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2020-08-07 4:41:47 PM  
Earlier this week. the New York Times, as part of their ongoing series on those we've lost to the coronavirus pandemic, ran a great obituary for Helen Jones Woods, who spent most of her life as a registered nurse and social worker. But before that, she was a professional touring trombone player.

The part of her story I wanted to focus on isn't about when she was kicked out of an orphanage when the people who ran it realized she wasn't all white. And it's also not about when she was fired from the Omaha Symphony Orchestra after her first performance when she was picked up by her adopted Black father. It's the part in between.

Ms. Woods was a founding member of the Swinging Rays of Rhythm, a school jazz band modeled on a white group popular at the time, who toured the country and became a bit of a hit. One day, they met a producer who told them he could make them stars, so they commandeered the buses and headed out with him. After picking up a few more members, they renamed themselves International Sweethearts of Rhythm, and played everywhere from The Apollo to Wrigley Field.


The International Sweethearts Of Rhythm " Jump Children " !!!
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Although it might be hard to tell in a black & white clip, not all those women were black. In fact, the reason they took the name "International Sweethearts of Rhythm" was that they wanted a name to reflect their varied cultures and ethnicities. They all shared the love of music, and their style reflected all manner of cultures.

But this presented a problem - when playing in the South, even in places like Ms. Woods' native Mississippi (okay, especially in places like Mississippi) they couldn't have race mixing. And not all their players were light-skinned enough like Ms. Woods that they could "pass" for white. So they came up with a novel solution.

The white members of the band performed in blackface.

This was one of the ultimate symptoms of the insanity that was racial segregation of the era. They performed for both white and black crowds alike (although not together), and no one had a problem with it as long as the band wasn't "integrated".

I'm not talking about this to say that the white women who did this were noble or anything - the fact was, they were likely to be punished quite harshly were they found to be mixing with Black people. And I'm not saying that they acted dishonorably for putting on the makeup instead of taking a stand. They did it because they had to in order to be who they really were - women who loved music and performing. For those who opposed "race mixing" of music and entertainment, we can now ask "who did you think you were being entertained by all this time?" Along those same lines, those who opposed gay people being able to serve in the military or become teachers we can ask, "who did you think was fighting your wars and teaching your kids?" And today, when we hear people saying trans individuals shouldn't be allowed to use the correct bathroom, we can ask "Where do you think trans individuals have been using the bathroom all this time?"

Cultural change that allows previously taboo things to be done openly and for people to be who they are doesn't happen overnight. It just gradually dawns on people that often it's already happened and everyone's just been wearing blackface.

Winners and Easiest/Hardest from last week are in the NotNewsletter.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz!

Good luck, and let me know if you have any issues with the Quiz.
 
2020-08-07 4:56:06 PM  
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/woohoo I beat ox45tallboy again!
//take that modboy!
 
2020-08-07 5:18:11 PM  
Never done it before and know it won't stand (I did make it to the final top 10 once...)

but...

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/woohoo I beat ox45tallboy again!
//take that modboy!


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2020-08-07 5:32:51 PM  
The two I didn't get, well of course I missed those two.
 
2020-08-07 5:36:03 PM  
And I completely blew the easy quiz.  Only six right.
 
2020-08-07 5:38:02 PM  
I don't think I've gone over 1000 before, and today I did it twice. Yay me.
 
2020-08-07 5:45:19 PM  
It sucks that I can't take the quiz on mobile.
 
2020-08-07 5:54:00 PM  

bingethinker: I don't think I've gone over 1000 before, and today I did it twice. Yay me.


Yeah, that was my fault for not changing the question numbers.
 
2020-08-07 5:54:32 PM  

WTFDYW: It sucks that I can't take the quiz on mobile.


We've had a mobile version up for months now. Are you having problems accessing it?
 
2020-08-07 6:16:18 PM  

bingethinker: I don't think I've gone over 1000 before, and today I did it twice. Yay me.


How does one go over 1000 on the easy quiz?
 
2020-08-07 6:22:34 PM  

ox45tallboy: WTFDYW: It sucks that I can't take the quiz on mobile.

We've had a mobile version up for months now. Are you having problems accessing it?


I didn't know you had one. Where can I find it?
 
2020-08-07 6:39:36 PM  
Just saw this on Twitter. No idea who originally made it.

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2020-08-07 6:40:42 PM  

Myk-House of El: bingethinker: I don't think I've gone over 1000 before, and today I did it twice. Yay me.

How does one go over 1000 on the easy quiz?


Each quiz has more questions than the number that are asked. Sometimes your Quizmaster forgets to limit the number of questions asked.
 
2020-08-07 7:02:36 PM  

Myk-House of El: bingethinker: I don't think I've gone over 1000 before, and today I did it twice. Yay me.

How does one go over 1000 on the easy quiz?


Accidentally, apparently. I'll pretend that it was my great memory, of course. I had something else to say here, but I forgot it.
 
2020-08-07 7:13:35 PM  

ox45tallboy: Try this link:

https://m.fark.com/quiz/913


Takes me to pc version.
 
2020-08-07 7:23:23 PM  
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Um...
 
2020-08-07 7:28:27 PM  

WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: Try this link:

https://m.fark.com/quiz/913

Takes me to pc version.


Are you looking at the comments in the mobile version or the desktop?

If you're looking at the desktop version comments or main page, the links will take you to desktop versions even if you're on a mobile device.
 
2020-08-07 7:29:15 PM  

NM Volunteer: [Fark user image image 425x524]

Um...


Okay, that's weird.

I'm gonna hit up the dev team
 
2020-08-07 8:08:34 PM  
I thought I was doing fairly well but didn't break 1000.  And then I saw that I would have somehow needed to score 112.5 on each question to reach the top.  How would you do that exactly?

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2020-08-07 8:14:49 PM  

ox45tallboy: NM Volunteer: [Fark user image image 425x524]

Um...

Okay, that's weird.

I'm gonna hit up the dev team


I don't know what happened either.  I did do the hard quiz (12/14), and five or ten minutes later did the easy quiz (6/11).  So wires must have been crossed somehow.
 
2020-08-07 8:40:34 PM  

NM Volunteer: ox45tallboy: NM Volunteer: [Fark user image image 425x524]

Um...

Okay, that's weird.

I'm gonna hit up the dev team

I don't know what happened either.  I did do the hard quiz (12/14), and five or ten minutes later did the easy quiz (6/11).  So wires must have been crossed somehow.


Yeah, looks like the easy quiz was harder.
 
2020-08-07 8:43:38 PM  

ox45tallboy: WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: Try this link:

https://m.fark.com/quiz/913

Takes me to pc version.

Are you looking at the comments in the mobile version or the desktop?

If you're looking at the desktop version comments or main page, the links will take you to desktop versions even if you're on a mobile device.


The link on main page takes me t desktop version.
 
2020-08-07 8:49:46 PM  

WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: Try this link:

https://m.fark.com/quiz/913

Takes me to pc version.

Are you looking at the comments in the mobile version or the desktop?

If you're looking at the desktop version comments or main page, the links will take you to desktop versions even if you're on a mobile device.

The link on main page takes me t desktop version.


I screen captured it but for some reason it won't let me copy/pasta.
 
2020-08-07 8:58:56 PM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: I thought I was doing fairly well but didn't break 1000.  And then I saw that I would have somehow needed to score 112.5 on each question to reach the top.  How would you do that exactly?

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I screwed up and didn't put the limit on the number of questions.
 
2020-08-07 8:59:41 PM  

WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: Try this link:

https://m.fark.com/quiz/913

Takes me to pc version.

Are you looking at the comments in the mobile version or the desktop?

If you're looking at the desktop version comments or main page, the links will take you to desktop versions even if you're on a mobile device.

The link on main page takes me t desktop version.


What OS and browser are you using?
 
2020-08-07 9:23:06 PM  

ox45tallboy: SoundOfOneHandWanking: I thought I was doing fairly well but didn't break 1000.  And then I saw that I would have somehow needed to score 112.5 on each question to reach the top.  How would you do that exactly?

[Fark user image 651x270]

I screwed up and didn't put the limit on the number of questions.


I would like one more question please.
 
2020-08-07 9:49:57 PM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: ox45tallboy: SoundOfOneHandWanking: I thought I was doing fairly well but didn't break 1000.  And then I saw that I would have somehow needed to score 112.5 on each question to reach the top.  How would you do that exactly?

[Fark user image 651x270]

I screwed up and didn't put the limit on the number of questions.

I would like one more question please.


Does Sylvester Stallone do his own stunts?
 
2020-08-07 10:09:50 PM  

ox45tallboy: SoundOfOneHandWanking: ox45tallboy: SoundOfOneHandWanking: I thought I was doing fairly well but didn't break 1000.  And then I saw that I would have somehow needed to score 112.5 on each question to reach the top.  How would you do that exactly?

[Fark user image 651x270]

I screwed up and didn't put the limit on the number of questions.

I would like one more question please.

Does Sylvester Stallone do his own stunts?



C.  Its always C.
 
2020-08-07 10:41:00 PM  

ox45tallboy: WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: Try this link:

https://m.fark.com/quiz/913

Takes me to pc version.

Are you looking at the comments in the mobile version or the desktop?

If you're looking at the desktop version comments or main page, the links will take you to desktop versions even if you're on a mobile device.

The link on main page takes me t desktop version.

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Android
 
2020-08-07 10:59:38 PM  

WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: Try this link:

https://m.fark.com/quiz/913

Takes me to pc version.

Are you looking at the comments in the mobile version or the desktop?

If you're looking at the desktop version comments or main page, the links will take you to desktop versions even if you're on a mobile device.

The link on main page takes me t desktop version.

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Android


The default android browser, or Chrome, or something else?
 
2020-08-08 12:08:56 AM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: ox45tallboy: SoundOfOneHandWanking: I thought I was doing fairly well but didn't break 1000.  And then I saw that I would have somehow needed to score 112.5 on each question to reach the top.  How would you do that exactly?

[Fark user image 651x270]

I screwed up and didn't put the limit on the number of questions.

I would like one more question please.


African or European?
 
2020-08-08 12:15:44 PM  
10 for 10 on the easy & still got 4th place dammitt.

/ 6 for 10 on the hard ☹
 
2020-08-08 2:23:00 PM  

ox45tallboy: WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: Try this link:

https://m.fark.com/quiz/913

Takes me to pc version.

Are you looking at the comments in the mobile version or the desktop?

If you're looking at the desktop version comments or main page, the links will take you to desktop versions even if you're on a mobile device.

The link on main page takes me t desktop version.

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Android

The default android browser, or Chrome, or something else?


Chrome
 
2020-08-08 3:03:55 PM  

WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: Try this link:

https://m.fark.com/quiz/913

Takes me to pc version.

Are you looking at the comments in the mobile version or the desktop?

If you're looking at the desktop version comments or main page, the links will take you to desktop versions even if you're on a mobile device.

The link on main page takes me t desktop version.

What OS and browser are you using?

Android

The default android browser, or Chrome, or something else?

Chrome


Okay, try clearing your cache. (Settings -> Privacy -> Clear browsing data)

If that doesn't get it, hit up Farkback at www.fark.com/feedback and pick Tecnical errors from the drop-down.
 
2020-08-08 3:58:43 PM  

ox45tallboy: WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: WTFDYW: ox45tallboy: Try this link:

https://m.fark.com/quiz/913

Takes me to pc version.

Are you looking at the comments in the mobile version or the desktop?

If you're looking at the desktop version comments or main page, the links will take you to desktop versions even if you're on a mobile device.

The link on main page takes me t desktop version.

What OS and browser are you using?

Android

The default android browser, or Chrome, or something else?

Chrome

Okay, try clearing your cache. (Settings -> Privacy -> Clear browsing data)

If that doesn't get it, hit up Farkback at www.fark.com/feedback and pick Tecnical errors from the drop-down.


I'll try that. Thanks.
 
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