Author Archives: BEG

what sparks joy?

You might be puzzled as to why a post about the current trend #konmari is categorized in Fighting Bigotry. But I think this article lays out the case quite well. Confession time for me: Yes I do spend time reorganizing … Continue reading

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Ten Weeks to the Brexit Cliff

Dang, y’all have less than ten weeks to avoid falling off the Hard Brexit scenario. I know you do your national elections in like six weeks, but do  y’all have enough time here to agree to another referendum or what? … Continue reading

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Dump Lasseter; hire five women for each complaint against him

I’m actually quite serious about that. Fuck him. He blew his chances and he torched other women’s careers with his bullshit. Let other women shine. Give other animators a chance to show their stuff. No one is irreplaceable. Don’t do … Continue reading

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Brexit vote, Jan 15

I am so confused. I mean, I’ve been following news of Brexit as best as I can this side of the pond, and I’m sure Трамп baffles people equally on the other, but…holy hell you guys, what’s going on over … Continue reading

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whoa! 10.0 floor routine

Spotted on twitter. I tracked it down to this youtube clip for better and larger viewing: UCLA Gymnastics on Twitter UCLA Gymnastics on Twitter “A 🔟 isn’t enough for this floor routine by @katelyn_ohashi. 🔥 https://t.co/pqUzl7AlUA” Source: twitter.com/uclagymnastics/status/1084325320935657472 Like 0

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some fun stuff

So one of the things about getting the boot from ol’ Google Plus is exploring some of the other stuff out there, in an attempt to keep up with people I’ve met there. No matter what, we’re going to disperse … Continue reading

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dragonflies are so cool…

I love dragonflies for many reasons: they’re fast, quick, probably pound for pound the best arial predator. They are also deaf. Apparently, when they migrate, it’s a multi-generational project. I can’t quite wrap my head around this idea. Can you … Continue reading

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2018 in quick review

Definitely worth a read. From pop culture to politics, there were a lot of firsts. Sandra Oh became the first Asian actress to be nominated for an Emmy. Beyoncé became the first black woman to headline Coachella. Rashida Tlaib became … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism: Jan 6–12

The government of the United States is not a bargaining chip. A president cannot close the government when he doesn’t get his way, and then offer to open it as a concession when he does. That would not be a … Continue reading

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Pick one! Pick several! Just…something!

But seriously, read through. It also gives you an idea of the “state of the union”… where we are online. And there are some really good tips in here.  Plus they do start off with a top ten and then … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism: Jan 1-5

“In the United States of North America, every independent movement of the workers was paralysed so long as slavery disfigured a part of the Republic. Labour cannot emancipate itself in the white skin when in the black it is branded.” … Continue reading

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I’ll live forever!

People who read live longer than those who don’t, Yale researchers say The benefits of reading should not be understated, even when it comes to living a longer life. A new study finds that reading books in particular returns cognitive … Continue reading

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Exit Jerry Brown, Governor of California

I met Jerry Brown back in the seventies, as a Girl Scout on a field trip. He met us on the stairs of the government building, shook our hands, and sent us off on a tour of the building which … Continue reading

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Taco Bell employees call cops on deaf man for trying to order using his phone

You know, I once had a whole mob of people furious at me at an airport because my flight had been cancelled and I was trying to find out what the PA system was saying, while everyone else was queuing … Continue reading

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Likeability is dogwhistle for sexism

Indeed. The fact is that Elizabeth Warren is likable. She speaks frankly and in moral terms, avoiding the cajoling sliminess of politicians such as the reptilian Texas senator Ted Cruz, or her probable Democratic primary opponent, New Jersey senator Cory … Continue reading

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