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  • Birthday 11/15/1970

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    Full vegetative immersion in epic fantasy novels

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  1. The Mance

    Small unworthy things - as you were

    Rats are surprisingly good drivers , because of course they are.
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    US Politics. Trump Crossing the Dnieper. Alea Iacta Est.

    So one niggling thing about the whole Ukraine development is trump repeatedly describing his call with Zelensky as "perfect". Like I get that he has an odd way of mangling idiom, and otherwise tortures the english language in the the most cringeworthy ways. But, "perfect," in the context of a phone call? It just doesn't fit....unless.... All I can imagine is a team of legal linguists painstakingly coaching trump on how exactly to conduct his talk with Zelensky: "No mr president, you can't say it like that" "I'm sorry sir, that's illegal too" "Uhhh, no. Just.....no" Until finally he gets it! The wording that is just weaselly enough to buy what they all figured would be an acceptable amount of deniability for Barr and McConnell and Trump's base if not the entire GOP establishment to cover his ass if anybody ever found out. "Yes Mr President, that's perfect. Say it just like that" And he did! He said it perfect! Just like those annoying, pencil-necked, nerds told him to say it! Perfect! The phone call was "perfect"!
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    New Matrix movie in the works

    Ah. Thats fair. I thought she was fine as trinity, aaaannd...thats pretty much all i know her from. Oh wait...ya, she's pretty wooden in jessica jones.
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    New Matrix movie in the works

    What's wrong with Moss?
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    Jaqen H'hghar was someone.

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    Cats: Threading their way into our lives.

    As a kid i read a book about a prim gentleman housecat who, after attending to his morning duties, would settle in a particular sunny windowsill to "read the news". Don't remember the name of the book, though it may have been "Cat", but i still assume this disposition and intent about any cat gazing at the outside from a secure perch.
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    comparitive advantage

    Am I crazy or... am I crazy?
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    Near-miss from a city-killer asteroid this week

    Do you even internet?
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    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    Was it on JetBlue? Last time I flew from Minneapolis to Boston it was on JetBlue. After years of Delta and SunCountry JetBlue felt like 1st class. Nobody next to me aaaannd like pre '90s leg room!
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    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    My sister is "kind of a big deal" in the Pioneer Valley organic farming community, and periodically gives my Dad seeds or starts of this and that. Dad, proud of his daughter, will plant whatever she gives him in apparently random, often unseemly, or otherwise inappropriate (due to light or soil requirement) places. So a few years ago he placed a tomato start along his front walk and by the end of summer he had an 8' cherry tomato tree rising up between his rhododendrons and the juniper hedge. Dad loved it, and since then has nursed the volunteer sprouts that come up each year. I just shake my head disapprovingly, and tsk tsk about his "front yard vegetable garden".
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    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    Florida finally gets something right! @Ser Scot A Ellison
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    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    Life will find a way "BOSTON (WHDH) - Two green baby anacondas were recently born in an all-female exhibit at the New England Aquarium in Boston, making them “biological celebrities” due to the fact that they were created without fertilization from a male, officials said. The two-foot-long babies are a product of the unusual form of asexual reproduction called parthenogenesis or “virgin birth” in Greek, according to the aquarium."
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    Happy Metric Day!

    If God had meant for us to use the metric system he would have given us ten fingers and ten toes!
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    UK Politics: Awaiting MV3