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Monday Update 11/23/2020: Taking their marbles and going home

“Parler is the adult version of getting mad at your parents so you move to a tent in the yard... then come back inside for snacks and t remind them you moved out.”

“Parler is the adult version of getting mad at your parents so you move to a tent in the yard… then come back inside for snacks and t remind them you moved out.”

I’m still trying to spend most of my free time working on NaNoWriMo, so here is another short post with lots of links.

Fact-Checked on Facebook and Twitter, Conservatives Switch Their Apps – Since the election, millions have migrated to alternative social media and media sites like Parler, Rumble and Newsmax.

Daring Fireball: Petulant Wingnuts Push Parler.

Daring Fireball: Parler’s Lead Investor Is Rebekah Mercer.

“The Mercers, if you’re not familiar with them, are the money behind Breitbart and other wingnut propaganda efforts.

The whole thing boils down to a “if you’re not with us, you’re against us” mentality. You’re either on board with spreading any and every bit of wingnut propaganda (pre-election: Hunter Biden’s laptop was a major scandal being overlooked by legit new media who were in the bag for Biden; post-election: the election was rigged against Trump, but, somehow, not rigged against House, Senate, and state legislature Republicans) or you’re the enemy.”

Parler says it’s the last place for free speech online. But it’s restricting speech, too – The conservative alternative to Twitter wants to be a place for free speech for all. It turns out, rules still apply.

Here’s is a screenshot of a message from one of the owners of Parler explaining just what kind of fine people are signing up for the service:

And it isn’t just people who think a photo of poop is an effective argument. Related to the article above about the Mercers funding this, it was reported back in January that anyone they identified as not being in the alt-right tank, or anyone who challenged any alt-right arguments, were being banned: As Predicted: Parler Is Banning Users It Doesn’t Like.

None of this should surprise anyone who are had extended interactions with the rightwingers who scream about free speech. Because it is clear that their definition of free speech as always been that they get to say whatever they want, and they get to shout down anyone who disagrees with them. Contrariwise, they think censorship is when other people push back on things they say, or when private citizens or private companies choose not to amplifly their opinions or allow them to use our forums for their opinions.

And when I say “our” I am including me. I just love those comments that I sometimes get from people demanded that I approve their comment full of racist and/or homophobic and/or misogynist and/or anti-semitic BS in response to something I posted. It’s my blog, I moderate comments. If you try to leave a comment it tells you that you will be moderated. If you want to spew that hatred on your own blog, go ahead. On your own blog.

If you want to have a good faith, respectful discussion, I can do that. But I’m not going to publish your irrational, counterfactual hate. And that’s all Twitter or Facebook or the others are doing when the (very inconsistently) enforce their rules. The sad thing is that Twitter and Facebook and the like actually bendover backwards to let alt-right wingnuts post their hate and vitriol. But that’s a topic for another day.

Friday Five (delusional states edition)

We have reached the third Friday in November. Our long national nightmare isn’t quite over, but we can see the ending from here.

There are so many fights we still have to win, but I am convinced we can do it. Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance—a day to remember our trans siblings who are no longer with us, and to pledge ourselves to fight for a world where we no longer need to memorialize those who have been taken from us.

So let’s get to the Friday Five. This week I’m not breaking rules, but I’m breaking traditions. This week I bring you: five stories about the transgender day of remembrance, the top five stories of the week, five stories about the pandemic, five stories about sore losers, five stories about haters and other deplorables, and five videos (plus notable obituaries and some things I wrote).

This Week in the Transgender Day of Remembrance:

Deadly year for trans community as Transgender Day of Remembrance marked.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

Murdered, Suffocated And Burned Alive: 350 Transgender People Killed In 2020.

Between Two Worlds: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020.

Faith: It’s time once again to celebrate the diversity of humanity.

Stories of the Week:

PTSD expert explains how America can heal from Trump’s abuse: There need to be ‘consequences for the horrible things that happened’.

Out MSNBC analyst Steve Kornacki makes “Sexiest Men of 2020” list & it is about damn time.

Lil Nas X shut down a failed Republican candidate that came for him on Twitter with just seven words.

‘This isn’t a game’: Michelle Obama urges smooth transition – On Instagram, Obama recounted how she and her husband invited Donald Trump to the White House days after his shock 2016 win.

Trans teen gets pregnant after finding she has ovaries, uterus, cervix .

This Week in the Pandemic:

Was April 7, 2020 the day that sealed the fate of America?

The Coronavirus Has Now Killed 250,000 People in the U.S..

Damage to multiple organs recorded in ‘long Covid’ cases – Exclusive: study of low-risk individuals finds impairments four months after infection.

Everything You Need to Know About Covid-19 Testing Before the Holidays.

This young ER doctor had to tell Covid-19 patients when it was time to say goodbye to their families. Then the virus knocked him down.

This Week in Sore Losers:

Could GOP states ignore voters and send Trump delegates to the Electoral College? – It’s unlikely. Here’s how the byzantine body really works.

President Donald Trump’s election campaign on Wednesday asked a judge to declare him the winner in Pennsylvania, saying the state’s Republican-controlled legislature should select the electors that will cast votes in the U.S. Electoral College system.

‘Just ridiculous’: CNN speaks to Georgia voter the Trump campaign falsely claimed was dead.

‘Karen Was Upset’: Trump Suit Cites Mostly Trivial Complaints By GOP Poll-Watchers .

In abrupt reversal, Michigan’s largest county certifies election results – Allies of President Donald Trump had celebrated the initial deadlock in Wayne County, even though the dispute was highly unlikely to alter the outcome of the election.

This Week in Haters and Other Deplorable People:

Disturbing new details in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer reveal their Plan B was to takeover the Michigan capitol building with 200 combatants, who would stage a week-long series of televised executions of public officials.

Trump makes one last effort to cut Social Security, maximize hurt to the disabled.

Georgia’s secretary of state says fellow Republicans are pressuring him to find ways to exclude legal ballots.

Two terrifyingly anti-LGBT+ candidates running for Virginia governor want to make queer people ‘second class’ citizens.

2019 Was The Deadliest Year For Hate Crimes On Record, New FBI Data Shows – The overall number of hate crimes also rose to a 10-year high, even as fewer law enforcement agencies bothered to report their statistics.

In Memoriam:

Seattle Aquarium’s oldest sea otter, Lootas, dies at 23.

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Things I wrote:

Weekend Update 11/15/2020: Sore Losers and Suckers.

And the BS lawsuits continue….

A bit of this, a bit of that, and I think I need more coffee….

Topical Videos!

Michigan Republicans Disgrace The GOP With Failed Attempt To Block Certification Of Election Results:

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Trump & Election Results: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO):

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Trump Bullies Election Officials & Giuliani’s Hair Has A Meltdown | The Daily Social Distancing Show:

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President Obama is Scared of Sasha and Roasts Donald Trump:

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Don’t Tell Donald He’s NOT RE-ELECTED TODAY! – Randy Rainbow Parody:

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A bit of this, a bit of that, and I think I need more coffee…

Cup which reads “COFFEE because adulting is hard.”

“Coffee because adulting is hard.”

I don’t live in one of the states that have run out of hospital beds due to the pandemic and is trying to ship COVID patients to neighboring states… yet. But like everywhere else in the U.S. we’ve been experiencing a big surge in cases. So this last Sunday the governor announced a return to earlier restrictions. In door dining is once again not allowed (I still don’t understand why anyone would do that–we’ve been sticking with take out or contactless delivery if we’re not cooking for ourselves). The only restriction that will change my current behavior is that occupancy levels in essential retail businesses is ratcheted down to 25% occupancy. Limits at that level will mean we’ll be back to lining up outside the store and trying to keep 6′ apart in the line.

Which we were on Monday when I went to Costco. I arrived close to opening, I was masked up, had a list, and was hopeful to get through the trip quickly. By the time I got to the front of the line, the guy managing the line said: “I feel like a bouncer at a rock concert!” The woman in front of me said something along the lines of “You’re the guy to know!” and then something else I couldn’t quite make out from 6 feet away and over the sounds of the rain. The guy managing the line then said, “Everyone’s being cool about it, even those that were caught by surprise.”

I got in. The store didn’t seem deserted, but it wasn’t super crowded, either. Most people were being good about trying to observe social distancing. I found the items on my list, got in line, and felt the need to tweet about the fact that I was in line with the only things in my cart being items on our list. The cashier who checked me out opined that the lines outside would vanish completely as soon as word got out that they were out of toilet paper and paper towels.

When I got out of the store it was raining a lot harder than it had been while I was waiting to get in. I particularly noticed that the cardboard boxes my purchases were in were beginning to get noticeably wet in that short time. I quickly loaded the back of the car and closed the tailgate.

As I had been transferring my stuff, another Subaru of similar vintage as ours pulled into the empty spot next to me. I was just turning the cart to roll it to one of the cart return racks when the guy from the other car said, “I’ll take your cart!” He was fumbling to get his mask on.

I replied. “If you want, though it might be awkward in the line.”

He looked at me like I’d grown two extra heads. I shrugged and stepped back to let him take the cart, and he rolled off, grumbling.

I got in the car and before I had taken my masks off my glasses completely fogged over. I started the car and turn up the defrosters. After a minute or two or so I realized that the windshield seemed clear but my glasses were still completely fogged. So I held my glasses in front of one of the defroster vents and waited for everything to clear up so I could drive.

I was just putting the glasses back on when the guy reappeared in the spot between our two cars, empty handed. As he climbed into his car his gaze met mine, and his unhappy expression got more angry (he’d already taken off his mask). He exclaimed, “They’re out of toilet paper!” As if it was my fault, and slammed his door.

I decided to wait another minute, and as I expected he started his vehicle right away and backed out fast.

I drove home at my usual pace. While unloading the goods, I had a little issue with the case of diced tomatoes almost falling apart in my arms as I dashed inside. It was raining really hard. Amongst the bounty I brought home was a 10-pound turkey for Thanksgiving (small enough for just the two of us) and a 10-pound bag of sweet potatoes (there will be several dishes those go into, not just for the holiday). The pantry is also once again well stocked with canned vegetables and related things.

Even though my husband has to go to work each day, I try to limit my trips out of the house. So a trip where I get us enough food to last a couple weeks again if we have to is all right.

On the other hand, I just got a notice from the pharmacy of a refill being ready, and that means over the next week or so most of the rest of my prescriptions will come up. I try to just make one trip for all of them, but sometimes (as happened a couple months ago), when I do that I get a call from the pharmacy saying that they’re going put it back one the shelf if I don’t come get it that day–or assure them that I am coming in soon.

Completely unrelated, I need to finish putting away the Halloween decorations. Should have happened earlier, but, well, time has become a fog.

And the BS lawsuits continue…

“Trump is filling bullshit lawsuits to generate headlines. None of them will flip a single state.”

“Trump is filling bullshit lawsuits to generate headlines. None of them will flip a single state.”

I’m still spending most of my energy on NaNoWriMo, so you get another news link post:

Trump’s election ‘legal challenges’ won’t change 2020 results. Can he win by losing?

‘I have never seen this before’: Legal expert stunned by argument in latest Trump voter fraud lawsuit. And not because it’s brilliant.

Weekend Update 11/15/2020: Sore Losers and Suckers

Taking a short break from NaNoWriMo to share some more news links.

“There have been more Trump aides who have tested positive for coronavirus since the election than documented cases of voter fraud.”

“There have been more Trump aides who have tested positive for coronavirus since the election than documented cases of voter fraud.”

At least 40 in Trump inner circle have contracted Covid – who are the newest cases? – Another cluster was identified this week – and several infected people had attended the White House’s election night party.

More than 130 Secret Service officers are said to be infected with coronavirus or quarantining in wake of Trump’s campaign travel.

The Confederate flag and the MAGA brand have something in common — they both represent lost causes that lasted only four years.

Where Trump’s recount fundraising dollars are really going — Money raised to pay for recounts goes to covering campaign debts, funding future political activities and boosting like-minded figure.

Lost causes, from the Confederacy to Trump.

The Lost Cause of the Trumpocracy.

“The Million MAGA March is mostly men because they're not very good at getting women to come.”

“The Million MAGA March is mostly men because they’re not very good at getting women to come.”

‘Million MAGA March’ Falls More Than 900,000 Short of a Full Deck.

Donald Trump’s “Million MAGA March” Draws 5K People In DC.

White supremacists, far-right groups behind most US domestic terror incidents in 2020.

Roy Den Hollander was entrenched in ‘anti-feminist’ male supremacy movement – The suspect in an ambush on a judge’s family was a member of Men Going Their Own Way, who seek to avoid “the negative influence of women entirely.”.

Friday Five (daily double edition)

New York Times front page…

We have reached the second Friday in November. Half of my brain says that surely that can’t be right because it is obciously many, many, many months past that date–while the other half of my brain keeps hoping that it is much earlier in the year.

I wish I had some words of wisdom, but most days I feel as if I am barely hanging on to any semblance of reality by by fingernails. The fragileness of it all ought to have been alleviated by Trump being trounced in the election, but the evil narcissist is still officially president for nearly 70 more days, so no, it hasn’t.

So let’s get to the Friday Five. This week I an breaking a few rules. But since the rules I am breaking don’t imperil the republic, I dont feel guilty about them. So, the week I bring you: the top five stories that have nothing to do with either presidential campaign of the week, five stories of interest to queers and our allies, five stories about the pandemic, five stories about the possible future of our fragile republic, five stories about the evil forces trying to destroy our republic, five stories about the sore loser, five stories about haters and other deplorables, and five videos (plus notable obituaries and some things I wrote).

Stories of the Week:

Squid-like creature that looked like a giant paperclip lived 200 years.

The Problem with Honey Bees – They’re important for agriculture, but they’re not so good for the environment.

That ‘murder hornet’ nest scientists found and destroyed had nearly 200 queens. They say they got there ‘just in the nick of time’.

Newly discovered primate ‘already facing extinction’.

Two-million-year-old skull of human ‘cousin’ unearthed.

This Week in News for Queers and Allies:

Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws Will Move to States, With Trump Judges to Defend Them.

New ‘blueprint’ lights way for Biden to reverse Trump policies on LGBTQ rights.

Wentworth Miller Says He’s Done With ‘Prison Break’ And Playing Straight Men – The “Legends of Tomorrow” actor, who is gay, said he’s eager to focus on queer representation on-screen moving forward.

Biden-Harris Transition Team Includes Trans Veteran, LGBTQ+ Notables.

Gay man adopts five siblings because family is forever (even if it changes slightly) – A former foster kid, he knew how hard it could be in the system. After all, he was separated from his eight siblings when he entered the system himself.

This Week in the Pandemic:

Everything you need to know about the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. “Many vaccines which require cold storage need to be kept at around 4°C or lower but it has been suggested that the Pfizer vaccine needs to be stored at -70°C. This could pose problems for transport and storage of the vaccine.” That is a really big logistical nightmare that very few are talking about… How will a COVID vaccine be distributed once it’s approved by FDA?

Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing. Here’s what it will take to gain control – Experts continue to emphasize the importance of masks, social distancing and other public health measures.

U.S. sets another record with over 153,000 new coronavirus cases as states threaten lockdowns.

‘You Can See The Regret’: ICU Nurse On Patients Who Failed To Take COVID Precautions.

Pelosi, Schumer renew push for $3.4T coronavirus relief bill, teeing up battle with McConnell.

This Week in the Future of Democracy:

Big John Fetterman Can Save the Democratic Party — if the Democrats Let Him – Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor on why Democrats must embrace legal weed, what he thinks about fracking, and why Trump has a clear lane to running in 2024.

What ‘Centrists’ Don’t Understand About Liberalism – Equality is the root of Democratic politics and policies. “Centrist” republicans are just bog-standard republicans who are too dim to realize they are using dog-whistles when they use them.

‘We’re not some demonic cult’: Democrats fume over faulty messaging – Rank-and-file lawmakers are anxious, but major leadership changes are unlikely.

Sen. Angus King Says Republican Silence Is Putting National Defense In Danger.

Tlaib lashes out at centrist Dems over election debacle: ‘I can’t be silent’ – In a scathing memo, progressives say centrists are playing into Republicans “divide-and-conquer racism.”.

This Week in Failing to Prove Election Fraud:

Coalition of election officials, stakeholders says there is ‘no evidence’ votes were compromised.

USPS ‘Whistleblower’ Told Agents Project Veritas Penned His Ballot-Tampering Claim = Audio of Richard Hopkins’ interview with investigators shows him walking back his claim of ballot-tampering and admitting he wasn’t fully aware of what was in the affidavit.

In poll watcher affidavits, Trump campaign offers no evidence of fraud in Detroit ballot-counting.

Single Nevada case shows futility of Trump effort to reverse election result.

Former WA Republican Attorney General: ‘Irresponsible’ to try forcing electoral college to defy state voters.

This Week in Sore Losers:

Donations under $8K to Trump ‘election defense’ instead go to president, RNC.

Team Biden sees Trump’s post-election fight as comedy of errors.

Trump Reportedly Screamed at Rupert Murdoch Over Fox News’ Arizona Call for Biden.

Four Seasons Total Landscaping Is a Perfect Trump Backdrop.

Trump’s temper tantrum shows why we must stop praising those who don’t accept defeat.

This Week in Haters and Other Deplorable People:

Michigan governor kidnap mastermind wanted to execute her on live TV and burn the state capitol: report.

Militia leader Stewart Rhodes says he has men stationed outside of D.C. ready to engage in violence on Trump’s order.

‘Embrace Your Bullsh!t’ – The Top Five Times the Religious Right practically swooned over Donald Trump.

Meet Dean Browning, the politician busted for likely posing as gay, Black, Trump-lover on Twitter.

Democratic Officials Lied About Role in Alex Morse Smear, Internal Report Finds – A Democratic attorney urged students to leak vague allegations against Morse to Politico, the students told an internal party investigator.

In Memoriam:

Legendary Trans Performer Bambi Lake Passes Away at Age 70.

Alex Trebek, Revered Host of ‘Jeopardy!’ for 36 Years, Dies at 80.

Remembering Alex Trebek, The Man With All The Answers.

‘Jeopardy!’ producer talks Alex Trebek’s ‘nice final day’ before his death – “He was coherent. He wasn’t in pain, and the fact that he had a nice final day, I think makes all of us in the ‘Jeopardy!’ family feel much better,” one of the show’s executive producers told TODAY.

Opinion: Alex Trebek left us a tremendous gift.

Tributes Pour Out for Alex Trebek After ‘Jeopardy’ Icon Loses Cancer Battle; Producers Reveal Final Show Date.

A Wake for Alex Trebek – Jeopardy! contestants, past and present, mourn the loss of their legendary host.

Things I wrote:

Weekend Update 11/7/2020: Biden-Harris for the win.

Sunday Update 11/8/2020: Sore loser.

“My name is Inigo Montoya. You tried to destroy my Republic. Prepare to lose the election!”.

So it ends in a scruffy parking lot between a dildo store and a crematorium.

Random Noun Syndrome, or, if a white-bearded queer can’t laugh at himself, who can?

Dragged kicking and screaming….

Topical Videos!

Republicans Are 0 For 10 In Lawsuits Seeking To Overturn Biden’s Election Win:

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Trump Lost the 2020 Election, So Republicans Are Attacking Democracy: A Closer Look:

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Trump Has Yet To Show Real Evidence Of Fraud, But Getting Him Out Of Office May Be A Bumpy Ride:

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McEnany’s answer stuns Cooper: That’s next level stuff “Soon, as many 282,000 Americans will have died”:

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“Weird Al” Yankovic – I Lost On Jeopardy (Official Video)
This video needs some context. Weird Al wrote this parody just a bit over a year before the first episode of the rebooted Jeopardy hosted by Alex Trebek was recored. The set shown in this music video is based on the way Jeopardy looked during its initial run during the ’60s and ’70s. Art Fleming, who was the host for it’s entire first run until 1979 appears in the video. Don Pardoe, who was the announcer on this and dozens of other NBC show during the 50s, 60s, and 70s has a vocal appearance. Those you not old enough to remember to old version of Jeopardy by recognize Pardo as the man who was the announcer for more than 25 seasons of Saturday Night Live. This Weird Al song is a parody of the pop song “(Our Love’s in) Jeopardy” recorded by the the Greg Kihn band and reached the Top Ten in 1983. Greg Kihn makes a cameo at the very end in an appearance that evokes the official music video of his band’s song. While technically this Weird Al song has nothing to do with the Trebek Era of Jeopardy I still think it is a tribute to the deep cultural impact the show has had on us all:

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Dragged kicking and screaming…

Continuing to put most of my writing energy into NaNoWriMo, here’s a gifset swiped from harry-styles.tumblr.com:

“Trump has reportedly say to allies that he will have to be dragged ouf of the White House kicking and screaming.”

“Trump has reportedly say to allies that he will have to be dragged ouf of the White House kicking and screaming.”

“Good.”

“Good.”

I’m with you brother. Bonus if he’s in handcuffs…

Random Noun Syndrome, or, if a white-bearded queer can’t laugh at himself, who can?

This image actually has almost nothing to do with this post, but I wanted to share it along with this observation: they are each things which whiny manbabies will refuse to wear because they mildly don’t like the way wearing them feels, and they believe their personal comfort and pleasure is worth risking the safety of other people including their loved ones.

This image actually has almost nothing to do with this post, but I wanted to share it along with this observation: they are each things which whiny manbabies will refuse to wear because they don’t like the way wearing them feels, and they believe their personal comfort and pleasure is worth risking the safety of other people including their loved ones.

My husband and I seldom go grocery shopping together. Most of the time I do the grocery shopping for the household, though we have a shared shopping list and we consult about it frequently. One of the reasons this particular division of labor has happened is because my husband doesn’t drive, so for grocery trips where we plan to buy a bunch of stuff, I need to be included because I’m the one who can operate the car. Another reason is that because of our schedules, the big shopping trip each week usually happens on Saturday, and that’s the day that he tends to sleep through because his job requires him to be at work each day before 5am, but he is even less of a morning person than I am.

For a lot of weird reasons related to various social commitment we had (all of which were fulfilled through online meetings, so we are still isolating and practicing social distancing), he wound up accompanying me on this last weekend’s main grocery run. And a couple of funny thing happened.

At one point we turned the cart up an aisle, and I pointed down at the second from the bottom shelf and said, “We are either completely out of or nearly out of those, so pick a couple out.”

His reply was a confused. “Are you sure? I mean, if you mean the variety packs, maybe…”

I explained why I was certain we were nearly out, having had to throw at least one of the cardboard wrappers in the recycle earlier in the week. And he asked, “Cardboard???”

I turned around to look at him, and instead of looking at the nearly-at-the-bottom shelf I had pointed at more than once, now, he was looking at the very tippy-top shelf…

I had pointed at collections of snack-packs that we both liked. I like them because they were a balance of protein, fat, and minimal carbohydrates and were perfect for those times between my meals when my blood sugar dips lower than it ought. And he likes them because they were mostly shelf-stable and would tide him over between meals at work when needed. He was looking at the packs of cheese sticks. And he was right, we were nowhere near being out of the cheese sticks.

But they were not the thing I pointed at, and he admitted that he couldn’t remember if he had actually looked at my hand to see what I was pointing at. We decided the confusion was that since he is so much taller than me, he is always looking at things at his own eye-level first, and he just thought when I said “those” I was referring to what he was already looking at.

At another point in the trip we turned up the spice aisle. I pointed down at a low shelf where, among other things, various containers of pepper were arrayed. There were tins of ground black pepper, jars of whole peppercorns in black, green, or multi-colored, similar pepper variety jars with grinders build into the lids, and so forth.

Michael asked why I was stopping. I said, “The big pepper grinder keeps falling off the back of the spice shelf, and it’s hard for me to retrieve it, so I thought we should get a small one to keep next to the stove.”

And he looked at me with a very perplexed expression and said extremely slowly, “Okay…”

I continued, “Just pick out one of the small pepper grinders and we’ll be fine.”

“What?”

I sighed and rolled my eyes. “If you don’t want to limit it to one, pick out one of the other pepper grinders, too, they’re all on sale. Maybe a black and a green? Or a black and a variety?”

He was now looking at me with an extremely concerned expression, as if he thought I was having a stroke. “I don’t know what you’re talking about, honey.” And his tone of voice implied he thought something worse than a stroke was happening.

I was really irritated by this point, and opened my mouth to explain again from the beginning. Except at that moment some far off slice of my brain interrupted, and did the equivalent of playing back to me the recording of the conversation. The beginning of which was actually, “The big coffee grinder keeps falling off the back of the spice shelf…”

Every single time that I had meant to say “pepper grinder” what had actually come out of my mouth was “coffee grinder.” And, of course, since we were standing in front of the spices, there was no coffee anywhere in sight, never mind that while American grocery stores may sell both ground and whole bean coffee, they don’t usually sell the grinders.

I laughed and said, “Pepper grinder. I meant to say that it’s the pepper grinder I keep losing behind the shelf, and I don’t usually feel like moving the chest freezer so I can get back there.”

“Oh! That makes sense!”

After we got home, while I was putting other groceries away, my husband pulled out the chest freezer and the shelf unit and retrieved the big pepper grinder… and then he went through the rest of the shelf unit and he found not one, not two, but three medium-sized bottles of whole peppercorns meant to refill the grinder. And each of them had been opened at some point and had some of their peppercorns removed. He was able to finish emptying all three and completely fill the big grinder, getting rid of three some bottles and making the shelf somewhat less crowded. So I might possibly be slightly less likely to knock something off the back of the shelf moving forward.

Keep your fingers crossed!

So it ends in a scruffy parking lot between a dildo store and a crematorium

Still trying to put most of my energy into NaNoWrMo, so once more, not much in the way of a substantive blog post.

“I'm sorry I can't let this go: the same people who can't find the right Four Seasons want you to believe they uncovered 40,000 fraudulent ballots in Philadelphia?”

“I’m sorry I can’t let this go: the same people who can’t find the right Four Seasons want you to believe they uncovered 40,000 fraudulent ballots in Philadelphia?”

The Best Four Seasons Total Landscaping Memes For Your Viewing Pleasure.

“Witness” Featured At Rudy Giuliani’s PA Dildo Shop Adjacent Press Conference Is Convicted Sex Offender.

Moving on?

How to reuse or recycle political signs instead of adding to landfills.

Fox News Did The Bare Minimum And Finally Stopped Showing The Trump Team’s Latest Election Lies.

Rupert Murdoch ‘told Trump he had lost’ after he whinged about Fox coverage.

Elseweb, people asked how my NaNoWriMo word count was going. As you can see in the above image, not badly at all, thank you.

Finally, let’s let the great Kate McKinnon finish things off:

SNL’s Kate McKinnon and Colin Jost Totally Lose It Ridiculing Rudy Giuliani Over His ‘Four Seasons’ Trump Lawsuit Press Conference:

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“My name is Inigo Montoya. You tried to destroy my Republic. Prepare to lose the election!”

I’m doing NaNoWriMo, and have already diverted a lot of attention on the election and commentary thereof. So instead of a substantial blog post, here is a fun meme-set swiped from iamjohnlocked4life.tumblr.com:

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