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Just another night at Bay Ridge's beloved Salty Dog...
- alex 2-04-2010 12:50 pm [link] [1 comment]

rice fields of Japan
- steve 2-03-2010 4:04 pm [link] [4 comments]

Groundhog by Spirit
- alex 2-02-2010 12:20 pm [link] [add a comment]

Just loaded up Netflix streaming on my PS3. Woah, video on demand. Not overwhelmed with first impression of video quality (who's afraid of Virginia Woolf). They seem to have screwed with the aspect ratio to fill the tv screen. (Adding ... slightly non-linear stretch at that.) In the current vernacular: Fail.

Compression is sub-DVD, but not too bad. AVC (aka h.264) bouncing around between 500 kbps and 2.4 Mbps.
- mark 1-21-2010 11:20 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

Mr. Plimpton's Revenge

A Google Maps Essay, in Which George Plimpton Delivers My Belated and Well-Deserved Comeuppance
- linda 1-21-2010 2:51 am [link] [add a comment]

Worst Analogies ever written in a High School Essay
- linda 1-20-2010 8:19 pm [link] [7 comments]

Speaking of trees and houses, the wind took down a 50' Douglas Fir yesterday. Barely missed the neighbor's house. Tree guy recommends taking out a similar sized Doug Fir before it comes down. Bummer. While they're doing that, they'll deal with a smaller one down in the ravine that's been leaning against other trees since it came down in late season storm last year.
- mark 1-19-2010 6:13 pm [link] [1 comment]

Tree house.
- jim 1-18-2010 3:26 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

Alex, do you think this a real picture of an owl in flight? Pretty cool if so.
- jim 1-18-2010 2:44 am [link] [4 comments]

- mark 1-16-2010 12:37 am [link] [add a comment]

from Joe Dressner:

We are doing a benefit for Haiti this Saturday at Chambers Street from 4 pm.

We are going to be tasting wines from our portfolio, Kermits, Skurniks, Bowler and Polaner.

We're asking for a $10.00 minimum contribution to Partners in Health --

Chambers, Polaner and Louis/Dressner will match donations.

This has all been called together hastily but the circumstances require moving quickly.

- linda 1-14-2010 11:44 pm [link] [add a comment]

For those who may have deleted my rarely updated page from the roster:

The wheels of science turn slowly, but the NY State Ornithological Association has finally gotten back issues of The Kingbird online, including 2007 #4 which includes my article on Brooklyn’s Western Reef-Heron. See page 6 and 29 of the pdf.
More on Calvert Vaux Park here; the species list is now over 200.

- alex 1-14-2010 1:58 pm [link] [2 comments]

world's strongest man killed by a van in our neighborhood yesterday.
- linda 1-12-2010 11:24 pm [link] [2 comments]

shit my dad says
- steve 1-09-2010 9:04 pm [link] [2 comments]

what's your type?
- linda 1-09-2010 7:51 pm [link] [add a comment]

Jersey, FTW.
- mark 1-04-2010 9:33 pm [link] [1 ref] [1 comment]
- mark 1-04-2010 4:46 am [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

Great show in Veracruz when we were there "Magia y Hechiceria"

Its all one Italians collection and spans 100's of years , one piece is a mummied mermaid inc the programs when she showed alive in Rome in the mid 1800's.
- Skinny 1-03-2010 10:15 pm [link] [4 comments]

The Manhattan Bridge, which turns 100 on December 31, flexes under the weight of a subway train in a time-lapse video taken in July of this year.

via Iver
- steve 12-23-2009 10:11 am [link] [add a comment]

Bucks County Varied Thrush.
- alex 12-23-2009 1:57 am [link] [1 ref] [1 comment]

Time lapse of the snow storm in Brooklyn
- alex 12-21-2009 12:43 pm [link] [2 refs] [add a comment]

Can I file an amicus brief in the case to block the nude photos of that golfer guy? If that's allowed, soon the intertubes will be clogged with naughty pictures of professional bowlers. O, the humanity.
- mark 12-11-2009 9:53 am [link] [add a comment]

not only does vit D protect against cold and flu, but now a study concludes that: Vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency was associated with all-cause dementia, Alzheimer disease, stroke (with and without dementia symptoms), and MRI indicators of cerebrovascular disease. These findings suggest a potential vasculoprotective role of vitamin D.

- linda 12-10-2009 3:07 pm [link] [2 refs] [1 comment]

The man with the nickname “Dr Flu”, Professor Albert Osterhaus, of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam Holland has been named by Dutch media researchers as the person at the center of the worldwide Swine Flu H1N1 Influenza A 2009 pandemic hysteria. Not only is Osterhaus the connecting person in an international network that has been described as the Pharma Mafia, he is THE key advisor to WHO on influenza and is intimately positioned to personally profit from the billions of euros in vaccines allegedly aimed at H1N1.
- linda 12-10-2009 3:04 pm [
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old clothes needed for a new project by my PDX friend MK Guth, now in a NY neighborhood near you clothes for art
- Erin Boberg 12-02-2009 11:41 pm [link] [add a comment]