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I'll lead another virtual library discussion at 6:30 pm Eastern on October 19, this time on Agatha Christie's cozy mystery classic *The Murder of Roger Ackeroyd*. I hope you can join us!
us06web.zoom.us/j/85174930173
Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 851 7493 0173

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New round of free COVID antigen tests from USPS! "Orders will ship free starting the week of October 2, 2023." covid.gov/tests

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these movies are always a good reminder of the importance of institutional memory, like how the military can never remember which of the gigantic monsters are good or bad or whether conventional weapons work against them or not #monsterdon

That is one cute, fuzzy adorable giant Mothra! Those giant gem-like faceted eyes! Those colorful crocheted wings! With those festive fangirl singers in their pastel gowns (in the wicker basket!), and that beautiful giant egg before, this really is a delightful Easter laser-lightshow movie.

Come on, just let larva-Mothra hatch as a pretty, giant moth, grab the Earth Cosmos singers, and fly away -- it'll be glad to leave Japan!

Birds (exposition fairies) in a gilded cage ... from a toyshop! This movie is really down on Maritoma company.

Such a *pretty* giant egg! Lovely colors! "Oh I could write a sonnet, about your Easter bonnet, and of the monster ruining the Easter Parade."

"We want to exploit the island." Ten minutes later, same guy, after being dunked in the river, camping overnight, and hearing little women in orange speaking as "The Earth Cosmos" talk about the Earth being destroyed once before? "My company has destroyed a forest. I feel very guilty." I'm here for this climate change disaster movie! (Godzilla versus Monthra: The Battle for Earth)

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Keep running, Indiana Jones in the Temple of Doom!
Good stair-climbing exercise. Lift! Lift! Good biceps, my dude. Aw man, all that work to be napped by park police!

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#Monsterdon will be starting in about ten minutes. A bunch of folks will be hitting play on a monster-themed movie at the same time and posting comments on it as they come to mind. Needless to say, that's a lot of posts in a short time.

If you don't want to see all that, be sure you've got the hashtag muted (go to ->preferences ->filters ->add new filter).

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#Monsterdon returns in an hour and a half! It's a weekly watch-along of a monster movie! If you don't want to see a bunch of out-of-context toots about a cheesy old flick, use the hashtag blocking filter that can be found in your Preferences!

This week's hokey old film is none other than Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)! You can watch it free right over here: archive.org/details/the-return

We start at 9pm eastern sharp! Get yourself a nice snack and join us!

#Cinema #Horror #Cinemastodon #Movie

I'll lead another virtual library discussion at 6:30 pm Eastern on October 19, this time on Agatha Christie's cozy mystery classic *The Murder of Roger Ackeroyd*. I hope you can join us!
us06web.zoom.us/j/85174930173
Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 851 7493 0173

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Joseph McKeen, Bowdoin College's first president, gave my favorite formulation of the liberal arts ideal: 🧵 4/9

bowdoin.edu/about/common-good/

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Suddenly European countries are importing lots of oil from 'India'.

It's actually Russian oil avoiding sanctions.

Here we see Norway, UK, Latvia and Poland. V. similar graphs for Estonia, Germany and Sweden.

Credit: Professor Jeremy Morris of Aarhus university, postsocialism.org/

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A new episode of the Fluidity : "Ontological Remodeling"

fluidity.libsyn.com/ontologica

Reconfiguring categories, properties, and relationships is a meta-rational skill—key in scientific revolutions.   metarationality.com/remodeling   Be advised, this episode is an hour long.   You can support the podcast and get episodes a week early, by supporting the Patreon: patreon.com/m/fluidityaudioboo   If you like the show, consider buying me a coffee: buymeacoffee.com

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I don’t remember where I first found this, but here’s how the #mastadon feeds work 💙

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