We finish each other's

Forevermore, I say "sandwiches".

Thanks +Doug Savage for the cartoon.

#savagechickens #frozen?
We finish each other’s…

Forevermore, I say “sandwiches”.

Thanks +Doug Savage for the cartoon.

#savagechickens #frozen

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THE FOG by Michelle Li

Fog moving through a town with the silent grace of a cat. I saw this as a t-shirt design on Threadless and, though it's not my type of shirt, I really liked the idea of fog as a feline creeping stealthily over all the buildings.

https://www.threadless.com/product/5837/The_Fog/style,design

#caturdayeveryday   #tshirtdesigns  ?
THE FOG by Michelle Li

Fog moving through a town with the silent grace of a cat. I saw this as a t-shirt design on Threadless and, though it’s not my type of shirt, I really liked the idea of fog as a feline creeping stealthily over all the buildings.

https://www.threadless.com/product/5837/The_Fog/style,design

#caturdayeveryday   #tshirtdesigns  

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Captain America + Muppets Mash-Up

Sam as Captain America FTW!!! I envision The Great Gonzo as The Winter Soldier. What do you think? Thoughts???

Once again, thanks to the mysterious +Michelle C for this post. You will only find her in the veiled back alleys of the 'plus where her name is only mentioned in hushed awed whispers and a meeting may only be procured with an offering of the finest exotic beer. Some say you will sooner see the Sasquatch in Times Square before you see a public post by Michelle. She is, however, the hidden jewel of the plus. If you value the most awesome geek (and beer) posts, then go forth and circle her now. It is worth the wait for her personal squad of homeland security to vet you. Do not mind the latex glove; Michelle just appreciates a non dusty profile. ;-)

Additionally, she says it's #muppetmonday  so there is that.

Also, she says it is +Kimberly Allen's birthday, another awesome bastion of true geek. :-) ?
Captain America + Muppets Mash-Up

Sam as Captain America FTW!!! I envision The Great Gonzo as The Winter Soldier. What do you think? Thoughts???

Once again, thanks to the mysterious +Michelle C for this post. You will only find her in the veiled back alleys of the ‘plus where her name is only mentioned in hushed awed whispers and a meeting may only be procured with an offering of the finest exotic beer. Some say you will sooner see the Sasquatch in Times Square before you see a public post by Michelle. She is, however, the hidden jewel of the plus. If you value the most awesome geek (and beer) posts, then go forth and circle her now. It is worth the wait for her personal squad of homeland security to vet you. Do not mind the latex glove; Michelle just appreciates a non dusty profile. ;-)

Additionally, she says it’s #muppetmonday  so there is that.

Also, she says it is +Kimberly Allen’s birthday, another awesome bastion of true geek. :-)

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Adulthood

If you are not following this rule, then you are not doing it right.

This post brought to you courtesy of +Michelle C who laughs when I have to open her images, save, and re-post. She's just like that. ;-)

She also says it's #muppetmonday  

Oh, and happy birthday to +Kimberly Allen who follows this rule. :-D ?
Adulthood

If you are not following this rule, then you are not doing it right.

This post brought to you courtesy of +Michelle C who laughs when I have to open her images, save, and re-post. She’s just like that. ;-)

She also says it’s #muppetmonday

Oh, and happy birthday to +Kimberly Allen who follows this rule. :-D

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Scrambled Egg "Dogs"

A little light on groceries, plus wanted to use up some hot dog buns before they got stale. So… scrambled eggs in a bun! The one on the left has jalapeño cherry salsa (courtesy of the wonderful +Adam Tyler and +Kelly Tyler) and the right is classic mustard and ketchup. Barbeque chips for the comfort food win. ;-)

#thingsinmybuns #foodporn?
Scrambled Egg “Dogs”

A little light on groceries, plus wanted to use up some hot dog buns before they got stale. So… scrambled eggs in a bun! The one on the left has jalapeño cherry salsa (courtesy of the wonderful +Adam Tyler and +Kelly Tyler) and the right is classic mustard and ketchup. Barbeque chips for the comfort food win. ;-)

#thingsinmybuns #foodporn

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Captain America + Game of Thrones Mash-Up

Winter (Soldier) is Coming! I would have made the "is" a bit bigger on this design, but I'm persnickety on details. Great work still by Mr H / Art Broken; HQ based in Bristol, England.

https://www.shirtpunch.com/designs/details/season-of-the-soldier

#captainamerica   #captainamericathewintersoldier   #gameofthrones   #winteriscoming   #tshirtdesigns   #mashup  ?
Captain America + Game of Thrones Mash-Up

Winter (Soldier) is Coming! I would have made the “is” a bit bigger on this design, but I’m persnickety on details. Great work still by Mr H / Art Broken; HQ based in Bristol, England.

https://www.shirtpunch.com/designs/details/season-of-the-soldier

#captainamerica   #captainamericathewintersoldier   #gameofthrones   #winteriscoming   #tshirtdesigns   #mashup  

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My Animated Aquarium

Thanks to #autoawesome  I have a few new animations to share with you of my aquarium. It's been set up in the new house for a couple months now and coming along nicely. The first month was pretty rough; I moved it from the apartment and all the water was pea green with micro algae blooms. Darkness and many water changes eventually conquered the problem. Over the weeks, daughter and I have slowly added fish to get where we are now. Only one fatality and two "trade in" fish for bullying.

I may have some of the counts wrong (I am going by memory) but here are the current occupants: 3 Platys, 1 Dalmatian Molly, 1 Dwarf Gourami, 7 Neon Tetras, 3 X-ray Tetras, 4 Rasbora Tetras, 2 Albino Cory Cats, 4 Red Eyed Tetras.

Darn hard to take a headcount in there. It's like The 5th Element, just with fish. ;-)

Also, thanks to the folks who posted on the last tank picture I put up. The advice was very helpful in getting me where I am now! I apologize for not remembering names or looking up the post before writing this!

#aquarium   #fish  ?

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Outrage to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Report on Torture

Right off, this is not my normal type of post. I tend to stay away from the overly political or religious posts. I like to live and let live. I respect other people's views and opinions. I value intelligent discourse, especially when talking about one's views, even if they do not match my own. Some topics, though, are difficult for me to just leave alone. Torture, and the involvement of my own countrymen in it, is one of those topics. The author of the attached article, who I readily admit I share many views with, quite eloquently sums up my opinions on this matter.

Torture is immoral, illegal and irreconcilable with this nation’s most cherished values. If defenders of the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” program disagree, they should come out and say so. Instead, they blow smoke.

That is the opening paragraph of "Here’s an emotional response to the torture report: I’m outraged",  Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene Robinson's column for Tuesday's Washington Post.

I think the report needs released in full to the public and let the chips fall where they may. It does not matter to me if the responsible parties are Democrat, Republican, or Martian; they should be prosecuted. The people who have stood in the way of information being released and parties being prosecuted should also be investigated and prosecuted. I am embarrassed to call any of these men and women my countrymen. Interacting on this social platform with friends who live in all parts of the world, I cringe that this has happened, and is happening still, in my own backyard.

I do not wish to debate the topic of torture or partisan politics on the matter. I think my views are apparent. Comments on this post are open, but please be respectful, both to the topic at hand and the views of others, or they will be removed. Please remember, statements like "Agree to disagree" are very acceptable and non-inflammatory. I am sharing this article because I think it deserves to be read and evaluated; I myself only came across it from a newsletter link or I may not have seen it.

#politics   #torture  +[USA] The Washington Post. ?

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Eugene Robinson: The Senate’s torture report merits an emotional response — outrage
An emotional response to the Senate’s torture report is warranted.

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Plussing for Two

Apparently +Jo Lane is plussing for two too! ;-)

#babybump #everythingisawesome?
Plussing for Two

Apparently +Jo Lane is plussing for two too! ;-)

#babybump #everythingisawesome

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Game of Thrones + Frozen

Love this "Winter is Coming" mash-up! Very subtle if you look quick.

https://www.teepublic.com/show/16143-frozen-winter

#gameofthrones   #winteriscoming   #frozenmovie   #olaf   #tshirtdesigns   #mashup  ?
Game of Thrones + Frozen

Love this “Winter is Coming” mash-up! Very subtle if you look quick.

https://www.teepublic.com/show/16143-frozen-winter

#gameofthrones   #winteriscoming   #frozenmovie   #olaf   #tshirtdesigns   #mashup  

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Captain America – The Winter Soldier (no spoilers)

Aside from contrivances that I am willing to write off in the name of pacing and keeping the movie to a watchable length without losing the audience in an extra hour's worth of details, I loved it. No spoilers, but the contrivances in question are:

(1) Wow, quite convenient [item] is located in [exact place where item is needed] at exactly the right time.
(2) Universal coincidence that [person] just happens to be [exactly the right person] with no setup beyond a one in a billion chance.
(3) Hollywood infatuation with timing to the n'th of a second.
(4) Plot always trumps physics. ;-)
(5) The notable lack of other superheros who you just might think in the real world would not be too busy to maybe lend a hand. Okay, maybe that is close to a spoiler, but you know by the cast which actors are in or not.

You can figure out what I am talking about after seeing the movie, because, ultimately you want to see this movie. As a long time fan of Captain America from the comic books (well before they got silly with them) I was more than willing to pause my brain for a few seconds as needed and fill in the needed excuses to wave away the contrivances and it did not ultimately diminish my enjoyment of the film!

The cast was excellent, I enjoyed the story more than I anticipated by far, and it was a very FUN ride. C'mon, Falcon! Yay! Black Widow?! Yay!!! Everyone did great. Stay after the credits. Then…. stay some more until the credits are COMPLETELY done. Two stingers. I also saw it in 3D and, though 2D would have been fine, I do not feel ripped off for paying the extra for the 3D this time – which, other than Avatar, I have not been a big fan of so far.

#moviereview   #captainamerica   #captainamericathewintersoldier   #captainamerica2   #hashtagsdrivemecrazy  ?
Captain America – The Winter Soldier (no spoilers)

Aside from contrivances that I am willing to write off in the name of pacing and keeping the movie to a watchable length without losing the audience in an extra hour’s worth of details, I loved it. No spoilers, but the contrivances in question are:

(1) Wow, quite convenient [item] is located in [exact place where item is needed] at exactly the right time.
(2) Universal coincidence that [person] just happens to be [exactly the right person] with no setup beyond a one in a billion chance.
(3) Hollywood infatuation with timing to the n’th of a second.
(4) Plot always trumps physics. ;-)
(5) The notable lack of other superheros who you just might think in the real world would not be too busy to maybe lend a hand. Okay, maybe that is close to a spoiler, but you know by the cast which actors are in or not.

You can figure out what I am talking about after seeing the movie, because, ultimately you want to see this movie. As a long time fan of Captain America from the comic books (well before they got silly with them) I was more than willing to pause my brain for a few seconds as needed and fill in the needed excuses to wave away the contrivances and it did not ultimately diminish my enjoyment of the film!

The cast was excellent, I enjoyed the story more than I anticipated by far, and it was a very FUN ride. C’mon, Falcon! Yay! Black Widow?! Yay!!! Everyone did great. Stay after the credits. Then…. stay some more until the credits are COMPLETELY done. Two stingers. I also saw it in 3D and, though 2D would have been fine, I do not feel ripped off for paying the extra for the 3D this time – which, other than Avatar, I have not been a big fan of so far.

#moviereview   #captainamerica   #captainamericathewintersoldier   #captainamerica2   #hashtagsdrivemecrazy  

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Postmodern Jukebox Official 2014 Tour Announcement

Love these guys! They reimagine songs in other genres and more often than not, I like their version better! Hoping that they tour in my area and I have some spending cash at the same time. :-)

From the YouTube announcement:
We're going on tour! Come visit the Postmodern Jukebox universe (preferably, while wearing your best vintage clothes)!

Confirmed shows (with more dates on the way):
June 3 – Cabaret Mile End; Montreal, QC
June 4 – Brighton Music Hall; Boston, MA
June 5 – Toad's Place; New Haven, CT
June 6 – The Met; Providence, RI
June 9 – Highline Ballroom; New York, NY
June 10 – The Hamilton; Washington, DC

http://www.facebook.com/postmodernjukebox
http://www.twitter.com/scottbradlee

Get your tix here:
http://tickets.turnupgroup.com/postmodernjukebox
http://www.postmodernjukebox.com ?

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Elsa from Frozen, 1920's and Present by Spiffy Chicken (Elsie)

Loved the movie Frozen and I love this fan art. The 1920's Flapper version of Elsa is very creative; I would not have thought to put her in that era. Please check out the artist's other works and show her some love! +Elsie L on the 'plus. She does commissions, folks! Get in line after me. ;-)

http://spiffychickenart.tumblr.com/
http://spiffychicken.deviantart.com/

#elsa   #frozen   #frozenmovie   #fanart   #deviantart  ?

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Which Dewey Decimal Category Are You?

Please tell me that you all remember the Dewey Decimal System! Click the link below to take a little quiz to find out where you live in the library. Me? I'm triple zero, baby. ;-)

http://content.easybib.com/which-dewey-decimal-category-are-you/#.UynCET9dUbX

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Which Dewey Decimal Category Are You?

Please tell me that you all remember the Dewey Decimal System! Click the link below to take a little quiz to find out where you live in the library. Me? I’m triple zero, baby. ;-)

http://content.easybib.com/which-dewey-decimal-category-are-you/#.UynCET9dUbX

Thanks to +Michelle C (who is also a triple zero) for the quiz!

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Book Man by Nick Georgiou

I stumbled across Nick's sculptures earlier today. They are both intriguing and a little haunting. The pages of the books and newspapers mimic brush strokes upon one look and remind me of an anatomy diagram of human muscles and tissue when I look again. Check him out and see what you think.

I would definitely have one of his works displayed in my library (or where I put my books, since I do not have an actual library). ;-)

From the artist:
My art is inspired by the death of the printed word. Books and newspapers are becoming artifacts of the 21st century. As a society we're shifting away from print consumption and heading straight towards full digital lives. My sculptures are products of their environment —both literally and figuratively.

http://myhumancomputer.tumblr.com/
http://myhumancomputer.blogspot.com/?

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Superman with a GoPro

Pretty cool video of Superman with a helmet cam doing his thing! ;-)

#gopro   #superman  ?

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If Male Superhero Costumes Were Designed Like Female Superhero Costumes

This young lady does a great send-up of how the industry treats male vs. female superhero costumes. :-)

From the link:
Aaaaa I dunno. I got tired of guys having no idea why girls find female superhero’s costumes kinda sexist, so I, um, made this?

My main goals were: 1) Make it so the first thing you think of when you look at them is sex, whether you want to or not. 2) make it so that any male human who looks at this feels really uncomfortable. 3) make it funny, because, well, it’s kinda hilarious really.

http://fernacular.tumblr.com/post/17814450235/welcome-to-if-male-superhero-costumes-were?

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People in Florida are like

Texting with +Kari Tedrick. Seriously. Look at that smirk.?
People in Florida are like…

Texting with +Kari Tedrick. Seriously. Look at that smirk.

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Tin Foil Selfies

Well… I posted a pic on Friday morning playing with foil. It was more a silly shield against the universe, though, and not a hat. However, +Halfdan Reschat took it to another level with a marvelous tin foil helmet. From there others joined, especially at the behest of the inimitable mischief and shenanigan maker +Mz Maau.

Brother +Keith Cramer and I got in on the action tonight. I decided to do a foil weave and a cross between a cowboy hat and beach bum chapeau. Also included in the album are the extra pics I had from the first tin foil pic I posted Friday.

Brother Keith's classic top hat with monocle: http://goo.gl/sVmOIP

Halfdan's posts: http://goo.gl/L8KrXAhttp://goo.gl/W0s48yhttp://goo.gl/L8Tbn4

My original post: http://goo.gl/cqk1u5

#tinfoilhatselfies   #tinfoilhats  ?

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Some days

Some days you just shouldn't take chances.

For +Rhonda Britton.?

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