I only post once every couple of weeks here, but rest assured it's more than the birdsite (where my last non-rt was at the end of January). I read stuff here once a day or so and haven't even glanced at my Twitter feed since February.

I like it like this.

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Idea: playlist of songs that start with either "I woke up in the morning..." or "I was walking down the street..."

My cranky old person complaint of the day:

I get unreasonably angry at the YouTube video stills that feature a person looking surprised or fake pensive.

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Ernest Hemingway was laughed at for claiming he could write a terrifying tragedy using only five words. They stopped laughing after he wrote this on his napkin and showed it to them. 

I refuse to watch any YouTube video with a red "hey look at this thing!" circle in the thumbnail.

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My new bot, @SecretlyPublicDomain, highlights pre-1964 books that entered the public domain because their copyright wasn't renewed.

Until May, it wasn't possible to find these books on a large scale. Now it is: crummy.com/2019/07/22/0

Possibly unpopular Golden Girls opinion: Golden Palace wasn't that bad of a show. Storylines weren't usually very good, but Don Cheadle and Cheech Marin actually did a pretty OK job with the material.

Pretty amusing how they kicked the kid off the show midseason, though, without any sort of "goodbye."

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Shout out to one of my all time favorite internet things: this collection of images of novelty baby clothing on zazzle but with the default model switched to an adult.

babyfeud.tumblr.com/

Only six tracks this time around, but here's the stuff I was feeling in April. Jazz, hip-hop, and Tati-influence. open.spotify.com/user/supalaze

Number of calls in the last three days I've received from Azerbaijan: 6.

I'm sure they're all above board, too.

The three best vegan cream cheese spreads:

Miyoko's
Kite Hill
Tofutti (the original and still one of the best)

Someone should create an Alexa app that lets you clap twice to turn the lights on and off like the original smart home device. youtu.be/cfgN5tUgjb8

A teacher from my high school documented school life for years. For each class' 20th anniversary he puts together a 2 1/2 hour time capsule DVD. I was revisiting ours tonight and even though I hated high school, it is an absolute trip watching video from the school, seeing the friends, classrooms, teachers, all frozen in time as I remember them.

(He is also responsible for the video of me rapping at my senior prom in 94.)

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