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Mash-Up Round-Up: Elder Goths + Eating Chips

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The week of January 16, 2021 was the representative’s tiktok that made us cry; the congressional vote that made us stand up; and the sea shanties that gave us life. Also, a reminder that there is literally only one good thing about Facebook, because it is definitely not this.

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I Recommend Eating Chips

Sit down, put away Twitter, and indulge in the temporary infinity of a crisp bag of chips. Ours will be garlic shrimp. We’re fine. Really.

via NY Times

An Absurdly Basic Bug Let Anyone Grab All of Parler’s Data

Parler, the “free speech” social network (or, the network designed for hate speech and disinformation) had its entire site downloaded by hackers. Of course, it was ridiculously easy.

via Wired

Jake Angeli Will Be Fed Organic Shaman Diet Following Judge’s Order

We hate this guy? 

Worth noting, as our news feeds are filled with characters like this “QAnon Shaman,” that we must avoid the dangerous magical thinking of “this is not who we are.”

via MSN

When Getting High Is A Hobby, Not A Habit

Demystify drugs, unpack the double standards, and advocate for the right to “the pursuit of pleasure.” We’re into it. Meanwhile, we’re ALSO reading this horror show of psychedelic mushrooms.

via NY Times
Coronavirus Recession Keeps The Philippines’ Jeepneys Off the Road

Colorful, overstuffed, and iconic — jeepneys are informal buses modeled around U.S. military jeeps left over from World War II. In times of COVID, this essential public transit is off the road. 

via Boomberg

Do ‘Elder Goths’ Hold The Secret To Aging Successfully?

Is it the love of haunted Victorian dolls and medieval lore? Is it the timely timeless aesthetic? The paradoxical energies of a “Happy Goth”? Goths aren’t aged by culture, they age with culture.

via Washington Post

Tribal Elders Are Dying From The Pandemic, Causing A Cultural Crisis For American Indians

“It takes your breath away…The amount of knowledge they held, and connection to our past.”

Grandparents, great-aunts, leaders and elders. A precious generation is taken too soon, the culture they held gone with them.  

via NY Times

Meet Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, Captured In Viral Video Facing Down Mob

Eugene Goodman was a Black police officer in the U.S. Capitol building. Alone, facing down a mob of White rioters with Confederate flags, he managed to lure them away from the unlocked Senate chambers, just in time.

via Washington Post

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