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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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TLC was founded by NASA and HEW in 1972 as a educational channel. If there's a better argument against privatizing PBS, I've not heard it.
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5/23
2015
I might be late to this Mad Men alt ending, but I don't care - still hilarious: https://t.co/XIzyoOLkhG
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaFor those who obsess/create/write thinkpieces about TV, here are the most watched broadcast shows. Good morning. http://t.co/15LOJzxAke
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5/22
2015
My kid wants to know why she can't have a snack before dinner. Your Honour, I'd like to call the last nine years of her life into evidence.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@OnanRulz In the late 80s, it felt like a throwaway, a non-sequitur.Found this dog at Nicollet and 36th in kingfield. No collar. Do you know who it belongs to? http://t.co/zT9ZfUElsW
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5/21
2015
@AlyssaRosenberg Fair enough. I mention in context of pre-availability not seeming to hurt ratings. That vintage Nielsen rule is fascinatingCame across street to other NYPL branch to write up Mad Men talk, and this is what greeted me. http://t.co/VGPj26HpEm
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@AlyssaRosenberg New Downton seasons are typically available on DVD months before they air in U.S., too.Kinda depressing that so many more people have opinions about #GOT than reform of US intelligence gathering that I also tweeted about ystrdy
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaBeen in a stupor all day, just repeating: "Taxpayer subsidies for fossil fuels total more than the entire world's spending on health care."
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@LarsenOnFilm @filmspotting I hope you'll take a look at @femfreq's and @theseantcollins's comments on it as part of consideration.@theseantcollins I'm deeply interested in the discussion of the questions you're raising. Please keep it going!Surprisingly insightful social commentary on why bottled water is worse than just a little stupid: http://t.co/8Vzn8dP55n
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5/20
2015
@tvoti Hamm and Cranston for TRUE DETECTIVE Season 3, but the twist is that it's a sitcom.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI feel like we've returned to a place where depiction is considered endorsement. I am tired.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema"Speaker Daudt says 'We got our work done.'" Today let's save all our work until the last hour, do half of it, and then say we did our job.
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5/19
2015
Imagine having to prove how poor you are. That becomes in disincentive to participate.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaIn a geek-culture landscape wholly dominated by corporate celebrations of heroic violence, we anathematize the show that depicts its horror.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@soniasaraiya at a certain point, Sansa Stark represents hope. That there's someone decent out there who can turn the tables on the world
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@panndder wait, what?! Why hasn’t the local media told me this, at least once?On the night we say goodbye to one of the great shows of this recent golden age of TV, Game of Thrones asserts its place in the 2nd tier.
5/18
2015
.@poniewozik's lengthy history of/rumination on Mad Men is fine, fine writing http://t.co/91naOVsp9j
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaHad an absolute blast watching and meeting @KITHOnline last night. Thanks for everything, guys.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaWhy aren't we talking about the fact that they actually had this category on Celebrity Jeopardy last night? http://t.co/N2vjFJGMJc
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5/17
2015
Dear Twitter Friends, the rumors are not what they seem ..... It is !!! Happening again. #TwinPeaks returns on @SHO_Network
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaActually Frankenstein was the name of the scientist. I, the person correcting you on this trivial point, am the monster.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@section_sign Seems like you've already spent your morning at the Thistle and Swine.The worst thing about driving in Minnesota is that no one feels shame about being passed on the right.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThe worst thing about driving in Minnesota isn't that no one can merge, or that everyone runs red lights.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@kwmurphy though King’s Landing is pretty much on par.From our archives: Ken Cosgrove on maple-tapping, 1960 http://t.co/3YcK2bT7nu http://t.co/zafoiY2gNz
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5/15
2015
@scalzi Initially parsed the word "on" as "about". Was... very... confused. https://t.co/OVCnCH8KoxDon Drapers ranked: 1)Dick Whitman, 2)Lt. Donald Draper.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@sepinwall Don Draper reading material ranked?@RobinKimball Tear it all down, Kimball! Let Anthony Kennedy be shook!@RaisingOneBrow @section_sign Also, have to be eligible to be POTUS to be eligible to be VP. Remember this thought experiment from '08.@dbrauer Well, more that one's speed/throughput is determined by what you're paying for. Hotspot traffic not part of that throughput.@dbrauer Glad to hear it can be switched off, though.@dbrauer FWIW, Xfinity contractor told me yesterday that the hotspot is a dedicated antenna, and doesn't count against one's bandwidth cap.@dbrauer Were you the person in my feed tweeting some months back about how Xfinity routers in private homes were all hot spots?He wishes. https://t.co/487NpI21qK
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaOk, so where are these Ninetendo championships being held and how the hell do I get there??
Retweeted by Fred Beukema. @tanehisicoates American freedom rhetoric is all internally consistent and logical as long as white people are the only real human beings
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5/14
2015
Brutalist concept by Miguel Rodrigo Mazuré near Machu Picchu, Peru (1969) — via @SkyscraperCity http://t.co/X2C4g23Ufm
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@MyLittleBloggie Between them, the major routes closed (Snelling, Randolph), and the reductions (Hwy 5 Br), it's been awful.Of all the series finales to receive a critical rehabilitation, I wasn’t expecting Battlestar Galactica to. But I love that finale!
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@section_sign iTunes' history of versions would serve as a great through-line for exploring this idea.If racism wasn't real, non-white folks would stop talking about it b/c it's really not enjoyable to argue with people about it. Not at all.
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5/13
2015
Feminist Lisa Frank wants to 'dismantle patriarchy, one rainbow kitten at a time’ http://t.co/jzF28SHNmT http://t.co/OAJMFxbgBd
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5/12
2015
Attn @LMamak - https://t.co/jCrRhsBlA8@dbrauer @section_sign @mollypriesmeyer We just moved under the 12R landing pattern. Cannot imagine RNAV takeoff being this loud.@thegynomite The editors of the episode trailers deserve a freaking Peabody.
5/11
2015
(LT) - Fotis, #themessimprov“We asked nicely 3 times to see the license. ‘What,’ ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about’ & ‘I’m not a manager are not fucking answers”And how come there's no MEN'S Mother's Day?
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaDo I get a prize for this? Distribution of Labour seats compared to England and Wales coalfields. http://t.co/9xeQERU9mR
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaAnd in fact fuck the very premise that certain songs, and certain bodies, are so uncool they need to be excused before they can be enjoyed.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaFuck "mom rock" and "dadbod" and every shitty buzzword that treats parenthood as the cause of an embarassing careen into abject posthumanity
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaYou can read this piece and see exactly how Freddie Gray ended up dead.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@dbrauer if they bring back the pine trees we’ll really be in good shape."They informed me that it was my responsibility to figure out how I was going to do that.” http://t.co/klDhjbQvEE
Retweeted by Fred Beukema"I told (the DEA agents) I had no money and no means to survive in Los Angeles if they took my money."
Retweeted by Fred Beukema“These officers took everything that I had worked so hard to save and even money that was given to me by family that believed in me,”
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaVia @normative there is no difference here between what the DEA did and what any garden variety robber does. http://t.co/klDhjbQvEE
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5/9
2015
EVERYBODY, IT'S OKAY: THERE'S A JAMIROQUAI GAME http://t.co/nElKyN25D1
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@HardcoreHistory @Wikipedia Time to do a published interview with a 3rd party or flesh out a bio on your site to correct the wrongness!After pushing through a city of 8.5 million, I never wanted to skidoo so bad. #whitneymuseum #hopper #solitude http://t.co/25NTPh7VWk
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaWhy Do We Brand Parents "Child Abusers" for Leaving Their Kids in a Car for a Few Minutes? | Alternet http://t.co/2P0hiPZSGM
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5/8
2015
Is the new @StarTribune site constantly reloading for anyone else? (Firefox Win 7)@TPM *sigh*@section_sign I'd love there to be a 1st party version of the Dual NES/SNES Famiclones you can get for $25, w/ features you describe. 4/4@section_sign Despite this, the big titles (SMB1, Zelda 1,2, Metroid) sold well. 3/?@section_sign This despite many of the games being available cheap on other systems as bonuses/extras. 2/?@section_sign When N rereleased a bunch of old NES titles on Game Boy Advance in ~2004, they priced them @ $20 ea. 1/?@section_sign I have a Jeet-Heer-length response in mind to this.@PaddyoNeilio Would love to understand better why it’s historically stupid.
5/7
2015
@fivemanjob Even huge butch people need to get their messages out.@dbrauer @MNorthStar82 @DthomasJournals Varies by project/client. Suspect that dithering long exhausted it.@MNorthStar82 @dbrauer @DthomasJournals 20.6% overbudget when the scope and goals *repeatedly change and pause* is no suprise.@dbrauer @DthomasJournals Absolutely. Especially when the goal posts are being pushed by multiple parties.@dbrauer @DthomasJournals For real, though: repeated stop-start in the design phase is an absolute budget killer.Hey @mndotnews, who told you reducing the Mendota and Hwy 5 bridges to 1 lane at the same time was a good idea? When’ll Mendota be done?
5/6
2015
A 9 year old reviewed Avengers negatively and this was the first comment. http://t.co/DjXFMQ4CxW http://t.co/sljc0HV1PX
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@jillybee72 Weird that I know this, but the pronoun is Jenner’s preference until further transition.
5/4
2015
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Retweeted by Fred BeukemaFloyd Mayweather is a misogynist and an unrepentant serial domestic abuser http://t.co/UcMb0U1i8B
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5/3
2015
@theseantcollins I increasingly feel similarly about Jaime Lannister.
5/2
2015
Friday night Mad Men thought: Given his new account and the rough timeframe, is Don Draper gonna teach the world to sing?
Retweeted by Fred Beukemaroutine, unpunished police killing of suspects is *the* *purest* *form* of violation of due process. how do ppl not get this? @theshrillest
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@JeffYourRealtor @bengarvin @kare11 Knowing some of each, I expect there are students among them far more radical than any teacher.Good thing Mpls has no blacks, Muslims “@abesauer: Minneapolis police have new union prez http://t.co/0fa46rcDZD http://t.co/S8Z1ojsarf
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@dbrauer @section_sign That headshot. A casting agent would be fired for being too on-the-nose.http://t.co/Px9aQsYl8T
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5/1
2015
@IndoorKids The Moon from Ducktales, by Muse. They can write lyrics if they want.@srhbutts @section_sign I really kind of hope they do. This is priceless batshittery.@theseantcollins Relistened to the audiobook of Brooks' World War Z this week -- did you ever confirm if T. Sean Collins was named for you?Newsletter from @Criterion teases release of one of my top ~10 favorite films of all time. #Silencio. http://t.co/9qUTDZWH5h
4/30
2015
Givin' me that good kind of heartache. #alum RT @amillet0926 A beautiful walk into work this morning @GrinnellCollege http://t.co/DyHZDAcD2r
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaClassic. RT @MarkAgee: When your police tweet is a lie but also accurate http://t.co/hsTCiVsdfh
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4/29
2015
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