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wilwheaton: Found a picture of Scalia writing his dissents.

Teri Solow - Mon, 2015-06-29 04:25


Found a picture of Scalia writing his dissents.

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references to the previous movies in Mad Max: Fury Road

Teri Solow - Mon, 2015-06-29 01:51

Max attempts to shoot a shotgun only to find that the shells are duds

is Scrooloose a stray War Boy? who knows

people being strapped to the front of a car

Roop and Charlie vs Slit and Nux arguing over who's going to drive

a GIVE WAY sign is shot in the first movie, a Polecat uses such sign as a shield

Max and Toast the Knowing playing a small music box

the Interceptor goes rolling

references to the previous movies in Mad Max: Fury Road

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Chollas in bloom, and other early summer treats

Akkana Peck - Mon, 2015-06-29 01:38

[Bee in cholla blossom] We have three or four cholla cacti on our property. Impressive, pretty cacti, but we were disappointed last year that they never bloomed. They looked like they were forming buds ... and then one day the buds were gone. We thought maybe some animal ate them before the flowers had a chance to open.

Not this year! All of our chollas have gone crazy, with the early rain followed by hot weather. Last week we thought they were spectacular, but they just kept getting better and better. In the heat of the day, it's a bee party: they're aswarm with at least three species of bees and wasps (I don't know enough about bees to identify them, but I can tell they're different from one another) plus some tiny gnat-like insects.

I wrote a few weeks ago about the piñons bursting with cones. What I didn't realize was that these little red-brown cones are all the male, pollen-bearing cones. The ones that bear the seeds, apparently, are the larger bright green cones, and we don't have many of those. But maybe they're just small now, and there will be more later. Keeping fingers crossed. The tall spikes of new growth are called "candles" and there are lots of those, so I guess the trees are happy.

[Desert willow in bloom] Other plants besides cacti are blooming. Last fall we planted a desert willow from a local native plant nursery. The desert willow isn't actually native to White Rock -- we're around the upper end of its elevation range -- but we missed the Mojave desert willow we'd planted back in San Jose, and wanted to try one of the Southwest varieties here. Apparently they're all the same species, Chilopsis linearis.

But we didn't expect the flowers to be so showy! A couple of blossoms just opened today for the first time, and they're as beautiful as any of the cultivated flowers in the garden. I think that means our willow is a 'Rio Salado' type.

Not all the growing plants are good. We've been keeping ourselves busy pulling up tumbleweed (Russian thistle) and stickseed while they're young, trying to prevent them from seeding. But more on that in a separate post.

As I write this, a bluebird is performing short aerobatic flights outside the window. Curiously, it's usually the female doing the showy flying; there's a male out there too, balancing himself on a piñon candle, but he doesn't seem to feel the need to show off. Is the female catching flies, showing off for the male, or just enjoying herself? I don't know, but I'm happy to have bluebirds around. Still no definite sign of whether anyone's nesting in our bluebird box. We have ash-throated flycatchers paired up nearby too, and I'm told they use bluebird boxes more than the bluebirds do. They're both beautiful birds, and welcome here.

Image gallery: Chollas in bloom (and other early summer flowers.

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sunbakerey: comic book guy / akira #bartkira mashup commission...

Teri Solow - Sun, 2015-06-28 23:17


comic book guy / akira #bartkira mashup commission from my Patreon

*also: my Patreon has some new subscribing tiers, including custom art & ways to get physical copies of my comics– check it ouuut

Yo, if you like this, you should also check out Bartkira

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decadot: Ghost Chaser Densei – Super Famicom – Banpresto (1994)

Teri Solow - Sun, 2015-06-28 20:58


Ghost Chaser Densei – Super Famicom – Banpresto (1994)

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Teri Solow - Sun, 2015-06-28 20:43

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Teri Solow - Sun, 2015-06-28 18:09

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Teri Solow - Sun, 2015-06-28 04:25

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Kylie Willison - Sun, 2015-06-28 00:49

I’ve been having fun working on a number of projects lately.  Family history research, designing two websites, making an e-textiles wall hanging and learning to draft a pattern for a skirt for myself and making the skirt too.

This is the website I’ve designed for Deja Vu Beach Cafe, my cousin’s new cafe which opened yesterday in Christies Beach, South Australia.  I will also be making her restaurant website too, The Vault Food and Wine, that’s this week’s job.

A couple of months ago I was asked to research a piano which I thought sounded like an interesting thing to do and it was.  The family wanted to know if their ancestors had brought it with them from England to Australia as that was the story which was passed down.


Ernest Gabler was a well known piano manufacturer in New York so there is a lot of information available about him and his brother who was also a piano manufacturer.  From the serial number on the piano’s frame I was able to find out that the piano was manufactured in 1882.  The family in question came to South Australia from England in 1884.  Gabler pianos were being exported to England and also to Australia and South Australia in particular at this time.

Unfortunately I was unable to determine whether the family brought the piano with them to South Australia on the S.S. Port Jackson or purchased it in South Australia as there is no remaining ship’s manifest listing the ship’s cargo that I could find.

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Teri Solow - Sat, 2015-06-27 23:17

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mirkokosmos: Lamborghini Aventador Roadster Galaxy

Teri Solow - Sat, 2015-06-27 20:43


Lamborghini Aventador Roadster Galaxy

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Teri Solow - Sat, 2015-06-27 18:08

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Has anyone seen Jurassic World and noticed how goddamn darker Chris Pratt is?

Teri Solow - Sat, 2015-06-27 15:34




He went from this


to this


and this


Like if you want men of color as your action stars IDK MAYBE HIRE MEN OF COLOR? BUT STOP WITH THE BROWNFACE.



Oh my God.. This is why tumblr had such a bad rep …

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ethertune: intersection (By jianyuan)

Teri Solow - Sat, 2015-06-27 04:25


intersection (By jianyuan)

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Teri Solow - Sat, 2015-06-27 01:51

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Teri Solow - Fri, 2015-06-26 23:17

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oh man, you would fall off that bed and DIE! jeez. shit is crazy.

Teri Solow - Fri, 2015-06-26 21:15

Hey, what’s life without a little risk?

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