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@holgerfrohloff no not yet, we did start Liveship though.

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😈⚽️ Just offered some of my Atlanta coworkers a Corn Jersey.

A Indiana jersey that looks like giant corn on the cob
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⚽️ Yes! 3rd quarterfinal cupset in Open Cup history and Indy Eleven on to the Open Cup semifinal with 2-1 over Atlanta!

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⚽️ Dax McCarty OG makes it #IXI 2-0 Atlanta!

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⚽️ Lobjanidze looks like he probably rides a unicycle.

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⚽️ Woohoo! Lower league takes the lead! #IXI 1 - Atlanta United 0

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⚽️ Stat they just shared: only 2 of 138 matches have had a #USL team go past an #MLS side to get into the semifinal.

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⚽️ The #IXI were having a good run there for a bit, but have had a harder time the last couple games, and are coming off a very recent match without much recovery time.

Hoping for a good showing against Atlanta United. #OpenCup

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🎶 new shuffle playlist:

  • unrated
  • 4-star and not played in a year
  • 5-star and not played in the last two weeks
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@ChrisJWilson probably not exactly the types you prayer books you are thinking of, but:

1) Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals. I enjoy both the big hardback and the pocket edition. 2) To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings. I really liked a lot of the stuff my spouse shared from this.

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@platypus reminds me of the meme that the USA and Australia o/possums accidentally got swapped

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@tinyroofnail that’s incredible

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📑 Sunday Quote

“We’re called to be peacemakers, and peacemakers cannot be fearmongers”
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Did you know?

“Going goblin mode” means watching an episode of DS9 🖖

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@ChrisJWilson if you want a taste of the book, all my highlights are in a post.

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@ChrisJWilson I don’t have kids, so am hesitant to weigh in too heavily.

The problems they mention are valid. Many of their recommendations have merit, but I am unsure of the degrees.

In our “for or against” culture (one of the problems they highlight), many will see them as being pro- or anti- some particular stance, but their positions seem appropriately nuanced.

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📚 June reads, courtesy of StoryGraph

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As USAmericans celebrate independence day: solidarity with all indigenous peoples, lands still under colonial rule, and peoples targeted by empire.

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@joelmeador that really whips the llama’s ass

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⚽️ What was the worst? #MastodonFC

  • Refs
  • Berhalter
  • VAR
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@toddgrotenhuis of course there were others, and even well before this, but this is interesting to me because:

1) I just thought of this as “alternative” at the time 2) there’s been much more since

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🎶 Listening to Hum’s “You’d Prefer to Be an Astronaut” album and I keep thinking “how were you making post-hardcore way back in 1994?”

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@pberry let’s share notes when you are done!

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@aa Purse turned out great!

(I have to confess I zoomed in to look at your pencil.)

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@MitchW I’m sorry/you’re welcome 😆

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🦇 every once in a while, I think about how bats fly using their fingers

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@johnchandler sweet. I guess I didn’t realize they made good travel packs, too.

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@patrickrhone looks promising!

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@jessekelber this is basically my outdoors setup, yes!

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Ok you gearheads. Riddle me this:

is there a good backpack with a backpack?

I’m thinking something like:

near backpack has clothes, etc. outer backpack has laptop etc.

This exists for outdoors (I can put my little dayhiker on my backpacking pack), but I’m not sure if a good traveler version exists?

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⚽️ man of the match: the ref

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⚽️ saw that Turner shot on the sidelines. Are we sure he isn’t the Jedi?

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@toddgrotenhuis I should have said “no red cards”

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⚽️ another fine goal ruined by VAR

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⚽️ let’s go! #USMNT

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⚽️ Things I’m looking for from the #USMNT tonight:

  1. A truly great bounce pass
  2. No injuries
  3. Like, I dunno, a win or something
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@ng76 this is a rad idea

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📚 Sharing for no reason:

"Television, as I have implied earlier, serves us most usefully when presenting junk-entertainment; it serves us most ill when it co-opts serious modes of discourse—news, politics, science, education, commerce, religion—and turns them into entertainment packages. We would all be better off if television got worse, not better. The A-Team and Cheers are no threat to our public health. 60 Minutes, Eye-Witness News and Sesame Street are." (Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death)
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⚽️ It’s been so hectic at work and home that I haven’t seen a single Euro or Copa match, yet.

However, if things go well today, I’ll be at the #USMNT game tonight!

(Dreading the traffic because it’s also “debate” night nearby.)

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Keep Your Own Archives

(and because I posted this on my micro.blog, I just automatically got an archived copy of the post!)

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I often think there is a problem with my rip of this track, but it’s just how the first moment starts.

(NIN - A Warm Place)

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@ayjay I’m hoping to find a list of leagues/competitions that don't use VAR, but havent found one. Maybe this is a crowdsourcing opportunity.

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Another shirt update (probably one of those crypto-fascist brands like Grunt Style):

It’s ok to be American

My dude: you are not oppressed.

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@jabel Yup. I’m also remembering such high-brow statements as “wow, what a post, that guy is really gonna get Fisked”.

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@jabel very much yes. Oh how we threw it around with such “righteous” condescension!

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@ChrisJWilson she sounds awesome

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@thedimpause @manton ahh good catch. There was no message or notification from either system, so wasn’t sure where that lived.