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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. 

@paulmcaleer Putting aside all the hype, it is a really good show.

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/

@darius "I posted my code for rendering ActivityPub Articles in-line in Mastodon as a PR to the glitch-social fork." is one of those sentences it's fun to imagine the you of 15 years ago trying to parse.

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.

@darius I put that in the "thanks for making me Google that, now I've learned something today" category.

@paulmcaleer I just had a nice contact on Flickr (via Flickr Mail!) about my pet cemetery project.

The three best vegan cream cheese spreads:

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

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