If you start WW84 at 11:06, Steve Trevor will say "well shit, Diana!" 15 minutes after you miss the ball drop— Vinnie Mancuso (@VinnieMancuso1) December 31, 2020
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December 31, 2020 at 02:53PM
If you start WW84 at 11:06, Steve Trevor will say "well shit, Diana!" 15 minutes after you miss the ball drop— Vinnie Mancuso (@VinnieMancuso1) December 31, 2020
a lot of people want Louisville to be the next Nashville and it’s a great city with a lot to recommend it, but no thank you https://t.co/WfQflnTBrd— Dawn (@502eire) December 31, 2020
like this tweet if i should make a similar video reading mean tweets i get. https://t.co/XbSE6woyjh— Olivia Krauth (@oliviakrauth) January 1, 2021
Here’s the math: If the goal is to reach 80% of Americans vaccinated with a 2-dose #covid19 vaccine, it will take 10 years at our current pace. We are at 1 million vaccinations a week. To get to herd immunity by June 2021, we need to be at 3.5 million vaccinations a day. pic.twitter.com/E78e0xg10z— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) December 29, 2020
The Queen's Gambit has been viewed by 62 million people. The producer, Allan Scott, is on BBC News talking about how it took 30 years, with 9 rewrites, and every studio he showed it to said that no one would be interested in chess.— Amy Charlotte Kean (@keano81) December 28, 2020
PLEASE PERSEVERE WITH THAT THING YOU'RE MAKING
Donald Trump is the Iraq War of Presidents. In 15 years, everyone who pushed hardest for it will act like it just happened all on its own.— Jason Kander (@JasonKander) December 27, 2020
America is a place where people are infinitely more suspicious about what the $1 they gave to an unhoused person will be used for than they are about the trillion dollars we give to "defense spending" every year.— Maximillian Alvarez (@maximillian_alv) December 24, 2020
every time an actor does an interview about how they gained weight for a role they're like "honestly I just ate absolute nasty disgusting garbage for a month straight" and then they go on to describe my normal diet that I've been eating for 31 years— Rachel Wenitsky (@RachelWenitsky) December 17, 2020
There are more Trump voters in California than Texas, more Biden voters in Texas than NY, more Trump voters in NY than Ohio, more Biden voters in Ohio than Massachusetts, more Trump voters in Massachusetts than Mississippi, and more Biden voters in Mississippi than Vermont.— Randall Munroe (@xkcd) December 16, 2020
NFL Week 14: Teddy Bridgewater (Panthers) started at quarterback in a 32-27 loss to the Broncos and was 30-40 passing for 283 yards (long=32) with 0 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 4 sacks for 38 yards, and a 94.1 rating. He rushed 3 times for 31 yards (long=14) and 1 touchdown.— Kelly Dickey (@RealCardGame) December 13, 2020
1 bad game is a fluke, 2 bad games is a coincidence, 3 bad games is the truth. And everybody is a great shooter in practice.— TimboSlice (@Timg77shovel) December 12, 2020
Can’t wait for April 15 2021 when the government is like “ok time to pay us for that year where we failed you in every way imaginable and 300,000 of you died” sir i would like to cancel my subscription— eli yudin (@eliyudin) December 9, 2020
Every theory these people come up with is always so complicated. It's really quite simple as this always relevant comic lays out. pic.twitter.com/HKhc5kYYVq— bad_take_connoisseur (@TakeConnoisseur) December 1, 2020
Clowns can’t be clowns if they don’t make a spectacle of themselves.— Stephen Long (@thecolonel82) November 28, 2020
It gives me no pleasure to retweet this. But I think it’s pretty accurate. https://t.co/8kaAMHQaLT— Seth Cotlar (@SethCotlar) November 28, 2020
Every Parler screencap I’ve ever seen just screams “Whew, we finally get to just be racist” like dads no longer having to suck their bellies in at the beach.— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) November 24, 2020
Biden’s won in Michigan so many times he’s legally required to change his name to Ohio State. https://t.co/zEB2EHWdwJ— Scoops (@ejmaroun) November 23, 2020
Every time i see that “how did your art improve from the start of the pandemic up til now” art meme i cant stop think abt this tweet: pic.twitter.com/7gfJuIcdMj— ⚜️Mirre⚜️(QRT my art = 🆗!) (@Foervraengd) November 21, 2020
Some folks be acting like if the GOP does something illegal, the constitution will become sentient, walk out of the archives and physically detain Trump with no help needed from human beings. Lol— Chenjerai Kumanyika (@catchatweetdown) November 11, 2020
Dems have four years. If folks are still going bankrupt with medical bills, if students are $2 trillion in debt, if wages are still stuck at $7.25, a smooth-talking Nazi with a Harvard law degree is going to be the next president.— Joe Dunman (@JoeDunman) November 8, 2020
Oh my fucking god it’s real. The Trump team booked the wrong “four seasons” and now it all ends in a landscaping firm parking lot. Unbelievable. It should be illegal to be this happy pic.twitter.com/9myRQde4G0— Vaush (@VaushV) November 7, 2020
Can we normalize using electoral maps based on the population? pic.twitter.com/svLLD0oIOV— Tracey (@traceylross) November 5, 2020
“Remember, you do not resist your way back to comfort; you resist your way to change.” https://t.co/wr0J3fmvYS— Dawn (@502eire) November 3, 2020
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As we near the end of Plague Year One, a number of restless folks in the Louisville fandom community are making tentative plans to stage a fan convention to take the place of the late, lamented ConGlomeration. As such, my #concomlife posts have started to get some eyes again, and a few folks have asked my thoughts on reviving fan events in the Derby City.
So here it is: The Louisville Fan Convention I would start, but literally never will. (Don't ask; the answer is forever, "no.")
There were three areas of ConGlomeration that drove nearly all our attendance (we know because we surveyed our members about it): The general fandom family reunion experience; the Dealer's Room & Art Show; and the game room. If I were starting a new fan convention in Louisville, I'd focus on those three things, plus one more aspect we know is popular but never could get to be a huge part of our own event: cosplay.
Literally everything else about ConGlomeration I'd drop. And, more broadly, I'd only include things in the new fan convention that met this standard: what can fans only do in person, rather than online?
This, frankly, means an end to almost all of the programming that happened at ConGlomeration. It also likely means no Guests of Honor (one of our major expenses). Most program panels are basically live-action podcasts, often with Guests sitting in. By that, I mean I'm not seeing or hearing anything from anyone I couldn't get as well or better online, other than the mild thrill of being in the room and maybe getting an autograph (which I could also buy off eBay, or track down at a major media con, if I really wanted that). Small fan conventions can't win on the "meet a nerd celebrity" front, so I wouldn't even try to play that very expensive game.
This also isn't the 1970s or '80s when Starlog magazine was the only place to hear from geek media figures. They all have social media now, so I don't have spend three days at an airport hotel to find out what my favorite genre author or geeky TV star is really like.
I also don't need a writer's workshop; you can get that advice and join writers groups online. I don't need advice on gaming; there are how-to-play tutorials and game reviews all over YouTube. I don't even need art demos, because those are everywhere on the web. I certainly don't need movie watch-parties; thanks to online streaming, there is no obscure movie or show that I can't track down from the comfort of a web browser and then discuss online.
If I'm doing any programming at all, it would be extremely limited to very hands-on workshops, with very small groups of people, where participants could physically learn techniques for art or cosplay. I can't learn how to handle a glue gun or an airbrush just from videos; I need to hold one in my hands. But those programs would have material costs that would need to be worked out, so they need to be staged only for the most in-demand activities.
And if I'm only doing hands-on workshops, I don't need to shell out to import name guests, which was one of ConGlomeration's biggest expenses. Guests of Honor sometimes helped us draw in new members when we advertised them, but those ads performed only marginally better than just "Spend Three Days Gaming" or "Enjoy a Cosplay Weekend" ads, and only when we had a pretty well known guest like Tim Zahn or J.G. Hertzler. (Now, those guests usually paid off in the long run by showing our members a really good time, which made members want to come back, but that's an expensive investment I can replace with just executing a good convention.)
Finally, if I were to decide to stage any programs, I would have inverted the usual program process. Traditionally, people who want to run programs submit ideas, and then the Program Director chooses which ones they like and works out a schedule. That gets really challenging, especially if few of the submitted ideas are good, all the submitters want to have their panels at the same time (and won't budge), and/or the panelists want their memberships comped or to be paid extra for running a program.
Instead, I would have created the list of programs I wanted to happen, and put out a call for volunteers to stage the programs I want. For example: I want three hands-on workshops for painting gaming miniatures, at three skill levels. I'll take submissions from potential panel-runners on who could do that at the specific times I dictate in my schedule. The instructor(s) I choose from the auditions get the gig, and I'll pay them for their time (say, $10 an hour).
I'll have a budget for how many hours of programs I can afford, and I'm up front about expectations, time, and remuneration. My life gets a lot simpler when I'm taking bids on a schedule I want, rather than hoping someone creates panels for me from thin air. I start with a schedule I know I can market and, if no one bids on the panels I want, they just don't happen. That's a better, more manageable panel lineup with less work and stress.
Louisville's next fan convention should look a bit like St. James Court Art Fair for nerds. We had a pretty great art show. Artists who exhibited there also tended to make pretty good money, even without attending. They just shipped their goods in, we sold them (in exchange for about 10% of the take), and whatever didn't sell we shipped back. It worked so well that artists would exhibit with us year after year, always making money on art that was by no means cheap, but still sold.
Louisville's next convention should triple down on that, because no online experience can compare to holding Tolkien-inspired pottery in your hands or seeing hand-painted fantasy art in person. It's beautiful to look at and it makes you want to buy it all and put it in your house.
ConGlomeration also ran a very well respected charity auction via our Art Show, and handed out some well-juried art awards that were treasured on the genre circuit. Those are successful traditions well worth resurrecting -- only bigger.
The ConGlomeration Dealer Room was fairly successful and very popular, partially for the same reasons the Art Show did well: people want to see the goods in person, especially when those goods are bespoke and hand-made. Where ConGlomeration could have done better is in trying to court exactly the kind of vendors who thrive in that environment. Put another way: more custom costumes; fewer nerdy t-shirts.
The merch vendors at major media conventions are all national players selling the same Captain America sweatshirts and replica Star Trek combadges in every city (that you can also buy cheaper online). ConGlomeration was where you could find $20 crocheted dragon plushies and $400 custom leather cloaks, verify their quality and, if you didn't like any of the goods the vendor had on site, you could commission them for a custom item right then and there, haggling on price and delivery time in person.
Louisville's next fan convention should court exactly these kinds of vendors, and work to curate a Dealer Room that exhibits items you can't find at big cons or on eBay. (If I want an out-of-print game supplement, I can find it online. The only reason people bought gaming gear in our Dealer Room was because the dealer was slashing prices to clear inventory, and because some people simply can't ever resist new gaming dice.)
This makes the Dealer Room an extension of the Art Show and the cosplay emphasis discussed above, with hand-made costumes and collectibles being the majority of what is sold, and vendors understanding that they'll make as much in custom commission orders as they will selling already-made goods.
Y'all see how quickly the senate can move when power is at stake.— Phillip Atiba “Don’t Wear Blackface” Goff (@DrPhilGoff) October 27, 2020
Remember that when our lives are at stake and they say they need more time.
Racism is not, in fact, about class, either in who does it or who's affected by it. But re-branding racism as a class marker does double duty: excusing violent racists as victims while absolving middle-class and wealthy whites of any need for introspection.— Annalee (@LeeFlower) October 9, 2020
Conservatives think "the little guy" is the guy who owns the restaurant, not the 10 staff making less than minimum wage serving unmasked customers.— Mel (@melaniekmelvin) October 7, 2020
In which Werner Herzog gives the an incredible answer when asked how many languages he speaks pic.twitter.com/BOdUwiImi8— Séamas It Ever Was (@shockproofbeats) October 7, 2020
Too many of you are confused about your class status. If you can’t afford to miss a paycheck, you’re the working poor, and part of the 80% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck. If you HAVE to work to survive, you’re working class.— AshleyStevens (@The_Acumen) October 5, 2020
You are not apolitical, you are simply comfortable in the current political climate.— Bethany C. Morrow (@BCMorrow) October 6, 2020
ARTICLE: How, at the age of just 22 did this man...— Tomb Scream(hollow)man (@TNeenan) October 6, 2020
ME: Is it rich parents?
ARTICLE: ... Yeah.
If the white supremacists are on your side, you’re on the wrong side.— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) September 30, 2020
i believe it's really important to develop a reputation as someone who lives up to their commitments. And the secret to doing so is to say 'no' more often.— 👨🏻💻☕️ (@hunterwalk) September 29, 2020
I need folks to stop mixing up "polite in public" with "kind" they are not the same thing.— Jessica Mason Pieklo (@Hegemommy) September 29, 2020
If you did NOT pay more than $750 in taxes last year, you are very much a good and valuable person as long as you aren’t a fascist who lied about being a billionaire— Dawn (@502eire) September 28, 2020
This person on tiktok has developed a classification model for conspiracy theories pic.twitter.com/fFJ4ZVfeQ8— casey briggs (@CaseyBriggs) September 26, 2020
What makes this pic even more incredible is that photo hanging on the building is of Alberta Jones, first black woman prosecutor in Louisville. She was murdered and her killers were never brought to justice.... the ancestors are watching https://t.co/TfC7HqaaMr— E. Jones (@ejoneslawpolicy) September 24, 2020
Hey, film industry jobs. I think we're sitting on a new Louisville 2020 economic development strategy here ... https://t.co/gQUqSLbYqx— Chris Otts (@christopherotts) September 23, 2020
Astoundingly, after centuries, RBG will indeed be first woman to lie in state in U.S. Capitol.— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) September 22, 2020
Every day on Twitter is people falling over each other trying to dunk on the person standing under the rim with a “dunk on me” sign.— Keith Wynne (@Keith_Wynne) September 21, 2020
BookSmart: comprehensive memorization of facts w/o understanding underlying systems— 👨🏻💻☕️ (@hunterwalk) September 21, 2020
TwitterSmart: incisive glibness which doesn’t hold up to IRL application or challenge
NewsletterSmart: persuasive writer evangelizing good looking pictorial framework but which is actually wrong
The best [founders, leaders, investors] create a sense of URGENCY without creating a sense of PANIC— 👨🏻💻☕️ (@hunterwalk) September 20, 2020
hate that every brand selling things online realized no one has printers and all they had to do to prevent people from buying and returning things was to not include a return label— Casey Johnston (@caseyjohnston) September 21, 2020
The road to fascism is lined with people telling you to stop overreacting.— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) September 21, 2020
Trump is allowed to nominate a Justice right now. The GOP Senate is allowed to confirm that Justice right now. The Democrats, if they take power in November, are allowed to expand the Court. There are no rules. It's just politics now, as uncomfortable as that is for lawyers.— Sasha Samberg-Champion (@ssamcham) September 21, 2020
For those concerned about child-trafficking: the actual non-profits who work with rescuing people from trafficking say the #1 thing you can do to stop human trafficking is end homelessness. So why don’t we start work on that yeah?— Ben Lee (@benleemusic) September 20, 2020
Here’s where I’ve been for a long time: The Supreme Court of nine unelected monarchs is bad. But so is Congress, as well as most state legislatures, if you’re anyone but a rich white straight Christian man. Our legislatures are often as unrepresentative as our judges.— Joe Dunman (@JoeDunman) September 19, 2020
FYI.— Philmonger (@phillipmbailey) September 19, 2020
Judge Merrick Garland was nominated by @BarackObama to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat 237 days before the 2016 presidential election.
We are 46 days away from the 2020 presidential election.
But @GOP control the @WhiteHouse and the Senate. #RBG
“I want you to use my words against me.” An amazingly specific comment about a hypothetical that has now come to pass. https://t.co/XevYIxs6fc— Chris Otts (@christopherotts) September 19, 2020
Late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia on his good friend RGB, “Some things are more important than votes.” ❤️ pic.twitter.com/9wmA5BZuQS— Melody Murphy (@Melody_Murphy) September 19, 2020
To be clear nothing horrifying is happening. I’m just tense because middle school girls are VICIOUS.— Kiala (@Kiala) September 13, 2020
A reminder that Ursula Le Guin's writing schedule was the best writing schedule. pic.twitter.com/Al5S4OQtfj— Dr Sabina Stent (@SabinaStent) September 11, 2020
Gender reveal parties have caused more damage than all the BLM protests combined.— Mark Russell (@Manruss) September 7, 2020
It’s unsurprising—but still noteworthy—how smoothly 2A extremists shifted from fantasies of self defense against a tyrannical government to fantasies of assisting police in using force against other civilians.— Josh Block (@JoshABlock) September 5, 2020
It's true, neither Washington nor Lee would have ever worked to overthrow the state. https://t.co/aobjJoLiCF— John Scalzi (@scalzi) September 4, 2020
Clarke's Law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic— Charlie Stross (@cstross) September 1, 2020
Stross's amendment: Any sufficiently advanced technology is as internally convoluted as a biological system, and just as prone to inexplicable side-effects
Two questions every writer must ask themselves multiple times in their career are:— Jaye Wells (@jayewells) August 31, 2020
1. What are you trying to prove?
2. To whom?
I asked myself these questions recently and didn't like my answers. Time to change some things.
People say Trump is a grifter. And he is. But I don’t really think that’s how he got votes.— EveryoneGetsHatEventually (@Popehat) August 29, 2020
If David Duke tells me that a Klan shirt is 100% cotton when it’s a poly blend, and I buy the shirt, the primary reason I’m wearing a Klan shirt is not that David Duke is a grifter.
This is how MLK was depicted in 1967 to scare white Americans, in case there’s any confusion about what the strategy is. pic.twitter.com/bzHU1IDQVE— Peter Kagan (@PeterKagan) August 28, 2020
Avoid the vague "officer-involved" for shootings and other cases involving police. Be specific about what happened. If police use the term, ask: How was the officer or officers involved? Who did the shooting? If the information is not available or not provided, spell that out.— APStylebook (@APStylebook) August 25, 2020
You’ll know you’ve made progress in the treatment of your anxiety and depression, not when moments of despair subside, but when you know in the midst of them that they are temporary.— Ann (@neverfindapen) August 23, 2020
People, young and old, came to the witch for directions.— Micro SF/F stories (@MicroSFF) August 21, 2020
"I seek adventure."
"I seek wisdom."
"I need a place to feel at home."
"I feel like I need to cry, but I can't."
The witch listened, and told all where to find what they sought.
And the local library thrived.
Now don't get me wrong, I am an ardent capitalist. Like, really very much so. Like - it irritates my colleagues.— Bret Devereaux (@BretDevereaux) August 19, 2020
But just because markets work in *some* things doesn't mean markets work in *everything*...31/41
You can tell nonvoters that they’re privileged, ignorant, or any other descriptor you want to use and it still won’t motivate them to vote. So is your concern really about voter participation, or is about feeling insecure cause people refuse to play a game you think is necessary?— TheAngrySociologist (@SankofaBrown) August 19, 2020
The contrast between Mueller's testimony and our expectations for it felt as if the nation's fate had hung on the first real reveal of the Segway.— William Gibson (@GreatDismal) August 19, 2020
At this point, “I can’t vote for Biden” is the left’s version of “I will not wear a mask.” It’s a personal choice that could disproportionately hurt the most marginalized people among us, but at least yer doing your thaaang!— Morgan Murphy (@morgan_murphy) August 18, 2020
Has been a problem since this started -- nobody shows their work. Not the president, not congress, not governors orchestrating shutdowns, not those with access to contact tracing. With trust in institutions at an all-time low, we need more candor, or we will have more chaos. https://t.co/KW7IKCepFK— Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) August 18, 2020
You can give a man a fish and THEN teach him to fish, you know. And it's a lot easier to learn how to fish when you're not starving.— He is Lore (@loresjoberg) August 6, 2020
I just did a task that I’d put off for a month. It took me 5 minutes and it wasn’t hard. Anxiety is a hoe ass saboteur bitch.— Da’Vonne Rogers Stan Account (@raesanni) August 4, 2020
Welp, if you're a movie fan, illustrator, artist, or writer, here goes your Saturday:— Justin Kownacki (@JustinKownacki) August 1, 2020
Steven Soderbergh posted a black and white "no dialogue" cut of Raiders of the Lost Ark as a way to study framing, composition, and editing, and it's... perfect? https://t.co/gAC3pCOmW7
About the same time, I heard a visiting lecturer, an anthropologist, use a term I was unfamiliar with: multinational corporations. She used it as the answer to: What would nonhuman aliens regard as Earth’s dominant life form?— William Gibson (@GreatDismal) July 29, 2020
If it seems like a tweet that's too easy to dunk on, it's probably that way by design.— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) July 29, 2020
Being an author means some readers cry when they meet you, but the people in your every day life assume you're not very successful.— Jaye Wells (@jayewells) July 27, 2020
This is a very funny sentence, and near maximum levels of Marvel. pic.twitter.com/mijDjxFoDc— David Harper (@slicedfriedgold) July 21, 2020
I still think about the kid who said that Fight Club is a bizarre movie to understand here in 2020 because it's about a bunch of white cishet men who are mad that they have jobs and can afford to shop at IKEA.— Kameron Hurley (@KameronHurley) July 20, 2020
I want to make sure I have this right.— John Rogers (@jonrog1) July 20, 2020
The GOP argument in America, right now, is that state-sanctioned violence against people does not justify violence against property, but violence against property absolutely justifies state-sanctioned violence against people.
Imagine what a man like John Lewis could’ve done for us all if he hadn’t needed to use his whole life to fight for something as simple as fairness.— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) July 18, 2020
We are never going to get “back to normal.” Recovery from the immediate disaster will take long enough that the ordinary pressures of history will transform the world into something new. Longing for the world of January 2020 is as pointless as wanting to bring back the 1950s.— David D. Levine (@daviddlevine) July 15, 2020
As a kid I wanted to write comic books and/or direct movies— Jay Garmon (@jaygarmon) July 14, 2020
Started college expecting to become an archaeologist
25 years later I run product development for a software startup https://t.co/a4857gQDD3
I love seeing quotes about “the media” hating someone and being united in some effort to get him or her. We don’t even like each other.— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) July 14, 2020
There, then, he sat, the sign and symbol of a man without faith, hopelessly holding up hope in the midst of despair.— Moby Dick (@MobyDickatSea) July 14, 2020
Did the surgeon general just tell us that the US can’t mandate a nationwide mask order because police are incapable of enforcing it without killing black people?— Stephanie Clay 🐝 (@_StephanieClay) July 13, 2020
That is a stunning admission from our national leadership. Absolutely stunning. https://t.co/gPhq2YAW5x
As ring stories go, this one has an eye-popping last act: https://t.co/2X4tdXjTSe— William Gibson (@GreatDismal) July 12, 2020
"Intelligence is not the measure of how much we know how to do, but of how we behave when we don't know what to do. It has to do with our ability to think up important questions and then find ways to get useful answers." --John Holt— Laurent Parenteau (@laurent_parente) July 12, 2020
a lot of dystopian movie plots are just what would happen if white people were suddenly oppressed the way everyone else is— Becca O'Neal 🍒🍒 (@becca_oneal) July 12, 2020
A comprehensive follow-up study of Italian Covid patients shows that after 60 days only 12% are fully recovered.— COVID Perspective (@covidperspectiv) July 11, 2020
55% have 3+ symptoms, 44% have worse quality of life.
This reinforces what we already know - this is not about 'not dying', it's much more.https://t.co/EibYxDRuJ6
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"Overall, the top five most frequently used [911 Chief Complaint codes] were Protocol 113 (Disturbance/Nuisance): 22.6%; Protocol 131 (Traffic/Transportation Incident [Crash]): 12.7%; Protocol 130 (Theft [Larceny]): 12.5%; Protocol 114 (Domestic Disturbance/Violence): 7.2%, and Protocol 129 (Suspicious/ Wanted [Person, Circumstances, Vehicle]): 7.0%."
"Cancel culture" is something that does not exist but is a very popular concept among people who do terrible things and don't like being held accountable— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) July 4, 2020
No amount of clapping or cheering or calling healthcare workers heroes meant a damn thing if you undo all our work with your shitty, irresponsible behavior now.— Daniel Summers, MD (@WFKARS) July 5, 2020
I think the @Indians’ new name should be the Cleveland Commodores.— Chris Gehring (@cdgehring) July 5, 2020
Reason: Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry led the US Navy to win the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812 and his battle flag is this famous one.
Please and thank you. pic.twitter.com/kzRyXyTzN0
America stopped being able to differentiate between "Freedom" and "you're not the boss of me" and that's why we can't get any sense of national unity on something as unifying as fighting a pandemic.— Nash Across the 8th Dimension (@Nash076) July 4, 2020
something I personally think is nuts is that the field of criminology produced a ton of research in the 80s and 90s showing that anti-violence social norms are the most potent form of crime control -- community self regulation -- but criminology remains focused on police/prisons— jon ben-menachem (@jbenmenachem) July 3, 2020
one thing that holds so many well-intentioned people back from real, meaningful allyship is that they absolutely cannot deal with the idea of having their good intentions questioned. ever.— Nicole Chung (@nicolesjchung) June 28, 2020
me: i am done being productive. i would like to read a book or play a game— Margaret Killjoy (@magpiekilljoy) June 27, 2020
work ethic: be productive more
me: i cannot. book or game pls
work ethic: productive.
work ethic: then stare into the void of social media. no book or game. you do not deserve book or game.