barlowjk

statutory web presence

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reverse shibboleth

dictionaryofobscuresorrows:

n. the practice of answering a cellphone with a generic “Hello?” as if you didn’t already know exactly who was calling—which is a little like the egg requirement that marketers added to early cake mixes in the 1950s, an antiquated extra step that’s only there to reassure you that it’s an authentic homecooked meal, just like grandma used to make.

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He who receives ideas from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine receives light without darkening me.

Thomas Jefferson (via)

Is it bad that I read this and immediately concluded that Jefferson would have been in favour of filesharing, legal or otherwise?

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I just friended a sociopath on Facebook. We went to high school together and today is his birthday.

I just friended a sociopath on Facebook. We went to high school together and today is his birthday.

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Women have - there’s no two ways about this - really been shafted by the simple fact that men fancy them,
Caitlin Moran, ‘How to Be a Woman’.