Aug 23, 2014
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rkherman:

Dandelions are the enemy in the war for the pristine green lawn. However, they are incredibly beneficial to many insects and pollinators, and there are a variety of ways to cook and eat them.

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Sources:

Ode To The Dandelion

http://druidgarden.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/ode-to-the-dandelion/

Taraxacum

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taraxacum

Taraxacum officinale

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taraxacum_officinale

University of Maryland Medical Center - Dandelion

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/dandelion

National Gardening Association - Fall Garden Cover Crops

http://www.garden.org/ediblelandscaping/?page=september_cover

(via scientificillustration)

Aug 22, 2014
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Amorphous and without limits, the concept of a long war could not be scientifically planned for as could the orthodox, predictable and simple solution of decisive battle and a short war. … One constant among the elements of 1914— as of any era— was the disposition of everyone on all sides not to prepare for the harder alternative, not to act on what they suspected to be true.

Barbara Tuchman, The Guns of August

Aug 22, 2014
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shotfromguns:

Attn liquorandptsdvarietyshow

Gong Hyo Jin as Gu Ae Jung in Greatest Love, 2011

(Source: daehyus)

Aug 14, 2014
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15 — An illustrated journey to the island Surtsey

illustrationandresearch:

As part of the exhibition Terra Incognita in cc De Zwaneberg (March 2014) in Heist-op-den-Berg, Shanna Coppens, Korneel Detailleur and myself approached illustration as a means to investigate and document. We looked at the world through the eyes of a scientist and…

I first learned about Surtsey in 2nd grade & it blew my mind.

I mean, I already knew that borders could change (maps with the USSR & Yugoslavia were features of my early education) but a whole ISLAND? Just APPEARING, where before there was only ocean? Wow.

Aug 13, 2014
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Lorde - Everybody Wants To Rule The World

lordenation:

Lorde - ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ (Full Song)

"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" x "In the Air Tonight" x Lorde

(via turmericandthyme)

Aug 9, 2014
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dig-image:

ザ・ライオンズのポスター(1968)

Oh wow, oh yeah

dig-image:

ザ・ライオンズのポスター(1968)

Oh wow, oh yeah

(via 50watts)

Aug 8, 2014
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When you are an affluent-seeming white man and you ask for things that don’t belong to you, sometimes you’re not really asking. It’s sort like Bill Clinton asking Monica Lewinsky to have sex with him. There’s a context behind the asking.

When you ask a serviceperson for something that doesn’t belong to you, there is often a subtext of, “If I complain to your manager, you know your manager is going to listen to me. Just look at me, and look at you.”

And sometimes, of course, this is not the case at all, and you’re just being a garden-variety annoying customer. Or a bully.

If you seem to be “getting everything you want,” you should probably examine whether you’re getting it at someone’s expense, or whether you’re just constantly, in small ways, making the world worse.

Jen Dziura, When “Life Hacking” Is Really White Privilege (via shitrichcollegekidssay)

Go and read the article

(via newwavefeminism)

People close to me sometimes wonder why I have trouble asking service workers to go out of their way/make exceptions for me. Part of it is this. I have tried to articulate it many times, though never so well.

The other part is: just as some people are brought up to ask for accommodations, others are brought up to accommodate.

(via turmericandthyme)

Aug 3, 2014
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mallelis:

"I’m a warrior, an assassin. I don’t dance." 

OH REALLY

HOW QUICKLY WE FORGET CENTER STAGE

In an ideal world, nobody would ever forget Center Stage

Jul 27, 2014
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hiphopclassicks:

Whitney Houston


Bow-in-hair, don’t care Whitney is my favorite Whitney

hiphopclassicks:

Whitney Houston

Bow-in-hair, don’t care Whitney is my favorite Whitney

(via actuallygrimes)

Jul 21, 2014
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You win, Eleanor Catton.

(this is from her novel The Luminaries, which I am enjoying very much right now)

You win, Eleanor Catton.

(this is from her novel The Luminaries, which I am enjoying very much right now)

Jul 20, 2014
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Atlanta, sometime prior to May 2003

"Hey, what do you think of using this Matisse collage for the next cover of Emerging Infectious Diseases?"

"Go for it, I guess"

Atlanta, sometime prior to May 2003

"Hey, what do you think of using this Matisse collage for the next cover of Emerging Infectious Diseases?"

"Go for it, I guess"

Jul 16, 2014
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The 7 Ugliest Government Buildings In Washington, D.C.

hexproof:

i really wanna punch this guy in the face for talking shit on such beautiful  brutualist monsters. one of the few things dc does right is scary brutalist architecture. get the fuck out if you don’t like it.

I wonder how many times Benny Johnson had to deal with overzealous police telling them to stop photographing these buildings. My architecture student brother-in-law has gotten hassled SO many times while trying to photograph the HUD building*

*Which is GREAT, by the way. Have you ever looked at that thing in person?! It’s amazing! The flying saucers are my office’s gathering point when our building evacuates, and I love them. I also love the enormous planters full of lawn, because they make no sense.

So much of this article is about poor maintenance, though, and I can’t really argue with that. My building (not featured here, because it’s a big old ugly box in an Art Deco envelope instead of a Brutalist one) still has cracks in the walls from the earthquake. Remember the earthquake? In 2011? I spent a lot of time under the flying saucers that day.

(I could say a lot more about the aesthetic arrogance of being all “LOL Brutalism is so ugly” without trying to learn about the style, understand the history of it, etc., but I’ll leave that to my brother-in-law)

Jul 15, 2014
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southernshellsandweddingbells:

THIS IS LITERALLY A DESCRIPTION OF MY LIFE


I would agree with this if I could stop listening to the tyrannical inner voice that insists my legs be hairless if I want to bare them to the world.This voice doesn’t care about green-brown bruises 3”+ in diameter, apparently. Only leg hair.

southernshellsandweddingbells:

THIS IS LITERALLY A DESCRIPTION OF MY LIFE

I would agree with this if I could stop listening to the tyrannical inner voice that insists my legs be hairless if I want to bare them to the world.

This voice doesn’t care about green-brown bruises 3”+ in diameter, apparently. Only leg hair.

(Source: bowsbrosandbacrdi, via meetapossum)

Jul 14, 2014
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nprmusic:

pbsdigitalstudios:

Rufus and David Yow are a match made in mac-rimony. Go cocoNUTS for this macaroon recipe while enjoying the silly cooking styles of Rufus and David Yow in this episode of Pancake Mountain

http://youtu.be/D7B0M2aqZcM

What in the… 

Wow, Pancake Mountain is back! It was a local punk children’s TV show in DC in the 00’s (is there anything more DC-in-the-00’s than a local punk children’s TV show? Where/when else might something like that ever, ever happen?).


Somehow (still not entirely sure how, it might’ve been through a WVAU connection?) I ended up going to the Deerhoof performance for Pancake Mountain at the Black Cat back in 2007. It was at like 10 AM on a Saturday and the kid audience was NUTS. Best atmosphere of any concert I’ve ever been to except for Grass Widow/The Raincoats at Comet Ping Pong, and unlike at that show, I was not drinking red wine out of a beer can.


Goddammit, I’m going to miss DC, aren’t I.

Jul 12, 2014
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actuallygrimes:

summer happiness jam! 

I can’t help but move my hips to this song, even while sitting down. The bridge leaves something to be desired, but otherwise I’m all about it.

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