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have I ever mentioned how much I fucking hate south park?

It had its moments.

Back in 2002.

I'm a hipster for hating south park.

No you aren't. I never found it that funny.

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WHY THE FUCK DID YOU DO THIS?

Edit: Okay, so I read why, BUT STILL, DUDE. YOU'VE READ THE HORRORS!

-Suu
Just felt her asshole pucker all over again.

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https://pima.bibliocommons.com/list/share/324530247/707736609?_ga=1.32996286.1478290541.1474987019&from_login=true

I went to the public library's website to reserve some books, and there was a thumbnail that caught my eye: Martha Reads Banned Books and one of the books featured in the thumbnail was Harry fucking Potter and the god damn Sorcerer's Stone.  So I looked to see what was on the least and lo! thirty books were on the list, with a comment about each.

Apparently, the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy is "occult/satanic," and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee just says “If there’s a possibility that something might be controversial, then why not eliminate it.”

I facepalmed so hard, you guys.

Missing "The Handmaid's Tale." I'm surprised. That one is a hot topic now.  I haven't gotten to it yet, but considering how it takes place in a Christian totalitarian post-United States, I can see why some people want it squirreled away.

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She had this consistent look of utter bemusement on her face the entire evening, and it was fantastic. She barely opened the flood gates and he just rushed at her like an orangutan on acid, reaching for invisible shit in the air.

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TERRAAAAAWR.

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Hibiscus is super-tasty.

It's fantastic, and super refreshing. I've brewed with it. I actually have BAGS of dried hibiscus in my cabinet that I harvested myself in Florida a few years ago, but this tea sounded lovely. And it is.

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Today at the grocery store, I grab a box of "Hibiscus Cleanse" tea, it's new. It's hibiscus, yerba mate, and mint. I got it because it sounded tasty. And then...


Her: "Does that stuff work?"
Me: "Hmm?"
Her: "Does that tea actually work as a detox?"
Me: "No, that's what my liver is for, I just like the taste of hibiscus, and it sounds good with mint."
Her: *confused face*


Hibiscus is a diuretic, but seriously, I just think it tastes good.  :kingmeh:

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Anyway, hi there PD. I'm here because I'm miserable, cranky, and tired, and according to the newsfeed I'm in the perfect mood for PD.com.

Since getting my thyroid disease treated in August, my range of emotions has expended past "vague sense of dying" that defined the previous six months. I have added feeling sad, stupid, and lonely to the mix.

This too shall pass and all that, but fuck it. I feel like whuppin' on some motherfucker.

Hashimoto's or Grave's?

Welcome to the "My immune system is so fucking badass it's eating my thyroid alive" club.

Grave's. My mom had Hashimoto's, so it figures. My 4-hour iodine uptake rate was 89%, which I understand to be in the "really fucking high, how are you alive" range.

Jesus Christ. You're lucky you haven't wasted away to nothing. My uncle has Grave's, he has to eat 6000-9000 calories a day, and he's still super thin. IF ONLY I HAD THAT KIND OF POWER.

But no, my thyroid decided it was best to sit in a puddle of her own drool and make me dizzy, and fall asleep every day at 2pm, and then wake up hangry, and wanting to murder my husband when he looked at me funny. I still don't think I'm balanced out, but my last blood pull showed a TSH of 0.9, so I'm on the money in that regard. Watch your vitamins, and have your doc test your B12 and D3 panels next time you go in for bloodwork. Synthetic thyroid hormones nuke them, and I know if I don't take mine daily, I will go back to crashing. On the bright side, they made my weight stabilize, finally. Last year was rough, really rough.

Hang in there, it's totally fixable, it's just a bumpy ride on the way.

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Anyway, hi there PD. I'm here because I'm miserable, cranky, and tired, and according to the newsfeed I'm in the perfect mood for PD.com.

Since getting my thyroid disease treated in August, my range of emotions has expended past "vague sense of dying" that defined the previous six months. I have added feeling sad, stupid, and lonely to the mix.

This too shall pass and all that, but fuck it. I feel like whuppin' on some motherfucker.

Hashimoto's or Grave's?

Welcome to the "My immune system is so fucking badass it's eating my thyroid alive" club.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Academia Ghetto Thread
« on: September 14, 2016, 05:16:43 pm »
Roughly how much could an author of a paper expect to receive from publishing a paper? I was under the impression that the vast majority of the cost of obtaining a paper goes to the publisher rather than the authors.

In my field, authors get a pack on the back and a line in their CV.

"Just think of the grant money you can get when they see you've been published! Here, eat this exposure!" 

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Academia Ghetto Thread
« on: September 14, 2016, 06:12:15 am »
Roughly how much could an author of a paper expect to receive from publishing a paper? I was under the impression that the vast majority of the cost of obtaining a paper goes to the publisher rather than the authors.

Depends on the publisher. It's not enough to make a living, but it can be a good supplement if you can churn out 2-3 papers a year for a good publication. If you publish an "article" length paper, which was described to me as 15,000 words, at 15 cents a word, you're getting over 2 grand, which is why published articles are getting shorter.

There's a lot of fighting going on right now between academics and journals, much along the same lines of artists and assholes involving "exposure", basically it looks good on grant applications. Grants are where the money is, but you sometimes can't publish without grants, and you can't get grants without being published.  :roll:


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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Academia Ghetto Thread
« on: September 14, 2016, 05:25:48 am »
I don't understand why people whine about paying for academic papers. Scholars deserve to be paid just as much as artists or any worker does. Research can take months, or even years, and paywalls and journals exist for a reason: to help protect their intellectual rights and ensure that they can be paid fairly by the publication for their work. Yes, sometimes they can get pretty damn steep, and I understand not everybody can swing a JStor account, but that's why we have nifty things like interlibrary loan and research librarians who can help you do this at almost any public library.

Guys, seriously. I've paid too much goddamn money to go to school. Nigel has paid too much goddamn money to go to school. Millions of people have paid too much goddamn money to go to school, and put in hours of work hitting the books and labs to be able to write a coherent, peer-reviewed article. I charge 8 bucks for digital copies of my thesis. Eight. Bucks. That's it. I'd give it away for free if I wasn't paying off mountains of debt.

Scholars should not be treated any differently than artists. Time, training, and talent has a price. Please, do the right thing and obtain the research you need through the right channels. There are a great deal of tools if you can't swing journal subscriptions: Interlibrary loan, research librarians, Academia.edu, Scribd, Project Gutenberg for out of copyright releases, etc. It's just not cool to yell at people who won't just give you their research for free. Don't be that guy. It's bad enough a lot of academics find themselves dying of exposure these days anyway, it's typically called adjuncting.

-Suu
Who is riproaring pissed at some bitch right now who is calling her all sorts of things because she wouldn't give her free copies of her longest papers that are currently under review.  :argh!:

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I start my job as a research librarian this week. I'd sass it up, but I have to wear a uniform at the museum, and no heels, because it's an aircraft carrier. On the bright side, like Roger mentioned on my FB, I don't have to schlep tourists around. I get to hide in the library and help the occasional guest out with a project while working on specific special research projects for the museum. Once I'm there for a bit, I'll go into the collections storage and help work out that mess, hopefully. Just taking a quick peek I saw several garments that needed to have condition reporting done and sent out for conservation.

Please to read the David Drake "Lt Leary" series.  Research librarians are dangerous and not to be trifled with.

oooh, free e-books even.

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I start my job as a research librarian this week. I'd sass it up, but I have to wear a uniform at the museum, and no heels, because it's an aircraft carrier. On the bright side, like Roger mentioned on my FB, I don't have to schlep tourists around. I get to hide in the library and help the occasional guest out with a project while working on specific special research projects for the museum. Once I'm there for a bit, I'll go into the collections storage and help work out that mess, hopefully. Just taking a quick peek I saw several garments that needed to have condition reporting done and sent out for conservation.

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