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Aku hanya bisa berbicara pada sunyiku yang paling diam
Saat roh roh penyair merasuki otak khayalku
Lalu mencekik setiap rongga dada
Saat tak berkutik, di gelitik "bunga bangsa" yang berubah jadi "bunga bangkai" negeri sendiri


Unroll please @threadreaderapp🙏
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Sehingga malam hanyalah tangisan alam
Pada sayap gelap sebuah keheningan
Dan sejuta cerita suram di punggung seorang alim
Ratu keadilan malah tertimpa timbangan
Juga seorang bocah pemain layangan
Tertunduk malu di kerumunan pewayang
Yang sedari kemarin dan kemarin adalah pemeran
Berharap kembali di timang timang
Dan kini pangeran pangeran keadilan bersolek di depan cermin
Yang rambutnya di sulam bagai kuntilanak kesiangan
Serta lupa mengepang dua bagai boneka berbie
Mending nonton aja film AINUN dan HABIBIE
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#Hindi #Satire #Murshidabad
महाभारत का मुर्शिदाबाद वर्ज़न

सहसा ही राजसभा में शांति छा गयी। ज्येष्ठ भ्राता के निर्देश पर पाञ्चाली को केश से घसीटते हुए दुःशासन सभा में ले आये। परमवीर परन्तु पराजित पाँचों पति नतमस्तक बैठे थे और दुर्योधन के मुख पर क्रूर स्मित थी।
राज वधु के क्रंदन से समस्त सभासदों का ह्रदय द्रवित था। दुर्योधन ने चीरहरण का आदेश दिया। युधिष्ठिर ने बिना कौरवों का नाम लिए घोर आपत्ति जताई, और बोले -
"ऐसे भी कुछ लोग हैं जो परस्त्रियों को निर्वस्त्र करना चाहते हैं, विश्व समुदाय को इनका संज्ञान लेना होगा। अमेरिका को भी अवश्य इन पर कार्यवाही करनी चाहिए।"
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The use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

Let us help their STUPIDITY!
On Sunday 6th Oct, 2019, @THISDAYLIVE belonging to Nduka Obaigbena started this #JunkJournalism
Before you all knew what was happening, the News spread as expected by the opposition party & the usual suspects who believed Jubril from Sudan.

#Satire is a good way to help them🤣
Within the same season that @BBCAfrica was showing us investigative journalism, Nigeria media world both print & online were picking their journalism from Whatsapp group.
Guess what, educated people stupid enough to believe the News of Jubrin from Sudan also jumped at this. Wow!
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THREAD: This is the story of THE WORST GIG I've EVER done.

NYE 2018. I posted on Facebook about what a fab year I’d had, donned my best lashes and set off for my last gig of the year: singing pop to 80 people at a pub in Essex. Easy, easiest of gigs and paying sweeeet dollar.
I arrived in good time, hair and makeup done, best lashes donned, just needed to set up my PA system and put on my heels. As I brought the PA system in to the pub I noticed odd decour…from the outside this place was a pub. But inside it was like a weird WMC.
There were framed pictures of people called the Grand Master or something, one of the Duke of became clear to me that this was not a pub. It was a masonic lodge. This was a gig for freemasons. My heart sank.
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Here. Since @EmmetKirwan and @dave_tynan's unmissable DUBLIN OLD SCHOOL has now dropped on Netflix, anyone wanna hear how a small part of it is based on me, very high, mending a hole in a wall at a birthday party using only newspaper, plaster, an XtraVision card?
APRIL 2010. TEMPLE BAR, DUBLIN. Ordinarily the part of Ireland used to keep the geordie hen parties and American football fans away from the rest of us, tonight it is host to young Emmet, celebrating his 30th in a simple but spacious apartotel rented for just the purpose.
It was a weird time. The economy had shat the bed but we were still too numb to really deal yet. Everyone was either minimum wage or on the dole, and all social expectations on young people collapsed, and since we were stupid, this freed us instead to get extravagantly high.
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[Day6: #ScienceComedy FAQs & hot-takes]

It’s my last day, friends! Let’s talk all things #SciComm Comedy today (standup, comedic storytelling, improv, sketch, humor writing, & more).

I’ll dig into using it for reframing “the expert” & empowering underheard perspectives in #STEM
CALLING ALL #SciComm #STEM #Research #Academia doing #Improv comedy, add yourself in this thread so we can find each other all over the 🌍

eg, some NYC #STEM improv tweeps (more are on insta & FB):
ROLL CALL: #SciComm #STEM #Research #Academia doing #Sketch or #character comedy, add em in this thread so we can find each other all over the 🌍

Some NYC folks I ❤️ who do video sketches:
@shodell’s Your Brain on Blank
@RollieWilliams’s @InconvenientTS

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[Day4: Strengths & Limits of #SciComm forms, media, & spaces]
It's theory vs practice day!

There are loads of resources out there for #BestPractices. Today, let's discuss the strengths & limitations YOU've found in trying #STEM #storytelling, #comedy, #SciArt, #digital, & more!
I'll start w/ my favorite resources: @edbeltane & @OliverEscobar's "Public Dialogue & Delibration" & #WendyFaulkner's "Dialogue in #PublicEngagement" handbooks.

How do participant #communication styles impede/help your purpose, eg. #dialogue vs #debate?…
These have been crucial in my understanding of #experiencedesign when creating events or experiences for diverse #scicomm audiences & participants.

There's a purpose for panels and debates. But also a reason why they fail in "changing minds" or creating power-balanced convos.
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Recommendable #satire (with a substantial residue of seriousness!): .
The #dialect most probably is from #NordrheinWestfalen; at position 15:29, the dialect accidentally creates a nice #ambiguity: "Versteht den Sinn, der sich verbürgt [sic]
.. (manchmal sehr gut verbürgt) in den Gedanken der Anderen, und kritisiert dann das, was Ihr verstanden habt, und nicht das, was Ihr nicht verstanden habt dafür, dass ihr's nicht versteht." Here, the speaker means 'der sich verbirgt in den Gedanken der anderen' (i.e.
.. [meaning] which hides itself within the thoughts of others') but PRONOUNCES it as "[Sinn] der sich verbürgt in den Gedanken der anderen". which is ALSO a grammatically-correct German sentence, the translation being '[meaning] which is warranted by the thoughts of others'.
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Daniel Kawczynski's "History of Britain" because.... well someone had to. As told to Otto English #Satire…
Still great mind that he is Kawczynski's no Paul Nuttall. Dan writes history - Paul made it
Well this has proved popular thank you
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AMERICA!!! AMERICA!!! This is what we need to do!!! AGAIN!

Wait...what? What does AGAIN mean?

Well, let’s just see...shall we?
2). A meme was flown across Twitter over the past few months, coming to my attention again yesterday. I saved it so I could do this little investigation!
3.) According to this meme:
A. U.S. Immigration passed laws in accordance with the passing of the McCarran Walters Act of 1952., Revised & Re-Affirmed in 1965.

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Good morning.
The recently released video that went viral where SATIRE was MISinterpreted, used as a tool to AUTHENTICATE that #BuhariDouble or #JubrilFromSudan is a possibility shows you the reality of our respected voices.
Welcome to #SatireCongregation
Since we need to start elementary class afresh on twitter because of our highly educated folks who have become part of #SatireCongregation, we need to get it DEFINED:
What exactly is the English definition of SATIRE that our Professors, Pro-Chancellors, PHD holders did not get?
the use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
Helloo, #SatireCongregation,
"to expose and criticize people's STUPIDITY"
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So funny, guys picked a great moment for “anxiety-producing”, “authoritarian” jokes
Been thinking about why it bugs me. Part is fancying self as law enforcement & seeing that as funny betrays a safe/privileged standpoint, & assumes same in its audience. Can’t help but notice those I see expressing joy are white, & comfortable, & most are men. Correct if wrong.
The other part is this whole fantasy of being able to enforce the “correct” way of doing things (which we know) and elevate ourselves over others (who don’t). Which, ugh.
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Rent-A-Minority “revolutionary new service designed for those oh-shit moments where you've realized your...corporate brochure, conference panel is entirely composed of white men. For, like, the fifth year in a row.” Incredible satire by ⁦⁦
From website FAQs: “The site is a #satire on a type of tokenism that is particularly rife in the tech and media world. Rather than address institutional inequality in any meaningful way, diversity is something that is generally just for (temporary) show.”
“Companies tend to be very careful to ensure that their websites contain an acceptable ratio of women and non-white people; on their leadership boards, however, it’s another matter.”
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1. I don’t think Ezra Klein’s advice to #NeverTweet is particularly helpful, so here’s some advice for how to lessen the chances your tweets will be taken out of context. Remember that communication is a two-way street.
2. You REALLY shouldn’t feed the trolls, but if you do, make sure you screenshot & archive their tweet via so there’s a record of what exactly you’re responding to. Include the screenshot & link when you respond.
3. Learn to thread properly. If your thoughts are part of a thread, don’t tweet them individually.

- Reply to each tweet consecutively (Don’t reply only to the first tweet. I made this mistake in the beginning).
- Number your tweets
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कर्नाटक की कुमारस्वामी सरकार #Hindi #Satire
कर्नाटका के लोग बहुत ही स्वाभिमानी हैं, विशेषकर महानगरों के लोग और प्रवासी कन्नडिगा। हिंदी मे हम इस प्रदेश को कर्नाटक के नाम से पुकारते है परंतु ऐसे विदेशी कन्नड़ बंधु दोनों बातों पर आपत्ति उठा सकते है- पहली, कि हिंदी वाले उनके राज्य का नाम पुकारते ही क्यों हैं?
दूसरी ये कि पुकारते हैं तो आख़िर का आ क्यों खा जाते हैं। ऐसा नहीं है कि विंध्याचल के इस पार से आने वाली आवाज़ से इन्हें कष्ट है, कष्ट वही है जो यहाँ के प्रबुद्ध, प्रवासी अर्थशास्त्रियों को है। जब दक्षिण वासी आपको रामा, लक्ष्मणा, भरत.. छोड़िये, इसको जाने दीजिये।
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मीडियारण्य में एक बार ऋषि पोलक अपने अट्ठासी हज़ार पोलस्टर शिष्यों के साथ एग्जिट-पोल नामक महायज्ञ कर रहे थे| तब एक जिज्ञासु शिष्य ने पोलक ऋषि से प्रश्न किया, हे ऋषि श्रेष्ठ -
यह पोल क्या है और यह किस प्रकार किया जाता है?
पोल के क्या भेद हैं?
पोल किसे करना चाहिए और पोल करने से क्या लाभ होता है?
पोल को करने की शास्त्रोक्त विधि क्या है और इसे कब किया जा सकता है?
ऋषि पोलक प्रश्न सुनकर अत्यंत प्रसन्न हुए और बोले - हे जिज्ञासु आपने यह उत्तम प्रश्न किया है अतः अब मैं पोल की कथा विस्तारपूर्वक कहता हूँ ।
एक बार भगवन सत्ताधीश अपने आसन पर सुखपूर्वक विराजमान थे । सरकारी तंत्र और परियोजनाओं के कमीशन से उत्पन्न लक्ष्मी उनकी चरण सेवा कर रही थी ।
सेवकादि फलेक्षु उनका स्तुतिगान कर रहे थे । कोमल आसान और सेवा से प्रसन्न सत्ताधीश भोगनिद्रा में मग्न थे ।

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#Hindi #Satire #KarnatakaElections Ashoka in Karnataka - कर्नाटक में अशोक
कहते हैं महान लोग मरणोपरांत धरती को अनिवार्य रूप से नहीं त्यागते, सिर्फ़ जन्म जन्मातर का भय त्याग कर तीनों लोकों में आत्मा स्वरूप विचरण करते हैं। यहाँ हम उनकी बात कर रहे हैं जो सार्वभौमिक रूप से महान हैं, वरना तो स्वतंत्रता के बाद महान लोगों की संख्या में ग़ज़ब वृद्धि हुई है।
हम जिस श्रेणी के व्यक्तियों की बात करते हैं वह आर्गेनिक रूप से महानता में स्थापित हुए हैं, जैसे अशोक, चंद्रगुप्त, विक्रमादित्य, अलक्षेंद्र । चमचों के द्वारा इस वर्ग में धकेले गए व्यक्तियों को हम इसमें नहीं ले रहे है।
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#किष्किंधाकांड - आधुनिक परिपेक्ष्य #Hindi #Satire
बहुत वर्ष पहले श्री राम की पत्नी, सीता जी का रावण ने हरण किया और उन्हें श्रीलंका में बँधित कर के रखा। जीवन भर मखाने की खीर, चूड़ा-दही खाने वाली मैथिल जानकी को रावण ने कर्ड-राईस के डायट पर डाल दिया।
उधर रावण की उत्तर भारतीय शिव जी के प्रति श्रद्धा के कारण अच्छी थू थू हो चुकी थी। एमएनएस और एमएनएम के दौर में आवश्यक था कि रावण अपनी द्रविड़ राजनीति पर पकड़ को मज़बूत करे।
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क़र्ज़ की पीते थे मय #व्यंग्य #Hindi #Satire
धर्म संकट में है, धर्म ध्वजा धूलि-धूसरित हवा में कटी छिपकली की पूँछ की तरह फड़फड़ा रही है। लेनदारों के भय से,चेहरे पर रूमाल बाँध कर पिछवाड़े के रास्ते से घर से पलायन करने वाले भी राह चलतों को पकड़ कर दरयाफ़्त करते हैं - भई, देश का क्या होगा?
उदारीकरण के पथरप्रदर्शकों ने उधार दिया, और जम कर दिया। बाज़ार में ऐसी तरलता लाई गई कि आज भी राष्ट्र कल्लू हलवाई की तोंद की तरह थिरक रहा है। एक चकाचौंध भरी तरक़्क़ी यूँ चमकी सारे देश ने करूणानिधि वाले चश्मे चढ़ा लिए। उदारिकरण के अँधे को सब हरा ही हरा दीखता था।
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#Probablemente ([#EO]#probable🍀/[#EN]#Probably🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿)
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In 2017, the Republican-controlled Congress introduced at least 63 separate pieces of legislation that would strip federal protections for specific threatened species or undermine the U.S. Endangered Species Act (once every 6 days)…
Trump administration announced that it's moving to strike the Canada lynx from the endangered-species list, despite a 2016 assessment concluding the species will die out in its northern range by the end of the century without federal protection.…
Trump Admin claims lynx no longer need protection, which is interesting given that US Fish & Wildlife don't actually know or even pretend to estimate its population.…
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The latest The White House Press Daily!… Thanks to @ColleenMNelson @JonLemire @mcorley #cia #metoo
2334hrs EST 2345hrsEST Regenerated the White House Press Daily for Edits/Updates/Additions (note: Multiple regenerations because this is a free plan. See reasons 2, 11, and 13… )
Here's the Edited White House Press Daily for December 12 2017 w/o Kudos. They'll come tomorrow.…
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