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Messages - Mesozoic Mister Nigel

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Beyond the wall / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: Today at 07:27:27 pm »
I feel like my life has split into two halves; the before half, when I was a pretty young woman, a globally known artist in my field and then a star college student, PhD-bound, with three lovely healthy kids and the bloom of new love, all on our way to a secure future, and the after half, when I am a scarred old woman struggling with the aftermath of the death of my son, trudging through a Masters program and trying not to fear the future with a bumbling, mediocre, sexist, racist businessman in charge of the country and a shifting social climate in which even self-proclaimed liberals no longer feel they have to conceal their sexism and their racism, and think that this is the time to challenge feminist and civil rights movements for whatever reasons they imagine sound reasonable.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Academia Ghetto Thread
« on: Today at 07:16:56 pm »
I emailed the other two people I want on my graduate committee yesterday evening.

My institution literally has only four biological neuroscientists, and one cognitive neuroscientist who is a complete hack. Of the four, two are not currently doing research. Of the two who research, both are superb scientists with large bibliographies, one is my advisor, and one is retiring next year.

So, yeah, pickings were slim. I hope neither of these fuckers says no.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: Today at 07:07:46 pm »
This is, most assuredly, a fit-throwing hellride.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: Today at 06:35:05 pm »
I know a hell of a lot about making a living from selling online, and there's no way in hell I would help you with a project like that. Just FYI.

"You are what you eat" applies nowhere so well as it does in business.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The Foxhole With The Atheist
« on: Today at 02:22:50 am »
I take issue with the use of the foxhole, as foxes are pretty small creatures and there's no way two humans could fit in a hole made by one, even if one of them has a biologically smaller atheist brain (why God can't fit in it).

 :lulz:

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The Foxhole With The Atheist
« on: Yesterday at 04:08:10 pm »
Because it involves atheism, which to some people provokes a knee-jerk reaction to interject "Yes, but..." regardless of the content.

Ahhhh, that explains a lot!

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Beyond the wall / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: Yesterday at 04:06:22 pm »
Also, I'd like to announce the first release by Donald., a political punk band I helped start.

Our first song and video is called "Sad."  It's only a minute and a half long, so watch it.

We also have a Facebook page.

Nicely done!

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Literate Chaotic / Re: The Foxhole With The Atheist
« on: Yesterday at 04:25:34 am »
This was good writing why did it confuse everyone?

I have wondered that myself.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« on: Yesterday at 01:58:00 am »
Do impossible thoughts exist or are they only imagined to exist such that we imagine the existence of an impossible thought and think we are thinking about it when we are in point of fact not thinking about it at all?
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Beyond the wall / Re: NYC cabal meet-up?!
« on: January 19, 2017, 07:42:25 pm »

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Beyond the wall / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: January 19, 2017, 03:21:02 pm »
Work continues to be fun.

Last week, I discovered six people listed as away who had actually returned.  Sent slightly sarcastic email.  Found several things wrong with rooms, lists, signing in forms and other things, which I ranted at my manager about, knowing full well he wouldn't do anything about it.

Today I come in, and find he has emailed a complaint about my being one number out on a medication count (of several hundred pills).  Public email, to the whole department.  Slight problem...I counted what the student took and deducted that from the number in the book.

So fire lists etc, not important at all, but HOLY SHIT CAIN WAS (NOT) OFF BY ONE PILL IN A COUNT, BETTER SEND AN EMAIL CALLING HIM OUT RIGHT AWAY.

Oh, and a student of mine is probably getting expelled or suspended.  I don't know what for though because no-one thought to include me in the private message that says what happened.   I'm only here 4 nights a week, why would I need to know anything?

Jesus, that place is a shitshow. It's like they said to themselves, how can we make it almost impossible for any essential staff to do their job properly? Let's do that.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: January 19, 2017, 03:19:22 pm »
The head of maintenance thinks that what's blocking the sewer is a chunk of whale.

That's no place for a whale!  What are you Portlandians doing up there, anyway?

It would appear that someone has snuck a whale into the building and is gradually hacking it into bits.

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Beyond the wall / Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« on: January 19, 2017, 03:16:48 pm »
Do impossible thoughts exist or are they only imagined to exist such that we imagine the existence of an impossible thought and think we are thinking about it when we are in point of fact not thinking about it at all?

Define "exist".

Exist - Having the boundary condition of non-existence

Didn't they tell you in middle school that you don't use a word to define itself? Think about it for a minute...

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Beyond the wall / Re: NYC cabal meet-up?!
« on: January 19, 2017, 03:15:44 pm »

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