Everyday thoughts, but not every day

What's going down in the 'hood?

The latest entries into the pit of despair

What's a rom?
4 October

Bros is a romcom that mixes up a dying genre with a same-sex relationship. Judging by the excruciating trailer though, it appears to be light on the com. So I guess that makes it a rom then.

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celeb; culture; entertainment; politics
The mushroom hunter
3 October

Nancy Brophy is an author. Of sorts. But also a murderer. Definitely.

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crime & punishment; food & diet; health
Word of mouth
3 October

It's getting quite bewildering, the webcomics that cater to the dental sciences. After Olivia Madison's Journal of Oral Health and Dental Science (Scholarena), and Charles Wilson's Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health (JScholar), comes Jennifer Brown with Journal of Dentistry and Oral Care Medicine (Annex Publishers).

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predatory publishing & conferences; unsolicited commercial email
Deadlines don't come any tighter
30 September

Amelia Williams is mixing it up with the boilerplate text here. Like Olivia Madison, her webcomic's inclined to post garbage to the interwebz; but, like Roisin Clarke, she felt my article to be very informative, which is nice. This is the same article that compelled both of those ladies to court my submissions in the fields of oral health and plant science. Clearly, it's more far-reaching and influential than I could ever have imagined. (rolleyes)

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I, pedant; predatory publishing & conferences; unsolicited commercial email
The lads doth protest too little, methinks
29 September

The upcoming World Cup, hosted by Qatar, is mired in controversy over the treatment of migrant workers and the country's strict anti-LGBTQIABC+FAPFAPFAP laws. And it's causing some consternation, not least at Danish sportswear manufacturer, Hummel International Sport & Leisure A/S.

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attention whore; sport

The latest updates to past woes

The new way of thinking
4 October

Francis Barin encourages scientists, students, educators and professors from different countries to submit their well-written manuscripts in response to his poorly-written begging message.

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language; predatory publishing & conferences; unsolicited commercial email
Planted
3 October

It takes a big man to admit when he's wrong. And they don't come much bigger: I was wrong. Kinda.

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predatory publishing & conferences; unsolicited commercial email
Oral...health
1 October

Olivia Madison's still panhandling for JOHDS. This is the third time in a week. The poor bitch's clearly desperate.

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predatory publishing & conferences; unsolicited commercial email
The new office...portal
28 September

It's only taken two weeks, but I now have a phone and access to company email. Let the good times roll.

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corporate cobblers; security
Enriching women's health redux
27 September

Perhaps Laura's more serious about this than I imagined. Within two weeks she's following up on our date with destiny. I don't think I have the heart to break it to her, but not only am I taken, I have no intention of going to Orlando.

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predatory publishing & conferences; unsolicited commercial email

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