[looking at twitter feed] shit there's a lot of anthropomorphic cat stuff going on today

[looking at masto feed] well this all seems in order

Musing on this (as a reply to self becuase SOMEONE had better taste than me and back out of their toots on the subject):

Candidates that scan: anything with a stress on the first syllable and an unstressed second syllable seems like it'd work.

Billygoat, check!
Labrador, sure!
Octopus, okay!

Flamingo? No dice with that main stress on syllable 2.

Sandpiper, woodpecker? Nah, even with the primary stress on syllable 1, the secondary stress on syllable 2 makes it feel wrong.

it's interesting that as baseline transgressive as the chorus to NIN's "Closer" is, it gets much more so as soon as you substitute in any *particular* animal

Trolley problem? No, what we have here is a trolley *opportunity*.

MetaFilter, the online community I run, is 20 years old today, which is just whaaaaaat when I really think about it.

I wrote up some thoughts about what the site means to me and what I want it to be.


“MICTURATION!”, I shout, tromping toward the bathroom, “that’s what’s happening now!”

this got like 80% of the way to working but that's like 80% of a rocket launch working

DOCTOR: Yes, I should be go-- good LORD what is happening in here?

MAN: The great clown Pagliacci?

DOCTOR: The great clown Pagliacci. At this time of year. At this time of day in this part of the country. Localized ENTIRELY within my office?

MAN: Yes.

DOCTOR: May I see him?

MAN: but doctor

SOMEbody once asked me
To go see Pagliacci
To cure whatever's getting me down
Then I burst into tears despite laughter and the cheers
I am the famous traveling clown

sorry folks i used up all my thoughtful writing and good judgement on other shit today, we're goin' full free association

or when a pirate does it:

smee association

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