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Why is it that people don’t understand that voluntarily ceding one’s right to Fair Use isn’t showing “respect” to anyone? If anything it’s disrespecting everyone by adding to the erosion of their already too-limited rights?

What is a “perfect” conversation anyway? And how does someone who is barely comprehensible have so many of them?

“The mob shouts with one big mouth and eats with a thousand little ones.” —Stanislaw Lec

An opportunity for a simple postal act of kindness: a WW II vet in Texas is hoping for 100 postcards for his 100th birthday in October. Can we help him get to 1000? → ktxc.to/wwii-vet-postcards

We need to hear Corn Pop’s side of Corny Pop’s bizarre story.

I am Shamespeare, eloquent and prolific author of humiliating, scornful soliloquies about—and dialogues with—myself.

I just realized why I almost never record poetry books on GoodReads: though I finish many, I never feel done with them (or that they are done with me).

I love me some punctuation and generally want to see more (interrobangs! double colons! irony marks! more semicolons! more ellipses!), but after listening to @talkpod’s “Mailbag of R-R-R-R” episode I’m seated pretty firmly on the “get rid of the apostrophe” bandwagon. talkthetalkpodcast... micro.fncll.org/2019/08/15/i-l

It was nice to have a reason to create an erasure/blackout poem for the first time in a while! And to use crayons :) Third image is a swatch of the dictionary collage envelope.

‪Am I the only person that intentionally reverts emoji back to their emoticon state before pressing send? ;) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯‬

This is another reason we need copyright reform. What a travesty. → Katy Perry has been ordered to pay a Hip Hop artist for copyright infringement. But the judgment lowers the bar on musical copying - theconversation.com/katy-perry

"Leaked documents show White House is planning executive order to censor the Internet" - This is just the kind of thing Tr*mp has been stacking the courts to support. Remember when even the idea of such an executive order would've been ludicrous except as part of a piece of dystopian fiction? - actionnetwork.org/petitions/ce

Is there a word for the inability to remember someone’s name right after being introduced to them? It’s not really prosopagnosia because I’m good at recognizing faces even after long intervals…I’m just terrible at putting names to them.

I’ve long associated David Berman and Vic Chesnutt in my mind for their lyrics, askant and askew in a way that spoke to me…into me and through me. I wish they weren’t forever bound together now. I wish I could say I was numb. This one will take a long time to sort out.

Toni Morrison didn’t write for me but she sure spoke to me and I am deeply grateful for that!

Great news that nvUltra, the (Multi)MarkDown-centric, folder-ful note management brainchild of @ttscoff and @MultiMarkdown\, is nearing release! brettterpstra.com/2019/08/07/y

Today in Chris’s Search History: is the thumb a finger? Followed by: what does @BCDreyer have to say about the possessive apostrophe and nouns ending with s?

How did I make it nearly 49 years without learning of the wonders of Mod Podge?

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