Happy Plants, And Other Rejected 2006 Animated Films.
|Amy Widdowson||May 27, 2020|
Poppets! It’s a heat wave in San Francisco, and before anyone makes fun of the fact that 25 degrees celsius is considered a heat wave here, remember that I moved back because my weak Canadian self just cannot handle anything above room temperature, and no one in SF has ever heard of air conditioning. So now that I’ve ordered four more screens for my windows, let’s get to the internet!
Mum of the Missive sent this in, and I bet you know how I answer this question: Could All Those ‘Quarantinis’ Lead to Drinking Problems? And hey there, a reminder that if you need someone to talk to about your relationship with substances, I’m here to listen.
If you’ve been following the incident in NYC wherein a white woman calls the cops and say an “African American man” is threatening her, all because he asked her to keep her dog on a leash in a public area that requires dogs to be leashed, I think it is important to note the following as encapsulated by this Independent headline and article: It looks like Amy Cooper, the white woman in the viral Central Park video, is a liberal. That's important. It’s important because weaponizing the privilege of our racist and violent system against people of color isn’t solely a conservative pastime. In fact, as the piece mentions, “We cannot assume that a liberal or even a progressive political future will save Black people from white fragility and white supremacy and white violence”, because often time us liberals are the ones benefitting from and exploiting that supremacy.
This (“What About the Plants?”) was sent to me by a couple of folks, as they know that I went on a “rescue ze plants” mission back to my office about a month ago. But I haven’t had the luck of the dude who is rescuing plants abandoned on the streets, instead relying on propagating spider and pothos plants of my own provenance. Speaking of which: I have extra plants, y’all, and will gladly give them to a good home.
And finally, as we begin to re-open, we’re going to start needing to make decisions about acceptable risks. Business Insider has a good piece on How to make good enough choices during the coronavirus pandemic, since making risk-free decisions is impossible.
That’s it, that’s all! Stay cool, stay hydrated, wear a mask, and be kind to each other, won’t you?