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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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Wait, there's ANOTHER new Star Trek series coming this year?

I hadn't even heard of this one.

Wow, I guess they really are trying to compete with Star Wars for most over-exposed franchise.

There are a bunch of video games where you play as a mouse or rat. That's cool.

But it seems like they're always going on adventures with little adorable swords and stuff.

Are there any video games where you play as a mouse doing traditional mouse things like chewing through someone's walls to get into their pantry?

Too many youtubers get a stereo microphone because they think it's more "professional", but then their videos become REALLY creepy-sounding to headphone users.

Something weird is going on in Lowell today.

Our town is being overrun by weird groups.

I saw one group of people wearing gnome hats.

Another group were wearing deerstalker caps and inverness capes.

Something is afoot.

Thanks to some kind of manufacturing defect, the button was always on.

Couldn't get inside the sealed case without destroying it, so I added a second button wired in series with the battery.

This was a good use of my time.

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Just spent half an hour repairing a defective bubble wand that I think cost $2.

This was a good use of my time.

Here is the description of a game on Steam that you could buy with real money :

"A touching story of a young programmer Alexey. One day he meets a girl through a joke site, but who would have thought that Alexei would not be laughing at all. Take a pack of sushi rolls, saddle a snowmobile and go on a long journey to your princess."

This is peak "low budget indie horror game on steam".

The screenshots are all black.

That's not spooky, that's just a blank screen.

These are the MARKETING screenshots. Imagine choosing those screenshots because you thought they made your game look good.

If I'm killed by a mermaid, I expect somebody to at least make a good story out of it.

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That map of British legends got me looking some of them up.

The story of the Mermaid of Knockdolian is kind of a stupid story.

This happened in the 1600s. They've had 400 years to embellish the story and this is the best they came up with?

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Or maybe I'm thinking about it the wrong way.

I'll bet there's no rule that says all your cards have to be the same size.

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I am enjoying this set of "World's Smallest" novelty Magic cards that I picked up for $9.99.

It's a shame that (I think) they only make these two starter decks.

They should make a whole thing of it and sell tiny booster packs and everything.

You know what we learned in school that we never use in real life?

Macaroni art.

Today I learnt that the US flag code does not explicitly specify the arrangement of the stars in the blue part. Just the number. These are all valid flags.

Sadly I would need about five more states before I can arrange the stars to unequivocably read TRANS RIGHTS.

"Steam Trading Cards" make me feel like an out of touch old man. I don't get them at all.

What's the point of them? Why collect them?

I click on one and Steam tells me that I could sell it in the "community market" for $0.06 or something.

Who would pay me $0.06 for a picture of a trading card? What do THEY want it for?

Addendum : In the interest of fairness, here is the flag from my home state.

It is ugly. Just a crest slapped in the middle of a white sheet.

The nod to native peoples is nice, but it's undercut more than a little by surrounding him with the state motto which starts "By the sword we seek peace". and a picture of a sword intended to illustrate seeking peace.

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Thank you for listening to my rant on flag designs.

If elected King of the USA, I promise to sort this out and make sure every state gets a distinctive flag with simple geometric shapes and bold colors.

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