discworld is wild because it's a silly comedy series but the morals of the books are things like
"war is just one symptom of the disease that is nationalism"
"police by consent is the only possible moral form of policing"
"late-stage capitalism is the death knell of society"

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RT @holly_fruehwald@twitter.com
This costume was almost too scary to post.....I’m the CV of your nightmares 😈💀

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RT @dmoren@twitter.com
Was going to go as a responsible adult this Halloween, but I lost my costume.

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RT @thermosciEMSpec@twitter.com
GIVEAWAY! Want to build your own Krios Cryo-TEM? Simply RT this post for your chance to win a building set. We will randomly choose 10 winners TOMORROW, October 30. Open worldwide. Good luck!

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RT @andrechemist@twitter.com
My hot take for today: Articles published in 1893 (especially ones that are historically important, like the early Alfred Werner ones I'm trying to access) should not cost anyone $59.

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RT @JenniKlauder@twitter.com
EVERYONE GO SEE EN MASSE AT @LincolnCenter@twitter.com OH MY GOD

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RT @AmyJane@twitter.com
If you are in a relationship with a computer nerd, you come to realize that one way he or she expresses love is by updating your software.

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RT @Benioff@twitter.com
“Simply put, while major news organizations strengthen fact-checking and accountability, Facebook is saying if you are a politician who wishes to peddle in lies, distortion and not-so-subtle racial appeals, welcome to our platform. We will not fact-check.“ variety.com/2019/biz/news/kati

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RT @mixedlinguist@twitter.com
Colleague: But the difference between Warren and Clinton is that Warren doesn't care as much about what people think about her.

Me: That's because she had 30 years of teaching evaluations.

That joke killed in a room full of faculty 😂

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RT @StobiesGalaxy@twitter.com
species as smileys 😎🖖

🤨 = Vulcans
😬 = Klingons
🤖 = Borg drones
🥶 = Andorians
🤬 = Tellarites
🥰 = Denobulans
🤑 = Ferengi
🥳 = Risians
🤢 = Romulans
🤧 = Vidiians
🤥 = Garak the Cardassian
🤩 = Gary Mitchell
🤯 = Captain Boday the Gallamite
☠️ = Tuvix
🤠 = Humans

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RT @annamerlan@twitter.com
These two buskers are playing together from opposite sides of the G, fuck, ugh, my heart

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RT @JenniKlauder@twitter.com
To the person having a very loud phone conversation on the subway that the whole car can hear:
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Who is your service provider?????

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RT @mattyglesias@twitter.com
This is a meaningless concept when we’re talking about a failing resort during the low season. twitter.com/fahrenthold/status

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RT @InvaderXan@twitter.com
Getting a PhD is supposed to make you an expert in one specific thing, but it mostly makes you an expert in learning oddly specific things while having no overall idea what you’re doing. twitter.com/susannalharris/sta

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RT @ParkerMolloy@twitter.com
I created an all-purpose GIF for reality in 2019

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RT @geneticexpns@twitter.com
❌ "This allowed me to explore xyz"
✅ "I explored xyz"

❌ "I was being trained as"
✅ "I trained in"

❌ "I was able to conduct"
✅ "I conducted"

❌ "I was able to determine"
✅ "I determined"

❌ "The xyz courses available to me"
✅ "I took courses in xyz"

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RT @geneticexpns@twitter.com
Also I've been editing a ton of NSF GRFP statements this cycle. I could (should) probably write an entire series re some common writing pitfalls I see but for now I want to share just one thing I've noticed recently: language that disempowers you as an applicant

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