So, a couple of hours ago I was chatting to a friend about watching an old baseball game to feel better about (*waves hands*) all this shit.
Well, Dave Roberts just stole second base in the bottom of the ninth and I jumped out of my chair again, just like I did the first time around fifteen years ago.
I just got an alert for a Twins v Red Sox game and thought, "oooh, I'll call @error_1202 and we can watch it together"... and then I remembered.
oh. i guess today was national obesity day? so lets celebrate with facts:
*obesity doesn't cause early deaths, doctors refusing to listen to and treat fat people cause early deaths
*dieting doesn't work
*conflating fatness with laziness and other moral failings is rooted in everything from racism, classism, ableism, to misogyny, and just factually is wrong
*the body positive movement was started by fat brown women
*systemic hatred of fat people is killing us, not burgers, unless i choke on it
Minneapolis implemented ranked choice voting several years ago, and also began hand tallying ballots because there were no machines or software certified to do the counting and reallocation necessary.
The city began setting expectations early: you will not know the results on election night. Everyone survived, there was no calamity, the results were just as real and valid. Life went on.
It's the expectation of instant results that's the problem.
Marv Miller is finally and at long last a Hall of Famer. https://blogs.fangraphs.com/marvin-miller-and-ted-simmons-are-now-hall-of-famers/
@error_1202 Episode 298 of No Such Thing as A Fish (podcast by the QI Elves with their favourite things they found in research that aren't going on the show) has a long section about the seven different regional words in France for "pencil", which I suspect you would enjoy https://embeds.audioboom.com/publishing/playlist/v4?bg_fill_col=transparent&boo_content_type=channel&data_for_content_type=2399216&src=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.audioboom.com%2Fchannels%2F2399216%2Faudio_clips%3Finclude_child_channels%3D1#Episode%20298:%20No%20Such%20Thing%20As%20An%20Emotional%20Support%20Amoeba
Something I expect that @error_1202 will enjoy https://www.citymetric.com/which-european-cities-have-most-different-names-different-languages-4858
If you have a .org domain name: go renew it now. For the full 10 years.
Registration rights for .org were just bought by a private equity firm. And as part of that contract, the price caps were removed.
Anything in .org will get much more expensive, soon.
A ten year renewal will cost you a bit over a hundred bucks. Which is probably less than one year will cost you in the very near future.
The homophobic chicken joint (+)
Chick Fil A opened a branch in England last week and have already confirmed that they're gonna have to shut!
LMAO GET FUCKED
My work has just advertised an event called "Drop In: Gender". That sounds like about the amount of interaction with gender that @error_1202 would want.
"Openly gay Prime Minister of Luxembourg with his partner welcoming openly lesbian Prime Minister of Serbia and her partner ahead of the first official visit between two LGBT+ heads of government." IMHO #TOGTT The One Good Thing Today - Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/d1p5o4/openly_gay_prime_minister_of_luxembourg_with_his/
Three-time Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate, Man Utd and Red Sox fan, cis man, he/him/his, 83 protons
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