Lyrics

Oct. 20th, 2017 01:42 pm
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No real name. This was an instafilk based on a FB post

TTTO "People" by Barbra Streisand
People
People who hate people
Are the horrib'lest people in the world,
They're children
Whiny, bratty children
And they're letting their trollish side
Make fun of and deride
Acting more like cavemen
Than children.
Haters are most annoying people,
They're the angriest people in the world
They're on Twitter
On Facebook and on Twitter
They're missing part of their soul
So they attack and they troll
They'll use ALL CAPS and swear
So there is a person
Who hates people
People who hate people
Are the angriest people
In the world

The original song, for comparison, is on Youtube

Eek!

Oct. 20th, 2017 07:44 am
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Plowing through the list of things that needed to be done before OVFF, but which didn't get quite finished due to viewing a number of Cubs losses.

I think I may be done now.

Friday's strip

Oct. 20th, 2017 06:13 am
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It's like a revival meeting! Ivo is wrestling with Sin!

http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20171020

QotD

Oct. 20th, 2017 05:24 am
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"Oh, take your time don't live too fast.
 Troubles will come and they will pass.
 Go find a woman you'll find love
 And don't forget son there is someone up above.
 And be a simple kind of man
 Be something you love and understand [...]"

  -- from "Simple Man", written by Ronnie Van Zant (b. 1948
-01-15,
d. 1977-10-20)
and Gary Rossington (b. 1951-12-04)

Irma Bell

Oct. 19th, 2017 10:48 pm
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Posted by Tom "The Kittenmaster" Cooper

Please join me to give a huge TDK welcome to our Star Kit for today, Irma Bell. She is an 8 week old Calico from Leesburg, Georgia.

Irma Bell

Irma Bell was brought to me during the hurricane Irma storm. Some people said they found her on their steps. They also said the mom had left her but I believe they got her and didn’t want her anymore. I like to think its was Gods gift to me because the animal shelter is right next door to the office I was at when they brought her in.

On My Way to OVFF

Oct. 19th, 2017 05:40 pm
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Tomorrow. Today, I am at Wrigley Field for NLCS Game 5.

Put down that phone!

Oct. 19th, 2017 10:25 am
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Intensive smartphone use may be harmful to our cognitive capabilities, study suggests

ERIC W. DOLAN  October 10, 2017

A new study published in the journal PLOS One provides preliminary evidence that smartphones are linked to reduced cognitive abilities. The researchers found intensive smartphone use was associated with reduced math performance in particular.

Click title for story.

(Of course, you know how I'm posting this.)

daf bit: Sanhedrin 90

Oct. 19th, 2017 08:53 am
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The mishna that begins the current chapter talks about who has shares in the World to Come (Olam HaBa). We learn: all Israel have a share, except that the following have none: one who holds that resurrection of the dead (in the time of the messiah) is not biblical doctrine;1 one who holds that the torah was not divinely revealed, and an apikorus (here meaning a heretic; the word derives from Epicurean). R' Akiva adds: one who read uncanonical books; this might refer to Gnostic books or might refer to ascribing scriptural status to other books. R' Akiva also adds one who says a certain kind of magical charm, and Abba Saul adds one who pronounces the divine name as it is written. The mishna then goes on to single out seven individual people who have no share in the World to Come: the three kings Jeroboam, Ahab, and Manashe, and the four commoners Bilaam, Doeg, Ahitophel, and Gehazi. (90a)

The g'mara goes on for pages and pages from this mishna -- the next nine pages revolve around resurrection of the dead and the messiah. Today's daf, 95, is in the midst of that discussion, which is why I went back to the mishna rather than diving in there. I don't yet know the reasons for all seven people who are singled out.

1 A note in my translaton points out that the Sadducees and the Samaritans denied resurrection (and were relevant groups in mishnaic times).

(The last two Thursdays were holidays, hence the interruption in daf bits.)

QotD

Oct. 19th, 2017 05:24 am
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"Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people." -- Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson, b. 1958-06-07, d. 2016-04-21)

A Stunning Ambivalence

Oct. 18th, 2017 06:36 pm
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My buddy and I stayed through the end of last night's Cubs game, mostly at my instigation, as I figured that we wouldn't get home that much sooner, given the number of people who were already leaving, and that there was always the possibility of a miracle. There was also the possibility that it would be the last game I would see this year.

I had planned not to go tonight and (finally) managed to unload the tickets. If the Cubs win tonight, my buddy and I plan to go down for game 5 of the NLCS.

The problem, of course, is that we're leaving for OVFF on Friday. That Thursday night at home keeps looking better and better under the circumstances.

Given the Cubs' chances of winning four games in a row to advance to the World Series, I have to admit that I would not be entirely disappointed if the NLCS ended tonight.

*sigh*

Simply the most...

Oct. 18th, 2017 03:14 pm
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... jaw-dropping "Anywhere's Got Talent" performance I've ever seen.

And another pretty darn amazing one.

(no subject)

Oct. 18th, 2017 06:46 pm
[personal profile] meritmaat
After coming home from Denmark I had to go to Münster and today I will be going back to Denmark again. To be honest, I am already a bit exhausted and I will have one more month of stress and travelling. Today I already yelled at my computer at work as it would not let me work for 45 minutes... The nice lady in the office next to mine was very sympathetic and gave me sweets :-)
Anyway, three good things yesterday were

- reading Stadt der träumenden Bücher to the kids
- reading The hound of the Baskervile in German (just for me)
- 8 hours of uninterupted sleep

Dear Google...

Oct. 18th, 2017 11:22 am
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How can I grant RW permission to an app? SaneBox has modified its code and says that to change from the full access that it formerly required to RW, which is all it needs now, we have to revoke access and then grant RW. If we can do it thru you, please tell us how; if we have to do it through the app (in this case, SaneBox), please say so. Either way it won't take much work or space.

QotD

Oct. 18th, 2017 05:24 am
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"If you want to change the future, start living as if you're already there." -- Lynn Conway, 2013-07-14

[Though I think taking it too far and living as if "I don't have to work toward this because it's already done," might be counterproductive. Still work to make the change you want catch up to you.]

Ouch!

Oct. 18th, 2017 01:26 am
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The Cubs lost to the Dodgers tonight by a score of 6-1 in a game that was not as close as the score would indicate. They couldn't hit, they couldn't pitch, and they couldn't field -- a triple threat!

This puts them behind in the NLCS 3-0. As I recall, only one baseball team has come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a seven game series.

We'll see what happens.

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