I'm Joseph. You may remember me from such non-existent programming like:
📺 This Queer Black Guy Won't Shut Up About Things
📺 OMG You're Such A Dork
I'm once again expatriate (originally from the UK) having moved to the States for another long-term stint. Father to the most phenomenal girl in the world.
I'm very much a jack-of-all-trades/human Swiss Army knife so feel free to inquire.
Maybe 2019 will be the year that I finally get some of that new material done. Maybe 2019 will be the year that the solo album that I've been working on for the last six years will get finished.
Maybe. Until then, you're just going to have to make do with these tracks. https://soundcloud.com/the-auracle/sets/the-troubadour
So I thought I'd spread the word about an anthology on bisexuality that I contributed a personal narrative to. It's called The Bi-ble. Published by the amazing Monstrous Regiment (an indie publishing house ran by two wonderful queer women out of Edinburgh) and it might be the most important book on bise #bisexual people you've never read.
More info on it here: https://www.monstrous-regiment.com/shop/the-bible
Fuck whoever developed this shit. Knowing the societal and political climate, this was never a good idea. https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/clearview-app-lets-strangers-find-your-name-info-with-snap-of-a-photo-report-says/?__twitter_impression=true
In light of it being MLK Day, allow me to share this essay I wrote about the complex and powerful legacy of Dr. King. The people who opposed him are now praising him but taking anything he did or said out of context (like they often do) does no one any favours.
You can kill a man but you can't kill an idea. https://mediadiversified.org/2018/04/05/martin-luther-king-a-man-can-be-killed-but-not-an-idea/
So what's the point in half-assing punitive measures?
If you're milquetoast punitive efforts aren't bringing about the desired results to see cheating at an all-time low at the highest level of professional baseball, then fuck it. Just bring back the bad ol' days.
I'm talking about all the drugs, BYOB at the ballpark, smoking and chewing tobacco in the dugout, alladat.
Because you man aren't really serious about cleaning up baseball.
Hell, if the 'stros had beaten the Nationals (and thank Christ they didn't), they'd be laughing this punishment off even more. Winning any kind of accolade is unilateral. If you're found to have done something to violate the spirit of the competition, you gotta vacate the title. To me, it's less of a punitive measure and more of a message to those who'd even think about trying it and the bloody MLB can't even get that right.
If the Houston Astros aren't getting their 2017 World Series title taken away, none of this is an adequate punishment for cheating. Yes, the manager and general manager deserve their suspensions of a year each. Yes, the club should be fined $5 million (if not more). Yes, the club should lose their first and second round draft picks for the next two years. But they still get to be called 2017 World Series champions.
Infamous. Jack-of-all-trades. 🇯🇲🇬🇧🇺🇸🏳️🌈💗💜💙 (he/him/his)
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