@caraellison That sounds like a proper name for a cat, though I would imagine if you actually named a cat "fuckboy', they would turn out to be the sweetest ace/nb pet in the neighborhood, just to spite you.

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Speaking of Aesop, the common understanding of the fable of the grasshopper and the ants is bullshit. It's actually a warning to artists that capitalists are evil bastards.

The grasshopper studied his craft and worked hard all year to entertain the ants for free. Come the Winter, they murdered him.

"Oh, playing an instrument isn't hard work", said the ants. The shifty little cunts.

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Feel like it's not a great economy indicator when all the office supply stores in an area have gone out of business.

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@sinvega I've never understood how it is humanly possible to advance the plot in the Dead Rising games given the time limits. Even watching Let's Plays, I can only assume some off screen witchcraft.

@sinvega The War photography thing was a good idea of Dead Rising 1 with wonky controls. Still bugs me a bit that instead of fixing the controls they dropped the photography/journalism focus entirely.

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@manchot So glad template literals (``) support multi-line in ES2015+ and the language can move on from such hacks.

@darius That's only a recent trend? My brief single day exploring Portland a few months back seemed to turn up a surprising number of businesses that seemed confused they weren't actually in New Orleans. It seemed an ancient art to this semi-oblivious tourist.

So the evil Valeyard is said to have been formed by rejected bits in the regeneration between the Twelfth and Thirteenth Doctors. Which makes it canon now that the Valeyard is literally the Doctor's toxic masculinity right? 🤔

The new writing staff is working hard to avoid old foes for a while, but clearly this deserves an interesting story line, put decades of the show into a weird new perspective.

Tried reading a few chapters of Infinite Jest and it left a bitter dislike. I might be on the wrong side of the hype cycle for it. Felt like it answered a question I didn't actually have: What if PKD had been unconstrained by living month to month, developed a terrible logorrhea, and tried a really terrible Vonnegut impersonation with help from the cinematography stylings of Wes Anderson?

I don't think this book is for me.

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@doolbneerg It's very tempting. I'd love to work at Microsoft again. I've got impostor syndrome breathing down my neck that I can't pass an interview right now, but I keep debating trying to gather some folks to help champion me to the right team(s).

@doolbneerg Because hiring and burning out kids fresh out of College/HS and burning then out is easier and cheaper in the short run than hiring and retaining professional with experience and an interest in work/life balance?

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@susanalazaro Something about this photo just makes me want to lean back and tell this cat everything.

@guizzy @deadsuperhero Certainly all the raw interviews are: archive.org/details/getlamp-in

I seem to recall Jason saying something about wanting to do an anniversary remaster and then posting that everywhere, but it's probably in a Kickstarter email or Birdsite post that will be hard to find.

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Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.