going to predict likely gaffes/memes from the 2020 election Show more
Bernie Sanders will wave his arms around so wildly during a speech that he actually injures himself
"everyone should be able to" (2/2) Show more
Capitalism uses forced specialisation as an instrument of control, but specialisation is in fact good. Being good at one thing and doing it for other people frees time and energy for other people to do what they're good at. More stuff gets done and everyone is happier. So do what you're good at and use your skills to help others, but don't assume your preferences are universal or judge people as lesser for not sharing them.
"everyone should be able to" (1/2) Show more
When you've got a useful hobby it seems obvious: everyone should be able to cycle, grow their own food, run a web server, take an active interest in local politics, repair their appliances... The world would undeniably be a better place if they did, so why don't they? It's fun to do and the skills are easy to pick up.
The reason is not, in fact, because Vested Interests are creating barriers but because not everyone is as keen on your hobby as you are. And that's OK.
now that it's spring I get to experience one of my favorite little things that cats do, which is while they're looking out the window try to chirp like the birds outside - I don't know if it's just their attempt to fit in with the flock outside, or if they think they can trick a bird into coming over to be their meal, but it's still a goofy lil thing they do and I love it 💜
I've been playing a lot of that Oxygen Not Included game since getting it last week and there's this wild animal in it called a Drecko that you can domesticate that are basically a cross between a big lizard in the front and a sheep in the back and I absolutely love them, i want like 100 of them in my house so I can just hug them forever!! 🦎 🐑 😍
psa: grow food on your front yard, not grass. Growing fruits and vegetables on your front lawn is not only way more environmentally friendly than yard growing a lawn, but also a whole lot more fun! Lawn are and only ever were a class signifier--a way of showing "hey, look at me, I can afford to use my land on have utterly useless space on my property". If you don't have kids regularly playing on your front yard, grow something more fun to take care of and more useful
us pol / free public education / us military Show more
If we get free college tuition for public universities, we’re going to see a massive drop in new recruits in the US military. Most of the JROTC people I knew were simply in it for the G.I. Bill. I wonder how much of the pushback against free tuition is simply because of this.
very cursed lewd shitpost Show more
hewwo my babie hewwo my hunny hewwo my wagtime dom uwu
Also there’s a scene in the trailer where her high school has like police run metal detectors and she sets it off with her backpack basically full of weapons and survival gear and like... that feels like that should’ve raised some red flags at Nickelodeon right?? Like for multiple reasons???? how did that scene make the final cut??
I honestly genuinely have so many questions about how that new live action Dora movie got made and what it means for other properties targeted at young kids, like who looked at this show for preschoolers about a little girl and her monkey friend stopping a fox (?) petty thief through puzzles and thought “what if she were a real girl, went through puberty, and carried a big knife as she ran away from a bunch of dangerous men in the jungle?”
Y’all ever think about how weird it is that our society expects us all to have favorites - like, a favorite movie, book, person, even color of the rainbow, when like... you can just really love several things at once? and not have to have them compete or try to do some mental math to figure out which is most worth the experience somehow?? Wondering where this cultural attitude came from tbh (probably some European nonsense I bet, or just in general tied into our culture’s love of competition) 😕