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I can’t even crow, acrylic painting on cardboard

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I can’t even crow, acrylic painting on cardboard

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How to Treat the Freshmen, 1367

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Luttrell Psalter, f. 157v
“We have learned from certain important and noteworthy persons...  that there are some students who compel (or try to compel) the new students arriving at the university... – both by brazen and evil seizure of their books and other belongings, and by threats and other scams they have devised – to pay, against their will, a penalty for their freshman state (their recent and happy arrival at the aforementioned university!)... by taking them to the tavern and, as a sheep is led to the slaughter, compelling them to join in. And so the decency of conduct which should flourish in the studious, and their gravity of manners and integrity of reputation, is defiled shamefully, and carousals, inebriations, disgusting words, promiscuities, all-nighters both in taverns and around the city at night, housebreakings, and other things we will not mention, ensue. And the reputation of the whole school and all its students is tarnished among prelates and princes and other good and honest people... Let them cease hereafter and utterly, under penalty of excommunication.”

Statute of the University of Orléans
Say it with me now: I will not ransom the freshmen’s books to make them pay for parties.

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1Q84 crow, acrylic painting on cardboard

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Facebook labeled part of the Declaration of Independence as 'hate speech'

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When Facebook removed a piece of "hate speech"  from its platform, it raised quite a few eyebrows. The reason? It was part of the Declaration of Independence. 

A Texas newspaper, The Liberty County Vindicator, was sharing the historical document in "small bites" to make it a "little easier to digest" for readers leading up to July 4. Everything was going fine until the paper's 10th post, which included this passage from Thomas Jefferson on King George III's abuses against the colonies: 

“He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.” Read more...

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Sexist Portrayals of 1940s Wartime Women

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From Careless Talk to Loose Lips to VD – In stark contrast to the positive empowerment images of women in the 1940s, government warnings to service men to ‘keep mum’ and ‘chaste’ depicted women in time honored fashion; the female stereotype, addled of the mind, untrustworthy and ridden with venereal diseases. During the Second World War women […]
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You just lived through the hottest May on record in the contiguous U.S.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today that the lower 48 U.S. states recently experienced their warmest May on record. 

Records have now been kept for 124 years.

"Last month, the U.S. sizzled with record warmth," the government agency said in a statement. NOAA reports that temperature records in more than 8,590 locations were broken, or tied, in May 2018. 

The May record, which is more than 5 degrees above average, is part of Earth's continuing warming trend, something NASA scientists say has been particularly rapid in the last 40 years.  Read more...

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