So, this is a folklore / paranormal stuff question. I’m trying to find references to this thing that is a known thing in mr. lurker’s family and now appears to be affecting mr. lurker. I’m wondering if anyone here has heard of something similar elsewhere or knows folklore on it.
Okay, so Honey Heart asked yesterday about things that make you irrationally annoyed, but what about your perfectly righteous and rational annoyances?
This is great:
This looks like a really good lecture series.
You’re getting an excellent production of Hamlet coming your way early next year, tickets on sale soon. Ruth Negga gave a wonderfully sensitive performance as Hamlet in The Gate Theatre’s production, and it looks like the whole show is going to St. Ann’s Warehouse!
This is how to use an unexpected platform:
It’s been proven over and over that the owners of the big social media platforms give preferential treatment to right-wing hatemongers, from TERFS to actual Nazis. (And that they won’t hold Nazi speech to their terms of service . . . because that would ban a lot of elected Republicans.) But, the Irish version of this…
In other news (and we can use some good news right now), Botswana has ruled that colonial laws criminalizing gay sex violated privacy rights and human dignity.
An open letter from the Sonoma County Supervisor Lynda Hopkins to Bohemian Grove:
We’re in the middle of counting our local council and European Parliament elections right now. If you want to see how the proportional representation Single Transferable Vote (described by some as “game theory meets algebra” and beloved by Irish political wonks) works in real time, now’s a good time. I have…
Anyone want some Linguistics and Medievalists snark on Twitter? Because some rando got a ridiculous article claiming to have decoded the Voynich Manuscript past peer review in an journal unrelated to either Linguistics or Medieval studies (or cryptography for that matter). No he hasn’t decoded the damn thing.…
Dr. Safiya Noble, author of Algorithms of Oppression, has been working for a decade to show how structural racism shows up and is reinforced in search engine results. Among other things, she calls for investment in public-interest technologies, for instance less advertising-based, commercially driven search engine…
I dreamed that my MiL decided to go through and clear out my books and that I came on to find a “bookseller’s cart” outside the house but the owner gone off somewhere, and my bookshelves half empty. I spent the rest of the dream frantically going through and trying to retrieve all my books, some of them irreplaceable,…
Congratulations to Dr. Bouman and all of the people who worked with her!
This panel, Decolonizing Feminism: Transnational Solidarity for Gender and Racial Equality, looks really interesting. Unfortunately, I’m an ocean away, so I figured I’d share for anyone who can make the trip.
I hope this time the charges stick.
There’s just nothing like a mansplainer with a “Certicate in editing”[sic] sealioning to “correct” professionals about female anatomical terms. Watch him get ratioed!
Advice / calming thoughts / etc. for someone getting promoted in a scary way and about to hit paralysis? I’m a bit of a rabbit in the headlights today.
I can’t recall seeing anything about this before today, and I thought other people would be interested. So, signal boost!
There’s a lot of shit going on, so I’m sharing some good stuff in no particular order.... The Data for Black Lives conference (check out Data4BlackLives and #data4blacklives on Twitter) was on this past weekend. People involved have done a great job of communicating their scholarship for people who couldn’t get there…