ukpol, voting 

terfs, clintons, racism 

Dark, as in the series on Netflix, s2 spoilers 

@celesteh Lol. Is there any clue about whether or not it's ghostwritten?

UK, beware contaminated hummus 

This piece about the slow destruction of most paper books is quite sad. It's a reminder that all preservation has to be active, and will involve difficult curation choices.
lithub.com/the-little-known-sl

Homophobia, Chick-Fil-A 

Homophobia, Chick-Fil-A 

Great music crosses language barriers. I've lost count of the number of great songs I've discovered in the past month or so. But, I had to go looking specifically for "LANGUAGE + rock". It's been so worth it, but it's a huge shame that in the UK we don't get to hear much that isn't in English.

For instance, check out Jam Hsiao's A Love Song For You youtube.com/watch?v=atGbcYTjZC - watch to the end for cuteness and questionable fashion sense.

I quite enjoyed Helen Czerski's Storm In A Teacup, but it's like a great selection of physics tasters rather than a deep dive into any one subject. It's very readable, though. I'd recommend it as a gift for the person you want to enthuse about physics. warpcoresf.co.uk/storm-in-a-te

I don't understand why these guys aren't better known. This is just one of their earworms I've been singing lately.
youtu.be/FhTDvERtyEo

Tips to help you choose the right apple tree(s)
gwenfarsgarden.info/2019/09/ti

After recently doing lots of online & print research into apple trees, because no one source had all the info I needed, I've collated the key basic info into one post.

#Apples #Fruit #ForestGarden #Gardening

Ukpol 

@mishellbaker I have some feelings about the frequency versus intensity debate. It's good to practice daily, sure. But to really cement a word or phrase in your memory takes emotion, the stronger the better. So going over phrases as part of a routine is going to take longer than hearing or reading those words as part of art.

Me: Today's agenda is weekly shopping, some writing, socialising, good stuff.

My body: Today's agenda is sneezing. No time for anything else.

relationship advice homophobia 

@pcrock It's always been about another layer of security for me.

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