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If you like old diving tech, I think you’ll want to check out my header explainer today: https://martiniambassador.substack.com/p/down-down-down

Video was sourced from an archival flic “Going Down.” More info at the link.

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Needs a giant Pacific octopus.ttps://www.behance.net/gallery/48787257/Octopus-and-diver

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Jul 25, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

It reminded me of the drawings from Noggin the Nog.

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Jul 25, 2023·edited Jul 25, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

The Titanic sub guy probably saw that as a kid and said, "One day..:"

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Jul 25, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Perhaps they will look to old dive tech for ideas for suits made to dive into the heat...

Less pressure, more airflow and dehumidification...

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Jul 25, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Old diving tech is terrifying to me. Of course I'm a gear snob with my dive gear.

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No way would anyone get me to go deep under water! Especially not with cement chuck taylors.

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remember W.C. Fields' warning about water; "Fish fuck in it"

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High tops of course...

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Jul 25, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Heh heh heh, she said "Going down."

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Heh heh “skin helmet.”

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Condom!

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Hehehehe diving bell.

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Jul 25, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

heh she said "header explainer"

*pops popcorn*

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heh heh heh she said (muff) diving

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She was clearly talking about Muff Winwood (brother of Steve) from

the Spencer Davis Group!

Keep On Running!

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...you said "Muff" lol

at least they will be moist

being they under water.

"M.O.I.S.T"

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<i>Even some right-wing antifeminist influencers are shocked to discover all this misogyny on the premises.</i>

Why are the leopards eating OUR faces?!?!

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Today's dental torture session was the worst so far, 2 hours filled with great big trigger induced flashbacks. They still didn't get this mold right. I have to go back in 2 weeks for a 3 hour appointment. Today fucked me up, Dr. Evil tried to do the 5th try . I started to gag immediately. He kept the mold in. It got worse. I was choking he kept the mold in. Finally I grab his arm and pulled it out myself. Fuck that psycho. I need all my witches, warlocks and spiritualists to put a little whammy on him, just want him to experience some humility. Force him to see patients as humans. A little karmic retribution.

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Actually, on second thought, what you are describing here is a physical assault. You were gagging and he refused to remove the mold. You grabbed his arm and he still resisted. That's an assault! File a police complaint on his sorry ass and have him arrested for assault with intent to harm and assault in a medical setting.

Once you were showing signs of distress he should have immediately removed the mold. This isn't some B&D play time with a safe word, and you were certainly not having any fun. Arrest his ass and see how the place treats you the on the next appointment; I'm sure that the people there will be very polite to you.

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Did you get any of his hair or skin when you grabbed his arm? Can't do anything without either hair or skin. :(

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Of course the republican goal is for there to only be republicans in the White House, so they’re not worried about democrats ever abusing these new presidential powers.

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Jul 25, 2023·edited Jul 25, 2023Liked by Stephen Robinson

I'm such an ass.

Slate has an article about karaoke which includes the line:

"[Snip]if you and six friends want to get ignorant on “Best I Ever Had” behind a soundproof door, more power to you, brother. But get that shit out of here in humane, dignified public settings. College was a long time ago, okay?"

And that's where I just fucking lost it. "Humane." "Dignified." You're talking about effing KARAOKE. The DESTROYER of Dignified. Any bar or other venue hosting a karaoke night starts with the bouncers taking Dignified out the back door and shot-putting it into the dumpster.

Even the guy who invented karaoke disses it.

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I refuse to try to unlock The Daily Beast story on pickle ball and its apparent horrors. Can someone enlighten me?

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A city council in Miami decided to bulldoze over a community garden and replace it with pickleball courts; which, apparently, was wanted by exactly no one.

The more you know...

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Jul 25, 2023Liked by Stephen Robinson

In regards to America Ferrara's assault, when she ''... became one of many women who came forward about being sexually assaulted in light of the allegations made against Harvey Weinstein at the time [2017].''

It is and was disgusting and no-one should have to go through that.

But I want to address the 600-pound Weinstein in the room.

HOLLYWOOD WAS, AND STILL IS, A VILE MISOGYNIST PLACE.

Even though neither I nor my (now ex-) wife have ever had any real links to the flim-flam business at all, we both knew (independently of each other) well before 2017 about Weinstein's vileness and sexual assault. And as we met in 1985, I am talking at least a few years before that with me living in Central NY and her living in Philadelphia. And this is 100% true

Now if WE knew this it is clear that the Hollyrape communtiy has been leaking like a broken condom forever in regards to Weinstein.

Anyone else here know that as early as we did?

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It was like all of us in the classical music world knew about famous conductors and others who really did horrible stuff. Power corrupts.

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Yep! Very similar...

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I just read an article on the TX A&M professor who was put on administrative leave while the university investigated whether she was critical of LT Gov Dan Patrick. A) she wasn't and B) WTF A&M? She can be critical of the LT governor's office if she wants. The speed (literally hours) with which she was put on leave based on a single complaint from the daughter of one TX official (and Dan Patrick fan) is chilling. Which is the point, obvs. But still. Free speech-wise, TX is freezing.

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Can’t wait to get out of this hellhole

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How can I hate pickleball so much when I barely know what it is?

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My anxiety is super high now, in 30 minutes I go back to the dentist and they traumatized me last week. I usually take a very tiny amount of Xanax to get me through situations like this because I'm sensitive to meds, but I'm doubling it today. I can do this, it's not going to be like last week, I just gotta keep telling myself that, now if my body would just listen. Anxiety can be very physically demanding.

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Jul 25, 2023·edited Jul 25, 2023Liked by ziggywiggy

I know you will get through this. With all the surgery done on me for years I eventually got used to it. Now that I'm down to only 9 teeth, it's a lost cause for me.

But I know from past readings you WILL get through it!

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Tweelon M̶u̶s̶k̶ X shared a photo of the kind of short-attentioned person who really drives the cinema industry effort, scrolling through some social media in an unsocial manner 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙧 .

The caption on the image reads, “This Oppenheimer movie is way too long.”

So every one of us who enjoyed the movie is wrong! The glowing reviews wrong!

I've been recommending the movie without even knowing X's thoughts!

I better go turn myself in

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talk like that will get you sent to re-education camp.

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It's time for a QAnon Cretin update! And man, is there updating to do!

Mostly it's updating over Elon Musk and X. Did you know that:

* XMAS means X MArks the Spot? It does!

* Q mentioned the term "XMAS" many times? He/she/it did!

* If you read "she/it" really fast, your brain says "shiiiiiiiiit"? It does!

* Q first mentioned "XMAS" in post 55 and everyone knows that really means 5 x 5, which is read "5 by 5" and as everyone knows, that is comms for "Good Signal Strength"? He/she/it did! Comms, people - know your comms!

* And not only that but also, that Q posted "XMAS in July"? He/she/it did! And what month is it now?!? July! The strom is coming! (Yes, I spelled "strom" on purpose, it's an old Kelly Bundy joke)

* Plus, the CIA's project to infiltrate the media was called Project Mockingbird, and there are blue mockingbirds, and Twitter's bird was blue, and X can mean "eliminated", and Q said "Multiple meanings exist" and also said "Learn our comms", so clearly this means...something? Well, kek!

* In addition, that X's new logo is really just a unicode symbol that represents "mathematical double-struck X"? It is!

Checkmate, libs!

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Jul 25, 2023·edited Jul 25, 2023

You forgot that one of the members of the band X is called JOHN DOE!

A name that is given to an UNKNOWN PERSON.

I have actually met John Doe, so I am clearly a part of XAnon!

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I too have met John Doe - seemed like a nice guy - but that is only the tip of the iceberg.

Exene Cervenka is, in actual fact, a QAnon psycho. X was just in my town and the supporting act was the awesome James Ingveldt but there is no possible way I'm paying one cent that might go to Cervenka, no matter who else is on the bill.

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Jul 25, 2023·edited Jul 25, 2023

For the purpose of brevity, I neglected to say that I have met Exene, once at the same event where I met John.

I had actually seen Exene many few years earlier doing a poetry thing with Lydia Lunch. They did poems together and apart and it was great. Afterwards I taked to them and while Lydia was surely more lucid, I don't think that Exene had gone full-on wacko yet.

The thing wih John Doe and Exene was as sort of confernce with people in the punk ''genre''. One of the others I met was one of the women in Pussy Riot who had escapeed from Russia. I had a very intersting talk with her and got an autograph, but I don't remember which one it was at this point.

But getting back to John and Exene, John was very lucid and we talked mostly about his solo career. I had brought with me this book about the LA punk scene from those early days, and while John signed it like a normal person, Exene didn't tell me any of her conspiracy therories, but it was still strange.

As they were for the purposes of the event ''together'' (there were others waiting to talk with them) I got the impression that John would've preferred to leave with me to get tacos!

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How will we ever prevail against such strategery?

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You can't, they've already declared checkmate!

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Time for lunch, anyway...

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Jul 25, 2023·edited Jul 25, 2023Author

I'm asking with a great big PLEASE(also share this info) stop using the "Also share to Notes" unless you really want your comment duplicated. One if the biggest problems is it also duplicates the story. So if you go look at notes you will see the Tabs story posted several times, followed by last night's OT story many more times. It makes Notes harder to use for anything but as a duplicate comment section. This is not about posting your own Notes(go for it, but they won't be seen if it's filled with repeated comments from here), it's about that button that says "also share to Notes" thank you so much!

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Thanks…I’ve been very confused about this.

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Jul 25, 2023Liked by ziggywiggy

Yes, indeed! I accidentally did that when I could not find where my posts were. I only did two. As a result I now have people following me cause they think I will be dsipensing pearls of wisdom down at Firehouse 151.. Anyone seeing this should reallty unsuscribe from me cause I am only going to be communicating of these threads - nothing personal.

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Man I love Fetterman. I wish him the best and hope great things for him.

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"Even some right-wing antifeminist influencers are shocked to discover all this misogyny on the premises."

The two influencers quoted most are ... women. Huh. I wonder what the breaking point was? No really. Was it when Andrew Tate got arrested for trafficking? When the manosphere started saying women shouldn't vote? What is too far for these modern Phyllis Schafly's.

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