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Chris Abraham
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Social media marketing and digital PR strategist
Social media marketing and digital PR strategist

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I swear this is true: started riding my 1995 BMW K1100LT to Baltimore from Arlington. Bike starts really chugging at idle. Stalls in 295 North traffic.

I keep idle high and get back to the Exxon on Pennsylvania, Southeast, fill the tank with regular thinking it's dirty (the cheapest fuel is often the cleanest in less poncy neighborhoods).

I head home but whenever I have a straightaway, I take each gear up near the 8,000 redline.

Running in second even on Rock Creek parkway around Kennedy Center and into the 66W exit to the bridge. Really revving so much higher than I'm generally comfortable. Really howling engine notes from that generally quiet 4 cylinder sewing machine engine.

Entering the bridge, I realise that not only did the rough idle and and chugging go away but my through the throttle power band issue solved themselves, too. I assumed it might be bad gas or an issue with flow or maybe a stuck something.

So, since it's a bomb proof K engine, I fixed it though magical thinking, though revving to redline all around DC, and by adding fresh low grade Exxon.

So lucky. I was just about to head down to Khanh Nguyen at Eubmw for some master mechanic help. So, what she really needed was to be ridden really hard and put away oily.

True story, swear to God.

I blame my strict devotion to magical thinking. 

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Right after I got home from getting TEE and Cardioversion at the hospital and my pulse and heart returned to sinus rhythm, I got on a call with my friend B and started to sing my version of Roar by Katy Perry because I was feeling strong again. It turned out to be an abomination and is something awful somewhere between Katy Perry's Roar and Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. It's an empowerment anthem!

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Here's a recent podcast I was on: "Chris abraham of Gerris Digital on Digital Marketing, Earned Media, and Channeling Nina Martin"

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Chris Abraham and Frank Eliason join Shel Holtz for this week’s episode, commenting on the ongoing United Airlines crisis, continued interest in the new federated Mastodon social network, how PR would look without Twitter, Burger King’s subversive commercial that hacked Google Home and Wikipedia, and Burston-Marsteller’s ombudsman answer to fake news.

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Mastodon can still be a flash in the pan. It could be that exciting nightclub that’s all shtick and theme that nobody connects to and never returns to. Hopefully, after Mastodon goes through it’s eventual extinction event, there are some really great instances left for the rest of us.

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The move (Untitled)? It's quite compelling and has, until now, kept under my radar. What a unique film. But also shamelessly pretentious claptrap, while, at the same time, being completely self-aware and committed to the farce -- and yet, it's not satire. It honors pretense. "Sometimes something's so personal that you should keep it to yourself." Brilliant. Maybe. 
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So awesome!

Anyone here remember #Utterli neé #Utterz -- that was an awesome social network, social media platform. 

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Mastodon can still be a flash in the pan. It could be that exciting nightclub that’s all shtick and theme that nobody connects to and never returns to. Hopefully, after Mastodon goes through it’s eventual extinction event, there are some really great instances left for the rest of us. 
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