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6 Apr, 5 tweets, 1 min read
chicago deep dish pizzas are lasagnas or casseroles, not pizzas. the archetypical pizza is the costco slice. i will also accept a greasy new york slice
cheesecakes are neither cakes nor pies, they are tarts
dishes should not combine sweet and savory. savory is for meals and sweet is for desserts
there is no such thing as a breakfast food. free your mind. the best time to go to IHOP is midnight, drunk, with the squad

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5 Apr
why the ass did they teach us about greek and latin roots in school and not about the even cooler and more badass proto-indo-european roots
might do a PIE root thread. i’ve been looking up a ton of stuff on etymonline but haven’t been able to figure out the most amusing way to structure it into threads
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5 Apr
might fuck around and start using etymologies as a form of divination
hmm so you say you want a girlfriend? well. let's see what the entire history of the english language has to say about that, shall we?
"girlfriend" is of course "girl" + "friend". the etymology of "girl" is... unknown? welp, sucks. let's check the etymology of "friend" then Image
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5 Apr
part of the reason everyone has a million tabs open all the time is because browser bookmarks are legitimately an extremely awful way to save links. the underlying design metaphor hasn’t changed in, what, over two decades? it comes from a much smaller and simpler internet
folders are completely the wrong structure. what you really want is to be able to throw a link into a service that will spit it back out at you *when it becomes relevant*, and/or *when you’re in the mood to read it*. folders don’t capture context- and mood-dependence
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5 Apr
it’s “how you remind me” and i’m gonna die on this hill
it was a banger in middle school and it’s a banger now

ah shit but i forgot about "someday". someday might be a close second. also love the comments on this video

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4 Apr
increasingly noticing that when my friends say “i keep getting this negative insane feedback from other people” i used to default to assuming they know that the feedback is insane

but seems more like a part of them doesn’t and i do actually need to say “this feedback is insane”
yud wrote this thing once i won’t be able to find about how sane discourse requires 4 layers of feedback: people say things, people give feedback on those things, feedback on the feedback, feedback on the feedback on the feedback
i don’t remember why 4 and not 3 but 3 is a lot better than 2. the structure of the internet broadly and twitter specifically privileges the 2nd layer of feedback i think. lets bad feedback run rampant
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i complained about a thing so much i got tired of my own complaints which i think is my new favorite self-improvement strategy
i think i was undervaluing boredom as a force for change. run the existing strategy into the ground enough that you get bored of it and after the boredom space opens up for something else. repeatedly experiencing the strategy helps me notice how dead vs. alive it feels
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i think this is an attempt to process past stuff that doesn’t really get a chance to complete most of the time
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