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I really need to get around to drawing a new profile thumbnail. Red hats really went out of style hard back in 2016.

I keep hoping they're going to come around again so I don't have to redraw it. I hate drawing.

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Google ending support for Glass?

I wonder if I can be bothered to dig mine out of the closet to install their final update while it's still available.

I'm enjoying "Disenchantment". It's the sort of comedy I enjoy.

I guess it's kinda just 'Futurama' in the past instead of the future, but there's nothing wrong with that.

Created by Matt Groening, if you couldn't tell from the characters' misshapen upper lips.

I want to start a podcast that's just a numbers station.

When decorating my Christmas Tree, I try to remember that drone I lost last Thanksgiving.

Tim Rowett is the best YouTuber.

No forced wackyness. No clickbait.

Just a nice old man enthusiastically showing off the toy and novelty collection he started when he was thirteen.

Goodbye Pumpkin-Spice.

Hello Mocha-Mint, the best flavor.

Santa is Father Christmas.
Santa is St. Nicholas.

But Father Christmas is not St. Nicholas.

This is the great mystery of the holiday season.

Anyway, I waved at Santa and he waved back.

That means that he's real and he's going to bring me lots of presents.

I wasn't going to toot any more about this dumb story from the 50s, but this paragraph from the last page is amazing.

(After this, our hero and the lady from the primitive planet marry and live happily ever after in a cabin in the woods. There. Now you don't have to read it.)

What drives me crazy about stories like this is how horrible they assume technology will be.

Eggs with onion on buttered bread is a perfectly fine lunch, but the author describes it as being more flavorful then anything our hero had ever gotten from his food replicator.

Really? His food replicator must suck. Nobody would consider food replicators a mature technology if they couldn't beat an egg&onion sandwich.

Technology is always such a strawman in these stories.

Is this writing clever? Or just tedious?

We get it, he's mystified by her simple ways!

I feel like stories like this are motivated by sour grapes.

"I won't live long enough to see a post-scarcity future, but that's ok, because it's going to suck."

See also : All those stories about how sad or boring it is to be immortal.

The story itself is about a space colony that has voluntarily given up on technology because working worth your hands is so much more fulfilling.

I feel like almost every author of sci-fi short stories has written this story at least once.

I wonder how many of them have actually used an ax to cut down a tree.

Huh. The police are staging roadblocks all over town.

Either they're preparing for martial law, or today's the Santa parade.

Mild illustrated nudity. 

Mild illustrated nudity. 

My mechanic told me I should start and briefly drive my car every day this week, because something something battery and something something alternator.

So today, instead of walking, I DROVE to the grocery store to buy groceries.

Luxury! This is great. I don't have to carry any of this food.

Is THIS why people own cars? I've been missing out.

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