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General Discussion / Re: What's your weather?
« Last post by Anselm on February 04, 2023, 12:38:42 PM »
Well, the Canadians can no longer consult their trusty weather oracle.  RIP

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_la_marmotte
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General Discussion / Re: Cancelling Dr. Seuss
« Last post by ciao_yall on February 04, 2023, 12:03:08 PM »
Wait, blocking someone on Twitter is a "cancellation"?

Yeah, I wasn't even sure what that means. Does that in any way prevent anyone else from seeing his tweets? If not, then it seems pretty pointless.

Other than the fact that it was linked in a thread with “canceling” in the title, I don’t see any claims anywhere that Cebula was “canceled”. He accurately reports that EWU blocked him from following their official twitter account, and his belief that it was because he said negative things about the football program seems to be supported by the fact that he was unblocked when they couldn’t find the tweet in question.

Nobody seems to be canceling anyone or claiming that they are being canceled, though Cebula is presumably taking advantage of a bit of coverage to amplify his concerns about spending decisions by his employer.

I'm questioning its presence in this thread. As you probably know, I think most of what is called 'cancel culture' is just a moral panic (on the right and in the centre). But even by those standards, this case seems like weak tea.

Fair. I agree that most people who actually claim that they are being “cancelled” are merely experiencing the completely predictable consequences of their actions. I just wanted to make it clear that in this particular case, the faculty in question had not even claimed that they were canceled.

This seems like it's bringing more negative attention to the issue for the college and making them look bad.
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General Discussion / Re: Cancelling Dr. Seuss
« Last post by onthefringe on February 04, 2023, 11:41:37 AM »
Wait, blocking someone on Twitter is a "cancellation"?

Yeah, I wasn't even sure what that means. Does that in any way prevent anyone else from seeing his tweets? If not, then it seems pretty pointless.

Other than the fact that it was linked in a thread with “canceling” in the title, I don’t see any claims anywhere that Cebula was “canceled”. He accurately reports that EWU blocked him from following their official twitter account, and his belief that it was because he said negative things about the football program seems to be supported by the fact that he was unblocked when they couldn’t find the tweet in question.

Nobody seems to be canceling anyone or claiming that they are being canceled, though Cebula is presumably taking advantage of a bit of coverage to amplify his concerns about spending decisions by his employer.

I'm questioning its presence in this thread. As you probably know, I think most of what is called 'cancel culture' is just a moral panic (on the right and in the centre). But even by those standards, this case seems like weak tea.

Fair. I agree that most people who actually claim that they are being “cancelled” are merely experiencing the completely predictable consequences of their actions. I just wanted to make it clear that in this particular case, the faculty in question had not even claimed that they were canceled.
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General Discussion / Re: Cancelling Dr. Seuss
« Last post by Parasaurolophus on February 04, 2023, 11:21:31 AM »
Wait, blocking someone on Twitter is a "cancellation"?

Yeah, I wasn't even sure what that means. Does that in any way prevent anyone else from seeing his tweets? If not, then it seems pretty pointless.

Other than the fact that it was linked in a thread with “canceling” in the title, I don’t see any claims anywhere that Cebula was “canceled”. He accurately reports that EWU blocked him from following their official twitter account, and his belief that it was because he said negative things about the football program seems to be supported by the fact that he was unblocked when they couldn’t find the tweet in question.

Nobody seems to be canceling anyone or claiming that they are being canceled, though Cebula is presumably taking advantage of a bit of coverage to amplify his concerns about spending decisions by his employer.

I'm questioning its presence in this thread. As you probably know, I think most of what is called 'cancel culture' is just a moral panic (on the right and in the centre). But even by those standards, this case seems like weak tea.
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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by cathwen on February 04, 2023, 10:58:29 AM »
Good afternoon!

Envelop was my last word yesterday.  Today I’m at genius with all three pangrams. 

LB:  No solutions yesterday, so congratulations to everyone else!  I did find one today, though.

Langue_doc, I’m glad the timing of your trip to the doctor worked out so well.  I put on my heavy down parka (the one I think of as my “Ithaca Jacket”), and that kept me toasty warm on my morning trip to the doctor.  The visit was okay.  He’s sending me to a cardiologist because it’s been years since I’ve seen one, and I have an alarming family history.  Better safe than sorry, as they say!

Happy puzzling!

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General Discussion / Re: Cancelling Dr. Seuss
« Last post by onthefringe on February 04, 2023, 10:35:03 AM »
Wait, blocking someone on Twitter is a "cancellation"?

Yeah, I wasn't even sure what that means. Does that in any way prevent anyone else from seeing his tweets? If not, then it seems pretty pointless.

Other than the fact that it was linked in a thread with “canceling” in the title, I don’t see any claims anywhere that Cebula was “canceled”. He accurately reports that EWU blocked him from following their official twitter account, and his belief that it was because he said negative things about the football program seems to be supported by the fact that he was unblocked when they couldn’t find the tweet in question.

Nobody seems to be canceling anyone or claiming that they are being canceled, though Cebula is presumably taking advantage of a bit of coverage to amplify his concerns about spending decisions by his employer.
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General Discussion / Re: Cancelling Dr. Seuss
« Last post by ciao_yall on February 04, 2023, 09:58:42 AM »
Wait, blocking someone on Twitter is a "cancellation"?

Yeah, I wasn't even sure what that means. Does that in any way prevent anyone else from seeing his tweets? If not, then it seems pretty pointless.

Name one college where the academic faculty think that athletics gets a fair portion of the budget, resources and attention. Bonus points for cheerfully and vocally advocating that these are sent over to the reasonably-well-compensated-for-what-he-does coach.

Go ahead. I'll wait.
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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by ciao_yall on February 04, 2023, 09:37:10 AM »
Morning!

QBwH for delve(d), envelop. LB was a 2fer b4ss thumbnail-logic  until I got a hint for mucho-obligation.

Happy solving!
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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by ab_grp on February 04, 2023, 09:06:46 AM »
Good morning!

Got two pangrams and to genius so far.  Yesterday I was missing envelop, voodoo, and we were missing delve(d), veld.

For LB I finally got the schmofficial mucho-obligation right before bed.  I got the second word and then was a little surprised (btu happy) that the first word was accepted.  Congrats on your 2fer, Langue_doc!

And I'm glad your trip to the doctor went well and hope your choice is easy to make when you do.  That is amazing, being headed home before your appointment was officially supposed to start! I love when that happens.

Happy solving!
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General Discussion / Re: Cancelling Dr. Seuss
« Last post by marshwiggle on February 04, 2023, 08:58:15 AM »
Wait, blocking someone on Twitter is a "cancellation"?

Yeah, I wasn't even sure what that means. Does that in any way prevent anyone else from seeing his tweets? If not, then it seems pretty pointless.
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