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flagamuffin  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 19, 2019

personal growth is overrated

hopefully google (or third parties) will pay genius for the privilege, i wouldn't want google's lyrics feature to go away

of course, the reason everyone uses genius is the crowdsourced footnotes, which were all done by volunteers. i don't know if the actual transcribing of raw lyrics on genius was also done by volunteers, or employees.

flagamuffin  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Nakatomi Space

    (is everything cursed to end in Zizek eventually, sort of like with entropy?)

a few months ago i added project gutenberg to my feed reader so i could get alerts whenever they add a book. been discovering some really interesting stuff. highly recommended

right now i am reading in the wilds of south america

and also baudelaire

damn, i'll have to put gris-gris on later. brilliant guy

flagamuffin  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 5, 2019

yeah fuck reagan

flagamuffin  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 5, 2019

    Or, in a context: can you love someone and yet think the things they do are terrible and hateful?

i read a really weird longform slice of life piece on the guy who tried to kill reagan. he got out a while back, controversially, moved back in with his mother. says he's reformed but still clearly nuts, although not dangerous. his mom basically said she was so happy to have someone around the house again. she seemed over the moon.

so yeah the answer is gonna be yes as long as you're talking parents and children.

flagamuffin  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 5, 2019

also -- it's nice to know that while i'm down here on the ground working at pointless tasks, somewhere above me someone is having himself a fucking day:

flagamuffin  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 5, 2019

there are very few south-to-south flights. glancing at that, i see a perth to jo-burg, and an auckland to santiago.

i did manage to isolate one of the few air mauritius planes, coming out of europe, notable because it was the only plane on the entire map with its heading.

flagamuffin  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Scam stories

here's another for you, in the category of 'was I being scammed? if so, how?'

I was pumping at a lonely gas station in north Texas, late at night, and a guy came up to me and offered to repair the hail damage on my car.

it was dark, my car was in the shadows, and anyway it had no signs of hail damage. it had hailed in the area, tornado season, fairly recently. so maybe he was just blind pushing his business to everyone. at a nowhere gas station? 11pm? without any flyers, cards, or evidence of business ownership?

I said, "my car doesn't have any hail damage." he said, "yes it does." I looked at my car. he looked at my car. finally I said, "I'm good thanks" and he walked away.

flagamuffin  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Scam stories

    I've often wondered what I would do if I needed some cash and didn't have a way to get it without asking a stranger.

offer an item of clothing, hopefully something like a watch that has some amount of value, but if not, go all in and try the shirt or shoes. no one is going to be comfortable accepting, but it'll go a long way toward founding your story in reality.

flagamuffin  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Traveling in Xinjiang

i think it's interesting to observe that 'xinjiang' acts as an attractor for more bots than usual

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