@vgr Essentially, a giant and his assistant setting tasks for a set of 5 adventurers using household objects that rewards specific creativity, and skillful participation.
@vgr Have you seen the UK show Taskmaster? I think it might be a very pure domestic cosy cultural artefact.
Collapse of Moore's law and the deceleration of the internet
@tao you know the old saying, one man's show of strength is another man's PR opportunity
- sounds a bit weird, additional pattern to learn
- "they" becomes grammatically equivalent to a gendered pronoun
- Clears up arguing over whether we've "always had" singular they or not. Makes the case that this is a new and better way to do it.
"They is". It's the way things should be, look in your heart, you know it to be true...
Non-binary friends and users of the singular they pronoun, I address you!
How do we feel about the following idea?
Conjugate the singular they the same way as he/she rather than the plural they.
I/we/they(plural) walk the dog.
He/she/they(singular) walks the dog.
So, we would have a non-gendered pronoun AND a plural pronoun that are differentiated by their conjugation rather than context clues.
@zacharius The rest of the idea was potential things that could come out of it, like the Tyneside Olympics, winning medals that have tangible benefits in the city.
@zacharius The stereotype of the Geordie (name for people from the area) is a friendly, drinking guy with a bit of an edge to him. The culture here could potentially accommodate a full-time fool situation.
So my idea is, my friend comes to live up here, and becomes the Newcastle Networking Clown, we get him to meet everyone who has any stake in the city's development, from tramps to the mayor. And then something comes out of it, solve some cultural problems with a jolt of activation energy.
@zacharius Newcastle upon Tyne, you may know it from the ale, is a small city in the North East of England. At the moment, it's size is a negative, because it means we can't compete economically with Manchester or Sheffield or Leeds, similar kinds of Northern post-industrial cities.
But, a smaller size makes it easier for residents to have a shared experience. My friend is a charismatic guy and we started messing around with clown makeup recently. Maybe that's the basis for a social movement?
Help An Incredibly Important Artist
If you could watch as much of this as you can stand: https://youtu.be/my017qIm_hs
Then suggest a place online for me to share it, that would be very helpful
My art project, afternoonwideboys, has a new video coming out in 9 days, and I want to get eyes on it. Any suggestions? Here's our previous video: https://youtu.be/9t3Pf2ON_uA
And here's the premiere page for the next one: https://youtu.be/m2kfV7MBPqc
Any suggestions welcome (except get mental health treatment, we've tried that already)
@dredmorbius I couldn't remember whether I'd recorded the set in the journal or not either
@yumaikas I have my spreadsheet on my phone, but it just shifted the problem to "did I record the last set or not?"
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