Mastodon, can we play a game?
You describe an animal badly, and I draw exactly what you described.
(Do not tell me what the animal is. I will not try to guess. Please tell me AFTER I finish the drawing.)
Attached is a blue whale as my 6yo son described it. Want more? Reply with a description of your own!
Paediatric study on fictional violence Show more
> 'Good guys' in superhero films more violent than villains
The #OpenUniversity #OU, in the UK:
- Students & staff cannot opt out;
- The latest versions of Moodle have #LearningAnalytics & an API built in, making Google & Adobe tracking unnecessary;
- There are good FOSS alternatives available, which integrate well with the OU's LMS' & CMS', & are well within the OU's IT capabilities.
I think the #OU can set a better example.
US Politics - Show more
Good article on how the US culture wars came to be, and a good read given that we in the UK seem to be hellbent on importing them.
However, I was not expecting the article to go where it did and discuss a burgeoning front in the culture wars - the value of college education.
Sexuality Theory Show more
Lesbian Paradox: When girl is hot and you wish to fuck them but you also wish to be them
Guardian US writers challenge Guardian UK transphobia Show more
Guardian US writers know that this is simply bigotry and it's a disgrace that they need to publicly challenge the transphobic position of Guardian UK.
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