Month: Aug 2021

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  • Susan’s Salon: 2021 August 29/30

    Susan’s Salon: 2021 August 29/30

    🀦🀧🀨🀩🀢🀣🀤🀥 Please use the comment section to just chat about whatever you want. Susan’s Salon is posted early Monday (Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is still Sunday in most other countries). It’s fine to be sad, worried, vaccinated, unvaccinated-yet, angry or maybe even happy (or all of those things at once). Please feel free to […]

  • Debarkle Chapter 59: Meanwhile…Trump, Puppies and Pizza

    Debarkle Chapter 59: Meanwhile…Trump, Puppies and Pizza

    “You ignorant low information bastards. Motivated by fear and anger, you overlooked every gain made over the last few cycles, and traded it in to a lying huckster democrat for some magic beans. So you could stick it to the establishment, by electing the shit bird who funded them.” https://monsterhunternation.com/2016/05/04/on-the-election/ May 2016: what had been […]

  • Baseline shenanigans

    Vaccine denial and vaccine hesitancy have a very long history and as with many of these things, overt nonsense is mixed in with genuine concerns. Many socially and economically disadvantaged groups have reasons to be wary of the medical profession and many developing nations have reasons to be wary of initiatives from Western governments and/or […]

  • What I’m Reading Update

    My odd approach to reading Seanan McGuire’s October Daye series came to an end when Book 9 wasn’t available in audiobook format. Book 7 was at least a kind of finishing point with a major change in the faerie politics of San Francisco by the end of it. So four books of the series read […]

  • Debarkle Chapter 58: Hugos and Dragons and Puppies Again

    Debarkle Chapter 58: Hugos and Dragons and Puppies Again

    The sibling genres of fantasy and science fiction are often accused of being escapist. Arguably, escaping to other worlds of the imagination is a net positive but regardless, if a person hoped to escape the developments in American politics in the election year of 2016 they weren’t going to do so in SF&F fandom that […]

  • Susan’s Salon: 2021 August 22/23

    Susan’s Salon: 2021 August 22/23

    🚁 🚦🚗 🚕 🚙 🚌 🚓 🚑 🚒 🚐 🛻 🚚 🚛 Please use the comment section to just chat about whatever you want. Susan’s Salon is posted early Monday (Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is still Sunday in most other countries). It’s fine to be sad, worried, vaccinated, unvaccinated-yet, angry or maybe even happy […]

  • Debarkle Chapter 57: Meanwhile…the Nationalist Shift Part 2 — The Alt Right

    Debarkle Chapter 57: Meanwhile…the Nationalist Shift Part 2 — The Alt Right

    In European multi-party democracies, right-wing nationalist groups had often been visible as distinct political parties critical both of the left and social progress but also of the centre-right and of neo-liberalism. The ideological positions of the Nouvelle Droit[1] thinkers in France and the more transnational European New Right[2] were critical of capitalism as a force […]

  • Update from the research mines

    I’m quite pleased with how the Debarkle chapter on the rise of the Alt-right is going but it is getting quite long and has weird tangents. It won’t be finished today though. I know things are getting a bit out of control when I have four long paragraphs explaining how I’m not going to discuss […]

  • Missing Moments from Movie History

    Michael Rennie was unavoidably detained after a mysterious “purple” stranger locked him in a cupboard on the fourth week of filming.

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