The OP wins the comment prize--
" Let's just say, there is a white guy in Arkansas walking around with the Hebrew word for 'cracker' on his arm...and he doesn't know it!"
...which particularly amuses me because *Dearly Beloved self-identifies as 'Saltine American'.
*My mate also habitually refers to all matzot as "crackers", and can't reliably distinguish abjad from hangul. (Yes, really. The opportunity for lost tribe jokes has been endless.)
Poverty is a tyrannical master, closing off every imaginable venue of escape. Education, mobility, even the baseline needs of complete health, shelter and safety are denied to those in poverty. Despite this, every year thousands of young people struggle through those high, high barriers in pursuit of an education that will free them from poverty. Thousands -- and they do this in a country that increasingly vilifies poverty. These students usually struggle alone, in secrecy, to avoid the social judgment that imputes an inherent moral deficit, a failure of character in anyone who is poor.
Jessica Sutherland was once one of those students. Today she is the founder and director of Homeless to Higher Ed, a foundation seeking to help homeless students out of poverty and into higher education.
#JessicaSutherland #HomelessToHigherEd #povertyinamerica #ModernHeroes
"Game developer makes sim game about game development. Game developer self-releases a torrented version whose only difference from the pay version is that over time every game the in-game company produces has no sales and they go bankrupt due to piracy. Online forum posts asking how to navigate the game so that the in-game company stays in business proliferate."
#simulations #piracy #games #gamedev #GreenheartGames
The photo below was attached to a Twitter advert. For cloud hosting. When challenged about this choice of ad image, the spokesbeast for the company double-downed to the ultraviolet end of the sexism spectrum by using insulting assumptions about male marketing preferences to justify objectification of female bodies.
...I expect there will soon be a lot of used server racks available in and around Reston,VA, if anyone is interested ;-D
#fail #sexism #HowNotToSucceedInBusiness
#tentacles #SkotOlsen #eclect-o-mat
Skot Olsen's Work: http://www.skotolsen.com/portfolios.htm
"Saint Architeuthis is the patron saint of doomed sailors. While the origins of the saint remain unclear, it's recent history and worship are well documented. Whalers who turned their attention to catching giant squid and sea serpents in the 19th century, began asking Saint Architeuthis for mercy whenever a hunt would go awry, which was fairly frequent. When hunting for such animals, one would sometimes be thrown over board or a boat would sink exposing the men to whatever was in the water at the time. A sailor would ask Saint Architeuthis for the quick and relatively painless death of drowning, rather than the hideous demise of being ripped apart by the beak of the squid or chewed up in the sea serpent's hideous maw. Often, men would have visions of Saint Architeuthis who would appear before them in the form of a gigantic, yet benevolent squid wearing a bishop's mitre and carrying tools of the squid hunter's trade."
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