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Hello World,

Watching storms

start to form

O-over America...


I have migrated here and will soon disengage my Live Journal account.

All for now,
Himself

To Mars!

Nov. 26th, 2011 04:47 pm
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The new rover, Curiosity, successfully launched this morning! Yay!
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On July 20, 1969 Earth people walked around in the Sea of Tranquility on Earth's Moon.

Yay us!

Natal Day!

Nov. 12th, 2009 12:19 pm
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Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] dianec42!

Opus 4

Sep. 28th, 2009 06:24 pm
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No!

No sun--no moon!
No morn--no noon!
No dawn--no dusk--no proper time of day--
No sky--no earthly view--
No distance looking blue--
No road--no street--no "t'other side this way"--
No end to any Row--
No indications where the Crescents go--
No top to any steeple--
No recognitions of familiar people--
No courtesies for showing 'em--
No knowing 'em!
No traveling at all--no locomotion--
No inkling of the way--no notion--
"No go" by land or ocean--
No mail--no post--
No news from any foreign coast--
No Park, no Ring, no afternoon gentility--
No company--no nobility--
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member--
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds--
November!

-- Thomas Hood
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"Our brains are hard-wired to respond to bribes." - Nora Volkow, a research psychiatrist who is director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, talking about ADHD

Quote

Sep. 14th, 2009 03:05 am
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"We have to believe in free will. We've got no choice." - Isaac Bashevis Singer
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#55

Crisp Linen

Jersey Cream

Humble Gold

Anjou Pear

Ceremonial Gold

Golden Rule

Cut The Mustard

#130

Nov. 28th, 2008 08:39 am
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Glisten Yellow

Funky Yellow

Eye Catching

Citronella

Impetuous

Nervy Hue

Humorous Green

Fusion












[color sample strip by Duron Paints & Wallcoverings]
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NASA scientists are using rubber duckies to track water currents from glacial melts to understand global warning.

It's worked before, by accident. A decade or so ago a Japanese container ship lost a few tons of duckies in a typhoon, and they were tracked on their trans-oceanic journey. These ones promise a reward for reporting where people find them.
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"'Slutty' behavior is good for the species. That is the conclusion of a new wave of research on the evolutionary drives behind sexuality and parenting.

Women everywhere have been selflessly engaging in trysts outside of matrimony. And they have been doing it for a good long time and for excellent reasons. Anthropologists say female promiscuity binds communities closer together and improves the gene pool."

Full article here
Make love not patriarchy.
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What is it about George W. Bush that makes you want to serve him?

Wow. Breathtaking, over the top, proud fanaticism. This is what happens when young neocons run amok.

“This is the lexis nexis search string that I use for AG appointments.”
The string reads as follows:
[First name of a candidate]! and pre/2 [last name of a
candidate] w/7 bush or gore or republican! or democrat! or
charg! or accus! or criticiz! or blam! or defend! or iran contra
or clinton or spotted owl or florida recount or sex! or
controvers! or racis! or fraud! or investigat! or bankrupt! or
layoff! or downsiz! or PNTR or NAFTA or outsourc! or indict!
or enron or kerry or iraq or wmd! or arrest! or intox! or fired
or sex! or racis! or intox! or slur! or arrest! or fired or
controvers! or abortion! or gay! or homosexual! or gun! or
firearm!


The Justice Dept.'s Office of the Inspector General delivered up these ugly facts a few days ago: Link to PDF
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Okay, I said I'd do this when I had a minute...
Taken from anubisgrrl's version.
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"The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed."
The Big Read List )
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On NPR news this morning:
"There's a shift in thinking. The Corps [of Engineers] is starting to think it's no longer such a good idea to build on flood plains."

I dunno- this smacks of governmental interference in people's fundamental freedoms to do shortsighted dumb things.
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YouTube video of Bill Moyers calling for some perspective about Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

"Behold the double standard- John McCain sought out the endorsement of John Hagee, a warmongering, Catholic-bashing Texas preacher who said the people of New Orleans got what they deserved for their sins. But no one suggests that McCain shares Hagee's delusions, or thinks AIDS is God's punishment for homosexuality..."
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"I pissed on the man who called me a dog. Why was he so surprised?"
- Diogenes of Sinope
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A game hardware company called OCZ announced a brain wave controlled interface called the "Neural Impulse Actuator," although some of it may also be facial muscles. Still, slaying monsters and goons by making faces could be fun in its own way.
If I had a spare three hundred bucks, I'd be all over that.

http://www.everythingusb.com/ocz-neural-impulse-actuator-14349.html
OCZ's prepares NIA for shipping next week
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Randomly cable channel-surfing this morning, I saw on G4 on X-play a quick review of several arty and atypical games they'd seen at a game expo or gotten advance buzz about... The most compelling one is called Crayon Physics Deluxe, an upgrade of a simple but ingenious freeware game by Petri Purho, a student at Helsinki Polytechnic in Finland.

"Crayon Physics Deluxe is a 2D physics puzzle game, in which you get to experience what it would be like if your drawings would be magically transformed into real physical objects. Solve puzzles with your artistic vision and creative use of physics."

YouTube video of the cool game in action.



When it's actually available I'll update.

Link to original version free game (you can only draw squares).
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Today I finally thought to chase down a fake factoid on IMDB.com and was enlightened. To wit: For ages now I'd been mixing up Scottish character actors Peter Capaldi and John Hannah. I feel silly and clever and geeky at the same time now. See, Peter Capaldi was Azolan, Valmont's manservant in Dangerous Liaisons, and the angel Islington in Neverwhere, and dozens of other things; whereas John Hannah was Matthew in Four Weddings and a Funeral (read poem at funeral), thieving brother Jonathan in the Mummy movies, and dozens of other things.

Sometimes you have to look things up and find out. It's important, dammit.
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