if this isn’t at the end of TASM, I will probably cry
oh my god CAN YOU IMAGINE
The reason this is so unlikely is that Marvel doesn’t own the rights to the Spider-Man movies, Sony does, so there would have to be a collab between multiple studios, which could be difficult.
"Wait, hold on a second. I’ve got to figure out what damage to roll for a two-handed stag beetle." —our DM when somebody picked up a baddie’s mount to use as a bludgeon.
Jury nullification. Pass it on.
Jury nullification is so fucking important.
This is something that more people should be aware of, if only because (in many states, at least) defense attorneys are actually prohibited from mentioning it to jurors. The law allows a jury to return a “not guilty” verdict contrary to the facts of the case, but not for the defense to inform them of that power or to argue for its application in the current trial.
I didn’t know about this. Wow.
This is SUPER IMPORTANT and also a good reason to show up for jury duty. You know all those laws you think are stupid? This is your chance to maybe do something about it.
In my 8th grade history class (which was legit the most important class I took until college- the teacher was a ragingly leftist lesbian environmentalist and I owe her so much) one of our projects was to act out the john peter zenger trial which was one of the first/most important cases in colonial America for establishing freedom of the press and jury nullification— basically zenger wrote some true but unflattering shit about some colonial governor, who took him to court for defamation, and under the law zenger was guilty bc the law was like “you can’t defame the government” even if it’s true,but Andrew Hamilton was his defense lawyer and appealed directly to the jury to be like that is some bullshit, and the jury’s verdict was “not guilty” thus nullifying the law. Anyway, I got to be Hamilton in our class mock trial and wrote a bombass closing statement about freedom of the press and revolution and all that shit and so that’s why I know about jury nullification and why whenever someone’s like “I know the law is unfair but the jury doesn’t get to make up the rules” I’m like NOPE! Anyway thank you ms Arnold for teaching us real shit
Yeah Imma also just take this over and make it a Ms. Arnold appreciation post. I knew she was basically one of my crazy aunts when we fought with each other so horribly my senior year, it was like real family! Also, she ALWAYS has her favorites write Hamilton’s closing argument, ALWAYS. One of those people inevitably gets pulled in to lead Youth CAN…
today i met a christian guy who tries to follow the rules of the bible really good and i asked him if he is against gays because of Leviticus 20:13 and he told me no, he doesn’t because of Matthew 7
and he added that he would never judge anybody on their beliefs or way of living because only god can judge the people
this guy man
That would be *actual* Christianity for you.
This is true Christianity people just saying
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During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.
A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.
Mission fucking accomplished
Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.
It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.
You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.
The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.
The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.
Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.
So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.
Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.
These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!
reblogging for the sweet history lesson
Hey I have a crazy idea, what about instead of men’s rights or women’s rights we just call it all human rights and stop separating them by gender because that’s what caused the problem in the first place
and why don’t we give medicine equally to sick and healthy people??
why don’t we donate food equally to the hungry and the full??
why don’t lifeguards equally help people who are drowning and people who aren’t??
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