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"Something In The Way" is the twelfth and final track1 on Nirvana's breakthrough album, Nevermind. It is one of the slower, more clearly enunciated songs on the album, giving a somewhat gentle, introspective ending to a album whose screamed lyrics and angry guitars had made such a splash. The song also, perhaps, derives a little lyrical and musical inspiration from The Beatles' Something.

The song is an autobiographical sketch, where Kurt Cobain describes his time living homeless under a bridge in Aberdeen, Washington as a teenager. Apparently, there is some controversy about how much Kurt embellished the story, but it would seem to be difficult to find solid evidence about whether or not Kurt ever lived homeless under the bridge. I do know, that as a teenager, even my brief forays into voluntary homelessness made a big impression on me. Even if Kurt used some poetic license, the song seems to very authentically communicate the feelings of being lost and…

Subway is the largest franchise restaurant in the United States and also in the world. At some point, Subway became the most ubiquitous fast-food restaurant. In many small towns I have been to, the Subway is the only chain business present.

What is the most surprising about this is that Subway's spread never happened in a single moment. Compare this to the growth of chain pizza restaurants such as Domino's and Pizza Hut. Some of you might not believe this, but there was a time…


An edgelord is a participant in online social media who deliberately strives to offend others in order to advance their own personal image of being “cool” or uniquely conscious of, and insightful about, the arbitrariness and meaninglessness (as they perceive these things) of society’s norms and taboos. The term is a derogatory label used to describe such an individual, and would not typically be used by an actual edgelord to describe themselves.

Edgelords often…

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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. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1 - Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5 - Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11 - Veterans Day in the US.

November 22 - Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27 - Happy Birthday Estelore!

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October 1: This is the month of Tender Lumplings Everywhere: The 2018 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

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

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September 7 С днём рождения, Stasik!

September 16 Feliz cumpleaños Ancientsnow!

September 18 Happy birthday Stuart!

Septemaaarr 19 Talk like a pirate day.

September 25 Happy birthday Templeton!

September 27 Happy birthday Uberbanana!

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August 4 Happy birthday avalyn!

August 6 広島

August 9 長崎

August 27 Happy birthday Bitriot

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July 1: Brevity Quest 2018 begins!

July 1: Canada Day.

July 4: America Day.

July 7: Alice’s Day (AKA Alice in Wonderland Day).

July 17-22: Hemingway Days; party central is Key West, Florida.

July 31: Harry Potter's Birthday.

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