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Terrible, sad to see this happening anywhere, much less here where I live.

Muslim Taxi Driver Shot In Pittsburgh On Thanksgiving Day
The shooter allegedly talked to the driver about ISIS before opening fire.
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R2K2 [sic] cameo reported in TFA: but either you already heard or you have no idea what that means. #schroedingersspoiler
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#Lisztomania in case you think he's exaggerating.
As a bit of a musical accompaniment for your day, there's nothing quite like Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody #2. I'm convinced that he wrote this simply because it would be a lot of fun to play, and with the secondary purpose of seducing women. (Seriously, there's a pause just before the last page – 8:28 in this video – where Liszt marks that you should stick in a cadenza, which is musical speak for "improv for a while." Hamelin spends the next three minutes doing so like crazy, but I'm not at all convinced that Liszt's favorite thing to do wasn't just to pause dramatically, find some appropriate person in the audience, and wink at them before going into the crashing final page. Done properly, this should be an excellent seduction tactic.)

If the title of the piece or its first few minutes sound unfamiliar to you, jump over to 5:28 or so, and you'll recognize it from Looney Tunes and many another old show. And then go back to the beginning, because how Liszt gets to that passage is half the fun.

If you'd prefer a more visual entertainment, Valentina Lisista's performance demonstrates that (a) it's almost impossible to play through this piece with a straight face, and (b) the required hand movements greatly exceed the frame rate of a television camera. ( But Hamelin's is more fun to listen to, IMHO.
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Wow. Incredible. 
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This graph will make you happy and then sad (from left to right on the x axis.)
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Catching up on Doctor Who.
#10 could with effort convince you that he is scary (Waters of Mars looking at you, btw did anyone else have flashbacks during The Martian?)
#12 can occasionally persuade you into thinking that he is not scary. Maybe. #goodcop #yourface 
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I am woefully out of date with the series, but Ten always seemed to exude the kind of quiet menace under cheery confidence that comes from knowing you can kick the ass of everyone in the room if you need to.

Also, Human Nature/Family of Blood. :shudder:
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Schwa is the Zygon of vowels

[Context: three-way argument about how pegasus is spelled and/or pronounced]
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No, but small children are stubborn.
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Score and snap. This is not a stealthy activity.
me: "that was me! Everything is fine!"
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As long as you're not doing that in the back of a driving car, shouldn't be too big of a deal? 
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to quote Galaxy Quest: ":-o that ain't right".
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The Martian: AMAZING.
that is all.
(The trailers before The Martian: CINEMARK DO YOU EVEN KNOW ME. The Revenant, The Big Short, Joy, and Carol. I officially take back everything I have ever said about my apathy regarding the Supes vs Batman trailer.)
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also there were at least two places where I laughed louder than was socially acceptable in an audience that probably liked those trailers (I forget what the other* one was which probably means there were more than two actually.)
* one was Glorfindel
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Looks like it's "wipikedia passes the hat" day.
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Cool. I've never actually tried it. So far I'm either being stared at by since PTA minion or its too late to make the last pay cheque of the year.
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(kind of old)
the speech bubbles are what ultimately killed me. #diedlaughing
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If you know me even slightly or in an on-the-internet way, feel free to say hi; I'll be happy to hear from you.  You might want to remind me how we know each other, because I am a ditz.

Can't place the quote that's under my name?  It's from Swallows and Amazons.
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Younger than Ewan McGregor, shorter than Martin Freeman. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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