Another story about my former boss. He used to do regular bar stocktakes of one of the gentlemen’s clubs in Sydney, not like strip club, like dining club. They had an arrangement: pour your own drink from the bar, sign a chit, pay your bill monthly. It was always monstrously in the red.
The barman explained to him that they just increased the annual fees to cover the shortfall, satisfying everyone: it was more exclusive that way, and the members were happy to go on stealing from each other
@MattHatton I miss living that far outside the city. We are in Eltham North on 1/2 acre which is lovely, but moved from 3 acres in the Macedon Ranges about 6 years ago.
OH: “turns out there was no pope john paul 0”
Currently on an express train that caught the train before it
and thus turned into a stopping all stations train that never actually stops at a station. #MelbourneTrains
Shame that Gimlet never continued the Uncivil podcast https://gimletmedia.com/shows/uncivil. I really enjoyed it and keep holding out hope they’ll reboot it.
@haruki_zaemon he hit a rock while cycling with her. All he could say as he lay on the ground was “breathe for me”, and then he lost the ability to breathe. She kept him respirated until the ambulance came. They later married and had a daughter together.
Insiders is fundamentally an occult exercise where people who revere a process they feel custodians of (‘politics’), which has its sacred places and buildings, rituals and rubrics, attempt to find meanings in patterns of everyday occurrences, and place themselves closer to the hidden significance of it all than the uninitiated (the rest of us)
"Shake is a typeface made from the real handwriting of a person living with Parkinson’s disease" https://kottke.org/20/02/shake-a-typeface-with-parkinsons-disease
9yo: What’s this thing, dad?
Me: A radio.
9yo: What’s a radio?
Me: How we listened to music before the internet [...]
9yo: Wait, what? You couldn’t choose what you listened to? You just had to listen to whatever they decided?
Me: Yeah. Same as free to air TV.
9yo: What the what now?
Me: the thing mum uses to watch the Tennis.
Werner Herzog hears Paul F Thompson do a Werner Herzog impression: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmQAsyFE-Mc
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