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I was the shadow of the waxwing slain

By the false azure in the windowpane;

I was the smudge of ashen fluff—and I

Lived on, flew on, in the reflected sky.

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kingmudsy  ·  1 hour ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why counterfeit products thrive on Amazon

    Predatory pricing is "a phenomenon that probably does not exist," wrote Robert Bork, one of the leading lights of the revolution.

Fucking LOL. Maybe that was true in the 1980s, but I sincerely doubt it.

kingmudsy  ·  1 hour ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Talent May Be Shifting Away From Superstar Cities

    Small counties with high percentages of remote workers include McPherson County, Nebraska (one-fifth of the workforce), Alpine County, California (14 percent); and Liberty County, Texas (9 percent).

Fuck yeah, I'm a statistic B)

kingmudsy  ·  1 hour ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

I would die for Bertha. She's a gentle and noble hen, and it's nice to hear about her progress :)

Glad things are improving around the house, your wife must feel at least as relieved as you! Congrats on getting your technician's license, too

kingmudsy  ·  5 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

You travel more than most, but I'm sure the idea of a city's depth hasn't been lost on you: You can live in the same place for decades and still discover new things by going out of your comfort zone. If you end up going to London, is there some aspect of it you could go out on a limb to sample? Maybe a subculture you'd like to engage?

You could pick something super obscure about northern europe and chase it to its fullest extent for no reason. Maybe some old cathedrals or local delicacies? Break into some abandoned buildings?

I don't know. It's honestly tough for me to empathize with not wanting to go through a touristy checklist of sights in the cold and without much budget.

kingmudsy  ·  5 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

applewood coming through with the most surprisingly relatable content, as usual. Let me introduce you to my favorite bird-that-I-found-through-wikipedia, the Waxwing family:

Look at that beautiful fade from rosy red to gray! Love love love.

kingmudsy  ·  6 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How a new grain could help combat climate change

Kernza is a great name for a new grain! So much so that I'm a little surprised. Left up to us, the Nebraska name would've been something like "GOODLY GRASS" or "HUSKER FUEL."

I would love to try some kernza beer, I'd love to see this experiment succeed

kingmudsy  ·  6 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019


No life updates this week: My leg is still broken, I'm still dealing with a bad breakup, and I'm still The New Guy (tm) at work. Things are easier to bear because I'm now used to bearing them. C'est la vie.

applewood and I have been DM'ing back and forth about hosting an Arts & Crafts thread. I keep promising him I'm going to make it, but then I think about all the crafts I haven't been doing and I end up not pulling the trigger. Sorry, applewood!

I've been thinking about what an ongoing thread like that would actually look like, though, and I think I've been inspired by all the time spent not reading Ursula Le Guin (but feeling like I really should read some Ursula Le Guin):

I like the idea of a less frequent Hubski Crafts Show thread with regularly scheduled update threads, e.g. a weekly thread for talking progress, and a monthly thread for showing finished products.

Consider this an interest survey!

Would this format encourage you to start new crafts? Would you be interested in participating in such a series of threads? Do you like my proposed format, or would you prefer something else?

kingmudsy  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Is It Time Gauguin Got Canceled?

...Man, I need to get a fucking NYT subscription

You're absolutely right: I care. Plenty of us care. But we don't have any power - It's been clear for decades, and the car-bombing of the Panama Papers journalist made an explicit reminder that we aren't human beings in the eyes of the 1%, we're fuel of a machine that carries them ever forward, ever upward. The moment we get uppity they'll slay us without compunction, and nothing will change.

All I can do about this is post a fucking article for everyone to laugh at, be horrified by, or dismiss. I have no voice but I must scream.