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Apr. 17th, 2019 08:17 am
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Watched Avatar: The Last Airbender last night, two episodes.

"The Headband" was fine. Footloose in the Fire Nation, basically. Nice animation, good music, nice strategic use of anime facial conventions.

"The Painted Lady", though... um.

Well.

By the end of it I had the impression that Joshua Hamilton, the credited writer, had gotten very drunk, watched Princess Mononoke, and announced, "Miyazaki's a hack! I could do this plot in twenty-two minutes!", and they held him to it.

Wow, that was a crappy episode.

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Apr. 13th, 2019 01:50 pm
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I have a new prizewinner for People Are Looking For That:

An MBTA Police arrest report and a probation record transcript.

I have no idea if this person actually *is* looking for this, or if they are the kind of person who says '$%@$@ the police' in a moment of bad judgment and drops their stuff, but this is going back to the first MBTA police office I see. And if I don't see one soon enough for my liking I'll mail it to the home address on the forms.

But geez, this was on the sidewalk outside a T station. If you're discarding documents, use a trash can, and if you're not, then be more careful.

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Apr. 11th, 2019 08:36 am
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Dear ex-pope Benedict/John Ratzinger: shut your goddamned mouth and never open it again.

Link to astonishingly ignorant and blame-deflecting statement from God's Rottweiler about the priestly sexual abuse scandal's cause behind the cut. I despised the man before he became Pope and I despise him now. )

I'm just... I'm gonna leave a relevant comment from C. S. Lewis' The Great Divorce here, Mr. ex-pope.

"That's right. The nearest of those old ones is Napoleon. We know that because two chaps made the journey to see him. They'd started long before I came, of course, but I was there when they came back. About fifteen thousand years of our time it took them. We've picked out the house by now. Just a little pin prick of light and nothing else near it for millions of miles."

"But they got there?"

"That's right. He'd built himself a huge house all in the Empire style-rows of windows flaming with light, though it only shows as a pin prick from where I live."

"Did they see Napoleon?"

"That's right. They went up and looked through one of the windows. Napoleon was there all right."

"What was he doing?"

"Walking up and down-up and down all the time-left-right, left-right-never stopping for a moment. The two chaps watched him for about a year and he never rested. And muttering to himself all the time. 'It was Soult's fault. It was Ney's fault. It was Josephine's fault. It was the fault of the Russians. It was the fault of the English.' Like that all the time. Never stopped for a moment. A little, fat man and he looked kind of tired. But he didn't seem able to stop it."

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Apr. 8th, 2019 07:30 am
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Did a second attempt at flax milk this weekend using a nut milk bag for better filtration and a longer soak/blend cycle to extract more from the flaxmeal.

Texture isn't bad and the milk dissipates into iced coffee with less of a blob monster effect, but the taste is... mleh. I don't know how to describe it, just that it completely misses the mark, especially when I use it in significant quantity with my morning coffee. This is just comparing it to 2% cow milk, not to store bought plant milk.

Will probably just make oat milk when this flax batch runs out. The doctor will be happier and the taste will be a smidge less mleh.

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