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blast me off, fam
  • Let's see em doordash that

  • doggos
  • And less shit to deal with.

  • doggos
  • Dogs can poop at night...

  • Men over 30, have you ever been in a legit confrontation with a stranger?
  • In my 50s. I've never been in a fight. I've gotten into confrontations a few times.

    First was a guy on an off road trail. I was leading a group and one of em broke down and blocked the trail. Some cranky, leathery old fuck was being a dick about us being in the way. It had already been a stressful moment in a stressful day in a stressful week and I was fucking done and lost it. Couple of the guys had to keep me from getting in his face. I very, very rarely lose control. I wished I hadn't and In retrospect I can totally see his point. But also he could have been less of a dick about it. And I should have been the mature guy and ignored his gnarled ass. I was 30 something.

    Some shitheads were in a car honking, yelling at, and harassing my wife who was trying to park while I was across the street on the sidewalk. I was really pissed and repeatedly yelled at them to gtfo (more or less) until they finally left. I suppose they could've had a gun and shot me and that would've been a suboptimal outcome... And my wife can take care of herself. So mild regret on that one.

    That's the only times that jump to mind where I actually got really angry. There may have been times I am forgetting where someone was pissed at me or something and I de-escalated instead of escalating.

    I would be more careful now. Why? It's too big of a risk. I spent a lot of time playing out various scenarios and thinking about confrontations when I decided to carry a concealed firearm. It's a huge responsibility and cannot be taken lightly. I felt morally and ethically obligated to avoid conflict, let alone escalation, at all costs. (ETA: The obvious exception is a case of legitimate self defense where someone intends to harm me or mine)

    I no longer carry but it was extremely valuable to spend the time contemplating confrontations and potential outcomes. Even though I've never been a hothead (like my dad was) or thought I was some badass, I still realized I should be more careful.

    Two major confrontations and zero fights in all these years isn't too bad but I could've handled both better.

    I hope to do better going forward.

  • The fix is scheduled for the next release
  • "When he reached the New World, Cortezh burned hish ships. Ash a reshult hish men were well motivated." —Capt. Ramius, played by Sean Connery in The Hunt for Red October

  • PSA: It's probably time
  • Yay

    Now what was I going to make ...last Tuesday?

  • Better late than never
  • eagle screech

  • The Will To Change Men, Masculinity, And Love By bell hooks
  • I'm in the process of reading this (and a dozen other books lol). Interesting so far. Haven't formed opinions yet. But definitely appreciate Bell Hooks bell hooks for having tackled this subject.

  • Are vampires invisible in mirror universes?
  • But I'm not bisexual, horny or...well, just those two.

  • She will be here long after we're gone
  • Great article. Also pretty sad to see what we've ended up with in the name of business. Maybe if humanity survived another few hundred years we will look back on this time of corporations with disgust.

  • If you've waited until the last minute, here's the form....
  • This only applies if you're not extremely wealthy, though.

    So there's that.


  • Remember these damn things?
  • I miss mine. They were awesome. Just don't touch the bulb when installing it.

  • Feeling old
  • Hm this mortuary guide looks interesting...

  • Microsoft is silently installing Copilot onto Windows Server 2022
  • Mint is a good recommendation. I've used it for most of a decade because I just want my system to work.

  • How it feels to be alive lately
  • wntd t rspnd prprly bt my vwl sbscrptn xprd. Ds nyn hv $5?

  • How it feels to be alive lately
  • Right? Like someone is going to put a chair or bench in a public space like a park. Ha! Call it a "park bench" or something... and let people sit on it for free?? Ludicrous! It'll never happen! /s

    That'll be £1.00 for reading this response. Please advise where to send the invoice.

  • that ain't legal either
  • Nobody is both that bored and that motivated. Unless paid.

  • that ain't legal either
  • I'm sure that isn't the only project in their "take over the world" pipeline.

  • Unable to post pics -- JSON.parse: unexpected character at line 1 column 1 of the JSON data

    I am not on a VPN. The error appears from Android Firefox (with adblock disabled) when I browse and select an image to the Fountain Pens community (have not tried others). Any help much appreciated.


    Parker Vacumatic today

    Figured I would dust off one of my Vacumatic pens today so I could share a pic. It's got a gold EF nib and is currently inked with Quink Black. The color is "Golden Pearl," my favorite of the stacked celluloid color options. It's date code is "7" which could mean '37 or '47.

    These pens are mesmerizing in person when you rotate them in nice lighting.

    7 Colorado supreme court disqualifies Trump from state’s 2024 ballot

    State’s highest court declares former president ineligible for White House under the US constitution’s insurrection clause

    Colorado supreme court disqualifies Trump from state’s 2024 ballot

    Interesting development here in Colorado regarding Trump and the 14th amendment.