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    PHILIP OF MACEDON & DIVIDED, DECLINING SOCIETIES

    I was reading about Ancient Greece and wondered aloud if a figure like Philip of Macedon would appear at some point and unite an America that is divided in about every conceivable way there is to be divided. That or a figure like Napoleon Bonaparte: 

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    Tony Stark's Workshop | Iron Man Music (One Hour)

    I really enjoyed this. Apologies in advance - you have to watch it on YouTube yourself.

    Brilliant parody is back on SNL

    One of my personal favorites is the look on Mellen's face when Kyrie is vaccinated

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    Tears For Fears - The Tipping Point (Official Music Video)

    First Billy Idol, then Limp Bizkit, now Tears for Fears! Finally, music is back. Living without it this past decade wasn't fun ....

     

     

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    Jordan Peterson: The collapse of our values is a greater threat than climate change

    "Jordan Peterson: The collapse of our values is a greater threat than climate change"

    I enjoyed this interview.

     

    Other peoples' history, good & bad, Part II (besides "Black History")

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    Flora Midwood - The Bandits

    When I blogged here frequently years ago, I posted about how mental health blogger Jennifer Lauren Reimer passed away. Well, anyways, one of her friends wrote and performed a folk song about her that got some circulation.

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    Billy Idol - Bitter Taste

    Well, this sure took me by surprise. I can imagine Marty McFly traveling 30 plus years in the future and everyone is wearing masks, riding electric bikes and listening to this song ...

     

     

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    Simone Biles

    She became a park ranger at 85 to tell her story of segregation. Now 100, she’s the oldest active ranger.

    From the WaPo

    When asked how it feels to be 100 years old, Betty Reid Soskin gave a subtle shrug, smiled and said: “The same way I felt at 99.”

    But she’s not just any centenarian: Soskin is the oldest active ranger in the National Park Service, and after celebrating her birthday on Sept. 22, she’s still going strong.

    Seated in the study of her apartment in Richmond, Calif., dressed proudly in her park ranger uniform, Soskin reflected on her life.

    As Confederate statues come down, West Point honors Buffalo Soldiers

    And 114 years after they first came to the Army’s then-segregated academy to teach horsemanship to White cadets, the Black Buffalo Soldiers of West Point finally had their statue.

    And at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, the U.S. Military Academy raised its first outdoor statue of a Black man.

    Etched into the granite are the words, “In Memory of the Buffalo Soldiers who served with the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments as part of the United States Military Academy Cavalry Detachment at West Point.”

    The Black Surfers

    NYT story on the African history of surfing and how it spread to the United States and Nova Scotia.

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/08/31/sports/black-surfers.html

     

    Ed Asner & the Secular Rabbi

    How the character full of good stern advice came to TV

    https://www.salon.com/2021/08/31/ed-asner-secular-rabbi/

    Third World Magic - Captivation & Exorcism

    Whether we use the term "shithole countries" or not, it's often there in how we discuss these people seen or not seen - their options, their plight, the shrunken terms in which we think of their possibilities. Not that most of us have expansive lives - pretty mundane, limited existences however we try.

    Me too, I want some of Bob Dylan's estate

    Book About Ruby Bridges Considered Critical Race Theory

    Republicans in Tennessee want to ban the book "Ruby Bridges Goes to School" as too harsh for public school children. The book tells the story of the young Bridges who integrated New Orleans public schools.

    Southern Civil War hero (kind of)

    longer thread

    Bob Odenkirk *not* dead

    Catherine of Aragon, Riot Grrrl

    More badass than suspected the daughter of the Reconquista held her own against the Scots - plus 24 years with Henry the VIII made her by far the most significant of the sextet.

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-catherine-aragon-led-england...

    CIVIL RIGHTS ICON BOB MOSES DIES AT 86

    Moses was considered Mississippi's MLK. He was an organizer for SNCC. He helped organize the 1964 voter registration project the Freedom Riders in 1964. In addition, he received a MacArthur genius award and founded the Algebra Project to help poor students with learning math skills.

    Moses was not as well known as John Lewis or Fannie Lou Hamer, but he was an icon in his own right. Rest in power

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/25/us/bob-moses-dead.html

    Fuck art, let's smut

    Culture shootout at les grandes archives -

    or #BeBreast as the former first lady escort would say.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/louvre-calls-in-lawyers-over-pornhubs-hard...

    When your wife say she wants a hobby...

    aka "how we survived the pandemic halfway intact"

    Yes, they have a ton of these. Visit Toyah's channel - she's a nutter.

    And thanks to YouTube and European regs i can't see "controversial" content from a 63-year-old woman without registering a credit card to "prove my age"- rave on, punkers!

    https://youtu.be/4lOqYxUN1Cg (2 videos in 1!)

    Channel https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1qNbAuf8-7pxyzAp50IKl3SCtQtEYJKq

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