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violent-darts: kaaramel: tatterdemalionamberite: ofools: As...

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:22:33 -0700

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ofools:

As some of you may or may not know I work in a Jewish hospital that provides rehabilitation and palliative care, and we were provided w this booklet regarding care for holocaust survivors and family members

I thought I might share it since it may be of use to other ppl who care for older Jewish people

Tbh some of this, in particular the first few bullet points, looks broadly useful for talking about trauma and generational trauma even outside the specific context of the Holocaust, and this deserves to be shared around! Thanks for putting it here.

text transcript:

Ten Thoughtful Commandments of Caring for Holocaust Survivors

Keep reading

This is a really useful set of points for not only what it’s explicitly created for (which is in and of itself very important), but yes, also for a *lot* of major trauma, intergenerational trauma and its effects, and also useful to read through and just think about how these things apply to trauma and intergenerational trauma generally (which I promise is actually all around you, wherever you are, and affecting things in ways that one doesn’t notice, really, until one does.) Thank you in particular @kaaramel for the transcript.




"Melange, the hallucinogenic drug at the heart of Herbert’s book, acts as a prerequisite for..."

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:26:45 -0700

“Melange, the hallucinogenic drug at the heart of Herbert’s book, acts as a prerequisite for interstellar travel and can only be obtained on one harsh, desert planet populated by tribes of warlike nomads. Even a casual political observer will recognize the parallels between the universe of Dune and the Middle East of the late 20th century. Islamic theology, mysticism, and the history of the Arab world clearly influenced Dune, but part of Herbert’s genius lay in his willingness to reach for more idiosyncratic sources of inspiration. The Sabres of Paradise (1960) served as one of those sources, a half-forgotten masterpiece of narrative history recounting a mid-19th century Islamic holy war against Russian imperialism in the Caucasus.”

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The Secret History of Dune - Los Angeles Review of Books

Intriguing…




#Disco (at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood)

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:12:46 -0700

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#Disco (at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood)




Well, lookee here! (at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood)

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:59:51 -0700

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Well, lookee here! (at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood)




"I could keep writing about this, there’s a career’s worth of pieces to write about how bad software..."

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:03:34 -0700

I could keep writing about this, there’s a career’s worth of pieces to write about how bad software is, and how insecure it makes us, and I have written many of those pieces. But like writing about hackers compromising terrible systems, I don’t want to write the same thing telling you that software is the problem, not the Chinese or the Russians or the boogeyman de jour.

You, the person reading this, whether you work in the media or tech or unloading container ships or selling falafels, need to learn how computers work, and start demanding they work better for you. Not everything, not how to write code, but the basics of digital and internet literacy.

Stop asking what the Russians could do to our voting machines, and start asking why our voting machines are so terrible, and often no one can legally review their code.

Stop asking who is behind viruses and ransomware, and ask why corporations and large organizations don’t patch their software.

Don’t ask who took the site down, ask why the site was ever up with a laundry list of known vulnerabilities.

Start asking lawmakers why you have to give up otherwise inalienable consumer rights the second you touch a Turing machine.

Don’t ask who stole troves of personal data or what they can do with it, ask why it was kept in the first place. This all goes double for the journalists who write about these things — you’re not helping people with your digital credulity, you’re just helping intel services and consultants and global defense budgets and Hollywood producers make the world worse.



- Software is a Long Con – emptywheel



spytap: 270willow: streetlifemanifesto: Don’t trust morning you. Morning you is a dick. Morning you...

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:03:37 -0700

spytap:

270willow:

streetlifemanifesto:

Don’t trust morning you. Morning you is a dick. Morning you would sell your loved ones if it got them 5 minutes of extra sleep

Don’t trust 3am hasn’t slept yet you. They’ll cry at the drop of a hat and send weird messages to your friends.

Don’t trust noon you. Noon you has murdered 14 people out of a sick sense of ennui and finds pleasure in reading about the ongoing investigation.

Don’t trust 10:47pm you. You can’t squeeze in just one more episode before bed.




"In 1819 new legislation to regulate child labour, the Cotton Factories Regulation Act, was tabled in..."

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:05:10 -0700

“In 1819 new legislation to regulate child labour, the Cotton Factories Regulation Act, was tabled in the British Parliament. The proposed regulation was incredibly ‘light touch’ by modern standards. It would ban the employment of young children – that is, those under the age of nine. Older children (aged between ten and sixteen) would still be allowed to work, but with their working hours restricted to twelve per day (yes, they were really going soft on those kids). The new rules applied only to cotton factories, which were recognized to be exceptionally hazardous to workers’ health. The proposal caused huge controversy. Opponents saw it as undermining the sanctity of freedom of contract and thus destroying the very foundation of the free market.”

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Ha-Joon Chang, reminding us what the free market actually means.  (via

cocainesocialist

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Happy Labor Day

(via handypolymath)




benfael: stars-glow-for-you: fierceawakening: ferenofnopewood: ...

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 09:13:27 -0700

benfael: stars-glow-for-you: fierceawakening: ferenofnopewood: jumpingjacktrash: moldytony: was cruisin my tl & this is so fucking important i think the moment i was disillusioned about life was when i was maybe 7 years old and realized the reason all my friends had become assholes was because boys aren’t allowed to have any physcial contact that isn’t fighting my parents were hippie feminists so my brother and i could play clapping games and sleep in puppy piles and give each other weird hairdos, but all the ‘normal’ boys just up and stopped knowing how to touch anyone without hitting sometime between kindergarten and first grade and my little kid mind briefly saw the vastness of life stretching out in front of all of us, and all the hugs everyone would need and not get, and for a moment i was just like maybe life is not such a good idea after all I grew up around a Russian ballet school. Let me tell you something about Russian men: They touch each other. Especially dancers, who are in my experience almost always super tactile people. They rough house like Americans, but they also hug each other, and sit on each other’s laps, and share blankets when it’s cold backstage. So I grew up knowing full well that the whole Men Don’t Touch thing was puritanical bullshit. What I was absolutely not prepared for, however, is the super intense effect it has on straight men’s romantic relationships. Because when you are literally the only person it is okay for your boyfriend to touch, Jesus fucking Christ, that changes the game. I strongly suspect that a lot of Str8 Dude feelings of entitlement to women’s bodies, particularly the bodies of their wives and girlfriends, is a direct result of those women being the only non-violent physical contact they’re allowed to have. I know for certain that the framing of any and all platonic physical contact as un-manly has been directly responsible for a lot of sexual dysfunction (and then the attendant misery of trying to get that treated at the ripe old age of 22) with at least one of my exes. It’s a mess when you can’t get it up because you’re depressed and want to be held but you’ve been brainwashed into thinking what you actually want is sex because being held is for girls. Amazing how the erectile dysfunction went completely away when he learned the difference between feeling horny and feeling cuddly. /sarcasm “I strongly suspect that a lot of Str8 Dude feelings of entitlement to women’s bodies, particularly the bodies of their wives and girlfriends, is a direct result of those women being the only non-violent physical contact they’re allowed to have.” Omfg No wonder the worst of them seem crazy… profound isolation does exactly that When I taught in Japan, the boys were all super comfortable with each other. They’d sit on laps and hug and roughhouse and it wasn’t seen as bad ? Like it surprised me at first, but then you realize the problem is with so many men feeling that they have to prove… something? I dunno. I personally don’t like hugs or touches, but that is my own personal reasons and nothing of how I was brought up. Thank you all for this.  Specifically @ferenofnopewood. Because when you are literally the only person it is okay for your boyfriend to touch, Jesus fucking Christ, that changes the game. Things I never thought of…I couldn’t imagine if my husband were the only person I was allowed to touch.  As I think on it, that extends to the kids, too.  The dudes aren’t allowed to really even cuddle their own damned children or nieces and nephews. Wow. [...]



Did you spot this Aussie actor’s cameo in Game of Thrones?

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 15:35:28 -0700

Did you spot this Aussie actor’s cameo in Game of Thrones?:

Do yourself a favor and track down the Aussie series Love My Way, starring Brendan Cowell and Claudia Karvan. You won’t regret it.




"Why wouldn’t these women be ambitious? But TV shows rarely feature multiple women with big dreams..."

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:25:17 -0700

Why wouldn’t these women be ambitious? But TV shows rarely feature multiple women with big dreams without setting them against each other. On “The Bold Type,” however, a women’s desire to advance in her career is not treated as something that is vaguely shameful, nor are there any dumb, lazy plots about catfights, betrayals or backstabbing.

“I didn’t have bosses that were the Miranda Priestlys” of “The Devil Wears Prada,” executive producer and showrunner Sarah Watson told Variety. “I had bosses that were the Jacqueline Carlisles, and I had mentors like that. It was just so exciting to get to show that character on television. Also, I feel like there’s been this convention that’s been on TV for so long, where when you have female friendships on TV, the place you’re going to look for drama is them turning on each other, and that’s not my experience at all. I have friends who always have my back, they always proofread my email for me or say ‘Yes, send that to your boss’ or don’t. Those are the female friendships I have, and that’s what I wanted to show on TV.”



- ‘Bold Type’: Why Freeform Should Renew the Show Right Now | Variety



cinemove: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) still accurate

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:32:10 -0700

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cinemove:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

still accurate







"Meanwhile design, which used to be almost unknown as a profession, has become a major source of..."

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 11:43:26 -0700

“Meanwhile design, which used to be almost unknown as a profession, has become a major source of pollution. Encouraged by glossy lifestyle magazines, and marketing departments, it’s become a competition to make things as noticeable as possible by means of colour, shape and surprise. Its historic and idealistic purpose, to serve industry and the happy consuming masses at the same time, of conceiving things easier to make and better to live with, seems to have been side-tracked. The virus has already infected the everyday environment. The need for businesses to attract attention provides the perfect carrier for the disease. Design makes things seem special, and who wants normal if they can have special?”

- Jasper Morrison | Super Normal (via iamdanw)






"The midlife crisis is a favorite device for Hollywood plots, representing, as it does, a violent..."

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 22:54:09 -0700

“The midlife crisis is a favorite device for Hollywood plots, representing, as it does, a violent disjuncture. 8½, Thelma & Louise, Husbands and Wives, Office Space, and Office Space’s self-serious remake, American Beauty, are a few examples of M.L.C. in cinema. In these films, Hollywood proposes the crisis as a heroic gesture: a revolutionary tantrum which offers hope and comfort to the unfulfilled millions who are secretly planning their own nihilist implosion. Running free from the cage one has constructed—burning down one’s own barn in a self-immolating Dionysian liberation—is the collective fever dream of outwardly Apollonian Americans longing for release from the strict mandates of work, fun, and family under capitalism.”

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Rock ’N’ Roll: America’s Midlife Crisis

Ian Svenonius is still the sassiest boy in America, and we’re all the better for it.







every “Star Trek kid” comes of age 3 times:• Spock dies• Picard becomes Locutus• the day...

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 12:50:09 -0700




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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:54:30 -0700

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(via Moonlighting’s ‘Atomic Shakespeare’...

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 13:12:46 -0700

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(via Moonlighting’s ‘Atomic Shakespeare’ episode / Boing Boing)

Iconic.

“Farewell, my friend, ‘til we meet again. Somewhere in the third act.”




Jules Urbach’s Quest To Realize Star Trek’s Holodeck

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:40:58 -0700

Jules Urbach’s Quest To Realize Star Trek’s Holodeck:

I’ve done some work with OTOY and I think you’re gonna wanna pay attention to what they’ve got cooking.