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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-04-22 06:16
Subject: [links] Link salad hangs out at Seatac
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Keep Your Thumbs Still When I’m Talking to You — Heh.

The Psychology of Cheating

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Inside Japan's nuclear 'hot zone'

The great GOP tax cut fantasyNo matter how many times Republicans claim cutting taxes leads to increased revenues, it's still not true.

?otD: What will you eat today?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (travel day)
Body movement: to come
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (interrupted)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea

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User: shsilver
Date: 2011-04-22 13:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keep Your Thumbs Still When I’m Talking to You

Yesterday, I was driving car pool and one of the kids never took his eyes off his cell phone. It would ring, he'd clack it open, respond (with a bip every time he touched a key), clack it shut, it would ring, repeat...the entire drive.

I later told R. that if I ever caught her acting like that I would confiscate her cell phone...and that if her friends did in when they were in the car, I'd take their phones for the duration of the ride. I firmly believe that you should be with the people who are there with you.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2011-04-22 13:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I misread ?ofD as "Who will you eat today?" and was torn between a grammatical correction and perverted response. Luckily I re-read it and the answer is PIZZA!
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User: akirlu
Date: 2011-04-22 15:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
In re: the "Keep Your Thumbs Still" -- so thirty years or so down the line the mainstream finally catches up with the social boorishness of fandom. Which is to say, I've been to fanzine and APA-related conventions where the participants spent at least part of the time ignoring each other's meatspace presence in order to read each other's fanzines. Twitter and Facebook just make the 'zines shorter and the content less interesting.
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User: mlerules
Date: 2011-04-22 16:41 (UTC)
Subject: Qx o' Day
Just polished off delicious b-fast of halibut & asparagus topped w/freshly-grated parmesan cheese, w/hot tea (MacIntosh's Fancy brewed w/Stevie leaves). Mmmm.

Today's play: TULIPS!
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