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So I thought I'd spread the word about an anthology on bisexuality that I contributed a personal narrative to. It's called The Bi-ble. Published by the amazing Monstrous Regiment (an indie publishing house ran by two wonderful queer women out of Edinburgh) and it might be the most important book on bise people you've never read.γ€€
More info on it here:

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Bonsoir. πŸ‘‹πŸΏ

I'm Joseph. You may remember me from such non-existent programming like:

πŸ“Ί This Queer Black Guy Won't Shut Up About Things
πŸ“Ί OMG You're Such A Dork

I'm once again expatriate (originally from the UK) having moved to the States for another long-term stint. Husband to an equally queer af and infinitely more awesome wife. Father to the most phenomenal girl in the world.

I'm very much a jack-of-all-trades/human Swiss Army knife so feel free to inquire.

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OK, Hell just froze over:

"If you can't beat them, join them" -- American saying.

"Mon Dieu, préservez-moi de mes amis, mes ennemis je m'en charge !" -- vieux proverbe français.

On the other hand though, I don't feel like YouTube deserves my coins based purely on that fact. I turned off ad suggestions and everything else that YT/Google uses to suggest shit I don't need and want. Now look.

Goddamn it, man. And these fascist bastards have the unmitigated gall to suggest they're being censored when they're paying hand over fist to thrust their propaganda in everyone's face.

It's getting to the point where I may take out a YouTube Premium subscription just to stop seeing all of these goddamn conservative/alt-right ads.

Mate, when I'm watching sport highlights and John Oliver clips, I don't need to be told about Steven fucking Crowder and his cronies. Also, stop asking me if Trump is doing a good job. The entire fucking world can see he's not.

According to The Verge and Ars Technica, Google will charge OEMs up to $40 per phone to unbundle the GApps.

LOL at this Google/EU antitrust debacle.

Google found in violation and ultimately fined $5bn. Google also said it would comply going forward by unbundling the GApps package from OEM devices... but only for a fee because the apps generate ad revenue.

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So Discord's released an update to their Terms of Service that, in short, makes it so you can't sue them or jump in on/file a class action lawsuit, you would have to go through an arbitrator. Fret not, however. There is a way out if you care. Just send a quick email stating you want to opt-out of the clause to You only have 30 days to do this, though, so be quick.
Go sue the pants off of Discord, lads. :^)

I'm going to start correcting people who say "Violence isn't the answer." For example:

Person: "Violence isn't the answer."
Me: "It is sometimes."
Person: "No it isn't. It's never acceptable."
Me: "So if some racist asshole attacks me, I'm supposed to just turn the other cheek?"
Person: "Well that's different."
Me: "So violence is the answer sometimes and I'm supposed to seek your approval for when it's acceptable?"
Person: "Fuck you, dude."
Me: "You're not my type."

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So one of my colleagues (and new friends after last night's ridiculously fun bender we all went on) put me on to a band called Smallpools.

Friends, this is a very fun band. Think Two Door Cinema Club with an American pop punk approach. Highly recommend the album LOVETAP! and the track No Story Time.

Andromeda by Gorillaz (feat. DRAM) is a good song but it became a brilliant song when Bonobo remixed it.

I'mma let you finish but Usain Bolt scored his first professional goal in football and I'm ecstatic for him.

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Apart from TheDesk, are there any other cool Mastodon desktop applications that you all can recommend?

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this is 2018's "recording is killing the music industry, we left this side of the tape blank so you can help" and I'm hella here for it

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Lol libs are mad that leftists made Gritty a working class icon.

This is one of the funniest articles, just such a clear misunderstanding that political activists can have jokes

Today I learned that American cheese is called "processed cheese" because federal law states that due to way American cheese is made, it can't be sold as [authentic] cheese.

It's usually made from two or more types of cheese hence why it's sold as "processed cheese."

I'm over this whole illogical practice of punching down on the poor and destitute.

So someone's on benefits. So what? So the fuck what? It has nothing to do with your aspirations, your work, your bills, etc. By virtue of the illogical practice of demonizing the poor for "not working," you should be thrilled by the lack of competition... but no. You'd rather punch down.

What a waste of energy and air you are.

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*sits down across from you*
The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and we both drink, and find out who is right... and who is dead.

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