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    lahke says:

    Guess this is one benefit to insomnia. Hello, jackals!

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    lahke says:

    It would also help to have seen the movie.

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    lahke says:

    Just us lurkers. I’m avoiding my book club book. How’s by you?

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    Doug R says:

    Local movie channel has Roger Waters’ Wall (2014). Coupled with the (legal) weed. Right now it’s “Comfortably Numb”.

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    Mel says:

    @lahke: Insomniacs unite! Eyes wide open (but not in a creepy, bad Tom Cruise film way), and debating whether to clean the cat box or read for a bit. Living la vida loca!

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    Yarrow says:

    In the video in the bit where Trump is wearing the Russian hat, the guy interviewing him is A.J. Calloway who was suspended from his job as a host on Extra in February and then fired in July for multiple sexual assault allegations. Because of course.

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    Mel says:

    @lahke: What’s the reading selection?

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Mel:
    The answer depends on your cat’s mood/propensity to use your footwear as an alternative litterbox.

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    Yarrow says:

    In all the chaos today, did this bit of news make it here?

    In news of other diplomatic woes, UN staff were informed by email last night the organisation will run out of money by the end of October. @antonioguterres informed them that as a result of a 30% underpayment by member states (esp Trump administration) they are nearly insolvent.— Lewis Goodall (@lewis_goodall) October 8, 2019

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    lahke says:

    Hacking Darwin, by Jamie Metzl. About human genetic manipulation. Haven’t started yet, but it’s supposed to be good.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Yarrow: Have you been watching the Rugby World Cup?

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    Mel says:

    Kitty has a condition called “Megacolon”.
    Although it sounds like a 1980s metal band, it involves a funky colon muscle, and requires giving her a daily laxative and lots of wet cat food to keep things, shall we say, rolling along.

    All good unless somebody gives even a teensy bit too much daily laxative, in which case some lucky winner wakes up the next morning with a wee, moist dingleberry adhered to hair or cheek. It’s a horror that can’t really be put into words.

    Did I mention that kitty likes to sleep wrapped around human heads like a live Fascinator? Danger! Danger!

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    Mel says:

    @Amir Khalid: Oops! Above comment for Amir.

    How is your guitar playing going?

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    Yarrow says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Yep. Seen most of the matches. You? Edit: Not watching live, though, so if you’re watching now, please no spoilers.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Yarrow: Not as many as I would like. I can say that half of the teams should not be competing at that level. The US included.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Mel:
    I think I’m finally starting to get the mechanical skill of playing righthanded. It turns out to be more complicated than working a PC joystick righthanded. I also have an okay understanding of basic music theory but would like to learn more.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Yarrow: @Omnes Omnibus: Not watching tonight match live. So the US comment is based on prior games.

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    Mel says:

    I’m halfheartedly looking for a Silver Princess resonator banjo to replace the one I had years ago. If I find one at a decent price, I think I might start playing again. I just loved the sound of that banjo, but it’s difficult to find one that’s been cared for and is still in good shape.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Mel:
    My Bianca likes to sleep with me in bed. She likes to precede this with a ritual: a 5-minute or so tongue bath for my face and scalp; I am expected to hold still until she is done, which I have learned to do over the past 15 years.

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    Yarrow says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: US team has been disappointing. They’ve certainly been better before. I know where you’re coming from on some teams not competing at that level. OTOH, many of those teams never get to play the better teams so it’s an opportunity for them to get experience, learn and improve and for the sport to grow and improve in general.

    Four years ago when Japan left for the RWC they were seen off by something like 20 fans. When they returned home after beating SA they were greeted by 2,000 people. Now the hottest ticket in Japan seems to be to the Japan rugby matches. They’re great hosts.

    I love watching all the teams play because they all have different styles. New favorite team this time is Uruguay.

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    Mel says:

    @Amir Khalid: They train us well over the years. I used to have a kitty who absolutely would not settle down for sleep until she was held and rocked like a baby and had at least three songs sung to her.

    Her previous owner’s daughter did a lot of musical community theater, and sang to her, so Ms. Cat had developed a particular liking for showtunes. My neighbor must have thought I was losing my mind for a while in open window weather – as in “Why does that crazy lady sing ‘Surrey With the Fringe on Top’ four times in a row, every single night?!?”

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Yarrow: England v France on Saturday should be good – unless they figure they are both through and rest people.

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    Yarrow says:

    @Mel: That is too funny. Did the cat have preferences? Rodgers and Hammerstein vs. Lerner and Loewe, for instance?

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    Yarrow says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Yeah. I’m not for sure where they stand in the table. I can’t remember now if Argentina has a chance to go through or not. They play today.

    Did you hear about the typhoon that’s headed toward Japan? Could affect the England-France match. They might have to move it.

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    Mel says:

    @Yarrow: She was a Rodgers & Hammerstein girl, but she liked to have a little “Pirates of Penzance” selection snuck in occasionally.
    Her favorite tunes were “Honey Bun” from “South Pacific”, and “Surrey With the Fringe On Top”, and “I Cain’t Say No” from “Oklahoma”.

    She was just the best girl!

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    Yarrow says:

    @Mel: LOL. Those are some great songs. Very peppy.

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    Mel says:

    Good night. Off to (hopefully) sleep!

    Sleep well!

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    All the crimes.

    New laws go into effect? They’ll break those too.

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    worn says:

    @Mel: Sure sounds like she was.

    I’m just gonna drop this here before trundling off to bed:

    I do so love me some Blossom Dearie.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @mrmoshpotato: Hi mrmoshpotato. I’m awake but don’t want to be. Need to get some sleep because tomorrow our kitty has a vet appointment at 10am, so we have to be up and somewhat intelligent by 8. It’s her annual checkup but she’s over-grooming one front leg which is now naked and a little raw-looking. We went away for 10 days, we think our kids didn’t spend enough time here with her, just fed her, changed her water, and left.

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    JPL says:

    The video is great.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @opiejeanne: I hope everything turns out ok at the vet. Now get some sleep.

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    WereBear says:

    @Mel: Cats love to be sung to. James Bond, my big gray Wegie mix, loved to hear Pancho and Lefty, with his name substituted where it fit.

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    WereBear says:

    @opiejeanne: I put coconut oil on that. I agree with you: it’s stress.

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    Mel says:

    @opiejeanne: Wishing all good results for your kitty at the appointment tomorrow.

    My father’s cat overgrooms herself when she is stressed by his absence, and does it in a way that sounds very similar to what your kitty did. She works one or both of her front legs in a spot between her paw and her knee, on the front of her leg.

    Hopefully that is all that’s going on with your little one. With Dad’s kitty, it takes a few days for her to settle down and stop the overgrooming, but as soon as she is sure that all is back to normal, it resolves and her hair grows back. Pheromone diffusers help lessen the over grooming a little bit, but she still engages in it. Pheromones really help my brother’s cat; Dad’s, not so much.

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    themomcat says:

    On my way to lunch and meetings (Brussels) and was lurking. That was quite a video. I’m now following them

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