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“I love it. I want you to be so uncomfortable. Like if I can ruin your day by making you look at me, I’m going to make you look at me.” She added an intensifying expletive.

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The horseless carriage is pretty popular. ‎· Micah ‎· 4
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Very understandable. The scale, the rhythm, the forms, the complexity, the skill, the obviously present purpose. Better than 90% of pop culture. ‎· 9000 ‎· 4
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sounds like something herzog would say. ‎· grizabella ‎· 4
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His youngest kid is 6, so I thought he *might* have meant watching those assembly/factory/packaging Youtube videos that all the kids like these days, but he was probably just being himself. ‎· Meg Vmeg ‎· 3
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andreas gursky also talks about that in his works ‎· «A» значит «принятие»
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♫ One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong... ♫
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I can't decide where to stand in line today, because I can't tell if the modem/router is broken, and I can't tell if it's better to buy or rent a new one, because I can't tell if I'd get a discount for buying one, because I can't tell if I'm a Time Warner or Spectrum customer, because I can't tell if there's a difference here.
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I think we're all Spectrum customers at this point Maybe if you ask them about how to cancel your service or how to cut back to the most basic cable package, you can then pressure them into giving you a new modem/router for free. They are so desperate to maintain customers these days that you might be able to cut a deal. ‎· Stephen Francoeur
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Ooooh, thanks, that's helpful/depressing. (Could we possibly be Time Warner "legacy customers"? Those lucky bastards get a discount if they buy their own routers.) ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Now I'm messing with the modem/router settings, to see if that helps #sabbatical ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Modems and routers are such a pain in the ass. The UI for them leaves me perplexed whenever I try to mess around with them. ‎· Stephen Francoeur
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Wheel Of Fortune Answers (@wofanswers) https://twitter.com/wofanswers
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Can't stop laughing. Best Twitter account since @dog_rates ‎· Meg Vmeg
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WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE BORDER PATROL??? ‎· Meg Vmeg ‎· 8
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They're having a hard time right now. ‎· Kendra K ‎· 4
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A Disgruntled Federal Employee’s 1980s Desk Calendar "Relive the best decade through the angry, colorful notations of an anonymous employee at the Department of Defense: 'Twenty-one months of Reagan left!'" https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/06/13/a-disgruntled-...
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This is brilliant. Libraries need to collect more of this. ‎· Meg Vmeg ‎· 2
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"Fence built for Shunky the Dog" this was clearly the most productive day. ‎· Deborah Fitchett ‎· 1
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Yesterday, I saw the movie American Animals. It's about a failed heist of rare books from a university library in Kentucky in the early 2000's. Fucking amazing. Highly recommend.
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One scene of fairly upsetting, fairly realistic violence. ‎· Meg Vmeg
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11:12 AM me: good morning!
Florida Friend: I WAS CHASED BY A RABID RACCOON YESTERDAY
me: oh shit
like in a funny way?
11:13 AM were people laughing at you or with you?
or were they laughing with the raccoon

11:14 AM Florida Friend: i was in the garden
and suddenly a raccoon was barreling towards me
and I ran inside and slammed the screen door
me: omg, at your house!
Florida Friend: AND IT WAS CLAWING AT THE SCREEN DOOR
yes
me: huh
11:15 AM Florida Friend: and making these noises
it was so Resident Evil
me: that is very strange
is that how rabid raccoons act? did you call Animal Control?
Florida Friend: they were closed
me: oh right
11:16 AM wait
Florida Friend: apparently there is "dumb" rabies and "enraged" rabies
me: wtf are people supposed to do on sundays then?
Florida Friend: run indoors and freak out
me: plus, you guys got all them animals everywhere
fucking alligators and shit
jesus
you need a hotline
you probably could have called the cops, right?
I think I've seen this on an episode of Cops
11:19 AM Florida Friend: that's what we were thinking of
but then decided not to
11:20 AM me: non-emergency cops maybe
well, that is certainly terrifying
I'm glad you got away
11:12 AM me: good morning!
Florida Friend: I WAS CHASED BY A RABID RACCOON YESTERDAY
me: oh shit
like in a funny way?
11:13 AM were people laughing at you or with you?
or were they laughing with the raccoon

11:14 AM Florida Friend: i was in the garden
and suddenly a raccoon was barreling towards me
and I ran inside and slammed the screen door
me: omg, at your house!
Florida Friend: AND IT WAS CLAWING AT THE SCREEN DOOR
yes
me: huh
11:15 AM Florida Friend: and making these noises
it was so Resident Evil
me: that is very strange
is that how rabid raccoons act? did you call Animal Control?
Florida Friend: they were closed
me: oh right
11:16 AM wait
Florida Friend: apparently there is "dumb" rabies and "enraged" rabies
me: wtf are people supposed to do on sundays then?
Florida Friend: run indoors and freak out
me: plus, you guys got all them animals everywhere
fucking alligators and shit
jesus
you need a hotline
you probably could have called the cops, right?
I think I've seen this on an episode of Cops
11:19 AM Florida Friend: that's what we were thinking of
but then decided not to
11:20 AM me: non-emergency cops maybe
well, that is certainly terrifying
I'm glad you got away
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#florida (i'm sorry, but you see it coming) ‎· Выдракула ‎· 1
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No apology necessary, it's a hell of a state. Also, it turned out to be distemper instead of rabies. It bit a dog that night, then it came back the next day, and they called Animal Control. ‎· Meg Vmeg
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@megvmeg: at least it is not dangerous to humans. I could totally understand the danger, and the mixed feelings when you see a cute animal but also should keep in mind that it could be rabid. Poor creature anyways. ‎· Выдракула ‎· 1
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Is there anything more disappointing/annoying than your roommate cancelling her weekend trip because she's sick, and instead spending the weekend on the couch outside your bedroom door, being sick.
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Thanks in advance for not responding, "Yeah, when the illegitimate leader of your country is putting children in concentration camps," because I'm all cried out for today. ‎· Meg Vmeg ‎· 6
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Excepting two phenomenal locations, the pinball machines of NYC are in a shocking state of disrepair. If I had a more entrepreneurial skillset, I'd try to fix the situation (especially in light of the burgeoning pinball renaissance). As it is, I can only complain.
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Turns out I absolutely did *not* want to learn about the different kinds of itch sensations.
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One of my hobbies is reading research-based lifestyle/happiness advice and coming up with alternative, non-causative ways that the correlation arose.
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❤ oh, i love this too, cheers! ‎· Выдракула ‎· 1
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Rollcall
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*100percent emoji* ‎· Micah ‎· 4
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#megface <3 ‎· holly ‎· 3
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Am I in trouble? I get that look when I'm in trouble ‎· MoTO Babycakes ‎· 5
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Fave ‎· orgmonkey ‎· 2
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This is a joke, right? I refuse to click through. The NYTimes is so fucking useless these days.
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It's funny when I meet older men (like, around my dad's age), and I can instantly tell that they are big "teasers" (not in a good-hearted way, it's like they're only pretending that they're kidding), because I refuse to respond to that bullshit dominance bullshit. "Sir, I'm fully capable of maintaining an expressionless face for hours. I've had decades of practice."
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I read some study somewhere, about men who commit rape, and the kind of verbal boundary-pushing they engage in, and I was like, "Oh yes, I know about this, exactly. The teasers." ‎· Meg Vmeg
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"Workers at Google just scored an impressive victory against US militarism." Tech Workers Versus the Pentagon https://jacobinmag.com/2018/06/google-project-maven-military-...
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This is a fascinating read describing the internal processes/resistance involved. ‎· Meg Vmeg
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"Technology is something that humans build. As a result, it reflects human decisions. But if tech workers don’t get organized, we won’t have the power to participate in those decisions. They’ll be made by management — and the only thing that management cares about is making money." ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Even if it's not true, or it's short-lived, it's heartening to read :) :| :| ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Pickling some eggs in leftover brine from Trader Joe's hot & spicy dill pickle chips. Wish me luck.
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0__0 ‎· Micah ‎· 1
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I support this. ‎· Kendra K ‎· 1
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My dad has used this technique and it works. ‎· Spidra Webster ‎· 1
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Left Montreal early Friday morning so I could make it to my favorite aunt's 80th birthday party. Delayed for 3 hours at LaGuardia, but finally made it to her house at 1-2am. Then, late last night, she started having chest pains, so my family and I have spent the past 12 hours in the ER/hospital. Tired.
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They've ruled out cardiac stuff and GI tract stuff, but still don't know what it is. Worst birthday party ever! ‎· Meg Vmeg ‎· 1
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Much better, thanks! They're releasing her later today. Now she's embarrassed that she "ruined" our visit, but it's really lucky that we were here to help. ‎· Meg Vmeg ‎· 6
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Fireflies are the absolute best.
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Best bugs in the verse. ‎· Micah
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They're not west of the Rockies, far as I know. Really missed them when I lived in OR and ID. ‎· Kirsten
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The "$18 fish and chips" part of every international trip.
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@dupuisj I just learned that I ate at your son's restaurant! It was amazing!
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Great! We were there in March and it it indeed a fabulous restaurant. If you wandered by the kitchen area you probably saw him. Slightly built guy, not very tall, reddish hair. ‎· John Dupuis ‎· 5
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When I was a kid, I assumed that people always said things for a reason. Then, sometime in my late twenties, I realized that people often don't have a reason to say stuff (they're being polite/sociable, or they're filling space/time, or they're narrating their thoughts compulsively, etc). For whatever reason, people don't think about what they're saying at all. That was freeing to realize, because it meant that I could also say whatever I wanted, for no reason at all, off the top of my head, and no one would notice. On the other hand, it's kind of depressing to think about all of these empty words that no one means and no one hears.
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Bear with me, I'm thinking out loud: It really is one of those zoom out and see life differently moments. Like the first time on an airplane looking down to see tiny cars and people on the ground just scurrying about like an ant colony; we are not far off from ~being~ the analogy. Thought process and conversing follow a culturally-shared script to be functionally convenient to navigate through the day, a kind of conservation of energy. Novel, tailored communication of course occurs, it creates and hones the scripts in the first place, but by definition is less common. It really hit me when you said "it was freeing", because I've felt that strongly in just the last couple years. ‎· Micah ‎· 4
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This is why I talk little, and avoid the social situations where more than a minute of smalltalk is expected. The factoid about primates having 80% of their communication as "I'm here, I'm OK" messages also helps. Another corollary is that people have noise filters that just don't let through most of what they hear. If you want to be heard by the conscious part of their brain, you have to repeat your point about three times, in different ways. ‎· 9000 ‎· 5
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At first Ford had formed a theory to account for this strange behavior. If human beings don’t keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths probably seize up. After a few months’ consideration and observation he abandoned this theory in favor of a new one. If they don’t keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working. ‎· the nonsense rat ‎· 8
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I have to be at the airport by 11am. It takes 30-40 minutes with no traffic, but this will be the tail end of rush hour. Should I leave at 10am and have less time, but maybe less traffic? Or leave at 9:30am and have more time, but maybe more traffic? I am too tired to make this decision.
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9:30. Never bet on less traffic. ‎· Micah ‎· 13
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Spouse and I haveing a similar conversation. It was decided that we would leave at 4:45 for a 45-min drive to get on a 7:30 flight. Because traffic and Friday night of a holiday weekend. I predict we are at the gate by 6 pm at the latest. But we won’t miss flight. And can eat Bruegel bagels for dinner. ‎· Stephªnℹ︎e☀️CogScℹ︎Lℹ︎brªrℹ︎ªn☀️
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Holy shit, I'm going to Montreal RIGHT NOW.
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I already have the pinball all mapped out :) ‎· Meg Vmeg ‎· 2
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Welp.
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I'm having Friendfeed deja vu right now. Did I post this a million years ago and only re-found it now? I feel like @micah commented on the "doxology" aspect. ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Looks somewhat familiar, and sounds like something I'd say.... not sure, though. I filtered the friendfeed memorial archive and didn't come up with a hit on doxology. :( ‎· Micah
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