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R. Michael Litchfield
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Why do so many of them look so miserable? The blond girl on the far left in the lime and the black boy with the afro looks like the only ones who are really into it.
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It's called focus. A lot of the greatest musicians look like this when performing lol
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I suspect that part of why stand-up comics have been such particular centers of creative brilliance over the last few decades is because they were one of the few performers who regularly faced a Welles "Audience". However even that ethic of audience is fading, fairly often even a bad comic will be treated politely these days. In fact one of the few place we see real occasional hostile audiences is right here. Youtube is the last flower of critical audiences, not just a handful of people scattered all across the country, but handfuls on handfuls, tiered up together on line to jeer and throw vitual brickbats and rotten fruit.
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This is a great share.  Thank you, +R. Michael Litchfield.  I do agree with +Rino van Dam to a point.  A lot of the YouTube audience really are yelling at each other.  It's more like an out of control Jerry Springer episode where one member stands up to make a point and the rest of the group pounces on them to illustrate how terribly they utilize the word "the" in their synopsis of the situation presented to them.
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So, want to hear my conspiracy theory?

The alleged North Korean attack on the Seth Rogan movie "The Interview" is not actually a North Korean or Chinese attack. It is culture jamming on the part of the same loose amalgam of script kiddies and "hackers" who did the celebrity picture dump. I also think they are the same folks (or there is large overlap) who were behind the Sarkeesian threats and the entire Gamergate BS.

I think they are doing it all for the lulz and using the North Koreans as an easy fall guy to take the blame and add distraction and confusion.
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Brilliant!
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it was the dog cameo that really made this for me
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The tapping might have annoyed the dogs ears.
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+Valerie Rogers thought you would like the last one of these
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Eugene sleeps is a homeless group that generally advocates for public camping rights. Here they have set up on a hill at the side of the 105 spur in the Marie Jacobs park.

While I generally support them, two things bug me. First, they can be awfully aggressive and confrontational with people near their camp. Second, the way they hang "curtains" to block people from seeing in. I understand some of both, they are very vulnerable and easily preyed on unless they are vigilant and of course everyone wants some privacy and objects to being constantly on display.

But, to me that's part of the price of camping in a public space. If you want privacy or the then you have to secure yourself rights to private property (or at the very least accept the inconvenience of remote public property). Something similar is true about the privilege of aggressive security. If you are in my public space you don't have the right to cut off a piece of it for yourself (except for very limited duration, ie a pick nick)
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They chose a bad spot this time, it's a hazard and they are endangering themselves and others needlessly.
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I was getting up from a nap this afternoon to go take dogs for a walk when suddenly it felt like a very angry woman had reached up and grabbed my testicles and was trying to pull then to the floor.

I immediately stopped what I was doing, groaned in pain, and tried to figure out what was going on. Ascertaining that neither I nor parties unknown had placed a ball stretcher on me nor were there any obvious impediments I gently tried to straighten up. This was much more difficult than it should have been.

My first thought was that I had developed a hernia, but a quick google suggested that while testicular pain was not uncommon it more often presented as a lower belly pain. My entire crotch was sore like I had pulled a muscle in it but this was decidedly a pain in my balls.

Straightening up and moving around it got better but it was still that sore you get after being punched in the balls and you've had a chance to catch your breath and can crawl out of a fetal position. Felt around and there was not obvious bulges but I'm so fat it's hard to tell.

I got up enough I could get dressed and take the walk the dogs demands had pulled me out of bed for in the first place. I'm dog sitting a dog that is a serious puller and even with a gentle leader on and using a retractable leash I was constantly fighting her. I don;t think I ever appreciated how much you use your groin muscles trying to control a dog who likes to pull. A mile or so and I was way the hell done with that shit.

Came back home and did a bit more research, another possible option is testicular torsion or some sort of epididymal maladjustment. I had been engaging in some more vigorous that usual masturbation immediately before my nap so I suspect that might have precipitated it. I lay down and once the crotch muscles relaxed I began a more careful examination of things between my legs. No obvious bumps or bulges, both testicals seemed reasonably free and of equal distance & size. The pain seems a little bit worse on my right side but it's annoyingly diffuse.

Research says that as long as it doesn't get strangulated if it is a hernia it will probably pop back on it's own. Watch for a fever or nausea but other than than not much a doctor can do without operating. So finding advice to keep my hips above my shoulders  I at dinner and then after laying down flat for a while to digest, put my pillows under my butt and tried to read.
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I've never understood the claim that retractable leads encourage pulling, maybe I use the differently than other people. For me they are very dynamic control devices that let me communicate control a lot more precisely than I can with a static line, at least when I only have one hand to spare.

When the dog wants to go forward faster than I am walking i can slowly let out line with my thumb braking the line as long as they are doing it in a well mannered way. If they try to jerk or pull too hard I can lock the reel and make them stop. I never let them spin out to the stop or even run at all, they only get slack when they behave themselves and the situation is appropriate (open area w/o people or distractions). For me it is a way to have a 9' lead when were on a deserted open space and also a 3' lead when at a cross walk with other and not have to juggle the spare line.
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Laying here

3 in the morning.

Desperately tired, eyes burning, wishing I could sleep.

But in the dark and the quiet my heart hammers so loud it could make my soul shudder.

This vast useless hole that my life has become, my empire of dust, encompasses me. I can't get out, I can't stop myself sliding further down. Every dream a stillborn failure, every hope a crushed, shriveled thing.

Truth is bitter, but depression spreads it from the compact pill into a cloying aromatic paste (the worst wasabi there every was) and packs your mouth with it like a dental mould.

If I could just get to sleep, I could stumble through the morning, hide in distraction and dissembly. Walk until my feet failed (not early far enough anymore). But I close my eyes, and pattern my breathing and my chest slams and slams forever.
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Possibly getting his poetry published?
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As the Lord continues to open to me the secrets of Masonic symbolism, the sets of imagery now appear to me as a collection of esoteric Rosetta Stones, layered symbol sets that are useful for getting the redundant elements to ...
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I've mentioned the podcast RISK! before, it's a really good story telling show that gets some amazingly vulnerable stories I like a lot.

A recent show (http://risk-show.com/podcast/double-take/) had several good bits but one really stood out to me. In the segment "Not for Nothing" Ben Garant talks about his relationship with LSD. He used to be a prodigious tripper (which explains quite a bit about the movie he wrote, "Night at the Museum") and the soul defining, wrenching but meaningful experience of a bad trip. It's really very good and you should check it out.
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