Artists’ Progress – Artists share early works compared with works done after years of practice
24 Weirdest Food Related Items on Amazon – It’s not all food; the list also includes ice cube trays, a cookbook with a NSFW title, and a really cute and funny salt and pepper shaker set as well as some really gross food items.
Pardon my language but some people just really suck I mean What! The! Hell!? As I said in the comments over there, I have a strangely powerful desire to somehow get revenge on her behalf.
Speaking of things sucking, it is cold and gloomy and raining today, same as yesterday. Yesterday it didn’t even make it up to 60°F. Usually by this time in May a few people are starting to complain about the heat. It’s good that we’re getting rain. I don’t mind the rain (very much) but couldn’t it be at least 75° while it’s raining? I guess we had our May weather back in February so now we’re having February weather in May but right now I feel like we’ve had four whole months of February and I’m tired of it.
We have planted tomatoes. I think they’re safe from frost (you never know, as weird as the weather has been) but I’m pretty sure Mother Nature is overwatering them.
Carmel-by-the-Sea Municipal Code Chapter 8:44:“The wearing of shoes with heels which measure more than two inches in height and less than one square inch of bearing surface upon the public streets and sidewalks of the City is prohibited, without the wearer’s first obtaining a permit for the wearing of such shoes.” It’s a liability thing. Many of the streets and sidewalks are uneven, making high, narrow heels unsafe, and that’s considered part of the charm of the place. Apparently, it’s not enforced; just don’t try to sue the city if you fall and break your ankle because you were wearing stiletto heels. Personally, I think if you fall and break your ankle because you were stupid enough to be walking around in stiletto heels it’s your own fault no matter where you are.
That’s all I’ve got today. Here’s a cute cat and dog video.
Victorian Teenagers – Photos of teenage girls from the mid to late 1800’s. Interesting. Most of them look pleased to be having their pictures taken but a few have that typical teenage bored face that we all know so well.
Abandoned Fotomats – Amazing that these are still standing. How hard would it be to demolish them? A few were repurposed and then abandoned again.
Best and Worst – Maps showing what each state is best and worst at. Of course, in some cases it’s a matter of opinion as to whether a quality is “best” or “worst”, for example, how did “nerdiest” end up on the “worst” map?
Cats Who Collect Things – Funny story: I used to give my cat those plastic rings off of milk jugs to play with and she would always lose them under the refrigerator so I figured we would find a hundred of the things someday when we had to move it but when we had to replace our old refrigerator we did not find a single ring. Our homes definitely have interdimensional portals that stuff disappears into.
Rainbow Nests – What happens when you give wasps colored construction paper
Colorful abandoned places – A lot more photos on the photographer’s website. The thumbnails are not loading right now but just click on the first space where there’s supposed to be a picture and you’ll get the full size pic and you can click on the arrow to go through the whole bunch. (a little slow)
Bugs on the walls – An art exhibition; either creepy or fascinating depending on how you feel about such things. Maybe both.
My parents were good parents, but by today’s standards they would have been arrested for child endangerment—numerous times. — here
…the design of any structure always implies a way to break into it. — there
After centuries of the ancient Greeks worshipping reason and evidence, after the debating clubs at the peak of the Enlightenment, we are now a world filled with conspiracy theories and optional realities. — here
(I suspect that there have always been conspiracy theorists; the only difference is that the ancient Greeks didn’t have the Internet.)
When it comes to culinary invention, I’m a fan of the “Let’s throw some stuff together, bake it, and see what happens!” approach. — there
Color Thesaurus – Of course one could argue about the accuracy of many of these (and of course different monitors render colors differently) but it was a nice attempt.
Secret Society Art – Some of these are interesting. I like Where Hideous Things Slither and Climb and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows poster, among others. The other magic lantern slides especially.
In some way I knew that my grandma was sending me a sign… — here
I suspect if he could speak to us from the grave, he’d have a few choice words for these special snowflakes about what being ‘hurt’ or ‘offended’ really means. — there
It seems Blacky the emu has just discovered the holy grail. — here
Every time I come up with a bright idea and introduce it to the story, it usually get complicated. Why? Because this is science fiction and the two guns talk, belong to a psychopath, and hate each other. — there