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Me reading Warren Ellis' Transmetropolitan, age 16: Whoa, it's wild that everyone just calls the president the Beast and his opponent the Smiler.

Me, age 33, looking at the 2020 election: I hope Zaydie beats the Cheeto.

They finally fixed the coffee machine at work!

Anyone planning to see The Invisible Man? 

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I've expanded my Increasingly Less-Brief Guide to Mastodon so that it does a better job of explaining what happens at each privacy level. Here's the new header: github.com/joyeusenoelle/Guide

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I've been seeing hawks lately when I'm out looking for birds. Partly, I suspect, because I'm actually *looking*.

This one would probably have been very interested in the squirrel I spotted a minute or so earlier!
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Imagine English having a massive linguist vowel shift for the second time only it’s like “lorge” instead of “large” and “bork” instead of “bark” t.co/OV7v7veJ9c #linguistics

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Quick reminder that we think of ancient Greek sculpture and architecture as being white and undecorated and austere not because they were intended that way but because over the course of two thousand years the paint wore off

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Did you like The Revolution, Brought to You By Nike? Get ready for my novel America, Inc., coming this summer! It's about a corporation running for president of the United States.

...And that's the good guys. amzn.to/2unpEb4

Um... Not sure this weather is really ideal for a picnic, but ok...

A new (or at least previously unrecorded) type of aurora has been identified, one that looks more like rippling sand dunes than the vertical curtains of light usually seen.

The current hypothesis is that it occurs when an atmospheric wave gets trapped in layers of the mesosphere, causing it to propagate horizontally, and that wave intersects with the charged particles that produce an aurora.

syfy.com/syfywire/citizen-scie

atlasobscura.com/articles/new-

...if pogs are coming back, Disney needs to do some Star Wars ones just so they can have PORG POGS

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Having a slow day at work and reading about the history of people thinking they can square the circle

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Photographs of derelict buildings being reclaimed by nature by a Paris-based photographer named Jonk.

They're part of a collection called Naturalia: Chronicle of Contemporary Ruins
jonk-photography.com/naturalia

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The Dnieper River in Ukraine, photographed from orbit by Tim Kopra aboard the International Space Station

I regret to report that as of last summer, there is just NO PHO KING WAY. 

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Minor injury 

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The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.