atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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atomic_fungus

#5918: The last time, or second-to-last time, this year

Cut the grass. Haven't done it in about a month, but to be fair it hasn't needed cutting except for the fact that it was starting to get shaggy. It's one of those things which nagged at me but was outranked by all the "honey-dos" associated with painting the interior of the bunker. With all the rain we had last week, though, it was starting to grow again--so today I finally cut it.

Very nice day for it, too, I have to say. Can't complain about the weather...except for the fact that after completing the job I'm sitting here and sweating my ass off. *sigh*

I don't expect to need to cut the grass again this year. Maybe go out and grind up the leaves once they fall, but that'll be about it.

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The latest ep of American Horror Story: Cult plumbed the depths of radical feminism. The hell of it is, that wasn't actually parody, because radical feminists actually believe that shit. I know (at least, I think) the writers thought they were engaging in hyperbole, but speaking as someone who thought he was engaging in hyperbole when writing a satirical scene, the script they generated is not a caricature of reality but a reflection of reality. The only thing they left out, really, was the overt Marxism--but it was in there, lampshaded.

...or maybe the writers knew what they were writing, and put true radical feminism on display on purpose. Maybe they thought, "People will think this is parody!" Well, it ain't parody; there really are feminists out there exactly like that.

Bonus points for getting Lena Dunham to play the radical feminist behind the "Society for Cutting Up Men".

yeesh

The end of the ep caught me flat-footed; I did not see that one coming.

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What is this I can't even-- Because we need to normalize demonic clown drag queens, let's let one do story-time at the library. For social justice or whatever.

That...thing...looks like a final boss from the new World of Warcraft expansion.

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Related: Washington Post writer thinks she killed three people with witchcraft. WAT

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Ever since I decided to hang looking for technical work and just try to find a job, I've actually had two interviews in a single week. But other than that, nothing. WTF.

I don't know what I'm doing wrong, here. Submitting 3-7 resumes per week ought to be garnering more hits than I'm getting, and I don't understand why not. As stated previously I'm not applying for jobs that I'm underqualified for. With degree inflation the way it is, I'm approximately qualified for every job I'm applying for, plus-minus a bit. Since I put up that post, it's been tending towards the slightly overqualified side, because it's manifest that no one wants me for my technical knowledge and ability, and I'm applying for straight customer service jobs.

The thing I'm afraid of: business A saying, "You're overqualified, which is why we won't hire you," and business B saying, "Well, you're underqualified because you don't know X," where X is something minor (looking at you, Pepsico, but there are others, I expect) and never any examples of business C saying, "Hey, you're a great fit! Come on and start working for us!"

It's terrible, and it's depressing.

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Well--I've finished cooling down; time to do some more chores.
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