@monkey1
Oh yeah. All manuals en route. Full service manual runs $100!

@monkey1
It's awesome! And seems to be in excellent condition. Had my mechanic check it out. A few minor fixes, but basically very solid. One previous owner who did whatever VW service suggested. Complete service history. 100k. What year is yours? I'm sure you told me but I've forgotten.

@monkey1
One needs functional shoulders to wrench. And while I am currently able, various items were left to deteriorate in the interim. El Tigre dislikes winter. Decided it was time...
@maerbear

@maerbear @monkey1 Yes! I was gloating about the superior performance of El Tigre! And now here I am driving the pony's cousin.

And now for our regularly scheduled "scare your pants" off segment featuring the age-old conundrum of privacy vs security and "who you gonna trust" writ *very* large:

nytimes.com/2019/09/10/opinion

@monkey1
It is known as the black stallion. And it is owned by me.
@maerbear

@monkey1
Seems to me that Putin is more a purveyor of the strategic hypernormalisation/propaganda machine and Trump is more of a culture disrupter in it for the attention and the luls. Both in service to outsize egos. P cultivates a homogeneous Russian strong man image at home while both P and T simply sow chaos in the US. In the former. truth is distorted to form a more coherent false narrative. In the latter truth is distorted in esse. P is more like classic propaganda - 1/2

@monkey1

It's kind of astonishing to read this 2014 Deadspin article today. It's as if Trump took his playbook directly from gamergate. A prescient, considered, insightful prediction of the ethos and tools of today's vicious culture wars.

deadspin.com/the-future-of-the

@maerbear
Why couldn't we have watched any one of the other films on the list?? The one movie we DID watch on our precious movie night when we still lived in the same city and could do these things was MIGHTY WIND! Aargh! But If I remember correctly, it was my suggestion. I accept full responsibility. In my defense, I believe I was toked up when I saw it at the Heights Theatre... And it was REALLY FUNNY.

@monkey1
This is serious shit. The region has been a point of contention/violence since Partition. I spent a bunch of time in Ladakh, almost went to Srinigar except for the conflict then. This repression and annexation by decree could lead to outright war with Pakistan. Certainly the increasing Hindu nationalist presence will stomp on both Muslim and Tibetan culture in the region (ala China/Tibet). Sad, disconcerting, frightening. National/religious nativism seemingly on the rise everywhere!

@maerbear
Fun list! I'd see any of these films, and rewatch the ones I've seen (except for maybe Mighty Wind.. we barely survived that!) Some good suggestions in the comments. A documentary about the Minutemen called We Jam Econo? I'm *on* that!

@monkey1 I meant in regards to the pollution in your home feed. Also saw the report, which I'm going to look at now.

@monkey1
You could unfollow anyone you find annoying. That should remove them from Home. Local feed shows only stop level public posts from members of our instance.

Everything posted by someone you follow (other than private messages) should appear in your Home feed. Did you see this one, monkey?

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