bummed out that the longform podcast sold to vox. I read vox and listen to all of their podcasts (when i can stomach it) since they reflect the id of the american technocrat

it makes sense, as max has always been an eager corporate ladder climber/"entrepreneur", but the guests have always been very varied and clash with max's ideologies in interesting ways

i assume vox will now provide a pipeline of guests, which will be bland


GME has a bunch of cash and revenue left over from their days as a retailer. They also have a large customer base in their membership program.

They are restructuring to sell that data on the behavior futures markets. In short, they are restructuring to have a tech business model

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Still haven't seen this mentioned in any GME story, so I'll try to lay out: GME is a case study in surveillance capitalism.

This case study shows that covid has accelerated the trend of companies ditching older business models for this new model (which is a money machine impervious to pandemics or anything short of the internet going down)

I hate the phrase "historically low supply of housing" used in the context of explaining the US housing situation

The problem is capitalism, not something material like "supply"

- There are ~15 million vacant houses in the US
- There are ~553 thousand people without shelter on a given night in the US

The difference in those numbers is huge; the solution simple

Articles that make this claim will even link to this data :headdesk:

for example: web.archive.org/web/2021020515


I have a lot of thoughts about the GME thing that I have no
desire to discuss on social media.

That said, I do want to point out that this is an especially
salient example of the "Gell-Mann Amnesia effect" meme



"Haven't you noticed how comfortable people feel when on meeting someone they just don't like them? Comfortable, I suppose, for one feels that here, at least, is someone who is not going to have the opportunity of ever disturbing one's life in any way."

An American Anarchist:The Life of Voltairine de Cleyre | by Paul Avrich.

Almost felt like an anarchist prayer

Also, Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith and Holofernes is at the SAM until the 26th and i love it

May you be a Judith decapitating a Holofernes,
A Joan of Arc leading a people to victory,
A Louise Michel fighting on the barricades,
A Voltairine de Cleyre singing songs of revolt,
An Emma Goldman preaching the gospel of rebellion.

Into The War | by Italo Calvino

History sure does rhyme

This is an image that is a mashup of the two opening pages to "Into the War", a book by Italo Calvino.

The book opens with a page of very mundane descriptions of some Italian teenagers just being teenagers. And then suddenly, Mussolini has announced Italy will enter the war.

borders and governments don't protect you, but they can sure get you killed

Dead Astronauts | by Jeff Vandermeer

"The three knew they were disposable and finite and vulnerable. But they also knew they were rare and precious"


Big mood right now

Just a difference of opinions folks. Some people think transit should be free, some people think the government should round up, torture, and kill political opponents

yeesh this comment from a local news site about a seattle fare strike. The comment links out to a torture scene from the movie Reservoir Dogs


This Is Hell!

episode 1098: Mourning Thanksgiving.



Yesterday I learned

- thanksgiving has been celebrated in the US since the 1600s
- the "pilgrims and indians" bits of the myth were added in the 1800s as WASP propaganda

so I guess a reminder that if you live and/or work in , to make rent payments to the Duwamish Tribe.


We are getting close to the 11th annual Seattle Anarchist Book Fair!

Great chance to connect with old friends and make some new ones

(more info in the PSA link below)






following up on this cafe vita thing.

Looks like cafe vita is implying people CHOOSE to be homeless so they can get sweet sweet free coffee

reminder that capitalists are not good people. even "small, local" varieties

source: twitter.com/spekulation/status


(tagging nyc as they recently opened a shop there)

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seattle pol, coffee, transmisogyny 

Occult Features of Anarchism: With Attention to the Conspiracy of Kings and the Conspiracy of the Peoples | by Erica Lagalisse
"When entire cosmologies are reified as 'proper' only to specific preordained identities, we are effectivley saying they are false to the extent that they do not apply across the cosmos whatsoever"

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