Do they push all the slush and ice and garbage snow into the Marshall and Summit bike lanes on purpose? It’s bananas unsafe.

I have convinced my coworkers to throw me a potluck for no reason whatsoever. One of them made this sign.

Toots with expiration dates lets me imagine them like Sappho’s fragments—beautiful partly because of the disappearances and the silences, the space allowed for time to have its quiet, modest, impactful say

toots that disappear as soon as you think them into being

Around the neighborhood I’m posting this very accurate drawing I made of a real shark because I’m concerned people today don’t understand what sharks actually look like.

lessons I've learned from plants Show more

Shout out to the driver who wasn’t looking at the road or me on my bike and who almost killed me just now. Never been more grateful to still be tooting.

It’s been sad for me to watch the Avett Brothers’ music deteriorate the way it has under Rick Rubin’s production. I think the worst artistic choice they ever made was working with him. Their music now is overproduced, generic, boring, cheesy, appealing to radio-time and arena touring. Fine, if that’s what they want, they have the right to get that money— but their music was once more artful, original, interesting, and beautiful. Thankfully Rubin wasn’t able to ruin ILY, which is still amazing.

You know that scene in Office Space where they destroy the copy machine with a baseball bat?

Don’t you just know that’s what pets would love to do to your vaccum cleaner?

@Jennybellium gave me a bicycle pin and there are so many options for where to put it I am going to ask her to help me make a spreadsheet of choices, hopefully so we can print charts and graphs

@firewally not sure if it’s showing up but it’s that spooky playlist you made

@firewally i am listening to this <iframe src="mspsocial.net/@firewally/10082 class="mastodon-embed" style="max-width: 100%; border: 0" width="400"></iframe><script src="mspsocial.net/embed.js" async="async"></script>

When I talk w/motorists about bike commuting, usually they feel invited to tell me an anecdote, & it’s always the same story: they saw a cyclist blaze through an intersection. Never in the history of traffic, apparently, has a car done something like this. Funny, when I see one of the many collisions that happen in intersections, most of the time it’s between 2 (or more!) cars. Guess they didn’t need any help from a cyclist to be dangerous.

Show more
MSP Social.net

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, @brennen@mastodon.social, @Jennybellium, @densetsu, @iangreenleaf, @britvulcan, @joeld, @yeahno, @paulference, @billmk, @brandon, @benjotron, and anonymous.

If you're a current Twitter user, here is a tool that can help Twitter friends find each other on Mastodon.