October 24, 2021


Truth, filtered and downcased

A mural presents a new image for one Ohio city (cbsnews.com)

"...when all the painting's done, it'll be the largest artwork of its kind in the country. It's called the Glass City River Wall."

This is a great story about a pretty cool thing happening in my hometown — a massive art installation that was born from a simple idea.

tags: toledoartmuralglasscityriverwall

link published in /2021/10/24

It Sure Looks Like Donald Trump Is Trying to Trademark 'Truthing' (gizmodo.com)

Looks like Trump's media/tech company "filed for trademarks on 'Truthing,' 'Retruth,' 'Post a Truth' and 'Follow the Truth.'"

Using "truth" in a trademark, while prohibiting disparagement of himself (see #23 on the site's Terms of Use) is very on brand for Trump.

tags: politicstrademark

link published in /2021/10/24

Hilariously, the Terms of Use for Trump's new social media site expressly indicate that users agree not to "transmit...excessive use of capital letters" (#20) and not to "disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site." (#23)

I wonder how long it will take Trump to post his first, ALL CAPS disparagement on the site.

tags: politicssocial

post published in /2021/10/24

A truth, according to Merriam-Webster, is "a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true."

The following propositions are true.

Trump has lied.

Trump is a liar.

Trump plans to launch a social media platform called Truth Social.

According to the Terms of Use for Truth Social, users are prohibited from disparaging his company.

The Terms of Use for Truth Social do not prohibit disparagement of others.

tags: postatruth

post published in /2021/10/24

My last post included several truths. By definition, I posted a truth. Indeed, I posted several truths.

The phrase "post a truth" describes exactly what I did with that last post. I posted a truth.

Just saying.

post published in /2021/10/24