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In the late 90s/early 00s there was a woman on the Ladies Singles figure skating circuit, I think she was from Europe? Sweden maybe? who was not the best at jumps but was mind-blowing at spins, so she would pack her routines full of amazing spins. Does anyone else remember who this person is and what her name is please I am dying

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Welcome to Poke Friday | GadgeTell

"There was almost a spiritual aspect to it even from the beginning."

At long last, an oral history of Poke Friday.

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Hello. Will Knowledge for Thirst, or at least the reviews within, ever go online again, or at least be available in a way, or format, in wich a person (such as me), could get a hold of them. And read. Them. Thank you and good bye.

Asked by fredrik

fireland:

All my sites got moved to a new server last year and that bungled things up real nice — K4T in particular since it was on Wordpress, a thing I should not be allowed to use. I have a backup of the database but my attempts to get it up and running again have so far ended in hot hissy tears.

But anyway the reviews weren’t lost forever, which is what I was afraid of (some of my all-time fave kfan writing is there), so yes it’ll be available again at some undefined point in the future.

I have tried to explain to Josh MULTIPLE times that the legend of K4T is only aided by it being offline, but whenever I call him he’s driving through a tunnel or past a shooting range or something

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amyspalding:

Yes, I started a movement, and Slate recognizes it!

This is the best. Everyone keep evangelizing Poke Friday out on the streets, this is the year we come through Zoom Image

amyspalding:

Yes, I started a movement, and Slate recognizes it!

This is the best. Everyone keep evangelizing Poke Friday out on the streets, this is the year we come through

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Dear Santa. I need some advice for how to make Pokemon real. Why do I need some advice because I can not get Pokemon out of my mind. I need a very good answer. If you have a answer please send a messag back
From Kinnell

My 8-year-old wrote an off-season letter to Santa because he’s so sad and stressed about the fact that he might never get to have a real Pokemon in his life  Zoom Image

Dear Santa. I need some advice for how to make Pokemon real. Why do I need some advice because I can not get Pokemon out of my mind. I need a very good answer. If you have a answer please send a messag back

From Kinnell

My 8-year-old wrote an off-season letter to Santa because he’s so sad and stressed about the fact that he might never get to have a real Pokemon in his life 

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angelablack:

Josh is actually a delight (shh don’t tell) but it’s more fun to draw his curmudgeonly side.
Happy birthday, boyf. You are a real sweetpants. Hee hee. 
xo,
angela.

co-signed, happy birthday joshy fireland #youdabes Zoom Image

angelablack:

Josh is actually a delight (shh don’t tell) but it’s more fun to draw his curmudgeonly side.

Happy birthday, boyf. You are a real sweetpants. Hee hee. 

xo,

angela.

co-signed, happy birthday joshy fireland #youdabes

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Random 80s Food Reviews

I just did the first 5 I could think of, no order, no reason.

Almost Home cookies

These were a humungous deal for a very short period of time. They were marketed as fresher-tasting than other cookies, but that had more to do with advances in preservatives than actual breakthroughs in cookie science. They were the worst cookies. Just awful. No one liked them, no one laments their absence. The people who created them had to begin new lives under new names.

Gatorgum (aka Gatorade Gum)

Pretty fucked up commercial but this was the best gum. But it was never available anywhere with any regularity or reliability whatsoever, so when you found a pack at the store, you were super psyched but first you had to fight your brother for it. It did not actually quench your thirst but you would still spend so much time chewing away and being like “Yeah? I think I am less thirsty?”

Chicken McNuggets Shanghai

I mean, oof, but kinda dope that you got chopsticks and different sauces.

Frank N Stuffs

Frank N Stuffs were hot dogs with chili INSIDE them. They are literally the best food that has ever existed. They disappeared from the market very quickly (due to a minor razor blade scare) and it is INSANE to me that no one has rushed in to fill his huge, huge vacancy in the chili-intubated hot dog marketplace.

Original Doritos

OK. History lesson. Doritos didn’t use to be so insanely cheese-powder covered. At first they were just a kinda chill nacho cheese chips. But then they changed the formula and got WAY cheesier and powderier. The first time I tried the new ones I was like WHAT? NO! and I was so sad b/c Doritos had always been the go-to. I hated HATED Doritos for years and was afraid to eat them and then eventually out of desperation I tried them again and I was like OK actually yeah.

NOTE: this is NOT the flavor change Wikipedia lists has having happened in the mid-90s. There was ANOTHER flavor change, it happened in the 80s, I was there, and it has apparently been suppressed from the historical records. I was there. I remember. It marked me, changed me irrevocably.

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Blogging turns 20: look back and cringe with us | Media | theguardian.com

I participated in this thing for The Guardian. It involved digging up an old Diaryland entry from infinity years ago and then reading it now and then talking about how it made me feel. It was a burdensome ordeal so please click through. Also choire is in there and his is good.

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altlitgossip:

hello, I want to put together a big post for Alt Lit Gossip showcasing some of the different online ebooks and writing collections that are around right now — just click the ‘submit your gossip’ button at the top 
if you have something you want to show, send me a link and I’ll read it and write something short about it for ALG — no physical books please, just internet stuff
it will take me awhile to read everyone’s writing, but I’m very happy to !!
although, to cut down on how much time I spend on this, please submit just one thing — show me your best work :)
if you’ve got uncollected writing on your tumblr, go collect that ish !! it will help me if all your writing is in one spot and easy to read/find
ALSO: if you’ve submitted things to ALG in the past, I’m taking a look at all those things right now
thank you — please reblog this and help me spread the word to other people who might be interested — anyone can submit
—Chris Dankland // @cdankland
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altlitgossip:

hello,

I want to put together a big post for Alt Lit Gossip showcasing some of the different online ebooks and writing collections that are around right now — just click the ‘submit your gossip’ button at the top 

if you have something you want to show, send me a link and I’ll read it and write something short about it for ALG — no physical books please, just internet stuff

it will take me awhile to read everyone’s writing, but I’m very happy to !!

although, to cut down on how much time I spend on this, please submit just one thing — show me your best work :)

if you’ve got uncollected writing on your tumblr, go collect that ish !! it will help me if all your writing is in one spot and easy to read/find

ALSO: if you’ve submitted things to ALG in the past, I’m taking a look at all those things right now

thank you — please reblog this and help me spread the word to other people who might be interested — anyone can submit

—Chris Dankland // @cdankland

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