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peter_mcmahan

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Assistant Professor of Sociology at McGill University
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peter_mcmahan, to Montreal
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"[Superior Court Judge] St-Pierre appeared unconvinced by [McGill's lawyer] Darche's claim that the university's convocation plans were "urgent" when compared with the rights of the protesters to demonstrate peacefully."

https://mastodon.hongkongers.net/

peter_mcmahan, to Palestine
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Kudos to La Presse for this article with a proposition that seems unfathomable to the McGill administration: listening to the protesters.

"Et si McGill négociait au lieu d’appeler la police ?"
"What if McGill negotiated instead of calling the police?"

#mcgill #McGillUniversity #palestine #gaza #encampment #montreal #quebec #lapresse

https://www.lapresse.ca/dialogue/chroniques/2024-05-06/et-si-mcgill-negociait-au-lieu-d-appeler-la-police.php

fraying, to random
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Reminder: every company that runs a site that wouldn’t exist without user participation that decides to feed the AI beast is selling out its users. https://techcrunch.com/2024/05/06/stack-overflow-signs-deal-with-openai-to-supply-data-to-its-models/

peter_mcmahan,
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@fraying I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

Is there any use deleting my contributions to that site, or will they still sell them?

peter_mcmahan, to spiders
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With this intro, I'm hoping Kingdom of the Spiders is precursor to Tremors in the "Western Horror" genre

#Monsterdon #spiders

peter_mcmahan,
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Webs!

#Monsterdon

peter_mcmahan,
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Both the score and the diegetic music in this one are genuinely fantastic.

#Monsterdon

peter_mcmahan,
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Is this a surprise Bechdel pass?

#Monsterdon

peter_mcmahan,
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I can't tell if Shatner's accent would be more or less tolerable if it were more consistent

#Monsterdon

peter_mcmahan,
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A mayor, a vet, and a cop walk into a bar ... i mean a porch

peter_mcmahan,
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Shatner, to an entomologist: Are you telling me this was a snake bite?

#Monsterdon

peter_mcmahan,
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I appreciate that we are all collectively refusing to use William Shatner's character's name to refer to him.

#Monsterdon

peter_mcmahan,
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I am very glad that this otherwise stellar dog actor was unable to keep from breathing while playing dead.

#Monsterdon

peter_mcmahan,
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Waiting for one (1) redeeming moment from Shatner

#Monsterdon

peter_mcmahan,
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Oh it's DDT? I was hoping it was the high-tech chemical toilets from the Colorado couple that was causing the Spider Problem

#Monsterdon

peter_mcmahan,
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Where are they going with the Shatner romances? Is one of these women going to die or are they going for a thruple?

#Monsterdon

peter_mcmahan,
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That's a bingo square (spider on them but they don't notice)

#monsterdon

peter_mcmahan,
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Human wrapped in spider silk! (bingo square)

#Monsterdon

peter_mcmahan,
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I like that the monsters in this aren't mutant spiders or alien spiders or something. They're just spiders that are kinda fed up.

#Monsterdon

peter_mcmahan,
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Trying to bomb the spiders is pretty close to "guns prove ineffective" on the bingo card, but not close enough...

#Monsterdon

peter_mcmahan,
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So far Kingdom of the Spiders ranks about 7 out of 10 on the "rooting for the monster" scale

#Monsterdon

peter_mcmahan,
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Wait in entomology school do they really cover the "many theories" about what would happen if "the insect world turns on man?"

#Monsterdon

peter_mcmahan,
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Though I will credit this movie with spurring me to learn that tarantula is a family, not a species, and that they are found in Arizona
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarantula

#monsterdon

peter_mcmahan,
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I'm super not ok with the spider abuse in this one. Seriously.

#Monsterdon

jonny, to random
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Posting from one account to reply from another account to be on the #monsterdon feed without polluting the local feed. others who wish to do the same but don't have an alt can reply to this as well (but untag me)

peter_mcmahan,
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@jonny

It was more than once in this movie that I hoped for the spiders to Voltron into a mega spider, Hundreds-of-Beavers style.

peter_mcmahan,
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@jonny @Zerofactorial

hero shot of @jonny nobly, selflessly trying to stack tarantulas

strangefour, to random
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Soon... Will is gonna... climb up to the Kingdom of the Spiders. Yeah.

video/mp4

peter_mcmahan,
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@strangefour

Honestly that line was so well delivered.

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