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Gritty Director's Cut of "Exploring Your Edible Backyard"

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We hope you watched the short version of this , but to fit within the confines of a YouTube Short or IG Reel, we had to compromise on content. But THIS is the Director's Cut, with grit and suspense and more stuff to eat. Enjoy!

Exploring Your Edible Backyard

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Today's video is an essential guide you need to review before you go outside and just start cramming the stuff growing in your yard into your maw like some kind of deranged toddler. Or a normal toddler. The point is, you're a grown up with unspeakable urges, like the desire to grab a handful of that weird, pulsating weed and see what it tastes like.* This short video guide will help you navigate these complicated feelings. *Excluding Bear Grylls, survival experts generally agree that anything that "pulsates" should not be consumed. Splash Squid v. Sperm Whale image Mike Goren from New York, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

The best tips for the perfect Father's Day

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It's Father's day again.   That special day of the year when we all celebrate the crotchety old man that sired us.    So let's give him what he really wants, an all day shopping spree at the mall including lunch. For everyone but him. All dad wants is a little love, some peace and quiet, and a Delta 10-inch Contractor table saw. Photo by Brittani Burns on Unsplash

Of Wood and Death (Jacks of no Trades)

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The Jacks of no Trades give tips for stacking fire wood to maximize curing and also Pop's eloquent assurance we won't die young and cool.

Walnut Stain and Dogs (Scrambled Brain Hacks)

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  An ugly chair without stain is just an ugly chair. An ugly chair WITH stain is a stained ugly chair. Learn more about it, and more life wisdom, in this episode of Scrambled Brain Hacks. Photo credits:  Puppy: Photo by  Marliese Streefland  on  Unsplash Sheriff Photo by  Zach Lisko  on  Unsplash Walnuts Photo by  Jakub Pabis  on  Unsplash

Ugly chairs and Bullies (Scrambled Brain Hacks)

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Drop in on the Jacks of no Trades as they show you how to build your own ugly chair (sort of) and also reminisce on how Pop explained how to deal with a bully. It hurt.  

Tips on having a safe and reverent Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is a solemn occasion to reflect on the true cost of liberty that is celebrated with a three-day weekend with family and friends. It's entirely possible and appropriate to remember those who gave all for our freedoms and to enjoy yourself at the same time. At least, it will be once you've read these tips on just how to do it. 

A little bit of everything: Jacks of no Trades

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Damper Three is the home of quite an eclectic collection of knowledge, skills, and hobbies. Like. seriously eclectic, bouncing from 1980s pop culture obsession one day, to politics the next, then on to modern social media observations, life hacks, recent and ancient history, science fiction, modern living, and on and on. That's a lot of ground to cover, and we know some folk simply don't have time to read about all that. So that's why we're trying something new. In addition to the satirical articles and infographics we produce semiregularly, D3 is introducing Jacks of no Trades , a series of video shorts meant to amuse and hopefully pass along nuggets of wisdom and/or snark. Below is the first JONT, and we've got several more in the works. Please enjoy, and let us know what you think. You'll find these here, and on the Jacks of no Trades page above. 

May the 4th be with you! We bet you never knew THIS about Star Wars

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May the Fourth be with you all! To celebrate this day of all things Star Wars, we've collected some little known facts and trivia about everyone's favorite SciFi movie franchise.* Here are some of our favorite scenes from the past four and a half decades. We guarantee that you've never heard of these never before true trivia facts. *EVERYONE'S FAVORITE.

So what exactly is Arbor Day?

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For most Americans, the traditional and time-honored response to Arbor Day is saying "Oh, it's Arbor Day again?" Let's face it, except for the Cub Scouts, most people aren't really tuned in to this misunderstood holiday. So after realizing that it was, in fact Arbor Day (we looked it up to make sure), we decided to help the 99.3% of Americans who regard this day with a barely audible "huh" and pull together some facts. Unfortunately, those facts were eaten by a squirrel who lives in a nearby tree, so we couldn't get too mad about it. Instead, we put together this less than helpful guide. Please enjoy.  Photo by  George Bakos  on  Unsplash

Not just for hippies: D3's Earth Day 2022 Info

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Earth Day used to be a day that hippies celebrated and normal people said "is that today?" But it's grown into something so much more since corporations figured out they can squeeze some cash out it. So grab a drink in your favorite disposable plastic container with a green leaf printed on it and read this handy info on Earth Day. Remember, we only have one Earth, so if we don't slow down now our children will have nothing left to destroy. I guess maybe don't think about that and just read this, okay?

Rise of the thermometers

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  Good news, everyone! According to a recent article in the New York Times , infections from COVID-19, including the most recent Omicron variant, seem to be on the way down. One of the ways they know this, according to the Times, is from a company named Kinsa in San Francisco that “tracks 2.5 million internet-connected thermometers across the country.” This company evidently uploads the temperatures of those using these thermometers, and “uses that data to estimate the percentage of Americans who have a fever every day. The declines over the past week have been sharp, which is a sign of Omicron’s retreat[.]”   Now, we know what you’re thinking: you’re simply ecstatic of the idea that millions of thermometers are congregating in the cloud, sharing stories about how sick you are, passing them on to some well-intentioned company who promises not to pass along anything personal about you. (Well, most of you are ecstatic. Some, like Bob Mulligan of 1535 East Bishop Avenue, in Millinocket,