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I make stuff. Sometimes I post pictures of it.

I go places. Sometimes I post pictures of those places or the conveyances that take me there. This may include my feet.

I have a dog. Dogs seem to like me. Sometimes I post pictures of dogs.

I drink beer. Sometimes I post pictures of beer.

I like my work. Sometimes my coworkers are a trial and I rant about them.

I like humor. Sometimes I will attempt it. Occasionally that works.

I like the clientele here.

It's about that time of year when people start wondering things like "hey, why isn't DECEMber the tenth month of the year?"

So it's time for my little lecture on Romans, calendars, and our friend Gaius Julius Caesar.

I'll be posting it as a tootchain replying to this one, but if you're impatient, here's the whole thing: gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/

So: “Why isn’t the new year on winter solstice?”

The answer, honestly, is that the Romans had no fucking idea how to run a calendar.

black friday stampedes have killed more people than antifa

stupidity, grievous injury, death. And possibly the best anti-war song ever. Also alcohol and drugs. 

♲ @andreasklinger@twitter.com: Austrian president in the Viennese subway.

Kudos to @vanderbellen for staying grounded
(undergrounded?🤔)

To quote Gustavo Petro:
“A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It's where the rich use public transportation.”

pbs.twimg.com/media/EI3PzrnUcA…

2/2 war (and peace) 

1/2 war (and peace) 

The light is still red.
The car behind me honks impatiently.
I look at my rearview: of course it's a BMW.
Alone in my car, I take a deep breath, and say
"OK, Bimmer."

me: working from home gives me the opportunity to focus on tasks free from the the distractions of a noisy office!

brain:

TROUT

TROUT

LET IT ALL OUT

THESE ARE THE FISH I CAN DO WITHOUT

SALMON

I’M TALKING TO YOU

SALMON

me: cool never mind

Looks like I'm not going anywhere for a while.

I thought this was only supposed to happen with cats.

NASA once invented (but never built) an escape pod that involved an inflatable space capsule filled with expanding foam.

Imagine sticking yourself in a plastic bag, and then cracking open a can of insulation foam, and then flying the bag back to Earth.

It was called "MOOSE".

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOOSE

Shanghai travel tip for beer lovers 

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