Re: Get me a Sanka

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It reminds me of Doonesbury back in the 70s when it was funnier.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-28-16 8:02 AM
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Some of those are quite funny. No way I'm going to finish, though.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 08-28-16 8:08 AM
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That's what she said.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-28-16 8:09 AM
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Even if you don't read all of them I recommend getting caught up with the latest developments. Things have gotten way more intense since Ailes and Coulter showed up.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-28-16 8:22 AM
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Oh wait, Heebert didn't link part two, which gets us up to the present moment.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-28-16 8:28 AM
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A woman on Swedish tinder's lead profile pic is a selfie at the Denkmal zu den ermordeten Juden Europas.

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Also those tweets are good!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-28-16 8:35 AM
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Trump = Archer


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 08-28-16 11:23 AM
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7 Makes sense. Archer, like Trump, has small hands, which is why he's always giving shit to Lana about her supposedly big hands.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 08-28-16 11:41 AM
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I'm still reading this. Up to July 22nd now.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-28-16 2:08 PM
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Finished. Good stuff.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 08-28-16 2:46 PM
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he's posting more as we speak. Trump debate prep!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-28-16 3:13 PM
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Swedish tinder update: a woman who has recommended me an antiquarian bookstore where I "will find Swedish fans of the Oulipo" and laments the high proportion of Duchamps at the modern art museum (her former employer) cannot meet in my remaining time here, because she has to finish her paper on Spinoza. fml

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Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 5:47 AM
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We've all been there. That's rough.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 5:49 AM
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12 Ask her if she knows how to inflate a squirrel skin so that it fetches a better price at the market.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 5:52 AM
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Oh, nosflow! That's the saddest, most poignant thing I've ever read. (I'm off online dating again for the time being and glad about it.)


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 5:54 AM
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14: she actually is from the north of Sweden. She apparently went to Abisko (the starting point for my hike) often as a kid. She might!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 5:55 AM
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Risky. You don't know if "squirrel inflation" is some kind of slang for some fetish in Sweden.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 5:56 AM
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12, 15 It really is.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 5:59 AM
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No squirrels in Abisko


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 6:01 AM
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Aside from a few birds the only animals we saw in six days of hiking was a herd of reindeer, which walked past me, about forty feet away, while I was picking blueberries.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 6:03 AM
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18: I make "The Gift of the Magi" jokes all the time, but it's not so funny in real life.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 6:03 AM
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Picking blueberries while hiking through the wilderness sounds nice in theory. Then I remember just how much fiber is in a very small number of blueberries and how nature doesn't have comfortable toilets.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 6:14 AM
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There were outhouses at the huts we stayed at. Also, in a pinch you can squat over a hole in the ground.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 6:17 AM
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But you probably have to dig the hole.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 6:18 AM
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Hard to dig, in permafrost.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 6:19 AM
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I foraged for blueberries pretty much every day during our Swedish hike, because they were the only thing that made breakfast porridge palatable for Nworb and Hitsuji. You have to be careful to avoid the extremely similar whortleberries, though, as they carry a parasitic fungus that's hallucinogenic in large quantities. Thankfully the warden of the first cabin we stayed in taught me how to discriminate between them, so I was able to throw out about half of the first lot of berries I'd picked without inadvertently giving us all an, um, interesting experience the next day. Since then, Hitsuji's standard retort to any utterance of mine he regards as stupid has been "Mum, are you on berries?"


Posted by: Ume | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 6:28 AM
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Sounds like a missed bonding experience.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 6:32 AM
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So, now my theory is that the Swedish woman writing about Spinoza is a whortleberry-induced hallucination.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 6:37 AM
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She could then be part of her own thesis. Or am I confusing my Rationalists?


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 6:40 AM
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28: Same with the outhouses.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 6:41 AM
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21: Is "The Gift of the Magi" not the most unintentionally joke-able cultural work ever created? Presumably because all human intimacy is in vain and we will all die alone.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 6:44 AM
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31: Right? So super easy! Though in my defense, 99.97% of the time I'm only making the joke to myself, so I'm not constantly annoying other people.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 6:50 AM
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An amazing confession from Saiselgy

True story: I thought reindeer were fake like Santa and elves until I went to Finland on an education policy junket.

On topic because maybe reindeer are fake and Matt just thought he saw them after eating whortleberries.

https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/770237072879812608


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 8:10 AM
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How about a spoiler alert next time.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 8:12 AM
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I'm on Caye Caulker fot the next ten minutes. You people should come here before it gets ruined.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 3:51 PM
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21: Is "The Gift of the Magi" not the most unintentionally joke-able cultural work ever created?

Aside from chapter 94 of Moby Dick, yes.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 3:57 PM
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Not sure how unintentional that is, though.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 08-29-16 5:46 PM
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