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My year-end music list: wakingrufus.neocities.org/musi
Shout out to my album of the year: To See the Next Part of the Dream by Parannoul

what is it about bridges that make them inherently cool. why is it that when you see a bridge it doesn't have to be big or long but your brain is like, hell yeah I want to walk on that.

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@derek He was so funny and his work on Baskets was one of my favorite TV performances of the past 10+ years.

RIP 

pouring one out for Midwest icon and patron saint of chubby kids Louie Anderson, felled by the bastard lymphoma at the age of 68

Me: See, the station is supposed to be ugly. It was built by the Cardassians and literally hung over Bajor during the occupation but that same oppression has left the Bajorans in a position where they can't just build a new station and are forced to work with what they've got. So the ugly legacy of colonialism is the literal backdrop of the show.

Barista: Okay, but did you want whip cream on that?

Me: Yes please.

En passant is basically the chess equivalent of that anime thing where two guys run at each other and then there's a flash and then one is standing behind the other with his sword our and the other one suddenly falls to pieces after like 2 seconds

Hmm maybe building an analog computer would be a fun project that is lots of electronics without a ton of computer stuff like SPICE, CAD, firmware. Can be opamps, or lego, or lego with opamps. youtube.com/watch?v=IgF3OX8nT0

Congratulations to Get Out on winning the 2017 #MovieBowl, defeating The Shape of Water by a score of 51-18

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the boys are back in town, but not only has the town been irreversibly changed, so too have the boys. the boys can never truly return to town.

:bing: stopping kids from dismantling carefully planned toy system NOT dad from Lego movie

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My partner and I call these, "Font chips". They're our favorite chips. No other chips are even close to font chips.

But we can't get them anymore. They aren't making them because the workers are being treated unfairly. We support the workers. Read more about what's going on here: chicago.suntimes.com/business/

lighting the way up to bed by dual-wielding my phone + baby monitor

Everything is getting to "too much" for most people these days. The people who tend to be the most resilient have had people leaning on them without a break for a long while, and they're also starting to crack.

If there is someone in your circle you think isn't struggling, reach out to them. There's a significant chance they need a little emotional care right now, because they're probably providing a lot of it to others.

i have a two year old and the level of understanding we're at is they asked me to draw a police car with a crayon and i said "papa does not like police cars. police cars do not help. can papa draw a fire truck? fire trucks help."

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the biden admin publicly mocked the idea of sending free at home test kits to americans. now they're in the middle of coming up with a plan to do that.

an admin official privately mocked the idea of sending free N95 masks to americans. now the biden admin has come out and said they will do that.

Never let anyone tell you to be nice to politicians. The only time you can ever get them to do anything even halfway not horrible is by threatening and mocking them.

Best plot twists in the history of cinema
-Darth Vader is Luke's father
-Tyler Durden is actually the same guy
-Miles O'Brien actually does drink coffee in the afternoon

LIke you'll be journeying in the Klerioch Dungeons where the Kler Dynasty has imprisoned all who opposed their tyranical rule over the years and then there will be a break to fight Sparkles: The Sex Clown.

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At some point in a JRPG, there's always at least one boss that is completely outside the style, aesthetic or even story of what you're playing and is just there to be cool or weird.

“The Atlantic writes of reasonable people saying they’re “vaxxed and done,” people who reasonably say “COVID is becoming something like the seasonal flu for most people who keep up with their shots,” as if everyone has the option of shots to keep up with.

I want to scream. If I can scream, for a second? The pandemic is not fucking over, because children under 5 cannot get fucking vaccinated.” slate.com/technology/2022/01/k

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