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founding

Maybe when ya'll disagree you should have one of those hot mud baths with bottles of wine. Best of both worlds, and no wrestling needed.

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I want my money back, I was expecting a mud-fight.

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(your outro music occurs almost 2 min early.)

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I re-edited and reuploaded the audio, hopefully fixed now!

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Sorry to be an audio pedant!

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founding

It was like an award show and Phoebe was getting played off the stage :D

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On Covid transmission; I thank fem chaos for informing that transmission potential is broader than many realize. In 2020, a public health colleague was trained at UCLA for contact-tracing (investigation process similar to STD), then not deploying because Contact-Tracing project was abandoned without explanation. A friend became angry at family member for allegedly “giving him Covid”. Air transmission makes contact identification difficult.

On Blonde hair, a friend was blonde as child and suddenly hair turned black at or during puberty. Sudden body change fascinates me as a biologist. On social phenomena; a 1998-ish low-budget film (“Fang”?) set in LA, featured a female Asian character with an alternate personality (Ego version) that worked as daytime waitress while wearing blonde wig. At end of film, she removes Blonde wig to reveal that she is film’s main character, Katherine. I was shocked to discover that for 1.5 hours, I was watching the same actress play two different people. That is superior acting skill. I encourage all to enjoy the freedom of experimenting with hair adornment.

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On your speculation about social media expectations and subsequent user performance; I used to attend anti-war protests before social media existed. We didn’t have the tools to escalate an on-line lynch mob. What happened socially was basically in-person at a protest. I believe that some who post are motivated for personal reasons. I imagine that some activists may have jobs as “pouring gasoline on the fire” on-line. Feminine Chaos should send a letter recommending [(a) Analysis of mob-escalation (b) Design change ] via postal mail to Elon Musk at Twitter.

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I identify as blonde-adjacent; trying to determine if this makes me only half as bad or twice as bad.

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Okay I am not, and never have been, a blonde so maybe that's why I didn't understand any of that article. (I also polled my formerly-blond husband, and learned that he does not think of himself as blond.). I can see why someone who was blonde as a kid and was treated like blondness is special would want to hang on to the label regardless of what the mirror tells them reality is. But I don't see how it's code for white, except that the vast majority of natural blondes are. (Isn't blonde more of a description of a complexion/coloring in French, rather than just describing a hair color?) Anyway, I'm now imagining Frieda from Peanuts, the one who was always talking about her naturally curly hair, convinced that it made her special. Maybe some people like to think of themselves as naturally blonde and therefore a little special.

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to me, the Mizz Crizzy thing seems to be a way to draw attention to her music

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