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I'm drawing a beaver wearing overalls. I did a Google image search for "overalls", and I was expecting a pageful of industrial-strength overalls.

What I got was 146 photos of rail-thin, hipstery women wearing overalls that are the sort of thing you'd wear if you're going to a yoga meetup at the juice bar and are trying to look like you have a garden on your balcony.

@calvin @Elizafox And it's never as simple and brutal as a botched gas station holdup gone wrong. It's always something like "Oh, heavens! The Duke of Forestshire-on-Fotheringsgill has been poisoned! Could it be his estranged son, shipping magnate Baron Wetherington de Worcester? Or perhaps the shifty butler, who served as a toxic substances specialist in the Queen's Brigade?"

@calvin @Elizafox Ever seen "Midsomer Murders"? The episodes are typically set in the English countryside—lovely little towns with an average population of about 300 people each and a murder rate that rivals Chicago.

@nex3 I think that's one of the few legitimately good things social media has brought us: it's possible to choose whatever name you want, and be well known by it.

Back when I was using Facebook, about a quarter of the people I knew on their had names they had chosen. It was pretty easy to slip into the habit of treating their chosen names as their real ones, since I saw their faces next to those names every day.

@Elizafox Probably says something about me that when I hear the word "trebuchet", I think of the typeface instead of the medieval war engine.

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RT @liza@twitter.com
For National Novel Generation Month this year, I made a digital book “physical” again by rendering every page into a game engine and then randomly perturbing it: github.com/lizadaly/a-physical #nanogenmo

@TrollDecker@social.diskseven.com Heh. For a moment, it sounded like you were considering a RAID rack for flash drives.

Probably impractical, but it would be a badass little conversation piece.

@Nezchan can you believe Apple pulled that from their expo last week

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It's very frustrating that all the jobs I would really like involve appealing to "People", the demographic I typically perform poorly with

@ChristianD ugh god. Yeah. They have a really arrogant habit of cutting off support for technologies that a lot of us still care about.

@ChristianD It's not everyone who gets to photobomb Donald Trump. He had to know that was going to go viral.

This is what I like about Apple. They really do care about the small details.

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@TrollDecker@social.diskseven.com Expired: Dad jokes
Tired: Dad jeans
Wired: Dad lightbeams

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uspol, voting 

@aparrish Republicans: HERE'S AN EXAMPLE OF A DEAD PERSON VOTING IN 2003. THIS BLATANT VOTER FRAUD IS WHY WE NEED TO CLOSE ALL POLLING LOCATIONS IN BLAC—ER, "SUSPICIOUS" DISTRICTS

Republicans: The Russians hacked voting machines? That's outrageous. Utterly implausible. Why are we even still talking about this

@Efi @WelshPixie Damn it, Del, that was an intimate conversation. If I wanted the internet to know about my indie folk obsession, I'd have it on my /r/kind-but-not-a-feminist-but-respect-women-real-much profile.

@pixelpaperyarn I hate summer. I hate everything about it. If I could repartition the seasons, I'd eliminate it entirely and divide the remaining time between spring and fall.

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