Pratchat – A Terry Pratchett book club podcast Welcome to Pratchat! In this special 10-minute introductory episode, Liz and Ben talk about their first Pratchett experiences, introduce the Discworld, and put forward their cases for which book they should read first, Mort, or Men at Arms, before announcing the winner of the closely contested public poll. (2017-Oct-08)
🔊 Episode 0 – And the Winner is…
And the Winner is… It was Men at Arms! So get yourself a copy and get reading, as we’ll be discussing it on the very first proper episode, which will be released on November 8th. We’ll probably even have art and a theme tune and everything by then! In the meantime, you can watch this site for more info about the book itself, and our plans – including some thoughts about our long-term reading order. — http://pratchatpodcast.com/2017/10/08/episode-0-and-the-winner-is/
Men at Arms! Terry Pratchett – Men at Arms (1993) (The Watch #2,Discworld #15)🎧 “Be a MAN in the City Watch! The City Watch needs MEN!”
But what it’s got includes Corporal Carrot (technically a dwarf), Lance-constable Detritus (a troll), Lance-constable Angua (a woman…most of the time) and Corporal Nobbs (disqualified from the human race for shoving).
And they need all the help they can get. Because they’ve only got twenty-four hours to clean up the town and this is ANKH-MORPORT we’re talking about…
I’ve been running with the Garmin 225 for long enough to get some reasonable heart rate information against my running efforts and three things have become obvious;
1.) Garmin Connect is not intelligent and doesn’t readjust (or suggest) heart rate zones based on collected data
2.) The default Garmin heart rate zone settings (based on age) are no where near correct for me.
3.) The default zone settings also give me ridiculous Strava Suffer Scores
In Harm’s Way while the headlines blare on about the distractions du jour, we are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement **on record**. an unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from their homes. among them are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. this past spring of 2017, i traveled to lesvos, greece, where i worked with a small NGO and saw the continual plight of families and children living in limbo with a scarcity of help and resources while the world marches on without paying attention.
meanwhile, i worked on this song recorded in tasmania, australia, with generous assistance from the MONA museum and began an brainstorm and partnership with the spanish performance artist abel azcona. we recruited dozens of volunteers from across spain, france, the UK and elsewhere in europe to take part in the performance. these volunteers weren’t professional actors, they simply answered our call and wanted to loan their time and hearts to this cause. the video was filmed on location in tarragona, spain. we cannot thank the volunteers enough for their travel, time and generosity in making this clip.
the entire film crew and all the production costs were funded/backed by my 11,000 patrons. without them, nothing. if you’d like to join our tribe and help us make more art all around the world, join here: https://www.patreon.com/amandapalmer
read the full backstory & lyrics here: https://amandapalmer.net/InHarmsWay
All the men in #Manus Detention Centre been told they've been given their last meal pack. No food to be provided tonight or ever again there
* Why Everyone Should Be Trained in Military First Aid (2017-Oct-27) [Outdoors]
🚑 [Interesting] The reappearance of tourniquet use by first responders in mass-casualty events;
❝Stop the Bleed. It promotes simple, effective first-aid procedures for use in mass-casualty events and includes instructions on tourniquet use. The Red Cross also updated its first-aid guidelines to call for tourniquet training and use.❞
A recently invented tradition, which invites people to give away a spooky book to someone they think would get a kick out of it. Invented by novelist (and creator of all sorts of scary stories) Neil Gaiman, the genius of this idea is that almost everyone likes a book as a gift; it can be for anyone and it doesn’t have to be a new book.