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Sea Monsters! Look out!

Your header gif info is here, friends: https://martiniambassador.substack.com/p/you-used-to-sea-them-now-you-dont

There are many delightful historical art links there to click.

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Jul 26, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

I used to play in a (Seattle, of course) band called the Seamonsters. We were not scary at all, but kind of adorable.

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Jul 26, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

You latched onto my particular fear - not sea monsters, but art of sea life anywhere anytime.

In particular I am freaked out by representations of "dolphins" in sculpture and painting.

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Jul 26, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Hey, guys, has anybody seen Jonah lately? Whar Jonah?

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Selling crab apples three for a dollar?

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Jul 26, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf, Martini Glambassador

Oh, I have no need to look out for sea monsters, because I ain't getting in the sea. Not EVER.

How many of those horrific aquatic abominations are real, or based on a real monster that lives in the inky depths of malevolent substance lurking on most of this planet?

ALL of them, Katie. ALL. OF. THEM.

Prove they're not, search the deepest trenches of the Pacific ocean, and PROVE to me that beneath the waters of Earth's oceans there isn't an endless parade of nightmarish eldritch horrors lying in wait. You CAN'T.

So *I*... shan't be swimming today, THANK you very much.

And if it isn't obvious, YES. I DO have thalassophobia. 😉

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I'd think this would be a no-brainer. The ocean is filled with giant squid. I read "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."

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Um, you can’t prove a negative.

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In-DEED. Exactly.

Thus... I shall not be partaking in any ocean related activities. 😉

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If I was swimming and saw an oarfish go by I’m pretty sure I would just stroke out right there and then

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I just had to google oarfish. Holy dear dog! I'm sure the images are now burned into my subconscious to come back and haunt me in my nightmares!

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Jul 26, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf, Martini Glambassador

Certainly there's strong evidence for the kraken being based on giant squid. And sometimes half decomposed whatevers get washed ashore and boy are they creepy af. Idk about mermaids, that kind of thing sounds like a hallucination to me.

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The Montauk Monster springs to mind. That was a pretty big deal at the time, and I don't know what that thing actually was.

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founding

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

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Jul 26, 2023·edited Jul 26, 2023

EXACTLY.

My friend once asked me, "What is your DEAL, anyway, what the hell do you think is DOWN there?? Dagon??"

"Maybe! Yeah! *I* ain't findin' out!"

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I read once years ago that manatees were thought to be mermaids by sailors who had been at sea for a long time. That last part explains the first part.

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I'm sitting above the high tide mark with you

🌊🏖️

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Jul 26, 2023·edited Jul 26, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

That gif art ... SOMEone's been smokin the wacky terbacky.

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More like the brown acid.

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Don't take the brown acid!

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Oh hey also from the Phil. Inquierer https://www.inquirer.com/food/lima-beans-northeast-farms-philadelphia-plowshare-peoples-kitchen-20230724.html about my faves, brussells sprouts and lima beans. Actually the similar related fava beans aka broad beans, which are insanely productive and easy to grow here in coastal Oregon. There's a field across the way where I could ramp up to subsistence quantities in a couple of years after the other folks left town, just sayin'. What works good like that where you are?

I love the sprouts because they come on late and if you just pick off enough little cabbages for dinner at a time they will keep producing all winter. In my yard anyway.

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Hello My Queen, Rebecca...I hope you have recovered from the "Button Nastiness"...You've done an amazing job in this whole transition and we all love you very much!!!

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I gave birth to all of my children in Texas, between 1994 - 1999. I was lucky, all three were safe and my babies were healthy. I was also able to get my tubes tied a few hours after my last one was delivered, which was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

And now? All I can think is "there but for the grace of God go I."

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Funny- I read this as I gave birth to ALL the children in Texas!!!! My daughter was born there in 1991 and my wife made me get a vasectomy after...

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Ha! I mean, I got around in the 90s, but still.

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The Youngstown, Ohio CBS affiliate held a debate on Issue 1 to require a 60% vote to pass any voter-generated ballot initiatives. Secretary of State Frank LaRose said this change was necessary to keep out-of-state special interest money from taking over the state.

The moderator asked him where the pro-Issue 1 money was coming from (Richard Uihlein, an Illinois billionaire). LaRose responded, "I don't pay attention where the money comes from."

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Did the moderator follow up with the obvious question, or just roll over and take the monumental contradiction as a sufficient answer?

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Of course they rolled over. He's a Republican.

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Eternal disgusted sigh

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Jul 26, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Following the example of my mother-in-law (she's a fantastic home cook), I like to serve a baked Brie with homemade tomatillo salsa verde. The tart and slightly spicy salsa matches perfectly with the Brie's creaminess. Ad a sliced baguette and you're in hors d'oeuvres heaven!

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Brie mitt green apple---yum.!

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Jul 26, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

"Texas has put more than $4 billion so far into its “Texas Border Tactical Force.”"

As a Texas wonk, I'm so incredibly happy that our tax dollars are going to great causes like this rather than fixing the electric grid.

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It's the republican way...

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We need to stop shying away from the F word (not that one). The lurch toward fascism, especially in states like Florida and Texas, needs to be called out for what it is.

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*I* haven't been eating brie wrong; I won't touch the stuff. Not only is it kind've nasty, that's exactly the sort of thing that will kick off an asthma/allergy attack for me.

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Ms. O and I like to end the year on 12/31 with brie covered in hot fudge sauce washed down with generous portions of champagne.

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Insert pukey face emoji here. I mean, each to his own, but none for me please. Granted I do seem to have certain strong Preferences when it comes to food.

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Btw that story about the ocean currents says it could happen as soon as 2025. Hate to say I told ya so but I knew it would happen fast when it did. Everyone hold on to your butts and get prepared for whatever.

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Here's how inflation can help those with mortgages. For most of us that have them, our mortgage payment is our largest monthly expense. But it's almost always a fixed expense (not many adjustable rate mortgages around any more).

So if our incomes go up in concert with inflation (yeah, I know - ha!) but our mortgage payments are fixed, then our payments become a smaller part of our income.

I am a "every cloud has a silver lining" guy but I read this in a newspaper today and it made sense to me.

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I first read that as "You've Been Eating Babies Wrong This Whole Time!"

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Jul 26, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

That's silly; there is no wrong way to eat babies.

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There's not wrong way to eat a rhesus.

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I am a little confused. Was the dude that put DeSantos in Nazi imagery (1) a double agent trying to dog DeSantos and make people think DeSantos is a horrible Nazi sympathizer, or (2) was the dude a Nazi sympathizer himself and trying to insert his boss into some Nazi stuff so that all the dude's fellow Nazis would support DeSantos?

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It's how propaganda works through what are known as cutouts. You leak media through back channels, all the right people see and understand the message, and then you publicly denounce it with a wink and a nod.

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There is no wrong way to eat Brie, so long as it’s GOOD Brie. You go ahead and slap that buttery goodness on your nacho chips if that’s what makes it sing for you! Also, those are some extremely expensive and decadent nacho chips so you enjoy every last one.

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I've been using brie (and mushrooms, and bacon bits) to top my burgers lately. I call that the "Umami Bomb Burger."

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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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That sounds delicious. That buttery taste probably enhances the mushrooms and meat like butter does on a steak.

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Who the hell was eating brie with nacho chips?

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