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hubskier for: 1360 days

This is not my first account; add 168 days to the 'hubskier for' count.

You can count on me to ask silly questions.

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kantos  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 19, 2020

I'll be there, too. Awesome reminder/suggestion Devac.

kantos  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 370th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Happy Tuesday ‘ski

kantos  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 12, 2020

Found it anyways:

Sarah Kay is my hero.

kantos  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sparknotes for Shakira’s performance on the Day of the Superb Owl

Sorry to hear it closed. :C It sounded like a hidden gem of Jaffa. Psytrance festival is on my list of things to do now.

    Trumps plan would simply bend the current border to include Tira in the west Bank territories... Feels very surreal to think about it. I would probably lose my Israeli passport.

Surreal fits the bill. That's... a big move.

I was in Israel to put a pause on life in America for a bit on a bee farm. Somewhere between plotting a course for the next couple years and getting distance from dating woes.

kantos  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 12, 2020

Playing these two together.

I wish I could find men writing/speaking poetry like this. My limited scope has Neil Hilborn and sometimes Rudy Francisco from Button Poetry (, too). Rudy's book Helium is goooood.

kantos  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 12, 2020

Amy vs Trump on the debate stage gives me a sense of deja vu. But I think she’d hold it down better than Pete.

Of the three you mentioned, considering they are female, gay or jewish still seems novel for presidential candidates making it this far. The best part of each being those qualities aren’t centerpieces of their campaign.

kantos  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski: I hate to toot my own horn, but . . .

It's wonderful for dialogues as well. :)

kantos  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 369th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

It's a departure from Apocalyptica (they're amazing), but in the metal/instrumental realm. Not sure if you're into math-rock vibes - yet.

Hope there's more peeps there tho. Been a while since people have mentioned the IRC.

kantos  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Bizarre World of Fake Martial Arts

    Honestly, it could have been two separate videos.

Agreed. It could have worked if the cult point was massaged more into the Chinese nationalist POV in my opinion.

kantos  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sparknotes for Shakira’s performance on the Day of the Superb Owl

Yeah... uh... what's the opposite of regret? I got that. This was such an apt share. Makes me wish I spent my couple months in Haifa instead of Karmel. LOL. My guide in IL had this love of psychedelic trance, to the point he'd crank it up on his speaker strapped to his backpack on our night trek through Jaffa and day hikes.

Sidenotes:

I remember signs to Ramallah from Jerusalem, and Ramallah was referenced a lot in the show Fauda, but I never realized how close it was to Jerusalem.

The bits with DAM and Al Nather speaking about using their music to converse with their home town sounds SO much like how Mackelmore approached his early tracks.

Questions:

Anna Loulou, that's reference to Honolulu, Hawaii?

Since you're in Tira, would Trump's plan relocate you? What would happen to your Israeli passport (assuming you were born there)?

kantos  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski: I hate to toot my own horn, but . . .
kantos  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Bizarre World of Fake Martial Arts

Maaaaan, I knew it was whack when I heard it.... Kinda a bummer, not worth paying the current school rate just to chi sai for the time I have left in town. Thanks for the insight.

kantos  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Good Sci-Fi books for a fiction book club?

I haven’t been active in them, but we have some great threads in #scifi, #scificlub and #hubskibookclub. Some people comment on their good reads in those.

EDIT: Can't find the notepad with hubski book threads on my desktop, must have cleared it out.

kantos  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Bizarre World of Fake Martial Arts

Off-topic. Does your school require hong bao to teach further forms? My Sifu hit me with that after teaching me Sil Nim Tau, as though wanting more on top the flat monthly rate outta no where.

kantos  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Bizarre World of Fake Martial Arts

Shu is on point from what I know: if two fighters of differing practices are at an expert level, then you want the fighter that draws from a wealth of arts to form their style than stuck playing the rules of one. I've been taking my time at a Ving Tsun school (known as Wing Chun in this video), and students come from different backgrounds. When it comes to our forms of sparring, the Sifu encourages you to use your background to your advantage - to blend it into your Ving Tsun teachings to make your kung fu your own (sorta a paradox if you think about it hard). Now, I just go to that school for good cardio, and tips in case my shitty boxing/judo doesn't do the trick in the slim chance I have to defend myself.

The progression of the video seems to state: Fake Martial Arts << Real Martial Arts < MMA. The 'masters' challenging Shu are probably great in their respective fields (benefit of the doubt). That story could have been better supported in highlighting the cult-like propaganda of martial arts in China back to American cult stories. Under the context of the title, I don't think sliding the concrete forms of martial arts under the same lens as 'fake' was enough to make the transition to Shu's story.

Otherwise, using his platform to give more exposure to Shu's message/story is a circledot in my book.

kantos  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski: I hate to toot my own horn, but . . .

    Ask what you can do to build trust: "Is there anything I can do to show you I'm really sorry about blowing up."

4a. is a favorite of mine I haven’t got to use. It shows you want to understand how to make it right by them on their terms (assuming it is something I’m willing and able to do).

One theme hinted at in that Hubski thread is ‘an apology is a change of behavior.’ Verbally stating the apology is just the beginning of ‘this is what I will do differently.’

Thanks for digging up that thread.

kantos  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sparknotes for Shakira’s performance on the Day of the Superb Owl

While undecided on Tamer Nafar, N3rdistan and Bu Kolthoum are the mood for going 15 over [the speed limit] on a 1-lane road cutting through summer plains. Jackpot. Thank you!

Other DAM tracks and specifically Fi Wa'et sounds exactly like the feel I'm seeking from Ravid - Fi Wa'et moreso. Next up is making a radio with Fi Wa'et and checking out those arabic rap playlists. Absolutely a great starter.

    I am very picky with the rap as I don't like mumble rappers, overly autotuned, silly rappers (that have no message) etc. so I end up zooming onto a few.

In the same boat, this and N3rdistan's approach (making music of known arabic poems) is what drew me to Matisyahu. He tells his story, which was shrouded in his religion for so long. It's a bit of a trip to me since I sure as hell wouldn't be caught listening to English rap about christianity.

That all to say, thank you! I'm pumped to add in N3rdistan for my casual listening. The search for the essence of Fi Wa'et and Ravid Kahalani encapsulated in an artist continues through arabic rap playlists of spotify.