Coming soon to an internet near you.
Oh my god, I was so confused when that didn’t say Ben.
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Does anyone remember that book (I think it was a book) with the character that always said “Copa?” Like copacetic, instead of good or capiche?
What was it?!
Anachronistic language skewers public understanding of many other domains of Internet culture, resulting in ineffective and even counter-productive policies. The similarities between the Internet and technologies used for samizdat—fax machines and photocopiers—are fewer than one might imagine. A piece of samizdat literature copied on a smuggled photocopier has only two uses: to be read and to be passed on. But the Internet is, by definition, a much more complex medium that can serve an infinite number of purposes. Yes, it can be used to pass on antigovernment information, but it can also be used to spy on citizens, satisfy their hunger for entertainment, subject them to subtle propaganda, and even launch cyber-attacks on the Pentagon. No decisions made about the regulation of faxes or photocopiers in Washington had much impact on their users in Hungary or Poland; in contrast, plenty of decisions about blogs and social networking sites—made in Brussles, Washington, or Silicon Valley—have an impact on all the users in China and Iran.
The world is populated by everything from humans to Artificial Humans, but speciesism runs rampant. Everything that can go terribly wrong does; and while it always comes back to Brazil, it all seems to be going down in London, which is a seething pot of conflicts and crossed wires, as new lies are told and old ones resurface; as old murders are recalled and new ones committed; as history is rewritten; and as a very ugly but potentially extremely powerful statue is passed from wrong hand to wrong hand.
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Young soldier reading on the running board of a salvage truck
St. Nazaire, France
Library of Congress
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“Do you know what’s the most American thing I’ve ever done?” Tony panted.
“No?” Steve said.
“You. As of ten seconds ago.”
Thor misunderstanding the phrase I’d hit that in a fic.
I am laughing so hard I’m crying jfc.
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I need three things at the moment:
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But I want to do something with my life.”
“What’s better than making a comfy home and bringing up some cute kids and knowing nice homey people?”
It was the immemorial male reply to the restless woman.
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“I used to date her parents in the Seventies. We stayed in touch.” Jack shrugged. “Also I was at the ungrateful little bitch’s Christening, which was an eventful occasion let me tell you …”
“You dated both her parents?”
“At the same time?”
“It was the Seventies.” Jack started up the stairs.
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