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Day: June 16, 2016

Whence this blog

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Posted in categories: Quora

It all began with Karen Chung’s answer to What did someone do that made you think they were really smart? Karen most awesomely illustrated the scenario she described, with XKCD-style stick figure art. Well, I exclaimed in comments. If she can do something so awesome, I can certainly do something half-arsed and attention-grabbing. Some of […]

Wanted: For Crimes Against Lara

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Posted in categories: Quora

https://www.quora.com/What-is-th… Context: Lara’s horror story about her religious geography teacher. To help stop this horrible person, I have sourced a Wanted poster! Make sure this is plastered across Novi Sad! Posted 2016-06-16 [Originally posted on https://galleryofawesomery.quora.com/Wanted-For-Crimes-Against-Lara]

Nick hides from Lyonel in a map of Australia

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Context: Lyonel Perabo’s answer to What does your accent sound like in English? In which Lyonel once again regaled us with his Mad Map Skillz: I commented: Your maps are awesome! Keep them up. In fact, I think I’ll start doing those as well… Lyonel threatened appropriate retaliatory action, involving dead fish. To which I […]

Lara will not eat green beans or aspic

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Posted in categories: Quora

Context: Lara Novakov’s answer to What was the worst meal that you ate out of politeness? Lara declared her dislike of пихтије/πηχτή (aspic), which she said she dislikes even more than бораније/φασόλια (green beans). We had some banter on this, which I ended up rendering in art: https://www.quora.com/What-was-t… And who am I to disappoint… Posted […]

Beth Murray vs Maisie Williams

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Posted in categories: Quora

The thread that keeps on giving. Context: Beth Briony’s answer to What does your accent sound like in English? Annika Schauer, she who once loaned Jimmy Carter an alarm clock, responded: You sound like Arya Stark! hahahahahahaha Whereupon I value-added: https://www.quora.com/How-is-you… cc Beth Briony: preconception, going in: She must sound like Jessie J. It’s a […]

Did postal censors ever add personal notes to the recipients, in the mail they censored?

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Posted in categories: Countries

OP here. I know a circumstance where it’s happened, and why; I was curious whether it was really a one-off. Ludovik Zamenhof, son of a czarist censor, invented Esperanto, and maintained a voluminous international correspondence in Esperanto throughout his life. When WWI started, everyone’s mail in the Russian Empire was subject to censorship, and Zamenhof’s […]

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