Updated This week in the Slacktiverse, February 16th

(posted by chris the cynic)

The Blogaround

Coleslaw wrote:

I used to get sore muscles from lifting weights, not cleaning The Pantry. That’s what happens when you get old, so I guess it’s just as well our Mardi Gras plans got Rained Out. The weather improved the next day (natch) so we went to see Side Effects (Content note, discussion of character with depression, some spoilers.) For some reason lately, I’ve been doing a lot of Baking (with links to recipes).

Storiteller focused on politics this week, whether cooking or marching on the U.S. Capitol.  In Cooking Up Politics, she looks at the ways in which her favorite cookbooks inspire social change, whether through feminist perspectives or ethical vegetarianism.  InFangirl Friday: 350.org, she profiles a group working to prevent the climate crisis through art, non-violent direct action, and creative protest.  This Sunday (February 17), she’ll actually be attending the ClimateForward rally with 350.org in Washington D.C., one of the biggest climate rallies ever in the U.S.

chris the cynic wrote:

Remember last week when I said, “Three days later post three showed the first chapter of Pride and Prejudice with nouns, adjectives, and adverbs replaced by those from Moby Dick. And I made addition and multiplication tables for Base 12 math.” and there were no links? There should be links now. And at some point I’ll fix last week’s post.

After the blizzard that was responsible for most of last week’s posts, I wrote, “And then rain,” because that’s what we got and it’s just another example the weather not making sense anymore.

And everything else was fiction related in some way or other. I stated the obvious fact about your zombie apocalypse team, that being that you’re on it. I wrote an ending for Prince Caspian to go with the different beginning I’d written earlier. I watched the movie Vanishing on 7th street and split my response to it into two posts. The first being something that gets repeated in a lot of movies which I don’t like. The second is what I would have done with the movie. And lastly I finally got around to putting the beginning of Where Antichrists Come From, written sometime in October 2009 I think, on the blog.

Trig wrote:

I posted about the new Canadian banknotes, which are less demonstrative of diversity than they may have been. Some ideas were rejected for reasons which make no sense to me at all.

Trigger warning: Violent crime (murder); miscarriage of justice.
I also posted about the Maamtrasna muders. This was a shockingly brutal crime in the west of Ireland 130 years ago. Myles Joyce, who was hung for the murder, was almost certainly innocent. He was a small farmer in rural County Galway, and spoke no English. He was defended in a court in Dublin by a solicitor and barristers who spoke no Irish.

Thing You Can Do

There’s a big Climate Change related rally on Sunday in DC. Yes, this Sunday. As in depending on when you’re reading this it could be tomorrow, today, yesterday, or further in the past. Really short notice I know. Sorry.

In Case You Missed This

Unofficial New England Slacktivite get together moved to Wednesday (so if you’re interested say so here, and hurry), official one still planned for next month (if you’re interested in that say so at the same place, but not as much hurry required.).

Also, even shorter notice, if anyone is attending the big Climate Rally in DC on Sunday say so in this thread and you might be able to arrange a meetup with storiteller.

–Co-authored by the Slacktiverse Community

3 thoughts on “Updated This week in the Slacktiverse, February 16th

  1. Timothy (TRiG) February 17, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    (a) I like Storiteller’s piece on cooking (and shall say so there shortly). (b) Did my e-mail go awry again? (I sent it in yesterday from my work account, not my normal one.)


  2. Brin February 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Coleslaw’s Side Effects link is actually to Rained Out.

  3. christhecynic February 17, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    @ TRiG

    I’m not totally sure if the problem is on your end our ours*, but try emailing again.

    *Catherine has emailed a submission every week like clockwork and we didn’t get an email from her either.


    Crap. Should be fixed now.

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