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Or Kill Me / Re: Schilda's horse
« on: November 17, 2020, 10:14:11 pm »
I like this one! Can it be Holy Nonsensed up?

Literate Chaotic / Re: Socialism by way of Hobbes
« on: November 17, 2020, 07:34:03 pm »
I had an intense tl;dr reaction to this post, which isn't an attack but an important critique when you're talking about public facing pamphlets.

Some advice from your friendly neighborhood Queen Bitch of Flyering

You have less than a second to catch your audience's attention. Bold titles that tell your audience exactly what you have to offer are key. Question titles were in fashion for a long time, but are now less effective.

Have something to offer. No, I'm not talking about a cheese sandwich, I mean something actually useful to deliver. If they have no buy in, they will not read your shit.


Bite sized chunks only. You are here to get people to read what you're saying, not to improve their overall reading skills. Condense whatever you can, and break up the stuff you can't into manageable pieces. Format more to visually break up longer paragraphs. Reader fatigue is not your friend.

What Doc said

I have a friend who is constantly coming to me with "okay is this problematic?" questions, that he genuinely wants answered and he actually listens and engages and passes the information on to other people in his circles. It's the OPPOSITE of labor to talk with him, even when he's not the wokest guy in the room, because it's good faith and we have a lot of trust in each other.

Its also worth asking the question "where is this energy best put to use?" Because, frankly, saving nazis from themselves is less worthy a cause than making sure enough brown people have access to the voting booth that politicians just stop listening to nazis. I do not want to put too much energy into making a world where we continue to listen exclusively to white people, but the white people are nicer. That's a personal choice, and I don't spend time shitting on those trying to fight fascism in the hearts of whites, I just recognize it's work and I'd rather work elsewhere.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: November 06, 2020, 11:45:50 pm »
Hey everyone, still Not Dead Yet. Was at Copley Square for the "satanic ritual" where some performance artists ate trumps heart and burned him in effigy. Our local foodbank has capped how many people they will deliver to until we can scrounge up some more drivers, and I'm afraid they may limit it even if we get volunteers to show up. Two more owner occupied cars have joined the permanent one in the parking lot behind Dockside and one of the neighbors we're trying to help is living in a tent.

I've been posting art and packing food. Hope you all are staying busy.

Apple Talk / Re: Introductions, Part VI: Welcome to Our PD Party
« on: October 17, 2020, 09:42:48 pm »
Hey new people! Welcome to the Strange Times

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: October 17, 2020, 08:28:24 pm »
The Shits are a potential symptom. Get Thine Brain Swabbed.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: October 06, 2020, 09:19:47 pm »
hey y'all. Roommate recently moved out of our one bedroom apartment, which means I get the bedroom as opposed to the living room. Problem is, the property manager literally did not read the 30 day notice my roommate left which read that I would be remaining in the apartment, listed me as a former tenant and nearly fucked up my ability to pay rent. My sister who works as a social worker was able to scare them into accepting my rent payment, but they've also decided that they now need to verify my income to see if i can afford rent, even as I've already afforded rent. I normally make about 2400/month, but they want someone who makes 3x the rent, which is a whopping 3228/month. I dunno what they intend to do if I cant make that, since I'm fairly certain an eviction ban is currently in effect in my area, but with this gang of dick trippers, anything is possible.

adding to this shit salad is the fact that my boss is cutting back my hours due to the fact that me and my coworker have made and dipped so many candles that we have more than we can sell in the foreseeable future. SIGH.

Get your state attorney general on the line, you have rights as an existing tenant and they are trying to fuck you.

Literate Chaotic / Re: My Landlord Has Illegal Chickens
« on: October 06, 2020, 08:29:34 pm »
From the title of this thread I thought that your landlord literally had illegal chickens for a second and my immediate thought was how to extort them for free rent.

He literally does. They're banned by city ordinance.

Literate Chaotic / My Landlord Has Illegal Chickens
« on: October 03, 2020, 02:36:41 am »
The chickens don't know they're illegal
The dandelions just want to grow
The tree roots never read the ADA
No worms know the property lines

The squirrels cannot tell you their history
The pigeons don't know they're sick
The bears have no word for National Park
And moose honor no highway signs

Mosquitos can't tell you about malaria
The penguins aren't aware they're gay
Bald eagles never heard of America
Jellies don't know they're not fish

Whales don't sing of letters of writ
Corpse flowers don't know they stink
Polar bears don't know what oil is
The moths only think of the light

Mushrooms don't know about fairy tales
The raccoons don't understand trash
The chickens don't know they're illegal
The weeds just want to live

Aneristic Illusions / Re: So about these riots...
« on: September 28, 2020, 08:29:48 pm »
Went to two events (Friday night and Saturday) this past weekend. People are pissed but not exactly enthusiastic about getting teargassed again. Cops kinda wanted to start a riot but didn't fully commit, and the marshals did a good job of helping protesters be the grown ups in the room.

Apple Talk / 2020 got RBG
« on: September 19, 2020, 01:00:37 am »
Drop them f-bombs here

not super on topic, but if you are a third party person and you AREN'T fighting your ass off for Ranked Choice Voting you're less useful than shit scraped off a shoe. It's on the ballot in Massachusetts this year, don't fuck this up.

Apple Talk / Definition of a Sandwich
« on: August 25, 2020, 12:55:17 am »
Definition of a Sandwich, Part 1

A sandwich is not
Two people on either side
Under the covers
In a dark room
With your body between
And your brain quiet
Because the caveman running your limbic system
Is finally at peace
Knowing that if a bear shows up
It will have to eat someone else
Before you

Apple Talk / Re: From the room
« on: August 13, 2020, 01:12:57 pm »

What's in [REDACTED]'s bag, is it teeth?
I don't think that's quite all now
What's in [REDACTED]'s bag, is it teeth?
We need to sort this out now

Open up the bag, what's inside...
it's a thing she'd call a sandwich
it's just stacked lettuce leaves, and we can see,
that claim is just outlandish.

You know we got a mystery to solve,
there's bound to be more in this bag.
tip it out!

and what the hell how big's this bag
is that a nazi skull that just fell out?
there's no doubt!

What's in [REDACTED]'s bag, it's a lot.
It's where she hides her victims.
And now that we all know, we are screwed,
she'll kill to keep her secrets

(From one of the regular poetry night participants, dunno what he would prefer for credits on the interbutts but I do have permission for the repost here)

The recent maneater one I posted in Literate Chaotic is from this set, too

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