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 Things can't possibly get any worse politically, right? I mean, we're already in the Darkest Possible Timeline. What is Cheeto Benito going to do next, open a portal and just up and summon Cthulhu—

portal to hell
"Hold my beer!"

Yeah, we're all fucked.
sabotabby: raccoon anarchy symbol (kittensquee)
Got the best e-mail ever this morning, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] misslynx. (Background: Little A is [livejournal.com profile] misslynx's adorable 4-year-old, who for some reason really, really likes me.)

Hi [sabotabby],

[Little A] insists that he wants to send you an e-mail. Despite the fact that he can't actually write yet. So don't expect much in the way of coherence... But here goes:

kfgjjgjhiy7ujkyhi86o76jyh8g76y97otjho7y5i5omuj6y7k7uli76upy uki96ky6jkjihkjbikjgkgjllkhyjug,lftjur,kg.tkkyiohiopugyguugytoiyio9ygo9yoh 96090790p665909y069y55u8tk98u99i9riui4e9y0

He says what he was trying to write was "her address, and all her neighbours' addresses, and her door number."

"Anything else you'd like to say to [Sabo]?" I asked.

"I do love her," he said. "I love her, and I love the chalk drawings of Cthulhu and the shark. Where the shark is saying 'Yum' and Cthulhu is saying 'Don't even think about it'." He then started singing happily "Don't even think about it, don't even think about it, don't even think about it..." and then got distracted by a bag of cat food.

Just thought you'd like to know...


[Miss Lynx]


For reference, here are the chalk drawings in question:

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I am pleased to note that while it rained at some point and the chalk drawings on my patio have washed away, the ones on my walk-up and outdoor furniture remain more or less intact. Those are my favourites anyway.

Also, I've done this to my workspace )
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Oh [livejournal.com profile] sabotabby! You silly leftists are always exaggerating. Surely most cops are good people doing a tough job, and it's just a few bad apples. Stop using terms like "police state" or "fascists" or "uniformed thugs with guns and no accountability"; we're not in Iran, after all. No one will take you seriously.

After all, cops would never shoot intellectually disabled or mentally ill people, face absolutely no consequences, and then turn around and extort money from the victims' families.

Nah, you know, I'm just going to say it: Toronto cops are the scum of the earth. When I see them speak up in significant numbers against this sort of state-sanctioned terrorism, I'll consider revising my opinion. It's not just the system. The system is bad, but the individuals within that system are also power-drunk bullies who shouldn't be allowed to wield a butter knife let alone a small arsenal of deadly weapons.

I have to say that I've been impressed with the Star's Above the Law series. It's truly courageous journalism. I think I'll print it out and give it to the next person who tries the "cops are people too" line on me.

This article isn't, though. Hilarious title aside, it includes Bible quotations and merely hints at an opposing, reality-based position.

I couldn't help but mentally rework the article a bit:

Cthulhu will devour us before climate change happens: U.S. Representative

U.S. Representative John Shimkus, possible future chairman of the Congressional committee that deals with energy and its attendant environmental concerns, believes that climate change should not concern us since the Old Ones are scheduled to arise from the submerged city of R'lyeh long before it becomes an issue.

continued )

See what I mean? Totally silly.
sabotabby: raccoon anarchy symbol (iCom by starrypop)
I would be remiss in my duties if I did not share with you all From This Swamp: Lovecraftian and Dystopian Music. You can download entire albums of spooky shit. A lot of it is punk and black metal, but there are some quirkier selections.

Particularly good:

Atomic Platters: Cold War Music From the Golden Age. Loltastic songs in a variety of genres, many of which are about Joe McCarthy or Joe Stalin.

Salah Ragab and Cairo Jazz Band. Egyptian jazz with an emphasis on drums. Very beautiful.

Tom Waits: Black Rider Demos. Very different from the version that you should already own.
sabotabby: raccoon anarchy symbol (tentacle porn)
Check out this awesome thread on Tor.com A bunch of artists—professionals and amateurs alike—are invited to post Lovecraft-inspired art. There's some really amazing work to fill you with squidly joy.





On a completely unrelated note, this is exactly the sort of thing that pisses me off about the so-called atheist movement. Hey guys, let's write an edgy article about atheists and Christmas! Only we'll mostly just interview atheists from the dominant culture who grew up with warm, fuzzy childhood memories of opening presents on Christmas Day.

I feel like I'm going to be saying this from now until New Year's, but here we go again:

Christmas is not universal.

I don't care how much you don't think it's about religion—for those who are not of your religion and were not raised within your religion, it's going to be about religion, or at the very least, about a cultural experience that we don't share. Stop pretending it's for everyone. It isn't.

I am not obligated to have any sort of "holiday spirit" whatsoever. I mean, I'm happy that I'm getting some time off—I need it. But I don't demand that people observe my religious holidays, and I should not be expected to observe anyone else's. Muslims aren't asking y'all to fast at Ramadan. And yeah, that includes wearing a goddamned Santa hat—it just isn't my tradition, it means nothing to me, and I find it silly. Nor will I sing songs that, however innocuous they may seem to lapsed Christians, are actually celebrations of the (inaccurate) birthday of a deity that I don't believe in.

Anyway, most self-described members of the atheist movement have not let go of a religious mindset. That's why they're a "movement." Not being from an evangelical religious background myself, I have utterly no desire to convert anyone to atheism or spend money on bus ads when it could be used to, say, feed the poor or something.

More on why I can't bloody stand this season later, I'm sure.

ETA: Just to clear up some misunderstandings, I am not saying that you are a bad person or a bad atheist if you celebrate Christmas. Just that I can't stand it when it's assumed to be the default or that people like me are expected to relate to it or participate in it somehow.
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Check out this awesome thread on Tor.com A bunch of artists—professionals and amateurs alike—are invited to post Lovecraft-inspired art. There's some really amazing work to fill you with squidly joy.





On a completely unrelated note, this is exactly the sort of thing that pisses me off about the so-called atheist movement. Hey guys, let's write an edgy article about atheists and Christmas! Only we'll mostly just interview atheists from the dominant culture who grew up with warm, fuzzy childhood memories of opening presents on Christmas Day.

I feel like I'm going to be saying this from now until New Year's, but here we go again:

Christmas is not universal.

I don't care how much you don't think it's about religion—for those who are not of your religion and were not raised within your religion, it's going to be about religion, or at the very least, about a cultural experience that we don't share. Stop pretending it's for everyone. It isn't.

I am not obligated to have any sort of "holiday spirit" whatsoever. I mean, I'm happy that I'm getting some time off—I need it. But I don't demand that people observe my religious holidays, and I should not be expected to observe anyone else's. Muslims aren't asking y'all to fast at Ramadan. And yeah, that includes wearing a goddamned Santa hat—it just isn't my tradition, it means nothing to me, and I find it silly. Nor will I sing songs that, however innocuous they may seem to lapsed Christians, are actually celebrations of the (inaccurate) birthday of a deity that I don't believe in.

Anyway, most self-described members of the atheist movement have not let go of a religious mindset. That's why they're a "movement." Not being from an evangelical religious background myself, I have utterly no desire to convert anyone to atheism or spend money on bus ads when it could be used to, say, feed the poor or something.

More on why I can't bloody stand this season later, I'm sure.

ETA: Just to clear up some misunderstandings, I am not saying that you are a bad person or a bad atheist if you celebrate Christmas. Just that I can't stand it when it's assumed to be the default or that people like me are expected to relate to it or participate in it somehow.
sabotabby: raccoon anarchy symbol (hug an activist)
Good morning, LiveJournal! It's Saturday of a long weekend, which means that I can spend the morning sorting through the latest videos that I've favourited and sharing them with you.

Cut for Cthulhu, Scriabin, fabulous crabs, commie prog rock, and Viking metal )

Yesterday, one of my colleagues asked me what kind of music I listened to.

Um. There are people who listen to one kind of music?
sabotabby: raccoon anarchy symbol (Default)
Good morning, LiveJournal! It's Saturday of a long weekend, which means that I can spend the morning sorting through the latest videos that I've favourited and sharing them with you.

Cut for Cthulhu, Scriabin, fabulous crabs, commie prog rock, and Viking metal )

Yesterday, one of my colleagues asked me what kind of music I listened to.

Um. There are people who listen to one kind of music?

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