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Found myself speaking with the parent of a small child I was amusing* at a restaurant:

"Are you an actor?"
"Nope."
"A comedian?"
"Not exactly. Why do you ask?"
"Well, you're very animated..."
"And yet, you didn't ask if I was a cartoon."

*OK, truth be told, we were amusing each other.



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I love getting to connect with some of the performing clowns, variety artists, and theater makers I've discovered in the fediverse. All of these disciplines ultimately seek freedom and truth, so it feels like a good fit.




RT @poemproducer@twitter.com

remember to resist surveillance capitalism, it is easy, we compiled tools here, you can add other tools as well, just type them in, thank you, also teach teachers!
etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/onlin

🐦🔗: twitter.com/poemproducer/statu

The Street Medic Wiki 

medic.wikia.org/wiki/Main_Page

This is a wiki that street medics made and cultivated with helpful information.
It has advice on what to do during sabotage actions, arrestable actions, hunger strikes, and others.

I do Not recommend practicing things you see on here that you don't know how to do (C-spine stabilization for example). I Do recommend going through articles and seeing what you feel good with and sharing that info with your crew.

Hey all, I have a PSA: I'll donate my cut from any Redbubble shop sales between now and Mon 6/1 12am PDT to
@APTPaction
, an Oakland-based Black-led organization fighting police violence and supporting Black and Brown communities in the Bay Area
redbubble.com/people/meagantro

Injury mention, not serious but ow... 

Closing up a bit early on account of a minor injury. On the plus side, everyone who came by now knows the face I make when I get kicked in the groin.

No serious injury, and I'll be back on Monday for more of the part not involving a foot there.

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Opening up the circus gym, we'll be drinking coffee and enjoying some chatter for a while, then continuing to chat while doing silly acro things.
meet.jit.si/CircusHomeGym
#CircusInPlace

i understand that this online experience has re-wired part of our brains to look at everything as a potential tee-off for an absurdist joke, or edgy irony...

or some kind of cute self-own like "OMG I DO THIS. I DO THE TERRIBLE THING 😆 ..."

but when people are getting very real about something, maybe maybe 𝗺𝗮𝗮𝗮𝘆𝘆𝗯𝗲 take a look at what you are replying to and consider if a joke is the right play.

uspol, blm 2020 rebellions 

"I really can't shake how profoundly evil it is to tear gas folks protesting the suffocation of a man by the police during a pandemic driven by a respiratory disease."

twitter.com/aliciatcrosby/stat

After getting earwormed the song 'Sixteen Tons', we did some silly math about our circus training:

Allowing hand waving on the definition, I fully lift my acro partner into the air about 116 times per session. We've defined her weight as one @Avalon, which is about 125lb depending on how many potatoes she's eaten.

Which is to say I load about 7 tons, and what do I get? Another day older and strong as heck. :)

Tonight at 7pm UTC-5 meet.jit.si/CircusHomeGym

As much as the fedi talks about 'burning shit down' there better be no financial issues to the people in Minneapolis who are on the ground putting in the work right now.

If you can't give, boost. Either is cool. Just keep the momentum going.

Show up.

uspol, food labeling rule changes, health and safety 

the FDA is relaxing food labeling rules and allowing unnamed substitutions in products because of covid-related shortages and supply chain problems. While this means companies are supposed to use substitutes that don’t contain gluten or the most common allergens, there’s no way to trust (or enforce) this, and any allergens outside the biggest/most common allergens are going to be allowed and under the radar.

Yet another example of the administration’s dedication to eliminating society’s most vulnerable.

Source:
fda.gov/food/cfsan-constituent

USPOL 

Well, there we have it... right out in the open.

Does anyone know an ebook version of libro.fm? Something that let's me buy ebooks from local book stores? I know I've heard of something, but can't remember the name.

#amreading #books

This Friday 29th, from 1200 UTC to 2000 UTC, we will teach you how to run a Tor bridge and answer questions about our anti-censorship technology.

Bridges are useful for Tor users living in oppressive regimes, and for people who want an extra layer of security because they're worried somebody will recognize that they are contacting a public Tor relay IP address.

The event will happen via text (not video or audio) on IRC.

More info:
blog.torproject.org/run-and-us

My plan for #DroneDay ...

I shall begin broadcasting at thurk.org:8103 at around 0.00 Central European Time on Saturday. I'll try to keep something going for 24 hours. As this is DRONE DAY, expect that most of it will be just that: drones. This excuses me from being actively in front of my instruments most of the time, but also challenges me to set up interesting overalpping textures that jostle each other.

#music #mastomusic #drone #DroneMusic #ambient #AmbientGuitar #psychedelic

I love that I'm sent the occasional screenshot to share. We did this, among many other things.

Back for more this Friday!

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I watched my video project from last night, and it isn't awful. Looking forward to slicing this off my to-do list as soon as @Avalon works her editing magic on it.

After an entire day of working as a admin, I'm definitely looking forward to getting up from my laptop and spending an evening in our virtual gym.

Want to watch some fail and succeed spectacularly as we try to learn new things? Pop into our video chat at 8pm UTC-5:

meet.jit.si/CircusHomeGym

continues into the wee hours, in case you're up late or on the other side of the world.

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