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Order Mr Campbell, it is very early in the week. I cannot put this down to the effects of hot curry, because I doubt that you have consumed any thus far. There are several days to go, and you need to remain calm. You are a very great figure in the House, and I am concerned for your wellbeing.

The lesson is: when Bercow calls order, there's a good chance someone's about to get verbally fucked up

The source content is basically just 100 pages of search results for "Order." downloaded from theyworkforyou.com, massaged with a bit of regexp magic to remove things like truncated sentences.

So I put together this bot version of John Bercow the other day and I've been surprised by how well it just works - no quality control was really needed at all. So much of what Bercow says is quotable and every few hours it comes up with something hilarious

botsin.space/@bercowbot

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Mastodon: Warning, this picture features a person looking into the camera

Youtube: Ad on the front page featuring men violently punching each other

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Order. I say to the Government Minister standing at the Bar: be quiet. I have not the slightest interest in hearing you yelling in the background. Sit down, be quiet and listen, and if you are not able or inclined to do that— Order. Do not look at me and tell me what’s what or imply that you can. Be quiet and do not be discourteous to the Member on her feet.

I couldn't help laughing. 32 people playing the collective "role" of Gordon Freeman, going through Half-Life's dramatic plot together. They're dressed in a variety of fancy dress. Jar-Jar Binks from Star Wars is there for some reason. They're jumping around, bothering the NPCs, spraying giant anime pics on the walls while scientists go through their usual scripted sequences. The atmosphere is completely ruined and it's joyous

Learned the other day about Sven Co-op, which is a tweaked version of Half-Life 1 that lets you play cooperative multiplayer together and this looks completely wild

youtube.com/watch?v=07N5gbPtTE

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when opposition parties come together in exceptional times to form a government together it's called a Government of National Unity, aka GNU/Government

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Macbook Pro is dead after a year and a half - apparently 485 charges is the lifetime of the battery. Solution is to just throw the whole thing away and get a new one. More than a little disgusted by the wastefulness.

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I think we need a person on here who will yell "Order! Order!" at us when we're misbehaving

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Order. The hon. Gentleman is observing—some would say bleating; I would say observing—from a sedentary position that his amendment was not referred to by the Minister. I am sure his tender sensibilities will recover from the assault to which they have been subjected.

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