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By TheophileEscargot (Sun Jul 24, 2016 at 02:00:46 AM EST) Reading, MLP, Watching, OBLF (all tags)
Reading: "Up in Smoke". Watching: "High-Rise". OBLF. Links.

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Print Story So I met a Dinosaur Jr. fan
By lm (Sun Jul 17, 2016 at 03:07:40 PM EST) (all tags)
I was making the rounds at coffee hour after liturgy trying to find people to join my team of mighty athletes who will pull a jet plane at Dulles airport and stopped to chat a new guy at Church. He expressed interest but wanted to confirm that it wasn't the same date as the Dinosaur Jr concert he was going to.

I didn't realize that Dinosaur Jr had fans, let alone that they were still touring.

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Print Story It's been a long cold lonely winter
By TheophileEscargot (Sun Jul 17, 2016 at 02:23:23 PM EST) Reading, MLP, Watching (all tags)
Reading: "Pierced by the Sun", "The Guts". Watching: "Song of the Sea". Links.

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Print Story The British don't give a shit about foreigners. They do it to confuse themselves.
By lm (Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 10:36:14 PM EST) (all tags)
A guy I met when I was in my thirties posted a challenge to the Book of Faces, name a band from the place you grew up (or close to it) that you like a lot.

This instantly brought Brainiac to mind. The small midwestern city I grew up in has had more than it's share of musical treasures. Before I came of age, it was Dementia Precox. While I was coming of age, it was Haunting Souls. As I was becoming a man, it was The Oxymorons.

But then there was Brainiac.

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Print Story All dinosaurs feared the T-Rex
By TheophileEscargot (Sun Jul 10, 2016 at 10:57:26 AM EST) Reading, MLP, Watching (all tags)
Reading: "The Most Dangerous Place" Watching: "Deadpool". Links.

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Print Story So I ran a beer mile
By lm (Sat Jul 09, 2016 at 10:44:28 PM EST) (all tags)
The event in question was The Great North American Naughtical Beer Mile

For those that don't know, it's event that is held on a quarter mile track. Drink a beer at the starting line, then run a lap. Then stop to drink another beer and run another lap. Then a third. Then a fourth.

The current world record holder is the Canuckistani athlete Lewis Kent: 4:47.17.

He showed up at this race. He ran 5:21. It was fun to watch him perform. He drank his first beer in 4 seconds, the second and third in 5 seconds each, and the fourth in 6 seconds.

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Print Story We will not vanish without a fight
By TheophileEscargot (Sun Jul 03, 2016 at 12:23:43 AM EST) Reading, MLP, Watching (all tags)
Reading: "The Blade Artist". Watching: "Independence Day 2: Resurgence". Links.

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Print Story Each day that came a little more hope was gone
By TheophileEscargot (Wed Jun 29, 2016 at 03:47:54 AM EST) Reading, Watching, Politics, MLP (all tags)
Watching: "Bridge of Spies". Reading: "Nod", "The Girl With All The Gifts". Politics. Links.

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Print Story Johnny coming to UK in July
By johnny (Mon Jun 27, 2016 at 08:00:25 PM EST) (all tags)
Quick, before the UK evaporates!

I'll be in Edinburgh, but only for a few days. I'm to give a talk at the SynbioBeta synthetic biology conference on July 7th (or 7 July, as they say over there in Europe, while it still exists.):

Here's a little podcast containing the kind of bullshit you might expect to hear from me were you to attend the conference:

I've never been to the UK. Which means I've never been to Scotland. Although my mother, grandmother, and virtually all of my relatives on my mother's side are (or were) Scots who emigrated to the USA after WW2. Despite my Swede-Finn surname, my predominant ancestry is Scottish. So this will be a (very abbreviated) kind of "roots tour" thing for me.

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Print Story Brexit
By jump the ladder (Fri Jun 24, 2016 at 05:20:42 AM EST) (all tags)
Oh fuck...

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