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Fred Beukema @beukema Minneapolis, MN

Struct Eng, Improv, husband/dad. || You may think that you crave true love, but it is not a game for cowards. Neither is Scrabble. - Onion horoscopes

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@thatlevi Ish.@thatlevi whom?Please retweet this if you know who Buzz Aldrin is. I'm trying to prove a point to a coworker that no one knows who Buzz Aldrin is
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaHow to say the right thing every time: http://t.co/UFQfffSKGP http://t.co/g6wW1VkC7O
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@dbrauer Do you know if that process has happened and if so, are maps available?@dbrauer Was door knocked by MPS candidate Inz & Council member Johnson today. Say that school boundaries about to be redrawn. (1/2)Cuomo erroneous attack was reprehensible. http://t.co/D70dVHgFGE
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10/25
2014
@thatlevi you should see the Wuthering Heights color: positively gothic!@Wrathborne711 Yeah, I waffled on including them, as I think they've had some good pieces. Aggregate+clickbait's in their DNA, but not all.@MyLittleBloggie History's greatest monster.@Wrathborne711 I think we can all cross lines to agree that the upworthy, uproxx, much of huffpo, etc., aren't helping anything.Am opposed to #GamerGate, but this piece is terrible and tries to justify hurtful stereotyping as a useful worldview: http://t.co/BUkK8FTAPc
10/24
2014
You can't make this shit up. (That's an advert to the right). http://t.co/BjlAvfKRT9
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@thegynomite ROM the Space Knight; Dr. Manhattan.@dbrauer Does this dude actually have any data or evidence? Seems really hard to claim that there's been a lack of development.
10/23
2014
@thegynomite He would totally get roped into the journalistic ethics angle, tear down a straw stand-in for Quinn or Sarkeesian."This changes everything" is the most unproductive response one can possibly take to a terrorist attack. Usually they should change nothing.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThe Horror Fest (@tchorrorfest) starts tomorrow! http://t.co/67uSLCgAZf (Note: "Gentlemen..." was created with @beukema & @braillewhale)
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10/22
2014
When you go trick-or-treating in Portland they open the door and ask, “And what do you identify as?”
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaArguing with a troll online is like trying to teach a goat to drive. No one's happy & your car is ruined & it's still a goat.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@dbrauer In theory.@dbrauer Forces teachers to same syllabus, major assignments, practices. (2/2)@dbrauer Surprised and happy to hear that. Idea is to iron out diffs between a course at one school/teacher and another. (1/2)
10/21
2014
@MyLittleBloggie so let’s not make them any prettier. (2/2)@MyLittleBloggie the architect’s argument is nonsensical: keep these ugly (1/2)Witch King: "No man can kill me." Eowyn: "I am no man." [Stabs him] Witch King: [Shrieks] "GAMERGATE IS ABOUT JOURNALISTIC ETHICS!" [Dies]
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@hkuhlmann this was a well-done piece.
10/20
2014
#hyperlapse Gentlemen, I have reason to believe that one of us is... The Thing. #tchorrorfest #6days http://t.co/MmkMbhiCxK
Retweeted by Fred Beukema9yo screaming in pain from stepping on a Lego. Arc of the universe bends toward justice.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaMaking tentacles for theater. How many other dreams might come true today?
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10/18
2014
@cwethern Hey, I know you'll be ticked off if I take your money or your drink, but can I read your books?@benjotron - I think that Chris Collingwood nominated himself to do exactly that.I love how thrift store ads at Halloween make it look like you can get authentic 17th century vampire costumes there, not just dirty scrubs.
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10/17
2014
@tanehisicoates Antebellum is kind of a smoking gun word, n'est-ce pas?@kumailn To Love Somebody, right?@LarsenOnFilm a @Criterion edition of this is long overdue. I saw this movie once fifteen years ago, and this shot sticks with me.@MrJakeScott - If I were playing a historical figure famous for heavy five o clock shadow, it would have had to be simulated.#StopGamerGate2014 http://t.co/G4EyOb9J1h"At least we can all agree on the nonviolent drug offenders, right, guys? Guys?" - John Grisham@dbrauer - Care to unpack that? I'm personally thinking Altamirano because I like her and Grayson because she's not Samuels & has a chance.@leighalexander “*furiously typing*” may now be my favorite GG meme.@SteveCarell steve i have decided we need to high 5
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10/16
2014
@MrJakeScott well done. Had to buy mine.@mikefotis Just wanted to make sure you were past Cooper's first dream and hadn't yet reached select future occurrences.@mikefotis Eh. Probably ok.@mikefotis Which one you on?The "reasonable" elements of GamerGate : The Gotham mob in TDK :: the public face of GamerGate : The Joker in TDK #watchtheworldburn
10/15
2014
1999: gamers demand we stop blaming school shootings on videogames. 2014: gamers threaten a school shooting because videogames.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@johnmoe SHOULDABEENFLIMTSTONESI think the Redskins name is horrendous, but it still pales in comparison to Mpls officials assault on free speech. http://t.co/RaxdVhLXwI
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@leighalexander It's hilarious that early on, Escapist was branded by GG as an SJW site (because of Sterling, MovieBob, and Ross Lincoln).
10/14
2014
@DanHappyFunTime @mikefotis @benjotron No, I’m panicking about more Gotham. http://t.co/4WhuI2pBIVReminder: The proverb about "a few bad apples" is not "A few bad apples is nothing to worry about, the rest of the barrel will be fine".
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@kumailn Both the pro- and anti-pumpkin-spice factions need to calm the hell down.@TopScorePodcast Beethoven's decapitation of Egmont is fine, but only Berlioz had the stones to bounce his hero's head down the stairs!@kumailn Favorite memory of this film is WHD and Pete and Dan watching it while... paranoid... and having to leave Harris.Both @TheQuinnspiracy and I are represented by @SenWarren. RT if you think we should all talk about what's happening to women in tech.
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10/13
2014
@marcmaron Newman, Plant, Sting; are you hanging around the Kennedy Center Honors?Dude comes in my mentions to tell me GG doesn't attack women, calls someone a cunt a minute later. http://t.co/JNiliOQUcW
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10/12
2014
Our collective shrugging about online abuse is not neutral. It actively creates the spaces where people can be abused with impunity.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema.@twitter: You must do something to help curtail harassment and threats on your platform. It’s a disaster and is only getting worse.
Retweeted by Fred Beukemathe second someone throws out SJW as a pejorative, it's the signal they don't have a goddamn thing worth listening to
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaEvery week I think this hateful Gamergate mayonnaise is finally exhausted. Every week I'm wrong, and another idiotic round plays out.@dbrauer Been watching these go up for weeks. Qs: 1) When was project approved? 2) Money from cities or state?@johnmoe I tend to imagine your 13yo’s quotes in the voice of Gene from Bob’s Burgers.
10/10
2014
@soniasaraiya Quiz is nonsense. Idea that GenXers don't create social media profiles is silly, and that Q seems to be the biggest swing.@scalzi Having a hard time finding this news -- what's your source? Bummer in any case. Probably my favorite author in 4th-6th grade.Headcold update: Just said “Hello” to some sudafed I found in my pocket like I was Mia Wallace finding surprise cocaine.
10/9
2014
Police on my kid's back | @swjournal http://t.co/7u0OYfuz4B
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@johnmoe @mikefotis @RandBallsStu @stevenelsonmn This is how I always used to do my NCAA bracket. Supernatural beings usu. came out on top.It's time to light the candles/It's time to kill the sheep/It's time to wake the Muppets from a thousand years of sleep
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaRemember: your meticulous Bob Dylan collection is incomplete without We Are The World. Also your Dan Ackroyd discography.
10/8
2014
At a Pakistani restaurant. Wish I could record these religious Muslims talking about how much they hate ISIS & make everyone listen to it.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaLyrics to Elvis Presley's big hits pretty much read like the diary of the worst and most dangerous boyfriend one could have.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@johnmoe - Stuck On You came up on my iPod this morning. Very creepy to 2014 ears. Hide in the kitchen, hide in the hall... no good at all.@tanehisicoates Think a lot of folks need to learn distinctions between "snitching," "witnessing," & "whistleblowing." Slate piece helps.This is a high school photo of me. I hope things make more sense now. http://t.co/qWjVz02BZm
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10/7
2014
@carolineavenue @pilotbacon - but, like, a club shit sandwich.@KenJennings I also has never seemed likely that it would be 51k.@fivemanjob I think you'll dig it.This is a glorious day for people who enjoy hating James Hurley.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaIt’s for real: Showtime is reviving Twin Peaks (with Lynch & Frost) for 2016 http://t.co/lFeA5v65zf http://t.co/fuZpXQSS32
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaMORE TWIN PEAKS!. @kumailn true: had Bobbys Flay, Cannavale confused for years. Was impressed the chef had branched into acting w/ The Station Agent.
10/6
2014
I wonder how much pain is caused in the world by training young men never to admit when they're hurt.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaTerrific letter in response to Strib's decision to run last week's ragingly transphobic ad targeting minors http://t.co/TJ8xV3QgHu
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@TheQuinnspiracy For those who don't have the attention span for @leighalexander's article: http://t.co/pEapBWIyFp http://t.co/rVl7xXD5w8
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10/5
2014
Todd Kincannon is a former executive director and general counsel of the South Carolina Republican Party. http://t.co/8IxrykAqR4
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10/4
2014
a literal shudder went through my body. Like a cartoon character with a ! over his head. (2/2) #twinpeaks #damngoodcoffeeI was prepared to ignore this Twin Peaks suggestion as Lynch being Lynch. But when I saw Mark Frost had tweeted the same thing, (1/)Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style. #damngoodcoffee
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaDear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@mollybackes @RobinKimball @widestance @jeremyyoude Context?@RobinKimball @widestance @jeremyyoude @mollybackes Daww, shucks, Robin.@widestance @jeremyyoude @RobinKimball @mollybackes I lived and breathed that thing after being appalled my first year.@RobinKimball @jeremyyoude @mollybackes oh MAN! The great Titular Head travesty of 1998! (4/17/98)@LesothoJohn - NB: it was me and Stockham. Sarah was our editor.@mollybackes Molly, that's what we're all going to do.We're very excited to share our brand new digital archive with you! Every issue of The S&B since 1894 is now online! http://t.co/0W9Hk11eD4
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@mollybackes did they finally put them back online?
10/3
2014
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