You will never find a more wretched hive of ponies and buttercups.

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Why I don't drink coffee at Starbucks.

"…single-handedly responsible for everything that’s wrong with coffee: From inventing stupid faux-Italian drink names, to ruining whole neighborhoods by forcing out small, artisan coffee shops."
Coffee Chronicler

I know I'm going to upset some folk with this opinion, but it's for your own good. I loathe Starbucks, and not just on ethical or political grounds,not just that their shops are awful places, but on the basis that their coffee is mediocre at best. I truly hate the brand. It's not just the yuppy image, not just that one has to learn a new fucking language to order a drink there (i mean, what the fuck is a Grande, anyway?), it's not even that their coffee isn't even good, it's that they have changed the whole

Happy Birthday to me. I am 46 today.

The world is full of magic and balloons, and I'm so glad to be a part of it.

The roles I play in it are the same, but with new permutations and new understandings. Sometimes all it takes is a clearing of the air for new things to develop, and maybe a little bravery to say the words and do the things. But at the end of it, at the bottom of it, is all the wonders.

It's boring to

My mom used to talk about visiting with the dead.

They would come to her in dreams, her brother mostly. She would sometimes mention these visits, and that's what she called them - visits. They weren't haunting dreams, she saw them as friendly, as a little "hello" from beyond the veil.

Her surviving brother once confessed to her that he'd been visited by a demon. He was on the couch, cruising the infinite entertainment manifold of hyper-premium satellite TV, and a demon crawled out of the

News for Noders

July 1: Canada Day.

July 4: America Day.

July 15: Side Quest 2024 ends.

July 25: Happy birthday TanisNikana!

July 26: Happy birthday teleny!


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June 3: Saint kevin's Day.

June 4: Aesop's Birthday.

June 11: TerribleAspect's birthday!

June 13: Serjeant's Muse's birthday!

June 16: Bloomsday.

June 19: Juneteenth.

June 20: Side Quest 2024 begins!

June 20: Summer solstice (northern hemisphere) and winter solstice (southern hemisphere).

June 21: nicolasstag's birthday!

June 23: AdamTheDewott's birthday!

June 23: weroland's birthday!

June 28: Tau Day.


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May 1: May day.

May 3: Happy birthday ImConfused!

May 4: May the Fourth be with you!

May 8: Happy birthday E2D2!

May 10: Happy birthday BIII!

May 12: Mother's day in the USA.

May 27: Memorial Day in the USA.


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April 1: The E2 Dadaism Quest starts today! Please show off your Dadaist chops with lots of fig inverted urinal.

April 1: The 2024 LieQuest has been cancelled.

April 12: Yuri's Night

April 22: Happy Earth Day, fellow earthlings!

April 23: Saint George's Day.

April 24: Happy birthday, Rancid_Pickle!


April 30: Walpurgis Night.

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March 14th: Pi day.

March 10th: Daylight saving time celebrated by many.

March 19th: The first equinox of the year.

March 31st: Happy birthday mad girl's love song!


Get ready for LieQuest 2024, starting on April 10th!


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