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December 2023 Fifty-one posts

BYE BYE 2023! New beach toys to find, new sunsets, more good times with Kelly in 2024!

Started near the pier and ended three quarters of a mile south. From 15-18 foot monsters to 4-8 foot waves and ending with choppy beach break with a young surfer out a bit far getting asked if he was okay by a passing lifeguard on pwc. What a terrific NYE at Scripps & La Jolla.

Call a Rabbit a Smeerp

If you are looking for what the heck “Call a Rabbit a Smeerp” means, you’re looking for it from the Turkey City Lexicon. Available on sfwa dot org and on critters dot org.

I was watching the latest Zack Snyder movie on Netflix and “Call a Rabbit a Smeerp” kept returning to my mind.

Crow O’Clock

La Jolla Shores Today

Went into the closeouts this morning for a brief session followed by coffee with very special people. A fine morning to look at big waves and have great conversations.

After I hit the bottom with my face I got out and went to the showers. I was asked if I was okay by a Dad. I was asked if it hurt. Yes, I was okay. It just stings a bit. “How does it look?” I asked. “Hard to tell with the blood.” Kid asked if I wanted to look in his phone. I did. Not bad. Kid told me it looked “kind of badass.” I thanked the kid for letting me see in his phone and told the kid “as I get older I try to do things I can do and not more than that. Today was a lesson.”

Quote of the Day

(on Substack allowing Nazi writers to use their platform)

I am not an economist, but I am pretty sure that limiting the ability of Nazis to acquire money actually does “make [the Nazi problem] worse.” I am pretty sure that money helps Nazis, actually. It certainly helps everyone else.

The question of free speech is often a challenging one — I wrote about this very recently — but whether companies ought to give Actual Goddamn Nazis a microphone is actually quite simple. Substack is not the government, they are an online newsletter platform that gets to decide who does and does not get to use their platform. By all accounts, they do not allow explicit adult content. They do not allow spam or phishing. They have, however, decided to explicitly welcome and profit off of creators who describe themselves as national socialists, use Nazi imagery in their branding, openly advance white supremacy, and debate “The Jewish Question.” Creators currently making significant amounts of money on Substack include Identity Evropa leader Patrick Casey and Richard “Hail Victory” Spencer.

From God Damn It, Substack by Laura Jedeed

Email from Amazon

Congratulations, you reinvented television by inventing television.

Jerks.

Dear Prime member,

We are writing to you today about an upcoming change to your Prime Video experience. Starting January 29, Prime Video movies and TV shows will include limited advertisements. This will allow us to continue investing in compelling content and keep increasing that investment over a long period of time. We aim to have meaningfully fewer ads than linear TV and other streaming TV providers. No action is required from you, and there is no change to the current price of your Prime membership. We will also offer a new ad-free option for an additional $2.99 per month* that you can sign up for here.

Prime is a very compelling value. Prime members enjoy a wide range of shopping, savings, and entertainment benefits, including:

One of my favorite people at one of my favorite places!

gRegor at South Mission

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