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i go to take a sip of my water bottle and let out an "aah". i lift it up to my mouth again but nothing comes out of it. confused, i stare at it, until i see on the side, in small glowing letters, "Error 422: Drink of water already exists"

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You’ve just dug in to your defensive position northwest of Kiev. Your unit opens up bland MREs, one of your compatriots struggles with it because of frostbite on his hand. You’ve made no progress in two weeks and your commanding officer was killed. Someone pulls out a phone and starts playing the President’s speech. He’s deriding cancel culture and talking about a children’s wizard book author. It’s dark out, and you’re getting cold

So there I was, writing obnoxiously loud notes in my single-purpose remarkable tablet about the beer I was drinking, when the bartender said "Oh, is that an iPad?", and I demur and say "No, it's called a 'remarkable' and it really just does writing". She said "So yeah that's cool, so you're writing notes about the beer?", and at this point I realize I look like an east coast elite idiot and that they're worried that anything I'm doing will get them cancelled, and I look down at my notes and see I've written "Their British Brown Ale tastes like a Union Jack has been bleached and hung in a post-colonial British flotsam state" and that's when They Woke Up (I hope).

I think Putin's gravest tactical error was launching an invasion in a post-Gamestop world.

algorithms have freed us from the responsibility to curate our own taste, and our agency has withered accordingly. we no longer author our own prescriptive lines of call and response, we no longer sound our own depths. it is done for us and usually feels just efficient enough to blast apart any remaining hope to forge our own paths

did you know some wastrels play video games every night? couldn't be me

perfect bartender accurately gauges the size of one entire mouthful, pours that

There are two kinds of bath:
1) I don't know why I poured an entire glass of wine for this, I'm hot and sweaty and I want to get out. I'll just shower off and towel off and call it.
2) How do I turn the faucet with my foot to refill and reheat, 3 times

It seems likely to me that bagged milk, yogurt, and cheese would all be things of horror to cows if they knew

Star Wars is about teamwork and laser guns

does anyone have a copy of ogdo 3a they can lend me

a linux desktop window manager with a suite of utility softwares, but optimized for vertical displays so that VPN+RDP isn't such a sideways-scrolling slog from my phone

A TV show hot take, non-spoiler for plot, spoiler for my innate petulance 

The Witcher is unreasonably good in its script, using all sorts of wonderfully evocative words, but sometimes I must turn on subtitles to understand the nuanced meanings correctly. They use such uncommon words in such an efficient way, its rhythms are unfamiliar and occasionally unparseable to my ears. I thought I was good at words, but the show makes me play catch-up all the damned time.

All you have to do is keep your sword close, and keep moving.

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I wonder what Tolkien would have felt about The Witcher, his great grandchild.

This is the space between breaths,
the universe suddenly static, on pause. The cavernous silence of a tomb surrounds me,
everything hangs mid-flight, defiant.

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@georgespolitzer John cyber-walked over to his hyper-console to log into his meta-mail. in there he found a omni-dm from his MegaLandlord telling him hes late on neorent

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Games are a sense-memory of a multipolar posthuman future, dampened by a combination of normative semiotics and managerial trends

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