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The Best of The Week

Do you remember the 80's? Of course you do. Which, as the saying goes, means you probably were not there.

And if you remember the 80's, either because you were there or through osmosis, you remember Madonna, (probably) the most successful female music artist of all time, whose brash persona, string of radio friendly hits, forays into acting, and political and personal controversy made her omnipresent for a decade.

So everybody should know Madonna's what Madonna's first single was? Well, I didn't, and there is a good chance that you don't either. Madonna's first single, included on her debut album in 1983, but released as a single in 1982, was "Everybody", a 5 minute long dance song. Over fairly standard synthesizer music, Madonna sings exhortations for the titular "everybody" to get up and "dance and sing," and "do your thing". It is a typical dance track that is meant to be background music for the New York City dance scene that Madonna would…

I have been armour suiting up lately.

Why? Well, various reasons. One is that I am changing. I am frustrated with the treatment by my peers and by the local hospital to the point where I am ending contact. I paid my county medical society dues faithfully for years, I go to the meetings, and then no one talks to me. I send patients to do labs at the hospital, get xrays, see specialists. I have been in the county for 18 years working, yet the patients either say, "T…

stellar wind

We'll never find you, not with our minds gone like this, not in this darkness. It feels as though I've chased you through dimensions now, across the universe. I wish I could say that I feel I am closer but no matter how far we make it you slip further away. This galaxy swirls madly around us and every time I reach for your hand it disappears, the ghostly whisps of almost sucking the air out of my lungs.

News for Noders

March 14th: Pi day.

March 14th: Midnight today is the last chance to post in, and vote on, Carrera de Caballos: An E2 Proseproduction.

March 20th: The first equinox of the year.

March 28th: Happy birthday lizardinlaw!

March 31st: Happy birthday mad girl's love song!

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February 15th: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 18th: Happy birthday mjijm!

Sign up for the Carrera de Caballos: An E2 Proseproduction Coming March 1st!

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January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 1: reQuest 2018 begins!

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

January 31: reQuest 2018 ends.

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December 1: Iron Noder has ended, and the initial results are in!

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 12: Happy Hanukkah!

December 25: Merry Christmas!

Coming in January: sign up now for the reQuest 2018!

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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 26 - Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27 - Happy Birthday Estelore!

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