Yeah - Me Again

saturdaychores:

Saturday Chores #3, March 22, 2014
Grayson and I woke up at 3:30 AM this Saturday to run our first 25K. A 25K is about 15.5 miles, or a half-marathon plus a few. We drove 30 minutes to Durham, a few towns over, and then took a bus to Chapel Hill. Then, we ran back to Durham. It was stupid. 
The race was at the ass-crack of dawn, so we were able to make it back to Raleigh in time for Saturday Chores. My legs were shaking and I could barely hold the sign. I doubt the people who honked knew that I threw up as soon as we walked back to our car. 
Honk, honk.

Heh…

saturdaychores:

Saturday Chores #3, March 22, 2014

Grayson and I woke up at 3:30 AM this Saturday to run our first 25K. A 25K is about 15.5 miles, or a half-marathon plus a few. We drove 30 minutes to Durham, a few towns over, and then took a bus to Chapel Hill. Then, we ran back to Durham. It was stupid. 

The race was at the ass-crack of dawn, so we were able to make it back to Raleigh in time for Saturday Chores. My legs were shaking and I could barely hold the sign. I doubt the people who honked knew that I threw up as soon as we walked back to our car. 

Honk, honk.

Heh…

Senator John McCain weighed in today on the disturbing two-hour execution of an Arizona inmate yesterday, in which Joseph Wood was reportedly gasping for an hour. Governor Jan Brewer ordered a full review, but McCain said today that what happened to Wood was unquestionably torture.

McCain spoke to Politico about the execution and said that while he supports the death penalty, the way last night’s unfolded “is not an acceptable way of carrying it out.”

He called it a “terrible” incident and said, “The lethal injection needs to be an indeed lethal injection and not the bollocks-upped situation that just prevailed. That’s torture.”

<yawn> So, Grampa Crazy-Pants gets to add another sliver to his “maverick” cred…

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Religious Children Struggle To Separate Fact From Fiction

divineirony:

The ability of young children to distinguish fact from fiction varies considerably with exposure to religion, two new studies have found. Children who did not attend parochial (religious) schools or church were significantly better at identifying characters in religious or fantasy stories as pretend than those who did. The studies have been published in Cognitive Science.

These Medieval-Style Tolkien Illustrations Are Like Nothing We've Seen

My first real exposure, at age 13, to how “bluesy” blues could be - this tune resonates on a level that no other can…

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All skate!

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sundxwn:

Sunrise Ponte dell’Accademia by guerelsahin

fastcodesign:

On Tuesday, a bonsai tree boldly went where no bonsai tree has gone before.

Azuma Makoto, a 38-year-old artist based in Tokyo, launched two botanical arrangements into orbit: “Shiki 1,” a Japanese white pine bonsai tree suspended from a metal frame, and an untitled arrangement of orchids, lilies, hydrangeas, and irises.

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thesunatmidnight2:

Langston Hughes
pinkfloyded:

My Pink Floyd A Nice Pair LP vinyl record.

pinkfloyded:

My Pink Floyd A Nice Pair LP vinyl record.

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spaceexp:

Moment in Space LXXXIII by Tuomas Pekkarinen

spaceexp:

Moment in Space LXXXIII by Tuomas Pekkarinen

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braiker:

Del, Dan the Automator, Kid Koala and an orchestra. Deltron 3030! (at Prospect Park Bandshell)

braiker:

Del, Dan the Automator, Kid Koala and an orchestra. Deltron 3030! (at Prospect Park Bandshell)

You got young enlisted guys, 18-to-22 years old — they’ve suddenly been thrust into a situation with extraordinary responsibility where they now have access to all of your private records,” Snowden said. “Now, in the course of their daily work, they stumble across something that is completely unrelated to their work in any sort of necessary sense, for example, an intimate nude photo of someone in a sexually compromising situation, but they’re extremely attractive.

So what do they do, they turn around in their chair and show their coworker. And their coworker says, “Oh, hey, that’s great. Send that to Bill down the way.” And then Bill sends it to George, George sends it to Tom. Sooner or later, this person’s whole life has been seen by all of these other people. It’s never reported, nobody ever knows about it because the auditing of these systems is very weak. The fact that your private images, records of your private lives, records of your intimate moments have been taken from your private communications stream, from the intended recipient, and given to the government without any specific authorization, without any specific need, is in itself a violation of your rights? Why is that in a government database?

Don McLean

—Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)

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