covid - wisconsin - probono legal assistance 

Steven Universe Future finale, vague if broad spoilers 

Steven Universe Future finale, vague if broad spoilers 

We're hosting a virtual convention coming up later in the spring (most likely the end of May but final date TBD)! Stop by our questionnaire to tell us what you'd like to see there:

Dirtbag Catullus, by Daniel Lavery (formerly Daniel Ortberg, formerly of The Toast):

I _think_ this counts as poetry, but I can't actually be sure?

Steven Universe feelings, no real spoilers 

One of the anons who had been contributing to my book saw me dunking on landlords and got indignant because apparently they're a landlord. In typical landlord fashion they're now withholding the rights to their illustrations so that I can't publish.

I need some ~18 illustrations recreated because some "lefty" doesn't understand that having the power to throw people into the streets and profiting off that position are incompatible with socialism.

Anyone want to help out?

Hey Chicago area friends: if shortages at Jewel-Osco are getting you down, I strongly suggest you check out any other place that sells groceries.

Word is that Jewel-Osco's parent company (Safeway) isn't great at supply lines even in the best of times. It's not as bad elsewhere.

my sister messaged me saying “the food’s all gone but all the spices are still in the aisles…we know who’s panicking” and i have been launched into orbit

Hey everyone wit h the skills!

Quick! Go around to all the realty listing sites for your area and write down all the currently available places.

If things here go how things have gone elsewhere in my lived experience, lots of those listings will get pulled or made private, to prevent people using them to find places to squat.

So it'd be real convenient to have a back-up list of places like that we can squat!

Steven Universe, only tonal spoilers 

There's a whole class of weird US court cases against inanimate objects:

United States v. Approximately 64,695 Pounds of Shark Fins
United States v One Solid Gold Object In The Form Of A Rooster

I decided to see what a neural net would make of them.

Magic poem
(satire)causes king
to waste away.

Illinois primary 

These candles don't (and probably shouldn't) exist.

I trained the neural net GPT-2 on just 72 descriptions of scented candles collected by Amy Pollien The neural net relied on its general internet training for the rest.

The teaser for tomorrow's first Steven Universe Future episode:

I _think_ Rebecca Sugar and friends might be making fun of us.

Jokes on y'all who kept saying I had the most impostor syndrome they'd ever encountered: according to there's a whole category worse than me.

(I think what helps me is how I've never had test anxiety, as I realized early that I was good at gaming tests.)

and hand maidens entice lovers.

US pol mention, avoidance of 

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