July 21, 2014
Telling the Police to F*** Off: Risky First Amendment Business

"Fuck the fucking cops they ant shit but fucking racist basturds."

Regardless of whether those “basturds” are inglorious or otherwise, who among us hasn’t wanted, at one time or another, to utter similar stinging sentiments, perhaps in a hasty fit of rage or simply after getting pulled over in a speed trap? Even putative American princess and erstwhile sweetheart Reese Witherspoon has told off the police, rendering her illegally blonde.

Although perhaps not artfully or eloquently phrased, Thomas G. Smith certainly harbored strong sentiments about the cops in Village of Arena, Wis., when he posted the above-quoted caustic comments on the local police department’s Facebook page about two years ago. For those vituperations, he was…. Read On

July 21, 2014
Pina Colada Cupcakes Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 793youtube.com

Pina Colada Cupcakes

Pina Colada Cupcakes Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 793
youtube.com

Pina Colada Cupcakes

July 21, 2014
Artichoke Spinach Dip | Brown Eyed Baker at http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2010/08/26/artichoke-spinach-dip/

Artichoke Spinach Dip | Brown Eyed Baker at http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2010/08/26/artichoke-spinach-dip/

July 21, 2014
Early morning double header
Pieter Gravett, 500px.com

Beautiful picture. 🙌

Early morning double header
Pieter Gravett, 500px.com

Beautiful picture. 🙌

July 21, 2014
Distant Lands
Michael Goh, 500px.com

Distant Lands
Michael Goh, 500px.com

July 21, 2014
An old switchboard sits unused in an abandoned hotel in Bodie, California. -
Communication Breakdown 2
Raymond Jabola, 500px.com

An old switchboard sits unused in an abandoned hotel in Bodie, California. -

Communication Breakdown 2
Raymond Jabola, 500px.com

July 21, 2014
Abandoned Library in Detroit by Brandon Davis at https://flickr.com/photos/bpdphotography/

Abandoned Library in Detroit by Brandon Davis at https://flickr.com/photos/bpdphotography/

July 21, 2014
zodiaccity:

Zodiac Libra….Who are they?

zodiaccity:

Zodiac Libra….Who are they?

July 20, 2014
No Agenda Episode 636 - "Appification Generation" With Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak               

No Agenda Show http://www.noagendashow.com/

July 20, 2014

archiemcphee:

Off all the awesomely painstaking artwork we’ve shared over the years, these jars, created in the mid-later 19th century, probably required the most extraordinary amount of patience to create. Look closely, although the style may feel dated, these jars contain nothing but grains of colored sand, grains that were arranged to create amazingly precise and detailed designs, text and images.

They were created by Andrew Clemens (1857-1894), an Iowan artist who first began experimenting with sand art when he was 13 years old. He collected the colorful sands from the Pictured Rocks area.

"He fashioned special tools made from pieces of hickory and fish hooks that he used to arrange the sand in intricate designs. Clemens did not use glue in his artwork, relying on the pressure of the tightly packed surrounding grains to keep his artworks intact. Once an artwork was complete, Clemens would back the jar tightly and seal it. 

Clemens had a remarkable ability to break down images and render it grain by grain with each piece of sand akin to a pixel of a digital image. He is thought to have produced hundreds of bottles during his lifetime but few survive today.”

Click here and here to view additional examples of Clemens’ extraordinary jars of sand art.

[via Twisted Sifter]

Wow! A great display of patience to be able to do this.

July 20, 2014

erikkwakkel:

Smart page with string

These pages from a late-16th-century scientific manuscript share a most unusual feature: they contain a string that runs through a pierced hole. Dozens of them are found in this book. The pages contain diagrams that accompany astronomical tracts. They show such things as the working of the astrolabe (Pic 1), the position of the stars (Pic 4), and the movement of the sun (Pic 6). The book was written and copied by the cartographer Jean du Temps of Blois (born 1555), about whom little appears to be known. The book contains a number of volvelles or wheel charts: revolving disks that the reader would turn to execute calculations. The strings seen in these images are another example of the “hands-on” kind of reading the book facilitates. Pulling the string tight and moving it from left to right, or all the way around, would connect different bits of data, like a modern computer: the string drew a temporary line between two or more values, highlighting their relationship. The tiny addition made the physical page as smart as its contents.

Pics: London, British Library, Harley MS 3263: more on this book here; and full digital reproduction here.

(via uispeccoll)

July 20, 2014

pbs-food:

No-Knead Bread Recipe | PBS Food

July 20, 2014
pbs-food:

Where did ice cream come from? Did you know it has biblical origins?
Learn more about the History of Ice Cream from PBS Food

pbs-food:

Where did ice cream come from? Did you know it has biblical origins?

Learn more about the History of Ice Cream from PBS Food

July 20, 2014
uispeccoll:

iowacitypast:

Students in Mechanical Engineering shop, The University of Iowa, 1920s
Photographer: Frederick W. Kent
Source: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ictcs/id/9245

Thanks for posting this!  I had it on my mind from your post so I chose this photo for an exercise to analyze historic images for a visiting class of high school debate camp students. They were a bit suspicious that maybe it was shot as a promotional image. 

uispeccoll:

iowacitypast:

Students in Mechanical Engineering shop, The University of Iowa, 1920s

Photographer: Frederick W. Kent

Source: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ictcs/id/9245

Thanks for posting this!  I had it on my mind from your post so I chose this photo for an exercise to analyze historic images for a visiting class of high school debate camp students. They were a bit suspicious that maybe it was shot as a promotional image. 

July 19, 2014
Great white shark choked by sea lion

The four-metre (13-foot) white pointer was filmed thrashing around just off Coronation Beach, 430 kilometres (270 miles) north of Perth, and was later found on the sand.

The Western Australia Department of Fisheries said it had no visible signs of injury or disease, but had a large sea lion lodged in its throat.

"This could explain why the shark was exhibiting such unusual behaviour in shallow waters off Coronation Beach," said research scientist Rory McAuley in a statement.

"It is possible that the shark was trying to dislodge the blockage.

"Such a large object may have damaged the shark’s internal organs or impeded water flow into his gills, contributing to his death," he added.

"Alternatively, the shark may have accidentally become stranded in his attempts to get rid of the obstruction."

Brad Tapper filmed the shark as it struggled in shallow waters and posted the clip on YouTube.

http://news.msn.com/offbeat/great-white-shark-choked-by-sea-lion

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