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A study in reading past the headline and all the way to the last line (and a lesson in the indefatigability of whit…
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It's very different from what I'm seeing in UNDERGROUND AIRLINE—and quite likely UA is…
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The quote or the book? ‘Cause I’ve really like Winters’ other books (even Bedbugs), but yeah, this is…
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"That’s the problem with doing the devil’s work. It can be pretty satisfying now and again. Pretty goddamn sati...
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She’s been naughty. (Is that the appropriate kink remark? I’m trying to fit in.) <<loud whispe…
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I've had several stories rejected by and where the notes (though brief) gave me a glimpse…
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Thanks for this... manna for writers :)
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UPDATE: The cat I was a little concerned I was hallucinating is, in fact, a real cat. I touched it! (In my defense,…
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An Englishman and a Frenchman are in a bar. The Englishman says "Shall we turn the TV on and watch the football? En…
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You, sir, are our hero. Word of mouth (or hand) has always been and is still the very best advertising that we have.
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The state of my new office this morning. But! The internet is up and running so at least we’ve got that.
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"Elon Musk woulda been a good man," said The Misfit, "if it had been somebody there to shoot him every minute of hi…
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FACT: Mel Torme's cover of "Sunshine Superman" is 1) the best cover of that song and 2) possibly the best version o…
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"If there’s a hell, I truly believe, it’s getting exactly what you’ve always wanted."
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"If ever I get around to finishing my Ideal Republic (started it ten years ago, paid in advance, spent the money)...
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"I take the view that we’re the sum of everything that happens to us, good and bad. It’s an alchemist’s interpret...
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"A WISE MAN once said that any human being is capable of infinite achievement, so long as it’s not the work they’...
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I actually sorta love this alternate way of playing CARCASSONE:
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She got their lender to drop the PMI, even though they couldn’t put up 10% for a down pay…
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UPDATE: As I suspected, the DM is *not* enthusiastic about the developments with my character—who has recently been…
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Muriel fails an INTEL check, realizes she’s been wearing one brown pump and one black pump all day. S…
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RT : Muriel is worried about her biopsy results, takes double her proficiency modifier on sleight of hand che…
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Muriel's primary motivation is that she messed up her taxes really bad a few years back and got hit w…
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At my son's behest I've begun playing D&D again. You'll be shocked to learn that I have been asked to leave role-pl…
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Just finished reading “Tender Loving Plastics” in last month's . Oh jeezus, that story crushed m…
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Ah! That makes sense; I hardly ever read series out of order, b/c of my brain problems. How did I get…
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Dawn Treader! They have autographed copies of TWO of the THREE books in that series! (Incidentally,…
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Okay so my best friend heard there was a witchcraft store two towns over so we gathered up enough Faygo pop cans to…
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RT : Today's the deadline to register to vote before the August 7th primary. We've seen an unprecedented wave of activis…
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Reading about 's MiCare single-payer proposal. I'd kiss the dude, except for that would get weird because…
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M’self, I couldn’t help but be struck by the irony of RoboCop being betrayed by his cyborg brethren. Pret…
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My son—who doesn’t really *get* broadcast TV and is generally a hard-pass on any films even remotely scary or stres…
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Dude was out before I had time to call my reps. Thx for saving me the call, Scott! We shall defeat them o…
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in preparation for the new Purge movie, ran across this truly insightful piece by about the first entry.…
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REMINDER THAT FOLKS NEED TO BE REMINDED OF THE OBVIOUS: e.g., if you put Ariana Grande in a skit, you make her sing…
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Agreed. If there is one thing you can rely on, it is folks overthinking the obvious. If…
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"And I keep my sobriety medallion handy. What I was taught is that if you get wantin a drink, stick that medallio...
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I'm at the Pizza Hut. I'm at the Taco Bell. I'm at the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell!
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Thr time I visited Cemetery No.1 two workers popped open a crypt and removed a body. It was mid-afterno…
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This is the best possible answer. I am for real using this, verbatim, henceforth:
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Here's a question I've gotten like 5 times this year. "I haven't read your books yet. Are they any good?" No, I onl…
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Listening to a recording of a client meeting. Shout out to anyone who hires me for the tremendous faith you have in…
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Federal judge orders Trump administration to reunite migrant families - POLITICO
“Federal judge orders Trump administration to reunite migrant families”
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“Federal judge orders Trump administration to reunite migrant families”
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"It would have been foolish and melodramatic to call it the smell of lost hope, but that was what it smelled like...
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"There is only one person who wants this parade"—can you guess who? Is it an ice cream cone dropped into an open c…
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"The professor said people had the mistaken idea that Poe wrote fantastic stories about the supernatural, when in...
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"“I don’t care. I saw him. His hair was short and black and standing up. His face was lumpy, like Play-Doh. He ha...
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Why lobsters are both technically immortal and ultimately doomed 🦀 via
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♬♫♪ Gandalf played guitar / Jamming good with Bilbo and Frodo / and those dwarves from Japan / He played…
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Indeed, we don't always have to be direct-to-maximum-Savio -- there's a gradient of effective resistance…
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Final word on this: Never let anyone make you feel small or ashamed about what you need to do to survive. The first…
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RT : Trade wars are good and easy to win.
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Hell, not to be pedantic or anything, but by definition "resistance" is about increasing resistance in the machine—…
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Reminds me of something I learned reading Primo Levi, who was a slave in Auschwitz (like my Aunt Lola [z"l]): They…
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Read the thread. Meditate on it. Speak of these things when you lie down and rise up, and teach them to your childr…
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Tonight’s dinner: brazed wild turkey with Wild Turkey (both the turkey and garlic scapes are ):
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RT : In honor of Octavia E. Butler’s birthday, is kicking off a monthlong fundraiser in support of our Butl…
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This thread is epic. Not all heroines wear capes.
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Revisiting the soundtrack for Chess, which I loved back in the day when it came out (yes, I’m old, you got a proble…
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*Sighs* Some days, gentiles, I don’t even know where to start with y’all.
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