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The Grey Man is always invisible in plain sight.... The Grey Man NEVER draws attention to himself by word, dress, action, or mannerism. The Young Grey Man is dismissed as a wimp, the Older as a doddering old fool. The Grey Man derives great inner satisfaction from having this portrayal of himself accepted by all he meets, for it means he is succeeding in his disguise of his actual persona. -Habcan of the Western Rifle Shooters Association blog, 2007, earliest known use of the term

In the language of American survivalist bloggers, doomsday preppers, social engineers, and aficionados of all things "tactical," the grey man is a person who is expected to have unhampered mobility in mass emergency scenarios (known as "when shit hits the fan," SHTF for short), due to their emergency-preparedness being undetectable to observers. Conspicuous preparedness, or the hallmarks of "tactical culture," such as wearing camo everywhere and having…
Written in answer to the question "What would you do if 5 bodybuilders in Ku Klux Klan robes lit a cross in your front yard?" from that other website...

They came around eleven o’clock, that fine Saturday, in a pickup truck, five men in white. At first, they simply drove around, with an eye towards the various small patches of lawn that punctuate our parking lot, before stopping in front of Building D. My house. 
I was outside, on the porch,…

"Sorry guys... I can't hear you over the sound of how awesome I am."
—Gloria Tesch, being herself.

“In the early grey of the morning they reached the headquarter of General Genarius and found him working in a mountain of paperwork. Joey and Maya informed the general in detail about Libertine’s report. General Genarius closed his eyes and thought for a long moment until he said, “Wait a minute! Are you telling me that you want to enter the belly of darkness and liberate

News for Noders

November 1: The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1: Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5: Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11: Veterans Day in the US.

November 28: Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27: Happy Birthday Estelore!

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October 1: Please join us in celebrating The Culture of Fear: The 2019 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 31: Something spooky will probably happen today. It usually does.

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September 7 С днём рождения, Stasik!

September 16 Feliz cumpleaños Ancientsnow!

September 18 Happy birthday Stuart!

Septemaaarr 19 Talk like a pirate day.

September 25 Happy birthday Templeton!

September 27 Happy birthday Uberbanana!

October 1: get ready for The Culture of Fear: The 2019 Halloween Horrorquest!

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August 4 Happy birthday avalyn!

August 6 広島

August 9 長崎

August 27 Happy birthday Bitriot

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July 1: Brevity Quest 2019 begins!

July 1: Canada Day.

July 4: America Day.

July 7: Alice’s Day (AKA Alice in Wonderland Day).

July 17-22: Hemingway Days; party central is Key West, Florida.

July 31: Harry Potter's Birthday.

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