I just heard NPR say "pics or it didn't happen"

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Memory from my childhood that just came back now and I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with it? Show more

Memory from my childhood that just came back now and I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with it? Show more

Advice on what to do in a parade.
If you don't have anything else to do, get with friends and start doing the ghostbusters parade walk. Honestly, you can't go wrong. You'll be moving at correct parade speed, and look great.

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@hanny Okay but hear me out, the International Space Station has an orbital period of about 93 minutes, so all it would take is a couple really hornt astronauts

Pre-emptively blocking people making bad faith arguments on other people's threads is my jam

I know the tech industry is amnesiac, & that the general public is amnesiac *about* that industry, but it's one thing for folks to be totally ignorant of technical ideas from the 70s and a different thing for folks to be totally ignorant of major events that happened around the last time I bought a pair of shoes.

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@dayglochainsaw K but as a medical ethicist, I'm a bit grumbly about the doctor there

OK so I haven’t finished reading a book since early September and while I know this isn’t linked to my worth or intellect or whatever I ~enjoy reading and makes me sad that I can’t latch onto anything.

SO, tell me, what’s been your favourite thing you’ve read so far this year? Can be anything, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays, zines, deep dive online article, whatevs 📚

guys send me pics of your eldritch gods. this is mine

DS9 is actually “Nerys never gets to practice her daily meditation”

just got called a bigot because i said elon musk wasn't extraordinary. you guys, they got me. i'm a richist.

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Scholar Social

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Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

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Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

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