I’m not assertive enough to grasp at anything / anybody that interests me. I let them pass me by. I perform subtraction in lieu of addition on all matters. I have an intuition that the less I own, the happier I am.

a bit late to the party #TeamPfizer #PfizeredUp

Many have fantasized animals having emotions like humans do. Personally, however, I think it’s a good thing that most animals are relatively or absolutely impassive. Imagine you’re farming a hen that starts to weep and lament like a human mother does the moment you take her eggs away. As eggs are indispensable to your diet, you’d take them regardless and over time get accustomed to her shedding tears. Then tears (human or nonhuman) would mean less to you than they do. Their weeps would be seen as part of their physiology, just like the rattling sound of a rattlesnake. In other words, their sentience would be downplayed to the point where we might grow more insensitive to others’ emotional reactions to losses, unhappiness, and pain. The fact that human emotions are one of a kind ensures that we take emotions seriously.

In most languages, France 🇫🇷 is translated into names starting with the /f/ sound. In the Māori language, however, France is called Wīwī. I think it’s quite self-explanatory.




We made our way here, and this is our home.

We come from different backgrounds, yet that’s not a reason for exclusion of any form. Racism has no place here.

Only when we bear in mind how this country took shape could we make it a better place for ourselves and our progeny.

Today is a time for celebration, as well as a time for reflection and action.

Happy Canada Day 🇨🇦

Lots of singers who gave a subpar performance tend to justify themselves. Oftentimes they’re like “Sorry, I caught a bad cold but had to carry on.”

But how come I’ve never seen any of them sneeze on stage? 🤔

A Christian taking the Bible and trying to dictate the way you live your life is as absurd as a raccoon enjoining you to dowse your cookies before eating.

Refrain from bulldozing anyone into anything with your goddamn religion.

If you think something’s wrong with people who refuse to abide by the Bible, probably there’s something wronger with you.

Bullying Is Not an LGBT Trait

"Bullying Is Not an LGBT Trait"

I’ve been receiving these “not gonna make my day” types of messages from time to time. Well, I’m sorry that their daughter had to experience this. But at the same time please be aware that some people with Asperger’s are also harassing LGBT+ individuals in a blatantly rude manner. More importantly, some autistic people are members of the LGBT+ community themselves. The overlap between the two identities does exist. ⇢ Read more

To make my pasta tastier, I spent 15 minutes stripping a bunch of thyme leaves from the stems.

I was literally a stripper working on thyme.

The Whisky War is now over!

🎉 Congratulations to Denmark on becoming the second country in the world that shares a land border with Canada!

To those countries fighting or hoping to fight bloody wars over territorial disputes, SHAME ON YOU!

A Canadian flag raising on Hans Island in 2005, left, and a Danish flag raising in 2002.From left: Canadian Department of National Defense, Polfoto

In 1984, Canada provoked Denmark by planting its flag on Hans Island and leaving a bottle of Canadian whisky. The Danish Minister of Greenland Affairs came to the island himself the same year with the Danish flag, a bottle of akvavit, and a letter stating “Welcome to the Danish Island” (Velkommen til den danske ø).

On June 10, 2022, Canada and Denmark settled on a border across the island, dividing it between the Canadian territory of Nunavut and the semi-autonomous Danish constituent country of Greenland to be unveiled June 14, 2022.

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I often say “I can’t do it.” It’s not that I can’t start out and finish up. It’s just that I can’t do it to perfection. If I could allow myself to half-ass everything and count them as achievements for all that, I’d come off as far less diffident.

and vs. &

"and vs. &"

When texting people or posting a status on social media, we often write the word and as & (ampersand) for convenience. But does Python handle and and & the same way? ⇢ Read more