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Jun 21 12:53am
I learned that the intro to a news story is spelled lede and not lead, because a part of the linotype machine they used to print newspapers was already called the lead, so they misspelled "lead" to not confuse people. Then I found out that lede only started to be used at the very end of the linotype's lifespan so that's probably not true.

I didn't learn anything.
Frank West, June 13, 2021, 08:39:08 pm

Linotype machines fucking rule. Printed text for a long time was set by hand, with each letter being on a single piece of lead. But if you want to print newspapers or the like, time is of the essence. So you type up your line on the linotype, drops the mold as you type, and then casts the whole line in lead right there. When you're done, you toss it right back in the pot of bubbling lead to be reused. This is why old newspapers have really rigid kerning and columns.

Printmaking rules.
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Jun 20 10:52pm
damn, it's fuckin nice out
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Jun 20 09:21pm
Callipygian
adj. Having shapely buttocks
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Jun 20 09:08pm
someone played Mmmbop on the jukebox at work yesterday and too many Garbage Days has me conditioned to look for a donation counter, so I walked out there to fill up my water bottle and heard it and was like "oh, what milestone did we just reach??"
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Jun 20 05:47pm
If I remember correctly that Dragon Code stuff came up in an Extra Credit episode and at least part of it is about having shorthand code for letting people know if your dragon fursona is bigger than the Sun or not.
Captain Fargle, June 19, 2021, 04:04:48 pm

For a moment, I thought you were talking about the YouTube channel Extra Credits and I was both not surprised and exceedingly concerned.
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Jun 20 10:58am
this is the greatest and best song in the world cum tribute
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Jun 20 05:36am
if there was an Ape Escape situation/game now you would be on the side of the apes
GirlKisser420, June 19, 2021, 06:30:37 pm
Even Monkey Yellow?
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Jun 20 05:33am
If I remember correctly that Dragon Code stuff came up in an Extra Credit episode and at least part of it is about having shorthand code for letting people know if your dragon fursona is bigger than the Sun or not.
Captain Fargle, June 19, 2021, 04:04:48 pm
That was the white elephant doc exchange we did a couple holiday seasons ago.
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Jun 19 11:30pm
if there was an Ape Escape situation/game now you would be on the side of the apes
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Jun 19 09:50pm


scathing podcast reviews on the dragon code site
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