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Being the only monolingual person at the information desk is giving me this completely absurd impulse to try to study Portuguese. First off, I've never had any luck with languages: then again, I'm not sure I ever actually wanted to learn. And while we have a relatively large Portuguese speaking community around here Spanish is still about twice as common. About the only reason I have besides reflexive eccentricity is that it sounds pretty and I really enjoyed WJFD when I lived in Rhode Island. But I mean, I can't even get American English vowels right.
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I was trying to think of people I think would be a worse president than Trump. Whitey Bulger, for example, or Alex Jones. Dennis Rodman stumped me. John McAfee might actually be on that list!
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What is it about Massachusetts politicians that makes them all run for federal office? This would bring it, in my lifetime, to, officially, Ted Kennedy, Dukakis, Tsongas, Kerry, Romney, Jill Stein, and now Weld, plus the chatter around Elizabeth Warren and previously Scott Brown and Deval Patrick. Losing federal elections seems to be a local pastime.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/05/17/weld-considered-for-libertarian-ticket/f1KJVZaYYUhfTGmEBsZCXL/story.html
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Posting for the photo of Dunlop.

I am really grateful that they've kept sheldonbrown.com going and current. It is one of the purest expressions of the pre-google internet, which was a beautiful and wonderful thing.
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Andrew Sullivan on Trump! A gigantic gap in the internet has been filled. It is so Andrew Sullivan that it starts with a discussion of The Republic.
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Google Sound Search, if you can't identify random 90's ambient played on a slightly stretched cassette, what use are you? (my best bet is Future Sounds of London)
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The Traveling Wilburys made videos! If you're Bob Dylan, you can wear any hat you like.
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The Cure's 'Killing an Arab', their song about Camus' The Stranger, which, admittedly, is pretty rubbish and mostly of historical interest as their first single, is unavailable on Google Play Music. So that's another category of things I have on tape that aren't in the celestial jukebox: things that get pulled off the internet for being in terrible taste. It is there on a 2011 live album, bowdlerized to 'Killing Another', preserving the nihilistic murder but removing the colonial setting. And of course, the original is on youtube, complete with a train-wreck comment section.
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Have it in my head that I want to cycle up to Portland, take the ferry to Nova Scotia, and do a loop around the western end, take 2 weeks, take a tent, sleeping bag, etc. Need to practice bicycle camping first. Alternately, I could do it by motorcycle and go all the way to St. John's. Less exercise that way.

https://goo.gl/maps/whMJvWAgrTy
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