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Christmas, Dad, and Drinking: Judy Brown I've done something ingenious to wind up my Dad (which is basically my favourite holiday pastime). It begins ike this Judy Brown Some of you out there may recall that in 2016 Iplayed an excellent Christmas prank on my long-suffering Dad. It worked a treat. Judy Brown @mcjude 7h Replying to @mcjude Last year I decided to play the long game & didn't tamper with the confectionary: spooked by the year before, he would not touch a single Ferrero Rocher (which was great because he usually inhales them at 750mph) so there were Ferreros aplenty for the rest of us. I bided my Judy Brown @mcjude 7h And so, yesterday, home for Christmas and with the devil at my elbow, I embarked on my most audacious sprout prank yet. Judy Brown @mcjude-7h While he was out I dipped the sprouts in chocolate, rolled them in chopped hazelnuts, and did all I could to replicate the iconic Ferrerro. Judy Brown @mcjude 7h l re-wrapped and (this is crucial) re- sealed the box with its original tape and a tiny dab of glue. Then secreted it amongst a bag of tasty gifts from my Aunt and retired to watch from afar Judy Brown @mcjude 7h Last night he viewed them with suspiciorn when they came out the bag... but I was out all day, how could I have tampered with them? He abstained and they sat in the kitchen all night. Judy Brown @mcjude 7h This bright Christmas morning we were gathered round the tree, drinking tea and opening presents. Dad eyed the box. He quite likes a post-brekkie Ferrero. He approached. I hovered in the kitchen, careful not to spook him. Judy Brown @mcjude 7h And Lo! He opened. He EXAMINED. He unwrapped. He examined FURTHER Fears allayed, he popped the whole thing in his mouth. His face played a symphony of emotions: satisfaction, triumph, realisation, horror, disgust. Judy Brown @mcjude 7h I am still chuckling. I will all day long.I know his retribution will be swift and terrible, but no Christmas gift could be greater than this: seeing my Dad, despite his efforts to avoid it, unwittingly eat a raw sprout. Merry Christmas, one and all 9193 t457 9644 72,816 notes Playing the Long Game

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Crucial, Surgery, and Grape: Doctors collapsing after crucial 36-hour surgery on a grape (circa 2018, colorized)

Doctors collapsing after crucial 36-hour surgery on a grape (circa 2018, colorized)

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Clark Kent, Life, and Parents: hatingongodot Before she learns about his secret identity, Lois Lane thinks Clark Kent is a goddamn mess She goes to his place to work on a joint article and it takes her like half an hour to find out that Clark lives in an absolutely nonfunctional house She has to change a lightbulb but there are no stools, no sufficiently high chairs, no way of reaching the ceiling unless you find a way to climb the walls. "How the hell do you change your bulbs?" she asks. Clark mutters something about misplacing the footstool and helps her drag the table from the kitchen to the living room. Lois watches Clark make lasagna and has to physically restrain him from pulling the tray out of the oven with his bare hands. "Are you out of your goddamn MIND?" she yells, scrambling to pull him away on time. "What are you DOING? WHERE ARE THE OVEN MITTS?" and Clark is just like moment to engage in a riveting game of Mentally Punch Clark Lois runs into the bathroom to put on a disguise and yells out, "Where do you keep your razor?" There's a gust of wind and Clark comes back with slightly windswept hair. "l got it! he says with unwarranted triumph. It's right here. The razor I use." Lois looks at it and it is CLEARLY recently purchased and never used and she's just like. I don't even care anymore For weeks she just assumes Clark is missing some crucial element in his home and starts stacking her own things all over the place. Lois thinking Clark has no clue how to take care of himself while Clark is Eternally Tormented and has to find ways to keep his identity a secret while living in close uarters, and the slow burn mutual pining roommates AU of my dreams begins This is the sort of situation where Clark speeds out of the apartment looking for a place to make a frantic call back to Kansas, and his parents show up the next day with a Normal Apartment Life Kit for Normal Humans 11%- Clark Normal Human Man Kent

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Being Alone, America, and Be Like: With Net Neutrality on the Chopping Block, Communities Are Taking Matters Into their Own Hands-and Scaring the Hell out of Comcasí erin-space-goat: quasi-normalcy: comcastkills: headlines I like to see Why would you post the headline but not the article? (X) https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/with-net-neutrality-on-the-chopping-block-communities_us_5a0f467de4b0e6450602eaa5 We should be loud and clear in the coming weeks like we’ve been before: net neutrality is crucial to helping everyone, regardless of where they live or how much money they make, get online. But there’s another way we can fight for an open internet. Last week, 19 towns across Colorado voted to allow the exploration of creating a local, public alternative to expensive private providers. Fort Collins voters went the furthest, passing a measure to finance an assessment of starting a city-owned broadband utility, which would aim to provide faster service at a cheaper price. That means residents could have a say in whether a new public network maintains the principle of net neutrality, whatever the FCC decides in the future. “People who don’t normally get excited or vote actually turned out this time and actually got energized,” said one resident who had campaigned for the measure. Not everyone was excited. Industry groups spent more than $450,000 campaigning against the measure. In fact, the very reason Colorado towns had to vote “yes” before even exploring public broadband is because of an industry-backed state law requiring municipalities to jump through hoops to take control of their internet infrastructure. (The industry has successfully pushed similar legislation in over 20 states.) Comcast and the like are quaking in their boots about a public option, and they should be. Cities like Chattanooga, Tennessee, which became the first U.S. city to offer gigabit internet speed after going public, are outperforming private providers and even forcing them to innovate to play catch up. Why shouldn’t internet access be a public good? The web should be like the Postal Service, which, because it’s public, provides affordable mail service to everyone, rich or poor, in all areas of the country. And why should a handful of corporate executives and investors get rich while providing expensive, slow access and unbearable customer service? Comcast’s CEO, billionaire Brian Roberts, pocketed $33 million last year alone while running America’s most hated corporation. People need the internet for life in the 21st century, to communicate, apply for jobs, and access crucial resources. Everyone should have affordable access. (17th Nov, 2017 - Donald Cohen)

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Arguing, Community, and Dad: Waubgeshig Rice @waub Follow There's a lot of talk of "erasing history" this week with few actual examples. Here's one: ask a Anishinaabe person if they know their clan 1:43 PM - 25 Aug 2017 248 Retweets 370 Likes 1 12 t 248 370 Tweet your reply Waubgeshig Rice@waub 8h Replying to @waub If they don't, ask why. Chances are it's due to measures imposed by the government to deliberately erase that cultural identity and history. Waubgeshig Rice@waub 8h The clan system is crucial to Anishinaabe culture. It defines family lines and outlines roles and responsibilities in communities Waubgeshig Rice@waub 8h If you know your clan, you can draw a direct line to your ancestors and how and where they lived on the land before settlers came Waubgeshig Rice Ф @waub Follow But in many communities that clan knowledge is gone because of residential schools, the Indian Act, and other violent efforts of erasure 1:48 PM - 25 Aug 2017 13 Retweets 58 Likes 1358 Tweet your reply Waubgeshig Rice@waub 8h Replying to @waub I'm bear clan, but I didn't learn that until late in my childhood. My grandfather died young, and never shared that with his family 60 Waubgeshig Rice@waub 8h There was a shame about our Anishinaabe culture that infected our community because of the Indian Act, residential and day schools, etc. 2 6 51 Waubgeshig Rice@waub 8h The Indian Agent used to come in and shoot his gun in the air whenever he saw a sweatlodge happening, where culture and history were shared Waubgeshig Rice Ф @waub Follow Violently putting a stop to ceremony erases history. So no one talked about that kind of knowledge for a long time in my community 1:54 PM - 25 Aug 2017 9 Retweets 52 Likes Tweet your reply Waubgeshig Rice@waub 8h Replying to @waub It took my dad many years of travelling and visitor elders to finally determine we're bear clan. I'm thankful he made those efforts 2 Waubgeshig Rice@waub 8h My wife doesn't know her clan on her Nish side because her grandpa went to residential school and her grandma was raised by missionaries Waubgeshig Rice@waub 8h I wish I could help her try to figure that out, but I wouldn't even know where to start. That's an overwhelming hill to climb 3 7 Waubgeshig Rice Ф @waub Follow Losing clan knowledge means Anishinaabe history has been deliberately erased. For many families in many communities, it's gone forever. 2:00 PM - 25 Aug 2017 20 Retweets 70 Likes Waubgeshig Rice Ф @waub Follow I'm sure those who've lost their clan could argue it's much more devastating than changing the name of a school or taking down a statue. 2:01 PM-25 Aug 2017 26 Retweets 128 Likes allthecanadianpolitics: More good discussion on Indigenous twitter about taking down racist statues or renaming schools (i.e. Schools named after John A Macdonald’s who started the Residential School system and many other genocidal policies). This thread is by Waubgeshig Rice‏.

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Best Friend, CoCo, and Dogs: guy wanted to sell his computer to afford surgery for his dog Aaron Maddigan BuyiSelliSWaP PC Parts (AU Need to sell my pride and joy to help fund my dogs needed surgery System is in very good condition Microsoft WndowS 10 Pro 64B Corsair 750D(With high aiflow facia) NXT 51 Liquid CPU Cooler ASUS RDG Maximus V Hero LGA1150 Crucial Ballstix Elne 3268 1866(BGB x4) ASUS Nvidia GTX680 DC2 4GB Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD (OS) Western Digtal Green 2TB HOD Western Digtal VelociRaptor 150GB HDD x2 ASUS PCE-AC68 Wireless Adapter Thermatake Ring Fan x 5 (Reo) ASUS PB2780 27 1440p Monor (2560 x1440 Razer Mamba Toumament Edition Mouse Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition Keyboard AARON MADDİGAN BUY/SWAP/SELL The dog ruptured her ACL and is unable to walk due to the joint becoming unstable. Many good lads stepped in to help him David Hey mate whats your PayPal? i tp you 105 even though ns not much but if its for ฮ good purpose PMmesome pics of your dog CyrusMatepm ma your gofundma. Il slip you a hunga But the biggest help of them all... was this guy: Tom Hey mate, i just paid the remainder $1980 to have you dog back to good heath buddy, hope you have an awesome Saturday might and your itle man gets better you chack your gofundme i should be even at 52000 now if you get a chance to fick the good kama back round to somsone make sura you do Like Raply 0 162 2 hrs Edbed Tom These dogs are my lie mate, kuda and Coco and I dont knw Hare a good salt night bud and I hope your lil man gats batte Like Reply 0.4 2hrs $2,000 of $2,000 goal Ralsed by 2 people in 3 days I got two dogs mate, Idon't no what id do with myself if i lost them, more than happy to pay the full amount to help get your best friend better, hope you ave a great Sat night buddy She'll be back on her feet Sorry for the long post. Here's a dog potato. An unemployed guy wanted to sell his computer to afford his dogs surgery. faith in humanity restored.
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Apparently, Bodies , and Books: :Doctor Sohna le vononr Quis non doberctjche egihey an anges tiabwngt artar Eucß nasmeen langen Sc u hurmit deutar figrasmanthian.und georaucl fvckthisreality: zacharielaughingalonewithsalad: cellarspider: twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck: purrsianstuck: During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy. Mission fucking accomplished Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense. It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long. You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done. The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too. The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use. Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”. So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful. Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either. These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols! reblogging for the sweet history lesson Reblogging because of the History lesson and because the masks, the masks are cool
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Twitter, Bankruptcy, and Business: Vicente Fox Quesada . @VicenteFoxQue Trump may ask whoever he wants, but still neither myself nor Mexico are going to pay for his racist monument. Another promise he can't keep. 1/5/17, 10:33 PM 27K RETWEETS 46.6K LIKES Vicente Fox Quesada @VicenteFo.... 20h Sr Trump,the intelligence report is devastating.Losing election by more than 3M votes and in addition this.Are you a legitimate president? 3,851 37.9K73.9K Vicente Fox Quesada。@VicenteFox.. . 21 h ﹀ TRUMP, when will you understand that l am not paying for that fucken wall. Be clear with US tax payers. They will pay for it 6,147 다 147K 218K Vicente Fox Quesada @VicenteFox...-1d ﹀ Trump may ask whoever he wants, but still neither myself nor Mexico are going to pay for his racist monument Another promise he can't keep わ2,526 656K ·121K Vicente Fox Quesada @VicenteFox.. ·2d ﹀ Well done Trump. At the very end many jobs will come from forcing GM, FORD, to stay home. Why you don't do it in your own businesses 236 3,280 ·7,943 Vicente Fox Quesada @VicenteFox.. . 2d Those who do not learn from history (GM,FORD)will repeat the same mistakes.Losing competitiveness and facing bankruptcy. Who pays?tax payers 119 1,219 2,908 Vicente Fox QuesadaVicent... 12/11/16 The whole nation is trusting its security in a guy who rather he doesn't get briefed every day about it. A presidency is not a business eight years. Could be eight years -- but eight years. I don't need that.But I do say, "If something should change, let us know." Now, in the meantime, my generals are great are being briefed. And Mike Pence is being briefed, who is, by the way, one of my very good decisions. He is terrific. And they're being briefed. And I'm being briefed also. But if they're going to come in and tell me the 41. 109 608 1,149 Vicente Fox Quesada@Vicent... 12/6/16 In this era, IT has become a crucial thing in practically everything, but dictating political agenda through Twitter is nonsense 257 732 Vicente Fox Quesada@Vicent... .12/5/16v That's a good question for @realDonaldTrump, most of his apparel is produced abroad Jac Higgins @Vette73 @VicenteFoxQue Question for @realDonaldTrump : will the tax apply to his clothing line and Ivanka's jewelry as well? h 17 204 445 Vicente Fox Quesada e》 @Vicent...-12/5/16 v Business leaders ought to stand up to his bullying. Do not let his ideas become the end of trade and peace progress 23 138 He really came for Trump’s toupée
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Chill, Feminism, and Fucking: aaliyah @blackheaux This whole SJ movement is lowkey failing because y'all expect people to be perfect and refuse to accept that change is mostly gradual 11/4/15, 2:10 PM from Queens, NY 75 RETWEETS 107 FAVORITES aaliyah @blackheaux Pressure to change is needed but not under circumstances where you feel your peers will persecute you for not changing as they see fit 11/4/15, 2:12 PM from Queens, NY 51 RETWEETS 70 FAVORITES aaliyah @blackheaux Having people out here scared to ask questions or do anything wrong... Chill on that fr 11/4/15, 2:12 PM from Queens, NY 31 RETWEETS 26 FAVORITES 13 Alexis Isabel Retweeted aaliyah @blackheaux You can correct someone without the hyper-aggressive approaches and group attacks. Please reflect on that behavior.. It's crucial 11/4/15, 3:02 PM from Queens, NY 54 RETWEETS 92 FAVORITES Reply to aaliyah, Alexis Isabel crylie: sodomymcscurvylegs: Y'all wanna be pulling receipts about something another blogger said in 2006 because it’s not that you give a single fuck about progress and changing minds and attitudes, but because you want internet brownie points for “dragging” someone else and looking mightier than though. BYE! fucking thisthis this this jesus christTEACH don’t shun; ur methods should be to educate bcus guess what not everyone was given the same opportunities to be worldly and tolerant. and guess what else i highly doubt most of ya’ll were born completely sin free u knoi had to learn a LOT about feminism and about different cultures and how to respect them and it’s taken all of my life up until now. and i learned mostly from ppl that took the time to explain!!!
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