Jan. 25th, 2010

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So I came across this statement from an American right-winger: My guess is that Haiti's so screwed up because it wasn't colonized long enough. (...) A major indicator of how superficial is the overlay of French culture in Haiti is the strength of paganism, in the form of voodoo -- the French just weren't around long enough to suppress it, to the detriment of Haitians.

[personal profile] misscam where do you even start with something as dumb as that?
[personal profile] lotus79 You just kill first, ask questions later
[personal profile] misscam How very Viking of you

There's also his while Britain's influence in the world has certainly been more salutary than that of France which, while I do love my British neighbours across the sea, is just NO. You might argue that some European countries were slightly less shitty than others in that area, but if you bring up the word salutary even near European colonialism, I have a stern glare and Viking insult with your name on it.

In better news, [community profile] help_haiti will have raised over $115,000.00 when all is said and done this round. I also want to thank all who bid on me or anyone else up on offer and all who have donated in whatever form. (I ended up being [personal profile] fallingtowers's and own Saz. Muhaha.) For next round, I am considering doing something beyond writing - would anyone want to bid on something like 'Norway in a box'?

In other 'oh no please don't' news: Mel Gibson wants to make a Viking movie - in old Norse.

... I'm frightened, dear Internet. (TM Conan.) Hug me. There are so many ways in which a movie like that could go oh so wrong.

Meanwhile, in less than a month I will be 30. Oi. That feels vaguely like I should have made something of my life by then. Man, the years do fly, don't they?

Off to start another week of work.

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