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« "Any fire is the fault of the people who built this barn out of wood," says the man holding a gas canister and a book of matches near the blaze, and who had repeatedly tweeted that he was going to set fire to the barn earlier. twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/st »

— Retweet twitter.com/ezraklein/status/9

While discussing Halloween costumes my family has decided that a "Chewbacca purse" is the correct term for the thing Chewbacca wears.

« Okay...on second thought, don't make any more phone calls, you sociopathic pile of garbage. twitter.com/WPLGLocal10/status »

— Retweet twitter.com/EdCates/status/920

Current status: Trying not to laugh whole 6yo throws a tantrum because he is yelling "That not expected! That is not expected!"

TIL There's an ISO standard for brewing tea


"ISO 3103 is a standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (commonly referred to as ISO), specifying a standardized method for brewing tea, possibly sampled by the standardized methods described in ISO 1839"

And Ireland wasn't happy because it omitted prewarming the pot:
"Ireland was the only country to object, and objected on technical grounds"

< insert entirey predictable comment about my appreciation of coffee here >

Today I learned that a bird's tongue can activate a touch screen...

6yo is watching a Lego Ninjago episode named "Pirates vs Ninjas" and keeps asking me "Who do you think will win?"

Just got a frantic call from a family member who couldn't get her Amazon Echo to turn off an alarm. I've never heard someone so desperate.

Cute t.co/CIEeWrtIg6

« The most recent text you sent is now your 2020 presidential campaign slogan.

Reply your results. »

— Retweet twitter.com/OnlyInBOS/status/9

Ya know how a dog will chase a laser pen or light reflected from a watch? Turns out cockatoos do too.

Look, I don't care what coding style you pick, but please pick one. It is damned hard to read code that isn't consistent.

Hey, all of you should go follow @penduin . He is new here and sick of twitter (aren't we all?)

Feathers (lovebird) doesn't want attention until Poppy (cockatoo) gets some... then it's all "SQUACK SQUACK SQUACK SQUACK!!!!"