Re: Twitter notice

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I'm with Neb. I don't see how given that my (not quite successfully repressed memory) of his writing contains nothing to suggest that he was willing to limit his words.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 5:59 PM
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Uh. Even the grandest among us falls? Succumbs?

I have no idea. There was an NPR piece recently arguing the merits of the pope taking up blogging. A youngish woman was interviewed saying that she has the following advice for him: "If I link to you, you have to link to me."

Advice for the ages, I guess.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 6:03 PM
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This sounds like it could be interesting, anyway:

Audio of the debate on religion and the public sphere among Habermas, Taylor, Butler and West

Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 6:06 PM
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Yeah, Habermas on Twitter does sound a bit like Segovia on Myspace or Faberge on Etsy. But, who knows, anything's possible.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 6:35 PM
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Part of a new project of his, intended to encourage (via strategic personal interventions) the nascent rehabilitation of a genuinely critical public sphere that he sees happening on the internet.

Apparently he's also started some site under the pseudonym "Ogged".


Posted by: One of Many | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 6:45 PM
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People were talking about this on twitter a few days ago.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 6:49 PM
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Kotsko was talking about it on twitter last week. I think.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 6:51 PM
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Twitter is for dorks. Is Habermas a dork?


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 6:53 PM
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Dorkishness is the new black.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:03 PM
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Hispanic black or non-Hispanic black?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:07 PM
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The big question, is when was Habermas talking about people on twitter?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:09 PM
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delete comma


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:09 PM
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You know, though, if that really is Habermas on twitter, (a) I expect him to write a book about it; (b) I'm stunned, amused, aghast, puzzled, in fact you might say bemused; and (c) kind of bummed out.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:17 PM
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I am finding it slightly less interesting than the video of the cat chasing off a bear that's currently linked on the yahoo front page, actually.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:19 PM
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The cat's on Twitter, too.

@xxxbearxxx fuck you lol #imacatusingtwitter


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:22 PM
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Is the cat using twitter in the kitty litter?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:27 PM
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#meow


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:28 PM
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Is the cat using twitter in the kitty litter?

The cat is a twitter shitter.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:33 PM
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Is the bear bitter to be taunted on twitter by a cat in the kitty litter?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:36 PM
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I know the guy with the cat with the most twitter followers. He's pretty into himself and his cat, for that and other reason. Hey, you can talk, but how's your cat doing on twitter?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:37 PM
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I know the guy with the cat with the most twitter followers.

Suddenly, I have a new goal.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:38 PM
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Is the cat, as a twitter shitter, a lumper or a splitter?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:38 PM
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Why, which would be fitter?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:39 PM
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My cat's tweets smell like cat feet.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:39 PM
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21: you have a long road ahead, I'm afraid.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:41 PM
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My cat's tweets smell like cat feet.

My calf's queefes smell like bad beef.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:42 PM
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Suddenly, I no longer have a new goal.

My cat is cuter but I'm afraid I just don't have the perseverance to overtake Sockington. Drat.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:44 PM
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If it's any consolation, P, you're already a commenter on one of the world's foremost blogs. That's saying something.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:48 PM
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My calf's queefes smell like bad beef.

This, while brilliant, is also totally banned.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:49 PM
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You're an analogy.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:55 PM
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For indeed, in the most terrible, frightening moments of our lives, when we need to summon burly strangers to come to us full of noise and vigor and gently douse the excesses of our flaming, do we not then hope to have -- each of us -- our own standpipe, with its own bridgeplate, to which they can attach so very tenderly?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 7:58 PM
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No.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:02 PM
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Thread convergence detected.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:03 PM
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Location: bridgeplate.rdf
Duration: temporary
--end report--


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:04 PM
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28: Perhaps I'll start letting my cat comment.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:09 PM
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31 is wonderful.

I don't get the part about the bridgeplately standpipe attaching to the burly stranger, but that's not important.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:09 PM
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Oh. Nevermind.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:13 PM
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I don't get the part about the bridgeplately standpipe attaching to the burly stranger

You've never been to a meet-up, have you.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:14 PM
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I have. Have you?


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:22 PM
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I'll never tell.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:23 PM
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Actually I might tell if I continue Becksing it up at my current pace.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:25 PM
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Good thinking, 'pipe. Let's you get on that!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:25 PM
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I thought it was "Btocking" now.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:26 PM
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Silence is always the thing that frustrates me most. You're blind, or behind a blind. Oh well.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:26 PM
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I'll thank you to leave my Btocks alone.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:26 PM
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44 to 40, of course.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:27 PM
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I just crashed into the blinds.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:27 PM
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I thought it was "Btocking" now.

There's a whole taxonomy of drunkenness. Wouldn't want to trample the delicate subtleties of the various variations. There's also text-style, for instance.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:28 PM
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Sorry, parsimuncle.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:28 PM
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My cat, Btockington, started a twitter feed, but the cool kids thought it was teh lamerf.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:28 PM
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Subtle notes of grapefruit and broccoli


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:30 PM
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I know how to make a Venetian blind.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:30 PM
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It should probably be update to "Btocksicated". Maybe.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:31 PM
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49: There's no need to call me names! I'm tired! What the hell are you drinking?


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:33 PM
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There's no need to call me names!

I was just transliterating your email address. Construe me not as disagreeable.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:34 PM
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51 to 54, it would seem. Standpipe is drinking fart greyhounds.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:35 PM
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55: You spelled it wrong.

I'd have to pass on the subtle notes of lavender and cauliflower, or whatever that is. Ew, you might say.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:38 PM
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You spelled it wrong.

But he pronounced it correctly, you horrible person.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:40 PM
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(In any event, transliteration implies change of symbol.)


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:40 PM
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paarzimahnkohl


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:41 PM
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Have another one Tweety it's good for you.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:42 PM
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59 - Yes, I just realized that. It's obviously bedtime.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:42 PM
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Parsi Monocle?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:44 PM
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60 is making me think of this, for reasons that will be evident.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:46 PM
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this


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:46 PM
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The reasons did not become evident.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:51 PM
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I never really got MST3K. It seemed to overlap with the Monty Python people, and I liked that. But MST3K? It is golf to me.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:51 PM
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I would explain, but I think I would barf.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:52 PM
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My transliteration sounded vaguely Arabic to Standpipe, I imagine, and made him think of the recent to-do about the Bomb detecting wand they use in Iraq, which has of course been compared to a dowsing rod, and I imagine that led Standpipe to a whole series of alliterative puns along the line of "ka-pow's dowser" and yeah it seems pretty obvious to me.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:53 PM
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I figured she was a descendant of Paul Klee.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:54 PM
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It always seems obvious once you know, Sifu.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:56 PM
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Do I smell bacon?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01-28-10 8:57 PM
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I doubted that Zizek's Twitter was really Zizek's Twitter, but then, in between recommendations to check out interviews with him, he started giving weird sex advice and I thought, of course. Bingo.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 01-29-10 1:03 AM
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Just in case no one's seen on twitter that Habermas says he's not on twitter: Habermas says he's not on twitter.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 2-10 12:47 AM
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