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I'm doing what I can by volunteering for the country Democratic
party. Co-hosting teaching sessions on activism. Running a Twitter
feed, helping with press releases.
Oregon's senators are fiesty and not tolerating any bullshit.
Dozois was a regular at the campus SF convention I helped run an
ungodly number of years ago. A good guy.
So sorry to hear the news, Fragano.
What Joel Said in #714.
I have soups, pasta dishes, stews, and hunks of meatloaf with sides
in plastic containers in my freezer.
I've discovered that mashed potatoes can be frozen and
reconstituted somewhat satisfactorally.
About to head off to Portland's March For Our Lives.
It's going to be cold and rainy but there's no other place more
important I could be.
Happy Healing Bruce!
Patrick & Teresa are looking for a charity to take their culled
Also, they had a bit of a flooding disaster last night. Fortunately
in their old place. Lost a bed and some basement shelving.
Teresa's Twittering today includes shots of their impressive
wall-of-bookcases, and of Patrick loading them up with books. (35
Best of luck to TNH and PNH with the decluttering and move.
Freecycle is so freaking great.
(Last night, anticipating getting a new headboard for my bed, I was
mentally composing a post describing the old one. Which is pretty
much useless at being a headboard, since it is composed of a few
swooshy pieces of metal tube with a big gap directly behind each
place where an occupant might place a pillow. I dumpster dove it
and just dealt with it until I got my tax refund and thought "the
time it right.)
Along with a sample wheeled chariot, you give the Aztecs fifty feet
of sample road . . .
@Joel: HAH! I meant mole as in double agent, but mole people
*would* have been cool.
(I got a 500 error and didn't see 144 when I returned to the
thread, so I started over . . . delayed action posting!)
I did not realize that GOG was originally a 3D film! I've heard it
was a staple of Saturday afternoon TV, but I never knew about it
until a few years back. The body count in the film is astonishing!
People get cryogenically frozen and shattered, smooshed in a
centrifuge, solar-flared, and rended by a robot.
The 1954 movie GOG has computer hacking. Enemy agents plant
transceivers in a computer which controls an underground science
lab, allowing agents in a high-altitude plane to use test equipment
as murder instruments.
The science-thriller movie GOG (1954) has computer hacking-into.
Moles from an alien power plant transceivers in the computer which
controls operations in a secret underground lab, allowing agents in
a stratospheric jet/spacecraft to use test equipment (and
non-anthropomorphic robots) as murder weapons.
@Tim May: AWESOME! Eat the epic!
The movie Get Out is back in theaters for Oscar season. I
went to see it yesterday.
Whoooooaaaahhh nelly. That has to be one the most effective,
plot-twisty thrillers of the century so far, and in the running for
the greats of the genre. Right away it establishes a tense vibe
that at first seems to be veiled middle class racism. Then it gets
strange and uncomfortable and then goes full out gonzo.
I believe the title comes from what half the audience wants to
scream at the lead character starting a half an hour in.
@Jaques: Whatever the colonoscopist used on me knocked me right
out. No memories from when I drifted off to when I woke up. I was
drowsy but fairly functional right afterwards. I was disappointed
that the assistant didn't get a joke I made. No aches or pains. But
glad I don't have to repeat the experience for another 5 years or
I spent a sleepless hour last night wondering how I could have
better handled an minor electrical fire in a restaurant I managed.
In a dream I'd just woken up from.
At least anxiety dreams about missing a final exam means you just
have to dream about taking a class again.
@Kerstin: Thank you for letting us know. Condolences, and please
* * *
I selfishly wish Le Guin had hung on long enough to write what
would have been an amazing obituary for the Trump administration.
@PJ Evans: I hope hell week passes swiftly and hope you have a nice
feast planned post-chemo.
@Abi: We appreciate all you do. May the flood recede.
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