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Found myself speaking with the parent of a small child I was amusing* at a restaurant:

"Are you an actor?"
"Nope."
"A comedian?"
"Not exactly. Why do you ask?"
"Well, you're very animated..."
"And yet, you didn't ask if I was a cartoon."

*OK, truth be told, we were amusing each other.



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I love getting to connect with some of the performing clowns, variety artists, and theater makers I've discovered in the fediverse. All of these disciplines ultimately seek freedom and truth, so it feels like a good fit.




Interesting.

"Part Wikipedia-style crowd-sourced database and part meticulous bibliography, The Sifter is a catalogue of more than a thousand years of European and U.S. cookbooks, from the medieval Latin De Re Culinaria, published in 800, to the The Romance of Candy, a 1938 treatise on British sweets."

atlasobscura.com/articles/how-

The Sifter: [ thesifter.org/ ]

#History #Cooking #Food #CookBooks

Today, I was trying to find (using commercial search engines) information about a topic. Maybe 9 out of 10 or more "relevant" results was about purchasing items related to the topic. Not ads placed in the result page, no, the actual results.

I remember how, when I was younger, I used to marvel at all the information out there on the web. How it was like a giant library.

I scarcely recognize the place now. If you want to search information about a topic you don't go into a mall. But that's what it feels like I'm forced to do.

I remember going to the library and pulling out drawers of index cards to locate the relevant non-fiction shelves with good content on topics I wanted to learn about. Imagine if those index cards had been mixed with cards with advertisements on them. Increasingly diluting the content with junk. That is the web of today.

To make a Dadaist poem:

Take a newspaper.
Take a pair of scissors.
Choose an article as long as you are planning to make your poem.
Cut out the article.
Then cut out each of the words that make up this article and put them in a bag.
Shake it gently.
Then take out the scraps one after the other in the order in which they left the bag.
Copy conscientiously.
The poem will be like you.
And here are you a writer, with a sensibility that is charming though beyond the understanding of the vulgar.

Covid, humor 

Spoke with a friend I hadn't heard from in a while. As part of the reconnecting pleasantries, I asked how their pandemic was going.

Their response, completely devoid of context, was comedy gold:

"Long story short, We had to put a basset hound on anti depressants."

Thank you all for keeping it silly, and me sane, during tonight's !

Well be back this Friday for more. <3

Tonight on #CircusInPlace

"What *ARE* the physics involved in throwing a pie with a trebuchet?"

@Avalon @RussSharek

To print is to crush

print (n.)
c. 1300, "impression, mark" (as by a stamp or seal), from Old French preinte "impression," noun use of fem. past participle of preindre "to press, crush," altered from prembre, from Latin premere "to press, hold fast, cover, crowd, compress" (from PIE root *per- (4) "to strike"). The Old French word also was borrowed into Middle Dutch (prente, Dutch prent) and other Germanic languages.

etymonline.com/word/print

Verb tense from the noun.

#OccasionalEtymology

is pretty slick. This entire page is dynamically generated from various bits of my online identity:

keyoxide.org/russ@circusfreaks

I'll get my mastodon account added next.

I'm fairly certain that I've made more new friends by hanging out in the video chat than anything else I did socially this year.

I'm grateful for all the folks who pop in to keep @Avalon and I company as we maintain our optimism and train our skills.

Come join in the silliness tonight starting at 8pm (UTC-5), until we collapse sometime in the very late/early hours.

meet.jit.si/CircusHomeGym

Playing around with #Keyoxide, managed to list my mastodon account on my page. Which is pretty cool. keyoxide.org/hkp/avalonw@poste

I love it when the overlap in the Venn diagram of my interests leads to an interesting yet ridiculous learning opportunity.

Example: Today I managed to add a toggleable entry to my config.

Read the link above, it's worth it. Promise. Here it is again, just in case:
idlewords.com/talks/website_ob

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Finally got a chance to set up some at home studio space, that both gets to stay up all the time, and is respectful of the shared space in my house. Excited to be able to work on some larger art again.
#acrylicpainting #artist #paintings

The Zero Terminal 3: A Pop-Out Keyboard Linux Computer in Your Pocket

The mobile phone revolution has delivered us attractively packaged and convenient computing in our pockets, but without the easy hackability we like in our community. Meanwhile the ad… hackaday.com/2020/08/10/the-ze

Original tweet : twitter.com/hackaday/status/12

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