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random 20220114

History vilifies the happiest

the powerful laugh themselves to sleep

Currently Day 10 of my COVID+ journey. 3 days ago, I lost 90% of smell & taste. Hasn’t returned yet. I may have fought off Delta not Omicron. It’s been a dark, sobering lesson that you don’t own your senses, and your memories of sensations are only on loan

to the soul, laughing is like a toilet bowl in the middle of the night lit from within

lol every social media post is a potential statement to police, Eventually anything posted on the internet will require mediated deletion

 

random 20220111

all of our physics would break down if not for the assumption that there’s a fixed amount of mass in the entire universe

no one inside a mob is aware of the moment of mob-rule. Balloon basket passengers traveling in 100mph winds do not feel (or even hear) the wind. They are within the wind; they become the wind

We have flooded our perceptions of others with aspirational archetypes to displace demeaning stereotypes. Equal dehumanization and evisceration of empathy can still result, however, from even the most benign intention

Over-reaction has become the only way most people “get out in front” of potential problems

random 20220110

outsourcing math to an AI eliminates all moral pressure in human decisions

there’s no such thing as artificial intelligence. it’s either/or

my homeowners and car insurance company portrays its customers as game show winners in its tv ads

comfort is too often conflated with safety
complacency is a form of comfort
complacency is creativity’s fetal position

So much wiki-gurgitation mistaken for knowledge

random 20220108

things that just are need no explanation

My drafts folder knows everything

In every political discussion, ppl reveal what they will cover up as much as they illuminate their views

anything that happens anywhere to anyone now also happens everywhere to everyone

Fear of never being able to surf is a surfer’s only fear

You can’t be an omnipotent idiot (it’s either/or)

pottery was an early social media platform

supermarket matrix glitch

On 03 May 2017, at around 17:45, on 6th Avenue and President Street, a man and a woman passed me by, empty-handed, as I walked home after shopping. I had been in the market for approximately 12 minutes, and was about 3 blocks (so 2 minutes) south of the market when these two walked by me the other way.

I was heading south on the west side of 6th Avenue. The man was going north on my side of the avenue.…

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[words] Mall Kiosk Dreams 20170118.1700

​2 Quid Squid

  • British accented (Sheffield preferred) servers hawk deep fried squid served in mid-90s News Of The World replica newspaper cones

The Fry Friar

  • Belgian Trappist monk uniformed workers serve frites in take out clamshell bowls shaped like giant mussels
  • NO ketchup – only mayo + mustard

The Tweet Suite

  • Buy a 100% guaranteed tweet from an expert writer
  • Kiosk shaped like a church confessional
  • Customer and writer interact through a latticed privacy panel

Tuesday Night DVR-AIST*

8:00 – 8:17: Do whatever you want while DVR begins recording American Idol.

8:17 : Start watching American Idol DVR recording in-process.

8:26 : Fast forward through 1st ad break (or, as network execs say, “pod”).

8:34 : Fast forward through 2nd pod.

8:39 : Fast forward through 3rd pod.

8:48 : Fast forward through 4th pod.

8:52 : Fast forward through 5th pod.

9:00 : Finish watching American Idol exactly when it ends.



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