Meg Vmeg

"Many of us, myself included, are socialized to be more outraged at breaches of etiquette than breaches of justice. Etiquette is largely about maintaining an unjust social order, where it's worse for you to tell your racist relatives to shut the fuck up at Thanksgiving than it is for them to spew their nonsense where your little cousins can hear. I've had it up to the eyes with respectability politics - we have never gained anything by smiling and being polite and waiting for others to recognize our humanity, and we won't gain any ground by trying to reason with people who want us dead, or enslaved, or sent to conversion therapy, or marked permanently as second-class citizens in some other way." https://www.metafilter.com/164695/Thats-just-how-you-negotiat...

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An Airbnb first for me...

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OMG. Can you use the turntables? Also, lookit all them records!

 ‎· Stephen Francoeur 1
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are those stanton technics clones?

 ‎· Kendra K
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There are even more bins of records out of the shot. Yeah, they are Stanton. I can't figure out how to turn them on?

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Are there in fact two turntables and a microphone?

 ‎· angela fixes things 2
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I do not see a microphone, and one of the turntables is missing a cartridge, but now we're listening to True Stories :)

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Which lake have you swum in the most?

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I just realized I never swam in a lake. And for some reason I feel the likelihood of encountering a sea monster is a lot greater in lakes than in seas. These two things are totally unrelated though :D

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Probably Lac de la Grise: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Lac+de+la+Grise,+Ivry-sur-le-Lac,+QC/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x4ccf6ce4531ac48d:0xed5a716030670a8d?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjyssfw7NPdAhWLy4MKHYv-CxIQ8gEwF3oECAYQBw

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Alex Thomas on Twitter “ICYMI: Beto O’Rourke went to Whataburger after the Ted Cruz debate last night and played the airdrums to Baba O’Riley https://t.co/XimtqmikNjhttps://twitter.com/AlexThomasDC/status/1043530060823703552

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Simply glorious.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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HI-larious.

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UPDATE: It's the rectangular lamp on the left. I've reported it using the city's online forms, and they say that the contractors have to report back within 10 days. Infrastructure ftw.

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no aliens.

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^ oh, that is the answer to EVERYTHING. "instead, i stopped caring." how, tho?

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Ocular migraines are the weirdest.

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Mine never hurt, but it's very distracting to see reality sliced open, like in a movie, all morning.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 3
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Hope you're not on the way to the subway this morning. Also, hope the migraine ends ASAP.

 ‎· Stephen Francoeur 1
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Thanks! I should be good as long as reality doesn't actually slice open, and I'm fooled into complacency. (Regretting coming up with that scenario now, because it *is* the subway, after all...)

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@hollysue I'll see your #beetface and raise you a #beetface

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#teambeetface

 ‎· holly 3
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(I love seeing y'all's faces in mokum)

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Whoever said I would like these "seaweed snacks" that they're selling these days was incorrect.

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The nieces love them. I think they taste like dirty, slightly fishy, ocean water

 ‎· ellbeecee 3
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Mr. 11 gobbles them but won't eat any vegetables.

 ‎· Stephen Francoeur 3
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I love them.

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GUESS WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL TODAY

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I adore how stupid this design is.

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Someone just asked me a question that made me so angry that I almost told them the truth.

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"Bad Gateway" is the name of my new Christian heavy metal band.

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I hope its first album will be named "502".

 ‎· 9000 8
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It's just Stryper covers, tho.

 ‎· Anna C. 5
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You’ll mellow down for better “radio play” and then get produced by John and Dino Elefante. I’m calling it.

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The bad news is that 80% of the time, when you call an elevator, 1-3 elevators will arrive quickly, and then their doors won't open. The other bad news is that 100% of the non-emergency staircases between floors 1-3 are closed, due to construction.

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Lol

 ‎· lris 1
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welp

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Can't sleep, too curious about this intensely bright light that's shining on my building for ~30 seconds every few minutes. Time-lapse photography? Pre-exploded streetlight? Here's a looped gif of it coming on: https://imgur.com/YaoTWD4 You can kind of see how it changes temp at the beginning, from green/blue-ish to orange-ish.

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I think it's been happening for a week or so? I'd noticed my walls darkening occasionally, but I'd assumed they were turning off the lights in the building across the street. This is crazy super bright. I'll investigate tomorrow.

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So tempted to start a new account and let this one end here...

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When I was a kid, I didn't understand how "Welcome Back, Kotter" could have such a great theme song, yet be so incomprehensible and unfunny.

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Now that I think about it, this is also how I felt about "WKRP in Cincinnati".

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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I happened across the beginning of a WBK ep through fumblefingering a channel change. Two racist jokes in less than a minute. Yeah, done.

 ‎· LibSkrat 1
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But such great songs!

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Do you feel like Welcome Back, Kotter gave you a good idea of what Brooklyn would be like?

 ‎· Stephen Francoeur 1
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I really enjoyed Welcome Back, Kotter when I was younger. No idea whether it would still be amusing to me, now (I haven't seen it in probably 20 years), but @libskrat's observation definitely gives me pause.

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What's a festive activity that's good for a notable anniversary or a 70th birthday party? Alternatively, what's something that represents a comparable level of cost/time/fun as a dinner cruise? Like, $75-150 per person, 2.5-4 hours.

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Depending on how many people are in the party, you could probably hire a live band for karaoke for that $. Of course, your group has to be into singing...

 ‎· Spidra Webster 1
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Ah, only 4 of us.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Dinner theatre? Dinner mystery?

 ‎· LibSkrat 2
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@libskrat Great suggestions. I should see if there are options along those lines.

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What's for dinner?

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steak, broccoli, and roast potatoes

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Grand Illusions Carlisle PA: water, pretzels, charcuterie (sp?), Flat bread, more pretzels, more cheese, cider flights, canolli chips and canolli filling with chocolate chips... Then Burd's Nest (brewery) for a soup flight (really good soups)

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TrueBlueNY on Twitter “This is a pretty great photo.❤️” https://twitter.com/makeNYTrueBlue/status/1034194255126974466

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Audrey Quinn (from WNYC) interviewing Zephyr Teachout (current *awesome* candidate for NY Attorney General).

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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<3

 ‎· Stephen Francoeur 1
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b d :-)

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It's my experience that cats will not scratch on anything that is purchased for that purpose. Have you had better luck? If so, what product was successful?

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I have had great luck with Petstages brand, esp. this: https://www.amazon.com/Petstages-Scratcher-Hammock-Scratch-Snuggle/dp/B004QTOASE/ and this hammock: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T9MJR7W/ (we've gone through TWO hammocks; each was shredded to bits)

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Sisal rope works for Lance and the Finnster.

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The good news is that I have a new favorite beverage, and it's healthy-ish! The bad news is that it costs $0.50 an ounce, and I can't stop drinking it.

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It's Pilot Kombucha. And I don't even like kombucha. Stay far away.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 2
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I want it.

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One of these days I'll remember to find my glasses before I take out my contacts.

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Greetings from Arkansas City, Kansas, which is pronounced like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWbtDyJbtjE&t=10s And *not* like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daJUseID0Z0 Though I like the mispronounced video much better. "A great place to visit," indeed.

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Also, if you forget which it is, "Ark City" is more than acceptable.

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I thought what @laurabotts thought.

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Borough President Kicks Off Karaoke Contest For Seniors "Brooklyn Borough President and karaoke enthusiast Eric Adams kicked off the inaugural 'BK Sings Karaoke Platinum Edition' on Tuesday at the United Senior Citizens Center in Sunset Park." (by Pamela Wong) https://bklyner.com/borough-president-kicks-off-karaoke-contest-for-seniors/

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Fuck yes.

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Michael Nielsen's written a really fascinating and practical/persuasive explanation of how he uses a "personal memory system" (in his case, Anki) as part of his learning and research process: http://augmentingcognition.com/ltm.html

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His description of how he reads literature in a new field/topic is *exactly* what I'm always trying to explain to students who are getting started on projects, but I think he puts it better. Definitely going to steal some of this :)

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 1
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Also, was he ever on FF? I know I get him confused with Cameron Neylon sometimes...

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Yep, he was.

 ‎· LibSkrat 1
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Read the whole OP, and it revelatory to me. I’m going to try out Anki.

 ‎· Micah 2
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So many words... (I hit some Anki how-tos to help process all the words and still feel like it has a lot of (superfluous) words) :)

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OH from an 8ish year-old boy: "Mom, I think I'm over topless dancing."

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What was your favorite thing to order at California Pizza Kitchen?

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Probably the Thai Chicken pizza, followed closely by the goat cheese with red peppers and roasted eggplant.

 ‎· Jennifer D. 1
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Was? Are they closing or something? I always got their chicken piccata pasta. And key lime pie.

 ‎· ronin 1
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the bbq chicken one. is that thai bbq? people still eat there?

 ‎· Kendra K 1
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@ronin I feel like it used to be more popular and ubiquitous in the 1990's? Now I mostly see them in airports and malls, with limited menus. At any rate, my faves were the tostada pizza and the thai chicken pizza (hold the chicken). So good!

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