Anyone else find themselves using mastodon's favorite feature as a, "I want to reassure you that you're not just yelling aimlessly into the void, ' button?

I'm unofficially calling it the, 'I hear you' button from now on.

I came here to procrastinate and chew bubble gum, and I haven’t even opened the bubble gum.

RT This segment on sculptor Zoran Mojsilav is just fun

Check out this podcast about the history of the racism of the Mississippi state flag, which includes confederate battle flag symbology:

The way they tackle this subject is absolutely amazing.

Normalize paying your instance admins and mods. This place is not free. Hosting isn't free, time isn't free, and good instances are a lot of work.

If you're financially able to, start getting used to the idea that you need to pay for good communities.

tired: getting a cup of coffee to shop with
wired: getting a cup of soup to shop with

I like my potatoes like I like my passwords, hashed and salted.

If anyone asks my nipples use they/them pronouns

What is the word for the feeling when you hear the line in the song you took an AIM or LJ screen name from

when pets smoosh their noses against you and fall asleep and breathe warm sleepy snores on you

(boost if you agree)

If Chris Evans didn’t exist lesbians would have to create him.

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"Fresh Brownies After Sunset" sounds like the most wholesome film noir every.
RT The Twin Cities needs more bakeries/dessert shops/patisseries that’re open into the night so I can buy creme brûlée and bread pudding to-go at 6 pm on a Tuesday. Like this is MN. Why are 30 ice cream places open in subzero temperatures but I can’t get fresh brownies after sunset?

One thing I appreciate about Mastodon is that it isn't just another elaborate mechanism for delivering clickbait to your eyeballs.

RT In 1975, some researchers concluded that ‘social power is the ability to move others, spatially or otherwise’; and that these sex-based differences in pedestrian behaviour clearly mapped a vast differential of social power. In short, men stamp their power onto public space.

At the heart of every meow is an ultimatum.

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A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region.

An alternative to social networks that connected people in the region that have either died away or driven people off with unethical or anti-social policies.

MSP Social is a noncommercial community service, hosted and administered by @lawremipsum. Users should not feel obligated to contribute financially to the project. But contributions to defray server costs and/or for possible future expansion are welcome at Patreon, Liberapay or via PayPal to lawremipsum at gmail.

We financially support local community-oriented organizations. Currently, we support WedgeLive and Neighbors for More Neighbors. Future support of community-oriented organizations will be determined by accountholders, donors and the admin, and is likely to be focused on groups that advance the values of the donors and encourage underrepresented voices in community and urban planning spheres.

Recurring contributors: @hfrazey,, @Jennybellium, @densetsu, @iangreenleaf, @britvulcan, @joeld, @yeahno, @paulference, @billmk, @brandon, @benjotron, and anonymous.

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