I have a lot of feelings about how one terrible person has so shaped our popular culture.
Things like how capital-T Trump has changed my feelings about the use of the lowercase-t trump word. I'll obsessively reword sentences to try to avoid the word.
Or we'll be watching an older movie like BACK TO THE FUTURE or SUPER MARIO BROS and Kissmate will be like "is this villain Trump??" and I'll explain how many 80s villains were deliberately modeled after the celebrity. (@AlexandraErin has talked about this!)
I think it's bad that wealth accumulation (and fame and influence) has allowed one person to so thoroughly shape our culture.
Hell, you watch American Psycho and the serial killer is obsessed with the Trumps because they're his metric of success and style.

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16 Oct
I was supposed to work today but I have a sinus infection? I can't sleep because I have to be ready to answer the door for Reasons, so I'm going to do another #AnaWatches.
#AnaWatches It's tricky finding just the right movies for this sort of thing because I want something bad but, like, an actual movie that *tried* and wasn't just a parody like Sharknado. Not that I dislike Sharknado, by any means.
#AnaWatches I was going to try another movie about the Countess Bathory but alas the only other movie about her on Amazon isn't Prime-free. I would've expected more movies about her, to be honest.
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16 Oct
Having some sick and sad feelings this week about my bio family.
One of the things we ask in text banking is if folks could reach out to a few friends and family to remind THEM to vote. I was a little surprised by the question.
Because my family are all- well, we'll get there, and I don't have a lot of In Person friends because my disability hinders my social life. But a LOT of the people I've texted are very responsive to the question.
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16 Oct
We're watching the ABC town hall and I'm already annoyed at ABC for treating the vote and ensuing years like an exciting adventure they're covering breathlessly. This isn't sportsball, you assholes.
First question is about covid. Biden frames Trump hiding important facts from the community as cowardice and panic, which feels clever: turn around that "strongman" image Trump likes to project.
Stephanopoulos wants to pin Biden down on a lockdown yes/no. Biden is laying out guidance, money, protections, and George just wants a simplistic yes/no soundbite. SIGH.
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15 Oct
Text-banking is fun but you get the occasional MAGA jerk and phew.
Like, on the one hand they're nothing compared to twitter trolls. But on the other hand, the woman who just gloated at me that she's going to take away my reproductive rights was... I needed a minute to breathe.
My "favorite" are the men who threaten to vote for Trump if "ya'll don't stop texting me" when there are multiple Get Out The Vote campaigns going on. Sorry our reproductive rights are blowing up your phone, Bob.
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15 Oct
Alright. I'm waiting for the text-bank to open, so it's time for an #AnaWatches a shitty Amazon Prime movie.
#AnaWatches This one is called THE BLOOD QUEEN. "Based on the story of Countess Bathory, a serial killer in 16th century Transylvania who supposedly killed hundreds. Yet, nobody knows of the terrible crimes being committed in the castle of the famous royalty." Nobody, huh?
#AnaWatches In addition to the movie summary, we get a wall of text when the movie opens: "What you are about to see is based on the true accounts of Countess Bathory, suspected of being one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. Immensely powerful,
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OUTSIDE IS GOOD FOR COVID BECAUSE

1. COVID HATES HEAT

2. COVID HATES WIND

WHEN HEAT AND WIND IS GONE, "OUTSIDE" IS POINTLESS

My god, I really did live my entire life thinking that Dark Ages people were different from us for believing they could stop plagues with magic, and here we are.

People think "outside" is a magical charm against covid!
"but my 1500-attendees superspreader event was OUTSIDE, I don't understand"
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