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You know, I often complain that three cats (the number we have) are too many for one house, and it can seem like they demand a lot of attention or get into more mischief than I like — but when it comes right down to it I am a cat person and it’s actually pleasant and satisfying to live in such cat-saturated environment

I would just like to suggest that MCA’s verse on “Professor Booty” is not only the best MCA verse; it’s not even only the best Beastie Boys verse — it’s really to this day one of the finest raps by anyone ever in the history of hip hop

I get that one of the big obvious reasons is that there are actually all different species, and that their differences are maybe even wider than some resemblances might make them appear. But to that appearance, I mean they tend to *seem* more as if they were something like the way different breeds of dog are — basically all the same thing and able to get along. I realize that isn’t the case, but to a casual observer it’s easy to get that impression I think.

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I’m sure there are perfectly serviceable explanations if I want to look in to it, but just at the moment it strikes me as odd that you don’t see more friendly interactions across different species of birds. I mean, there seems to be a fair amount of like common avian behavior, but you never see like big interspecies groups of birds just like hanging out and doing birdy stuff together.

This time of year always inspires me to dig out my copy of Dave Hickey’s _Air Guitar_ and re-read “The Heresy of Zone Defense”

thomascummins.com/the-heresy-o

So, as far as discogs has been able to tell me, there are exactly two albums on which both Nicky Hopkins and Leland Sklar have credits: _Essence to Essence_ by Donovan, and _Breakaway_ by Art Garfunkel.

On neither one do these two fine gentlemen appear on the same track, however. Alas.

A Fugazi playlist that’s only the Guy songs

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Seth Rogen in the NYT today. While I probably don’t do as much or as often, I just wanted to say Same Here.

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Congress is asking for feedback on a terrible new copyright proposal. If you make and share your work online, add your voice to the conversation by signing this letter. act.eff.org/action/creators-st

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If you’re a developer in 2021 and you’re adding tracking devices from Google, Facebook, etc., to your sites and apps, the one thing you can’t do any longer is to feign innocence. You know exactly what you’re doing and you’re complicit in perpetuating surveillance capitalism.

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goofus reads 'on the road' and becomes an obnoxious hipster

gallant reads 'naked lunch' and becomes a giant centipede from venus

“Not through discourse, not through the intellect,
Not even through study of the scriptures
Can the Self be realized. The Self reveals
Himself to the one who longs for the Self.
Those who long for the Self with all their heart
Are chosen by the Self as his own.”
– The Mundaka Upanishad (tr. Eknath Easwaran)

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"biological sex" is so ridiculous if you think about it for one second. "sex" is a generalization of a bunch of characteristics, dumbass. it's semantic by definition. that's why it's impossible to come up with any specific criteria for it that doesn't fall apart immediately in the face of biological reality.

I wrote a little python script to cast an I Ching reading. It uses real random data from random.org, weighted to traditional yarrow stalk method probabilities.

github.com/tym-xqo/i-ching

Between George Shultz and Larry Flynt, this has been a big week for deaths of shady guys I didn’t know were still alive a week ago

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