< ^ txtSat Oct 3 10:52:58 EDT 2015 Went to bed around midnight and woke up around ten. Wow, I guess I needed a little extra. I feel pretty good this morning --- really rested. Cloudy today with a high of fifty-five. Fifty percent chance of showers. This is the first day that really _feels_ like fall. Only one goal today: prep for D&D tomorrow. I feel bad. I just roped a couple of new players into joining us, who seem pretty enthusiastic, and I'm a little burnt-out on D&D. Maybe I should have asked Ed to DM. Eh, I may feel different next week. A windy and rainy afternoon. Put away some laundry and Drain-o'd the tub. Should do a couple of loads of laundry, but I'll put it off for a few days. http://www.damninteresting.com/the-baader-meinhof-phenomenon/ You may have heard about Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon before. In fact, you probably learned about it for the first time very recently. If not, then you just might hear about it again very soon. Baader-Meinhof is the phenomenon where one happens upon some obscure piece of information—often an unfamiliar word or name—and soon afterwards encounters the same subject again, often repeatedly. Anytime the phrase “That’s so weird, I just heard about that the other day” would be appropriate, the utterer is hip-deep in Baader-Meinhof. Independent reports indicate that the name “Baader-Meinhof phenomenon” was coined on a discussion thread on the St. Paul Pioneer Press in ~1995. Participants were discussing the sensation, and decrying the lack of a term for it, so someone asserted naming rights and called it “Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon” presumably based on their own experience hearing that moniker twice in close temporal proximity. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Army_Faction The Red Army Faction (RAF; German: Rote Armee Fraktion), in its early stages commonly known as the Baader-Meinhof Group (or Baader-Meinhof Gang; German: Baader-Meinhof-Bande, Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe), was a West German far-left militant group. The RAF was founded in 1970 by Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, Horst Mahler, and Ulrike Meinhof.[a] The West German government considered the Red Army Faction to be a terrorist organization. The Red Army Faction engaged in a series of bombings, assassinations, kidnappings, bank robberies, and shoot-outs with police over the course of three decades. Their activity peaked in late 1977, which led to a national crisis that became known as the "German Autumn." It was held responsible for thirty-four deaths, including many secondary targets, such as chauffeurs and bodyguards, and many injuries in its almost thirty years of activity.
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