Daily Archives: December 8, 2018

He Is Jewish, But Being Santa Is His Calling…


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Date: December 08, 2018

01) He Is Jewish, But Being Santa Is His Calling

“Rick Rosenthal has been a year-round Santa for nearly seven years — maybe no surprise given his jolly demeanor and bushy white beard. What sets this Santa apart is something entirely different: his Orthodox Jewish faith.

Rosenthal has traveled the world for Santa events and has participated in television commercials, parades, trade shows, tree lightings and parties. He even runs a school for aspiring Santas. In a recent interview with StoryCorps, he sits down with his old friend and mentee Adam Roseman to talk about how he discovered his unexpected calling.

“Being Santa really does make you a better person because he talks to children, gives them respect; he looks them in the eyes and listens,” Rosenthal says. “And he treats them all the same, whether they are 4 or 94.”

“We don’t live in a black and white world,” Rosenthal says. “The world is filled full of beautiful colors. Unfortunately, there are some people who are black and white. As Santa, you have to love people, and you just have to do whatever you can to make their lives better so that they can see the colors of the world.”

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Shoe0nHead: The Tumblr Pedo Invasion…


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Date: December 08, 2018

01) The Tumblr Pedo Invasion


“~these kiddy diddlers are very anti-diddling kids~”

I’m sure I could say something about the video…but, I don’t desire watching it again…and frankly, it’s ill informed…and falls back on cliché talking points…strawmen, and such…

I am just so damn tired…of these people…often really young people, who deem themselves instant authority figures upon arrival, and commence to vomiting out bile and slander…

…These people are not about constructive dialogue…In fact, their mode of behavior, is parasitic and poisonous in nature…

…They are an excellent example, of exactly what is wrong with this world…and in many ways, I hate the internet for giving rise to this style of abusive, narcissistic human being…

…people who use the internet to cut others down…as opposed to using their talents for the constructive and the positive.

It’s easy and cheap to do what Shoe0nHead has done here…and it’s also disgraceful, and indefensible.

Leave your own comments about the video, if you care to…

…I’m more intrigued at the spill over in the comments section, where MAPs have somehow been accused of trespassing against a community of kids on YouTube…who refer to their online hobby as MAPs…

We don’t allow outsiders to represent us…because they come up with the most zany things, completely out of left field…Stuff you’ve never even heard of…yet, somehow…it’s still “our fault”…

I believe…this same person has been popping up in threads on Twitter, expressing the same message…threads that were started by people, who are losing their minds over their discovery of the MAP acronym.

02) Multi Animator Projects: Multi Animator Projects

“MAPs have seen a rise in popularity starting from 2012, before then MAPs were very scarce and instead their popularity was replaced with that of MEPs (Multi Editor Projects). MEPs, like MAPs are a joint collaborative effort to create one final video, however instead of using animation created by the individual it feature’s footage from TV shows, anime and sometimes even still images seen in comics or manga. MAPs slowly began to start popping up around 2010 but despite being made with animations they were still referred to as MEPs. The first true MAP was hosted by animator, LadyTeelia. She was the first person to coin the term “MAP” as the animation MEPs were made by animators, not editors; the name caught on quickly and has been used ever since.”

“Minor Attracted Person” was being used well prior to 2010…We were having these discussions with mental health professionals [and amongst ourselves], in 2007/2008…

The term “MAP” has been recognized by mental health professionals, and in various forms of media.

It’s existed [and has been in use] for at least a decade…though, it’s history can be traced back possibly to as much as twenty years ago. The term was used by one of the foundational members of B4U-ACT [Michael Melsheimer], several years before the formation of B4U-ACT.

My point being…Minor Attracted Person [MAP] is a very well established term, with a long, long history in our community.

…Just because you are unaware of this acronym, and it’s historic usage by our community…does not mean that we decided to descend upon the MAP Animator community, and “steal” the acronym of their online hobby.

…Frankly…that’s just ludicrous…

…And yet, I notice there are people there in the comments section, completely willing to spin such a ridiculous story…out of absolutely nothing.

I vaguely recall MEPs on YouTube…though I had no idea they’d evolved into MAPs…

…Speaking of which…it may shock some of these individuals, that some of us MAPs were actually on YouTube well before 2010, using the acronym MAP…

Reality is…we almost certainly were the first ones on YouTube, using the MAP acronym…

The biggest problem we face on YouTube is censorship…Which has no doubt played a role, in why you’re oblivious to the existence of our community…or it’s history on various platforms, including YouTube.

“Minor Attracted Person” is a very old term, in our community…

…It truly is amazing, watching total strangers try to construct the argument…that we “are stealing an established acronym away from kids”…when it is overwhelmingly likely, that none of us have even heard of the MAP Animators.


Multi Animator Projects:

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