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Danish kids show about a man with a very long penis...with a mind of its own!

Yeah, you heard me.

OK, so what's the deal here?

John Dillermand (a/k/a "John Penisson") is a middle-aged man with a black moustache, and an early 20th century bathing costume,in red and white stripes and a purple hat. He lives in a small house with his Oldmor (roughly "granny") and a small white dog, in a village near a medium sized city with a zoo. There is also a wind farm and some high-tension lines nearby. All is in a kind of Mr. Rogers's Neighborhood-like stop animation.

Also in evidence is Diller, or "the craze", a long snake-like ...erm, appendage... that comes out from under his tunic, also clothed in red and white stripes, which functions as John's unspeaking id, who does things like steal ice cream. It can pick things up, stretch out several dozen meters, and is impervious to pain/being sliced/anything else. John lives in a state of constant embarrassment because of him.…

Top ten causes of death US 2020, according to JAMA, here.

Total deaths: 3,358.814
Contrast total deaths in 2019, at 2,854,838. That number had been on a very slow rise since 2015 (2,712,630) to 2019 (2,854,838). That increase over four years is 142,208 people. Then the death rate suddenly jumps 503,976 people in one year. Ouch. I cannot say that I understand vaccine refusal. Would someone please node it?…

I'm actually seeing the odd new user here and there. Apparently they don't stick around for long. I'm also conjecturing that there's no indication of the slow pace of this site (slow compared with the e2 of yore, but also slow compared with, say, a regular Discord server).

I'd love to ask new users about their expectations for the pace of a site like this. But alas, they seem to be around for just a bit, and many times they don't see/write on the catbox. That, and the polls…

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July 1: Brevity Quest 2021 begins!

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