@anthracite I think comedy is one of those things that gets passed on, possibly by making references. I think I get similar stuff where sometimes US cultural refs baffle me.

The Pythons are a good example, I also got some refs to The Goon Show offered to me in my youth, which was a little before that and was a lot of puns and surreal radio humour.

(this has gotten me relistening to The Lurgi Strikes Britain, which I feel is appropriate to the past year youtube.com/watch?v=svy0oThG6Q)

DnD idea: Warlock class that's basically a sponsored social media influencer.
"This spell casting was gifted to me by the dark forces. And if you use my sponsorship rune inscription to contact them you get a free cantrip with your pact"
#dnd #ttrpg

The idea of "alpha" and "beta" males is an outdated myth based on misinformation. There is not a single reported case of a wolf using the Greek alphabet throughout the entirety of recorded history. It does not reflect how wolves act in the wild.

I was talking to Danielle about old friends, wondering out loud what they're doing and where they're at. one of the friends went by the name "yonderboy" and, when I spoke his name, his handle, out loud I had an epiphany. we, us older cyber citizens, the early settlers of the big-I-Internet are a kind of rhyme to the hippies of the 60s. they thought outside the box, they disbehaved and freaked the squares, and they carried with them new names. Flower Child. Moon River.

We carry new names with us. Mendax. Count Zero.

@anthracite this could be a left/rightpondia difference, over here that kind of wordplay (endless confusion) is often shown with the Four Candles sketch so I'd think of that before Who's On First.

Although Four Candles is confusions of objects by purposefully playing with pronounciation not using names that are also words, so similar but different.

But yeah, all comes from places and its interesting to watch how refs change rapidly between generations, stuff I ref is unknown to younger friends

@anthracite I have heard from people that Cosgrove Hall (infamous UK kids animation studio) has a lot of callbacks/homages/ripoffs to earlier comics, for me however this sticks in my brain as the originator as I think I saw it at a time to fix it there if that makes sense.

Also I am now pondering joke-tropes or joke-families as there's got to be terminology for that.

Went out for a walk guided by some work with Elen of the Ways today, it's hard to convey how beautiful I find the bay, although I could have done without the snow and ice on my side of it.

Was interesting to be in touch with others doing similar working via voice while it was going on. We were remote but close, able to talk about how we felt through our own contact with exploring the paths of the world.

@anthracite feels legit to me. Although my brain just started playing through No Sax Please We're Egyptian (youtu.be/7ZP1fGikI3k?t=965) in an unhelpful manner.

can someone point me towards places i can get trans masc information (especially black people), im just like. already exhausted even trying to wade through some of the things and im already anxious beyond measure cause something was v not kind last time i checked


<p>The guys get into Parler, which is arguably "cyber," though not very "punk." Scum regales us with the incredibly underwhelming origin story of the Parler site, and Oldman Coinops digs into the first two hours of video that was posted to Parler on January 6th, 2021, and arranged chronologically by ProPublica in this article: <a href="projects.propublica.org/parler" rel="noopener noreferrer nofollow">projects.propublica.org/parler</a></p>


actor death 

Mira Furlan, who most famously played Delenn on Babylon 5, has passed away. Sit ei terra levis. twitter.com/straczynski/status

So, remember about a month ago when stuff about the Linux Fox Girl went around? Someone reportedly tracked down Alan Mackey, and got his blessing on giving her a name (Xenia), and accidentally confirmed the character to be trans.

Source: twitter.com/cathodegaytube/sta

Medical stuff, autonomous body movement 

One of my current work/sleep environments wrecked my nerves again, this morning I've had the fun of my middle finger/thumb doing several bouts of slightly alien uncontrolled twitching along with zappy pains and occasion tingles in my forearm and fingers.

There is something fascinatingly weird about body parts moving on their own, I think its because it removes part of the feedback loop between nerves/brain-intent/proprioception.

Check your ergonomics :)

paid casting for nonbinary voice actor, boosts welcome 

Via twitter.com/racheline_m/status

"I am currently casting a voice actor who:
- identifies as non-binary
- has an excellent RP
- can sound 16-20
- has a demo to send my producer

This is for PAID work w possible expansion beyond the immediate project.

Feel feee to RT. If this is you, DMs are open for your links."

#Google starts to lock out non-official Chrome builds like #Chromium. The #web is a cricual infrastructure these days and as such we need independent browsers and rendering engines!

If you care about the free and open web you shouldn't use Chrome based browsers.

Thread with more details: twitter.com/spotfoss/status/13

Also tomorrow has the adventure of maybe trying to figure out why the colours are fucked in emacs inside nested tmux sessions (fine without, fine at top level tmux, screwed further in).

Why do terminals suck so hard sometimes.

Downside: I gave it a gentle wipe with a cleaning wipe and then dried it off and now some of the keys are very gently overcleaned maybe and slightly almost squeaky against fingertips?

I figure it'l wear off in a day or two of typing as it builds up enough cruft but just uuuurgh this is not a good feeling!

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