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Just reminding people of this

Go Fund Me

which could use some more love. Am wondering how one (so very lovely) family can have so much bad luck. Also the American benefits system is... ridiculous. I hope Hillary has a plan to fix it.


Jul. 16th, 2016 10:36 am
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"And when this war Referendum is over, when you have a homeland free from humans foreigners, what do you think it's going to be like? Do you know? Have you thought about it? Have you given it any consideration? Because you're very close to getting what you want. What's it going to be like? Paint me a picture. Are you going to live in houses? Do you want people to go to work? Will there be holidays? Oh! Will there be music? Do you think people will be allowed to play violins? Who's going to make the violins? Well? Oh, you don't actually know, do you? Because, like every other tantrumming child in history, Bonnie Boris/Nigel/Gove/Leave voters, you don't actually know what you want."
The Doctor (paraphrased) on the EU referendum.

No wonder he skipped 2016.

Go Metro!!

Jul. 15th, 2016 01:37 pm
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Theresa May’s husband steals the show in sexy navy suit as he starts new life as First Man

(And related thought - maybe Theresa May made Boris Foreign Secretary so he'd have to spend his life apologising and attempting to clear up the mess he made. It's the only valid reason I can think of...)


Jun. 25th, 2016 09:18 pm
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This doesn't quite scan, but then I did write it in about 2 minutes flat...

And isn't it ironic - don't you think...

That the peeee-ople
Who voted Leave
Thought they could restore
Their Great Britain
But all they di-id
Was hasten its death
'Little Britain' is all we'll have left...
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You should watch The Last Leg. It made me laugh. And it had good points. And it had Boris' father.

In other news I've promised to take my girls to see the new Ghostbusters when it comes out. They're quite excited. They've never seen the original, so this will be 'their' Ghostbusters. <3


Jun. 24th, 2016 01:54 pm
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Jun. 24th, 2016 12:09 pm
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I just realised that Doctor Who was right.

Gallifrey. Right on the edge of the universe. Lost & ignored by the rest of the universe. Run by old xenophobic asshats.

I'll make like Clara, steal a TARDIS and run away.

And no, I'm not joking. Except for the stealing bit.

ETA: OMG the Doctor is Scottish. This is downright uncanny.

Europe <3

Jun. 23rd, 2016 03:16 pm
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Jun. 22nd, 2016 01:51 pm
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Justin’s story: Advocating for respect and compassion
This father of a transgender daughter is committed to overcoming ignorance, online and off.
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Just read this. Trust me.

(With thanks to verdane_mi and kerkevik_2014)
elisi: (Missy)

noun: trumpery; plural noun: trumperies

attractive articles of little value or use.
"None of your woollen drapery, nor linen drapery, nor any of your frippery or trumpery. I hate ostentation"

synonyms: trinkets, baubles, cheap finery, knick-knacks, ornaments, bibelots, gewgaws, gimcracks
"tables piled with all sorts of trumpery"

- practices or beliefs that are superficially or visually appealing but have little real value or worth.
"he exposed their ideals as trumpery"

adjective: trumpery

showy but worthless.
"trumpery jewellery"
- delusive or shallow.
"that trumpery hope which lets us dupe ourselves"

late Middle English (denoting trickery): from Old French tromperie, from tromper ‘deceive’.
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Steven Moffat: there was going to be a black Doctor Who
The Doctor Who showrunner is keen to cast two non-white leads because ‘we need to do better on that. We just have to’
elisi: (Ten)
I know I should post something about Brexit also. But the whole thing is such a horrible, unpleasant mess. Why don't any of the Stay people try to say something POSITIVE?

Also somewhat annoyed that despite living here for very nearly 20 years I don't get a say.

Anyway... To stop dwelling on what'll happen if we leave (and/or Boris takes over), some links for the US:

I’m Voting For The Democrat In November Because I’m Not A Human Tire Fire

(I love that post like pancakes, I'm not going to lie... <3)


LBJ’s Ad Men: Here’s How Clinton Can Beat Trump


Dirty Wars: Paul Burton and Global Journalist Security prepares reporters for political conventions. (The outfit Global Security offers a course in covering hostile environments - like a war zone, or the upcoming political conventions.)

RTD <3

May. 27th, 2016 06:37 pm
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Interview with RTD, mostly about a Midsummer Night's Dream.

But full of other good stuff too.


(A Midsummer Night's Dream is on BBC One 8.30pm on Monday)
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Obama’s Critique of Sanders

This is slightly mis-labelled. The president was not attacking Sanders’ ideology of fairness. But he was clearly separating himself from Sanders’ dogmatic insistence on revolutionary transformation.

And it just got to me. I dunno. Just that note of hope, of acknowledging the progress... It got to me.


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