Ephemera Worth Saving

A collection of interesting things I've found on the internet that I hoard here like a raccoon keeps shiny objects.

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Give Me Fiction

Last year I did I wrote a short story for Ivan Hernandez‘s show, Give Me Fiction.

Give Me Fiction

I can’t remember the last time I was asked to write a story, and the whole experience was challenging, but also pretty fun. You can check out the story I wrote below and you can also hear the whole show here.

Immortality with a Side of Bacon.
(With apologies to Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

Part 1

I realized I was…

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thefatling:

Last night, a good friend shared an essay on Facebook called “Why Jezebel Has the Wrong Approach to Feminism, Period” by Kyria Abrahams. Like most women my age, I have a love-hate relationship with the Gawker site that promises “Celebrity, Sex, Fashion for Women. Without Airbrushing.” Leaving…

courtingcomedy:

12/18. SF Weekly’s Comics to Watch Showcase @ Cobb’s Comedy Club. 7:30pm. $18. Tickets Available: Here

I’m in this too. My picture didn’t make the flier, I guess maybe cause they didn’t wanna make the other comics look bad?

tedx:

In this gut-wrenching talk, Sergeant Andrew Chambers shares the haunting story of his time in Iraq and the tough transition home that landed him in jail. It’s a powerful testimony to the struggle our soldiers face when they come home, and the tragic ways that they can be denied the help they need. 

For any veterans who need help, you can find a list of resources here. Among them, the Wounded Warrior Project does outstanding work with wounded vets. 

For anyone looking to support a veteran, we encourage you to heed Chambers’s advice: "Find a veteran and listen to his story. A lot of us just need somebody to talk to." 

Watch the full talk here.

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medievalpoc:

Fieravino Francesco Il Maltese

Allegory of Music

Italy (c. 1670s)

Oil on Canvas, 78 x 112 cm.

The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University

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Every so often, I come across a painting that simultaneously steals my breath away and fills me with outrage that I have never seen it before.

This is absolutely one of those paintings.

My game show is back from the dead, and it feels like it’s new all over again! It’s at the Cynic Cave on the 27th of this month (September) and it’s going to be awesome.

Also- I’m continuing the tradition started by Marga Gomez by bringing more amazingcom…

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A Funny Night for Comedy- TBD

The Actors’ Theatre has closed its doors and so we’re looking for a new home.

As soon as we do,…

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theclearlydope:

I’ve noticed the porn industry all have similar covers too. 

tastefullyoffensive:

Overused Movie Poster Cliches [via]

Previously: Movie Posters Recreated with Comic Sans and Clip Art

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Anarchist communities often value and revere “back to the land” attitudes. They fetishize a world after the industrial collapse where we are all riding our bikes everywhere and growing our own food. But that’s not a world I can live in. As a person with a disability, I depend on technology to keep me alive. I depend on my hearing aid, and my mobility chair. I depend on my perscription (sic) drugs to keep my immune system from destroying my spine. I can’t afford to “fuck cars and ride my bike.” Anarchist communities who celebrate able bodies, have bonding and strategizing events in inaccessible locations, adopt mantras like “racism is a DISEASE” and “The revolution will not be motorized” are not welcoming or safe places for me. These ideas of what revolution mean are exclusive, and borrow heavily from eugenicist idealogy. They are rarely criticized, because PWDs (people with disabilities) are humiliated by dominant culture AND by most anarchist culture. It’s not a revolution unless everyone is invited.

Wren A.

THIS SO MUCH THIS

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This is basically the killer argument against primitivism - their ideology is really incompatible with having autonomous and mobile disabled people.

(caveat: my idea of revolution doesn’t require “everyone” to be invited, but “disabled people” is obv not an exclusion I want!)

wow this is a super fucking important point and not something that gets talked about nearly enough

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yooo and this applies to people who have serioud conditions that require medications like asthma or diabetes.

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My anarchism will be intersectional and inclusive or it will be bullshit.

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Bonus: “back to the land” primitivism is often further whitewashed Noble Savage fantasy with an added dose of the implication that disability/disease are not just modern-day “weaknesses” literally tied to the corrupting and “indulgent” influence of capitalist states/the bourgeoisie, they also deracialize that argument to protect anarchist Whiteness AND get to demonize the sick/injured/disabled + advocate for their removal as an extension of class restructuring. Aka, some cultural revolution genocide shit that I am not down for.

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Had some similar thoughts while reading about anarchism lately. Seems like a lot of the ideas are tied up in white ableist privilege- and don’t take into account the very real needs that so many folks have. There are so many problems with our current systems, but if the “solution” leaves everyone who isn’t like you behind… Welp, that’s shit

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targeryan:

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SO I JUST LAUGHED FOR LIKE A YEAR.  I WATCHED THROUGH THE WHOLE SONG.  IT JUST KEPT GETTING WORSE.

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