Now, back to knitting Xmas gift dishcloths.. just call me the eternal optimist that the holiday will be able to be celebrated >.>

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Finally wove in the ends this morning & declared it FINISHED, yay!

I discovered about the time i started the set-up for the handles that I had misread the pattern but it still came out as a mesh, so no do-overs in my mind!

It's smaller than I expected but I figure I can use it as a project bag ^_^

So, it's been a while since i've been knitting 'cause, like, i broke my arm and stuff in the beginning of May but I've finally gotten healed enough that i could pick back up that market bag i was working on & Lookit! Proto-Handles! :D

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Note that if you are in the process of eradicating a nest of and they suddenly begin placing editorials in major newspapers -- explaining how they are just repackaging natural supplies of hemoglobin1 and redistributing it as a value-added service, allowing hundreds of other bedbugs to earn a living from otherwise-worthless unprocessed corpuscles -- you are dealing with an entirely different kind of parasite: a capitalist.

Unlike bedbugs, which carry no diseases or toxic beliefs, capitalists are silent2 killers who can destroy an entire way of life in weeks, leaving a trail of broken dreams behind them.

...which will probably be made into a docu-drama on Netflix.

1. It was just lying around, and they discovered it free and clear. They have paperwork to prove it's theirs. They were the first bedbugs there, so they had a right to it.
2. except sometimes at night when you may hear their mating-call, which sounds kind of like "jerbs... jerbs..."

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please look at this image of small rat disguised as a possum just vibing on a mushroom

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: Today's topic is mounting holes!

  • πŸ”Œ plug bars with mounting holes that are oriented so that you have to push the bar up into the screws if you hang it vertically with the cord hanging down (meaning that it will naturally tend to get tugged off the mounting), and the only stable way to mount it is with the cord sticking up -- which might work well if the wall socket were in the ceiling or at the top of the wall or something?
  • πŸ”Œ plug bars made of metal which could perfectly well have had the mounting tabs out to the side because metal won't break easily, but instead fold them underneath for aesthetics or something dumb like that (lookin' at you, Radio Shack... hey, where'd you go?)
  • πŸ’» also, network devices with no mounting holes at all,
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Q: Why was the politician embarrassed that he needed new glasses?
A: It was bad optics.

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morbid covid-19 audio humor 

So, in commemoration of the US's one hundred thousandth official COVID-19 death today, I made some morbid humor because that's how I roll.

Hoping it will go... viral (sorrynotsorry). Please feel free to spread it among all of your contacts. ^.^
Words and sources are on
Image credit: watermark says (Twitter); credit to @LottieVixen for finding it. <3

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We have every confidence that the current trade duality is due to vertical vehicle reduction, and it has been determined that the apparent appliance recession is due to total mobility fallout.

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I spent way too much time on this -- started it two or three days ago: Why We Need Truth-Mapping

(You can comment on the original via Mastodon -- I'll boost that next, for those who aren't following Hubcat!me. If you respond to the toot you are now reading, however, it won't show up on Hubcat.)

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re: pol satire attempt pt. 5 

Captain's Twitter, Stardate 2020.39: I am not, repeat, definitely, not, going to let this delay, because there's not going to be a delay, okay? My numbers are the best, and they're going to... so okay, a few people are panicking, but people panic over nothing, and this is nothing. Water? What water? This is not going to bring my numbers down, I don't like that kind of numbers. They're fired.

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re: pol satire attempt pt. 4 

Person 2: I don't have time to put on some dang jacket and find a lifeboat! I've got a job to do! I was hired to entertain the ship's guests, and if I don't do that my family won't be able to pay the rent! All this talk of "sinking" is panicking everyone and cutting into my tips! You need to tell everyone that everything is fine, else I'm in serious doo-doo!

[scene is now reduced to a window above Fox News Reporter]

Reporter, to camera: Apparently some kind of strange noise or disturbance, believed to be the work of terrorists, stowaways, or foreign passengers, has a few people alarmed [chuckles patronizingly]. We will be monitoring the situation and will definitely inform you if there are any developments worth noting. Meanwhile, here's a heartwarming story about some rescued kittens.

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Act 2

Scene: ship's ballroom. A crowd of passengers has gathered. A few of them are carrying signs saying "RESTART THE ENGINE!" "TRUST IN POSEIDON!"

Captain's Twitter, stardate 2020.37 My ratings are the best. Will you look at that crowd? So much energy.

Person 1: I demand that the engines be restarted immediately! I have several very important appointments that I urgently need to get to, and if this ship arrives late it will have serious consequences!

Chief Engineer Fauci (facepalming slightly): Look, I've explained over and over again that the engines are now underwater and we need to focus on getting everyone safely off the ship...

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re: pol satire attempt pt. 2 

Captain's Twitter, stardate 2020.31 Listen, all this supposed "water" inside the "hull" -- what's a "hull"? Never heard of it, I'm sure it's fine. The water will go away like magic. We have plenty of bailing equipment, if you need a life jacket you can get one, we're best in the world at bailing water, we don't need lifeboats, and anyway we can make them right here on board because we're the greatest, get yours today, but you don't need one, trust me.

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pol satire attempt 

Opening Monologue

Greatness -- the final, our first frontier, and I mean we've been great before but we've never been greater, what can I tell you. These are the voyages of the USS Titanic. Its 8-year mission: to be great again, because we are the greatest and there's nobody greater than us, to seek out new profit and reopen the galaxy -- to boldly go wherever we want, because this is America, see? Just saying.

Act 1

Captain's Twitter, stardate 2020.2. We have received reports of an unusual number of, what are they, these "floating chunks of ice", so-called? "Ice Berg"? Never heard of him, sounds Jewish, don't know him, probably a nice guy, I don't see the problem. Fox News says nothing to worry about.

Captain's Twitter, stardate 2020.3 Whoa, what in the heck was that? Probably somebody not doing their job. Firing them, whoever they are. I love my work.

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#2306 "Common Cold" 

Not even metapneumovirus, easily the common cold virus with the coolest name, warrants our sympathy. Colds suck. No mercy.

Because i can:

Hippo Birdie Two Ewes @woozle ! ^_^ πŸ’š :ferret:​

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