Simply outstanding work from Turkish artist Yilmaz Askan. You can contact him via his Facebook page.
The dust that once buried me, dulled my vision,
now sparkles like so much glitter in the shards of light.
Let’s not let fear change our nation’s great tradition and direction again.
Some things you just can’t wash off.
I had the good fortune to meet Scott’s widow Tammi eight years after his death. Even at that huge distance of time I could feel what a good man he must have been. I wish I could have met him but I’m grateful that his legacy has come to me to preserve and protect. It’s an honor to be associated with the Hofferber family. Rest in peace Scott, you are fondly remembered and greatly missed.
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Two poems from my pal Deb “DJ” Johnson
The following is from Petapixel and is the text of a reference on photographers rights. You can make a photograph of anything and anyone on any public property, except where a specific law prohibits it. i.e. streets, sidewalks, town squares, parks, government buildings open to the public, and public libraries. You may shoot on private
Lovely ode to element 6!
Wonderful moment near the very end when the woman opens her eyes. Stunning since they were closed the entire video. Gorgeous, clever and engrossing stop motion. Hat tip to Bifurcated Rivets
Death Star Watermelon
Hilarious and spot-on attack ad parody. Rover will be banging his head on the desk, wishing these guys worked for him. The ad’s production quality is superb.
DOCUMERICA Project by the Environmental Protection Agency From the National Archives. Outstanding collection. GO SEE.
While our president is involved in dealing with the many emergencies in which our nation is now foundering, he fails to see the most urgent one.
Harmony Captivating little HTML5 drawing app by Ricardo Cabello. Works swell on the iPhone too. (Via Federico Viticci.) ★ [Daring Fireball]
Special south-to-north-of-the-border America to Canada hat tip to Doug’s Dynamic Drivel for Fart Facts Read about the dreaded ‘mud butt’
One lesson I learned growing up while watching Pop Mannion at work as our town supervisor is that a lot of people cannot make the connection between the taxes they hate to pay and the services they expect their town, state, and federal governments to provide.
From Say It Ain’t So Already: Here’s a nifty interactive graph showing how the money’s allocated.
James Winkler thinks the idea ‘money = free speech’ is a bad idea. I very much agree.
If you haven’t seen this you should. It’s hilarious. He’s a musical satirist and he’s coming to CO on Aug 21st – he’ll be at the Aspen Meadows House Concerts in Nederland. Eric Schwartz’ website
Great web app to make your own absurd signs – help lampoon the Westboro loons! Absurd Sign Generator at ‘GodHatesSigns.com
Killer funny animation. Long, too. Hat tip to Bifurcated Rivets.
Sam Javanrouh still has it. Incredible photography and LOTS of it.
Glen Greenwald on Alito. I was going to write, this will do nicely.
The Word from Winkler – News and Views from the United Methodist Board of Church and Society. – Word from Winkler Withholding food By Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals.
Screamingly funny twist on Casey at the Bat. From the comments at Wired.com’s live coverage of the Apple event “Jobs at the Bat” by Daren Gray (as largely thefted from Ernest Lawrence Thayer) . The Outlook wasn’t brilliant for the older tech that day: The score stood ten to one against, with but one inning
From Andy Wright via Laughing Squid. TOO FUNNY
Russian spammers with nothing else to do…
People living in flood-runoff tunnels… how much worse does it have to get… Hat tip to Say it ain’t so already
Astoundingly beautiful! Hat tip to Say it ain’t so already!
Great post at the Agonist – go read.
Of course someone got their panties in a wad about this mural. It’s still 1920 in Colorado and will continue to be until the last of the stoneheads die off.
It passed today. I just watched the final vote in the Senate. Thank God. That’s the best Christmas present I’ve ever gotten.
This speech was incredibly moving to me when I first read it while posting it at the CU Alumni Association’s website. I was doing a year-end review of content and felt moved again to read it through… and was just as impressed as the first time. I encourage you to read the entire piece, it’s
It’s real. Here’s the arguments for and against well-presented. Hat tip to Daring Fireball! (spiffy Christmas-tree logo!)
Democratic Senator: GOP on Desperate Mission of Propaganda, Obstruction and Fear By Sheldon Whitehouse, AlterNet. Posted December 21, 2009. In his Senate floor speech on the health-care bill, the Rhode Island senator accused the GOP of fomenting the kind of paranoia that led to Kristallnacht and lynchings. EDITOR’S NOTE: This floor speech was delivered by
Click to view larger image. Bottom line – the GOP runs up the debt every time they’re in charge. The ‘tax and spend’ label = vicious lie to cover their own asses. Vote them out and KEEP THEM OUT.
Dr Peter Watts, Canadian science fiction writer, beaten and arrested at US border. He was pepper-sprayed and beaten and is now being held for assaulting a federal officer. Donate to his defense fund.
by Van Morrisson Oh the mud splattered victims Have to pay out all along the ancient highway Torn between half truth and victimisation Fighting back with counter attacks It’s when that rough god goes riding When the rough god goes gliding And then rough god goes riding Riding on in I was flabbergasted by the
Stolen wholeheartedly directly from Malcha’s Sound Visions: If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, You may live in Canada . If someone in a Home Depot store Offers you assistance and they don’t work there, You may live in Canada . If you’ve worn shorts and a parka at the same
My dear friend DJ Cline was at the airport to greet me. Laughter ensued. My heart soars to be in this man’s presence. A quick trip to Target for toiletries became a comedy of social observations. His joie de vie is infectious and Gods how I needed infecting.
My dear friend Mary Pitt sent me this poem she wrote for her beloved husband. He too, has departed and this poem now has special meaning for me as well. Thank you Mumzee. Yet a While Walk with me yet a while, dear heart, The road is dark ahead I need
by Mary Pitt One may hear much speculation as to the future of the Republican Party as that once-august group find their following at a historic low and they have to turn for leadership to radio commentators and historic losers from their past. The most-asked questions in the television fora is, “Where is the future
From Sheila Stuff: I have learned over the past decade if I want to know what’s really going on in the United States, I have to cruise through the foreign media to see what’s creating a furor or causing a stink. So, while searching for the status of Spain’s on-again, off-again criminal proceedings against six
Some women stay at home and have kids. Some start businesses. My pal Karen Smith goes and has adventures. She’s my hero. Go read about her adventures at http://karensgreatadventure.blogspot.com/
Excellent interview with N. Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan So, another treasured wingnut myth goes down in flames. Not only did eight Senators see this coming, but they tried to stop it – and got steamrolled by the GOP-dominated Congress. There’s a culture, and the culture is that “Wall Street knows best.” You know, there were