Making a big pot of soup with collards and ham and a traditional black-spot faba for annum novum. It's not my tradition, but it is tasty, so I'm taking it.

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Oulipo's starting to cost big cash to run! All of 26¢ in mail hosting this month!

(NB: This is not a call for donations.)

What I bought today: a bigass jug of liquid brown sugar.

A graphic I saw a call for at work today. "No big and awkward loads in our human-lifting lift, thanks. That's what our mondo-duty lift is for."

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Tomorrow is's birthday! Congratulations on two solar circumnavigations, oulipians!

(And thanks for that birthday gift, @kit! That was you, right?)

@3butBackwards Just so you know, using "3" to avoid using that glyph which is "3 but backwards" in toots on this instantiation? That's a paddlin'.

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Right-click on a string and add your oulipo-compliant translation in a pop-up kibitzing form.


(Only low-hanging fruit shows up in this tool; difficult-to-track-down strings don't.)

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