Silphium is an extinct plant which once grew in North Africa. In the ancient Mediterranean, it was used as a seasoning, perfume, medicine, aphrodisiac, and contraceptive.
It was the main trade item from the city of Cyrene in what is now Libya. Silphium was so important to Cyrenese trade, the plant was stamped onto their coins. Some of those coins show only the seed pods of the plant, which are heart shaped – and some people speculate this may be where the now ubiquitous heart symbol originally came from 💚
TIL that the soundtrack to Justice League (2017) was by Danny Elfman. I saw the movie, but didn't realize, because it didn't sound like him; it's very generic. The only really memorable music in it was callbacks to other themes – notably Elfman's own Batman (1989). (There were also musical callbacks to Wonder Woman (2017), Superman (1978), and a very stealthy one to The Flash (TV: 2014)).
Using it this morning now that it's finished compiling everything... it is ridiculously fast. Wish I could build it for my work machine (Windows).
Native compiling my elpa directory...might be a while.
Really hoping there'll be an autumn 2020 konpeito.media mix (and soon). #Gemini
gemini://konpeito.media/ (currently down)
Why #Liberals Hate #Leftists – Caitlin Johnstone
Bitter and lacking empathy.
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