Hi, I’m Carl-Grimes Purrkins, and I’d like to welcome you to the Daily Dump.

What’s the Daily Dump you ask? Why, it’s an unofficial (that is, user-driven) aggregation of posts made by GTers selected by the criteria I, Carl-Grimes Purrkins, determined to be the best criteria to create a Daily Dump. What’s that criteria, you ask? Why, I said to myself, ‘What would I say if someone asked me, Carl-Grimes Purrkins, what GT posts caught your eye today?’. That’s right. This is my take on today’s GT, and as such it is totally subjective, or as the kids say, totes subje. The kids say that, right? Well if they don’t, they should. If there’s something you feel should be added here, something you either read or wrote, please note it in the comments and I’ll do my best to get it added to the dump. I’ll also work in some high traffic posts that might not be in my wheelhouse but which the community as a whole found interesting.

A couple of disclaimers before we get underway. My using Carl-Grimes Purrkins as my non de plume for this post should in no way be considered an endorsement of Team Cat over Team Dog. Team Cat has not gotten to me; it’s still Team Dog all the way. Also, please note that the Daily Dump is an exhibition, not a completion. No wagering. See a doctor if you remain intellectually stimulated for more than four hours after reading the Daily Dump. Do not operate heavy machinery while reading the Daily Dump. The Daily Dump is void where prohibited by law and may be subject to sales tax in some jurisdictions. Any use or rebroadcast of the Daily Dump without the express written permission of Major League Baseball is strictly prohibited.

My original plan was to divide the day up into timechunks, and you’ll see that revealed below. However, there was one post that absolutely needed to be highlighted above all other posts. That’s right, the post of the day is PhantomChariot’s glorious celebration of Team Dog.

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Graveyard Shift

Here’s a very quick rundown of posts that showed up between last night’s dump and this morning, defined for our purposes as ‘morning where Carl-Grimes Purrkins is located’. TornadosFirstCat points out that International Man of Homophobia Scott Lively is running for Governor of Massachusetts, which is bound to end well for him. Couchplanted is caught in an endless quest for the perfect red hair dye. Can you help? Kirov asks the question on everyone’s mind, where are the survey results, Aurora F? Finally, NinjaCate starts another interesting discussion on intersectionality.

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First Shift

Mimi is coming to the United States and wants to know if we have certain products available. LaurensJam, a Canadian good and true, does not want the United States coming to her. (Well, at least not all of us at once.)

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NomNom83 wants to know your latest song obsession. She also wants you to know there’s new evidence Bigfoot is real. (If by some bizarre chain of events any of you ever meet me, ask me to do my Bigfoot impression.) SorciaMacnasty wants you to know her husband’s boss is the Worst. Boss. Ever. It’s hard to disagree. Team Dog Co-Captain PolllyJenna is having to have tests again, and we need to send good thoughts her way. Also in need of good thoughts –Baking_Bees and JessPhilopater, though Jess might be more in need of someone stopping her from buying weapons of small destruction. NatFace, on the other hand, just wants good crock pot recipes.

Second Shift

Damn, doing this is hard. I’ve had a slow day at work, and have been doing it as I go along, and it’s still tough. The main difficulty is in leaving stuff out. There’s so much good stuff, and part of my wants to include so much more than I am putting in, but I don’t want the dump to be a novel. I fear it’s already extensive, and I’ve still got a few more hours of posting to look forward to reading. There's also another issue I never considered before doing this, and that's wondering if there are people who'd rather not have their post shared in the dump. Questions, questions, questions, flooding into the mind of the concerned young person today.

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ZAPPA MUSICAL INTERLUDE (Now with more Captain Beefheart)

HappyBerry points out what we’re all realizing. Now is not the time to go on Facebook. (I made that decision on Monday.) As I’ve long maintained, Facebook is where you go to find out people you like have horrible political beliefs. CoffeeJitters follows with the logical question, what do you do with friends/relatives who constantly post offensive stuff on Facebook.

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I’d mention that Kat B has an update on two cats that are available for adoption, but the other members of Team Dog already think my loyalties are shifting. So I won’t.

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Mr. Gawn brings to our attention racism that’s been directed at the new Miss World. Iron Mam wants to know what you want for whichever upcoming holiday season you celebrate, apparently because she’s starting her gift-buying already and wants to cross each of us off her list. X-Files Seasons 7-9, please! Thanks! TamTams talks about the time she was shamed for wearing a dress, which eventually prompted me to express my desire to get a kilt. This kilt, in particular.

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PolllyJenna (I am not favoring Team Dog – really, I’m not) and imaginaryfriend both shared articles about parents and their children, one encouraging, one not so much. While we’re on parents, JayneAllison posts an article that features a truly despicable mother.

FluterDale would like you to creatively say no. Whiskey In The Shade blames her daughter for Whiskey’s need to post Harry Styles pictures. Riiiight. Daughter. LizTaylorsEarrings wants to get Americans caught up in her make-up smuggling ring. Palomitas is asking for gifs to assist her in winning a gif war.

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Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't point out AcidMartini announcing Round Two of the Great Mustache Contest. Some guy named Dweeze used to be an entrant, but who knows what happened to him.

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All right, that's it everyone. Carl Grimes-Purrkins signing off!