Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 09:52 pm

Stars out of hiding.

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 02:59 pm
Reading through a compilation of 1950s Pogo. Depressing, how much of it is still topical . . .
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 01:27 pm
Rejecting allies because they don't fit a narrow template . . .
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 09:54 am

Mowed the buttercups again, before the heat gets any worse. 76 F now, little wind, July sun.

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 06:55 am
K. Tempest Bradford tries to find a modus vivendi with Facebook.
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 06:23 am
Crockett Johnson, the cartoonist who did the Barnaby comics and Harold and the Purple Crayon, also created mathematical paintings.

Thanx to Metafilter
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Friday, July 21st, 2017 02:41 pm

Cellar hole down the street has acquired backfill and loam, with hay mulch to control erosion and keep the pigeons out of the birdseed.

Friday, July 21st, 2017 09:35 am

Random quote of the day:

“A writer must never speak of his doubts regarding his creation. It would be too easy to answer him: “Who is forcing you to create? If it is such constant anguish, why do you endure it?” Doubts are the most intimate thing about us. Never speak of one’s doubts, whatever they may be.”

—Albert Camus, Notebooks 1942-1951, tr. Justin O’Brien

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Friday, July 21st, 2017 12:22 pm

Friday still hasn’t seen the new Spider-Man movie 🙁

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

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Friday, July 21st, 2017 11:00 am

Great blue heron preening on the grass near the cemetery pond. I deduce it had already speared breakfast. Same bird (?) in the water weeds hunting when I came back, plus a possible second in the far part of the pond.

One squashed and leaky raccoon about four miles into my ride, looked like a second-year critter. That's near a cafe, and I suspect the lure of a ripe dumpster was involved.

Not totally lethal out there, yet (82 F now), so I got out on the bike. Did not die.

15.25 miles, 1:13:12

Friday, July 21st, 2017 08:10 am
People running around the internet, blithering about names I've never heard before . . .
Friday, July 21st, 2017 07:59 am

Air temperature 72 F, west wind about 7 mph, clear/hazy. Need to get out on the bike before it gets worse.

Friday, July 21st, 2017 07:24 am
The Middle East really brings out the worst in us. The Chicago Dyke March refused to let people march under the traditional symbol of Judaism because it has Zio* cooties, and now Congress (including some people who should know better) is trying to take First Amendment rights away from Israel boycotters.
*If you hate something enough, you don’t have to say the whole word: Zio, Antifa

Thanx to Charles P. Pierce.
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Thursday, July 20th, 2017 04:13 pm
The internet is full of assholes.
Thursday, July 20th, 2017 02:33 pm
J. Beauregard Sessions sez, “Don’t let them immanentize the eschaton.”

ETA: And Clarence Thomas understands civil forfeiture better than he does.
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Thursday, July 20th, 2017 10:28 am

Random quote of the day:

“In almost everyone’s childhood there is some magical spot; some nexus where the everyday world touches another universe.”

—Robert J. Howe, Introduction, Coney Island Wonder Stories

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 09:48 am
Wretched hive of scum and villainy . . . .
Thursday, July 20th, 2017 07:52 am

Air temperature 65 F and dew point 64, calm, scattered clouds and patchy fog. Newspaper walk achieved.