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I haveth received information betwix the innocent folds of this butterflesh brain matter today - or some day that feels close enough to this day - of this new type of store for overly-paid under-educated freakazoids known as Gwyneth Paltrow's gloop...store? Goop shop? Goopy market?? Something gooey and less trustworthy than homeopathic tumour removal in your mate's uncle's basement anyway. Slapping a vaguely feminist-looking kooky sticker on some dirty new age healthcare scam does not the scam improve. Apparently there are videos, but I'm not in the mood for encouraging further nausea these days. What was once a neutral position on a fairly accomplished actor has now dropped to a solid "regulate that fucker plz someone before they harm more unsuspecting r...wait, is it only rich people buying into this? Hmmm....conflicting emotions...Still, that ain't a wholesome person there."

Also, trying to cancel a Prime subscription unleashes a defense mechanism within the website more robust than "the final 3 confirmations" of a self-administered euthansia machine.

Also, an inventor of a couple of suicide machines known as Jack Kevorkian appears to be a major fan of decepticon naming conventions, with the machines being titled "Thanatron" and "Mercitron" respectively. Are they rivals in the pyramid scheme of assisted suicide business??
 
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From Red Dead Redemption 2, I learned about Cigarette Cards. I guess I never realized the whole "Collectable Card" thing went back to the 19th century....and started in cigerette packs.

Also, Dancing Mania, which could have been a result of ergot poisoning in grain but shows some signs of a cultural or memetic.....illness? It looks like the old timey equivalent of a phenomenon going viral, at least on the surface.
 

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Also, Dancing Mania, which could have been a result of ergot poisoning in grain but shows some signs of a cultural or memetic.....illness? It looks like the old timey equivalent of a phenomenon going viral, at least on the surface.
It mentions 'St Vitus's Dance' as term for it which am unsure on the accuracy, as I've known that to be 'Sydenham's Chorea' due to a great grandmother apparently (I wasn't alive to verify) going through it very young and myself too at a young age in a milder form, which vaguely remember being more like squirming uncomfortably at specific joints. Wouldn't have ever considered it a cultural phenomenon really, like a fad?

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On a separate note, now am unleashed with a blender and no-one to save me from myself, have made very first homemade hummus! Not out of any noble vegan duty to protect life - especially after that beef brisket seasoned with what might as well have been the tears of forgotten children - but more because chick peas are everywhere, oven stopped working and got a sodding blender! Except...while taste isn't an issue, it should probably be called 'not as viscousmus' (eurgh...that was a very bad word, sorry!) Not as viscous hummus? Perhaps...Perhaps more blending of various goods is necessary...
 
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I learned that Holotropic Breathwork excercises exist, and that they have an effect similar to LSD, so I could potentially get a similar experience without doing drugs apparently.
 

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Today I learned that I've thought Leslie Mann and Lauren Holly were the same person forever. Likely due their association with Jim Carrey; Mann was with Carrey in The Cable Guy, and Holly with him in Dumb and Dumber. They don't look terribly similar, so I don't know why.
 

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Well I went to the dentist today for my checkup. On the part were they clean my gum, they says they cannot used the machine (the one that shoot out a jet of water) cos of the pandemic.

This make sense to me cos those machine does emit partial of floaty water when the water is spraying into my mouth!
 

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Well I went to the dentist today for my checkup. On the part were they clean my gum, they says they cannot used the machine (the one that shoot out a jet of water) cos of the pandemic.

This make sense to me cos those machine does emit partial of floaty water when the water is spraying into my mouth!
Is this just your dentist or all across the UK? The dentists here are using them fine.. But they also have goggles, respirators, shields and air cleaners in the rooms so that aerosols aren't a serious issue.
 

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Well I went to the dentist today for my checkup. On the part were they clean my gum, they says they cannot used the machine (the one that shoot out a jet of water) cos of the pandemic.

This make sense to me cos those machine does emit partial of floaty water when the water is spraying into my mouth!

That’s kinda good news for my cleaning next month, because my back molars have been sensitive ever since having my wisdom teeth pulled.


On topic, I learned that Skeletor can be used as a decent barometer for social progression