Pancakes and Waffles and Patriarchy, Oh My!
|Amy Widdowson||Oct 22, 2019|
Darlings! Over-the-moon to be curating November 5th’s Odd Salon HERO here in San Francisco, my second go at the chief cat-herder role. There are six amazing humans who've agreed to get up and talk, and it would mean SO MUCH if you could join us. Tickets on sale now!
Also: got some feedback from y’all that the “Just One Thing” format is not enough to fill up your morning internet break. So here’s a bunch, with no through-line or comedy arc! Wee!
Canada had an election! Trudeau is likely still PM but of a minority government! The conservatives may have won the popular vote! And turnout was at 66 percent (for reference, turnout for the 2016 American presidential election was 55.5 percent)! And while I would like to comment more, I haven’t been following it as closely as I should have, so I shall refrain until I consume all of the #hottakes!
Former Speaker of the House John Boehner must be enjoying the crops of the company he oversees, cuz he is chill AF right now: There are 'Nazis' in Congress, says former Republican leader John Boehner.
Start-ups purporting to be able to read people’s emotions are selling their services to big companies, and there’s no way that could go wrong, nope, not at all. And as someone who is cheerful 90 percent of the time but whose resting face resembles that of a tragedy mask (spooooooky!) I’m really looking forward to my MacBook telling me to smile more.
Regarding the accumulation of wealth in this country: “Some people work more hours than average and some work less, but nobody works a billion times more hours than anybody else.”
I cannot WAIT to see this movie: “Jojo Rabbit” Challenges Our Knee-Jerk Reactions To Holocaust Stories. (And FYI, one of my favorite courses in college was “Representations of the Holocaust,” so… no witty rejoinder, just wanted to share.)
And finally, wanna join me in once again tossing all electronics out your windows, resigning from civilized life as we know it, moving to the woods and building a commune? Cuz this trash is being taught in training seminars: “Women’s brains absorb information like pancakes soak up syrup so it’s hard for them to focus. Men’s brains are more like waffles. They’re better able to focus because the information collects in each little waffle square.” As I said on Twitter, now I’m angry AND I want waffles.
You’re all lovely. Be kind to each other.