• drewcoo posted a new activity comment 3 weeks ago

    Well that’s what _they_ say . . .

  • drewcoo posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Whether than take sides about the violence of seat punching or the violence of space invasion* we could all be asking why there’s so little space in the damned seats already.

    * Not to be confused with “space invaders”, who also jostle people to their sides.

  • drewcoo posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    I think framing this as two-sided is a pro-lifer rhetorical trick. There’s a whole range of views. Almost all of those viewpoints don’t include telling women what to do with their bodies. Even if those views are also firmly anti-abortion. Framing this as “two sides” creates a false equivalence between the tiny, loud pro-life minority’s opinion of…[Read more]

  • drewcoo posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    Someone should have a year of flipping a coin for everything while we still have coins.

  • drewcoo posted a new activity comment 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    I thought the melting pot metaphor was supposed to be troublesome because it’s anti-diversity. In it we all melt in to some homogeneous slurry. Is there a new meaning I’m missing?

    • Not so much troublesome as there are better metaphors. In a melting pot, everything loses its individual identity and gets blurred together like the output of a juice machine or food processor. The better analogy I heard was to minestrone, where lots of individual items keep their own identities but take on aspects of all the other bits,…[Read more]

  • drewcoo posted a new activity comment 10 months ago

    I saw two shooting stars last night
    I wished on them but they were only satellites
    It’s wrong to wish on space hardware
    I wish, I wish, I wish you’d care
    – Billy Bragg from “A New England”

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