Part 2 of the poll.

I naively assumed that it's a truth universally acknowledged that a bike is mounted from left, but turns out it isn't. So in the first part you can also mirror the movements and answer accordingly.

But now for part 2: From which side do you normally mount your bike?

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One of the rarest #cats on earth, the Andean Mountain #Cat, stretching in front of a wildlife cam

@anarchistbicycleclub Do you have one foot on pedal when you push? Are your feet on the same side (1) or different sides (2) of the bike when you push?

How do you normally start bikeing? (Assuming a common 2-wheel bicycle.)

1. First left foot on pedal, kick some speed with right foot, then throw right leg over to the right side.

2. First throw right leg over to the right side, put left foot on pedal, then push left pedal down and kick some speed with right foot.

3. Some other routine (describe in a reply).

4. I normally ride something else than a common 2-wheeler.

In a Zoom meeting, someone has a poster behind them with just the text "INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE.JPG"

hello, I.T., have you tried turning it off and leaving it off?

@RussSharek
"It's so good to be with you,
so easy to come into your arms.
You're the only one I want next to me,
Only you to take with me..."
The moon rises, let the sun go to sleep...
Quietly the sky, quietly the ball spins in its orbit.
Space weeps, with it I weep, remembering
The silent tear of a fool and the silent song...

"It's so good to be with you,
It's easy to come into your arms.
You're the only one I want beside me,
Only you to take with me..."

@RussSharek
I just laughed - the fool is not serious!
Now I can't forget the jester's tear...
When you enter the arena in the evening with a smile,
Behind his mask he sings a song.

"It's so good to be with you,
It's easy to come into your arms.
You're the only one I want next to me,
Only you to take with me..."
Don't laugh at fools who fall in love.
I know - I've seen the parts change.
For you, I would not go as they go,
who never see behind the mask...

@RussSharek Can't seem to find. But here's what DeepL thinks about it (using 'fool' instead of 'clown' but anyway):

I'll never forget that fool,
who once spoke to me of his feelings.
He threw me a kiss with mischief
And took off his mask in a whisper:
"It's so good to be with you,
It's easy to come into your arms.
You're the only one I want next to me,
"Only you to take with me..."

Now that I mentioned Bertolt Brecht and songs made of his poems in this another toot polyglot.city/@Stoori/10764634 I wondered if there are absolute banger songs of his poems in other languages than Finnish, too.

Follow the link above and you'll find An der Nachgeborenen in finnish.

Here's Lob der Dialektik in finnish youtu.be/Aj8fmfmGXJ4

Hit me with links for Brecht songs in other languages!

I'm not quite sure if I have linked this here before, but now LISTEN UP EVERYONE who's up to some Finnish music.

This not-so-new song is about a clown who falls in love with a woman in the audience.

I especially love the lines that translate roughly as ”one shouldn't laugh at clowns who fall in love / i know it, i've seen the roles reverse / i wouldn't want you to share the faith of those / who'll never see behind the mask”.

youtu.be/bsr9R7tES48

Just taking a moment to appreciate how lucky I am to be sitting in my cozy apartment at my nice computer working at my awesome job with everything I could possibly need in the world while people in Syria, Ukraine, and probably a hundred other places I haven't listed are worrying about how not to get blown up by a stray shell or bullet.

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