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That dancing student is Aliki Vougiouklaki in “Throbs at the Desk” from 1963. You can learn more here: https://open.substack.com/pub/martiniambassador/p/play-hooky-marry-a-doctor-sneak-back

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Sep 7, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

“Throbs at the Desk”

LOL

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It kind of describes my entire adolescence.

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Sep 7, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

"Throbs at the desk" was something that pubescent me actively avoided by not looking around the classroom and instead thinking about baseball.

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Sep 7, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

They haven't even dreamed of the Beatles yet.

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Sep 7, 2023·edited Sep 7, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Part of me was throbbing just watching that.

Don't blame me, YOU set it on a tee.

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I guess I should have referenced the Greek title instead.

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I thought EC meant it was Slowhand's cheerleading squad.

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Entertaining Comics? ("EC for me, see?")

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Sep 7, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

I thought it was a riff on the absurdity of the Electoral College.

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I am the walrus.

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Lulu Libelz!

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Atlas obscura is my favorite internet rabbit hole. Far weirder than Wikipedia.

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I used to wonder whether every Atlas Obscura article had to include a geographic error or typo. I was nearly convinced it was in their style guide, like an alternative facts easter egg.

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The nous observes the demiurge

Cannot but judge

Can there be peace

Dancing Devil Demiurge

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Oof, that new York times article. Gotta love the state lawmaker who admitted the abortion trigger law was purely performative, had no idea what it said, and then denied it had any negative consequences for the state. Republicans hate women and apparently don't give two shits if turning women into second class citizens hurt babies.

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love atlas obscura, we have both their "coffee table" books. The Gastro Obscura one is fascinating

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we have the original in our downstairs bathroom. i am often hosting random groups of people (i run a theatre) and they are endlessly fascinated by whatever page i happen to flip open.

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You're a piece of shit, Joe Manchin.

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Sep 7, 2023·edited Sep 7, 2023

For those of you following the story of the god-bothering Texas foobaw coach who sued to get back a job he didn't want (he's making way more bank grifting off his little privilege tantrum) - more infuriating details from Friendly Atheist:

https://www.friendlyatheist.com/p/joe-kennedy-the-praying-football

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This would be the God botheting coach Aliro lied about in his judicial decision? Shouldn't lying in your decision invalidate said decision?

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No, not when the Justices themselves are lying as to the facts of the case in order to overturn long settled case law.

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Sep 7, 2023·edited Sep 7, 2023

And the God- bothering HS fubaw coach in WA who won at the SC over his performative 'pray in the middle of the field' stunt' quit his job after one game.

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So i was wrong about which coach was being discussed. That makes me profoundly sad actually.

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Man, he's been the best for like 30 years and he still kills me.

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I really thought that first tab read, “Biden’s National Labor Relations Board brings workers right back from the dead.”

I was really looking forward to the zombie apocalypse saving us from the rest of this election season.

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Well you've done it now -- Atlas Obscura is 100% addictive! Oh, by the way, have you discovered the Brooks Falls Bears on explore.org?

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Sep 7, 2023·edited Sep 7, 2023

My doc put me on Metformin when he put me on a statin. My A1C had gotten high and cholesterol had gone from borderline to worse to really pretty bad. Come to think of it I have lost about 25 # in the past year or 2 but I thought it was my doing. Hmmm. I was going to ask to go off of it thinking all my numbers were so much better these days.

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Sep 7, 2023·edited Sep 7, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Yes, do that Romania trip! The castle they picture is ""Dracula's,""(extra set of punctuation required) which is impressive but largely rebuilt, and mobbed with tourists. But the drive there on backroads through the snowy Carpathians was the BOMB, and also too, the parking lot souvenir stands have some spectacular stuff. Anyway, it's the lousiest of the castles we saw during our week there, most of which we had to ourselves, running around Transylvania with a friend who was on a year-long fellowship. Cluj may be the world's coolest college town. It certainly has the most spectacular bars I've seen anywhere (just do an image search on "bars Cluj").

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i have a recent intense interest in Erzsébet Bathory (theater thing). did you run into her anywhere? i understand her castle is in current slovakia, but curious....

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I have never heard of her until now, so no. Interesting story!

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OT ancient TV, watching original Outer Limits episode Zzzzzz. Wow. This just might be the worst one they ever did. So of course it's a love triangle plot.

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I read A Thing. I had a few Thoughts. I’m sharing. Because it’s a good reminder of what we stand to lose if we don’t act on our values.

https://substack.com/profile/117564004-cookie-lady/note/c-39702767?r=1xzsys&utm_medium=ios&utm_source=notes-share-action

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Sep 7, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

I do hope the person that was convinced Rebecca is rich is doing okay; they were pretty nuts. I want people to be safe and healthy, especially if they're struggling with mental health.

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