You guys, I am so excited. I think I’ve convinced my mom to join Micro.blog and if she does she’s finally on the independent web and I couldn’t be more proud. I’ll send a specific shoutout so you can follow/say hi if everything’s a success.
Stellar job culture warriors! You’ve jinned up so much performative outrage over the Cuties movie that it’s now on everybody’s radar and, even better, should anyone wish to address any of the claims you’re making or frantically sharing about it, they actually have to watch it. That’s not even touching the civil libertarians who will absolutely get involved if Sen. Ted Cruz gets his way and Netflix is investigated over it, or even if there’s a credible threat of investigation. We have this thing in the US. It’s called the First Amendment. And it makes a whole bunch of things a whole bunch of us don’t like not only legal, but protected. So if you have a problem with the movie, don’t watch it, and don’t let your kids watch it. If you really have a problem with the exploitation of children, including in the pageant circuit, persuade your friends and family who are parents not to allow their children to participate, and do the harder work of assisting organizations that exist to help exploited children instead of virtue signaling about a movie on social media because it’s easier and more satisfying.
Enjoying some hockey with John. Catching the end of the Flyers game and then it’s Golden Knights win!
We are experiencing an absolutely killer thunderstorm right now, complete with extra-boomy thunder, and it’s been so long since we’ve had one of these that I didn’t realize how much I missed them.
I know August is gonna August and everything but 91 degrees is still too damn hot.