Following morganth is not for everyone.
People who are allergic to BODY ONCE TOLD ME jokes should not follow morganth.
Side effects of following morganth may include mild amusement, bafflement, and reinforcement of the stereotype that people who live in #NYC can’t shut up about NYC.
Ask your doctor if following morganth is right for you.
I’m in Los Angeles for work, and I continue to not see what’s so gosh-darned special about In N Out. It’s a fast-food burger. It’s a perfectly good fast-food burger, but it’s no better than a hundred others. But Californians talk about it like it’s in a league of its own.
In the interest of fairness to both coasts I should acknowledge that I feel the same way about Shake Shack.
NYC folks: if you'd like a free ticket to my day long workshop this Friday about, essentially, how to run a great Mastodon instance for your community, I have discount codes!
It's based on my https://runyourown.social guide but it uses the guide as a jumping off point and I get into some of the nitty gritty, including things like "how to stay on top of Mastodon releases and keep your community informed of new features if you don't know anything about programming"
My wife wanted to make mashed potatoes, and we still had some buttermilk left over from another recipe, so I suggested just substituting it for the regular milk.
Holy crap I may never go back to mashed potatoes made with regular milk. These have this extra level of zip.
"Seasons in the Sun" grumbling, 3/?
A bad, non-rhyming, non-scanning, but much better structured version would be something like:
"Together we went on hikes and dates/
Learned of ABCs and love/
Skinned our knees and skinned our hearts".
If they'd done that, but managed to make it rhyme and scan, it would be much better.
"Seasons in the Sun" grumbling, 2/?
Furthermore, the chronology is wrong. Skinned knees should come before skinned hearts, and ditto love (in the sense that the song means it) and ABCs.
I know it's written to rhyme and scan, but it's just close enough to a decent poetic construction to annoy me every time.
"Seasons in the Sun" grumbling, 1/?
Someone online recently referenced the "classic" song "Seasons in the Sun", and it reminded me of a long-held gripe I have about the song.
In one verse, the singer is reminiscing about a childhood friend, and sings:
"Together we climbed hills and trees/
Learned of love and ABCs/
Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees".
"Love/ABCs" and "skinned hearts/skinned knees" is a nice parallel, but "hills/trees" doesn't cue it up.
Genetalia joke, NYC
Why did the New Yorker wait on the platform as several B trains came and went?
They wanted the D.
I met a traveller from the desert, late one night
Where their eyes beheld an antique sight
For two vast stone legs from the sand began to rise
And suddenly to his surprise
They did the mash, they did the trunkless mash
The trunkless mash, it was a desert smash
Theye did the mash, it caught on in a flash
They did the mash, they did the monster mash
Went to see 6 1/2th Avenue on my lunch walk today. I've lived in the city for ages and had never seen it before! That's something I love about #NYC; there's always more to discover.
Mind you, I don't know why they call it an avenue. It's just a series of pedestrian plazas. But it has official street signs and everything.
Saw Oklahoma on #Broadway today. Great production. They really lean into the darkness of the story. One character was clearly intended to be an incel, and the hero ended up as enough of a reflection of him to not feel fully heroic. They did this without changing the script—it was all in the acting and the direction.
Unfortunately, the performer I had gone to see wasn’t there. (The Tony winner whose name I’m forgetting.) But her understudy was amazing so I can’t complain.
I'm a storyteller in both my personal and my professional lives. Expect weird musings and cute cat pictures.
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