Kit OConnell

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  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Thursday Watercooler by Kit OConnell.

    2014-09-18 20:05:38View | Delete

    It was nice to know my weirdness was appreciated here. I always appreciated your comments!

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Thursday Watercooler by Kit OConnell.

    2014-09-18 19:31:08View | Delete

    Appreciate your support! It is sad MyFDL has to change, but I’m glad to know our regular bloggers should be able to continue.

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Thursday Watercooler by Kit OConnell.

    2014-09-18 19:30:39View | Delete

    Thanks so much!

  • Kit OConnell wrote a new diary post: Thursday Watercooler

    2014-09-18 19:07:34View | Delete

    ThumbnailIMPORTANT: MYFDL IS CHANGING TONIGHT! READ JANE’S POST FOR DETAILS! MORE BELOW THE VIDEO!   Eva Ybarra, Queen of the Accordion, performed in San Antonio, Texas at the International Accordion Festival. Tonight’s music video is Eva Ybarra performing ”El Eco De Mi Voz.” Eva is widely known as La Reyna Del Acordeón — the Queen of the Accordion. Like Dwayne Dopsie , Tsuumi Sound [...]

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Changes to MyFDL by Jane Hamsher.

    2014-09-18 13:28:18View | Delete

    My current understanding is if you are a currently active blogger, you are on the “list.” If a person was left off it was most likely an oversight and one we’ll correct as soon as it is brought to our attention.

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Changes to MyFDL by Jane Hamsher.

    2014-09-18 13:10:29View | Delete

    That is correct. New diaries on MyFDL will go directly to the front page of MyFDL, rather than being promoted gradually over the course of the day by an editor.

    The editors will still choose some to go directly on the main front page of Firedoglake.

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Over Easy: Letty Owings, Age 89, Recalls More New Orleans History by Crane-Station.

    2014-09-17 19:26:30View | Delete

    You’re welcome. Thanks for the interesting post. I love these stories of history.

  • Kit OConnell wrote a new diary post: Wednesday Watercooler

    2014-09-17 19:15:49View | Delete

    Thumbnail  Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino invoke the traditional music and dance of Italy’s Salento region. Tonight’s music video is “Nu Tu Fermare” by  Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino .

    Formed by writer Rina Durante in 1975, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is regarded as Italy’s leading and longest-standing traditional music ensemble, hailing from the Salento, the heel of the Italian boot, in Puglia. Italy’s [...]

  • Kit OConnell wrote a new diary post: Tuesday Watercooler

    2014-09-16 19:05:57View | Delete

    Thumbnail  Tonight’s music video is “All Night Long” performed by Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers  at Bluesfest in Gaildorf, Germany.

    ‘America’s Hottest Accordion’ winner, Dwayne (Dopsie) Rubin, plays a unique, high energy style of zydeco. Dwayne hails from one of the most influential Zydeco families in the world. Although inspired by tradition, he has developed his own high energy [...]

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Monday Watercooler by Kit OConnell.

    2014-09-16 07:07:28View | Delete

    Haha. I’ll be sure to let the scientists know in case they need another research subject.

  • Kit OConnell wrote a new diary post: Monday Watercooler

    2014-09-15 19:23:12View | Delete

    Thumbnail  Finland’s Tsuumi Sound System performed Saturday at the Arneson River Theater at La Villita, San Antonio, Texas. Tonight’s music video is “Altitude” from Finland’s Tsuumi Sound System , from their album  Floating Letters.

    Tsuumi Sound System is one of Finland’s internationally most notable modern folk music bands. Rooted in Nordic folk traditions, classical idioms and innovative modern ideas, this [...]

  • Kit OConnell wrote a new diary post: Cartoon Friday Watercooler: Masks

    2014-09-12 19:42:51View | Delete

    Thumbnail  It’s Cartoon Friday, again! Masks is a macabre little film inspired by a musical score .

    In 2009, Musician Karl von Kries created a seven minute audio score, Animator Patrick Smith drew what he heard. Masked men exploit an edible smaller species as a renegade scientist perfects a cloning process to satisfy demand, but the clones conceal a destructive [...]

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Block #HB2: Austin Banner Drop for Texas Abortion Access by Kit OConnell.

    2014-09-12 18:39:07View | Delete

    I sort of wish we still called them a “French Letter,” it sounds kind of romantic. But seriously it is so tragic to see this fight I know my parents and grandparents fought so hard for going back this way again… Agreed: I wish abortion was available to all without apology while simultaneously wishing adoption [...]

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Block #HB2: Austin Banner Drop for Texas Abortion Access by Kit OConnell.

    2014-09-12 10:33:47View | Delete

    To think there was a time when I was pretty sure we were moving AWAY from a Handmaid’s Tale-style dystopia. Ugh…

  • Thumbnail During rush hour on September 11, 2014, activists tied this banner to an overpass of Interstate Highway 35. On Thursday activists in Austin, Texas performed a ” banner drop ” — tying a painted sheet to a highway overpass — above Interstate Highway 35 during a busy evening’s rush hour. The banner read, “Abortions Save Lives, Keep Clinics [...]

  • Kit OConnell wrote a new diary post: Thursday Watercooler

    2014-09-11 19:34:50View | Delete

    Thumbnail  Brooke, the current Mouser at Glenturret Distillery, must fill Towser’s legendary shoes. Tonight we learn about “Corruption, Wealth and Beauty: the History of the Venetian Gondola” from TED-Ed.

    It’s hard to imagine Venice without the curious, banana-shaped gondolas that glide down the canals. How did these boats come to be the trademark transportation of Venice? Laura [...]

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Whither ISIS/ISIL…? by CTuttle.

    2014-09-11 08:50:33View | Delete

    Great post! But FYI that quotation is commonly misattributed to Einstein, but probably originates with Rita Mae Brown or even Narcotics anonymous!

    http://www.news.hypercrit.net/2012/11/13/einstein-on-misattribution-i-probably-didnt-say-that/

  • Kit OConnell wrote a new diary post: Wednesday Watercooler

    2014-09-10 17:58:36View | Delete

    Thumbnail  “Is it Friday yet?” Tonight’s music video is Israel Nash performing “Just Like Water” at Austin’s KUTX.

    Originally from Missouri, Nash moved out of the heartland to New York to pursue his musical ambitions. There he released his first record Barn Doors and Concrete Floors to critical praise. Now in the the Texas Hill Country, Israel Nash’s sound has [...]

  • Kit OConnell commented on the diary post Tuesday Watercooler by Kit OConnell.

    2014-09-09 20:15:11View | Delete

    Yes, long gone are the days of New York as a city of the common people…

  • Kit OConnell wrote a new diary post: Tuesday Watercooler

    2014-09-09 19:38:54View | Delete

    Thumbnail  Tonight’s music video is “Desiree” by Sean Rowe from the album  Madman.  This summer, many buildings in Johannesburg were mysteriously splashed with pink paint . https://twitter.com/guardianworld/status/508981858621992960/ “Together, we dress fear in pink in hopes that she will smile a little and join us in reinventing much” – Beware of Colour Now, a group of art activists called Beware of Colour [...]

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