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I may have mentioned this before, but all the #teamharpy related/inspired posts has me thinking about it again. One of the few things I'm truly ashamed of in my life is that I sat and watched--maybe even laughed--as Stephen Abram tore into a few young women in a hotel bar at Internet Librarian 2005 for the sin of being female and ignoring him.
Eventually I became uncomfortable and put some physical distance between myself and Abram, and tried to put some psychological/moral distance between myself and him by making small talk with those women. But it has obviously stuck with me for a long time, and is part of the reason that I believe #teamharpy and stand with the other women who are coming forward about their experiences. The kind of sexist power play I saw from Abram isn't OK, and I hope I know better now and would speak up immediately if put in the same situation again. - Steele Lawman
I might have laughed, too, if I thought he wasn't serious. I know better now, but most people don't know that creeps are creeps at first, particularly if they have some charm. As for myself, if he ever tried anything like that on me, I'd flat-out tell him he was barking up the wrong tree. Maybe that's why I never notice this kind of behavior directed towards me, in addition to not being conventionally pretty. - Holly's favorite Anna
I respect that the Colbert Report isn't to Iris's taste, but at the same time I feel like if we didn't have Colbert to take down buffoons like Bill O'Reilly, we'd need to invent him.
For me, the Daily Show does the job. But yes, I agree that it's good to have Colbert doing his thing. I just wish I could like it was well as appreciate it. - lris
I'm fine.
:/ - lris
Yeah. - laura x from iPhone
*hugs* - Kirsten
I need an Ello invite so I can try and justify my worthless existence through pathetic attempts to seem "clever" and "genuine" on yet another social media website, only to inevitably lose interest gradually or flame out suddenly, leaving behind another data-husk to mark my passage through this pale excuse for a life.
Well,my man, what's your e-mail address? Join us in the Enbaffleing - Pete : Team Marina, my friend. - Steele Lawman
maybe think of them as shed snake skins rather than husks? you gotta shed to grow, man. - Marianne
Done. You too can watch something being built, largely by a small group of people trying to respond to the shouts of a much larger group. Sort of like a Crystal Maze approach to software development. - Pete : Team Marina
Can someone send me an invite please? Cpikas @ gmail - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Thank you! - Christina Pikas from iPhone
"Life on the outside: collections, contexts and the wild, wild web" Keynote presented at the Annual Conference of the Japanese Association for the Digital Humanities, 20 September 2014, Tsukuba.
"Such questions remain crucial as we consider the relationship between cultural collections and their online users. If we expect people to erect ‘generous signposts’ we have to make our stuff easy to find and share. If we want them to consider their responsibility to the past we should focus on providing trust, confidence, and support, not permission." - Steele Lawman
Oh my god. High school kid does an a cappella version of The Mountain Goats' "No Children." Heroic.
In-box zero! (Stars in his eyes!)
*sends emails* - ellbeecee
Sends another email. - Joe from iPod
I'm just a big pile of nope today.
Oh how I love the MoTO / Pete bromance.
Will our parents ever approve? #stormybromance - MoTO: Team Marina
There are so many things to love about this ad aimed at "Collegy chaps who must be garbed *right*" which appeared in the May 11, 1906 issue of Colorado College's "The Tiger"
I won't lie, I balked. - Steele Lawman
*clutches pearls* - lris
"College Brand ideas are very ultra merchant-tailorings produced in 'ready-to-slip-on' form..." What does that even mean? - Catherine Pellegrino
If you were their target audience, you would know. ;) - lris
I'm guessing it means 'looks like bespoke, costs like off the rail' - Pete : Team Marina
Dad and Luke got home from Seattle and PAX Prime last night, both having had a really good time. Here's a photo of Luke on the streets of Seattle that my dad took.
Here they are, headed for Seattle.
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Mr. 12 looks toothless in this picture, or tooth-deficient anyway. Not my favorite picture of him for sure! Mr. 71 looks pretty happy. - Mama Lawson
I always smiled with my mouth closed as a kid. I wasn't aware one was supposed to show that one had teeth. - laura x from iPhone
My mom arranged for my father to take Mr. 12 to PAX Prime this year, the big videogame expo in Seattle. Mr. 12 left the house a few minutes ago and they fly out of Denver this afternoon. I'm so excited for them! I hope it goes well.
I'm so glad it's your dad taking him, because I know you'll get some fabulous photos of Mr. 12 out of the deal. :) - Catherine Pellegrino
Yes, I just emailed my dad a request for a few photos of them together, since dad's usually behind the camera and not in front of it. - Steele Lawman
First snafu: Luke left his wallet at home. Luckily, dad has deep pockets. - Steele Lawman
Depression is monochrome and often involves digital-cranial contact
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How am I supposed to listen to Aerosmith?
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move nearer to the router / signal strength up stops you feeling down - Pete : Team Marina
Or listen to Max Headroom and you can't tell the difference. - Betsy
Gray, sleepy, sad.
:( - lris
today would've been a great "cancel everything, have naps" day. - Marianne
hugs - maʀtha
Dooood. *fistbump* - MoTO: Team Marina
Marianne, that was my thought, exactly--it's a "snuggle the dog" day. But I'm here, at work, working. It'll be OK. - Steele Lawman
Yup. Tomorrow will be different. - Marianne
is it gloomy outside. I can't even remember. *sigh* - FLEMING
Every now and then, my friend Jessy Randall makes me write a poem with her. And I enjoy it. And then she finds someone to publish it. We are published in the latest issue of "Industrial Lunch," sharing the cover with such luminaries as Jacques Lacan, Evelyn Waugh, and The Monkees....
The link to the online magazine is here, but I'll paste in the poem in the next comment: - Steele Lawman
WHEN I AM FLYING I like to drink Canadian whiskey. I used to drink it with Coke, but then I started to drink it with San Pellegrino, and I realized that it wasn't the Coke that I liked about the drink. But San Pellegrino is a bit expensive, so now I just get seltzer. So it's the whiskey and the sparkling water and maybe a little shpritz of lemon. Or motor oil. A little whiskey, some... more... - Steele Lawman
You got billing above Bataille! - Stephen Francoeur
First day of 7th grade for Luke!
That's his "thrilled" look. - Steele Lawman
or 'difficult second album cover' - Pete : Team Marina
Wasn't he just Mr. 7? They grow up too fast! - Julian
Ice Bucket Challenge FAIL Compilation
Might want to give some money to concussion-awareness charities along with the ALS Association. - Steele Lawman
I hadn't realized the dumping of the bucket was the hard part. - lris
At least that one guy was wearing a helmet. - Laura
First day of fourth grade for Nick!
Wow, how time flies! - lris
I guess this video from Vimeo won't embed, but this Austin City Limits set from Rilo Kiley is one of my favorite things, especially the middle part with "More Adventurous" - "Ripcord" - "The Absence of God."
My father took Mr. 9 to the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center last week. I think it made him pretty happy.
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That is a cool place. - Joe
I 'met' their ambassador wolves many years ago at a carnivore conference in Santa Fe. It was an amazing experience for me. :) - Jenny H. from Android
"Never ask a rhetorical question of a librarian!" - Amanda, the college assessment guru.
Mea culpa. - Meg VMeg
Pikachu Costume Needed for Once In A Lifetime Opportunity - Join In -
"I will give you the actual gameplan. The library is suddenly full of foam pokeballs (those are needed too. You got em, I'll snag em.) "Where did these come from?", people will ask, but all the evidence they'll get is a little tag that says "Gotta Catch Em All". They will continue on their studying way. Suddenly, almost casually at first, a wild Pikachu appears!" - Steele Lawman from Bookmarklet
More new-to-me art from the books in the Fine Arts Center collection. Donald Sultan and Romaine Brooks
▶ The Mountain Goats - "You Were Cool" HQ (Live At Carnegie Hall 15/01/13) - YouTube -
LauraX was just mentioning how much she likes the Mountain Goats. Here's a song that's apparently not on any album. - Steele Lawman from Bookmarklet
This is fabulous. - laura x
Wonderful. Love The Mountain Goats. "it's good to be young, but let's not kid ourselves it's better to pass on through those years and come out the other side with our hearts still beating, having stared down demons and come back breathing" - Steve C Team Marina
More new-to-me art from the books in the Fine Arts Center collection. (L-to-R) Philip Guston, Jim Nutt, Alex Katz.
I saw a gallery of Alex Katz's work up in Maine once. For some reason the ones I saw were just kinda meh, but this one is actually kinda cool - Sir Shuping is just sir
Yeah, Katz's work seems to be really flat, and maybe too many of them together would be numbing. But I thought they were interesting portraits. And his work kind of is clean and refresing after these two other more exuberantly cartoony artists. - Steele Lawman
I think that describes exactly what I was feeling. I think spaced out amongst others would have made his stand out a bit more and feel a bit more refreshing - Sir Shuping is just sir
"My Cousin Is Not a Hero" by M. Molly Backes
"In life, sometimes bad things happen and it just sucks. Sometimes what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, okay, but sometimes what doesn’t kill you leaves you diminished, depressed, binge-watching The West Wing and eating Lucky Charms out of the box." - Steele Lawman
I don't think I know of a movie more wonderful than "A Room With a View"
Not even "The Room"? - Marie
That’s a view to a kill. - Akiva
Me either. I love it as much as I love the book, even. Maybe more. - laura x from iPhone
My college roommate contended that it was one of the rare films that was better than the book. (I haven't read the book, so I have no opinion.) - Steele Lawman
Is this the film with Helena Bonham-Carter? - Laura
Thinking I should rewatch it. Haven't seen it since it was in the theaters. Wonder what other films people might consider 'wonderful?" I'd put Dazed & Confused on the list for the ending that has the kids who've shucked responsibilities, embraced freedom, and are heading out on the Texas highway to get tickets for a concert in another town. - Stephen Francoeur
More new-to-me art from the pages of the C.S. Fine Arts Center library. Ken Price's "Club Zebra," "Parson Weems' Fable" by Grant Wood, and "Tie Window" by Wayne Thiebaud.
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