Now here's a Civil War memorial I can get behind. Brooklyn, New York. I stood in this spot on Sept. 11, 2001, and could see the towers burning, through the arch and under the inscription "TO THE DEFENDERS OF THE UNION 1861-1865." (Maybe they should add 1974, 2001, and 2017 to that.) https://mastodon.social/media/nRmFKzeZxLbY6B-maHk
So @bmt did the reverse commute, transiting from Miramar to Brooklyn for a few days, and am now sitting in the Brooklyn Public Library main branch for the first time in over 15 years. Much is the same; the chairs aren't as comfortable; but the cafe food is distinctly improved (catered by "Four & Twenty Blackbirds" pie bakers). Lots of electric outlets for patrons' pooters. Oh, and they even still have some books!
While the valiant franc-tireurs at Mammouth.Cafe work to restore their Mastodon instance, I'll retreat to the safehouse at Mastodon.Social and do the following:
So there was this Dutch somnambulist in upstate New York who went to sleep around 1760 and slept for 20 years, doing pushups and situps in his sleep the whole time. When he woke up the villagers saw his new muscles and gave him a new nickname.
What, you never heard of Ripped Van Winkle?
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Readers of #Victorian #fiction may enjoy the (linked) human interest story. It's a saccharine "aww how cute" glurg-fest, but the payoff is the identification of the book involved. (Hint: It ain't Disney.) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/little-girl-adorably-mistakes-a-bride-for-a-princess-from-her-favorite-book_us_5942b327e4b01eab7a2c17f0 #books
#Introduction (with built-in "tl;dr" technology!)
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Congratulations to the head of the new minority #UK government, PM Tim Farron, and I hope he can find some common ground very soon with President Pence^WRyan^WHatch
According to the Korean #anarchist Sin Ch'ae-ho (1880-1936), politics is an unstable conflict between classes and individuals imbricated in multiple subject positions. Does this discourse explain why this morning I can't find two socks that match?
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