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$ echo "I joined Mastodon $(date -uRd '1 month ago today')"
$ I joined Mastodon Wed, 23 Dec 2020 16:35:02 +0000

(bash tip: Did you know that you can tell 'date' to output another time other than "now" using natural language?)

The truth is...

Avril Lavigne is not in the presidential line of succession because she was born in Canada.



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= A statement that is logically or literally true (or mostly true), but seems to imply something that isn't true or is just plain weird. (for rhetoric, logic or propaganda studies... or just for fun)

An ousted puppet leader attempts to seek exile in his sponsoring country...

(Note: The violence depicted in this video is intended to be interpreted metaphorically and symbolically. The publisher of this toot does not endorse or condone the initiation of violence in any way. The release of this video does not violate national security law and is published here under the provisions of 17 U.S.C. § 107.)

Pat boosted

@freemo To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 or a dozen things that are of interest as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same. Add and to the post.














(yes, that last one is almost oxymoronic in this context)

The truth is...

Damocles never flew on an airplane.

#232-197
(First published Dec. 23, 2019)

The truth is...

It's unknown whether the naked mole-rat can pass the mirror test because no ethics committee will approve the experiment due to the potential for psychological to the test subjects.


(first published Feb. 17, 2020)

That should be , not . Cognitive typo.
(Sorry Glen, wherever you are.)

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Here's a video of Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi discussing the intricacies of the 25th Amendment, impeachment and the presidential line of succession.

***This is the first time this video has been released since the coup attempt.***

(Note: The release of this video does not violate national security law and is published here under the provisions of 17 U.S.C. § 107.)

A flashlight that points down is more blue than when it is pointing up.


(org. pub date: Aug. 29, 2020)
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The truth is...

No cameras were allowed in the State House when the Declaration of Independence was signed, so there are no pics or videos of the event.

(I first published this toot on Oct 25, 2019)
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= A statement that is logically or literally true (or mostly true), but seems to imply something that isn't true or is just plain weird. (for rhetoric, logic or propaganda studies... or just for fun)

The truth is...

Abraham Lincoln's famous fireside chats were never heard in his home state of Illinois because no radio stations broadcast them in that state.

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= A statement that is logically or literally true (or mostly true), but seems to imply something that isn't true or is just plain weird. (for rhetoric, logic or propaganda studies... or just for fun)

The truth is...

Since 1931, fewer than 1,800 people have walked on the moon.


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= A statement that is logically or literally true (or mostly true), but seems to imply something that isn't true or is just plain weird. (for rhetoric, logic or propaganda studies... or just for fun)

Hi, Pat here. I'm just a geek.
(she, he, they... anything but it)

I'm a refugee from that bird-brained platform. (They shadow-banned me.)

I think privacy is important.

Here's a weird joke I made up as an intro:

A man walks into a bar...

At first he's in limbo,
then the bar falls.

Then the bartender hangs up the bar again.

Then it's the next guy's turn to try to bend over backwards and shimmy under the bar.

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