German humor. German humor is a little too direct for me. I like Russian “so dry you don’t if they’re joking and you’ll never find out for sure”, British dry with a raised eyebrow or Canadian dry with the slight upturn of the lip. Canadian also has the twinkle of the eye. Love the twinkle of the eye. Germans do the eye twinkle too except it’s more, “Please laugh or I suicide. I am now about to suicide if you do not laugh. You are not laughing but I did not suicide. You see how this is funny because I did not do what I said I would do. The lie makes it funny because my eyes told you that my mouth was lying and you listened to my eyes even though they do not have vocal chords!” [that is the first and last time I will try to imitate German humor. It sounded too much like how I think and that disturbs me]

German humor.

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They’re learning it on their own anyway (In GenZ, girl hackers/programmers are as common as boy hackers/programmers) so at least they’re getting a badge for it and maybe some career-worthy training. I’ve been watching more and more people increasing their skills through the decades. Will there be more programmers than jobs? Nah. I see it more as increasing the general intelligence level. There’s a great satisfaction in being able to whip something together on your computer that isn’t already online somewhere that does what you want it to do. Less passive users and game players and more active creators. I’m all for it.

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“When you get into this line of work, you’re in public office, you expect you’re gonna have cheap shots taken at you. That’s part of the process,” the Louisiana Republican said. ——- This strange item came up in a search for Scalise, the Representative who was shot and is in the hospital presently. When political metaphors are made real, everything changes… No disrespect intended and I hope he pulls through (Congress should have sufficient health coverage) but how strange that off-the-cuff sentences sound entirely different after an event such as the baseball game shooting: My best of hope for his full recovery. This kind of thing is thankfully very rare in the USA and I hope the rarity of this kind of thing continues to be rare. More importantly, I hope the five people who were inured today all recover fully.

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