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by Beorhtnoth
Sat May 22, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Israel and Gaza
Replies: 151
Views: 56292

Re: Israel and Gaza

OK. I think my definition of "it" could be Bill Clintonian vague, but what's the point? It just embodies the reducto ad absurdum nature of the whole media regurgitation of the Palestine issue. Because I'm tired, I'll state what I think in excess of normal qualifications. Israel is an illeg...
by Beorhtnoth
Sat May 22, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Israel and Gaza
Replies: 151
Views: 56292

Re: Israel and Gaza

My question? Two films?

I feel like I have been inserted into a Kafka short story... :D

Any chance you could recapitulate and so bring me up to speed? Because I've lost track regarding just how much Palestinians are subject to genocide...
by Beorhtnoth
Sat May 22, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Jim Henson Company Auditions
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: Jim Henson Company Auditions

N.E. Brigand wrote: Sat May 22, 2021 12:10 am Yes, I think so.
Lead on, McDuff! :D
by Beorhtnoth
Sat May 22, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Jim Henson Company Auditions
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: Jim Henson Company Auditions

It was obviously organic because, without imposition, the nature of the players changed.
It was the removal of barriers that changed the imperative, not the introduction. Right?
Am I missing something here?
by Beorhtnoth
Fri May 21, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Israel and Gaza
Replies: 151
Views: 56292

Re: Israel and Gaza

N.E. you just asked me to define something that is indefinable... But... "indigenous" is like string length; how long? However, I will use a utilitarian definition; indigenous describes those who have no recollection of living elsewhere, and whose forbears are not alien to the general loca...
by Beorhtnoth
Fri May 21, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Israel and Gaza
Replies: 151
Views: 56292

Re: Israel and Gaza

I can never forget this video, which I first saw eight years ago. The music, for those who don't know it, is Andy Williams's cover of the theme from the 1960 film Exodus , based on the Leon Uris book of the same name, which starred Paul Newman and Eva Marie-Saint in a story about the founding of mo...
by Beorhtnoth
Fri May 21, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump's America
Replies: 2715
Views: 728451

Re: Trump's America

Why is the "insurrection" in Washington heinous, but the Maidan revolution in Kyiv to be celebrated? And one minor query, that might be more significant than it appears, but isn't the clamour for security in Washington a tacit admission that the politicians are no longer "of the peopl...
by Beorhtnoth
Fri May 21, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Israel and Gaza
Replies: 151
Views: 56292

Re: Israel and Gaza

(I have no idea whether the current ceasefire will hold. Last night I heard that in the last major Israel-Gaza conflict in 2014, there were ten ceasefires declared and then abandoned before the eleventh finally stuck, until now.) Not directed at you, NEB, but I genuinely despair at how this conflic...
by Beorhtnoth
Fri May 21, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Placebo Effect
Replies: 0
Views: 1528

Placebo Effect

Mind and body are inextricably linked, to the extent that the belief one is being medicated can lead to symptom alleviation. This is described as the "placebo effect", and although poorly understand, it has measurable outcomes, sometimes outcomes that outperform medical treatment. I think ...
by Beorhtnoth
Fri May 21, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Israel and Gaza
Replies: 151
Views: 56292

Re: Israel and Gaza

Whether because of pressure from progressives in his party or not, it appears that Biden is losing patience with Netanyahu. https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/19/politics/biden-netanyahu-relationship/index.html And yet I still don't think it is going to make any significant difference. :( Or maybe it did....
by Beorhtnoth
Fri May 21, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Jim Henson Company Auditions
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: Jim Henson Company Auditions

I think a little analogy may be helpful to understanding why I find the actions of The Jim Henson Company problematic. When the Boy Scouts of America opened membership to girls, it didn't decide to address gender imbalance in the organisation by restricting new membership solely to girls, even thou...
by Beorhtnoth
Fri May 21, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Jim Henson Company Auditions
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: Jim Henson Company Auditions

I think a little analogy may be helpful to understanding why I find the actions of The Jim Henson Company problematic. When the Boy Scouts of America opened membership to girls, it didn't decide to address gender imbalance in the organisation by restricting new membership solely to girls, even thoug...
by Beorhtnoth
Fri May 21, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Jim Henson Company Auditions
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: Jim Henson Company Auditions

You seem to think having straight white male puppeteers is problematic. I don't. I would note that I didn't ask you specifically about puppeteering. This was what I wrote: I guarantee you that there are fields in which there has been systematic discrimination in favor of straight white males. If a ...
by Beorhtnoth
Fri May 21, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Jim Henson Company Auditions
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: Jim Henson Company Auditions

You seem to think having straight white male puppeteers is problematic. I don't. Please don't put words in my mouth . You'll notice that I did not do that to you. Instead I asked you questions to get a better idea of what it was that you believed. To be clear, I do not think that having straight wh...
by Beorhtnoth
Thu May 20, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Jim Henson Company Auditions
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: Jim Henson Company Auditions

I don't know the details of the Jim Henson Company's hiring practices, but assuming for the sake of discussion that it has traditionally been unproportionally slanted towards straight white males, would you find that troublesome as well? No. Setting aside the question of whether this action is appr...
by Beorhtnoth
Thu May 20, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Jim Henson Company Auditions
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: Jim Henson Company Auditions

But this is not a job. Its a training offer. And I believe that when you have limited resources to provide free training it is okay to target groups that have been denied a living in your field. Again, I agree, if this was a workshop for a or b or c, but this is a workshop for "all except z&qu...
by Beorhtnoth
Thu May 20, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Jim Henson Company Auditions
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: Jim Henson Company Auditions

But this is not a job. Its a training offer. And I believe that when you have limited resources to provide free training it is okay to target groups that have been denied a living in your field. Again, I agree, if this was a workshop for a or b or c, but this is a workshop for "all except z&qu...
by Beorhtnoth
Thu May 20, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Jim Henson Company Auditions
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Re: Jim Henson Company Auditions

I care little for discrimination. When a single minority demographic is excluded from a selection process, alarm bells ring for me. What other minority group except straight, white males would it be acceptable to discriminate against? ETA And have turned away enough non-white-men in the past that th...
by Beorhtnoth
Thu May 20, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Jim Henson Company Auditions
Replies: 22
Views: 4725

Jim Henson Company Auditions

LA headquartered The Jim Henson Company is seeking “top talent and new creative voices” to “train as puppeteers in the Jim Henson technique”. Attendance at the three week workshop will be by invitation only and dependent on audition. Applicants for audition considered: Members of the LGBTQ+ communit...
by Beorhtnoth
Wed May 19, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Good music and other good stuff on youtube and Facebook
Replies: 862
Views: 325680

Re: Good music and other good stuff on youtube and Facebook

"Slag" might not be as inappropriate a name as first appears. ;) Yes, until the guy brought up the idea of it being "inappropriate" I had only ever known slag to be the stuff you skim off the top of molten metal. "Slag" as "promiscuous woman" is more of a Bri...