Catsby was hiding from fireworks under the couch but I have lured him back out with a heating pad and scritches

Like seriously, what if folks on the Willamette River downtown PDX were like:

HOOOOOOOOOONH

WOO yay!

HOOOOOOOOOONH

Oooooh ahh

HOOOOOOOOOONH

applause

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what if instead of fireworks we set off really loud eerie fog horns from ships on the river

Also, nothing like stupidly inhaling charcoal grill smoke off and on for a few hours and then having part of my brain go “is this Covid?”

The l’appel du vide of grilling food and considering tossing my phone onto the coals

Shit’s fucked up. Gonna stay home and make some food with fire

This “All Kate Bush” episode of Crap From The Past was my soundtrack on loop during some workshop tinkering today archive.org/details/cftp-2022-

Lazyweb question: Thinking about getting a laser cutter / engraver for little hobby projects with wood and acrylic sheets. Anyone have experience with K40 desktop machines? Worth bothering with?

Also hey I wonder what ever happened to the folks in Psykosonik? Oh, d’oh, one of them is Vox Day en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vox_Da

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Talked to a lady who works for the tax authority yesterday. Based on her job experience, her take on the welfare state is something like this:
"Of course there will always be freeloaders. So what?! This is about dignity. Everyone has a right to a good life and to be supported when they're struggling. If you want that, you've got to live with the freeloaders. Leave them be. That's the price you pay for a society where everyone is taken care of. It's not like they're doing any damage in the big picture - I've run those numbers more than once. You'll always get more out of it for society at large when you're incentivising good performance than when you're punishing people."

That album’s from 1993 and I don’t think I’ve thought about that song within at least the past 10 years. Weird, brain

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…so now I’ve had “Down on the Ground” by Psykosonic stuck in my head for 4 days because it has the line “we need a leader now, our Richelieu” m.youtube.com/watch?v=3197oUWx

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The search function in my brain is kinda weird sometimes. Case in point: We bought some cabinet hinges, they say “Richelieu” on the bag…

Also Catsby’s lil bro Cosmo is treating him pretty kindly after a vet visit

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So I said “hey Siri remind me to give Catsby eye medication at 10:30” and she heard “gay medication” :blobcatgooglyshrug:

General politics / 3 drinks in 

I guess I’m doing okay tipsy-wise if I remember to CW

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General politics / 3 drinks in 

I am very tipsy and have a political opinion I feel like posting: much of where I think I differ with “conservative” folks is in what constitutes acceptable spoilage. Like, as in grocery store or industrial spoilage.

I don’t care if money is wasted. They don’t seem to care if humans are wasted.

So I'm pondering a fold-down workbench in my garage and looking at hinges...

How huge are these cats?

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