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[coffee shop]

Someone in line for their coffee sees Mastodon open on my laptop. They catch my eye, nod knowingly at me, and do the international IRL signal for "fellow tooter." They swing their arm in front of their face and fart loudly.

I do so in return. Unfortunately, I may have poop-tooted IRL.

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[job interview]

"Your resume says, 'Fuck You, Pay Me.'"

PHIL: Yes, sir. I have eight years of deep experience in Fuck You, Pay Me.

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Why is Barbara Ehrenreich so cringey on Twitter?

Please do not use the "phone" app on me by calling my phone number unless you are literally in the same room as a serial killer with a knife.

Beto O'Rourke is the human embodiment of the business casual aesthetic.

Fun game: getting alt-right chuds all riled up by pointing out that none of the Founding Fathers and none of the first seven presidents were born in the United States.

🎡 Hello, fart-ness, my old friiiiiend. 🎡

But those people have been sold the idea that if it's even possible, this would take a lot of work, and since they know that also some aspects of their lifestyle would become less convenient or even have to be expunged entirely, it's difficult to get them to actually care unless they're personally affected or the system fucks up so spectacularly it's impossible to ignore.

And, although I'd struggle to call Mastodon "anarchist" (I think technology generally pertains to a different ideological niche tbh) I think it's the same with leftism.

Only bootlickers actually cheerlead for capitalism. Many people think that principally it would be better if they had more collective control over their lives, and if people weren't getting killed, injured or sickened by their work to the apathy of their employers.

I think the problem with things like Mastodon and Linux is much the same as with practical leftism in general; it's hard to convince people to make their own experience worse (or the same but more complicated) because of a theoretical principal ideal that they might even agree with, but that corporations and governments have done a decently good job of distancing them from the consequences of not having.

I wore entirely the wrong socks for a day in which I was too tired to take a shower.

Getting my hair cut is one of my rare exposures to daytime TV.

β€œRome wasn’t built in a day. Neither were the pyramids. But today, it has to be.”

Said a contestant on a cake baking competition show.

Send help.

this is the original facebook. is it any wonder it turned out the way it did?

I had to get that one out of my head, folks. I'm sorry.

Capitalist Ray Parker Jr:

Union bustin' makes me feel good.

I don't want to simply "consume" media

becoming lowkey obsessed with this picture. i want to pet him 😭

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Octodon

Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more