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90% of the folks responding to my housemate ad are 26 years old and have just completed a master's program.

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Also, maybe 90% went to an Ivy League school for their undergrad or master's. (Although I'm counting UPenn as Ivy League, and it seems like people no longer think of them thusly.)

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 2
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Also, maybe 5% of them have 3-legged cats.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 2
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4-legged cat: ok then. 3-legged cat: curious. 5-legged cat: Hmmmmmm.

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P!nk the border collie wins back-to-back titles at the 2019 WKC Masters Agility | FOX SPORTS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxMsVbFr1Bc (Edited to fix P!nk's name, as I saw the word "Fox" and assumed they'd fucked it up, but it really is "P!nk")

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P!NK WINS AGAIN

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Previously: https://mokum.place/cpellegr/1951579 (Also, it made me laugh that I searched Mokum for "agility cry" to find that post.)

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 2
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I love that the final move is LAUNCH up for a hug

 ‎· hedgielib 7
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Never bet against P!NK.

 ‎· Micah 1
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Oh, I missed this while we were on the road! What a trooper -- she's not even out of breath when she's done!

 ‎· Catherine 1
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TIL "crushed red pepper" is different from "red pepper flakes" https://www.bonappetit.com/story/what-are-red-pepper-flakes

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Poor defenceless thing.

 ‎· Stephen Francoeur 10
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^ omg... I just now got that fence was hiding in plain sight in your adjective.

 ‎· Micah 2
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Poor Buc-ee never knew what hit him (sunscreen-soluble ink?)

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Aw Buc-ee

 ‎· orgmonkey 1
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@orgmonkey Posted mostly for you :) This was only an hour after purchase! (Also, purchased because the rivers require "non-disposable containers" now.)

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 1
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Metal oxides in physical (as opposed to organic) sunscreens really can cause damage to paint, even to car paint/laquer, pretty common problem, alas.

 ‎· Department of Anesthesia
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I have never heard a more eloquent reason to not apply something *to my skin*

 ‎· Rudibrarian 1
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Progression

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On the one hand, I really need/want to eat less pizza. On the other hand, this is a block away from my house:

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Cacio e pepe!

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and I would walk 500 more

 ‎· LibSkrat 4
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NEW LUTHER

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A AAAAHHH!

 ‎· MoTO Babycakes 1
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RIGHT???

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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"No, I'm not a cynic. That's basically my problem."

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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I can't believe i haven't seen more people talking about this yet! We are saving them up on the DVR to binge them all.

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On a lark, I bought some Tom's Activated Black Charcoal Natural Toothpaste, and it's one of the most cognitive-dissonantly disturbing products I've ever used.

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Um

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seems like in order for charcoal to do any leaching, it would have to be on your teeth for far longer than the recommended 2 minutes of brushing?

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Chrome to limit full ad blocking extensions to enterprise users - 9to5Google "In a response to negative feedback, Google shared that Chrome's current ad blocking capabilities for extensions will soon be restricted to enterprise users." https://9to5google.com/2019/05/29/chrome-ad-blocking-enterprise-manifest-v3/

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Includes uBlock Origin and Ghostery. Welp.

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Meanwhile, Firefox is doubling down on "Facebook Container": https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/06/04/firefox-now-available-with-enhanced-tracking-protection-by-default/

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Waiting for synchronous fireflies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Holy shit, the park ranger says that only 1000 out of 28000 won the parking lottery for it.

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T-Pain - "It's My Dog Birthday" (Official Music Video) "T-Pain & Barkbox present the official music video for 'It's My Dog Birthday' from the new album 1UP" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufjF6H37vp0

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Cupcake scene is epic #songofthesummer

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 1
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"Not water"

 ‎· orgmonkey 1
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I'm confused that it took the greatest nation in the world this long to come up with a song for dog birthdays.

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FYI, they make those Vlasic "Stackers" pickles in disgusting bread & butter flavor now, so you'll want to be extra careful that you're buying the dill kind. Blech.

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NOPE

 ‎· lris 2
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#dillforever

 ‎· hedgielib 3
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send me all the bread and butter flavor. #allpicklesaregoodpickles #pickles4ever #ollypusses,too

 ‎· Christina Pikas 2
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I have a leftover jar of dill brine, I'm going to see if I can turn them.

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My kingdom for a steeply inclined dish drainer.

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Ham, potatoes/beans (boiled to death with bacon, then separated), coleslaw, Texas toast, iced tea #countryfood

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Chocolate sheet cake for dessert!

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Yes, my toes have already begun to swell.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 1
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Look at that toast!

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10 Houston Drive-Thrus for Boozy Frozen Slushies "Where to get margaritas and daiquiris without getting out of the car" https://houston.eater.com/maps/houston-drive-thru-margaritas-daiquiris-slushies

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Yep.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 3
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Would like to try Swamp Water at Java Jo'z.

 ‎· orgmonkey 1
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I appreciate that their sign almost looks like the silhouette on a state highway sign, but is maybe a house with a flag.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 1
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What do you make of the subtle chicken beak off to the right?

 ‎· orgmonkey 1
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Huh. Some kind of Baba Yaga reference perhaps?

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Y'all with Instant Pots, have you ever put the internal pot on the stove to saute/sear there, instead of using the saute function in the external pot?

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Can't say I have, but I don't see any obvious reason not to.

 ‎· LibSkrat 1
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No, I was a little concerned that it might not be setup for other heat ranges? That may not be a problem at all.

 ‎· Jennifer D. 1
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Nope - I have an electric stove and I think the bottom of the pot has a slight upward curve bc of the IP heating element, so it might not sit flat.

 ‎· ellbeecee 1
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I'd be worried it would warp it and impact heat transfer from the coil.

 ‎· Christina Pikas 1
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I have a different brand, and my inner pot has a non-stick coating, inside and outside, so I'd be afraid of damaging that coating by putting it over a flame, as well as warping the pot. Also, if the pot becomes warped, it might not be able to seal properly, when used in the external pot. But I am not above using a frying pan and then transferring the food to the pot. Nobody says every step of cooking has to be in that inner pot.

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17-year-olds dial a rotary phone. "A good test to see if youth of today can figure out how to dial an older rotary phone" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OADXNGnJok

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If you haven't seen this yet, it's good-hearted and surprisingly suspenseful.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 2
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“Wait a minute. You have to pick up the phone and THEN do it?”

 ‎· Catherine 2
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“What’s with all the holes, though?” “That’s a GREAT question...” I’m DYING here.

 ‎· Catherine 2
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Yeah, the holes bit killed me. Also, "What does a zero sound like?"

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This is fantastic!

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Non-spoilery things that I enjoy about Game of Thrones, having binge-watched all 8ish seasons over the past 2-3 weeks, in spite of the fact that I hate any/all fantasy-ish media:

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1. Peter Dinklage

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Ha! That would explain it. I hadn't investigated.

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Why did the US Treasury send me a check for $500? Is this a trick?

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There's no letter or anything, just a check in an envelope?

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If the US Gov’t were a Silicon Valley startup this would clearly be some A/B test they run, varying the amounts to gather behavioural data.

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Have You Ever Even Seen A Garbage Disposal In NYC? "They were illegal in NYC until the late 1990s." http://gothamist.com/2019/05/07/nyc_garbage_disposal_survey.php

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They still don't have them here, for the most part, and it's a very surprising difference. (Also, the Didion quote is great.)

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 1
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a lot of places with septic systems don't have them either. but you *must* have one in the suburbs!

 ‎· Christina Pikas 1
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^ we're in suburbs but just outside of the county, so we have septic. and no dispos-all. I miss it.

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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I'd forgotten how much I like Boca burgers.

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How do rank against other burgs?

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I like Trader Joe's Masala Burgers.

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Tuition or Dinner? Nearly Half of College Students Surveyed in a New Report Are Going Hungry "Many routinely skip meals and take ‘poverty naps’ because they cannot afford groceries. Campus food pantries are helping, but are they enough?" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/02/nyregion/hunger-college-food-insecurity.html

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:( My assistant brings in lots of food for our student workers. They love it, and I wonder if this article is partly why. (nts, give assistant another grocery gift card, because she doesn't make much $$)

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^^ ^ Correct.

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

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Non.

 ‎· Kendra K 2
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Missing Faux Denim, Non Faux Denim.

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I am really fucking good at writing emails. Email? Emails? Email? Yes.

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