands upon thousands of writing instruments in the middle of Jersey City."
christopher_payne  photo  photography  image  2018  2010s  1889  1880s  nytimes  pencil  factory  new_jersey  manufacturing  general_pencil 
january 2018
'Vanilla,' Indeed | MetaFilter
this is a great roundup of stuff that's SooooooUpMyAlley
1997  1990s  2017  2010s  metafilter  metafilter.com  vanilla  one-hit-wonder  music  obscure  pop  culture  u.k.  cheesy  1980s  song  AgentRocket  link 
january 2018
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