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Ha! The Southern States once resisted the Thanksgiving holiday, because as a northern holiday, they felt celebrating it was giving in to northern values.

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So how's that noble resistance going, Southern States?

Hmm... They say that extra-solar asteroid is cylindrical in shape. Clearly we've got a 'Rendezvous With Rama' situation here.

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Reminder : "Over the River and Through the Woods" was originally intended as a Thanksgiving carol, so you can probably now start singing it unashamedly.

(It's too early for proper *Christmas* carols, of course.)

Is it possible to follow people on counter.social ?

Of have they gone full tinfoil hat and you can't even view people's profiles?

Tossing pennies down a wishing well was fine in the 1700s, but today, to correct for inflation, the recommended procedure is to look down the well and shout your credit card number.

My middle-aged self turned up, full of advice and instructions. I nodded along.
My old self had already warned me, and told me to ignore it.
#MicroFiction #TootFic

I don't understand why suddenly the cool idea is using blockchains for advertising.

Why ... would that be better? I don't understand the advantage?

I hope that, one day, life extension technology will allow me to become the 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 kind of millennial.

Fun Truth that's different than what you learned on Twitter :

Daylights Saving Time increases traffic accidents ... for about two days. For the remainder of the eight months it's active it DECREASES traffic accidents.

As far as traffic accidents go, it's a huge net positive.

popularmechanics.com/science/e

Fact : Scientists now know that many species of dragons were actually covered in feathers.

I don't understand China's Tiangong program.

Why build space stations and then not use them?

If you had a secret door disguised as a bookshelf, what book would you use as the latch?

I wish I'd gone through a punk phase when I was in my early teens so I'd have some hilarious photos to share now.

Idea : Abridged Versions of classic games.

I'd like to play, for example, Chrono Cross again, but there's no way I'm going to dedicate 60hrs to it.

They need to make a "New Game Minus" where I can replay it and just hit the high-points.

just a small technical update of my #pico8 engine.

I added vertex+(shadowed!)wireframe display and inverted the (infamously-wrong-sided)Y-axis! :D

#3d #rendering #pixelart #gamedev #indiedev

I don't understand why "Face With Rolling Eyes" isn't the most widely used emoji.
It's not even in the top ten!

Some people have no sense of priority. 🙄

I hope all those fire ants in Houston were able to get back to their hive safely and start rebuilding.

Pro tip : Use rubber bands to prevent a robot uprising. Just like for lobsters.

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Still on twitter? Adding this line to your ad-blocker will get rid of those facebook-style "x liked this" tweets.

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Every day I drive past a sign that says "DO NOT PASS BICYCLES NEXT 1000ft."

I've never seen a motorist besides myself obey that rule, and I've seen many motorists disregard it.

Spending 1000ft behind cyclist will not make anybody late for work, but apparently it's completely absurd to expect a driver to invert that natural order of the universe and fall in behind a cyclist.