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As usual we have a word in German that perfectly describes what we witnessed tonight.

It's called "Fremdschämen" and it's the vicarious embarrassment you get when you see something so deeply mortifying, you feel embarrassed just watching it.



Ah, the swelling civic pride when one discovers one's city's constabulary is currently trending on the hellsites.

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In short, the continuing rebellion against systematic police killing and white supremacy is one of the largest explosions of working-class grassroots action in the history of the country - dramatically larger than the pro-Trump, far-Right 'Re-Open' rallies.


What everyone crowing about Trump's finances seems to forget is that if you owe the bank a hundred bucks, the bank owns you, but if you owe the bank a billion, well, shit. You own several banks.

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"—over the top, long winded, unnecessary, grossly elaborate and just bloated beyond all proportion."

"When are y’all taking the patches off and just gonna fuck these motherfuckers up together?"

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Ghost Busters (1994) starring David Duchovny, Abraham Benrubi, Harris Yulin and Roscoe Lee Browne (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)

Trying to figure out what the Spouse bought to get us on the mailing list for a log-splitter catalog.

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The real story is that ‘developing’ nations have done remarkably better at fighting COVID-19 than the rich and white. The real story starts precisely where the western map ends. Here be dragons. We be dragons.

The real story is that places like Vietnam and Mongolia have completely kicked COVID-19’s ass. The real story is that places like Rwanda and Ghana have innovated and survived. There are countless stories like this — from Sri Lanka to Trinidad & Tobago, but you wouldn’t know because we’re not rich or white. But you should know. Because we’re right. This information could save your life.

(But please keep posting about a vaccine, eating like normal, and relying on your institutions to save you. It'll all work out for you I'm sure.)

"The 90s, it promised, would be a lot easier going than the 80s."

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"—urban fey weirdos and punk rockers and fabulous parties and excess and street people and bacchanalia—"

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“We might bury a complaint because it is exhausting to keep making it... When you have to keep telling the story of a complaint, it can end up feeling like another way of being dominated. A story about what happened to you can end up being a story about what somebody else did. Sometimes in order not to be removed from our stories we bury them.”
- Sara Ahmed

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