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Mine got run out of antebellum North Carolina for being abolitionists, and went on to help found Homo sapiens floridensis (my father being a hybrid between H. sapiens floridensis and H. canadensis).

More seriously, one was a clipper ship captain out of Nova Scotia who made seven circumnavigations of the world in his career, and according to lore, his last voyage ran into a violent nor'easter or hurricane as it approached Nova Scotia, and his crew wanted to abandon ship. Knowing the odds, my great-great grandfather loaded six pistols (revolvers were a very new thing at the time), lashed himself to a mast, and said the crew was welcome to abandon ship but he'd shoot the first six men who went for the life boats. The ship came through the storm, damaged but floating, and they made it to port for everyone to safely get off, before it sunk in the harbor.
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nicole wrote: 23 Jan 2020, 11:07 This has been going around for a few days and every time I see it I'm just like....they were poor and had babies.
Same
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I don't know many specific stories about ancestors, but I know some broad details, and also one odd statistical anomaly: my mother is the younger of only two children in her family, separated by a 24-year age difference. Her sister/my aunt was an obstetric nurse, who assisted in my mother's birth and my own. My grandfather was born in Poland in the 1890s, in a tiny village on the current Russian-Polish border. I don't know how old he was when he came here, but he married my 15-year-old grandmother in Connecticut sometime in the 1920s. My grandparents were Polish Catholics, and I was infant-baptized in that church, but come to find out my mother's and grandmother's maiden names are not merely Polish, but Polish-Jewish, and a lot of people with those last names are on the list of Polish Holocaust victims today, so it's doubly good my grandfather or his parents, plus my grandmother's ancestors, got TFO of Poland when they did.

On my father's side, when I was little I thought our family came from Holland, until he explained we are not "Dutch" but "Pennsylvania Dutch," which is to say German. Plus one Irish ancestor who I think came here to escape the potato famine.
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Oh yeah, and on my mother's side, the family has been in America for about 300 years, and we even have documentation that the family manumitted its last slave. (I mean, that also means "my family owned slaves", which is not super-cool, but...)
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Because I'm an awful person, I could spend the rest of my life scrolling through the #dollypartonchallenge memes
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Hugh Akston wrote: 24 Jan 2020, 20:34 Because I'm an awful person, I could spend the rest of my life scrolling through the #dollypartonchallenge memes
*click* *scroll, scroll, scroll*
meh. It's just another thing on the twitters.

How did it come by the name though?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
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Warren wrote: 24 Jan 2020, 21:41
Hugh Akston wrote: 24 Jan 2020, 20:34 Because I'm an awful person, I could spend the rest of my life scrolling through the #dollypartonchallenge memes
*click* *scroll, scroll, scroll*
meh. It's just another thing on the twitters.

How did it come by the name though?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
She (or possibly whoever manages her social media) started it:

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Eric the .5b wrote: 24 Jan 2020, 21:44
Warren wrote: 24 Jan 2020, 21:41
Hugh Akston wrote: 24 Jan 2020, 20:34 Because I'm an awful person, I could spend the rest of my life scrolling through the #dollypartonchallenge memes
*click* *scroll, scroll, scroll*
meh. It's just another thing on the twitters.

How did it come by the name though?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
She (or possibly whoever manages her social media) started it:

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Thx
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I found this twitter feed a while ago, and it's quotes from books or songs paired with an image. Some of the pairings are excellent and tell quite the story with just a sentence and a picture. I had to google both the quote and the image source for this one, but it's among the favorites I've seen so far:

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Re: the ancestor thing, I told the brief story of my great grandfather.

As told to us kids by my grandmother, he was quite a character in his youth, back in Poland. One time, the village constable or whatever passed as cops back then, threw him in jail becasue they found out he liked to dress up as a ghost and scare passengers on passing trains. While in the clink, he found some scraps of wood and twine and build himself a crude violin of some sort, and serenaded the cops so badly, for so long, they let him out before the chief magistrate or whoever could hear his case.
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I don't have any point to make about the issues raised in this thread, I am just amused by this tweet. It sounds like one of those law firm commercials. "You may be entitled to compensation."

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#jadagulproblems
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thoreau wrote: 27 Jan 2020, 11:34 I don't have any point to make about the issues raised in this thread, I am just amused by this tweet. It sounds like one of those law firm commercials. "You may be entitled to compensation."

I have seen that claimed in reverse, though she was also pissed at old lesbian friends' hostility toward men, including trans-men like her husband. "Fuck it, I'm a straight woman."
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I will not reply, “because they didn’t have abortions.” I will not reply, “because they didn’t have abortions.” I will not reply, “because they didn’t have abortions.”

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I'm not sure what the critics want. It looks like she had access to quality healthcare. They thought she was fine, until she wasn't. Unless I missed something the article never says she was uninsured or the cause was lack of prenatal care. Why the fuck people posting about #medicareforall.
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dead_elvis wrote: 28 Jan 2020, 11:37 I'm not sure what the critics want. It looks like she had access to quality healthcare. They thought she was fine, until she wasn't. Unless I missed something the article never says she was uninsured or the cause was lack of prenatal care. Why the fuck people posting about #medicareforall.
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The San Miguel Sheriff's Department of Telluride, CO advised Twitter users that Highway 145 was blocked by a "large boulder the size of a small boulder".

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One stone makes you larger,
One stone makes you small,
And the ones the sheriffs warn of,
Don't do anything at all...
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JD wrote: 29 Jan 2020, 12:31 The San Miguel Sheriff's Department of Telluride, CO advised Twitter users that Highway 145 was blocked by a "large boulder the size of a small boulder".

That tweet is my spirit animal. Like - I identify with it SO DAMN MUCH.

And I said this elsewhere but will repeat it here: I actually think the description works, too.

Like, it's big enough to be large, but small enough to be small. Like, nobody's going to mistake a 15' high boulder for a small boulder, but nobody's going to mistake a 3' wide boulder for a large boulder. You say both large and small, and boom, you get a range of maybe 5'-8' in any dimension. Like, it's not the size of an F-150 but it's too big to fit in the bed of an F-150. It's a large boulder the size of a small boulder.

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Just spent a solid twenty minutes looking at 1994 Corel clip art

https://twitter.com/Clipart1994bot
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"Fucking qualia." -Hugh Akston

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every innumerate is a policy failure

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nicole wrote: 30 Jan 2020, 14:36 every innumerate is a policy failure

I suspect reminding people that you can also just treat it as multiplying and then moving the decimal point over two spots is even easier for them, though. People usually get taught to figure out the easier order to multiply by, at least in my experience.
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