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Interview with Lawrence Wright on his new  scientology book. 

- linda 1-15-2014 6:14 am [link] [add a comment]

RIP Portlandia?

- steve 1-09-2014 10:23 am [link] [5 comments]

Hilarious comments to this oregonian piece on a small herd of urban goats needing s new home asap. 

- linda 1-09-2014 6:03 am [link] [1 comment]

six years, 201 countries, no planes. wow

- linda 1-06-2014 5:55 am [link] [2 comments]

- dave 1-05-2014 6:24 am [link] [1 comment]

1968 Tolkien documentary

- bill 1-03-2014 4:38 pm [link] [add a comment]

Look what the New Year's Serpent brought me:

Snowy Owl at Calvert Vaux Park, Brooklyn 1/1/14

- alex 1-01-2014 9:42 pm [link] [5 comments]

feel like something like this has been posted before but.... turns out im from new york city after all.

- dave 12-30-2013 5:40 pm [link] [1 ref] [21 comments]

Intelligent Plants

- bill 12-30-2013 8:42 am [link] [add a comment]

Free Hunter S Thompson!

- bill 12-28-2013 5:49 pm [link] [add a comment]

A lesson from The Snake

- alex 12-24-2013 10:46 pm [link] [1 ref] [5 comments]

Last day before Christmas for Alex to have a birthday! HBD!!!
- bill 12-24-2013 1:32 pm [link] [4 comments]

snow laden pines

- bill 12-23-2013 1:04 pm [link] [1 comment]

this one might be the least objectionable although that crown might suggest otherwise.

- dave 12-21-2013 3:11 pm [link] [1 comment]

Jim, a different take on your golf ball seed idea

- linda 12-20-2013 4:20 pm [link] [1 ref] [1 comment]

someone sent me a card through the mail of all places and neglected to include a check. has the meaning of christmas been lost on everyone?

- dave 12-19-2013 6:09 pm [link] [12 comments]

- dave 12-15-2013 6:36 pm [link] [add a comment]

ooooh, these boots were made for walkin'. kind of.

- dave 12-14-2013 5:27 pm [link] [2 refs] [1 comment]

i read very little of this technical history but have been listening to a lecture series about world war one and they were talking about the problem of mounted machine guns shooting through propellers so i sought out more information. that always seemed problematic when watching aerial combat in war movies but they pretty quickly overcame it in reality. hard to believe they could synchronize the guns and propellers at those speeds. who knew? science! (and killing machines!)

- dave 12-14-2013 3:04 pm [link] [1 ref] [5 comments]

rainbows and unicorns

- bill 12-13-2013 11:35 pm [link] [1 comment]

when headline writing goes horribly wrong.

Twitter's shock block unlock deemed cockup, gets a lockup
Blocking block BLOCKED after 'blogger blindfold blip

- dave 12-13-2013 2:37 pm [link] [add a comment]

But why are nastiness and snideness taken to be features of our age? One general point of agreement, in denunciations of snark, is that snark is reactive. It is a kind of response. Yet to what is it responding? Of what is it contemptuous?

Stand against snark, and you are standing with everything decent. And who doesn't want to be decent? The snarkers don't, it seems. Or at least they (let's be honest: we) don't want to be decent on those terms.

- dave 12-12-2013 3:17 pm [link] [6 comments]

A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday.
- bill 12-11-2013 5:07 pm [link] [2 comments]

RIP Bill Porter, door to door salesman.

- steve 12-11-2013 12:57 pm [link] [1 comment]

Mommy, they shot Hedwig!

Port Authority backs off of owl shooting after public outcry.
My mailbox has been overflowing with this.

- alex 12-10-2013 12:17 pm [link] [1 ref] [2 comments]