‘Tu vas me manquer’ by Salif Keita
Salif Keita at L’Olympia, last night. All the live arrangements were dance-friendly.
As this story unfolded it’s been hard to wrap my mind around a context so farked and tribalist that the top and middle would not cut Darren Wilson loose out of sheer sociopathic political expediency, but… here we are.
A young Jewish refugee with her Chinese playmates. Shanghai, China (x)
Between 1933 and 1941, it is estimated that 20,000 Jews escaped persecution by fleeing to the Chinese port of Shanghai. Shanghai was one of the few places in the world that would accept Jewish refugees at this time, Japan being another.
i am furious that i am just now learning about this important fact.
Because it has nothing to do with the USA being the superhero and saving all the Jews
In my early twenties I worked for a Jewish businessman whose wife was one of these children. She was too young to retain any Chinese but her older sister still did. I think many of these refugees eventually ended up in Montreal; certainly most boomer-age Jews I’ve met here seem to have this immediate association when I say I was born in Shanghai (and they told me this story - it’s not particularly common knowledge among Shanghainese either).
I KNOW THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE SERIOUS BUT I AM FUCKIGN LOSING MY SHIT AT GROK SQUAT
fuck what the chair said
Mm, not bad, but some of these will be too hard for people to start with. Like, instead of doing the knee at an acute angle for the couch stretch, you might want to start with the propped-up leg at a 90-degree angle or so?
You can also do bridging with your legs propped up (unstable surface, like a balance ball, also strengthens the abdominal muscles a bit there, but I think it’s mainly glutes?). But it’s very important to brace before doing it; don’t, and you’re running the risk of straining your back muscles as you over use them.
For reference (I am a flexible person so they’re not too hard for me but I’m always looking for effective stretches I can do while typing on an iPad XD).