atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#1404: Let me clarify this.

The word "gift" is a noun. Okay? A noun is a person, place, or thing. It is not a verb. "To gift" is not a valid infinitive. If you intend to make a gift of an object, you do not "gift" it; you give it.

You do not make yourself look erudite and well-educated by mangling the fucking language. You make yourself look like an elitist wanna-be who doesn't know how to communicate.

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Someone at USA network must really love the House, MD episodes "Kids", "Love Hurts", and "Three Stories", because I swear tonight makes the 18th time they've run these eps in exactly that order.

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If your vehicle gets stuck on train tracks, step one is to get out of the fricking thing. Then you call 911.

This is not that complex.

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Snow in a desert means "global warming". It's important that we understand the disastrous consequences of climate change. If the global temperature increases, some places will get colder.

No, I don't know how that's supposed to work. I'm a "denier", after all, and therefore one of the great unwashed.

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This is what happens if one bank loses its computers for part of a day. Now imagine someone EMP-bursting the east coast of the US and all banks losing their computers for months.

No, Mr. President-elect Boss Tweek, Iran can't do anything to us because it's a "small" country. Right.

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Okay, that song from The Sound of Music, "A Few Of My Favorite Things", is not a Christmas song. Yes it mentions snow, and winter, and "bright paper packages", but it's still not a Christmas song. In fact most of the song is about things other than Christmas stuff.

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In a massive display of geekiness I have started collecting data on what songs XM is playing on its "Holiday Traditions" channel, because I was hearing "Frosty the Snowman" 'way too frickin' much and grew curious about it.

So far, in 3.25 hours of data collecting, I've discovered that they play "White Christmas" the most often of anything--approximately every 39 minutes. But I'm going to collect more data before I issue a definitive report.

There's definitely something wrong with their shuffle algorithm, though, because they played the same freaking version of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" three times in as many hours--twice in one hour.

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Sorry, it makes me laugh too. Gays' reaction to Boss Tweek's decision re: who would give the invocation at his inauguration. Gays don't like that guy, and now they're suffering apoplectic fits. I think it's funny.

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I can't help being cynical and derisive about this stuff. My patience is on a strand of spiderweb these days for reasons I have trouble defining.

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WTF. Apparently some dork wrote an article that says, in effect, that the South is waging economic war on the North.

Worth reading.

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Also worth reading. (Via.) I only got about halfway through it but what I read was worthwhile, and I expect to read the rest once I've had a chance to finish waking up.

I don't know what my problem is--I'm thinking "sinusitis" since it's been more than a year since I had a flareup of that nonsense--but last night I actually felt dizzy, and it's not entirely gone now. I mean, I was laying in bed and having to remind myself that I was, in fact, at rest, and not spinning to my right. That dizzy.

Anyway after my sinuses drained a bit the dizziness went away and I was able to sleep. I'm probably one of a very few people on the planet who welcomes post-nasal drip because it means my sinuses will stop feeling like they're filled with plaster.

The problem is that I wear glasses--heavy, thick glasses--and so have a deviated septum. If I press against the base of my nose it temporarily straightens the bent cartilage and my sinuses start draining. Unfortunately, having a deviated septum straightened is "cosmetic" and "elective", meaning health insurance won't cover it--unless, of course, I were to break my nose, which I am not keen on doing. *sigh*

Anyway, so I've been sleeping a lot, and I haven't had much energy for anything. I haven't even been hungry. But I don't seem to have a fever and my lymph nodes aren't swollen, so what the hell?

Fortunately I have some Cephalexin on hand, so I'm taking that.

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Supposedly we're about to get socked with a winter shitstorm of epic proportions. Most of it is apparently going to occur north of I-80, though.

While I was sleeping today, though, I had a dream that I was watching a weather report, and the guy was saying that we were in line to get thirty inches of snow.

Sign that I was dreaming: I wasn't skeptical at all: "Wow, thirty inches!"

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