Pratchat 01 Men at Arms

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…

According to LSpace’s Discworld reading order guide (v2.0), Men at Arms is the second book in The Watch Novels thread of Discworld books, so we have jumped Guards! Guards! to start here. ( Updated to Discworld reading order guide (v2.21) ). That said, There’s No Wrong Place To Start Reading Pratchett.
The Watch Novels

🔊 Episode 1 – Boots Theory

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This weeks links (2017-11-06)

Bright 4Peaks

In brief:

* How REI Is Keeping #OptOutside A Black Friday Tradition (2017-Nov-08) [FastCompany]
“What started as a moment has kind of become a movement.” Chief Creative Officer Ben Steele talks about keeping the campaign inspiring.

* How do you want to #OptOutside? (2017-Nov) [REI]

* Marcus Veerman has helped build over1400 playgrounds in poor countries (2017-Nov-08) [ABC|Radio Melbourne]
Marcus is the CEO of a Melbourne non-profit called Playground Ideas who help the poorest communities around the world build stimulating, creative play spaces using recycled materials.

Running:

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Cycling:

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Some reading/listening:

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thump, thump, thump 💓

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


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Wednesday WIN (2017-Nov-01)

Meet one of Australia’s best female rock climbers. She’s 13. – The Feed

Man: “Shouldn’t you be at home playing with Barbies?”
Girl: *Says nothing. Beats him to the top.*

Ange is just 13 and already a world-class rock climber.

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Tuesday Tunes‬ #257 – In Harm’s Way

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

And now for some music …

♫ AMANDA PALMER – IN HARM’S WAY

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This weeks links (2017-10-30)

Spooks Night

In brief:

* #streetsfreesummer

* 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.

Running:

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Cycling:

* Male cyclists of Melbourne, what the hell is your problem? (2017-Oct-28) [The Age]

Some reading/listening:

* The Book of Dust

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👻 All Hallow’s Read 2017 👻

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.

📚 All Hallow’s Read
http://www.allhallowsread.com/

📚 All new All Hallows; Read posters for 2017
http://intbride.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/all-hallows-read-posters-2017.html

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