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January 24, 2023 at 04:35PM

Photo is a way I rather envision parts of Salem / Roanoke Virginia, maybe even more primitive, because somehow, I suspect some hut dwellers live with better connectivity. (Note, the lovely actual home I recently stayed in was a beautiful multifloor four-bedroom place, with access to delivery groceries and multiple takeout options, with a university literally just down the road, and a pretty bustling community, not isolated at all.)

Salem, Virginia is a region that showcases the stark contrast between advanced technology and inadequate infrastructure. On one hand, Salem is home to multiple colleges and schools, and just down the road in Blacksburg, there is a bustling tech corridor, known for its cutting-edge research and development. But on the other hand, many residents of Salem struggle with poor internet connectivity that hinders their ability to fully participate in the digital economy.

Living in the 21st century, it’s hard to imagine a world without high speed internet. But for many rural communities, such as Salem, Virginia, this is still a reality. Despite advancements in technology, these areas still struggle to access the internet due to a lack of supporting infrastructure.

For a number of folks who live in Salem, the lack of internet connectivity is a daily struggle. They rely on their smartphones for internet access, but the signal is often weak and unreliable. This makes it difficult for them to stay connected with family and friends, as well as access important information and services online.

This lack has major implications for education and economic development. Many people in these areas struggle to access online resources like remote work and completion of homework assignments.

It’s time for government and private companies to take action and invest in the infrastructure needed to bring internet connectivity to communities like Salem. Access to the internet is no longer a luxury, but a necessity in today’s world.

#salemvirginia #internetblackhole #internetisautilitynotaluxury https://instagr.am/p/Cn0C1AIOuLX/

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January 23, 2023 at 11:05PM

Why you should watch Scooby-Doo: Mystery Inc. (2010) instead of Velma (2023)

If you’re a fan of the classic Scooby-Doo series, then you’re in for a treat with Mystery Inc. This newer iteration of the beloved franchise offers a fresh take on the Mystery Gang, delving deeper into the characters’ personal lives and relationships.

One of the standout elements of the show is the dynamic between the main characters. The Mystery Gang are all actual friends and hang out together in a relatable and realistic way. We also get to see their families for the first time, with Daphne having four sisters, Shaggy being weirdly rich, Fred living in a McMansion with his adopted father, and Velma’s parents running a museum dedicated to the Gang’s solved mysteries from the 60s show.

Scooby-Doo himself also gets some cute moments, such as when he beats up a robot dog with a forklift and quotes Alien. The show also has some fun nods to other popular culture, like a Twin Peaks-esque episode and a nicely artistic parody of Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground.

One of the more entertaining aspects of the show is the inclusion of magic and the fact that the monsters are often real. This adds a newer layer to the world of Scooby-Doo and has a host of implications for the characters.

The show also has some noteworthy guest appearances, including comedian Lewis Black as a character named Mr. E, who acts as a Cigarette Smoking Man-type instigator of mystery, and the Hex Girls come back as sometimes helpers.

Another aspect that sets Mystery Inc. apart is the depiction of the characters’ romantic relationships. Fred and Daphne have a realistic and healthy relationship that ebbs and flows, and Velma and Shaggy have a realistic breakup when it turns out they make better friends. The writers got close to having Velma and Marcie (aka Hot Dog Water, on account of her wool sweaters) be a queer-coded couple.

All in all, Mystery Inc. offers a fresh and exciting take on the Scooby-Doo franchise, with a strong emphasis on character development and a heightened sense of realism.

Plus, who doesn’t a polka-loving Shaggy, and writing like in the photos here? https://instagr.am/p/CnyKu3fMtfj/

Continue reading January 23, 2023 at 11:05PM

January 23, 2023 at 03:54PM

Uh oh, Sisto got hold of the Necronomicon! What is that goof up to this time?

He does a lousy job of memorizing in general, and I fear his pronunciation is weak at the best of times. Might be wise to give his home dimension a bit of a wide berth for a little bit.

#uhoh #sisto #sistobrak #necronomicon #warlordsofwor #gormiti #spymonkeycreations #glyos #klaatubaradanikto #toyphotography #toysofinstagram #toystagram #glyos #onelldesign https://instagr.am/p/CnxZYQpuG7k/

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January 23, 2023 at 03:33PM

Got my first birthday prezzies in the mail today, Thanks, Mom! (I’m a groundhog baby, but these arrived nice and early)

Along with this delightful Medieval Ash, I also got a sampler collection red, yellow, blue, green) of filament for my 3d printer and a sweet collection of accessories for the printer too, some stuff to deploy valves, cutters, etc!

#birthdayloot2023 #actionfigures #armyofdarkness #reactionfigures #toyphotography #toysofinstagram #toystagram #toys #super7 #medievalash #necronomicon https://instagr.am/p/CnxW-6kO_eX/

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January 22, 2023 at 01:50PM

Is it just me or does the minimates Man-Thing look a little bit like one of the goons from Popeye? Between the weird nose and the exaggerated forearms / calves, maybe a bog veggie monster visited goon island sometime in the past?

#goon #popeye #manthing #minimates #marvelcomics #toystagram #toyphotography #toystagram #eyebrowstonoseistheparallelparkingsection https://instagr.am/p/CnumXOeudAT/

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January 21, 2023 at 08:53PM

I forgot that Doc Samson at one point had something in common with his biblical namesake. Cut his hair and his strength dropped. I don’t think that is used very often these days, if at all.

From incredible hulk 143 “Sanctuary”

#docsamson #hulk #dickayers #johnseverin #roythomas #samrosen #stanlee #haircut https://instagr.am/p/CnsyDRbMVbN/

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