I just saw a photograph of someone who's recently moved to the Northeast... watering a bit of their frozen-snowed over lawn with a hose... to make an ice rink...

...I... uh... Uh.

Hmm.

white folk, looking at doing anything to be less exploitative of the world around them: humbug! would never work!

white folk, wanting a personal ice rink: yes i can just dive in and do this no guidance no leader no training yes this is totally feasible and smart.

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The big reason you don't want to do this, by the way, is because you will punch through the ice and fuck your ankle up.

@emsenn it being uneven as hell also makes it seem like a dumb idea

@sangv White folk, having invented science with the Enlightenment, all know intrinsically that liquids will flow to reach an even level over their space, and any real-world factors like "wind" or "gravel" are merely anecdotes, not scientific data.

@sangv (I feel like I botched the delivery of this joke, but the concept is solid. Like, the Italian-American contractor I worked with last week who bragged that because Romans built the aqueducts, he could cut properly-angled joints from instinct.

(His angles were not correct and he did not understand the concepts around like, 360 degrees in a circle, if you have 45 degrees and need to get to 90, add the difference, etc.)

@emsenn Americans partying like they've got free healthcare

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