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Am often bemused by how a news feed algorithm thinks I'm a 60 year-old hyper-conservative, insecure Grandma. But then it throws in these dumbfounding curve balls;

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Sometimes gotta wonder how much piss they're trying to take...

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what. fucking. alien?

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They've only circled a rock!
 

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Birds are dinosaurs, the last surviving members of the theropods (which include T-Rex)

Does that make dino nuggets the most scientifically accurate shape of nugget?

Coffee is such a weird drink. The industry around it seems entirely based around Frankensteining it into something that doesn't taste awful.
I hate coffee, but it can taste good once you've diluted enough. My SO is a coffee lover and I love sending her pictures of my milked up iced coffee in the morning, drives her nuts.
 

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Episode 2 of Bob wonders about pseudo science: barefoot shoes.

I can sort of see the appeal, the whole "it's how our feet were meant to be" thing. At the same time, the way proponents of the shoes act makes me both contemptuous and suspicious.

Some YouTube commenter was seriously arguing that barefoot shoes were TOTALLY better than modern shoes, all because he proved it scientifically.

For his high school science fair project.

Yup.

Anyway, not sure I'd try them out for myself. Despite being flat-footed, I don't ever really have knee or foot pain despite running three times a week. That and these shoes look ugly as hell.
 

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I wonder why I'm so introverted and other people aren't. It's really kind of messed up. I just can't understand how anybody could enjoy meeting new people and hanging out with big groups. Having to have dinner with someone I don't know and talk is one of the most uncomfortable experiences I can imagine.

I just had to have dinner with my cousins, their SOs, and this random guy they invited. I spent the whole time wishing it was over and I could go home. I used to love spending time with my cousins, but ever since all these other people got involved it's been a real drag. I wish it could just be us hanging out playing video games again, but over the past couple years I've realized it's never going to happen again.

You can't just say "I'm an introvert and I hate your SO on principle, so don't bring them to Christmas this year." You just have to force a smile and make small talk and be uncomfortable. It sucks.
 
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I wonder why I'm so introverted and other people aren't. It's really kind of messed up. I just can't understand how anybody could enjoy meeting new people and hanging out with big groups. Having to have dinner with someone I don't know and talk is one of the most uncomfortable experiences I can imagine.

I just had to have dinner with my cousins, their SOs, and this random guy they invited. I spent the whole time wishing it was over and I could go home. I used to love spending time with my cousins, but ever since all these other people got involved it's been a real drag. I wish it could just be us hanging out playing video games again, but over the past couple years I've realized it's never going to happen again.

You can't just say "I'm an introvert and I hate your SO on principle, so don't bring them to Christmas this year." You just have to force a smile and make small talk and be uncomfortable. It sucks.
It's even worse when it's the people you work with. Constantly get told about how great of a worker I am when all it really comes down to is that I don't wander around and chit chat with everyone else like my colleagues do. On the one hand I always feel like I'm being weird but on the other I don't know why people waste so much time talking.
 

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Ah, I see my thoughts are already related to the last two posts, makes this easier

For decades there has been talk about introverts, shut ins, and autistics being on the rise, there's a lot more of them, but I wonder how true that is.

It's not a new thought for me or others to ponder; how uncommon are the various psychological minorities in reality? Are they even minorities? Could it just be the disinclination or inability to communicate leads to the perception of being a minority while in fact such people are far more numerous than that?

Now, that isn't a new thought to have, as I said, but it makes me wonder if and how we could identify people in the past like that. If they did indeed exist then what can we look at as signs of their nature? One example I thought of is the "old wizard" living alone outside of a town that speaks "in riddles" and how that could be an example of an introvert living how they wish to and appearing supernatural and weird to everyone else.

That also makes me wonder if that's how magical charlatans first appeared. People that couldn't replicate the substance but could make themselves at least sound similar. Hhm...
 

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Ah, I see my thoughts are already related to the last two posts, makes this easier

For decades there has been talk about introverts, shut ins, and autistics being on the rise, there's a lot more of them, but I wonder how true that is.

It's not a new thought for me or others to ponder; how uncommon are the various psychological minorities in reality? Are they even minorities? Could it just be the disinclination or inability to communicate leads to the perception of being a minority while in fact such people are far more numerous than that?

Now, that isn't a new thought to have, as I said, but it makes me wonder if and how we could identify people in the past like that. If they did indeed exist then what can we look at as signs of their nature? One example I thought of is the "old wizard" living alone outside of a town that speaks "in riddles" and how that could be an example of an introvert living how they wish to and appearing supernatural and weird to everyone else.

That also makes me wonder if that's how magical charlatans first appeared. People that couldn't replicate the substance but could make themselves at least sound similar. Hhm...
Introversion is simply a state of mind. Mind you, one that can't be easily changed, but one that can be disguised with enough desire and talent to do so. Sad fact is that it's largely unrewarding. Pretending to be someone you're not for the cursory benefit of others actually accentuates introversion as there is little to no return when you behave as others expect and they don't reciprocate a similar respect for you causing you to retreat even more into yourself. I've learned to just be myself. I don't demand or expect the understanding of others. Either you're ok with me going radio silent for a few hours or days, or you're not; not my problem either way. As far as I'm concerned, introversion is just as viable a lifestyle as any other; some people want to deal with everyone all the time, and some people don't; I'm of the latter camp.
 
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Do you reckon that a ghost Dalek could go down stairs? And old-school one, pre 7th Dr and definitely pre NuWho rubbish.
 

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I avoid clicking far too many videos on YouTube for the simple fact that I don't want a cursory interest dominating my feed for the next several weeks.

 

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I wonder how it feels to be cast as a character written to be disgusting/unpleasant/unlikeable/just plain ugly. As in, without makeup or special effects. Like Hitchcock and Scully from Brooklyn Nine Nine, or the Thenardiers from Les Miserables.
 
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The Dave & Busters I wen to last night has about 5 or 6 types of Pac-Man lying around. There is even Pac-Man Battel Royale! This game in particular goes up to 6 players! There's a Pac-Man game that's all about the ticket prices, and the World's Largest Pac-Man Arcade game with two player co-op.
 

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If there's a sex scene in a film, and one person is rather more naked than the other, or you only see one face so you suspect the other is a body double, does that seem fair? Somewhat had to get naked and the other did not.
 

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Ok, so if the classic movie monsters are Dracula, the Wolfman, Frankenstein's monster and the Mummy...then the Wolfmann can pop up at any time, Dracual is centuries old, the Mummy millenia old, but Frankenstein only came out in 1818...that's a sudden demographic shift, and increase by 33%, for monsters at the end of the Industrial Revolution.
 

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Ok, so if the classic movie monsters are Dracula, the Wolfman, Frankenstein's monster and the Mummy...then the Wolfmann can pop up at any time, Dracual is centuries old, the Mummy millenia old, but Frankenstein only came out in 1818...that's a sudden demographic shift, and increase by 33%, for monsters at the end of the Industrial Revolution.
Dracula was published in 1897, he's newer than Frankenstein's monster.
 

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Dracula was published in 1897, he's newer than Frankenstein's monster.
True, but then he's supposed to have been around for centuries when that was written, while Frankenstein (I think) was supposed to have created his first creature at around the time the novel was written, something new to the world.