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Well, After 4 1/2 blissful sleep, I shot out of bed. Máebh was delightfully snuggled up next to me, and she shot out of bed before I did, and by the time I got to the closet where Serendipity was sleeping, Gryffn had shot out of sleep in the window seat upstairs and we all made our way To serendipity was awake and befuddled. I trilled that I went to her, petted her for a few minutes, stumbled to the bathroom and then back to bed xhereshe was already waiting for me.

She is laying next to me, her head facing the foot of the bed so she couldn’t wrap all her legs around my arm and hug it as a scratch her chest. Gryffn has taken possession of the other side. One p aw sprawled a cross me, and using the volume of her per to control the rate of scratches. I am typing this with voice to text, of course, because I have a limited number of hands.

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You have been fully in Cat pacitated.

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You can actually see the weird anti-Biden bias in The Young Turks when they cite the WSJ article that was debunked here yesterday. They've hated him since he won in 2020, but they can't hate him as much as they want to because he's pretty much on the side of the things they like.

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AND the more I learn about Enver Pasha and the other Pashas during WWI and the Armenian Genocide, the more I find their name distasteful.

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So, on the Jolie-Pitt children dropping the Pitt surname…these people can afford the best family therapists money can buy, and their fame is on the line with their name, and they still can’t get it together. Intergenerational family abuse and child abuse. In plain sight. It’s a cry for help. Jolie-Pitt children, go to therapy. Even two siblings in therapy is better than zero. We can’t fix the world when our homes are psycho.

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Jun 6·edited Jun 6

I heard something interesting yesterday. The Formula 1 circus is racing in Canada this weekend, and Lance Stroll, one of the drivers, is from there. He’s the nepo baby in F1, and probably only has his seat because billionaire daddy bought a team.

Last year, they had a whole “Lance Stroll Grandstand.” This is actually common for a home race, and is usually paid for by a sponsor of whichever drivers are having home races (if any).

There’s been some controversy, because Lance isn’t as fast as his teammate, to the point that he’s definitely hurting his team’s position in the standings. Note that one position higher in the standings can mean well over $10 million in prize money for a team, and their team would be higher in the constructor’s championship if he equaled his teammate.

This year there’s no “Lance Stroll Grandstand” at the track. There’s some speculation that daddy is disappointed in his son not doing better. To be fair, no one expects Lance to get fired, the lower team standings affects sponsorship, making daddy pick up more of the $100 million+ annual cost of operating a team.

Wouldn’t it be nice if daddy sacked Lance and replaced him with a more qualified driver? Maybe Fukui and Picka will have an update on the drama this weekend?

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Actually, I think it is still grandstand 24. What makes you think they dropped it? Just curious.

I'm terribily excited to go up for Saturday, though it's expected to rain. I'll be in grandstand 1, my first time at an F1 event.

I want to hear the cars in person.

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Lance said in an interview after Monaco that they weren’t going to have a Lance Stroll Grandstand. I kinda assume he would know. Maybe daddy told him that, but is going to surprise him with it still being there🤷‍♂️.

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I could easily be mixing up old webpages with current ones, I’ve been trying to get the lay of the land.

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I’ll be in champions club blanc. I’ll wave!

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Do they have the fancy poutine made with "real" gravy?

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Je suis la dame qui dit “Salut Wonks!”

(I haven’t learned future tense yet)

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Excellent! I hope you have a great time! Will you see quals and the race?

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We’ll see practice 3 and Quali. I live about 90 min from Montreal so a day trip is easy. I’ll catch the grand prix from my living room, I have a lovely spring menu planned for the event, including some good champagne!

My friend and I are heading up for the day. I’m excited for the other events that day too, with Porche and Ferrari Challenge. I’d hoped to see some F1 Academy but c’est la vie.

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Wow. I mean, it's kind of been obvious they hired Alonso to bring Lance along, and Lance isn't nearly as close to the limit in that car.

PS Carlos is still looking for a 2025 ride...

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In a just world, Tsunoda (who came with Honda sponsorship) would end up in that seat, when Honda leaves Red Bull and becomes the engine supplier for Aston Martin in 2026.

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I am trying to wrap my mind around someone being so rich they could front a racing car team so their spawn could be a race car driver.

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He didn’t just buy a racing team. He also bought Aston Martin, the car company, so he could put their name on his F1 team.

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*blinks*

I was never one of the eat the rich types, but I am starting to glance at my yum yum sauce

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His Dad had a Huge Fucking Yacht in Monaco's harbor.

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Yesterday was as humid as something really gross and moist and warm, but today I get to play with interns, so I busted my butt to get the boring not a site holes done, so interns could do some "I found a thing!" today.

And I don't wanna cause I am almost an old and busting my butt now comes with next day consequences XD

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I have started making a practice of taking a hot as I can stand it bath before bedtime on such days. Sometimes even with Epsom salts. Seems to help. I fall asleep, faster with relaxed muscles, and when I’m lucky, I awaken with no aches..

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You could start talking like Filip Zieba-neighbor just to fuck with them.

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I'm sorry, but I'm on Part 2 of Miniminuteman's (Milo Rossi) take down of Filip and all I can do is compare him to the crocs in Pearls Before Swine.

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Fresh backs! tee hee

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Gonna be another hot and sticky one so I am planning to be nice, and call it at lunch then we'll go to the not a lab and I will show em the after party

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Washing ceramics with a toothbrush!

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rofl, that is precisely what we will be doing XD

And bits of brick. So many bits of brick. Tiny little bits of brick.

Pretty sure there was like one brick originally.

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The Common Mother Brick, that from which all other brick descended.

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Per my PT, that's called DOMS. Damned Old Man Syndrom. No wait, j/k, that's me fucking about. It's really Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.

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I now refer to my own old man stiffness as "early onset rigor mortis."

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I shouldna be feelin that, been diggin holes for like 25 years now XD Off and on, but certainly on the last 10.

You'd think my body would be all eh, another hole, big whoop by now

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You're born with only so many holes. Pace yourself.

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Olbermann on CONVICTED FELON DONALD J TRUMP

NYT: CONVICTIONS COST TRUMP 7%;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS3bk2TKUmk

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Yeah, so apparently a number of Tornadoes touching down in Merland last night. Not in my district though.

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Is that where them merpeople live?

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Not to nit the pic, but when we moved out of tornado alley, moving /out/ of tornado alley was a net benefit.

did not know it would be following us east!

Very disappoint, east coast, do better.

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So it's YOU who brought them ternados east?

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It is possible, though they did not find us for a few years XD

I remember being a kid on the east coast, and a tornader was just something that knocked over a tree or damaged a roof.

Not anymore

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edit *surreptitiously inserts e's where they belong* Ninja like

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Vowel ninjas...

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Jun 6Liked by Martini Glambassador
Jun 6Liked by Martini Glambassador

I did not expect to see Sami on goofle maps. He's our hot dog vendor. Really nice guy, knows all his usual customers. Unbelievable tribulations for the poor guy. He was injured when his entire cart was flung by weather, and a couple years later one of his sons died doing parcours. And you might see him get his prayer rug out and bow to Mecca.

Fair prices for a hot dog cart in DC.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sami%E2%80%99s+Hot+Dog+Cart,+800+Independence+Ave+SW,+Washington,+DC+20024/@38.8863263,-77.0228508,17z/data=!4m14!1m7!3m6!1s0x89b7b79cd861e2b9:0xb85d0bc6e2663546!2s800+Independence+Ave+SW,+Washington,+DC+20591!8m2!3d38.886873!4d-77.0228014!16s%252Fg%252F11c19plq_2!3m5!1s0x89b7b76234f14cff:0xac31a8965f7c0faf!8m2!3d38.8863263!4d-77.0228508!16s%252Fg%252F11gjty7qwf

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This guy right here. I don't go to DC, but I can guarantee not a day goes by where this guy doesn't have a smile for everyone at his cart...and probably works harder than any handful of folks we know, combined.

Also? I must go in search of dogs today, after all those pics. Probably one of the few reasons one sets foot in Newburgh...

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founding

Those look amazing!

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PS I like a half smoke with mustard and sauerkraut.

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Bravo!

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Wildlife underpasses are brilliant and it is amazing no one ever thought of them before relatively recently XD

Like Decades of slammed deer in the roads and meeeeelions of damages in vehicles and loss of life and no one thinks gee, animals cross here, we should maybe do something so people are not creaming or getting creamed. Naw, let's put up a little yellow sign, that'll fix it

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They have them lots of places, for things like turtles and mountain lions.

https://blog.nwf.org/2014/07/getting-wildlife-safely-to-the-other-side-of-the-road/

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Right, but it is a relatively new invention. Like the last what, decade or so? Plus or minus.

Meanwhile, road kill has been a thing since roads have been a thing, though certainly took an uptick with the motor car.

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Look at old newspapers from the late 19th century. "Falling beneath the cars" is a major problem then. Train cars.

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France started building them in the 1950s. Banff built 2 in 1996. But they've really taken off lately, tis true. Most of the early ones were in Europe. North America didn't join in until much later.

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Of course, this taking place in Polk County, I expect illegal hunting at that underpass, and the LGBTQ center will eventually be firebombed.

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We could combine the two. Go paint the underpass in rainbow

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Gonna get the gay frogs that way. Alex Jones said so.

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Trans frogs also. Cause they can change their gender if they need to or some such amazing thing.

Not even joking.

Not enough males? Fine, we can fix that. Not enough ladies? Got it covered!

Friggin frogs

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Fish do that trick, too.

This was a plot point in the original "Jurassic Park" novel -- that's how the raptors started breeding, because the geneticists at the park used frog DNA to supply missing chunks of the dinosaur DNA. It's kinda mentioned in passing in the movie, but I don't think they explicitly say it.

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Imagine how expensive starting schools for all those animals so they could learn to read though, sheesh.

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Think that is why they use pictograms.

Like Beware Falling Rock gets words, cause rocks can read. But deer can't so they get a lil leapin' bambi silhouette

Aside and amusing: the work place has turtle x'ing signs XD Love those

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it would obviously be a big screamin’ violation of the First Amendment in the US

Wait.

We don't allow cigarette ads. Goose and gander and all that.

And after we ban big oil, we can smack Pharm with the same restraint and relieve stroke of his daily jingle hate and incidentally, stop rando tv watchers from yelling at their doctors to put them on this new drug they just heard about on TV.

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BUT I NEED TO KNOW IF IT'S RIGHT FOR ME!!!111!!!!1`1!~!!!!1

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I mean, one of the possible side effects they list is "instant death" and another is "total loss of all hair, nails and teeth" but I'm sure it'll be the pill that lets me eat whatever I want, as much as I want, and still maintain the body I had when I was in my 20s.

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Funny how gangrene of the perineum got turned into a "bacterial infection" in the Ozempic ads. The first ones were honest about the gangrene, but not for long. The "bacterial infection" is actually caused by the dead, rotting taint-flesh.

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Teef awe overwated.

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All food should be in ice cream form.

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Other part of my plan

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That's what they make dental implants for, right?

Also -- and this is true -- I heard they're starting human tests on a treatment to regrow teeth.

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The problem so far is that they grow back in weird places.

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My plan is bearing fruit.

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"New or worsening heart failure" is the side effect I look for.

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I'm not overly fond of that "increasing risk of lower limb loss" or that one warning about '̶t̶a̶i̶n̶t̶ perineum infection either...

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It's actually gangrene.

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For me I wanna clear up my skin. Never mind the side effects are possibly limb rot.

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How am I supposed to know what's wrong with me unless the drug ads tell me?

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Smiling couple - erectile dysfunction

Eating a hotdog - digestive stuff

Older person (i.e. 40s) on a walk - arthritis

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"My doctor told me I have BKZ"

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Jun 6·edited Jun 6

I'm about to leave for the hospital and give the gramps and grannies (and people younger than me) their meds. ALL THE DRUG ADVERTISEMENTS I see on TV - I've NEVER HEARD OF THEM. The only widely advertised one that I know - that I give is Jardiance.

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Do you do the dance though?

Pretty sure it is compulsory.

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The little pill with a story to tell!

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It's really swell!

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Ya really got try it to know!

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And they maybe can help you get the medication you never knew you needed

incidentally, and get a big whoppin taxpayer paid subsidy for doing so

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"Astra-Zenica may be able to help" translates to "this drug is going to cost you bigtime!"

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Oh they help all right. They help you find a doc with samples or point you to government services.

Then sit back and collect that subsidy.

Mother fuckers

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Today . . . in HISTORY!

6-6

1844: The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London. We won’t bother playing the song.

1859: Queensland becomes its own separate colony. Crocs and bull ants and sneks, oh my!

1892: The elevated train system in Chicago starts operating. The ‘El’ is still in operation.

1894: Surprisingly, the Governor of Colorado calls out the militia . . . to protect and support striking miners. Wow.

1918: The US Marine Corps suffers its second-highest single day’s casualty rate trying to take Belleau Wood from the Germans. The record number of casualties will be surpassed at a place called Tarawa 25 years later.

1925: Chrysler Corporation is founded, rising from the ashes of the Maxwell Motor Company.

1933: The first drive-in theater opens. In Camden, New Jersey, no less. Time to start the fumbling in the rumble seats.

1942: The US Navy wins the Battle of Midway, 5-2. Hey, what’s Japanese for “We need four more aircraft carriers?”

1944: Operation Neptune begins as 160,000 Allied troops storm the Normandy beaches for the liberation of Western Europe from the fucking Nazis. Neptune’s part of the larger Operation Overlord.

1966: Civil rights activist James Meredith is shot by racist shitswizzler James Norvell during the March Against Fear.

1971: Soyuz 11 is launched. Everything looks nominal for the three cosmonauts.

1982: Israel forces invade Southern Lebanon, getting as far as the city of Beirut. What could possibly go wrong?

1985: The Brazilian grave of a guy named “Wolfgang Gerhard” is opened and the contents analyzed. Yep, “Gerhard” was Josef Mengele, who allegedly drowned while swimming back in 1979.

2002: A near-Earth asteroid about 10 meters across enters the atmosphere and goes boom over the Mediterranean between Greece and Libya. Estimated force was 26 kilotons TNT equivalent.

2023: Russia bombs the Kakhova Dam in Ukraine as part of its imperialistic war.

Comings and goings:

Birthdays: Nathan Hale, John Trumbull, Alexander Pushkin, Friedrich Bayer, Robert F. Scott, Thomas Mann, Sukarno, Aram Khachaturian, Levi Stubbs, Gary U.S. Bonds, Robert Englund, Harvey Fierstein, Colin Quinn, Paul Giamatti, Matthew Shafer.

Obituaries: Patrick Henry, Jeremy Bentham, Camillo Benso, John A. MacDonald, Julian Byng, Louis Chevrolet, Louis Lumiere, Carl Jung, Robert F. Kennedy, J. Paul Getty, Jack Haley, Anne Bancroft, Billy Preston, Esther Williams, Vincent Bugliosi.

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My Father's first car was a used Maxwell, just before the war. He liked it a lot.

At Tarawa, the incompetent Pentagon was responsible for the excess deaths, not the Japanese. My father was there, too.

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"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." -- Nathan Hale

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." -- Patrick Henry

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Quotable quotes.

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woulda been better if Hale said his only regret is that he has but one life to live for his country.

woulda set some much better groundwork going forward.

But then I always look askance at people claiming how they are willing to die for a cause, but never manage to make the front lines themselves

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OI! XXXX

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Oi?

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YUP, that's a capital i!

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For which bit? Where'd I fuck up?

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For Queensland. XXXX. Four X. The Queensland beer.

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Ah, gotcha.

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Thank you for "shitswizzler."

I plan to use it in polite conversation today.

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Have at it. And I got tired of using 'jizzweasel' in the 'Today' post.

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I'd be proud to take over "jizzweasel" for you.

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There's always the classic "fucknugget"

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Hey, wanderer, there's no need to feel down.....

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LMAO

Unfortunately, the nearest YMCA is about 15 miles away, and why call it a gymnasium if you can't exercise naked?

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You can if you're not a coward.

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I'm reminded of the YMACA and the Cycling Tour of North Cornwall.

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At the corner of Antisemitism Street and Pogrom Square?

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...I was not aware that "exercise naked" was part of the definition of a gymnasium. Plainly, I've been going to the wrong kinds of gyms.

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It's in the name! Etymology is fun!

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Wonder what the etymology of etymology is.

Ology I already know, but etym not so much. I mean et is Be or Are or something like that, no? So is ym "words"? Be Are Words study of?

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Gymnos means naked.

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According to Oxford, "etym" comes from the Greek word "etumos" which translates to "true".

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I have often said I would be a nudist, if it were not for other people

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6-6 looks like one of those emojis -- like a pair of goggles or something.

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I said, Wanderer, pick yourself off the ground!

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I mean, just cause you're in a new town, there's no need to, like, be unhappy.....

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Hee hee! I read this in the voice of The Dude.

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The Jen abides.

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I haven't fallen down since Sedona, back on 3/29.

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I suppose if you're going to fall anywhere, Sedona is the place to do it! Even the Village People would approve.

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I was eight layers of pissed off at the time, and banging up my right knee added #9.

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Yeah, I can see how that would just be the capper to an already crap day.

OTOH, I was taking my shower the other day, and discovered a bruise covering my entire left kneecap -- and I have no idea how I got it. It doesn't hurt, and I don't remember banging my knee into anything recently. But it's definitely a bruise.

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Oh, shit! I'm so sorry, hon. Wincing in pain just reading that.

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// 1844: The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London. We won’t bother playing the song. //

That's okay, the minute you mentioned the song it started playing on a loop in my brain, so thanks for that. :-P

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(evil giggles)

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If you have, or know someone who has access to SiriusXM, Radio Classics (ch. 148) will be running 12 hours of news updates and programming as heard on D-Day. If someone slips you their SiriusXM password, you can also listen to it on-demand.

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Did not know that. And I do have a SiriusXM subscription!

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Damn, I would love that.

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You might could get a free trial? I dunno if they offer one of those or not.

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I was wondering. I'll check it out, thanks.

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player-dot-siriusxm-dot-com

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If not, think you can get all of those on youtube for free. Just gotta look for em yourself instead of having it broadcast for ya

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Ooh, sweet.

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Jonathan Pie has Thoughts on UK immigration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBr2CojKYbg

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They're so much like us.

(Fuckity fuck)

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Enough that if we watch their July elections, we might get a glimpse into how ours is going to go.

Remember, 2016 they had their Brexit vote and then all the BS about "I didn't know my vote would count." Then we had ours.

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I said, "Old men, you been drinkin' long?"

They said, "Long enough to start singing this song."

Whiskey 'Fore Breakfast, Mike Cross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlIZ8IMptiw

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Jun 6Liked by Martini Glambassador

Getting on my train to Montreal in about 35 minutes!! So excited!

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We're living vicariously!

Do they love Lance in Montreal? I only learned yesterday that that's where he's from.

(I'm for Ferrari, then generally Lando, Oscar, sometimes almost Yuki, and I'm going to have a hard time rooting for Lewis in Red next year grr)

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Safe journey, and have fun!

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