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  1. Comment on Is SNL worse now that it's ever been? in ~tv

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    I feel like it is? I used to tape every week's SNL and watch it all the way through, skipping ads and whichever skits/musical acts I wasn't into. Now, I never watch. When a recent skit comes up in...

    I feel like it is? I used to tape every week's SNL and watch it all the way through, skipping ads and whichever skits/musical acts I wasn't into. Now, I never watch. When a recent skit comes up in my Youtube algo, I'll give it a go, but I just never find it all that great.

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  2. Comment on Hampster Economics - Pondering how a meme from a quarter-century ago might have gone over in today’s much-more-mature creator economy in ~tech

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    Pondering how a meme from a quarter-century ago might have gone over in today’s much-more-mature creator economy.

    Pondering how a meme from a quarter-century ago might have gone over in today’s much-more-mature creator economy.

  3. Comment on Four things I liked in Q3 in ~life

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    Hey all - Listed out 4 pieces of media I really enjoyed in Q4. Have you seen/read them? Is Crypto something new, or is it the same old thing financial hucksters have been peddling for years? I...

    Hey all - Listed out 4 pieces of media I really enjoyed in Q4. Have you seen/read them? Is Crypto something new, or is it the same old thing financial hucksters have been peddling for years? I also discuss a movie that highlights the trauma a South Sudanese couple faces as they emigrate to the UK. Then, I move to the revelation that is 90 Day Fiancé. Is this what I've been missing when I don't watch reality television? Finally, I highlight Anne Helen Peterson's excellent essay about the professionalization of children's athletics. She's an amazing writer, and this piece will cause many to think about how children's athletics exacerbate inequality.

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  4. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

  5. Comment on Rolling with the Holmies in ~tech

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    Why does Elizabeth Holmes have hardcore fans? This piece explores why via a quote from James Bond (Daniel Craig) and comparisons to others of her ilk like Martin Shkreli and OJ Simpson.

    Why does Elizabeth Holmes have hardcore fans? This piece explores why via a quote from James Bond (Daniel Craig) and comparisons to others of her ilk like Martin Shkreli and OJ Simpson.

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  6. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Love the idea of a long form series. The book is quite episodic as well as it starts from the POV of the kid, and gradually moves away from it. I think that'd be a good way to tell the story.

    Love the idea of a long form series. The book is quite episodic as well as it starts from the POV of the kid, and gradually moves away from it. I think that'd be a good way to tell the story.

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  7. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I'm about halfway through Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. It's incredible. Language I haven't seen before. Not just the wording, but the phrasing and punctuation as well. It's vast, violent,...

    I'm about halfway through Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. It's incredible. Language I haven't seen before. Not just the wording, but the phrasing and punctuation as well. It's vast, violent, and completely engrossing. Highly recommend.

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  8. Comment on What's the point of a company? Philip Morris is attempting to purchase a respiratory illness treatment company, let's talk about it. in ~finance

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    Fair enough. It's just the title. I'll share more next time.

    Fair enough. It's just the title. I'll share more next time.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. It's really drawn me in so far. His writing in this one is unlike anything I've experienced before. If you can stomach the grizzly violence, I'd recommend it.

    Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. It's really drawn me in so far. His writing in this one is unlike anything I've experienced before. If you can stomach the grizzly violence, I'd recommend it.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Email alerts? in ~tildes

  11. Comment on Email alerts? in ~tildes

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    Is there a place for that?

    Is there a place for that?

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  12. Email alerts?

    Is there a way to get email alerts when someone responds or votes on your post? I ask because I don't check Tildes each day and last week I posted a question and forgot to return to look at the...

    Is there a way to get email alerts when someone responds or votes on your post? I ask because I don't check Tildes each day and last week I posted a question and forgot to return to look at the responses. If I had something like an email alert, it'd be a nice reminder to return.

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  13. Comment on Food in New Orleans? in ~food

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    I saw this at a couple of spots and had no idea what it was. Thanks for sharing the website so I can piece it together, appreciate it.

    I saw this at a couple of spots and had no idea what it was. Thanks for sharing the website so I can piece it together, appreciate it.

  14. Comment on Food in New Orleans? in ~food

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    What! I love buffets. Thank you for sharing this.

    What! I love buffets. Thank you for sharing this.

  15. Comment on Food in New Orleans? in ~food

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    Thanks for getting back to me. You're not the first to tell me to use caution, I appreciate it. Unfortunately, I don't have a car, so I think getting to Metarie is going to be difficult. I'm in...

    Thanks for getting back to me. You're not the first to tell me to use caution, I appreciate it.

    Unfortunately, I don't have a car, so I think getting to Metarie is going to be difficult. I'm in the Marigny at the moment.

    Thanks also for sharing R&O. I'm not a seafood person, but do love roast beef, so it's great to know of a po'boy place with something for me.

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