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For the posting of amusing, insightful, witty (etc.) things said on Dreamwidth.

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rydra_wong: dreamsheep with spork and "SheepSpork" logo; no, it wouldn't make any more sense if you saw it  (dreamwidth -- sheepspork)
[personal profile] rydra_wong
Possums and communism are basically my whole life.


Context is locked; QWP.
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[personal profile] conuly
Someday in the Whoniverse, an evil alien invading force will threaten to disable humanity's defensive capabilities by making humans remember all of the invasions that they've bizarrely forgotten about. When people are forced to notice things like the gaping hole in Big Ben, the weird monuments, the work camps, the missing family members, the damage to personal property, etc., humanity will be reduced to quivering catatonia.

Context has identified a minor plot hole.
rydra_wong: Fragment of a Tube map, with stations renamed Piero della Francesca, Harpo, Socrates and Seneca. (walking -- the great bear)
[personal profile] rydra_wong
Last night a friend who was at a count this time said they encountered a ballot paper with a cross drawn clearly for Candidate A, but with a penis also drawn next to it, spurting at the candidate's name. The Returning Officer concluded that it counted, because a clear preference had been indicated.


Context is still in shock at the election results.
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[personal profile] conuly
You let the first cat in
You let the first cat out
You let the same cat in
And now the rest want out
You stand there at the doorway
And they take their fucking time
"Not sure if we want out!"


Context has another two verses.
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[personal profile] conuly
"NEEGATIVE FIVE STARS. What a terrible recipe! I was out of flour but
didn't want to go to the store so I substituted a cup of plaster and a cup of gravel, spray margarine for the cultured butter, and stevia drops for the sugar, and then fried the batter in bacon grease instead of baking it. And I didn't give it the 24 hour rest recommended in the recipe because I'm impatient. The results are INEDIBLE and clearly you CANNOT COOK and should DELETE YOUR BLOG."


Context is tired of stupid recipe reviews.
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[personal profile] full_metal_ox
[personal profile] psychopathicus_rex and [personal profile] icon_uk debate the definition of "folklore":

PSYCHOPATHICUS_REX: Not to be pedantic, but (werewolves being vulnerable only to silver bullets) is strictly Hollywood - any old bullet will do. Don't muck up your folkloric credentials now!

ICON_UK: As folklore is more or less completely made up, I fail to see how Hollywood isn't as valid a source as anywhere else, considering how humans everywhere always LOVE turning things into stories.

PSYCHOPATHICUS_REX: Well, the way I look at it, Hollywood folklore is stuff you KNOW is made up - traditional folklore has generally been around for a long time, and at least stands a chance of being true. Personally, I'm a bit of a mystical type by inclination, so I prefer to give it the benefit of the doubt.

ICON_UK: I think I'm more of a Granny Weatherwax type in such things. Folklore is lore told by "folk", and how reliable have people you think of as "folk" ever been? :)

Context discusses magic, headology, and Gen-X British comics fans' Friend On The Other Side.
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[personal profile] conuly
We never did figure out what was in our mead. An upperclasswoman who – perhaps crucially – was a biologist who liked to party hard, counseled us that if it didn't taste like something we wanted to drink, maybe we shouldn't be worrying so hard about whether it was something we could drink. Thus we resigned ourselves to the obvious and sadly fed it to the kitchen sink. Some weeks or months later, she actually found exactly the phase-state diagram we had needed and made me a photocopy; I may still have that piece of paper somewhere in my stuff.

Context had an annoyingly hard time figuring out which part to quote....
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[personal profile] lilysea
We met a small child carrying "Less Invasions, More Equations!" (my brain yelled, "Fewer!" and I said, "Nice sign," because people who pedantically correct the protest signs of six-year-olds are not the kind of change I want to see in the world) - [personal profile] sovay.

Context is Boston March for Science.
rydra_wong: dreamsheep with spork and "SheepSpork" logo; no, it wouldn't make any more sense if you saw it  (dreamwidth -- sheepspork)
[personal profile] rydra_wong
My absolute favorite of mine was the time I did a code tour entirely in the voice of the King of All Cosmos from Katamari Damacy


Context gives new arrivals in [site community profile] dw_news a glimpse of the management. The code tour in question is here, and really, it is a thing of beauty.
rydra_wong: the illuminated Sarajevo haggadah (sarajevo haggadah)
[personal profile] rydra_wong
I'm not even going to touch "Holocaust centers." It wasn't like daycare, you know?


Context has greater respect for turnips.
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[personal profile] sharpest_asp
[tumblr.com profile] bathtimefunduck gave us this gem:

The female body literally cannot carry a child to full development. It would kill us. We’re more like… game developers at Ubisoft— we kick the product out before it’s ready and hope we can work out the bugs to make them playable as they get older.
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[personal profile] conuly
"I can't believe there are still Jews supporting Trump. Israel is not a sufficient excuse. Do we have any Jewish Republicans in the Massachusetts Senate? There must be a local chapter of AIPAC or something. I should call them up. 'Hello! Did you vote for Trump? If so, congratulations! This trash fire is partly your fault! Are you doing everything in your power to oppose his ban on Muslims and refugees? If you aren't, if you had any relatives who died in the Holocaust, I hope they haunt you. Seriously, Great-Aunt Malke, I hope she sits on the end of your bed every night—'"

"A blessing on your head—mazel tov, mazel tov—"

"Yes! And she looks like some kind of giant white-faced accordion1 and she keeps singing from Fiddler on the Roof and you're shouting, 'Stop it, fuck off, it's not the same!' and she's just like 'Anatevka, Anatevka'!"


Context is pissed off.
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[personal profile] rydra_wong
p.s. the news looks better this evening, at least, because we're there.


Context also marched.
rydra_wong: "dreamwidth" on red/pink clouds (dreamwidth -- clouds)
[personal profile] rydra_wong
In short, it's both weirdly old-fashioned and weirdly pornographic. As, I suppose, am I.


Context has doubts about "experimental, visually-driven product".
rydra_wong: "dreamwidth" on green/red background (dreamwidth -- green)
[personal profile] rydra_wong
It's like they say: When God closes a door, a zombie will claw down a different one.


Context is transferring zombie show loyalties.
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[personal profile] archersangel

Spanish is Latin that went over the mountains and decided to hang out there for 2000 years. Somewhere in the midst of this it encountered Moorish and some Arabic and said, "this is cool. I want those words."

French is Latin that got very friendly with Old Gothic and decided to play with sounds and endings.

Italian is Latin that stayed home, decided it really didn't need all those consonants and shipped them off to Poland, or possibly Romania.

English got married to French a thousand years ago, (it wasn't English's idea) didn't quite recover, and kept the French vocabulary but pronounces it with general Anglo-Saxon style.

Russian theoretically looks like Greek, but isn't.


context
is getting a lot of use out of duolingo

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