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Quotes From Here and There

So yeah, if you like annoying people, the airport’s the place for you.here

We need more of those oddball houses at the end of the street that neighbours complain about because it doesn’t look anything like the other houses.there

Shielded from the horrors of raised eyebrows and any hint of incredulity, the ladies continued to address the great issues of the day.here

Oh, apple trees! My favorite of the flowering trees. So humble and sweet and pretty. And their scent. My gosh, I love them.there

What in the deep dark recesses of Freudian hell did such a thing emerge?here

With a flourish, Spring opens her petals and waves her branches in a cheery hello.there

Random Linkage

Booze Under the Microscope – and a few non-alcoholic beverages at the end. Surprising and strange.

Coffee on Condensed Milk – A quick, easy ice cream recipe. Just one problem: coffee is the one flavor of ice cream that I do not like.

Hollywood “Ghost Town” For Sale – This place has been in TV commercials and movies.

The Vault – a very interesting history blog

Curbed – architecture and design

12 Worst Job Interview Questions – Wow. Really?

The One Rule… – Ha! What if this is true?

Beachcombing’s Bizarre History Blog – Haven’t spent much time on it yet; looks interesting.

Smartphone Microscope – Wow. Cool.

Mantis – Just a neat pic

Titanic Cat Condo – Hmmmm… Cute idea I guess but no thanks.

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Quotes From Here and There

may his soul repose with whatever God may find ithere

Hominids didn’t spread first across Africa, and then the entire globe, by utilizing just one foraging strategy or sticking to a precise mix of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. We did it by being ever so flexible, both socially and ecologically, and always searching for the greener grass (metaphorically), or riper fruit (literally).there

Random Linkage

Chimera – I had heard of this before but this is an interesting article.

Fliers and Explorer’s Globe – Wow. Neat.

Nobody home – I think the first commenter, Dan, has the best idea.

Wacky Inventions – Some maybe not totally wacky? Like the glasses for reading in bed?

False Happy Memories – Possibly helpful but also scary.

Hair Freezing – Nope! Nope! Nope!

Tiny Worlds – Sort of reminds me of the floating islands on the Trash episode of Firefly. Except the architecture is not as fancy.

Les Lits-clos – Beautiful and interesting 19th century French “box beds”. Lots more.

Cat Comics – A collection of cat comics. I like the “from the customer at the end of the bar” one. That is so real. Also the valentine.

Anna Atkins – Botanical cyanotype impressions. She had a Google doodle recently.

The original version of Monopoly

The Tower of Peretti – Interesting architecture and interior design. I can’t decide whether I love or hate the fireplace.

Blue Bloods – and green, and clear…

17 “Helpful” Cats

It’s a Good Day

The sun is shining. Well, off and on, but hey, sunshine! Haven’t seen that in a while. I actually got a good haircut yesterday, which is a bigger deal for me than you might think because usually when I get my hair cut it’s not quite right somehow. And I finished a sewing project that I had been putting off for a while. Like the t-shirt says, “life is good.”

Speaking of t-shirts, I want one of these so bad but I’m probably not going to get it. I have only one hour left to decide. I hate these limited time only offers. I need days, at least, to decide and these usually don’t show up in my Facebook feed until a day or less before time is up. I don’t need any clothes. I don’t know if I could even stuff one more t-shirt into my t-shirt drawer. And there are other shirts that I want more. I guess I’ll just call this one momentarily hilarious and pass it by. Strange thing though… at the top of the page it says “One hour left” but the countdown at the bottom of the page shows over 6 days. Hmmmm… I don’t know if I can resist temptation for 6 whole days if that’s right.

A few more things…

“Fillyjonk” posted a link to this in the comments on an earlier post: Pattern Behavior. Some of the captions are funny, others, not so much, but I find myself scrolling through looking at the patterns and forgetting to even read the captions. A Dress A Day has been doing entertaining little Pattern Stories for years.

This No Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies recipe might come in handy if you need cookies in the summertime and don’t want to bake.

Finally, and sadly, 10 Best Mr. Spock Quotes. I remember all of these.

Random Linkage

Honey on tap – New kind of beehive lets beekeepers harvest honey without disturbing the bees

Luxury dog house – OMG! You could feed a village in Africa for several years for the price of this thing.

Google truth – Hmmmm… I can see potential for both good and bad here but it looks like it’s mostly the anti-science crowd protesting against it. Maybe they should get their own search engine.

Cat Island – Cats outnumbering humans 6 to 1? Sounds like just about the right balance to me.

Space Internet – and I’ll bet we still will not be able to get unlimited high speed Internet where we live.

Edible Growth – 3-D printed snacks

Flashback Photobomber – Anti-paparazzi clothing

History’s Greatest Cat Ladies

16 Child and Teen Stars All Grown Up

42 Visions of the Future, from the 1950s!

Quotes From Here and There

So I threw caution to the winds, ill-blown as they were, and leaned over the counter until I was nearly nose-to-nose with Monkeywoman and discovered she hadn’t brushed her teeth since 1983 and mainly ate possum assholes for breakfast.here

…but by the 5th winter weather advisory, my creativity was on the couch watching Netflix.there

“I am dismayed at our seismic people about this issue and believe they couldn’t track a bunny through fresh snow!”here

But when talking to voters, the GOP really can’t afford to tone it down, because while monied elites tend to be secular, selling free-market pillage to the people getting robbed is not a very effective strategy.there

Meanwhile, in a computer graveyard somewhere, the plastic remains of abandoned broadband modem are slowly strangled by creeping ivy, their cases mottled with a lark and heron droppings. A newt passes by in the dark and chuckles to itself.here

I’m not sure that most people even see the sky at all, day to day.there

Random Linkage

British Pre-War Travel Posters – These are all lovely but, naturally, I want the two with the trains.

Can We Guess Your Level of Education? – One of those online quiz things. It told me I have a PhD. Probably anyone who’s ever read a book would get the same result so if you want an empty ego boost…

Crop Circle Towels

Suspended Path – Interesting and a little scary.

Thought Bubble – Just a cute picture

Traveling Without Moving – Beautiful and interesting photos from around the world

39 Reasons Why 2015 Won’t Suck – I haven’t clicked on any of the links yet. A few of them look interesting. As for not sucking… It already does. Right now I don’t care about any of the 39 things; I just want to see the sun again.

Superheros With Realistic Bodies

Quotes From Here and There

Overalls are life!here

…I continue to be kind of oddly convinced that it says something about America that a book and its resulting movie about a fetish that involves pain and torture and bondage and the like is a runaway hit and that very fetish is socially acceptable while people who dress up as fuzzy animals are somehow giant weirdos, but that’s not what I’m thinking about tonight.here

(Well, darn. That’s two from the same blog. I never do that but I can’t give up either one so I’ll just make both of them a “here”. Onward…)

…when it seems like every single other one of my town’s 15,000 residents are at the same store, and they’ve all run across their oldest and bestest friend, and they have to park their carts diagonally across the aisle while they talk… there (I really hate when people do that.)

But there’s something about driving an SUV through a foot of unplowed snow on a long driveway that approximates the feeling of remoteness. here

This was all rather depressing news to me because, until fairly recently, while listening to the music, I’d always pictured a snaggle-toothed Mother Ann Lee, Shaker supremo, striding around the hills in her bonnet exhorting the birds and bees to make chairs, not love; a mental image I found quite amusing.there

It’s really hard to exorcise the 1939 MGM film from your mind and to do something originalhere

It’s easy for those whose dreams have come true to say that anyone can achieve their heart’s desire, but for every one of them I suspect there are thousands who have not and will not make it, no matter how much they dream and how hard they work.there

Quotes From Here and There

There’s a lot to be said for “dumb” hardware.here

Let me assure you, I’m doing my best to refrain from using expletives.there (Warning: Turn down your speakers)

Contrary to what seems to be the orthodox futurological opinion, self-aware machine intelligence will not take over the world and destroy us all.here

It was then that I really began to appreciate that in order to understand change you really have to sit still.there

And More (lazy blogging) Links

UPDATE: I have to add this one: Best! Typo! Ever! (Seems a bit questionable though. The S and the Y are nowhere near each other on the keyboard.)

Old UK Photos

Paintings by Rob Gonsalves – One of my favorite artists. I have seen some of these before but more than half of them are new to me.

Reclaimed Mines – Useful things to do with abandoned mines.

Strange and cool things found while hiking

Photoshop Your Dreams

Random Linkage

Wondermark – Exceptionally well-drawn social commentary comics. I like this one. And this one.

Rotary Snow Plow – Scary/cool! And Train Fanatics is a pretty cool site.

Open Domesday – I was going include a link to this in my post yesterday but I forgot. It’s “the first free online copy of Domesday Book,” an 11th century census of England.

The Bayeaux Tapestry – Something else I meant to link to yesterday. Very interesting.

No Big Bang? – New origin-of-the-universe hypothesis. It will be interesting to see if this goes anywhere. The Big Bang has become such a firmly fixed idea.

InsectaAwesome kinetic lamps!

Millennium Falcon Quad-copter – Admit it; you want one.

13 Things – In particular, #2. I don’t want to live in Paris but if I did I would want that to be my home.

Icehenge – Beautiful!

If you’re squeamish about bugs you might want to skip this video but I hope you’ll watch it because it’s seriously awesome.

Quotes From Here and There

With the stroke of a pen they had repealed every law in Arkansas.here

…throughout history, cheese has proven to be the most stolen food item in the world.there

I would have thought it difficult to keep up, not to mention boring for your partner and confusing for your children. — here

Did you know the average eight pound cat in the prime of her life can exert 1700 PSI in the flexed extensions of her feet, each of which has 96 claws apparently sharpened daily to a fine-honed razor point? Science is so much fun.there

Random Linkage

Amber and Teal – I like limited color movies but it was more fun when it was a novelty, not every other movie you see.

Encyclopedia of Pasta – Actually, it’s a pasta chart showing what all those different shapes are called.

Rescued Film – Undeveloped rolls of film from WWII.

Frozen Lake in Siberia – Beautiful and amazing! (via)

Ned Hardy – a wide variety of photos, gifs, and videos; some cute, some beautiful, some funny, some weird

Outdoor Murals – Wow. Some of these are wonderful. Favorites: San Basilio, Sicily, ETAM Cru Psychedelic Wall Mural, and the two in Philadelphia.

Quotes From Here and There

An instant Doofus award to the criminal for what Massad Ayoob terms “A sudden and acute failure of the victim selection process.”here (BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!)

…it’s almost as if Bach didn’t so much create his music as present it, as found, from some primordial realm.”there

German slang for light bulb is “die Glühbirne,” or “the glow pear.”here

Always before in their nomadic life there had been a goal — a sanctuary of hollow tree, snug heart of bamboos — surely this terrible grind must end somehow.there

Quotes From Here and There

This clock may not be exactly “steampunk”, but it certainly tickles the dials-and-knobs delight!here (Oh my! I really do need to win Powerball.)

“A pedant or grammarian, I think, is the worst possible judge of literature—except the general public.”there

That flash of light is the first clue that the technology is too good to be true.here

Plagued by an apparently incurable case of idiot’s whimsy, yesterday I decided to perform all my household chores as though I were creating a work of art.there

Random Linkage

What Happens When You Stick Your Head Into a Particle Accelerator – Don’t try it.

Wonuts – Dear Internet, please stop showing me food. I’m trying to quit.

All That Is Interesting – A site that perfectly lives up to its name.

17 Aerial Photos

23 Solutions to “First World Problems” – a few good tips in there

The Rise of the Spider Goats – Longish article that I want to read later.

I may never eat another Cadbury Creme Egg after seeing this

ITFM – Funny and odd stuff. I like this. And this. (I’m pretty sure the gray building is in front.)

Quotes From Here and There

Well, maybe Mr Fashion Designer might have benefited from reading about how he treated the help, but then again, it’s my experience that a certain type of person never comes to realize when they are in the wrong.here

This is…ironic? Yes? The definition of irony has always eluded me, but I think that’s what we’ve got here.there

…and for one brief moment, I achieve a status in their eyes that is absolutely Gandalfian or Dumbledoresque.here

Once the skies had been thronged with gods.there

It dawned on me this morning that the most obvious difference here is between respecting practice rather than product. This doesn’t mean that product doesn’t matter, far from it, but by achieving the ends desired by using similar or identical means we offer a greater degree of respect for those who produced the products that we admire or are influenced by.here