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i read 12 fewer books than last year, and this year's books had much smaller words. i did, however, make it to the end of 2020 without forgetting how to read, so i'm calling that a win.

you know you have found the good pulp novels when everyone's eyes are always flashing, just constantly.

No man is a failure who has friends, except Failures Georg, who lives in a cave with 5,000 friends who hate him.

for your christmas morning background music needs: the song Alley Cat, over and over and over

watching "It's a Wonderful Life" on christmas eve is a tradition in my family. i was basking in a nice puddle of childhood feels, when all of a sudden mr. gower's son robert dies of the *last* plague to hit the US.

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I said it last year and I’ll say it this year, Jim Carrey grinch is the most powerful Grinch in terms of combat ability.

Carrey Grinch has 100% killed people before, and I’m reasonably sure he kills at least one more during the film’s runtime.

i saw mommy kissing santa claus, so now they are both in quarantine

it seems like the "intellectual dark web" is building itself back up, with various tertiary characters following greenwald and friends out into the substacks. there's an awkward period where that have absolutely nothing to say about the people controlling all three branches of the federal government, but while they wait to mysteriously develop opinions about the executive (and after jan 5th, maybe the legislative), they have had to settle for particular state govts:

it's christmas eve eve, aka christmas eevee

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@ryan related: folks from CT used to sell gullible NYers wood shavings as 'nutmeg.' Hence CT's nickname as the 'Nutmeg State.'

it's the conjunction of trash pickup and recycling pickup, that most sacred night for dads

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it's that exciting day we've all been waiting for: remember take out trash *and* recycling tonight for morning pickup!

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oh to be a slightly ridiculous looking sea monster on a geographically inaccurate medieval map

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I'm very good at telling when someone doesn't like me, it's just a coincidence that it's everybody I've ever met

i have spoken @bepis into being, for i am a just god

saw the term "device geometries" on a HN comment about all the thing graphene can do, and it felt like the setting for Ninefox Gambit leaking into the real.

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