The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze


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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Caithness » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:28 pm

Wait which Castlevania game has a Konami code in it? I've only ever seen it used in gradius and contra.



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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:38 pm

Looking to emulate Manitoba's experiment from the 1970's, Ontario is going to do a modern-day trial of basic income, with 4000 families or individuals in three cities receiving payments and a 2000 person control group across the same locations

Of all the counties in the world, it seems so strange that Canada is taking the lead on this and in a sensible way - with trials to determine real-world effects and costs - instead of a big social argument about the justice of it. Though to be fair, it states that several other countries are trying pilot projects as well: Finland, Kenya, The Netherlands (and also a small trial in Oakland, CA).

Maybe it just feels weird that anyone is doing anything sensible these days.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Büge » Fri May 12, 2017 10:24 pm

holy balls

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/b ... azine.html
In the latest issue of Write, the magazine of the Writers’ Union of Canada, editor Hal Niedzviecki urged the white, middle-class people who make up most of published Canadian literature to “explore the lives of people who aren’t like you.” The piece, titled “Winning the appropriation prize,” was criticized on social media for denying and advocating cultural appropriation, and in relation to its inclusion in an issue focused on the work of Indigenous writers. Niedzviecki then resigned.
Once reported on, the incident brought forth what has become a predictable response from white Canadian media. Columns were written and scathing tweets were sent, to the effect that this was an affront to free speech and another sign of “the left” gone too far. And Whyte set out to organize his prize, presumably taking his inspiration from the title of Niedzviecki’s piece. Watching the names—some of the top names at the National Post, Rogers Media, and CBC—pledging their $100 or $500 to his cause, my stomach flipped. It was a reminder, once again, that too many white decision makers in Canadian media don’t seem to listen when people of colour and Indigenous people are talking.


http://www.macleans.ca/society/on-diver ... ass-house/
A Twitter timeline is a dangerous thing to scroll through at bedtime. On Thursday night, I watched former Maclean’s and National Post editor Ken Whyte pledge to seed a $1,500 “appropriation prize.” By the time I put down my phone, just three hours later, the pot was up to $3,500. The contributors: a selection of the editors and senior-most staffers and writers at some of the largest media organizations in Canada. They are all white.

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Sat May 13, 2017 5:27 am

Ugh. That story just gets dumber.

I sincerely think there's a legitimate discussion to be had about appropriation and how that can be reconciled with the longstanding validity of writers trying to understand others' perspectives (for a very basic example, women writing male characters or vice versa, though that's obviously more gender than culture), but that guy went about it in the most shitheaded way possible, telling people what they should do and imposing his idea.

The prize and other nonsense which have followed are just fucking pants-on-head stupid.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Büge » Tue May 23, 2017 8:16 pm

>:(



note: Rebel Media is essentially Canadian Breitbart.

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Tue May 23, 2017 9:08 pm

Oh God, is Ezra Levant ever such a two-bit sleaze.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Tue May 23, 2017 9:14 pm

Oooh, I found something even classier!

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