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Who will have the last word .

Sun, Oct 1 2023 4:20 PM (2,292 replies)
  • craigswan
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    Mon, Oct 31 2022 4:06 AM

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  • craigswan
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    Mon, Oct 31 2022 4:20 AM

    Covid .

    You meet someone who’s got it or is getting over it, then you get it and then the people you live with get it, and then you think you get over it but it returns to the start with a new variation of the old illness and everyone gets sick again..

    We’re all sick, or if we’re not sick we are recovering from being sick, or we are about to get sick..

    As for me, after two years of no winter flu, I am hovering between the kingdom of the well and the kingdom of the sick. My body can’t decide which way to go. It’s mostly sick but I can still buy my own groceries, which is the metric of whether you are sick or not – can you shop for your own chicken soup .

    I keep a watch on my symptoms as I did once with a sourdough starter in 2020, during my year of perfect health. Is the sickness growing? What form is it taking? What is the consistency of my phlegm? What are my lymph nodes trying to tell me? Will the ride be gnarly and or will it be mild and soporific? Will it be one of those sicknesses where you sleep a lot, or will it be one where you can’t sleep at all? Will my ears start to ache? Will I google “head transplant”? Or will it go away overnight if I go to bed at 6pm .

    That’s the thing about sickness, it’s unpredictable almost moment to moment. It can trick you into thinking you are getting better, that you are in the last days of it, when suddenly one day you wake up and you are so much worse..

    This flu season feels more like a communal event .


  • craigswan
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    Mon, Oct 31 2022 12:53 PM

    The radical flank effect is a phenomenon whereby extreme tactics used by extreme members of a group increases public support for moderate factions of the same movement..

    Is there a corresponding effect where extreme members get more attention than they deserve, or how else do we explain the popularity of disinformation .

  • craigswan
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    Mon, Oct 31 2022 12:58 PM

    Before the 18th century, teeth were pulled without anaesthesia. One method involved tying a string around the tooth and playing a drum in the background to distract the patient: The drumbeat would get louder as the moment of tooth-pulling grew nearer..

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  • craigswan
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    Mon, Oct 31 2022 1:15 PM

    Word of the day is 'sequacity': the readiness to follow a person or cause without applying any independent judgement..

    Have you got a special word for those that refuse to give up a fight even when the fight has been lost and then bore the *** out of everyone about how unfair losing was .

    Most humans do that… they CRAVE leadership and in the absence of good leadership, they will take whatever they get .

    Fabulous word. Very applicable to current times .

    The blind leading the blind..

    The Rats sequacity is the Pied Piper .

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  • craigswan
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    Tue, Nov 1 2022 3:23 AM


    On October 1st, National Hair Day gives the nod to all the styles, products, tools, and people who keep our hair healthy and looking its best.


    When the clothes don’t fit, or you’re running late, it’s always nice to know your hair looks great. Whether we are seeking a new cut or we’ve found the perfect one, we want to keep it looking as fresh as it was when we left the salon. The right styling tools and hair care products go a long way toward maintaining a healthy, luxurious hairstyle..

    National Hair Day | October 1

  • craigswan
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    Tue, Nov 1 2022 3:25 AM


    National Homemade Cookies Day is observed annually on October 1. If you are looking for an excuse to bake some homemade cookies, look no further. Package them up and share them with neighbors, co-workers, and friends!  


    Can you smell them now?  Will it be peanut butter, chocolate chip, or snickerdoodle?
    National Homemade Cookies Day | October 1
  • craigswan
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    Tue, Nov 1 2022 3:28 AM


    National Black Dog Day on October 1st encourages the adoption of a dog in the darker shades. Unfortunately, black dogs are less likely to be adopted for no other reason than their coloring. Regardless of behavior, size, breeding, personality, or age, the phenomenon persists..

    National Black Dog Day | October 1

  • craigswan
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    Tue, Nov 1 2022 3:30 AM

    on this day .

    1952 .

    First thermonuclear bomb tested by the United States

    On this day in 1952 on an atoll of the Marshall Islands, Edward Teller and other American scientists tested the first thermonuclear bomb, its power resulting from an uncontrolled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.thermonuclear bomb

  • craigswan
    29,015 Posts
    Tue, Nov 1 2022 3:31 AM

    on this day .

    1997 .

    James Cameron's Titanic, a drama about the doomed ocean liner, had its first public screening at the Tokyo International Film Festival; the movie would become one of the highest grossing of all time, and it made Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet international stars..