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Thursday, November 12, 2021

I gotta say, originally I wasn’t enamored with the cottage-industry spread of the signature phrase to come out of the Kanye West-Taylor Swift incident at the MTV Video Music Awards this past fall:

“Imma let you finish, but…”

But it has grown on me. My acceptance was helped along by the Become Kanye West Game, an exercise in staged jerkery:

You start by interrupting the person before you. Then you accept your own reward. The format for the interruption is from Kanye himself: “Yo [Person receiving award], I’m really [Emotion] for you, and Imma let you finish but…” The rest is up to you.

Here’s an example:

I am receiving the award for best pie of behalf of cherry…
Yo Cherry Pie, I’m really Happy for you, and Imma let you finish but Apple Pie was one of the best pies of all time. All TIME.

Cute way to extend the meme. Although I’m happy with just the heart of it, i.e. “Imma let you finish”, as a timely quip.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 11/12/2021 11:58 PM
Category: Celebrity, Comedy, Society
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If you think Daylight Saving Time is a big hassle, consider the clockwork tyranny inherent in Russia’s proposed downsizing of its 11 timezones:

[Russian President Dmitry] Medvedev didn’t say how extensive any cut would be, but Vladivostok Economics University rector Gennady Lazarev told the RIA Novosti news agency it would likely mean shrinking to just four time zones: One each for Kaliningrad, Moscow, the Ural Mountains region and the vast reaches of Siberia and the Far East…

Cutting down to four zones would likely mean reducing the seven-hour time difference between Moscow and Vladivostok to just four hours, Lazarev said. In that case, residents of the Pacific coast city would see the sunset before 3 p.m. at this time of year.

The justification is economic efficiency and fostering closer ties to the central government. Apparently by instilling nocturnalism in Siberians. All told, I’d rather turn the clock backward or forward every few months…

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 11/12/2021 11:29 PM
Category: Politics, Science
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