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This is the end of the story, I think. A twist worthy of M. Night Shyamalan in high fettle; a Rashomon-style reframing of everything that has gone before. In order to understand where I’ve been, it would be best to start at the beginning, with the deglutening. You have to understand how sick I was, how desperate for help. You have to understand how transformative the deglutening was for me. Or… how it inevitably looked that way, at least. Because I think I was wrong. The whole time, I was wrong. Gluten may have never been the problem at all. And yet the evidence was insurmountable. Every time I was a little daring, the result pointed to the one deadly culprit. How could I have been so wrong, for so long?

Reglutening and Science — Andrea Phillips

Hooray for revelations and the ability to eat tasty things!

Reminder that science knows only a tad more than ABSOLUTELY FUCK ALL about our bodies and food.

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I learned very early on that filmmaking is amongst the most fun things that can be done in a group, in the cold and the rain in the middle of the night when the food has run out.. so ever since then, I have chosen the people first above every other element.. life is too short to be working alongside people you don’t like A LOT for years on end..

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Just weeks before Blackwater guards fatally shot 17 civilians at Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007, the State Department began investigating the security contractor’s operations in Iraq. But the inquiry was abandoned after Blackwater’s top manager there issued a threat: “that he could kill” the government’s chief investigator and “no one could or would do anything about it as we were in Iraq,” according to department reports.

Before Shooting in Iraq, Warning on Blackwater – NYTimes.com

Who’s going to jail? Anybody? Anybody?

Of course not.

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From: Press Agents of SHIELD

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29 June 2014

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“We are amazed and exceedingly humbled. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of our readers for their support and encouragement.”

Stay safe. Remain vigilant. It’s a post-HYDRA world out there.

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This way will be more polarizing than anything Lindelof did on ABC, and many viewers may find it tougher to get through than the episode where Jack got his tattoos. But viewers who find themselves on the right emotional wavelength for what “The Leftovers” is doing will find themselves becoming (sorry) lost in it, even in the face of friends and loved ones shaking their heads and trying to slip Prozac into their smoothies.

Review: HBOs The Leftovers a tour de force of devastation and grief

I saw the pilot a while back, and it was RIVETING.

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rachelfershleiser:

nickdouglas:

Pledge just twenty bucks to the Moby-Dick Marathon NYC on Kickstarter and you get a soundtrack for reading Moby-Dick AND a song written especially for this reading marathon!

And for five bucks more, you also get a downloadable clam-chowder zine made by Rachel Fucking Fershleiser.

In case you didn’t think soup-zinester was a sustainable personal brand.

you have no idea how much I want one of these marathons for Los Angeles.