RT: @Oireachtas_RX@twitter.com: Small brain: Rosa Parks got the bus.
Expanding brain: She was a "trained activist" in an "orchestrated campaign"
Cosmic brain: Maybe the real cover up is white America sanitizing the civil rights movement by turning radicals into saints
RT @email@example.com: The original sin of the internet will always be relying on advertising to fund our information architecture. Without exaggeration, we fucked that one up so bad.
RT @KateAronoff@twitter.com: The scene in Jurassic Park when Newman loses his glasses and then says, "I can afford more glasses" immediately before being eaten by a dinosaur is exactly how elites are relating to climate change
@Angle All large corporations are planned economies, internally. This produces many of the same dysfunctions that nationally planned economies have, including the production of meaningless bullshit jobs.
The disconcerting thing is realizing that the world's economy is currently dominated by a group of people no larger than the staff of GOSPLAN at its height... and almost as intellectually inbred. They all went to the same couple of dozen schools and they all see each other each year at Davos.
one mastodon feature I'd like to see is the ability to customize your own timeline by selecting instances, so it's not either just local or the whole fediverse.
It'd be like building your own little neighborhood.
"Any community that gets its laughs by pretending to be idiots will eventually be flooded by actual idiots who mistakenly believe that they're in good company"
Describes so much "ironic" internet communities.
RT @InnuendoStudios@twitter.com: Instead of "guys," when referring to a group of mixed or undetermined genders, use the inclusive term "fuckers."
Currently reading a book set in a fictional medieval world where a lesbian, who was raised in a poly/bi household, is using economics from to destroy, from the inside, the repressive empire which took over her homeland (and killed one of her dads).
So today I heard that Patrick Stewart is going to be returning to the role of Jean-Luc Picard in a new Trek series that "will tell the story of the next chapter of Picard’s life". Show more
And I am like, look, he's probably too damn old to be going on the away team any more. He should be Rear Admiral Picard flying a desk instead of going out having Space Adventures.
And then I am all, wait, that could be kind of awesome. Finally an excuse for a show set INSIDE the post-scarcity world of the Federation, a chance to play around with showing some fragments of how that could *work*. That's definitely something we *need* as a society right now.
It'll probably just find an excuse for more Space Adventures, it's not as if the later movies with the original cast went there. But damn I would love to see Post-Scarcity Space West Wing.
Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.
#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.
#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄
(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org: in biblical canon, demons are angels that tried to form a union
tired: Surfing the Internet
wired: Suffering the Internet
When I grow up, I want to be an Internet surfer.
No one says "surfing the Internet" anymore... 🤔
RT @email@example.com: who named it the "trans agenda" when it could've been the "transmission"