Out of the Blue

I was struck with a thought yesterday about April Fools' Day, and the general perception that this has been ruined by the internet. Now I'm not going to argue that many of the jokes that get posted are funny or anything. But I did come up with the perspective that it could be considered beneficial that the internet has become a lightning rod for the occasion. So many of the jokes and gags are concentrated online that it doesn't seem like people focus nearly as much on IRL stunts as they used to. Being bespoke, those jokes were probably generally funnier to start with, but it still seems appropriate to recognize the helpful role the online world has played in sparing so many unsuspecting victims buckets of water over the head and other such hilarity.

Obituary: Ryuichi Sakamoto Dies at 71.

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jdreyer wrote on Apr 2, 2023, 16:30:
Ryuichi Sakamoto is an underrated composer. Listen to how he takes this song from pathos to triumph without losing the melody. Brilliant. RIP.

Whether it was Hip-Hop music, movie/video game soundtracks, or just pop music in general, the world won't be the same without him or YMO. A great loss. RIP.
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Pup Empties The Dishwasher. Thanks VideoSift.
Apr 2, 2023, 22:08
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Pup Empties The Dishwasher. Thanks VideoSift. Apr 2, 2023, 22:08
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It is apparent that the dog's collar had been attached to the washer drawer. I'm guessing by human intervention, not animal misadventure.

Based on where the video starts I'm going with a staged video. Harmless enough in this case.

But there was a video a while ago where a cat was straddling a railing at a fair height. I couldn't shake the thought the video producer had endangered an animal just for clicks.
There's a fine line between cute and abuse.
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PSA: Routinely clean out your Steam cache. I had 50GB in mine.

> Steam menu header at top left
> Settings
> Downloads
> Clear download cache
> OK
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The Snoopy/Beagle pic was cute, and it reminded me of when I would get drunk with my animal rescue friends and legitimately argue this very thing. That, or whether Mickey Mouse's 'Goofy' was a dog or not.

Which of course he ISN'T.
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- Mahatma Gandhi
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Ryuichi Sakamoto is an underrated composer. Listen to how he takes this song from pathos to triumph without losing the melody. Brilliant. RIP.
If Russia stops fighting, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. Slava Ukraini!
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Getting Into A Woman’s Kitty.

LPL knocks it out of the park. Again.
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WHY DO CITY PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE THE SPECIAL LITTLE SNOWFLAKE WITH THE SPECIAL LITTLE SNOWFLAKE OF A DOG THAT DOESN"T NEED TO BE ON A LEASH WHEN EVERYBODY ELSE'S DOG IS?


I get it in the country, it's different. In the city......

This is coming from the fact that this monring I woke up to take my 120 lb mutt out for a walk and somebody's 25-30 lb mutt jumped us at the door. Tried to bite my dog's face and ended up with her whole head in my dog's mouth. We got them seperated and I am pretty sure they will both be fine.......but I now know that feeling when something happens to your pet.....and how it makes you want to toss the person responsible off a cliff. I also now face the decision of filing a police/animal control report. We don't have strong owner penalties in California. The dog will be put down, the owner is free to get another dog. Its fucking bullshit.
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