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How to know you're learning a language correctly 

@bgcarlisle or "why do you speak this specific regional dialect"

Joke about street art and the rich 

*Chuckles condescendingly*

Actually, no

This subversive street art that we converted at great expense to a multi-million-dollar status symbol for the rich is by an artist called Credit-Unionsy

Banksy is too ... corporate

I’m told that many Germans are stockpiling cheese and sausages in anticipation of a COVID lockdown — planning, in other words, for a Wurst-Käse scenario

**Pfizer seeks US FDA approval for COVID-19 vaccine’s emergency use**

"Pfizer's application with the FDA sets in motion a process that could bring limited shots as early as next month."

aljazeera.com/economy/2020/11/

#news #bot

~ City Hall ~

Me: One brunch restaurant license please

Clerk: The remaining possible options for your mandatory egg-pun name are:

* Egg-regious
* Egg-cological disaster
* Trickle-down egg-conomics

Me: That's it?

Clerk: Yeah, a new horse-meat omelet place already took "Egg-questrian"

Do you ever open a tab to search for something and then completely forget what you were going to search for? This is like a 21st century version of that thing where you go into another room and immediately forget why you're there.

shoutout to LJ for being the coolest

wait...was that the tag i did on PV??

Presentation and anxiety 

Me: *Looks out the window* Oh look it's bird time

Me: *Walks away from the computer*

Moderator: Thank you for your presentation, that certainly gives us something to think about ... are you ... coming back?

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Presentation and anxiety 

Hope you're ready for some stream of consciousness direct from my brain, friends

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Presentation and anxiety 

Presentations used to mean the regular anxiety of a whole room of people watching you speak

Presentations now mean the anxiety of actually forgetting that you're presenting to your whole research group *during the presentation* because everyone turned their cams and mics off during the videoconference and you have no feedback at all and you're literally sitting in an empty room talking to yourself

How to know you're learning a language correctly 

People keep saying stuff like:

"Who taught you that word"

Markov bot text 

NOG: Now why would you want something done right, you have an instinct for business, but I wouldn't.

disney, copyright 

I'm increasingly convinced that Disney is one of the companies that has done most harm in the world. Their harm is not economic or ecological, as in most cases, but cultural. Whenever Mickey Mouse would run out of copyright, they use their considerable power to make sure copyright terms are extended in the US – and because of US power, elsewhere in the world. This has robbed us a hundred years of culture that should be in public domain but instead is inaccessible and forgotten.

Supernatural; Please give me spoilers 

Oh wait, so they finally ended Supernatural?

I fell off this train like 35 seasons ago and do not care about spoilers

Did they ever let the angel and Dean be gay together?

i miss the internet where a url like amazing.com would take you to a webpage with a background made out of gifs of spinning cartoon animals

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Big news for smell History! 

A project was funded to research which smells were important in Europe History, recreate them and provide guidance on how museums can use them in exhibits

odeuropa.eu/

okay folks, here's the plan, I want you to take the time to study and memorise it:
🌍 🚀 -> 🌕 🏴
#SquatTheMoon

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