1. 07:02 8th Jun 2013

    Notes: 154

    Reblogged from inothernews

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    inothernews:

A police officer leads a group of students out of harm’s way at Santa Monica College following a shooting on campus; the students had been on a school field trip to the College’s planetarium.  (Photo: Reed Saxon / AP via the New York Daily News)

    inothernews:

    A police officer leads a group of students out of harm’s way at Santa Monica College following a shooting on campus; the students had been on a school field trip to the College’s planetarium.  (Photo: Reed Saxon / AP via the New York Daily News)

     
  2. 18:22 11th May 2013

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    Reblogged from shortformblog

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    shortformblog:

think-progress:

4259 days after Sept. 11, One World Trade Center now stands at full height of 1776 feet.
Photo credit

A truly striking photograph of One World Trade Center, which as we mentioned yesterday was topped with a spire to raise the structure to its full height — 1776 feet. 

    shortformblog:

    think-progress:

    4259 days after Sept. 11, One World Trade Center now stands at full height of 1776 feet.

    Photo credit

    A truly striking photograph of One World Trade Center, which as we mentioned yesterday was topped with a spire to raise the structure to its full height — 1776 feet. 

     
  3. 18:26 2nd Mar 2013

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    murdochhere:

“Murdoch here.”  Typical Wednesday afternoon in the office. I have a backlog of things to get through with Rupert and the rest of the world keeps calling.
Feb. 27, 2013

    murdochhere:

    “Murdoch here.”  Typical Wednesday afternoon in the office. I have a backlog of things to get through with Rupert and the rest of the world keeps calling.

    Feb. 27, 2013

     
  4. 07:30 28th Nov 2012

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    inothernews:

From the Orlando Sentinel:

A Brevard County man remained in jail late Tuesday, accused of shooting a teenager dead in an argument over loud music.
Michael David Dunn, 45, and his girlfriend were in Jacksonville Friday for Dunn’s son’s wedding when they stopped at a convenience store, Jacksonville sheriff’s Lt. Rob Schoonover said.
Jordan Russell Davis, 17, and several other teenagers were sitting in a sport utility vehicle in the parking lot when Dunn pulled up next to them in a car and asked them to turn down their music, Schoonover said.
Jordan and Dunn exchanged words, and Dunn pulled a gun and shot eight or nine times, striking Jordan twice, Schoonover said. Jordan was sitting in the back seat. No one else was hurt.
Dunn’s attorney Monday said her client acted responsibly and in self-defense. She did not elaborate.
Dunn’s girlfriend and the driver of Jordan’s vehicle were in Gate Food Post, 8251 Southside Blvd., when the shooting happened. Dunn and his girlfriend took off afterward, and witnesses jotted down their tag number, deputies said.
They were staying in a Jacksonville hotel when they heard a news report Saturday morning indicating someone had died in the shooting, deputies said. They then returned to Brevard.

Young, black, and playing music too loud?  
You die.  Florida-style.
Fuck.

    inothernews:

    From the Orlando Sentinel:

    Brevard County man remained in jail late Tuesday, accused of shooting a teenager dead in an argument over loud music.

    Michael David Dunn, 45, and his girlfriend were in Jacksonville Friday for Dunn’s son’s wedding when they stopped at a convenience store, Jacksonville sheriff’s Lt. Rob Schoonover said.

    Jordan Russell Davis, 17, and several other teenagers were sitting in a sport utility vehicle in the parking lot when Dunn pulled up next to them in a car and asked them to turn down their music, Schoonover said.

    Jordan and Dunn exchanged words, and Dunn pulled a gun and shot eight or nine times, striking Jordan twice, Schoonover said. Jordan was sitting in the back seat. No one else was hurt.

    Dunn’s attorney Monday said her client acted responsibly and in self-defense. She did not elaborate.

    Dunn’s girlfriend and the driver of Jordan’s vehicle were in Gate Food Post, 8251 Southside Blvd., when the shooting happened. Dunn and his girlfriend took off afterward, and witnesses jotted down their tag number, deputies said.

    They were staying in a Jacksonville hotel when they heard a news report Saturday morning indicating someone had died in the shooting, deputies said. They then returned to Brevard.

    Young, black, and playing music too loud?  

    You die.  Florida-style.

    Fuck.

     
  5. songzinmyhead:

    Jason Collett - Rave On Sad Songs

    "Happiness is for amateurs" - in my head since seeing Sarah Polley’s tender and pretty fantastic Take This Waltz

     
  6. 19:34 23rd Aug 2012

    Notes: 40

    Reblogged from gastropost

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    Breakfast tomorrow anyone?
Homemade mini Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream-cheese icing, stacked high on a stick, finished with Canadian maple syrup.
Mmmm mmmm!…

    Breakfast tomorrow anyone?

    Homemade mini Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream-cheese icing, stacked high on a stick, finished with Canadian maple syrup.

    Mmmm mmmm!…

     
  7. 18:54

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    Reblogged from hiddenlex

    Tags: DinosaurEnglandBirminghamodd

    samaralex:

    In 1938, Birmingham, England built three large dinosaur costumes.  For some reason.

    (See also: Dinosoaur Crossing, BatDino)

    The mystery of Nessie. Solved.

     
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    newsweek:

democratsaresexier:

goodnitecomputer:

let’s talk about this for a second

…

C’mon, America.

    newsweek:

    democratsaresexier:

    goodnitecomputer:

    let’s talk about this for a second

    C’mon, America.

    (Source: aisatsana-102)

     
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    vintageanchor:

“I tried unsuccessfully to struggle, to cry out. But the people were so remote, the pain so immediate.”—Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
(art by Jack Fowler)

The orator becomes a writer - not connected to the 2012 ‘project’ but a fantastic image…

    vintageanchor:

    “I tried unsuccessfully to struggle, to cry out. But the people were so remote, the pain so immediate.”

    —Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

    (art by Jack Fowler)

    The orator becomes a writer - not connected to the 2012 ‘project’ but a fantastic image…

     
  10. vintageanchor:

“What we, or at any rate what I, refer to confidently as memory—meaning a moment, a scene, a fact that has been subjected to a fixative and thereby rescued from oblivion—is really a form of storytelling that goes on continually in the mind and often changes with the telling. Too many conflicting emotional interests are involved for life ever to be wholly acceptable, and possibly it is the work of the storyteller to rearrange things so that they conform to this end. In any case, in talking about the past we lie with every breath we take.”― William Maxwell

Memory as a kind of narrative/storytelling, yes…but making life acceptable? Definitely resonates as I read McEwan’s Enduring Love - will elaborate soon. (And great photo!…)

    vintageanchor:

    “What we, or at any rate what I, refer to confidently as memory—meaning a moment, a scene, a fact that has been subjected to a fixative and thereby rescued from oblivion—is really a form of storytelling that goes on continually in the mind and often changes with the telling. Too many conflicting emotional interests are involved for life ever to be wholly acceptable, and possibly it is the work of the storyteller to rearrange things so that they conform to this end. In any case, in talking about the past we lie with every breath we take.”
    ― William Maxwell

    Memory as a kind of narrative/storytelling, yes…but making life acceptable? Definitely resonates as I read McEwan’s Enduring Love - will elaborate soon. (And great photo!…)