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In response to wildswan's comment:


That's so. . . stupid. Wordle is a program the you can enter blocks of text into and it creates "word clouds." Ican' believe something so utterly innocuous is blocked.



I present a short sampling of other utterly innocuous blocked websites:
cutethingsfallingasleep.org
thisiswhyyourefat.com
wordle.net
youtube (ok, potentially not innocuous, but damnit I just want to be able...
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wildswan:
Good-bad link.

Cute stuff is highly subverting.
mrcrisp:
it's a music video. the band is called hot water music and the song is "giver".

there are 4 men: the drummer, the bassist, and then two men playing acoustic guitars. then men playing the guitars also sing and shout in unison; a guttural harmony.

here are the lyrics:

SPOILERS! (Click to view)

Dream wild in waves of confidence and heart

Don't underestimate the power of your part

Throw the rules away

Trust your gut and make it

On your own



Don't underestimate the glories of the road

Because when you're on your own you've got it all

Throw the rules away

To stand and deliver now.

All is yours



I don't want to sit back to slack and waste it all

Since surrounded with the "Hearts and Souls"

I'll get back on my feet, wash my hands clean

And roll back to the front to sing out

"Here we go!"

Here we go, here we go, here we go...



Throw the rules away

To stand and deliver now.

All is yours



I don't want to sit back to slack and waste it all

Since surrounded with the "Hearts and Souls"

I'll get back on my feet, wash my hands clean

And roll back to the front to sing out

"Here we go!"

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Fact 1: Suicidegirls.com is not considered pornographic in China. We'll see how long this last.

Fact 2: I'm very grateful to whomever re-newed my SG account. That's very sweet.

Fact 3: I'm perplexed.

Fact 4: I'm a terrible pen pal. If I told you I'd write you and then didn't, I'm very sorry.

Fact 5: Let...
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imagoldfish:
so the theory is that is was caused by some kind of "trauma". doctorlady is all, "you bite your nails, don't you?" seriously, biting nails can do that? i keep having flashbacks to the many times i've tried to rip packages open with my teeth and someone is like omg don't do that you'll destroy yr teeth!!!! uh... but i totally only ever used my back teeth for opening beer bottles, and they're all fine. so there.
but yeah, flossing is good. and brushing your teeth.
wildswan:
That's so. . . stupid. Wordle is a program the you can enter blocks of text into and it creates "word clouds." Ican' believe something so utterly innocuous is blocked.
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I'm currently sitting in the lobby of the university hostel where I'm staying. Mosquitos the size of hummingbirds keep trying to suck my precious life energy.

I've been:
- riding a bicycle through the ruins of Sukhothai
- paying less than 1 USD for a can of beer
- eating a shit ton of thai food
- splurging on burgers any chance I can get
- learning...
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subrosa:
Well. Hello there.
be_elzebe:
wtf? HI EVERYBODY!
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Taipei International Airport
one hour after deplaning a twelve hour flight
three hours before a four hour flight

porn is illegal in China, so I'll be in touch until I leave Thailand (2 - 3 weeks?)

I'll miss you, friends!

I'll miss you, beautiful naked ladies!

I'll miss you, obnoxious CE boards!
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wildswan:
Yay! I'm so glad that you've had a safe trip so far! Gosh, things are going to be pretty friggin' amazing! I'm going to re-read Mark Salzman's Iron and Silk in your honor.
northsider:
We won't forget ya! Good luck and travel safe.
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trocc:
aw, that is sad. am i going to see you at the Brain tonight? i'd like to see you before you leave, too!
northsider:
Bummer. And I guess we won't get to see you again before you leave either... Travel safe and I hope to hear from you again. Gung hay fat choy
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Itinerary:
Now through July 5th - Hang out in Chicago. Tie up loose ends. Attend
TESOL classes.
July 5 - July 9 Hang out in San Francisco. Hang out with Mom and hopefully myBB of a brother.
July 10 -- July 31: VIA cross-cultural and TESOL training in Chiang Mai
August 1 -- August 21 (approximately): orientation and Mandarin
classes in Nanjing
Last week of August: arrive in...
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ojaeflo:
I knew imagoldfish had brought it up to the Chicago gang before, so the Metromix story caught my attention when it ran, and I recognized the two of you.
biggrin
munt:
ooo aaa
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trocc:
yeah, i've watched that video about eleven-twenty times now. i can't turn it up loud enough.

i'm hoping to get some drinks with imagoldfish before she falls off the face of the earth and then leaves town - hopefully you'll be able to join us if we pull it off. smile
wildswan:
Sweetheart, you have your own original well of swank to draw from.
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elizathetroll:
Happy Birthday, Ma'am!
apexxx:
Happy Happy Joy Joy, its your Birthday! biggrin hope you have a super freakin awesome day! smile
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The results are in:

I'll be living in Xining for ~ one year (See Figure 1.) I'm totally stoked to visit the famous butter sculptures of the Ta'er Monestary. I'm also interested in checking out the crazy Lhasa-Beijing train. The train reaches an altitude of 16,000 ft; oxygen is pumped to its passengers. Columns that support the line over frozen tundra...
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chitownguy32:
sounds great!
munt:
thank you! it was nice to see you the other night, you left before things got out of control.
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I'm going to China, bitches!

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imagoldfish:
oh my god. look. so gorgeous.
imagoldfish:
aw, just for you baby. jonathan invited himself over for some hangouts tonight. i cooked us a rather lovely dinner, and then fell asleep while we were watching a movie. i think it made him kind of uncomfortable. ooops.

dude, have you scanned our photobooth fantastic yet? because you need to.
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Itinerary

Friday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm: Be'ezlebe is hard at werk. No lunch break.
3:30 pm - 4:40 pm: Take CTA to O'Hare.
4:40: Find out 7 pm flight is delayed until 8 pm.
4:42 - 7:30 pm: Draw mini-comic at airport bar. Eat chicken fingers. 2 whiskeys & 1 beer. *note to self: Midway Airport lets you take...
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wildswan:

1frozen burrito.



Patently wrong!

SPOILERS! (Click to view)
If it was consumed frozen. Or does the scotch serve to heat it up?



trocc:
as it was with you and yr girl. i had a fantastic time, and i hope i get the chance to hang with you all again. smile
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I have a case of the influenza. I'd complain about my strict juice & tea diet, but I've been having my fair share of whiskey and beer.

I think I've been neglecting my friends lately. I should cut that shit out.
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ojaeflo:
Hi!
Friend of the goldfish, and I know I snoozed on meeting you proper at Hungry Brain.
I can't possibly be friends with her and not YOU.
And I assure you I'm OK.
wink

Looking at all the SGChicago photos from a week ago and know I really spaced it, didn't I??
Cute, right???
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imagoldfish: