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Dave Pacheco
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LIFE HACK: learn to like anchovies, and you'll never have to share your pizza with anyone in your family ever again.
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I tried... I can get over the fishyness, it's the salt content that got me.
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You know that couple in the ad where they open a bag of chips and their apartment suddenly turns into a restaurant? I hope they never open a box of condoms.
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I've just realized that if civilization were to collapse today, it would take longer than my remaining lifetime for any skill I currently have to become useful to society again.

"Our people thank you, Mordecai, Leader of the Tribes of the West, for this bison and elk meat. In exchange, please accept this generous coupon for one hour of technical support if you ever have trouble getting your iPhone to sync contacts with iTunes."

I'm fucked.
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'tis a worthy request.

Tell him the following: "YO MAMMA IS AN INERT SLAB OF METAL AND GLASS, AMIRITE?" and then do proceed to hold up the Highest of Fives.

Let the chicken and goat hides by the door of my yurt.
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How many of you are secretly plotting my murder?  Be honest.
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I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.
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The messed-up part of this article is this sentence: "a person's legal rights and social status can be heavily influenced by whether their birth certificate says male or female."

Why the hell would that be still be the case in today's day and age?

Biologically, we're all on a spectrum, and not one that is fixed and determined at point of birth either: essentially we only remain who and what we are by a balancing act of genes that suppress some activities and promote others throughout our entire lives.

The only problem I have with the article is its insistence on referring to differences as "disorders"... sure, that's the classic medical term, but if we all live somewhere on the spectrum, it's kind of hard to classify anyone as "disordered", isn't it? At some point we have to just admit that things aren't as black and white as we may have thought, and stop thinking of the greys as aberrant and needing an intervention to make them conform to a gender binary.

Here's to not fitting in. The best quote from the article is this one:

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“My feeling is that since there is not one biological parameter that takes over every other parameter, at the end of the day, gender identity seems to be the most reasonable parameter,” says Vilain. In other words, if you want to know whether someone is male or female, it may be best just to ask.
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Or even better... ask yourself why it matters and don't worry about it.
The idea of two sexes is simplistic. Biologists now think there is a wider spectrum than that.
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Hum. I wonder how people got to thinking of things in binary terms in the first place?
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/is-jon-stewarts-epic-takedown-of-cnn-a-good-thing-or-a-bad-thing/
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I am very bummed that it is not possible to have the phone number (314)159-2653, and that this number doesn't belong to a pizza restaurant in St. Louis, Missouri.
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"I really think I need to work on myself as a person first."

(my go-to excuse when people invite me to do stuff, because honestly... who's going to argue?)
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Business Idea: take a can of pea soup with you on an airplane, dump it into a sick bag, poke a hole in the bag with a pen and wave it wildly over your head while yelling for a stewardess.

I can't remember why this was a good business idea, but it sounded good when I woke up.
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Sounds like a plan, let us know how it works out. 
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The lovely and talented Elena Giannetti will be starring in Other Desert Cities at BCT starting this Friday Feb 27th. I'm going. You should too.
Bloomington Civic Theatre presents Other Desert Cities, February 27 - March 22, 2015. Directed by Robert Goudy.
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"Oh my god, when in the Course of human events, Becky, it becomes necessary for one people to look at her butt, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare that it's SO big.  We hold this truth to be self-evident: she looks like one of those rap guys' girlfriends."

(Benjamin Franklin's version, first draft.  He was subsequently removed from the writing committee.)
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Her Ass is HUGE !
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MOVIE IDEA: like "Memento", but the main character is the guy at Sony Pictures in charge of greenlighting Spider-Man origin story movies.

"So the kid... gets superpowers from the spider?  BRILLIANT!  SOLD!  GIVE THIS MAN $200 MILLION DOLLARS!"

"Sir, I was reading the back of this DVD."
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Plot Twist: his name is Peter Parker, and his friends are trying to get him to remember that he is a superhero.
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On the one hand, I feel grateful that we have had him around for lo these 80 years. On the other hand...goddammit.

Oliver Sacks is one of my favorite authors and storytellers, and the unique hole he will leave in this world is one I will never be able to look at without profound sadness.
I am now face to face with dying. But I am not finished with living.
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IT Enterprise Architect
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London, UK - San Jose, Costa Rica - Santa Clarita, CA
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I am why we can't have nice things. I could be ANYONE!
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President of the MN chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

I'm not a nerdy IT guy with all kinds of issues, but I play one in real life.
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  • Macalester College
    Computer Science / Dramatic Arts, 1991 - 1993
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El Conejo del Oubliette
A smaller selection of food and pastries than what is available in the other locations, but it's a smaller location too. Very cozy, very friendly.
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Best popcorn ever!
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The beef with onions appetizer is amazing.
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Spring rolls goooooooood.
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Original and thought-provoking theater.
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Best Bánh xèo since the Bona burned down...
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