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Jan 9 24 tweets 13 min read
78.01/ Week seventy-eight, January 8-14, 2022, thread here.

Week 77 below.
78.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight, John Woo's "Paycheck"
Why? (1) Underrated sci-fi action mystery, (2) we saw Mission:Impossible 2 wks ago and it's sequel is by Jon Woo... but it's terrible while this movie is great and almost the same genre
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paycheck_…
78.04/ During this late stage of the #TrumpCrisis I repeat to myself, as a social scientist, that I must remember to recognize the affects of (1) race & (2) religion (for ease of use: white supremacy)
78.05/ I'm just now starting to calm down and comprehend that the #Steelers are one step away from the playoffs after starting 1-3. What a ride!
78.06/ This thread articulates a lot of how I'm seeing things too, especially this point:
78.07/ I feel this sentiment and resonate with this thread (and there's serendipity that her grandparents and mine come from the same part of the old country).
78.08/ BE"H I'll make a separate list for my reactions/thoughts about Sunday's #NFL drama (why clog up my main feed?) but to kick it off (har) attached is the chart my son & I finished for all the games of the 2021 season. See below for 2020's version.
An excel sheet printed out,...
78.09/ Never have I respected a US Senator more than after seeing this short clip of a gorilla loose in a space station.
78.11/ Like the Onion, this account will often predict the future behavior of the reprobate RedHats but until then, the satiric clarity it offers is refreshing:
78.12/ My thread about the #NFL madness from Sunday, especially as it relates to my ancestral team (I was born in Pittsburgh), the #Steelers
78.13/ This thread is a useful key to help navigate the health care system. To me, it's not as much a "cheat sheet" as a way to translate what you're enduring into language that is practical for HCP, which is a neglected modern skill.
78.14/ The assault on the Democrats from both sides is maddening; the rhetoric is nearly identical. I agree with much of this short thread and this in particular: the idea that Ds don't fight.
78.15/ Another short thread that reflects my view about the need to defend the successes of the Democrats - to not let perfect be the enemy of the good - and avoid depressive doomerism that undermines our chance for improving our future.
78.16/ This is a great starting point for a soc-sci investigation because Netanel's hypothesis is likely to be true: those that erase women are those who protect predators. It's the patriarchy, which is a toxic self-indulgent "interpretation" of halakhah.
78.17/ Politics is a subtle art and many of the #Literalists can't understand the rhetoric or actions (which is why they are duped by the all-talk, no action grifters). Oliver is correct, Mitch has an ouchie and this is what a successful hit looks like.
78.18/ I don't know how @Pittsburgh_Dad is able to see into my brain during the games, but he evidently can.

Everyone was asleep during SNF so I had to suffer, and cheer, in total silence. Which I deserve (grumble). #HereWeGo
78.18b/ Welp, here's his response. I'm not surprised he's Prof. X. Or at least, Mentok.

78.19/ The OLP/Chochmat Nashim divrei Torah are great except it's hard to find the entries by #parsha. Here are the 4 I've found so far for #Beshalach:
5782 blogs.timesofisrael.com/how-a-tree-tur…
5781 blogs.timesofisrael.com/when-pharaoh-s…
5780 blogs.timesofisrael.com/tree-tips/
5779 blogs.timesofisrael.com/torat-miriam-h…
78.20/ There's also a new essay by the always great Dean Rachel Friedman of Lamdeinu about the Song of the Sea via Rabbi Angel's site. #Parsha #Beshalach

jewishideas.org/article/search…
78.22/ #NFL All-Pro votes are out: TJ Watt is a unanimous 1st Team! He's got to get DPOY, now.

#Steelers:
Edge: Watt, 50
IDL: Heyward, 19
S: Fitzpatrick, 1
ST: Killebrew, 3 & D. Watt, 1

Snubbed: Boswell (PK)

apnews.com/article/nfl-sp…
78.23/ My technical problems are continuing so it's getting harder to stay online. And Shabbas is also very soon. Stay safe everyone and #ShabbatShalom

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97.01/ Week ninety-seven, May 21-27, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 96 below.
97.02/ #ShavuaTov everyone. My wife texted from Israel that she got positive PCR test when she landed in Israel - one day before they rescinded that requirement! She's asymptomatic, thank God, but I just don't know how it could've been avoided b/c the 'rona is rampant y'all.
97.03/ It was in the 90s today and my downstairs A/C broke days ago and I can't get a guy here until Tuesday. I told them they can prioritize others because my upstairs A/C works, Thank God, so it's not a safety issue for us. But I wouldn't mind it getting fixed soon.
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96.01/ Week ninety-six, May 14-20, 2022, thread begins here.

#PesachSheni Sameach!

Week 95 below.
96.02/ Because we are.

And it's about the same people. The GOP is the Confederacy right down to the rotten core of cowardly rebels.
96.03/ It's really this simple. And b/c it's actually this simple, it's clear anti-voters don't understand citizenship & shared responsibility like I do.

They're like anti-vaxers that way. In this way too: both threaten all our lives when they opt out.
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95.01/ Week ninety-five, May 7-13, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 94 below.
95.02/ Them: "What will I tell my kids?!"

Me: "Talk to them, teach them, it's part of the role of parent. I do it all the time."

My kids: "Yes! He does! Please make him stop!"

Me, distributing handouts: "OK, on page 3, we have fieldnotes I took in '95..."

Kids: "Nooooo!"
95.03/ Hey, I think I got the @HowieRose trivia question for the first time today (Q: which Rolling Stones song mentions the Kentucky Derby. A: "Dead Flowers"). But I refuse to believe this is one of Howie's favorite songs. It's purposefully terrible, man. It's just awful.
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94.01/ Week ninety-four, April 30-May 6, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 93 below.
94.02/ Health update: still no symptoms from my bout with COVID except for general irritability but it's impossible to know if it's different from my normal state. Isolation is lonely (big, if true) but my overall emotion is fear of making someone else sick. Dread is the worst.
94.03/ I see the #Mets won (this is a fun season so far, especially since I'm not the one getting hit by fastballs in the head) and the #NYR won and are ready for the playoffs. Best of all is post-#NFLDraft Sat. night when I get to see all the gifts my team gave me as a fan. #LGM
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93.01/ Week ninety-three, April 23-29, 2022, thread begins here. #ShavuahTov & Isru Chag Sameach

Week 92 below.
93.02/ Happy chametz-fressing for all who celebrate. Personally, I need to wait until 11pm for reasons passing all understanding. A box of donuts
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92.01/ Week ninety-two, April 16-22 (17-21), 2022, thread begins here. #MoadimLiSimcha Happy #Passover #CholHaMoedLife

Week 91 below.
92.02/ This has been one of the busiest #CholHaMoed periods I've had in years. Many things are opening up again while I recognize the window may be closing again so we're doing errands (like getting drivers licenses, passports etc). I'm actually looking forward to yuntif to rest!
92.03/ This is very nice! #Disability accommodations are always a good thing. #LGM

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