Show newer
OrTheWhale boosted
OrTheWhale boosted

#OtD 31 May 1875 suffragette May Billinghurst, who hid stones for smashing shop windows in her wheelchair, was born.

i just learned that Japan has a national pillow fight contest.

spoon-tamago.com/2021/05/28/ja

here is a groovy arcade-style animation outlining the rules of play.

youtube.com/watch?v=gR-qVHVHne

OrTheWhale boosted

#OtD 20 May 1960 mass demonstrations took place in Japan against the US-Japan (Anpo) treaty which would see American troops permanently based in the country libcom.org/history/japans-1968

i recently joined the regular writers at Buddhistdoor Teahouse. here are the poems i've had published there so far:

write.as/angrytattooedmonk/poe

OrTheWhale boosted

I saw a swallow dipping into a pond this morning, probably catching insects. I tried to get a picture of it, I got one before it flew off.

OrTheWhale boosted
OrTheWhale boosted
OrTheWhale boosted

#OtD 2 May 1980 the Dublin wax museum was broken into and 15 waxworks vandalised. The intruders beheaded JFK and broke off the arm of Irish revolutionary Wolfe Tone, using his sword to slice off Margaret Thatcher's face and plunge it into her body.

OrTheWhale boosted

#OtD 23 Apr 1931 a communist newspaper in Germany published a list of taverns used by the Nazis. Anti-fascists then began a spate of attacks on taverns in which fascists met and organised. Unfortunately it was insufficient to stem their growth libcom.org/history/beating-fas

OrTheWhale boosted
OrTheWhale boosted
OrTheWhale boosted

#OtD 1 Apr 1982 oil company Exxon made a private report on CO2. It showed that burning fossil fuels would cause global warming which may be irreversible and could be detectable by 1995. They then spent $31m to spread false propaganda claiming the opposite

OrTheWhale boosted
OrTheWhale boosted
OrTheWhale boosted

hello naughty children, it may be nintendy time but it is also english literature degree time

OrTheWhale boosted

Learning that people suffering from the storm and blackout in Texas were using the guide in our book Recipes for Disaster to build a rocketstove with which to heat food and water, we've put the directions online here in their entirety:

cwc.im/rocketstove

Please circulate.

OrTheWhale boosted
Show older
mastodon.scot

This is a Mastodon instance primarily intended for (but not limited to) users in Scotland or who identify as Scottish.