Remember the good old days when you could actually get the most important facts of a story right from the headline?
Today this story would be entitled, "You'll Never Believe What Happened When a Man Picked Up This Duck" along with a photo of an unrelated duck.
Or possibly entitled, "Duck Blinds Iowa Farmer" along with the least flattering photo of the duck they could find
This is an absolute nightmare. I get they were going for a "fun" Halloween COVID update and they have a very hard job but this ... this does not work. (Oregon Health Authority telling us 3 people died while dressed like a clown 😳 😥 🤡 )
Me: uh oh, did you sign a waiver?
John: No, I did not. I'm just learning via this article.
Me: Misread the title of the article as "Evan Dando Penis Memoir."
LOLOLOLOL good stuff
"One thing I know about Evan, no matter how out of it he ever may seem...he is mentally as sharp as they come and he remembers everything. So yeah, we should all be a little nervous! All, meaning all of us sucked into the chaos of the Lemonheads touring juggernaut." - my friend John Strohm, just now, who is a little nervous https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/lemonheads-evan-dando-memoir-rumors-of-my-demise-1079522/
Today @dogo talked about the importance of blinker use in driving. I thought:
People who don't use their blinkers can go straight to hell. Or left. Or right. The whole point is - we don't know because they didn't indicate. 😂
Just heard an attorney say they had more cases about denial of SNAP (food benefits) in two months than they did in an entire year when the pandemic hit in the US. When I was unemployed for 11 months, being able to eat took so much stress. Hard to hear reality of how widespread the struggling is, even though I'm aware in a vague sense that things are bad.
My ears have never been such a hot commodity. Glasses, mask, earphones, hat, all vying for the space of my wiggly, sensitive ear cartilage. The competition is fierce. I can't believe how weird this time is, even in small ways. Never thought I'd say my ears are inconvenienced, or being strangled. Help.
In a service celebrating the feast of St. Luke. The question we are asked as we enter the community, when we get our habits, and when we take out vows is: what do you desire? over a lifetime I wish to surrender to God so that the persistent movement of God will lead me to wholeness, which is communal. This desire has no limit.
I feel like this will resonate with this audience. Here's my understanding of the plot of Moby Dick, edited for mastodon, please enjoy:
( • . •)
/ 🌊 < I like the ocean, come at me, all ye crashing waves and all that's in the ocean I can take it for LO I am, like, a fearless sailor
( • . •)
/ > 🐳 oops not you
(I've never read it, it's on my list, feel free to correct me here)
Apparently this is the proper response to reviewer 3:
"Reviewer 3, thank you for pointing out that our car with rusted doors is not a horse. We agree that it is indeed not a horse and that our car is limited by it's not horsiness. We have noted this limitation on page X."
Me trying to get a crash course in academia etiquette:
Peer review is wild. It's like if you took your car to mechanic and one mechanic said: "we noticed all your doors have rusted out, you should fix those" and another said: "LOVE THE RUSTED DOORS, but have you considered adding a flame thrower?" and a third said: "it's not a horse."