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The Best of The Week

Happy Saint Tib's Day!

I have had an account on e2 for more than 23 years, which is almost a third of my life. It has come to feel like home to me, I've gained friends here, been informed, educated and entertained, and in turn have done my best to return the favour. During this time I have belched 670 writeups into the, nodegel, ranging from the banal through the stupid, from my opinions to some interesting factuals and (very occasional) fiction. Oh, and some terrible poetry.

Someone recently asked me which of my works are my favourites. I have to cite L. Ron Hubbard as possibly my favourite piece, simply because of how satisfying it was to finish without being murdered by angry Scientologists. Following that, everything I wrote for 2023's Iron Noder Quest, which are listed at wertperch's Iron Nodes 2023. There's nothing there that I am less than 100% proud of.


The "normal" voting that we're all used to, often called "first past the post", names as the winner the candidate who got more votes than any other.

We grew up with it, and it seems reasonable. But it has spawned a monster: every candidate's primary aim is to not come in second. And the tribalism that has overtaken our country means that voters vote against the man they detest rather than for their actual choice.


The purportedly "satirical" (whatever that means) but completely true conspiracy theory Birds Aren't Real bravely sets out to debunk the absurd liberal myth that birds in the Greatest Nation On Earth® still exist (as if!) when in fact they were replaced by evil surveillance drones operated by the United States Government. American birds are just a fowl joke, and everyone who follows QAnon now knows the truth thanks to true American

News for Noders

February 2: Happy birthday Auspice!

February 2: Happy birthday npecom!

February 5: Happy birthday wertperch!

February 8: Happy birthday to panamaus

February 15: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 15: Terse Quest 2024 begins!

February 23: Happy birthday Samuel Pepys!

February 29: Happy birthday Browncoat!

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January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 16: National Nothing Day.

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

January 30: Happy Birthday O-Swirl!

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December 1: Iron Noder ends

December 9: Smallpox eradication day.

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 18: Hanukkah begins.

December 21: Winter solstice arrives 10:27 PM, EST.

December 23: Happy birthday to Nemosyn!

December 25: Merry Christmas!

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November 1: The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards.

November 1: Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5: Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11: Veterans Day in the US.

November 13: Everything2's Birthday.

November 23: Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27: Happy Birthday Estelore!

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October 1: Oh no! It's The 2023 Halloween Horrorquest!

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 31: Something spooky will probably happen today. It usually does.

October 31: prepare yourselves for the XVIth Iron Noder in November!

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