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The talented @Psynwav@twitter.com did a ton of god-tier remixing to mutate the musical "Hamilton" so it's now the story of "Space Jam." It's pretty freaking great.

psynwav.com/#slamilton

🏀 :flan_laugh:

Cyberpunk 2077 1.2 

Holy crap, there are ads on the sidewalks! That’s a weird detail that makes the city that much more Cyberpunk, and also now that I see it, it is surprising it wasn’t more noticeable that they were there but not working before.

Dad jokes 

We should all go to Pigeon Forge, TN and forcibly stop them from forging more pigeons. Pigeons are such a nuisance and North America always has plenty. No thanks, Tennessee

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?This is a cross-post from Twitter, its contents might suck? 

RT @jesslynnrose
If NFTs were really about better supporting digital artists the furries would have invented them years ago.

Hot Take on Microsoft in talks to buy Discord 

I think Discord should require Microsoft to rename Teams as “Discord for Business” as a requirement to the sale. Microsoft set the precedent with the Skype purchase and it would only be “fair” to equally confuse people this time.

Language translation and gender markers 

I idly wonder, what if we just regularly used such markers on everyone's names in text. Maybe we just need a good one for people that prefer alternative pronouns. Earth🜨 perhaps or maybe the mercurial energy of Mercury☿ would fit. Maybe I'm just feeling particularly saturnalian like a Satyr on Saturn♄.

Silly planet symbols might be preferable to some over all the parentheticals we're seeing these days. Though probably more opaque and less helpful.

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Language translation and gender markers 

I was walking past some classical Latin and pictured some "modern" Bible translation from the heavily gendered Latin doing something like that:

"God♂ who is in Heaven♀."

(Lewd 😏)

Then realized that's probably why Catholic texts double up so much on the "God the father", "our Father", "the Lord" stuff which isn't always so much in the Latin. He clearly doesn't like people to misgender Him. 😸

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Language translation and gender markers 

You know how Asian languages have sort of standardized on using ♂ and ♀ as gender markers when translating/transliterating names into English?

(My easiest example is from towards the top of the Pokédex where you find Nidorino♂ and Nidorina♀. It's one of my favorite silly examples because those translators doubled up on the latinate -o and -a endings there.)

Food thoughts 

I just described Cincinnati style “chili” as basically “pumpkin spiced”, the Pumpkin Spice Latte of chili. You know what I stand by this description.

The Three Genders (Questionably Monetized Mobile Game from Asia I Think Edition) 

Ah yes, the three genders: Male, Female, and Lolita

(🙄)

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The Three Genders (Questionably Monetized Mobile Game from Asia I Think Edition)

Explanations and rants 

Instead Bungie hired cheaper composers willing to be scavengers to pick apart the album for cues to drop in expansions. Cowards.

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Explanations and rants 

Marty supposedly had a hand shake agreement with superiors at the studio that they could recoup some of the costs of the album by releasing it as exactly what it was: a concept album “prequel” that was also a play on a modern take of Haydn’s best known work.

This shouldn’t be a foreign concept to a game company. They release art books to capitalize on concept art all the time.

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Explanations and rants 

Also the album is supposedly a big part of the controversy of why Bungie unexpectedly fired Marty between Destiny 1 and 2. Rumors abound that despite the “prequel” album being their idea to help conceptualize the franchise right from the start, it cost a lot and they resented it eating into the music budget of the games, especially because Marty isn’t a “drop cue” recycler and wrote new music for the games because he wants music to adapt to game circumstances.

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Explanations and rants 

This album was the musical “prequel” to Destiny they asked Marty O’Donnell to write as the sound equivalent to a moodboard. Marty says it was the best album he wrote so far and had Paul McCartney consulting/collaborating with him (!).

Bungie is apparently scared to release it as a complete release because they are afraid of “spoiling” things as they continue to recycle stuff out of album context in future game releases.

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I wish Bungie would release “The Music of the Spheres”

Dumb food thoughts (alc mention) 

There’s a somewhat local restaurant trying to be a regional competitor to Qdoba/Chipotle named Salsarita’s and that both sounds like a disturbing version of a Margarita and a Margarita I feel like I need to try someday.

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Oh my goodness, someone just pointed out that NFTs are exactly the same as the "name a star"/"buy a piece of the moon" scam and suddenly it all makes sense.

Mondegreen spotting 

Spotted in the wild (useless MMO bg chat) “well that’s just my 2 sends on it” 🙀

Given the irrelevancy of “cents” in the modern economy there’s a lot of interesting logic to this mondegreen. Who cares about anyone’s “2 cents” any more? Whereas sometimes we wish we could limit dumb commentators to “2 sends” on a lot of platforms these days. 😹

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Y'ALL THERE'S A NEW CARE BEAR

AND THEY'RE HALLOWEEN THEMED

AND THEY USE THEY/THEM PRONOUNS

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