This is just a test

This is just a test

So Getty Images(sorry the link goes to the German one – usability peeve – let me decide where I want to be, don’t do it for me, jerks) has done something pretty amazing. So if you go to their site, you can jump around through their photos and then, rather than having to license to use them on your blog or whatever, you can use it for free if you use their code. I’m just trying this out, but great…

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No, I won’t condemn anyone for putting ketchup on a hot dog. This is the land of the free. And if someone wants to put ketchup on a hot dog and actually eat the awful thing, that is their right …

… Sure, it would be disgusting and perverted, and they would be shaming themselves and their loved ones. But under our system of government, it is their right to be barbarians.

Mike Royko, Chicago Tribune, Nov. 21, 1995

(h/t Pleaves)

(Source: growingpangs)



17 #DangerousBlackKids you need to be very afraid of

The message was simple: These are just children, feared not for what they’ve done, but for what people are afraid they might do.

As a reminder of the potential within all young people, and of what they can accomplish when simply allowed to flourish, we’ve collected a sampling of black youth from around the globe who are making the world a better and brighter place. Most of these are drawn from The Root’s “Young Futurists 2014” and Forbes’ “30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa 2014.” May they serve not to divide youth into “good” and “bad” categories, but to celebrate what’s possible when they are merely allowed to live.

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In Front of Church

In Front of Church

andechsAfter a two-hour walk through forested hills we gathered around long tables at Andechser Monastery.

We drank large, dark beers. We ate wide, soft pretzels.

We ordered sauerkraut and potato salad.

We watched mustard-swaddled sausages swim by.

We admired lockers where regulars stored their mugs.

And then we went home.

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Gaining Ground, A Book Report

Gaining Ground, A Book Report

This is a picture that came up when I searched 'dirty old Wells Lamont chore gloves'.

I don’t know why a picture of Mia Farrow comes up when I search ‘dirty old Wells Lamont chore gloves’, but it does.

Winter was  tough on the farm. Most mornings Mom would struggle to rustle us from sleep. It would begin gently enough with a song and a gentle carress. Then it would move to a ‘Let’s go’ shout up the stairs, which would lead to the blanket snatch leaving a spastic boy flopping into…

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Honestea isn’t…So there’s this thing called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. For all collective purposes, it looks…View Post

Honestea isn’t…

So there’s this thing called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. For all collective purposes, it looks…

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  • Question: I'll give it a try! How did you stumble upon this?
  • Answer: I get a blog from them once and a while. I think I signed up for a free something or other and of course this is what it has turned into.
  • But that's OK it's mail and I always love mail what ever it might be.

It should be noted that Bill Callahan is amazing at what he does.

Via NPR.

forest in bavaria somewhere

forest in bavaria somewhere

Replace Unhappy Dementia with Sweet MemoriesReader be wary: Andy Rooney-esque diatribe ahead.
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Reader be wary: Andy Rooney-esque diatribe ahead.

I subscribe to the Confectionery News. It’s an…

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Pete Seeger singing (what should be) the National Anthem.  

You will be missed, the world never has enough good people, and every one that leaves is felt deep.