I learned things!

I hand-sew slowly. Very slowly. Which basically means I need something to keep my brain engaged

during the mind-numbing hours of stabbing a needle into fur while trying desperately not to stab myself. I've done books on tape before -- although trying not to stab myself while crying through the ending of Return of the King means I have to be a bit more careful in my listening choices in the future.

Today though, it was random YouTube videos. A brief summation of what I learned today while trying to get a straight needle through an inside corner as way too much fur got in the way:

1. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a real-life Mary-Sue. The guy's insane.

2. If it didn't actually exist, Australia would be a hilariously bad fantasy-land veering straight off into unbelievable territory.

2b. Australia lost a war against emus, and built a giant fence in an attempt to keep out the dingoes.

3. Craft kits in the 40s knew that six-year-olds love hammers, sandpaper, and varnish. One has to wonder if the parents appreciated that love as much as their kids did.

4. Apparently you need to have at least a passing familiarity with both Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire if you want to keep up with writerly video-essayists these days.

5. Music videos are often just straight-up weird.

6. YouTube needs to suggest me more variety. Also, algorithms are weird.

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